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Title: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 14, 2010, 05:36:45 PM
Worth it?  Seems like they may not be until you are super old...and then just if you have good ones. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: ChiCat on May 14, 2010, 05:43:25 PM
I always assumed you hit age where you weren't allowed to do the fun stuff you used to. When that happens you pop out kids so you can live vicariously through them.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 14, 2010, 06:07:32 PM
babies r great and a gift from god
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: _33 on May 14, 2010, 06:30:37 PM
Yeah, they're worth it.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: gokatgo on May 14, 2010, 06:41:18 PM
Kids should have pets, adults should have kids.  Otherwise you end up a social outcast.

My guess is Fitz didn't have a puppy either.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on May 14, 2010, 06:41:56 PM
i started early so they will be grown when i am still youngish and making decent money.

def worth it.

I dont like other people's kids either.  Dont get why everyone needs to hold other folks kids.  Other peoples kids kinda creep me out.  mine are awesome though.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pexikan on May 14, 2010, 07:32:23 PM
I thought this thread was about my favorite AIDS movie.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: TBL on May 14, 2010, 08:12:53 PM
Kids:

Babies - Smell great and wonderful for putting you to sleep (Bad due to lack of sleep, though)
Toddlers - Not too bad, but can get on your nerves.
4/5 years old - Refer to toddlers
6-10 years old - Not bad. Getting their own sense of identity and ability to do most things for themselves.
10-13 years old - Attitude really starts to rear it's ugly head.
14- years old - Bad attitudes and bottomless money pits.

Your best bet is to be a big brother. JMHO.

(Wouldn't trade my kids for anything, though)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: wetwillie on May 14, 2010, 08:13:25 PM
Definitely worth it, although I'm starting to think you should need a license to have one with some of the parents I have seen.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: ksudrew on May 14, 2010, 09:27:00 PM
Worth it?  Seems like they may not be until you are super old...and then just if you have good ones. 

skip kids and go straight to grandkids - you can have fun with them for as little/long as you want then give them back to their parents to deal with
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: WildCatzPhreak on May 14, 2010, 09:42:34 PM
Don't listen to sys, have as many kids as possible.  Just make sure you educate them well and brainwash them into loving you.  When you're old, they'll pay all your bills and give you sweet gifts like vacations and boats and stuff.  When you're really old, you can pick the one with the best living situation (biggest TV, season tickets with the best seats) and move in with them.  Much better than getting dumped in some retirement home.

Plus, you know, they're kinda fun.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Saulbadguy on May 14, 2010, 09:52:02 PM
You could get them a starwood card I bet.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 14, 2010, 09:56:08 PM
You could get them a starwood card I bet.

hmmmmm....
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: kso_FAN on May 14, 2010, 09:57:16 PM
Kids are great.  Love my 2 boys.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: The42Yardstick on May 14, 2010, 10:06:03 PM
Not worth it.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 14, 2010, 10:07:32 PM
I don't even mow my own yard.  Seems like having kids would mess with my theme.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: ChiCat on May 14, 2010, 10:26:27 PM
I don't even mow my own yard.  Seems like having kids would mess with my theme.

Well, I guess since you pay someone to mow your lawn, the kids won't be able to help by doing that....maybe they could trim up your money tree or something?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on May 14, 2010, 10:37:20 PM
I don't even mow my own yard.  Seems like having kids would mess with my theme.

picture this: having a dd every night for the next 9months.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 14, 2010, 10:48:36 PM
I like to travel pretty much constantly.  Kids seem like they put a damper on that.  Also, drinking, I'm not a drunkard but like to drink and run off to do so quit a bit.  Plus, work, I work a lot of hours.  What will benefit from kids?  I'm just not seeing it.  You know?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pete on May 14, 2010, 10:48:48 PM
I don't even mow my own yard.  Seems like having kids would mess with my theme.

I don't either.  I also pay someone to clean my house and pick up dog crap from my yard.  Having to "do stuff" sucks bad, I get that.

Having kids is a process. Though, it's not like you will have screaming two-year olds right out of the gate (I happen to love that age, though).  They won't understand your bullshit for at least 2.5 years, and they aren't teens for years.....you'll have a ton of time to figure it all out and get use to it.


The key to parenting is two things.  First, don't do anything to kill them.  They are easier than dogs to take care of, though.  So, that part's pretty easy.  Second, just try and remember the crap your folks did that mumped you up the most, and then don't do those things.

If you can do (or not do) those things, you'll be fine......Just don't have more than two....Zero population group, bro.  Some of us secular types are still going to need to use this planet someday.


Though, I know really happy people who have never had kids.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: The42Yardstick on May 14, 2010, 10:50:13 PM
I like to travel pretty much constantly.  Kids seem like they put a damper on that.  Also, drinking, I'm not a drunkard but like to drink and run off to do so quit a bit.  Plus, work, I work a lot of hours.  What will benefit from kids?  I'm just not seeing it.  You know?

Same. Hence why I'm not having kids.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 14, 2010, 10:53:17 PM
Thanks Pete.  That is the info I'm looking for here. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: PurpleScarf on May 14, 2010, 11:06:20 PM
I like to travel pretty much constantly.  Kids seem like they put a damper on that.  Also, drinking, I'm not a drunkard but like to drink and run off to do so quit a bit.  Plus, work, I work a lot of hours.  What will benefit from kids?  I'm just not seeing it.  You know?

Good things: You have a pretty good out on a lot of stupid work stuff you don't want to do [example: Hey SD, you going to Random Lame Work Event? Nah, bro, I gotta go to this thing for my kid. Aw, SD, you are so awesome and you love your kid. Here is a raise!] [Note: This may not actually happen.]

I guess you have to figure out how much crap you can take. Do you only want kids under specific circumstances? Could you handle it if your kid was different? If not, don't do it.

Otherwise, it's probably interesting to screw someone's life up irreparably. I mean come on.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: fatty fat fat on May 14, 2010, 11:06:35 PM
Would you make them play tennis?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on May 14, 2010, 11:10:53 PM
they are worth it if you don't like money or free time.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pete on May 14, 2010, 11:14:04 PM
Would you make them play tennis?

"Make?" Never, but they'll want to.


Also, Steve, I meant to say kids are easier to "keep alive" than a dog, not raise.   And, i really shouldn't have said "dog," 'cause those are really easy to keep alive.  Maybe think of an animal that is easy to kill....kids are easier to keep alive than that.   They can be super, super hard at times.   No question about it.  And, boring as crap when you have to just sit around and make sure they aren't eating glass or something.


Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Chingon on May 14, 2010, 11:16:23 PM
teach them chess and become a millionaire
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: krazykat on May 14, 2010, 11:49:58 PM
kids = fat wife

not good.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: stunz on May 15, 2010, 04:14:34 AM
adopt/draft.  hold a combine.  choose your investments wisely.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dirty Sanchez on May 15, 2010, 07:08:03 AM
Those of you not wanting kids:  Thank you for not reproducing!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: felix rex on May 15, 2010, 10:32:46 AM
Sounds like someone's wife is having the same conversation as mine.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: ChiCat on May 15, 2010, 01:04:28 PM
Would you make them play tennis?

"Make?" Never, but they'll want to.


Also, Steve, I meant to say kids are easier to "keep alive" than a dog, not raise.   And, i really shouldn't have said "dog," 'cause those are really easy to keep alive.  Maybe think of an animal that is easy to kill....kids are easier to keep alive than that.   They can be super, super hard at times.   No question about it.  And, boring as crap when you have to just sit around and make sure they aren't eating glass or something.




Easier to keep alive than a goldfish?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: felix rex on May 15, 2010, 01:14:16 PM
I'm not worried about the money part. It's the free time.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: ew2x4 on May 15, 2010, 01:27:52 PM
When's a good age to start looking at having kids? All my friends are popping out babies and I'm not ready yet. Feel a lot of pressure though. I think I want to have one kid of my own and adopt the other.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 15, 2010, 01:37:34 PM
Should babysit for a weekend to figure out.

Coincidentally, mrs lsoc and were looking at leaving the country for a long weekend.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Joker on May 15, 2010, 02:04:55 PM
Should babysit for a weekend to figure out.

Coincidentally, mrs lsoc and were looking at leaving the country for a long weekend.

Do you require a background check?  If so, can you just use my goEMAW history instead?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: felix rex on May 15, 2010, 03:32:08 PM
When's a good age to start looking at having kids? All my friends are popping out babies and I'm not ready yet. Feel a lot of pressure though. I think I want to have one kid of my own and adopt the other.

I think if you wait until you're ready, you'll never be ready. Just do the math and remember that you don't want to be a 60 year old dad that can't play with his kids.

And I hear you about pressure. The fact that I married into a third world family only exacerbates this. All the old ladies in the family (and there is a ridiculous amount of these in a Lebanese family) are constantly "comforting" my wife and telling her that "God will give you a baby when it's time..we're praying for you." She doesn't have the heart to tell them that we haven't been trying, because that's basically a crime against nature to them.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Panjandrum on May 15, 2010, 04:52:18 PM
I'm not worried about the money part. It's the free time.

Yeah, kiss most of that good bye.

Just had a kid.  It's amazing.  However, I miss sleep and BBSing.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 15, 2010, 04:56:32 PM
A guy I know has kids and always talks about how "amazing" it is and then I hung out with him when he got into a little liquor and he told me not to do it.  Said parents only talk about the good stuff but it sucks ass and he feels like the best years of his life are ruined.  Kind of freaked me out and is making me rethink things.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on May 15, 2010, 05:18:42 PM
it is the hardest and best thing a guy could do, imo.  gets easier quick, but no doubt basically takes all your effort for a good 2-3 yrs.  starts getting a lot easier at that point.  I would do it again given the choice.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 15, 2010, 05:23:30 PM
it is the hardest and best thing a guy could do, imo.  gets easier quick, but no doubt basically takes all your effort for a good 2-3 yrs.  starts getting a lot easier at that point.  I would do it again given the choice.

See, here's the thing, this guy says that all the time and told me that all parents do but they don't mean it.  He really broke it down for me and told me he didn't know what he was thinking when he decided to have kids.  Really scary. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on May 15, 2010, 05:30:59 PM
it is the hardest and best thing a guy could do, imo.  gets easier quick, but no doubt basically takes all your effort for a good 2-3 yrs.  starts getting a lot easier at that point.  I would do it again given the choice.

See, here's the thing, this guy says that all the time and told me that all parents do but they don't mean it.  He really broke it down for me and told me he didn't know what he was thinking when he decided to have kids.  Really scary. 

i would guess tha this guy is also unhappy with work and wife.  get me drunk and my story stays the same.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on May 15, 2010, 05:44:57 PM
steve dave, don't do it.  you will regret it for the rest of your life.


also, don't forget that cns casey is a total jackass.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 15, 2010, 05:47:18 PM
steve dave, don't do it.  you will regret it for the rest of your life.

Yeah, this is the direction I'm leaning.  But, then I look at the beautiful michigancat clan and think that maybe it will turn out awesome like that.  I dunno.  I'm leaving this one in the hands of the BBS gods.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Trim on May 15, 2010, 05:59:48 PM
Take in good AAU kids.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on May 15, 2010, 06:17:10 PM
here's the deal, if you can't have a kid or two and still have a great life then you are just a rough ridin' Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!). stop thinking so much about stuff and about some Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) friend who got drunk and cried on your shoulder. if you want to have kids, have them. if you don't, don't. honestly, it's not that hard though. it's only hard for retards and people who take crap way too seriously. get a good babysitter (not hard) and still do stuff away from home at least once a week or so.



it only gets hard if you forget to do other stuff away from them (ex-bww w/ your bro, kpaks, yearly vacations away from them to san francisco, etc.). parents get into trouble and hate life when they take themselves too seriously. i mean really....your kid(s) don't care at all if you leave them for a night or week every once in a while. you're not that important.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 15, 2010, 06:20:08 PM
wow, great stuff here by rd
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on May 15, 2010, 06:36:26 PM
steve dave, don't do it.  you will regret it for the rest of your life.


also, don't forget that cns casey is a total jackass.

SD, SYS is trying to validate his first point with his second.  don't fall for it.

RD basically nailed it with his point about retards.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pete on May 15, 2010, 09:25:42 PM
wow, great stuff here by rd

I agree, RD is pretty rough ridin' wise on this topic.  Though, RD has an ability to let water (crap) roll off his back that has ducks around the world gawking at him in amazement.  RD has the mental strength of a rough ridin' jedi.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 15, 2010, 09:27:43 PM
wow, great stuff here by rd

I agree, RD is pretty rough ridin' wise on this topic.  Though, RD has an ability to let water (crap) roll off his back that has ducks around the world gawking at him in amazement.  RD has the mental strength of a rough ridin' jedi.

Now I'm scared again because I get frazzled really easily.  It's almost a full time job for me to put up with mrs. dave and message board. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pete on May 15, 2010, 09:33:42 PM
wow, great stuff here by rd

I agree, RD is pretty fracking wise on this topic.  Though, RD has an ability to let water (crap) roll off his back that has ducks around the world gawking at him in amazement.  RD has the mental strength of a fracking jedi.

Now I'm scared again because I get frazzled really easily.  It's almost a full time job for me to put up with mrs. dave and message board. 

Don't discount that.

If you and mrs dave have "cracks in the foundation" then kids will rough ridin' crush you.   Just crush you.

kids make the worst parts of marriage a bagillion times more worse. 


I'm not saying don't do it, but there are loads of people out there who shouldn't.   Personally, I think you'd be fine.  But, to say that this is the biggest decision of your life is like saying ice is cold.


My father-in-law always used to say that once you have kids, 70% of the decisions you make the rest of your life are already made.....and it is SOOOOOOOOO rough ridin' true.  You are locked in, bro.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 15, 2010, 09:38:05 PM
I probably have most stable and great marriage in the world.  That's definitely not an issue.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pete on May 15, 2010, 09:41:56 PM
I probably have most stable and great marriage in the world.  That's definitely not an issue.

Good "box to check"

What about having crap strewn all over your house?  does that bug you?  are you cool with messiness?

Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 15, 2010, 09:44:19 PM
I probably have most stable and great marriage in the world.  That's definitely not an issue.

Good "box to check"

What about having crap strewn all over your house?  does that bug you?  are you cool with messiness?



Absolutely not.  I'm a super neat freak.  This is another issue I know I would have to address.  Like, if a sock is not in the hamper or the toaster is on the counter I cannot sit down. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pete on May 15, 2010, 09:52:37 PM
I probably have most stable and great marriage in the world.  That's definitely not an issue.

Good "box to check"

What about having crap strewn all over your house?  does that bug you?  are you cool with messiness?



Absolutely not.  I'm a super neat freak.  This is another issue I know I would have to address.  Like, if a sock is not in the hamper or the toaster is on the counter I cannot sit down. 

That will eff with you really hard, bro.  No joke.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 15, 2010, 09:53:27 PM
 :frown:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on May 15, 2010, 10:07:32 PM
I probably have most stable and great marriage in the world.  That's definitely not an issue.

kids would be a change.  sounds like no where to go but down.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 16, 2010, 03:09:32 AM
bet dollars to donuts that a similar thread on gopo is hilariously boring and predictable.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Perry on May 16, 2010, 03:20:30 AM
As someone who is still pretty much a kid, I wouldn't recommend me :dunno:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Maccat on May 16, 2010, 10:09:13 AM
It has it's ups and downs.  There is no better feeling in the world than when you have had a "shitty day" and walk thru the door and your kids are excited to see you. Make you forget about your day and happy to be home. 
I agree that some people should not have kids.  We do foster care and all I can says is I understand why the world is fracked-up. Steve, you'll be fine as a parent.  You are right parenthood is kind of a cult, people who are, are always trying to get you to join their group. See above.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: The42Yardstick on May 16, 2010, 01:19:12 PM
sd,

as someone who has never had kids, i feel that i am an expert on the subject of having kids. my expert opinion is that having kids will basically take away your free time, ability to travel, or have an elite, clean house where everything shines like the aviators i'm wearing right now. oh, plus your friends will hate you forever for no longer hanging out with them. want to keep fist pumping whenever and wherever you want? then don't have kids.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Trim on May 16, 2010, 01:22:04 PM
Just have kids in like 3 years.  Right now is the prime of your life for pak'n, basement bars, airline miles and BBS'n. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on May 16, 2010, 02:36:06 PM
Just have kids in like 3 years.  Right now is the prime of your life for pak'n, basement bars, airline miles and BBS'n. 

wow, just wow...based on personal experience, i can safely say that any halfway normal/non Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) person can have kids and still excel in all areas mentioned above. so we're now apparently at a point in the thread where trim just called stevedave Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!). can't wait to see sd's response to this. can't imagine that this will be received well.

 :popcorn:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: TBL on May 16, 2010, 02:45:23 PM
Just have kids in like 3 years.  Right now is the prime of your life for pak'n, basement bars, airline miles and BBS'n. 

wow, just wow...based on personal experience, i can safely say that any halfway normal/non Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) person can have kids and still excel in all areas mentioned above. so we're now apparently at a point in the thread where trim just called stevedave Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!). can't wait to see sd's response to this. can't imagine that this will be received well.

 :popcorn:

Guess it would depend on how big a ball-breaker the spouse is....
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Trim on May 16, 2010, 04:41:28 PM
Just have kids in like 3 years.  Right now is the prime of your life for pak'n, basement bars, airline miles and BBS'n. 

wow, just wow...based on personal experience, i can safely say that any halfway normal/non Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) person can have kids and still excel in all areas mentioned above. so we're now apparently at a point in the thread where trim just called stevedave Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!). can't wait to see sd's response to this. can't imagine that this will be received well.

 :popcorn:

You're right.  I remember at VegasPak when I met sd over at the baggage claim when he got off his free flight and we talked about waiting to share a limo w/daris.  Wait, you didn't make that one.  Did we discuss this at all on podcast #5 at Big12TourneyPak?  Oh, yeah, sd was at that one too but you weren't.

Sounds like you excel at all that stuff so long as the pak takes place at your house.

I think we're at the point in the thread where Trim has called rd a total Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!).

 :comehere:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on May 16, 2010, 04:48:42 PM
Just have kids in like 3 years.  Right now is the prime of your life for pak'n, basement bars, airline miles and BBS'n. 

wow, just wow...based on personal experience, i can safely say that any halfway normal/non Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) person can have kids and still excel in all areas mentioned above. so we're now apparently at a point in the thread where trim just called stevedave Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!). can't wait to see sd's response to this. can't imagine that this will be received well.

 :popcorn:

You're right.  I remember at VegasPak when I met sd over at the baggage claim when he got off his free flight and we talked about waiting to share a limo w/daris.  Wait, you didn't make that one.  Did we discuss this at all on podcast #5 at Big12TourneyPak?  Oh, yeah, sd was at that one too but you weren't.

Sounds like you excel at all that stuff so long as the pak takes place at your house.

I think we're at the point in the thread where Trim has called rd a total Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!).

 :comehere:

boom, roasted.  :frown:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: The42Yardstick on May 16, 2010, 05:39:42 PM
More evidence in favor of not having kids: SCIENCE.

That's right, science.

Think of who the most elite BBS'n posters are on this board.

steve dave
pissclams
The42Yardstick
Tannoudji*

What do they all have in common? NO CHILDREN. This is a clear correlation and as such has been passed into scientific law, AKA "The Principle of Human Reproduction and the Decline in BBS'n Skills." Look it up in your local biology book.




*Because there's no way in hell anyone has reproduced with that guy.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: raquetcat on May 16, 2010, 06:46:58 PM
When's the best age to pop the babies out, 27? 30? I feel like you don't wanna have them too early cause you're way cooler when you're young. But if you wait too long you have a 6 year old when you're 64 and nobody wants that crap.

If you have 'em SD have don't have just one, only children are weird, plus if you have 2 the older one can just "parent" the lil one  :driving:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on May 16, 2010, 07:04:12 PM
When's the best age to pop the babies out?

male, doesn't matter.  female, between 33 and 36.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: HeinBallz on May 16, 2010, 10:00:07 PM
I probably have most stable and great marriage in the world.  That's definitely not an issue.

Good "box to check"

What about having crap strewn all over your house?  does that bug you?  are you cool with messiness?



Absolutely not.  I'm a super neat freak.  This is another issue I know I would have to address.  Like, if a sock is not in the hamper or the toaster is on the counter I cannot sit down. 

That will eff with you really hard, bro.  No joke.

Not always true.  My 4yo son is exactly like me.  Walks in the house, kicks off the shoes, rips off the pants, and goes upstairs to take a crap.   My 16 month old daughter toddles in behind us and picks our shoes up and puts them in the closet.   For Christ’s sake, after you change her diaper, she will walk the pissy ones to throw them in the trash, and take the shitty ones to the garage and wait for you to open the door so she can put them outside.   I didn't teach her any of this crap.

It's like having a beautiful little live in made that you would literally kill someone for looking at the wrong way. 

If you do have kids though - be prepared for: Always having to be the one to initiate a night out with your friends, because once you have kids, they will not call your boring ass.   Kids are great though, they're little best friends that you have the most influence over.   My kids say the funniest rough ridin' crap and when they do, I just tell people I have no idea where they get it; but in truth totally primed them on the situation before hand.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: HeinBallz on May 16, 2010, 10:06:20 PM
but probably the best thing about having kids - showing off photos of them to people that have absolutely no interest in what your kids look like but you still have to do it anyway because you love your kids so damned much, or maybe you do it because you take joy in thinking about people rolling their eyes at how not special your kids are when you know your kids are rough ridin' awesome, or maybe you just like to type really long run on sentences.   


(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j11/wildcatjerrod/LittleShits.jpg)




Oh yeah, and they're a great reason to take off work.   I'm off tomorrow 'cause the little one is getting tubes in her ears.



There I go again, telling people crap they don't care about because I think it should be important to everyone because of how great my kids are, but know that no one would really give a crap. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on May 17, 2010, 12:14:41 AM
The thing is, all that stuff you're now worried about losing won't matter to you after you're older and have kids.  If you're single/younger/childless, Vegas is fun and Disney World sucks.  If you're married/older/have kids, Disney World is fun and Vegas sucks.  For example, rowdy keg parties were fun when I was 18, but not now.  I have no desire to go to one now.  Furthermore, rowdy keg parties just seem pretty stupid to me now.  Still, I can appreciate that they weren't stupid to me when I was 18 and be happy that I went to them back then.  But that clearly doesn't mean that I should continue to find them fun now.  So, tell me what it is that you're worried about losing by getting married or having kids or whatever.  Video games?  Beach vacations?  Sleeping late?  Whatever you say, I'll respond, "Why are you worried about losing that?  Ultimately, it's just stupid anyway."  Very few things in life are truly meaningful.  Raising kids seems like it would be meaningful if anything is.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: HeinBallz on May 17, 2010, 04:05:16 AM
The thing is, all that stuff you're now worried about losing won't matter to you after you're older and have kids.  If you're single/younger/childless, Vegas is fun and Disney World sucks.  If you're married/older/have kids, Disney World is fun and Vegas sucks.  For example, rowdy keg parties were fun when I was 18, but not now.  I have no desire to go to one now.  Furthermore, rowdy keg parties just seem pretty stupid to me now.  Still, I can appreciate that they weren't stupid to me when I was 18 and be happy that I went to them back then.  But that clearly doesn't mean that I should continue to find them fun now.  So, tell me what it is that you're worried about losing by getting married or having kids or whatever.  Video games?  Beach vacations?  Sleeping late?  Whatever you say, I'll respond, "Why are you worried about losing that?  Ultimately, it's just stupid anyway."  Very few things in life are truly meaningful.  Raising kids seems like it would be meaningful if anything is.

wow. 



being awake at 4:00 AM holding my crying daughter makes this sound stupid.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: HeinBallz on May 17, 2010, 04:09:15 AM
j/k  chums nailed it.    but it took me a full 5 minutes to admit that.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: catzacker on May 17, 2010, 09:42:55 AM
SD, my advice is to ask "why do I want kids"? It's a tough answer because they don't really serve a tangible purpose (we're not passing down kingdoms or supplying help for the family farm anymore and haven't for a long time).  Much like marriage, they are socially acceptable events in a life cylce (if not social "requirements").  Doesn't mean they aren't fun or aren't great, they just really don't serve a "tangible" purpose.  They can provide "meaning" as chum puts it, but so can a lot of other things.  And as RD suggests, you can ship them off to the grandparents for a week and take a vacation with your spouse...but that's just one week, what about the other 51 weeks? 

IMO, people that have kids are afraid to say that kids aren't the greatest thing ever because it somehow diminishes "life", when in fact it merely acknowledges that humans aren't super awesome every day of their lives. In my limited experience, kids are fun, tremendous fun, but they're also terrible, just fracking terrible sometimes.  You do begin to enjoy different things, but you're kind of forced to.  You can still have fun with your spouse or have time for yourself, just not as much as before.   Your experience, your perspective, your focus changes.  Not necessarily a bad thing, just a reality. A different reality than before. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on May 17, 2010, 09:59:03 AM
it really all just boils down to this....if you are happy without kids then you will be happy if you have them. if you are unhappy without kids then you will be unhappy if you have them. happy people with good lives will continue to be happy people with good lives and unhappy people w/ miserable lives would continue to be unhappy and miserable. the kids aren't going to really change your overall level of enjoyment, etc.  whatever you are is what you will be.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: kso_FAN on May 17, 2010, 10:04:17 AM
it really all just boils down to this....if you are happy without kids then you will be happy if you have them. if you are unhappy without kids then you will be unhappy if you have them. happy people with good lives will continue to be happy people with good lives and unhappy people w/ miserable lives would continue to be unhappy and miserable. the kids aren't going to really change your overall level of enjoyment, etc.  whatever you are is what you will be.

daris is killing it in this thread. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on May 17, 2010, 10:06:10 AM
Depends on what is making you happy pre-kid.

If you are happy because you can drink away from home, work late, and the wife has no need for you to be home except when you want to be home, than RD is wrong because most of that will change.



Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on May 17, 2010, 10:28:59 AM
I don't think it's only about preferences or dispositions.  It seems like people who have kids can lead more fulfilling lives than people who don't.  A lifetime of drinking and BBS-ing going to away games and whatever else you like to do when you're young isn't going to mean jack crap to you when you're in your 40s and 50s without anything else to look forward to for the remainder of your life. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pete on May 17, 2010, 10:47:18 AM
SD, my advice is to ask "why do I want kids"? It's a tough answer because they don't really serve a tangible purpose (we're not passing down kingdoms or supplying help for the family farm anymore and haven't for a long time).  Much like marriage, they are socially acceptable events in a life cylce (if not social "requirements").  Doesn't mean they aren't fun or aren't great, they just really don't serve a "tangible" purpose.  They can provide "meaning" as chum puts it, but so can a lot of other things.  And as RD suggests, you can ship them off to the grandparents for a week and take a vacation with your spouse...but that's just one week, what about the other 51 weeks? 

IMO, people that have kids are afraid to say that kids aren't the greatest thing ever because it somehow diminishes "life", when in fact it merely acknowledges that humans aren't super awesome every day of their lives. In my limited experience, kids are fun, tremendous fun, but they're also terrible, just fracking terrible sometimes.  You do begin to enjoy different things, but you're kind of forced to.  You can still have fun with your spouse or have time for yourself, just not as much as before.   Your experience, your perspective, your focus changes.  Not necessarily a bad thing, just a reality. A different reality than before. 

The "TRUTH" is in Catzacker's post.

For many, having kids is simply a  preferred means of "finding meaning and purpose," of reaching "fulfillment." 

Chum's anecdotes about not having anything to look forward to when you are old are relevant to many people in those situations, but not to all people.

It doesn't have to be kids.  Your life isn't more meaningful instantly because you have kids.....for many people, it's just the particular vehicle that they chose to provide those "meaningful" and "fulfilling" experiences.  Volunteer at a goddamn orphanage or something when you are old....whatever.    You think Mother Theresa looked back and said, "eff, I should have had kids!" 

There are a lot of "I love my kids" snobs out there, who think that's the only reason to exist on this planet....they cannot fathom how you would not want kids, and worse, they look down (or worse) on those who choose not to as some sort of lower moral being. 


Besides the world is over crowded.  If you don't have kids, you are doing the planet a rough ridin' favor. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: catzacker on May 17, 2010, 10:48:47 AM
I think living a full life can be done no matter what.  You just have to figure out what kind of life you want to live and if that involves having someone then do it, if it involved having kids, then do it, if not don't.  Marriage and kids are not requirements for a full life, living the life you want to is, imo.  The problem/issue is figuring out if marriage, kids, etc. is what you want because they are not the easiest to get out of if you find that they aren't what you wanted, especially kids.  Those things aren't wedding gifts you can return for store credit.  

And if someone (in this case SD) is asking for advice about kids (whether to have them) imo it's important to paint the entire picture and in doing so, you're not a terrible person for admitting that kids aren't super awesome all the time.  This point seems obvious, because what is super awesome all the time?  but the things we might hold dear as parents or hold meaningful as parents or are fun as parents may not be things that we (a) held as meaningful or dear before we had kids and (b) may not be things that others find value or fun in or could eventually find value or fun in.  It's important to lay it all out there as the expereinces we have had, and then let SD decide (not that he's going to decide based on us jackasses).  Or we could just say "it's awesome".  
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Kat Kid on May 17, 2010, 10:54:26 AM
I don't think it's only about preferences or dispositions.  It seems like people who have kids can lead more fulfilling lives than people who don't.  A lifetime of drinking and BBS-ing going to away games and whatever else you like to do when you're young isn't going to mean jack crap to you when you're in your 40s and 50s without anything else to look forward to for the remainder of your life. 

jfc, thinking about making some "tough" choices based on your recommends. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 17, 2010, 10:55:08 AM
(not that he's going to decide based on us jackasses)

haha, yeah.....obviously haha....  :frown:  I should have made this thread a poll
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on May 17, 2010, 11:09:31 AM
Of the things that you might actually do in your lifetime, there’s nothing that you can name that can compete with raising kids in terms of fulfillment.  Go ahead and try it.  The fact that the world is full of crazy bastards that place waaaaaay too much emphasis on the value that kids add to their lives does not change that. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 17, 2010, 11:19:40 AM
I guess I don't understand the fulfillment line of thinking.  Do you just feel completely fine with sitting at home with your passle of kids after you have them?  Seems like a pretty nice perk if that's the case. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on May 17, 2010, 11:20:55 AM
the bottom line is you and your significant other better be attractive, because I imagine it's really hard to love ugly kids.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 17, 2010, 11:22:43 AM
the bottom line is you and your significant other better be attractive, because I imagine it's really hard to love ugly kids.

Yeah, I'm pretty much nails here.  In my limited looking at peoples kids experience mixed race babys/kids are the most attractive.   
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on May 17, 2010, 11:33:59 AM
I guess I don't understand the fulfillment line of thinking.  Do you just feel completely fine with sitting at home with your passle of kids after you have them?  Seems like a pretty nice perk if that's the case. 

i don't really get it either. kids really didn't change things all that much for me in terms of fulfillment or anything. maybe that comes later in life and sixty yr old daris will be high fiving young daris telling him g'job and stuff.


kids are basically like bbs'ing if you had to hire someone to bbs for you whenever you wanted to go out for dinner and drinks or something. not really that much of a life changing event, but overall pretty enjoyable a decent amount of the time. mostly fun, but def sometimes frustrating. think of a bad kid day like a day of bbs'ing w/ nothing but jthutch and cnscasey posts. good kid days are like ksucats just beat #1 texas at home and fitz did something really creepy again. most days are not either though. most days are just like today. pretty uneventful. sys updates the '11 recruiting thread, bmw posts about a ku bball recruit, dax responds w/ something about how ku finances aren't as good as they say they are, clams talks about what he's going to eat for dinner and then we wake up tomorrow and do it all over again...
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: HeinBallz on May 17, 2010, 11:42:14 AM
...because what is super awesome all the time? ...

orgasms?  
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: nicname on May 17, 2010, 11:45:19 AM
the bottom line is you and your significant other better be attractive, because I imagine it's really hard to love ugly kids.

Yeah, I'm pretty much nails here.  In my limited looking at peoples kids experience mixed race babys/kids are the most attractive.   

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-sjc1/hs578.snc3/31489_746107792011_17005502_41736293_510879_n.jpg)

blatant brag
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Ghost of Stan Parrish on May 17, 2010, 11:50:10 AM
Jesus, deep thread.  I agree RD is killing it here.

BTW at some point around your mid-30s, you start to put less value on going out (etc.) than you used to, whether you have kids or not.  Sounds like you might be a candidate to wait just a few more years to have kids -- until this stage kicks in.  Best of both worlds that way?

(I'll disclose that my particular POV is wondering whether there's enough of an upside for me to even be in a long-term relationship, so I know mentally I'm pretty freaking far away from being ready for kids.)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on May 17, 2010, 11:53:06 AM
Kids are essentially just projects.  You invest a whole lot of your life into them and you're rewarded for it.  You know how people who've spent their lives building a business from the ground up are psychotically attached to it?  Like, the ones who wouldn't sell their corner ice cream shop for a billion dollars?  Well, with kids the return on the investment is far, far greater.  Not everyone appreciates this, recognizes it, or even makes any investment in their kids in the first place.  But the opportunity is there for them regardless of whether or not they take advantage of it.  People are not hedonists.  They're all about projects.

BTW at some point around your mid-30s, you start to put less value on going out (etc.) than you used to

This is what I'm talking about.  Enjoy it when you're young.  It's fun.  But you won't give a crap about it when you get older.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: nicname on May 17, 2010, 11:57:44 AM
Kids are hard work.

You don't get paid for them.

When they are babies sometimes they cry really loud for a long time and you feel helpless as to how to make them feel better.

They are a true restriction on your freedom.

They cost a lot of money.

My son is only 6.5 months old so I don't really know a lot about what goes on in raising older kids.

Chum is right that you kinda just quit worrying about some of the stuff you used to think was important.  

Title: Re: Kids
Post by: nicname on May 17, 2010, 12:09:35 PM

BTW at some point around your mid-30s, you start to put less value on going out (etc.) than you used to

This is what I'm talking about.  Enjoy it when you're young.  It's fun.  But you won't give a crap about it when you get older.

Yep.  I know a couple who have two kids.  She is 20 and he is 22 or 23.  They have two daughters aged 2.5 and 8 months.  They have a lot of problems mostly because they both are still young and their peers are doing what most of us were doing when we were that age.  Our family doesn't have any of those problems, probably because we've already had that type of fun. 

SD seems to be a pretty mature dude with a good relationship/marriage, I think you will be happy with or without kids.  If you don't think you are ready to slow down a bit then wait.  When jet-setting and complete freedom becomes mundane then maybe it's time to start your family.  It is a completely different lifestyle.

I think that if you are happy and love your life you will love having kids.  If you aren't happy especially with your relationship/marriage then kids will really wreck havoc on your life, and their lives will suffer because of it.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pete on May 17, 2010, 12:30:15 PM
Of the things that you might actually do in your lifetime, there’s nothing that you can name that can compete with raising kids in terms of fulfillment.  Go ahead and try it.  The fact that the world is full of crazy bastards that place waaaaaay too much emphasis on the value that kids add to their lives does not change that. 

Building a giant, sustainable public service organization that will last generations past your demise, for rough ridin' starters.  GMAFB about kids being the only way to reach fulfillment.   :jerk:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pete on May 17, 2010, 12:35:55 PM
Of the things that you might actually do in your lifetime, there’s nothing that you can name that can compete with raising kids in terms of fulfillment.  Go ahead and try it.  The fact that the world is full of crazy bastards that place waaaaaay too much emphasis on the value that kids add to their lives does not change that. 

Building a giant, sustainable public service organization that will last generations past your demise, for fracking starters.  GMAFB about kids being the only way to reach fulfillment.   :jerk:

Or, amassing as much wealth as you possibly can.  Not important to me, but I do know people who are admittedly and observably of that nature.   

Again, what Chum is describing is merely a norm, not an absolute, IMO
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pete on May 17, 2010, 12:43:54 PM
I was of a similar mind as SD when I was facing this decision....very similar process.

I asked Mrs Pete if she could name one thing in her life, that if this one thing did NOT happen, she would most regret.  She said having kids.  I performed the same exercise and couldn't really come up with answer of my own...nothing that I felt THAT strong about, I guess.  So, I decided to side with her.  I haven't regretted it, but like Catzacker says, it's not always blissful.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on May 17, 2010, 12:51:45 PM
Of the things that you might actually do in your lifetime, there’s nothing that you can name that can compete with raising kids in terms of fulfillment.  Go ahead and try it.  The fact that the world is full of crazy bastards that place waaaaaay too much emphasis on the value that kids add to their lives does not change that. 

Building a giant, sustainable public service organization that will last generations past your demise, for fracking starters.  GMAFB about kids being the only way to reach fulfillment.   :jerk:

Or, amassing as much wealth as you possibly can.  Not important to me, but I do know people who are admittedly and observably of that nature.   

Again, what Chum is describing is merely a norm, not an absolute, IMO

What don't you understand about "Of the things that you might actually do in your lifetime?"
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Trim on May 17, 2010, 01:16:42 PM
the bottom line is you and your significant other better be attractive, because I imagine it's really hard to love ugly kids.

Yeah, I'm pretty much nails here.  In my limited looking at peoples kids experience mixed race babys/kids are the most attractive.  

I know a couple (you may have met them too) of the same racial and where-you-grew-up breakdown as you and mrs. dave who recently had a girl.  
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 17, 2010, 01:29:36 PM
the bottom line is you and your significant other better be attractive, because I imagine it's really hard to love ugly kids.

Yeah, I'm pretty much nails here.  In my limited looking at peoples kids experience mixed race babys/kids are the most attractive.  

I know a couple (you may have met them too) of the same racial and where-you-grew-up breakdown as you and mrs. dave who recently had a girl.  

:dunno:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 17, 2010, 01:37:47 PM
Just do it already.  I know where you can buy a bunch of EMAW stuff for newborns.  Probably find you a deal and stuff.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 17, 2010, 01:41:33 PM
Just do it already.  I know where you can buy a bunch of EMAW stuff for newborns.  Probably find you a deal and stuff.

This is actually a great selling point.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pete on May 17, 2010, 01:42:17 PM
Of the things that you might actually do in your lifetime, there’s nothing that you can name that can compete with raising kids in terms of fulfillment.  Go ahead and try it.  The fact that the world is full of crazy bastards that place waaaaaay too much emphasis on the value that kids add to their lives does not change that. 

Building a giant, sustainable public service organization that will last generations past your demise, for fracking starters.  GMAFB about kids being the only way to reach fulfillment.   :jerk:

Or, amassing as much wealth as you possibly can.  Not important to me, but I do know people who are admittedly and observably of that nature.   

Again, what Chum is describing is merely a norm, not an absolute, IMO

What don't you understand about "Of the things that you might actually do in your lifetime?"

So, were left with "self actualization for the average guy" as the big carrot here, eh?  Okay.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on May 17, 2010, 01:51:20 PM
Just do it already.  I know where you can buy a bunch of EMAW stuff for newborns.  Probably find you a deal and stuff.

This is actually a great selling point.

i'm under the assumption that in a few years more people will have kids and my place becomes the place for kidpaks instead of katpaks and everyones kid(s) gets dropped off at my place before a big game to be supervised by a couple of college ages kid sitters while the adults go pak in aggieville or the parking lot or something.  :dunno:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 17, 2010, 01:52:34 PM
Just do it already.  I know where you can buy a bunch of EMAW stuff for newborns.  Probably find you a deal and stuff.

This is actually a great selling point.

i'm under the assumption that in a few years more people will have kids and my place becomes the place for kidpaks instead of katpaks and everyones kid(s) gets dropped off at my place before a big game to be supervised by a couple of college ages kid sitters while the adults go pak in aggieville or the parking lot or something.  :dunno:

 :surprised:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pete on May 17, 2010, 02:02:19 PM
Just do it already.  I know where you can buy a bunch of EMAW stuff for newborns.  Probably find you a deal and stuff.

This is actually a great selling point.

i'm under the assumption that in a few years more people will have kids and my place becomes the place for kidpaks instead of katpaks and everyones kid(s) gets dropped off at my place before a big game to be supervised by a couple of college ages kid sitters while the adults go pak in aggieville or the parking lot or something.  :dunno:

 :surprised:

I am taking this as gospel, by the way.  Pretty much a done deal that this happens!   :pbj: :kstatriot: :pbj:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 17, 2010, 02:16:49 PM
Just do it already.  I know where you can buy a bunch of EMAW stuff for newborns.  Probably find you a deal and stuff.

This is actually a great selling point.

i'm under the assumption that in a few years more people will have kids and my place becomes the place for kidpaks instead of katpaks and everyones kid(s) gets dropped off at my place before a big game to be supervised by a couple of college ages kid sitters while the adults go pak in aggieville or the parking lot or something.  :dunno:

I am going to hold you to that.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: yoga-like_abana on May 17, 2010, 02:54:24 PM
Just do it already.  I know where you can buy a bunch of EMAW stuff for newborns.  Probably find you a deal and stuff.

This is actually a great selling point.
Not to mention a great excuse to go see Pixar films in theater.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: HeinBallz on May 17, 2010, 09:22:47 PM


Again, what Chum is describing is merely a norm, not an absolute, IMO

Something important that people keep leaving out, It's entirely possible for a happy and healthy marriage to exist without having kids.  People keep saying that if you have a good marriage and you are happy,  you'll be fine with kids.   Not true.  Some people just don't want to have kids and shouldn't have kids.   A healthy marriage can be strained if one person's heart isn't into it - 'cause there are moments when you're going to want to shake those little fuckers.   Resentment will grow 'cause your significant other talked you into something that ruined your life.  And now you have this needy thing screaming at you when all you're trying to do is help him/her.  Or the other person isn't willing to get up and help at 3:00am with a sick kid or whatever etc etc. 

With all that said, I wasn't ready to be a father until I saw my sons head pop out.  I think it was the first non-sports related time I cried from happiness.  It was still a hard transition not staying up all night drinking/playing video games/going to the movies 2-3 times a week and there were times I was a horrible father and a horrible husband.   I never did anything to physically hurt my kids but ignoring my wife and crying son while I stayed up all night dicking around did nearly as much damage.   Luckily my wife and I have open dialogue and she told me I was being a horrible father/dick head.   That was the moment that caused me to change my ways because I actually wanted to be a father and wanted to have kids.   

If it matters I was 25 when my son was born; looking back I think it was a little early, but I wouldn't have changed anything.  I was always the type of guy that didn't grow up until I needed to and in any case wouldn't have been ready for kids until it happened.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: OK_Cat on May 17, 2010, 09:59:51 PM
When they get to be around 2ish, you can make them do stuff and they'll understand.  Like bring you the remote, or your shoes, or a beer.  Life-changing. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on May 19, 2010, 01:30:43 AM
When they are babies sometimes they cry really loud for a long time and you feel helpless as to how to make them feel better.

 :excited:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on May 19, 2010, 01:32:55 AM
SD seems to be a pretty mature dude with a good relationship/marriage, I think you will be happy with or without kids.

we know he'll be happy without kids from empirical evidence.  postreproductive happiness is pure speculation.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on May 19, 2010, 07:29:19 AM
SD seems to be a pretty mature dude with a good relationship/marriage, I think you will be happy with or without kids.

we know he'll be happy without kids from empirical evidence.  postreproductive happiness is pure speculation.

It seems much riskier to assume that the sorts of things that make him happy now will continue to make him happy for the rest of his life.  If you're regularly PAKN' with twenty-somethings at age forty, you're a loser.  If you're regularly PAKN' with forty-somethings at age forty, you're doing it all alone because none of your peers are gonna show for a PAK.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: pissclams on May 19, 2010, 07:35:16 AM
SD seems to be a pretty mature dude with a good relationship/marriage, I think you will be happy with or without kids.

we know he'll be happy without kids from empirical evidence.  postreproductive happiness is pure speculation.

It seems much riskier to assume that the sorts of things that make him happy now will continue to make him happy for the rest of his life.  If you're regularly PAKN' with twenty-somethings at age forty, you're a loser.  If you're regularly PAKN' with forty-somethings at age forty, you're doing it all alone because none of your peers are gonna show for a PAK.

damn it that sounds awesome   :love:

i think most of us will be hardcore PAK4Lif3.   and if you're calling cattmatt a loser then maybe you need to look in the mirror.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 19, 2010, 07:39:32 AM
So it sounds like my only two options are to party with 20 year olds when I'm 40 or have kids  :frown:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Trim on May 19, 2010, 07:46:59 AM
So it sounds like my only two options are to party with 20 year olds when I'm 40 or have kids  :frown:

I just e-mailed you.  May be a factor.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Saulbadguy on May 19, 2010, 07:52:25 AM
Become foster parents.  You get money for raising kids, and if you don't like them, you can give them back.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 19, 2010, 07:55:03 AM
Become foster parents.  You get money for raising kids, and if you don't like them, you can give them back.

One of the primary pros for me on the have kids side is passing on my amazing genes though.  I almost feel like I owe the world that much. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on May 19, 2010, 07:59:39 AM
So it sounds like my only two options are to party with 20 year olds when I'm 40 or have kids  :frown:

That's not too far off, actually.  Life changes as you age.  BFD.  It's a change for the better if you don't delude yourself into thinking that you're not the average person that you really are - like, that you're some kind of 40 year-old jet setting playboy, have a bunch of 40 year-old jet setting playboy friends, and are just killing time until you start a Pete/Booyah inspired worldwide philanthropic organization on the side while you're raking in millions upon millions from a day job that doesn't actually exist.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Saulbadguy on May 19, 2010, 08:03:15 AM
I feel one of the primary reasons to have kids, is to tell those people who say "UNTIL YOU HAVE KIDS YOU JUST DON'T KNOW...." to gtfo.  Really despise that.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pete on May 19, 2010, 09:16:00 AM
SD seems to be a pretty mature dude with a good relationship/marriage, I think you will be happy with or without kids.

we know he'll be happy without kids from empirical evidence.  postreproductive happiness is pure speculation.

It seems much riskier to assume that the sorts of things that make him happy now will continue to make him happy for the rest of his life.  If you're regularly PAKN' with twenty-somethings at age forty, you're a loser.  If you're regularly PAKN' with forty-somethings at age forty, you're doing it all alone because none of your peers are gonna show for a PAK.

Chum is Judgy McJudger in this thread.

Just to recap, Chum's theory is that you should stop doing what makes you happy (currently), and start doing something that you don't know if you will enjoy.   This is because the odds are that you will be happier later having given up what you know you are happy with today, to instead do something you do not know if you'll enjoy.  And, that this strategy is "less risky."  

By the way, this is the same logic that was used for eons to "convince" gay people to get married and lead straight lives.  Ask Meridith Baxter how that one worked out.   :jerk:

Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 19, 2010, 09:24:33 AM
SD seems to be a pretty mature dude with a good relationship/marriage, I think you will be happy with or without kids.

we know he'll be happy without kids from empirical evidence.  postreproductive happiness is pure speculation.

It seems much riskier to assume that the sorts of things that make him happy now will continue to make him happy for the rest of his life.  If you're regularly PAKN' with twenty-somethings at age forty, you're a loser.  If you're regularly PAKN' with forty-somethings at age forty, you're doing it all alone because none of your peers are gonna show for a PAK.

damn it that sounds awesome   :love:

i think most of us will be hardcore PAK4Lif3.   and if you're calling cattmatt a loser then maybe you need to look in the mirror.

clams nailed it.  My bros and I still pak and everyone has kids.  Maybe don't marry a woman who tells you what to do? 

LS:  im going pakin with Pete and clams, watch the little LS.
LS's wife:  you bet, please don't be too handsome today, I can't stand the thought of life without you.
LS:   :gocho:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on May 19, 2010, 09:29:44 AM
SD seems to be a pretty mature dude with a good relationship/marriage, I think you will be happy with or without kids.

we know he'll be happy without kids from empirical evidence.  postreproductive happiness is pure speculation.

It seems much riskier to assume that the sorts of things that make him happy now will continue to make him happy for the rest of his life.  If you're regularly PAKN' with twenty-somethings at age forty, you're a loser.  If you're regularly PAKN' with forty-somethings at age forty, you're doing it all alone because none of your peers are gonna show for a PAK.

Chum is Judgy McJudger in this thread.

Just to recap, Chum's theory is that you should stop doing what makes you happy (currently), and start doing something that you don't know if will enjoy.   This is because the odds are that you will be happier later having given up what you know you are happy with, to instead do something you do not know if you'll enjoy.  And, that this strategy "less risky." 

By the way, this is the same logic that was used for eons to "convince" gay people to get married and lead straight lives.  Ask Meridith Baxter how that one worked out.   :jerk:



I never said anyone should do anything for any reason.  I was addressing the following:  

Are kids worth it?  (The original question.)
If I have kids, I won't be able to continue to do the things I enjoy.
Whether or not rasing kids is worthwhile depends primarily on one's preferences or disposition.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pete on May 19, 2010, 09:33:37 AM
SD seems to be a pretty mature dude with a good relationship/marriage, I think you will be happy with or without kids.

we know he'll be happy without kids from empirical evidence.  postreproductive happiness is pure speculation.

It seems much riskier to assume that the sorts of things that make him happy now will continue to make him happy for the rest of his life.  If you're regularly PAKN' with twenty-somethings at age forty, you're a loser.  If you're regularly PAKN' with forty-somethings at age forty, you're doing it all alone because none of your peers are gonna show for a PAK.

Chum is Judgy McJudger in this thread.

Just to recap, Chum's theory is that you should stop doing what makes you happy (currently), and start doing something that you don't know if will enjoy.   This is because the odds are that you will be happier later having given up what you know you are happy with, to instead do something you do not know if you'll enjoy.  And, that this strategy "less risky." 

By the way, this is the same logic that was used for eons to "convince" gay people to get married and lead straight lives.  Ask Meridith Baxter how that one worked out.   :jerk:



I never said anyone should do anything for any reason.  I was addressing the following:  

Are kids worth it?  (The original question.)
If I have kids, I won't be able to continue to do the things I enjoy.
Whether or not rasing kids is worthwhile depends primarily on one's preferences or disposition.



It seems that this entire thread has been a bit pre-occupied with examples of "things I enjoy" that skew pretty young (i.e. Icing bros).  What if what you enjoy are things like playing loads of golf, traveling, other "lifetime" hobbies?  Aren't these the sorts of things that people work their whole lives to pursue full time (retire)?

I really don't think many compelling "trade-offs" have been articulated in this thread.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on May 19, 2010, 09:35:14 AM
My bros and I still pak and everyone has kids.

Has the frequency of your PAKs decreased?  Do you expect that it might?  I went out 5-6 nights a week for quite a while in college.  There's something wrong with a parent who goes out that much.  They can't be very happy.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on May 19, 2010, 09:37:56 AM
It seems that this entire thread has been a bit pre-occupied with examples of "things I enjoy" that skew pretty young (i.e. Icing bros).  What if what you enjoy are things like playing loads of golf, traveling, other "lifetime" hobbies?  Aren't these the sorts of things that people work their whole lives to pursue full time (retire)?

I really don't think many compelling "trade-offs" have been articulated in this thread.

Doesn't help.  I put out the challenge to name some of these things earlier.  Of the things you might actually do, there's nothing as worthwhile as raising kids.  Golf?  GMAFB.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: OK_Cat on May 19, 2010, 09:39:59 AM
pretty happy that a lot of you bros aren't going to reproduce.  good for the gene pool.  (not you, sd.  you should probably pop a few out so that the fine art of nut-crushing and eyeball gouging remains intact)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on May 19, 2010, 09:41:10 AM
my point is this... everybody has things that they enjoy. if you can't have kids and still find time to do those things, then you are a big f#cking loser. big time. and odds are that you don't really like to do those things as much as you say you do and are just using your kids as an excuse for the fact that you are a big f#cking loser. these are the same people that are like "poker? love too. the old ball and chain won't let me though. never get married man. boy, i tell ya. it sucks. you lose all your freedom and stuff." total losers too.

why do people talk like it's either/or. you can do both. easily.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pete on May 19, 2010, 09:44:41 AM
It seems that this entire thread has been a bit pre-occupied with examples of "things I enjoy" that skew pretty young (i.e. Icing bros).  What if what you enjoy are things like playing loads of golf, traveling, other "lifetime" hobbies?  Aren't these the sorts of things that people work their whole lives to pursue full time (retire)?

I really don't think many compelling "trade-offs" have been articulated in this thread.

Doesn't help.  I put out the challenge to name some of these things earlier.  Of the things you might actually do, there's nothing as worthwhile as raising kids.  Golf?  GMAFB.

What does "worthwhile" mean to you, exactly?  'Cause it doesn't sound like it means "live a life doing stuff that makes me happy" to you.  

Each example you have addressed you have dismissed with this "worthwhile" argument.  There's clearly something more than "being happy" included in your proposition.  OR, are you suggesting that you know that others will be happier with kids than they would have been if they spent time doing things that they know make them happy?  
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on May 19, 2010, 09:47:17 AM
my point is this... everybody has things that they enjoy. if you can't have kids and still find time to do those things, then you are a big f#cking loser. big time. and odds are that you don't really like to do those things as much as you say you do and are just using your kids as an excuse for the fact that you are a big f#cking loser. these are the same people that are like "poker? love too. the old ball and chain won't let me though. never get married man. boy, i tell ya. it sucks. you lose all your freedom and stuff." total losers too.

why do people talk like it's either/or. you can do both. easily.

For the sake of clarification, I totally agree with all of this.  The correlation between the type of person that bitches about marriage and bitches about kids is right on.  (It's the same guy!)  I take it a step further and say that life can be more worthwhile with kids than it can be without.  That should have been on my list above.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: pissclams on May 19, 2010, 09:52:05 AM
LSOC and I PAK almost everyday.  The PAK is something that aleviates the stress and all the BS that comes with having kids.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pete on May 19, 2010, 09:53:54 AM
my point is this... everybody has things that they enjoy. if you can't have kids and still find time to do those things, then you are a big f#cking loser. big time. and odds are that you don't really like to do those things as much as you say you do and are just using your kids as an excuse for the fact that you are a big f#cking loser. these are the same people that are like "poker? love too. the old ball and chain won't let me though. never get married man. boy, i tell ya. it sucks. you lose all your freedom and stuff." total losers too.

why do people talk like it's either/or. you can do both. easily.

For the sake of clarification, I totally agree with all of this.  The correlation between the type of person that bitches about marriage and bitches about kids is right on.  (It's the same guy!)  I take it a step further and say that life can be more worthwhile with kids than it can be without.  That should have been on my list above.

I agree with both of you, but I am uncomfortable with this whole "worthwhile" argument.  IMO, there are loads of ways to have worthwhile experiences in life....it's kinda "parent snobbery" to suggest otherwise, isn't it?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on May 19, 2010, 10:05:29 AM
What does "worthwhile" mean to you, exactly?  'Cause it doesn't sound like it means "live a life doing stuff that makes me happy" to you.  

Each example you have addressed you have dismissed with this "worthwhile" argument.  There's clearly something more than "being happy" included in your proposition.  OR, are you suggesting that you know that others will be happier with kids than they would have been if they spent time doing things that they know make them happy?  

Whorthwhile means worthwhile.  It may or may not be more inclusive than happy.  Doesn't matter because, yes, all I'm saying that childless people who find their lives worthwhile can find them even more worthwhile with kids.  

it's kinda "parent snobbery" to suggest otherwise, isn't it?

Not if you believe it.  Why wouldn't you tell someone how they could improve their life?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 19, 2010, 10:08:58 AM
Running a K-State message board is about 1,000 times more "worthwile" than having kids imo.  That's not to say that having kids isn't worth it, it's just not by comparison. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on May 19, 2010, 10:15:21 AM
my point is this... everybody has things that they enjoy. if you can't have kids and still find time to do those things, then you are a big f#cking loser. big time. and odds are that you don't really like to do those things as much as you say you do and are just using your kids as an excuse for the fact that you are a big f#cking loser. these are the same people that are like "poker? love too. the old ball and chain won't let me though. never get married man. boy, i tell ya. it sucks. you lose all your freedom and stuff." total losers too.

why do people talk like it's either/or. you can do both. easily.

For the sake of clarification, I totally agree with all of this.  The correlation between the type of person that bitches about marriage and bitches about kids is right on.  (It's the same guy!)  I take it a step further and say that life can be more worthwhile with kids than it can be without.  That should have been on my list above.

I agree with both of you, but I am uncomfortable with this whole "worthwhile" argument.  IMO, there are loads of ways to have worthwhile experiences in life....it's kinda "parent snobbery" to suggest otherwise, isn't it?

i don't get the worthwhile thing either. some people want kids and others don't. it's worthwhile for the people that do and not for the people that don't. kind of like eating olives. i don't like them and wouldn't enjoy eating them but i'm sure there's some gross fracker out there who likes olives and would eat the bajeesus out of them if given the oppy.

it's the people who want to have them but are worried about what it will do to their life that i'm talking about. it really doesn't do anything to your life. you're the same person w/ kids that you were without them. if you were happy without kids, you'll be happy with kids. your days may skew to slightly different activities, but your level of happiness/contentment will still be the same and that's all that really matters in the end imo.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on May 19, 2010, 10:18:03 AM


it's kinda "parent snobbery" to suggest otherwise, isn't it?

Not if you believe it.  Why wouldn't you tell someone how they could improve their life?

you are starting to sound a lot like a person who loves olives trying to tell me "this is a kalamata though. you'll really like it. just try it. i promise."
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 1/64th on May 19, 2010, 10:19:09 AM
Ok, I will finally weigh in on this topic.  I have two children, a boy and a girl.  The girl is almost 4 and the biggest drama queen ever and my boy is almost two and future Ring of Honor linebacker, trust me.  He's pretty much the coolest dude I know, and he's not even 2 yet.  Anyhoo, it pretty much comes down to how selfish you are.  If you are all about yourself and what you want to do and blah blah blah, then don't have kids.  If you don't want to cut down on BBSing and paking then don't have kids.  If not, have kids.  If it takes you numerous BBS pages to figure it out, then I'd prolly just stick with not having kids.  

So look for a kid out of Basehor-Linwood High School in the class of 2027.  He'll prolly be about 6'3- 235.   :blush:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 19, 2010, 10:19:53 AM
Ok, I will finally weigh in on this topic.  I have two children, a boy and a girl.  The girl is almost 4 and the biggest drama queen ever and my boy is almost two and future Ring of Honor linebacker, trust me.  He's pretty much the coolest dude I know, and he's not even 2 yet.  Anyhoo, it pretty much comes down to how selfish you are.  If you are all about yourself and what you want to do and blah blah blah, then don't have kids.  If you don't want to cut down on BBSing and paking then don't have kids.  If not, have kids.  If it takes you numerous BBS pages to figure it out, then I'd prolly just stick with not having kids.  

So look for a kid out of Basehor-Linwood High School in the class of 2027.  He'll prolly be about 6'3- 235.   :blush:

 :powerespect:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 1/64th on May 19, 2010, 10:21:21 AM
Please note that I am not using selfish with a bad connotation.  I'm just saying, if you don't want to give up some stuff that you like doing, then don't have kids.  Pretty simple really. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 1/64th on May 19, 2010, 10:24:06 AM
Ok, I will finally weigh in on this topic.  I have two children, a boy and a girl.  The girl is almost 4 and the biggest drama queen ever and my boy is almost two and future Ring of Honor linebacker, trust me.  He's pretty much the coolest dude I know, and he's not even 2 yet.  Anyhoo, it pretty much comes down to how selfish you are.  If you are all about yourself and what you want to do and blah blah blah, then don't have kids.  If you don't want to cut down on BBSing and paking then don't have kids.  If not, have kids.  If it takes you numerous BBS pages to figure it out, then I'd prolly just stick with not having kids.  

So look for a kid out of Basehor-Linwood High School in the class of 2027.  He'll prolly be about 6'3- 235.   :blush:

 :powerespect:

I'm just saying that selfish parents are the worst.  (See most celebrity parents).  If you have kids, then you have to put their best interests before your own.  That's just how it is.  I know, I know.... :powerespect:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 19, 2010, 10:27:26 AM
Ok, I will finally weigh in on this topic.  I have two children, a boy and a girl.  The girl is almost 4 and the biggest drama queen ever and my boy is almost two and future Ring of Honor linebacker, trust me.  He's pretty much the coolest dude I know, and he's not even 2 yet.  Anyhoo, it pretty much comes down to how selfish you are.  If you are all about yourself and what you want to do and blah blah blah, then don't have kids.  If you don't want to cut down on BBSing and paking then don't have kids.  If not, have kids.  If it takes you numerous BBS pages to figure it out, then I'd prolly just stick with not having kids.  

So look for a kid out of Basehor-Linwood High School in the class of 2027.  He'll prolly be about 6'3- 235.   :blush:

 :powerespect:

I'm just saying that selfish parents are the worst.  (See most celebrity parents).  If you have kids, then you have to put their best interests before your own.  That's just how it is.  I know, I know.... :powerespect:

Neither of your back to back posts had anything to do with your being a powerespect (though they certainly didn't help), please exit this thread and never come back.  
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on May 19, 2010, 10:31:20 AM


it's kinda "parent snobbery" to suggest otherwise, isn't it?

Not if you believe it.  Why wouldn't you tell someone how they could improve their life?

you are starting to sound a lot like a person who loves olives trying to tell me "this is a kalamata though. you'll really like it. just try it. i promise."

I wouldn't do that.  Tastes are relative.  But if we were cavemen, for example, I would tell you about a superior source of food if I thought it would improve the quality of your life.  Projects such as raising kids improve quality of life.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 1/64th on May 19, 2010, 10:31:52 AM
It's punch fighting time!!!!!!!!!  :comehere:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on May 19, 2010, 10:33:35 AM
Running a K-State message board is about 1,000 times more "worthwile" than having kids imo.  That's not to say that having kids isn't worth it, it's just not by comparison. 

Well, then the value of running a K-State message board plus the value of having kids is greater than the value of only running a K-State message board, right?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on May 19, 2010, 10:33:55 AM
Ok, I will finally weigh in on this topic.  I have two children, a boy and a girl.  The girl is almost 4 and the biggest drama queen ever and my boy is almost two and future Ring of Honor linebacker, trust me.  He's pretty much the coolest dude I know, and he's not even 2 yet.  Anyhoo, it pretty much comes down to how selfish you are.  If you are all about yourself and what you want to do and blah blah blah, then don't have kids.  If you don't want to cut down on BBSing and paking then don't have kids.  If not, have kids.  If it takes you numerous BBS pages to figure it out, then I'd prolly just stick with not having kids.  

So look for a kid out of Basehor-Linwood High School in the class of 2027.  He'll prolly be about 6'3- 235.   :blush:

 :powerespect:

I'm just saying that selfish parents are the worst.  (See most celebrity parents).  If you have kids, then you have to put their best interests before your own.  That's just how it is.  I know, I know.... :powerespect:

you're quite the martyr. i'm sure your kids will love hearing about all the sacrifices you make for them.  
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on May 19, 2010, 10:35:10 AM
Running a K-State message board is about 1,000 times more "worthwile" than having kids imo.  That's not to say that having kids isn't worth it, it's just not by comparison. 

Well, then the value of running a K-State message board plus the value of having kids is greater than the value of only running a K-State message board, right?

can you even imagine what the value of running a message board, having kids and eating olives all day would be? probably double infinity or something.  :dunno:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: WillieWatanabe on May 19, 2010, 10:36:49 AM
Wow, 5 pages...yeah, not gonna read that. I'd say just do what Mrs. Steve Dave wants. Then take it like a man, just like on every funny movie from the 90's, early 2000's.  :users:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: felix rex on May 19, 2010, 10:49:03 AM
Oh, and there's a 25% chance you'll suffer depression during some period of the pregnancy or immediately thereafter.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 1/64th on May 19, 2010, 10:51:38 AM
Ok, I will finally weigh in on this topic.  I have two children, a boy and a girl.  The girl is almost 4 and the biggest drama queen ever and my boy is almost two and future Ring of Honor linebacker, trust me.  He's pretty much the coolest dude I know, and he's not even 2 yet.  Anyhoo, it pretty much comes down to how selfish you are.  If you are all about yourself and what you want to do and blah blah blah, then don't have kids.  If you don't want to cut down on BBSing and paking then don't have kids.  If not, have kids.  If it takes you numerous BBS pages to figure it out, then I'd prolly just stick with not having kids.  

So look for a kid out of Basehor-Linwood High School in the class of 2027.  He'll prolly be about 6'3- 235.   :blush:

 :powerespect:

I'm just saying that selfish parents are the worst.  (See most celebrity parents).  If you have kids, then you have to put their best interests before your own.  That's just how it is.  I know, I know.... :powerespect:

you're quite the martyr. i'm sure your kids will love hearing about all the sacrifices you make for them.  

I'll be sure to tell them all about it. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 19, 2010, 10:52:26 AM
Oh, and there's a 25% chance you'll suffer depression during some period of the pregnancy or immediately thereafter.

I heard on NPR the other day that this was a result of picking up hormones or pheromones or something that the female puts off over this time.  Seems like there should be a way to avoid this.  Maybe keep the windows open so the air is always circulating or bumping up the showers to three times daily or something.  
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 19, 2010, 11:02:58 AM
LSOC and I PAK almost everyday.  The PAK is something that aleviates the stress and all the BS that comes with having kids.

exactly.  You are either whipped or a triple A dork if you want to sit at home 24-7
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on May 19, 2010, 11:24:32 AM
Sitting around in your comfort zone, doing the same crap over and over, and jerking yourself off until the day you die is an empty, dull life.  A more valuable life is more about stuff like pushing yourself to try new things and create positive experiences.  The more of that you do, the more value your life has.  And if you’re seeking out positive, new experiences to create, why wouldn’t raising kids be near the top of the list in importance?  You’ve always heard about what a rewarding, life changing experience it is, after all.  Why wouldn't you want to give it a go?

I think anyone who is happy to play video games without doing much else every day for the next twenty years and claims that their life couldn't be any more valuable is just wrong.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Saulbadguy on May 19, 2010, 11:53:15 AM
Sitting around in your comfort zone, doing the same crap over and over, and jerking yourself off until the day you die is an empty, dull life.  A more valuable life is more about stuff like pushing yourself to try new things and create positive experiences.  The more of that you do, the more value your life has.  And if you’re seeking out positive, new experiences to create, why wouldn’t raising kids be near the top of the list in importance?  You’ve always heard about what a rewarding, life changing experience it is, after all.  Why wouldn't you want to give it a go?

I think anyone who is happy to play video games without doing much else every day for the next twenty years and claims that their life couldn't be any more valuable is just wrong.
I don't know, all of that seems awesome.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 19, 2010, 12:01:46 PM
Sitting around in your comfort zone, doing the same crap over and over, and jerking yourself off until the day you die is an empty, dull life.  A more valuable life is more about stuff like pushing yourself to try new things and create positive experiences.  The more of that you do, the more value your life has.  And if you’re seeking out positive, new experiences to create, why wouldn’t raising kids be near the top of the list in importance?  You’ve always heard about what a rewarding, life changing experience it is, after all.  Why wouldn't you want to give it a go?

I think anyone who is happy to play video games without doing much else every day for the next twenty years and claims that their life couldn't be any more valuable is just wrong.

can we rename this the "I need some validation for my life's choices please?!" thread?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on May 19, 2010, 12:22:37 PM
Sitting around in your comfort zone, doing the same crap over and over, and jerking yourself off until the day you die is an empty, dull life.  A more valuable life is more about stuff like pushing yourself to try new things and create positive experiences.  The more of that you do, the more value your life has.  And if you’re seeking out positive, new experiences to create, why wouldn’t raising kids be near the top of the list in importance?  You’ve always heard about what a rewarding, life changing experience it is, after all.  Why wouldn't you want to give it a go?

I think anyone who is happy to play video games without doing much else every day for the next twenty years and claims that their life couldn't be any more valuable is just wrong.

can we rename this the "I need some validation for my life's choices please?!" thread?

Yeah, either that or the “I’m so uncomfortable thinking about my life choices that I’ve convinced myself that my life hasn’t changed at all since I had kids even though everyone else can easily see right through that bullshit” thread.  Take your pick.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 19, 2010, 12:45:05 PM
I'm going to rename this thread Bro's Icing Bro's
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 19, 2010, 01:45:25 PM
Sitting around in your comfort zone, doing the same crap over and over, and jerking yourself off until the day you die is an empty, dull life.  A more valuable life is more about stuff like pushing yourself to try new things and create positive experiences.  The more of that you do, the more value your life has.  And if you’re seeking out positive, new experiences to create, why wouldn’t raising kids be near the top of the list in importance?  You’ve always heard about what a rewarding, life changing experience it is, after all.  Why wouldn't you want to give it a go?

I think anyone who is happy to play video games without doing much else every day for the next twenty years and claims that their life couldn't be any more valuable is just wrong.

can we rename this the "I need some validation for my life's choices please?!" thread?

Yeah, either that or the “I’m so uncomfortable thinking about my life choices that I’ve convinced myself that my life hasn’t changed at all since I had kids even though everyone else can easily see right through that bullshit” thread.  Take your pick.

I just iced some underage chicks in YOUR honor.

(http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv249/thekansascitykid/birthday098.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on May 19, 2010, 02:01:39 PM
I just got back from some utericing some fetal bros. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Kat Kid on May 19, 2010, 02:21:51 PM
I just got back from some utericing some fetal bros.  

seems like a lot of set up in this thread for this joke.  but it is a pretty good joke.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on May 19, 2010, 03:01:36 PM
Anyhoo, it pretty much comes down to how selfish you are.  If you are all about yourself and what you want to do and blah blah blah, then don't have kids.

it's the other way around.  selfish people impose their offspring on the world.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: OK_Cat on May 19, 2010, 03:55:01 PM
OH!

STEVE DAVE,

Important thing to understand.  If you like sex, and more specifically having it, then don't have a kid.  Because you won't have it, like ever.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Poster formerly known as jthutch on May 19, 2010, 04:04:47 PM
OH!

STEVE DAVE,

Important thing to understand.  If you like sex, and more specifically having it, then don't have a kid.  Because you won't have it, like ever.
Good point here my kids no matter what time of day or night knows the second that mrs jthutch and I are getting frisky because they knock on the door and want to come in.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: felix rex on May 19, 2010, 04:25:00 PM
Oh, and there's a 25% chance you'll suffer depression during some period of the pregnancy or immediately thereafter.

I heard on NPR the other day that this was a result of picking up hormones or pheromones or something that the female puts off over this time.  Seems like there should be a way to avoid this.  Maybe keep the windows open so the air is always circulating or bumping up the showers to three times daily or something.  

Personally, I'm shocked you cohabit with a female and don't already take these precautions. It's my understanding that pregnant women basically irradiate enough hormones to disrupt migration patterns in small to mid-sized birds.

My sister and sister-in-law are both coming to town in June and brining their newish kids (both under 3 or thereabouts). Already bracing for my wife to get another baby hotflash.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on May 19, 2010, 04:25:06 PM
self-righteous/way too proud parents are the most annoying f*cking people on the planet.  STFU about how you're selfish if the world doesn't revolve around your kids.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on May 19, 2010, 04:28:58 PM
self-righteous/way too proud parents are the most annoying f*cking people on the planet.  STFU about how you're selfish if the world doesn't revolve around your kids.

also, stop trying to say your kids like your favorite school or sport.  they don't.  You just drove it down their throats.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: yoga-like_abana on May 19, 2010, 04:31:40 PM
Worst Thread Started By Steve Dave Ever
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 19, 2010, 04:39:14 PM
Worst Thread Started By Steve Dave Ever

But still top 10% overall  :cool:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pete on May 19, 2010, 05:22:29 PM
Daris, we talking green with pimento, black, or maybe calmata (pit in or out)?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: HeinBallz on May 19, 2010, 08:27:35 PM
What's better than having sex with a pregnant woman?























Getting a blowjob while you're having sex with a pregnant woman. 

:surprised: :eye: :moreira:  :bigtoke:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: WildCatzPhreak on May 19, 2010, 09:42:40 PM
Did not expect the thread to go in this direction.

Has been entertaining though.

If a line is being drawn in the sand, I'm standing on chum and RD's side.  (This can be said of almost any argument though.)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: HeinBallz on May 19, 2010, 09:50:18 PM
SD,
Make sure your wife breast feeds; otherwise, you will be the one up for 3am feedings.   

That and breakfast in bed bro.   :lick:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: The42Yardstick on May 19, 2010, 09:50:36 PM
mods, pls move thread to the dumbass board for all the dumbasses in this thread.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: WildCatzPhreak on May 19, 2010, 09:56:36 PM
mods, pls move thread to the dumbass board for all the dumbasses in this thread.
It's already there!  (Combo-Fanning)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: fatty fat fat on May 20, 2010, 03:09:56 PM
love how losers get all passionate about stupid sh*t like this.

perhaps bottle the passion and use it on cat pigskin?  :jerk:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 20, 2010, 03:11:46 PM
love how losers get all passionate about stupid sh*t like this.

perhaps bottle the passion and use it on cat pigskin?  :jerk:

amazing post right here
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on May 20, 2010, 03:37:38 PM
love how losers get all passionate about stupid sh*t like this.

perhaps bottle the passion and use it on cat pigskin?  :jerk:

amazing post right here

Proof that fff has lost his touch.  Posts by elite posters don't get mentioned like this.  They're expected to be elite.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: HeinBallz on May 22, 2010, 09:11:02 AM
when I didn't have kids, I was able to rack up a couple thousand posts bbs'n on ksufans.com....   On goEMAW with two kids, this was my 74th post since like 2 weeks after goEMAW started.   :runaway:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 22, 2010, 09:12:59 AM
when I didn't have kids, I was able to rack up a couple thousand posts bbs'n on ksufans.com....   On goEMAW with two kids, this was my 74th post since like 2 weeks after goEMAW started.   :runaway:

Almost all of my posts come from work so this (fortunately for everyone involved) would not be affected. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on June 11, 2010, 10:23:52 PM
when I didn't have kids, I was able to rack up a couple thousand posts bbs'n on ksufans.com....   On goEMAW with two kids, this was my 74th post since like 2 weeks after goEMAW started.   :runaway:

Almost all of my posts come from work so this (fortunately for everyone involved) would not be affected. 

BUMP.  Guy I know from Calgary, Alberta is staying at home (no wife) for the first time with his newborn.  He was all  :runaway: and  :ohno: but now realizes its no biggie and is all  :drink: and  :gocho:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on June 11, 2010, 10:25:14 PM
when I didn't have kids, I was able to rack up a couple thousand posts bbs'n on ksufans.com....   On goEMAW with two kids, this was my 74th post since like 2 weeks after goEMAW started.   :runaway:

Almost all of my posts come from work so this (fortunately for everyone involved) would not be affected. 

BUMP.  Guy I know from Calgary, Alberta is staying at home (no wife) for the first time with his newborn.  He was all  :runaway: and  :ohno: but now realizes its no biggie and is all  :drink: and  :gocho:
yeah. you've got years and years of  :drink: and  :gocho:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on June 11, 2010, 10:26:02 PM
when I didn't have kids, I was able to rack up a couple thousand posts bbs'n on ksufans.com....   On goEMAW with two kids, this was my 74th post since like 2 weeks after goEMAW started.   :runaway:

Almost all of my posts come from work so this (fortunately for everyone involved) would not be affected.  

BUMP.  Guy I know from Calgary, Alberta is staying at home (no wife) for the first time with his newborn.  He was all  :runaway: and  :ohno: but now realizes its no biggie and is all  :drink: and  :gocho:

Is this the thread about doing blow and hanging out with hookers or is that another thread?  I can barely tell even with my amazing phone because of the bass in this club!  Anyway, I agree that partying in clubs is elite!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on June 11, 2010, 10:28:50 PM
when I didn't have kids, I was able to rack up a couple thousand posts bbs'n on ksufans.com....   On goEMAW with two kids, this was my 74th post since like 2 weeks after goEMAW started.   :runaway:

Almost all of my posts come from work so this (fortunately for everyone involved) would not be affected. 

BUMP.  Guy I know from Calgary, Alberta is staying at home (no wife) for the first time with his newborn.  He was all  :runaway: and  :ohno: but now realizes its no biggie and is all  :drink: and  :gocho:
yeah. you've got years and years of  :drink: and  :gocho:

I'll tell him, he will be happy to hear it.  
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on June 11, 2010, 10:29:37 PM
when I didn't have kids, I was able to rack up a couple thousand posts bbs'n on ksufans.com....   On goEMAW with two kids, this was my 74th post since like 2 weeks after goEMAW started.   :runaway:

Almost all of my posts come from work so this (fortunately for everyone involved) would not be affected.  

BUMP.  Guy I know from Calgary, Alberta is staying at home (no wife) for the first time with his newborn.  He was all  :runaway: and  :ohno: but now realizes its no biggie and is all  :drink: and  :gocho:

Is this the thread about doing blow and hanging out with hookers or is that another thread?  I can barely tell even with my amazing phone because of the bass in this club!  Anyway, I agree that partying in clubs is elite!

Bottle service  :love:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on September 02, 2011, 11:34:47 AM
(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/family_decals.png)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on September 02, 2011, 12:07:39 PM
(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/family_decals.png)

:thumbs:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: AbeFroman on September 02, 2011, 12:22:32 PM
(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/family_decals.png)

Car on the right is basically my Uncle Mike. I respect the crap out of that guy.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on September 02, 2011, 02:10:32 PM
I've got a 12 week old.  My wife goes back to work tuesday, shoot me now.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SwiftCat on February 02, 2012, 12:13:56 PM
Warning, watching this video make you want kids.

Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Saulbadguy on February 02, 2012, 12:15:36 PM
Warning, watching this video make you want kids.


Had the opposite effect on me.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: OK_Cat on February 02, 2012, 12:17:40 PM
Warning, watching this video make you want kids.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOpOhlGiRTM

oh man, adorable.

people without kids must have really awful lives.  wow.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SwiftCat on February 02, 2012, 12:18:25 PM
Sorry, forgot the disclaimer.

In order for this video to make you wants kids, you have to have a heart.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: kso_FAN on February 02, 2012, 12:18:41 PM
Warning, watching this video make you want kids.



I really like my kids, but I'm glad I have boys.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cartierfor3 on February 02, 2012, 12:37:48 PM

Warning, watching this video make you want kids.





Sometimes family moments don't need to be on youtube.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on February 02, 2012, 12:41:23 PM
DNW Having kids sounds gross. Fillys having kids sounds gross. Fanning not having kids sounds a awesome.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on February 02, 2012, 12:47:54 PM
Hey eff you Lily. All that crap could go for a nice trip for two to the caribbean with a nice filly.  :gocho: with that aside, how effing adorable.  :love:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dlew12 on February 02, 2012, 12:52:14 PM
Warning, watching this video make you want kids.



Wow, that's so great.  Can't wait to have kids.

(Well I can wait, but you know what I mean)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on February 02, 2012, 12:56:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFlcqWQVVuU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFlcqWQVVuU)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: wes mantooth on February 02, 2012, 01:01:43 PM
Warning, watching this video make you want kids.



I really like my kids, but I'm glad I have boys.

you don't love them?  :horrorsurprise:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Kids
Post by: raquetcat on February 02, 2012, 06:22:54 PM
I've got a 12 week old.  My wife goes back to work tuesday, shoot me now.

How was it? Have a 1 month old and wife is going back at 8 Weeks, not looking forward to getting up and helping at night
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Stevesie60 on February 02, 2012, 06:29:07 PM
Man, can't believe I missed this thread a year and a half ago. Would rather have a conversation with some random kid than with 99% of adults. Somebody should make a TV show about all the funny stuff kids say.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: felix rex on February 02, 2012, 08:10:16 PM
Warning, watching this video make you want kids.



I really like my kids, but I'm glad I have boys.

you don't love them?  :horrorsurprise:

In his defense, it sounds like they're young and it's still early in the relationship.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Rams on February 02, 2012, 09:35:41 PM
Pretty bummed I missed this thread. 

Chum and RD were nails.  :thumbs:

So did SD decide not to have kids?  :frown:  OMG how does the story end!?  :ohno:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on February 02, 2012, 10:06:24 PM
jesus christ what a boring video.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on February 02, 2012, 10:10:06 PM
So did SD decide not to have kids?  :frown:  OMG how does the story end!?  :ohno:

I decided today to fly somewhere for four days tomorrow for no reason, am going to vegas in march and november, kauai for 9 nights in may and europe for 2 weeks nov/dec.  how do you think it turned out?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Rams on February 02, 2012, 10:15:03 PM
So did SD decide not to have kids?  :frown:  OMG how does the story end!?  :ohno:

I decided today to fly somewhere for four days tomorrow after for no reason, am going to vegas in march and november, kauai for 9 nights in may and europe for 2 weeks nov/dec.  how do you think it turned out?
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Unfulfilled and meaningless.  'Grats, SD.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: wetwillie on February 02, 2012, 10:52:59 PM
I'm thinking about fathering another child just to spite sys.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: kitten_mittons on February 03, 2012, 06:37:22 AM
I imagine it has already been discussed how parents always say how happy and fulfilling it is to have children, but are actually dying inside?  I may have kids if I make it to my 30's.  Doubt it, though.  I have friends that can't go on trips because they have dogs, how hard would it be to get them to do something fun when they have to figure out what to do with kids?  Also, do all people become insufferable after they have children?  Like posting stuff their kid did on facebook, like no kid has ever said anything strange before?  "Oh, guess what little johnny said today?  he said is favorite food is trucks!  LOL OMG!  Love him!"

I'm running out of parents to delete on facebook.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 03, 2012, 07:25:04 AM
I decided today to fly somewhere for four days tomorrow for no reason, am going to vegas in march and november, kauai for 9 nights in may and europe for 2 weeks nov/dec.  how do you think it turned out?

 :thumbs:

I imagine it has already been discussed how parents always say how happy and fulfilling it is to have children, but are actually dying inside?  I may have kids if I make it to my 30's.  Doubt it, though.  I have friends that can't go on trips because they have dogs, how hard would it be to get them to do something fun when they have to figure out what to do with kids?  Also, do all people become insufferable after they have children?  Like posting stuff their kid did on facebook, like no kid has ever said anything strange before?  "Oh, guess what little johnny said today?  he said is favorite food is trucks!  LOL OMG!  Love him!"

I'm running out of parents to delete on facebook.

This is a grade-A kitten_mittons post right here, folks.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on February 03, 2012, 07:55:38 AM
it seems pretty simple, really.  if you think things like trying different restaurants, seeing new sights, and pontificating about this stuff with your old lady for the next thirty to forty years is as good as it gets, then plan not to have kids.  then, when you're on your deathbed, you can go out with smile on your face, thinking about how awesome it was to eat that pizza in venice with the oysters on it, shell and all.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 03, 2012, 08:17:39 AM
it seems pretty simple, really.  if you think things like trying different restaurants, seeing new sights, and pontificating about this stuff with your old lady for the next thirty to forty years is as good as it gets, then plan not to have kids.  then, when you're on your deathbed, you can go out with smile on your face, thinking about how awesome it was to eat that pizza in venice with the oysters on it, shell and all.

oyster 'za
:love:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on February 03, 2012, 08:20:47 AM
Honestly, I'll probably have kids some day.  Not yet though, not yet.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on February 03, 2012, 08:47:04 AM
honestly, love partying now and you can love having kids later.  the more experiences you have, the better.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Johnny Wichita on February 03, 2012, 08:54:22 AM
I have a kid and the wife and I are heading to Italy this spring to drink wine and get weird.   :dunno:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on February 03, 2012, 09:04:38 AM
I have a kid and the wife and I are heading to Italy this spring to drink wine and get weird.   :dunno:

This.  JFC you guys.  It isn't one or the other. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on February 03, 2012, 09:23:58 AM
it seems pretty simple, really.  if you think things like trying different restaurants, seeing new sights, and pontificating about this stuff with your old lady for the next thirty to forty years is as good as it gets, then plan not to have kids.  then, when you're on your deathbed, you can go out with smile on your face, thinking about how awesome it was to eat that pizza in venice with the oysters on it, shell and all.

chart from daniel gilbert's "stumbling onto happiness"

(http://www.babble.com/mom/health-relationships/parents-are-happy/images/Chart_big.jpg)


apparently the happiness that a person gets from having kids only comes after the kids have grown up and left the home. which is kind of funny.  it does kind of agree with what chum is saying though. also, the whole book is a pretty good read from start to finish. i still think that if you are a normal, fairly happy person with a good relationship that doesn't have some kind of god complex over your kids that you can get through parenthood without having that huge dip like the one in the chart.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on February 03, 2012, 09:37:39 AM
it seems pretty simple, really.  if you think things like trying different restaurants, seeing new sights, and pontificating about this stuff with your old lady for the next thirty to forty years is as good as it gets, then plan not to have kids.  then, when you're on your deathbed, you can go out with smile on your face, thinking about how awesome it was to eat that pizza in venice with the oysters on it, shell and all.

chart from daniel gilbert's "stumbling onto happiness"

(http://www.babble.com/mom/health-relationships/parents-are-happy/images/Chart_big.jpg)


apparently the happiness that a person gets from having kids only comes after the kids have grown up and left the home. which is kind of funny.  it does kind of agree with what chum is saying though. also, the whole book is a pretty good read from start to finish. i still think that if you are a normal, fairly happy person with a good relationship that doesn't have some kind of god complex over your kids that you can get through parenthood without having that huge dip like the one in the chart.

It would have been interesting if he would have included a baseline of people who never have kids.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 03, 2012, 09:40:13 AM
The people who never had kids are already on that graph, you just can't see them because they're hoovering at 100 their entire lives because they are going to Kauai for nine days here in a bit.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: felix rex on February 03, 2012, 09:53:26 AM
My brother and his wife were super happy together. Then they decided to have kids. Both were girls. Now my brother has two daughters and sometimes just sits in his car when he gets home from work and silently listens to the radio for awhile.

I mean, I can see how happy he is with them and everything, but no more impromptu weekend trips to Chicago or monthly drives to go climbing in Colorado, etc. It just does not appeal to me right now.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: mocat on February 03, 2012, 09:55:36 AM
The people who never had kids are already on that graph, you just can't see them because they're hoovering at 100 their entire lives because they are going to Kauai for nine days here in a bit.

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Rams on February 03, 2012, 10:12:49 AM
it seems pretty simple, really.  if you think things like trying different restaurants, seeing new sights, and pontificating about this stuff with your old lady for the next thirty to forty years is as good as it gets, then plan not to have kids.  then, when you're on your deathbed, you can go out with smile on your face, thinking about how awesome it was to eat that pizza in venice with the oysters on it, shell and all.

chart from daniel gilbert's "stumbling onto happiness"

(http://www.babble.com/mom/health-relationships/parents-are-happy/images/Chart_big.jpg)


apparently the happiness that a person gets from having kids only comes after the kids have grown up and left the home. which is kind of funny.  it does kind of agree with what chum is saying though. also, the whole book is a pretty good read from start to finish. i still think that if you are a normal, fairly happy person with a good relationship that doesn't have some kind of god complex over your kids that you can get through parenthood without having that huge dip like the one in the chart.

It would have been interesting if he would have included a baseline of people who never have kids.

First of all, that's kind of a bullshit study.  They limited it to marital satisfaction.  What about overall happiness?  It's quite possible that while marital satisfaction does, in fact, fall precipitously during the early years of child raising, overall happiness remains relatively high.  In other words, kids take so much time and attention away from the marriage that it's almost inevitable that the satisfaction with the marriage would decline, but overall satisfaction in one's life is propped up by the existence of children.  In that same vein, the chart of marital satisfaction might very well take a similar path regardless of whether a couple has children.  I would also think if they broadened the study to overall happiness with life, the graphs would be similar for the first half, but I would have to believe that couples without children wouldn't be nearly as happy later in life.  I call this the "chum1 theory."
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: felix rex on February 03, 2012, 10:22:17 AM
Nothing like cranking out some kids to prop up the happiness of your marriage.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on February 03, 2012, 10:23:41 AM
A lady at work was talking the other day about how she got pregnant so her boyfriend would propose. Amazingly, she kind of regretted it even though she ended up getting married. Apparently kids are a lot of work.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Rams on February 03, 2012, 10:25:04 AM
Nothing like cranking out some kids to prop up the happiness of your marriage.

Nothing like low reading comprehension.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 03, 2012, 10:33:57 AM
A lady at work was talking the other day about how she got pregnant so her boyfriend would propose.

What an excellent reason to break up with someone.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Trim on February 03, 2012, 10:36:03 AM
I have a kid and the wife and I are heading to Italy this spring to drink wine and get weird.   :dunno:

Good.  Get with BBF$$Kat on his extra ticket for Saturday and what time we're leaving.  
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on February 03, 2012, 11:30:12 AM
A lady at work was talking the other day about how she got pregnant so her boyfriend would propose.

What an excellent reason to break up with someone.
Effing bitch. Girls are the worst. I had a girl I was dating last summer who was 4 years older then me and she stopped taking the pill without telling me. I ended up noticing cause I started watching her pill case. I find out she was baby crazy and ended it. Problem was I worked with her, so she quit the following Monday and moved back home to Detroit the next week. I have a no dating clause at work now.  :lol:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on February 03, 2012, 11:35:00 AM
I would have a lot more confidence in having kids eventually if everyone with kids was actiing like michigancat and rick daris.  the desperate rantings about flawed studies, unfullfilled/meaningless lives, etc. make me think some people are not so pleased with their life decision to be breeders.

(http://static2.bigstockphoto.com/thumbs/4/0/1/large2/1048014.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on February 03, 2012, 11:45:21 AM
I would have a lot more confidence in having kids eventually if everyone with kids was actiing like michigancat and rick daris.  the desperate rantings about flawed studies, unfullfilled/meaningless lives, etc. make me think some people are not so pleased with their life decision to be breeders.

(http://static2.bigstockphoto.com/thumbs/4/0/1/large2/1048014.jpg)

Just remember that you are probably a lot more like rick daris and michigancat than the people who doth protest too much so you will probably have results similar to rick daris and michigancat. If and when you make that decision.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Johnny Wichita on February 03, 2012, 11:46:57 AM
I have a kid and the wife and I are heading to Italy this spring to drink wine and get weird.   :dunno:

Good.  Get with BBF$$Kat on his extra ticket for Saturday and what time we're leaving.  

LOL, well played.  My official excuse is that i'm going to the casino for a friend's birthday.  You guys should come down after hipster pizza.   We'll be :kstategrad:'n it all over that place. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Rams on February 03, 2012, 11:47:11 AM
I would have a lot more confidence in having kids eventually if everyone with kids was actiing like michigancat and rick daris.  the desperate rantings about flawed studies, unfullfilled/meaningless lives, etc. make me think some people are not so pleased with their life decision to be breeders.


FTR, I was being sarcastic with the "unfulfilled and meaningless" comment.

...and that was a flawed study goddammit.  :dubious:

But in all seriousness, have kids or don't have kids.  I can't really pretend like a GAF.  :dunno:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Poster formerly known as jthutch on February 03, 2012, 11:49:24 AM
The happiest times of my life are playing with my kids and seeing them succeed in life.  Watch them discover new things when they are young.  I really could not be happier in my life.  No amount of traveling could do that for me, but I'm not into traveling all that much, so it works for me.  Kids are not for everyone and there are Millions of people who have kids that shouldn't, so doen't go into having babies too lightly.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on February 03, 2012, 11:50:22 AM
having children is immoral.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on February 03, 2012, 11:55:05 AM
The happiest times of my life are playing with my kids and seeing them succeed in life.  Watch them discover new things when they are young.  I really could not be happier in my life.  No amount of traveling could do that for me, but I'm not into traveling all that much, so it works for me.  Kids are not for everyone and there are Millions of people who have kids that shouldn't, so doen't go into having babies too lightly.
tuck outed
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Kat Kid on February 03, 2012, 12:09:56 PM
having children is immoral.

What about below replacement level?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on February 03, 2012, 12:12:23 PM
My kids are awesome.   :dunno:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on February 03, 2012, 12:14:19 PM
having children is immoral.

What about below replacement level?

1 is better than 2, 2 is better than 3.  kids at 35 are better than at 25, which is better than at 15.  there are shades of grey.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on February 03, 2012, 12:19:27 PM
I bought my boy a little toy mower that blows bubbles.  he follows me around when I mow and loves it.  In like 3 yrs, I won't have to mow my own lawn for like the next 10yrs after that.

Also, now when I am at the inlaws or really anywhere with my kids, you can leave whenevs you want w/o looking like a jackass.  Just say something about a tired kid and it's all good.  No one wants a kid to explode in front of them.

When they are young, everyone thinks they are cute and wants to watch them for you while you got to Wild Wild Cat games.  When they aren't young and cute anymore, they can watch themselves, after mowing the lawn, while you go to Wild Wild Cat games.

Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on February 03, 2012, 12:26:42 PM
I bought my boy a little toy mower that blows bubbles.  he follows me around when I mow and loves it.  In like 3 yrs, I won't have to mow my own lawn for like the next 10yrs after that.

Also, now when I am at the inlaws or really anywhere with my kids, you can leave whenevs you want w/o looking like a jackass.  Just say something about a tired kid and it's all good.  No one wants a kid to explode in front of them.

When they are young, everyone thinks they are cute and wants to watch them for you while you got to Wild Wild Cat games.  When they aren't young and cute anymore, they can watch themselves, after mowing the lawn, while you go to Wild Wild Cat games.



Don't run him over with your mower.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on February 03, 2012, 12:28:52 PM
I bought my boy a little toy mower that blows bubbles.  he follows me around when I mow and loves it.  In like 3 yrs, I won't have to mow my own lawn for like the next 10yrs after that.

Also, now when I am at the inlaws or really anywhere with my kids, you can leave whenevs you want w/o looking like a jackass.  Just say something about a tired kid and it's all good.  No one wants a kid to explode in front of them.

When they are young, everyone thinks they are cute and wants to watch them for you while you got to Wild Wild Cat games.  When they aren't young and cute anymore, they can watch themselves, after mowing the lawn, while you go to Wild Wild Cat games.



Don't run him over with your mower.



Yeah, would be a huge waste of investment in the bubble mower if he can't eventually take over the job due to some mowing accident/injury.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on February 03, 2012, 12:30:02 PM
having children is immoral.

What about below replacement level?

lol, just remembered we had this discussion last night.  I think I actually said, "sys is probably pissed at you"
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SwiftCat on February 03, 2012, 12:31:17 PM
Man what a great bump  :bwpopcorn:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on February 03, 2012, 12:31:17 PM
you know the burnout who has dedicated his life to warning kids about the dangers of drugs, urging them not to make the same mistakes he made?  that's me in this thread.  before i had any, i was totally wrong about kids and happiness.

it's like, you can be educated without going to college, but it's just not the same thing.  it might also be the case that while you can lead a happy life without having kids, it's just not going to be the same thing.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: OK_Cat on February 03, 2012, 12:41:56 PM
i think the important thing that keeps getting missed is that people with kids can/do have just as much fun as people without kids.  it's just that instead of passing out and throwing up from too much pak'ing, you pass out and throw up from too much sun at the zoo (or whatevs)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 03, 2012, 12:46:11 PM
i think the important thing that keeps getting missed is that people with kids can/do have just as much fun as people without kids.  it's just that instead of passing out and throwing up from too much pak'ing, you pass out and throw up from too much sun at the zoo (or whatevs)

People with kids don't take 9-day trips to Kauai or impromptu weekend trips to Chicago or two trips to Vegas in six months.   :love: at those travel plans.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on February 03, 2012, 12:50:43 PM
you know the burnout who has dedicated his life to warning kids about the dangers of drugs, urging them not to make the same mistakes he made?  that's me in this thread.  before i had any, i was totally wrong about kids and happiness.

it's like, you can be educated without going to college, but it's just not the same thing.  it might also be the case that while you can lead a happy life without having kids, it's just not going to be the same thing.

This makes me more excited to have kids eventually
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on February 03, 2012, 12:55:02 PM
i think the important thing that keeps getting missed is that people with kids can/do have just as much fun as people without kids.  it's just that instead of passing out and throwing up from too much pak'ing, you pass out and throw up from too much sun at the zoo (or whatevs)

People with kids don't take 9-day trips to Kauai or impromptu weekend trips to Chicago or two trips to Vegas in six months.   :love: at those travel plans.

Some people just take their kids along. Others leave them with the grandparents. Most are two poor to travel further than the next state, though.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Fedor on February 03, 2012, 01:01:50 PM
I had a though that might make SD schedule the vasectomy tomorrow.  You can of course still do all the travelling you do now w/ kids.  The only difference is doubling the reward miles it costs you.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pete on February 03, 2012, 01:02:50 PM
it seems pretty simple, really.  if you think things like trying different restaurants, seeing new sights, and pontificating about this stuff with your old lady for the next thirty to forty years is as good as it gets, then plan not to have kids.  then, when you're on your deathbed, you can go out with smile on your face, thinking about how awesome it was to eat that pizza in venice with the oysters on it, shell and all.

Part of me thinks one of Chum's major reasons for having kids is have someone to take care of him when he is old.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: mocat on February 03, 2012, 01:03:57 PM
The happiest times of my life are playing with my kids and seeing them succeed in life.  Watch them discover new things when they are young.  I really could not be happier in my life.  No amount of traveling could do that for me, but I'm not into traveling all that much, so it works for me.  Kids are not for everyone and there are Millions of people who have kids that shouldn't, so doen't go into having babies too lightly.
tuck outed

dude, like 1380 posts ago
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on February 03, 2012, 01:06:20 PM
it seems pretty simple, really.  if you think things like trying different restaurants, seeing new sights, and pontificating about this stuff with your old lady for the next thirty to forty years is as good as it gets, then plan not to have kids.  then, when you're on your deathbed, you can go out with smile on your face, thinking about how awesome it was to eat that pizza in venice with the oysters on it, shell and all.

Part of me thinks one of Chum's major reasons for having kids is have someone to take care of him when he is old.

It's not a bad reason, honestly.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on February 03, 2012, 01:10:04 PM
it seems pretty simple, really.  if you think things like trying different restaurants, seeing new sights, and pontificating about this stuff with your old lady for the next thirty to forty years is as good as it gets, then plan not to have kids.  then, when you're on your deathbed, you can go out with smile on your face, thinking about how awesome it was to eat that pizza in venice with the oysters on it, shell and all.

Part of me thinks one of Chum's major reasons for having kids is have someone to take care of him when he is old.

when i think about major life decisions and what type of life i want to lead, i think about what i will think of how i lived my life when i'm old.  i know, for example, that i will not say, "i wish i would have sat on my ass and watched more crap on tv," so i try not to do that now.  
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 8manpick on February 03, 2012, 01:10:52 PM
Warning, watching this video make you want kids.



I mean, I definitely teared up.  Pretty excited to be an uncle in August...
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pete on February 03, 2012, 01:12:08 PM
It kinda wild how different people like different things.  The extremes on each side are kind interesting to me.

Sys would let that zombie virus loose on the planet if he thought he could get rid of all of the humans and keep the world pristine in other ways.  


Chum1 will kill himself if he ever outlives his kid(s), or if they were to shun him.


The funny thing is, that both view points seem to be fairly common.  I know quite a few people of each type.   :popcorn:



Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pete on February 03, 2012, 01:13:43 PM
it seems pretty simple, really.  if you think things like trying different restaurants, seeing new sights, and pontificating about this stuff with your old lady for the next thirty to forty years is as good as it gets, then plan not to have kids.  then, when you're on your deathbed, you can go out with smile on your face, thinking about how awesome it was to eat that pizza in venice with the oysters on it, shell and all.

Part of me thinks one of Chum's major reasons for having kids is have someone to take care of him when he is old.

when i think about major life decisions and what type of life i want to lead, i think about what i will think of how i lived my life when i'm old.  i know, for example, that i will not say, "i wish i would have sat on my ass and watched more crap on tv," so i try not to do that now.  

Give us an example of the self-actualizing activities you engage in on a day to day basis, in stead of watching tv.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 03, 2012, 01:16:16 PM
it seems pretty simple, really.  if you think things like trying different restaurants, seeing new sights, and pontificating about this stuff with your old lady for the next thirty to forty years is as good as it gets, then plan not to have kids.  then, when you're on your deathbed, you can go out with smile on your face, thinking about how awesome it was to eat that pizza in venice with the oysters on it, shell and all.

Part of me thinks one of Chum's major reasons for having kids is have someone to take care of him when he is old.

when i think about major life decisions and what type of life i want to lead, i think about what i will think of how i lived my life when i'm old.  i know, for example, that i will not say, "i wish i would have sat on my ass and watched more crap on tv," so i try not to do that now.  

Give us an example of the self-actualizing activities you engage in on a day to day basis, in stead of watching tv.

BBS'n.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on February 03, 2012, 01:22:39 PM
i think the important thing that keeps getting missed is that people with kids can/do have just as much fun as people without kids.  it's just that instead of passing out and throwing up from too much pak'ing, you pass out and throw up from too much sun at the zoo (or whatevs)

People with kids don't take 9-day trips to Kauai or impromptu weekend trips to Chicago or two trips to Vegas in six months.   :love: at those travel plans.

neither do most people without kids dumbass.

i did however manage to go to cancun last month with my kids and a bunch of friends and their kids. key west for five days with my wife six months ago. austin to hang out with friends seven months ago. chicago with friends nine months ago. i'll go to boston with friends in a month. my wife will instead be headed to portland w/ friends in six weeks. wife and i and friends will prob go to negril this fall and i am probably going to go to tokyo a year or so from now. i also pak'd so hard w/ sd, et al last saturday that i didn't feel normal again until monday and tortuga and stevesie and i have pak'd together for the last two away bball games. kids are some kind of lame crutch that unfortunately a lot of parents either blame for not being able to do stuff or fixate on to the point of it probably being unhealthy for the kid. neither of which i want any part of. have kids or don't but most normal functioning adults should be able to have them and still manage to figure out ways to do others things that they like while simultaneously being good parents. not that hard.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: ChiCat on February 03, 2012, 01:27:39 PM
i think the important thing that keeps getting missed is that people with kids can/do have just as much fun as people without kids.  it's just that instead of passing out and throwing up from too much pak'ing, you pass out and throw up from too much sun at the zoo (or whatevs)

People with kids don't take 9-day trips to Kauai or impromptu weekend trips to Chicago or two trips to Vegas in six months.   :love: at those travel plans.

neither do most people without kids dumbass.

i did however manage to go to cancun last month with my kids and a bunch of friends and their kids. key west for five days with my wife six months ago. austin to hang out with friends seven months ago. chicago with friends nine months ago. i'll go to boston with friends in a month. my wife will instead be headed to portland w/ friends in six weeks. wife and i and friends will prob go to negril this fall and i am probably going to go to tokyo a year or so from now. i also pak'd so hard w/ sd, et al last saturday that i didn't feel normal again until monday and tortuga and stevesie and i have pak'd together for the last two away bball games. kids are some kind of lame crutch that unfortunately a lot of parents either blame for not being able to do stuff or fixate on to the point of it probably being unhealthy for the kid. neither of which i want any part of. have kids or don't but most normal functioning adults should be able to have them and still manage to figure out ways to do others things that they like while simultaneously being good parents. not that hard.
It all sounds like a plan unless there is a swim meet
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on February 03, 2012, 01:31:30 PM
Having kids is great when you don't have to worry about $$$.  Lucky for me I am (http://goEMAW.com/forum/Smileys/goEMAW/kstategrad.gif).   Plus my kids are beautiful, so there's that too.

But really what I like most about the kiddos is when I have a terrible day at work.  They ALWAYS find a way to make me smile.  :)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 03, 2012, 01:32:59 PM

i did however manage to go to cancun last month with my kids and a bunch of friends and their kids. key west for five days with my wife six months ago. austin to hang out with friends seven months ago. chicago with friends nine months ago. i'll go to boston with friends in a month. my wife will instead be headed to portland w/ friends in six weeks. wife and i and friends will prob go to negril this fall and i am probably going to go to tokyo a year or so from now. i also pak'd so hard w/ sd, et al last saturday that i didn't feel normal again until monday and tortuga and stevesie and i have pak'd together for the last two away bball games. kids are some kind of lame crutch that unfortunately a lot of parents either blame for not being able to do stuff or fixate on to the point of it probably being unhealthy for the kid. neither of which i want any part of. have kids or don't but most normal functioning adults should be able to have them and still manage to figure out ways to do others things that they like while simultaneously being good parents. not that hard.

Couldn't get past the first sentence, sounds terrible. 























 :D
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on February 03, 2012, 01:33:12 PM
I've pak'd with rd's kids on multiple occasions.  they have excellent fashion sense.  
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Trim on February 03, 2012, 01:42:25 PM
I have a kid and the wife and I are heading to Italy this spring to drink wine and get weird.   :dunno:

Good.  Get with BBF$$Kat on his extra ticket for Saturday and what time we're leaving.  

LOL, well played.  My official excuse is that i'm going to the casino for a friend's birthday.  You guys should come down after hipster pizza.   We'll be :kstategrad:'n it all over that place.  

Yeah, I forgot about that.  We probably won't be back to 'ta until 10.  I'll probably want to eat pizza leftovers at home at that point.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pete on February 03, 2012, 01:48:59 PM
I've pak'd with rd's kids on multiple occasions.  they have excellent fashion sense.  

Despite nearly killing everyone in their front yard on the fourth of july one time, I have found them to be delightful youngsters.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dlew12 on February 03, 2012, 01:51:02 PM
Can we talk about Daris's dog for a second?

Wow.  What a great dog.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on February 03, 2012, 01:53:49 PM
Can we talk about Daris's dog for a second?

Wow.  What a great dog.

oh my yes
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Panjandrum on February 03, 2012, 01:58:53 PM
Kids are fun.  I never thought that I'd like going to Gymboree, but at this point, spending an hour with my son and watching him have a lot of fun really makes my day.  It's become a highlight of my week.

Also, to Daris' point, yeah, a lot of people can do stuff when they have kids.  It's easier if you live in a place where you can leave them with someone.  However, if you live farther away from family/relatives, it's harder, but yeah, you can still do pretty much whatever you used to do.

I find that the main thing that's different is that we don't go to movies much any more, but even if I didn't have kids, I'd probably still go to less movies because I'm just getting cheaper in my old age, and I refuse to pay $20 bucks to watch a 90 minute Kate Hudson movie my wife picks out that is guaranteed to suck, so I will gladly use the kids as a crutch to get out of doing that.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 03, 2012, 02:01:49 PM
That's why you pay $20 for a movie and then you and your girlfriend spend all day sneaking into three additional movies.  And none of those movies are shitty kid movies.

(Except The Tooth Fairy once.)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Panjandrum on February 03, 2012, 02:06:16 PM
That's why you pay $20 for a movie and then you and your girlfriend spend all day sneaking into three additional movies.  And none of those movies are shitty kid movies.

(Except The Tooth Fairy once.)

Meh.  I don't want to spend all day at a movie theater.  I have other stuff to do.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Rams on February 03, 2012, 02:17:39 PM
That's why you pay $20 for a movie and then you and your girlfriend spend all day sneaking into three additional movies.  And none of those movies are shitty kid movies.

If I didn't have anything better to do than watch 4 movies in one day at the theater with my girlfriend I'm pretty sure I'd just  :goodbyecruelworld:

No offense though.  I'm sure it was super awesome.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: HeinBallz on February 03, 2012, 03:12:23 PM
I've grown a lot because of my kids.  Not that it couldn't have happened any other way, but I'm a better person because all of the crap you go through trying to raise a kid to be a functioning part of society. There's times when I look at my friends taking trips to scotland and crap like that and feel envious - but I'm not sure I would trade lives with anyone.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on February 03, 2012, 03:19:37 PM
get your globetrotting scottish friend to post in the credit card thread.  tia. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: porky morgan on February 03, 2012, 03:25:46 PM
Pretty much nails it for me

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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: HeinBallz on February 03, 2012, 03:44:48 PM
get your globetrotting scottish friend to post in the credit card thread.  tia. 

Don't think they're on here - although they're alum; I'm not sure they care about sports enough to bbs about them. 


One is a air traffic controller out of Boston...  about to have a kid.   In case you're reading this Aaron.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 03, 2012, 04:56:41 PM
So question for all the dads here: when you became dads did you start listening to sentimental dad-rock/dad-folk about how much you love your kids? Like Cat Stevens-y stuff?  For me this is the biggest mystery to uncover that might lead me to have kids. Would I?  Would I listen to it? 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: HeinBallz on February 03, 2012, 05:02:44 PM
no.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on February 03, 2012, 05:09:18 PM
Pretty much nails it for me

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well, see, that just scares the crap out of me again
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on February 03, 2012, 05:28:01 PM
Pretty much nails it for me

&feature=related

well, see, that just scares the crap out of me again

it shouldn't. it's 100% bullshit.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pete on February 03, 2012, 05:31:44 PM
Pretty much nails it for me

&feature=related

well, see, that just scares the crap out of me again

it shouldn't. it's 100% bullshit.

I thought it was 100% accurate.  :dunno:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pete on February 03, 2012, 05:34:13 PM
IMO, Rick needs to come to terms with the fact that he's probably the happiest person that he knows and is also a glorious human being, who must of us should aspire to be like.  No joke.  #teamRickDaris
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: wetwillie on February 03, 2012, 05:47:45 PM
Did anyone plan their children? I assumed most people had kids on accident.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on February 03, 2012, 05:52:13 PM
IMO, Rick needs to come to terms with the fact that he's probably the happiest person that he knows and is also a glorious human being, who must of us should aspire to be like.  No joke.  #teamRickDaris

not sure about happy. that's not really me. i'm very content though. idk. stress for me was not knowing if we could have kids and then nine months of not knowing whether things would work out and they'd come out ok. we had some scares. the day they were born and everything was normal was the crest of the hill and the rest is just the downward slope for me. dunno. subject to change i suppose.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on February 03, 2012, 05:53:11 PM
Did anyone plan their children? I assumed most people had kids on accident.

100% planned the first. 0% planned the second. i'm still only 95% sure he's mine.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Kids
Post by: Rams on February 03, 2012, 06:55:00 PM
Did anyone plan their children? I assumed most people had kids on accident.

100% planned the first. 0% planned the second. i'm still only 95% sure he's mine.

Ditto. 20 months apart. :sdeek:

I went from "let's get the first one out of diapers" to "let's get the first one out of daycare" to "let's get the first one out of college" to "WE'RE rough ridin' PREGNANT?!!?!"

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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on February 03, 2012, 06:57:45 PM
(http://www.nickmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Errands-with-and-without-kids-watermarkCompressed.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: felix rex on February 03, 2012, 08:39:47 PM
Did anyone plan their children? I assumed most people had kids on accident.

I'm planning a kid around a trip to Egypt. It's tricky, b/c (predictably) my wife is devoting all her energy to worrying about not being close to family or using US/Western hospitals and doctors (we're actually planning to use our new cc points to fly her current OBGYN to Sharm al Sheikh for the delivery). In the meantime, I'm the only one researching probable birth dates, start times at good local schools, and average birth sizes of newly minted expat parents to statistically determine the best "outlier" time to crank one out over there. It's a delicate process, and there is a probably not a time during which women are more close-minded to just run-of-the-mill optimal procreation logistics. I mean, just try and bring it up. There's not an emoticon here for her or me, but she would be some of  :curse: and   :excited: and  :blindfold: and I'm more  :nerd: then  :party: then  :dunno: then  :zip:
Title: Re: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on February 03, 2012, 09:02:31 PM
felix, that plan sounds like dogshit
Title: Re: Re: Kids
Post by: Rams on February 03, 2012, 09:04:06 PM
felix, that plan sounds like dogshit

I wasn't gonna say anything, but yeah. That sounds just miserable.  :frown:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on February 03, 2012, 09:11:05 PM
Did anyone plan their children? I assumed most people had kids on accident.

I'm planning a kid around a trip to Egypt. It's tricky, b/c (predictably) my wife is devoting all her energy to worrying about not being close to family or using US/Western hospitals and doctors (we're actually planning to use our new cc points to fly her current OBGYN to Sharm al Sheikh for the delivery). In the meantime, I'm the only one researching probable birth dates, start times at good local schools, and average birth sizes of newly minted expat parents to statistically determine the best "outlier" time to crank one out over there. It's a delicate process, and there is a probably not a time during which women are more close-minded to just run-of-the-mill optimal procreation logistics. I mean, just try and bring it up. There's not an emoticon here for her or me, but she would be some of  :curse: and   :excited: and  :blindfold: and I'm more  :nerd: then  :party: then  :dunno: then  :zip:

i feel like your wife is being weak and it is you job as a male to tell her to suck it up. mizpah. joke btw.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on February 03, 2012, 09:33:52 PM
Did anyone plan their children? I assumed most people had kids on accident.
I was married for seven years before we decided to have a kid.  We had a house and good jobs so we were like lets do it.  Man it was nerve racking.  Trying to have a kid is kinda stressfull.  When it doesn't happen right away you're like wtf.  Then after you do seal the deal you're like  :adored:.  After that the little guy doesn't keep and you're so  :cry:.  You start wondering" is this even worth the trouble."  But then the next time everything goes according to plan and you're like ok this is good.  When my son was born I remember not ever feeling an emotion like this.  My heart about burst out of my chest.  Yah there's bad days and good days but that's life.  Parents just have other things to worry about on a daily basis than Single/childless couples.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: puniraptor on February 03, 2012, 09:38:28 PM
Awesome character development going on here
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on February 03, 2012, 09:40:27 PM
man, bloodfart really puts this all into perspective
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on February 03, 2012, 09:44:17 PM
man, bloodfart really puts this all into perspective
Thanks   :thumbs:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Rams on February 03, 2012, 10:06:45 PM
man, bloodfart really puts this all into perspective

The fact that Bloodfart has kids really does a number on my faith in humanity.  :runaway:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on February 03, 2012, 10:11:04 PM
planned.  I held out for about 2 years had to quit smoking, get some career stuff in order etc.  Tried for about 6 months.  agree on the wtf when it doesn't happen right away. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on February 03, 2012, 10:18:04 PM
good grief.  after 2 months I would throw up my hands and declare that god doesn't will it so let's go to Mexico for 2 weeks and party. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on February 03, 2012, 10:35:23 PM
good grief.  after 2 months I would throw up my hands and declare that god doesn't will it so let's go to Mexico for 2 weeks and party. 

god let ou win in ood last week though so how much faith can you really put in him/her?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on February 03, 2012, 10:38:10 PM
good grief.  after 2 months I would throw up my hands and declare that god doesn't will it so let's go to Mexico for 2 weeks and party. 

god let ou win in ood last week though so how much faith can you really put in him/her?

it made me swear off booze until I went to Vegas in march.  i broke that commitment today but made it a full 6 days.  i think of it as a test which i basically passed mostly. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on February 03, 2012, 10:38:54 PM
6 days is a long time imo.  good job sd
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on February 03, 2012, 10:40:01 PM
6 days is a long time imo.  good job sd

thursday was tough.  I'm going to be honest with you guys.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on February 03, 2012, 10:40:56 PM
It was really 5 1/2 days I guess.  should count as 6 though.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on February 03, 2012, 10:56:59 PM
man, bloodfart really puts this all into perspective

The fact that Bloodfart has kids really does a number on my faith in humanity.  :runaway:

You should see my kids they really are beautifull. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SwiftCat on February 04, 2012, 12:09:53 AM
steve dave is a really great poster. :thumbs:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: felix rex on February 04, 2012, 03:03:07 AM
felix, that plan sounds like dogshit

We're probably gonna have a kid in the next few years anyway. If its during the overseas assignment, we get free daycare, schooling, etc.

And to be completely honest, I already know that you can't fly a foreign doctor in. But I'm just gonna let her have that one for now.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pete on February 04, 2012, 09:49:19 AM
felix, that plan sounds like dogshit

We're probably gonna have a kid in the next few years anyway. If its during the overseas assignment, we get free daycare, schooling, etc.

And to be completely honest, I already know that you can't fly a foreign doctor in. But I'm just gonna let her have that one for now.

I think you should name your kid with an Egyptian name if it works out to have him/her there.   
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on February 04, 2012, 10:31:00 AM
felix, that plan sounds like dogshit

We're probably gonna have a kid in the next few years anyway. If its during the overseas assignment, we get free daycare, schooling, etc.

And to be completely honest, I already know that you can't fly a foreign doctor in. But I'm just gonna let her have that one for now.

I think you should name your kid with an Egyptian name if it works out to have him/her there.   

king tut
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: felix rex on February 04, 2012, 10:33:35 AM
felix, that plan sounds like dogshit

We're probably gonna have a kid in the next few years anyway. If its during the overseas assignment, we get free daycare, schooling, etc.

And to be completely honest, I already know that you can't fly a foreign doctor in. But I'm just gonna let her have that one for now.

I think you should name your kid with an Egyptian name if it works out to have him/her there.

Will do if a girl. Lots of nice Arabic girl names.

Also, the company covers medical costs while we're there. So that's a nice addition to the "pro" column. So basically we can have a kid for free for 3-5 years.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on February 04, 2012, 10:37:34 AM
how expensive can it be to have a kid though?  they can't eat much. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: AppleJack on February 04, 2012, 10:41:42 AM
I would be afraid the kid would come out Egyptian. Keep an eye out on the Egyptian Schwans man.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Kids
Post by: kitten_mittons on February 04, 2012, 10:44:10 AM
how expensive can it be to have a kid though?  they can't eat much.
I think you can only give them top shelf liquor.  Something about the cheap stuff is bad for them.

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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on February 04, 2012, 10:48:51 AM
how expensive can it be to have a kid though?  they can't eat much.  

They aren't expensive if you stay w/ two incomes. I think a lot of parents have shocks because they go from two incomes to one and instantly start buying diapers and formula and then preschool and crap.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Johnny Wichita on February 04, 2012, 10:50:03 AM
how expensive can it be to have a kid though?  they can't eat much. 

$222,630
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: felix rex on February 04, 2012, 11:03:04 AM
how expensive can it be to have a kid though?  they can't eat much. 

They aren't expensive if you stay w/ two incomes. I think a lot of parents have shocks because they go from two incomes to one and instantly start buying diapers and formula and then preschool and crap.

Yeah. That's where the free daycare and private school are nice. Also, we can swaddle our baby in diapers made from the finest Egyptian cotton.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on February 04, 2012, 11:42:45 AM
man, bloodfart really puts this all into perspective

The fact that Bloodfart has kids really does a number on my faith in humanity.  :runaway:

Bet you wouldn't believe me if I told you my wife is an MD.
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on February 04, 2012, 11:46:47 AM
how expensive can it be to have a kid though?  they can't eat much. 

$222,630
  :horrorsurprise:  :sdeek:  :clac:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Rams on February 04, 2012, 11:54:32 AM
how expensive can it be to have a kid though?  they can't eat much.  

They aren't expensive if you stay w/ two incomes. I think a lot of parents have shocks because they go from two incomes to one and instantly start buying diapers and formula and then preschool and crap.

That's bullshit...unless both incomes are relatively decent.  I just got my year end statement from daycare back a week or so ago.  I paid just under $20k for a 3 year old and an 18 month old...and that's JUST daycare.  That doesn't include babysitters every so often at $10-$15/hr, diapers, food, toys, clothes, etc.  I would peg the cost of a toddler at right around $15k - $20k per year. :sdeek:

Kids are rough ridin' expensive.  That much isn't up for debate.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on February 04, 2012, 12:13:07 PM
how expensive can it be to have a kid though?  they can't eat much.  

They aren't expensive if you stay w/ two incomes. I think a lot of parents have shocks because they go from two incomes to one and instantly start buying diapers and formula and then preschool and crap.

That's bullshit...unless both incomes are relatively decent.  I just got my year end statement from daycare back a week or so ago.  I paid just under $20k for a 3 year old and an 18 month old...and that's JUST daycare.  That doesn't include babysitters every so often at $10-$15/hr, diapers, food, toys, clothes, etc.  I would peg the cost of a toddler at right around $15k - $20k per year. :sdeek:

Kids are rough ridin' expensive.  That much isn't up for debate.

Yeah, this is why so many people go to the one income once #2 comes. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Panjandrum on February 04, 2012, 01:17:07 PM
how expensive can it be to have a kid though?  they can't eat much.  

They aren't expensive if you stay w/ two incomes. I think a lot of parents have shocks because they go from two incomes to one and instantly start buying diapers and formula and then preschool and crap.

That's bullshit...unless both incomes are relatively decent.  I just got my year end statement from daycare back a week or so ago.  I paid just under $20k for a 3 year old and an 18 month old...and that's JUST daycare.  That doesn't include babysitters every so often at $10-$15/hr, diapers, food, toys, clothes, etc.  I would peg the cost of a toddler at right around $15k - $20k per year. :sdeek:

Kids are rough ridin' expensive.  That much isn't up for debate.

Yeah, this is why so many people go to the one income once #2 comes. 

We prepared for it by buying a house we could afford on one income.  We've been doing one income for a couple of years now.  It's worked out alright.

But, of course, I'm a KSU grad so, well... :kstategrad:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Rams on February 04, 2012, 01:43:51 PM
how expensive can it be to have a kid though?  they can't eat much.  

They aren't expensive if you stay w/ two incomes. I think a lot of parents have shocks because they go from two incomes to one and instantly start buying diapers and formula and then preschool and crap.

That's bullshit...unless both incomes are relatively decent.  I just got my year end statement from daycare back a week or so ago.  I paid just under $20k for a 3 year old and an 18 month old...and that's JUST daycare.  That doesn't include babysitters every so often at $10-$15/hr, diapers, food, toys, clothes, etc.  I would peg the cost of a toddler at right around $15k - $20k per year. :sdeek:

Kids are rough ridin' expensive.  That much isn't up for debate.

Yeah, this is why so many people go to the one income once #2 comes. 

We prepared for it by buying a house we could afford on one income.  We've been doing one income for a couple of years now.  It's worked out alright.

But, of course, I'm a KSU grad so, well... :kstategrad:

Yeah, well my wife is a social worker and doesn't want to quit her job.  Loves doing good and helping people blah blah. :jerk:  Obviously doesn't get paid crap, so after taxes her employment probably ends up costing us about $10k/year.  :sdeek:

But I'm a K-State grad...so... :kstategrad: ...or whatever.  Still sucks.  :frown:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: wes mantooth on February 04, 2012, 02:19:29 PM
having first kid in a few months.  question is about this football season, still plan on getting my qatz football tickets, but is this going to be a real pain dealing with an infant?  i know a lot of people don't like kids by them at football games, but the only other alternative is no tickets, which isn't really an option.  is there certain areas of the bill that are more parent/kid friendly?  north ez? 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: ChiCat on February 04, 2012, 02:30:20 PM
having first kid in a few months.  question is about this football season, still plan on getting my qatz football tickets, but is this going to be a real pain dealing with an infant?  i know a lot of people don't like kids by them at football games, but the only other alternative is no tickets, which isn't really an option.  is there certain areas of the bill that are more parent/kid friendly?  north ez? 

At that age you should be able to find some family member that would love to have them for a few hours.  I would try hat first
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: wes mantooth on February 04, 2012, 02:33:42 PM
having first kid in a few months.  question is about this football season, still plan on getting my qatz football tickets, but is this going to be a real pain dealing with an infant?  i know a lot of people don't like kids by them at football games, but the only other alternative is no tickets, which isn't really an option.  is there certain areas of the bill that are more parent/kid friendly?  north ez? 

At that age you should be able to find some family member that would love to have them for a few hours.  I would try hat first

Good idea, might be tough for every game though. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cartierfor3 on February 04, 2012, 02:59:32 PM
Kids aren't that expensive if you don't take them to daycare.  Mine wear hand me downs, I bought their furniture on craigslist, they don't eat much and can't tell name brand from generic, we do tons of free stuff (library, parks, etc.), bought a $70 year long family pass to the KC Zoo which can knock out 3 hours any nice day. 

There are ways to not go broke, live on one income, and still have nice things for the kids.  Those who say different are working for Babies R Us. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on February 04, 2012, 05:41:54 PM
taxpayers and employers subsidize the cost of children.  the true cost to society is enormous, you selfish breeder fucks.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 04, 2012, 05:57:34 PM
taxpayers and employers subsidize the cost of children.  the true cost to society is enormous, you selfish breeder fucks.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pete on February 04, 2012, 06:10:39 PM
taxpayers and employers subsidize the cost of children.  the true cost to society is enormous, you selfish breeder fucks.

I can't argue with this, except to say it's the tyranny of the majority.  Sorry bros.  :frown:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Kids
Post by: Rams on February 04, 2012, 06:16:19 PM
taxpayers and employers subsidize the cost of children.  the true cost to society is enormous, you selfish breeder fucks.

I happen to BE a taxpayer...and I don't have an employer...so nobody's subsidizing crap for me. And you can GTFOOMF with your "cost to society" drivel. There wouldn't be a society without breeders like myself.  Think about THAT for a minute, sys. Just think about that.

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Title: Re: Re: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on February 04, 2012, 06:46:44 PM
There wouldn't be a society without breeders like myself.  Think about THAT for a minute, sys. Just think about that.

you're actually proud of this pathetic society?  what a joke.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on February 04, 2012, 06:54:17 PM
I happen to BE a taxpayer...and I don't have an employer...so nobody's subsidizing crap for me.

you don't appear to know what subsidize means, what a joke.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on February 04, 2012, 07:05:42 PM
it's in the country's best interest to ensure that it has future citizens. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: wetwillie on February 04, 2012, 07:07:19 PM
Corn,oil, and babies. We are america and we will subsidize the crap out of them.
Title: Re: Re: Kids
Post by: Rams on February 04, 2012, 07:10:08 PM
Look at sys shamelessly padding his post count whilst calling me a Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!). Lol at you, sys.

I'm fully aware of what subsidizing means. I'm telling you that I pay PLENTY of taxes to account for my family's use of taxpayer funded/subsidized resources. Maybe you don't know what subsidize means.

Also, your views of "society" are hilariously contradictory. :lol:

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Title: Re: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on February 04, 2012, 07:35:08 PM
Also, your views of "society" are hilariously contradictory. :lol:

now you don't even know what contradictory means.  what a joke.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Rams on February 04, 2012, 07:53:49 PM
now you don't even know what contradictory means.  what a joke.

Well, now I'm beginning to think you don't even know what "society" means, so maybe it's best we just shut this discussion down. I don't wanna embarrass you in front of your friends. :dunno:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on February 04, 2012, 07:56:02 PM
maybe it's best we just shut this discussion down. I don't wanna embarrass you in front of your friends. :dunno:

are you that old hooters dude that ended every thread with horrible message boarding about recording tapouts?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Rams on February 04, 2012, 08:01:01 PM
maybe it's best we just shut this discussion down. I don't wanna embarrass you in front of your friends. :dunno:

are you that old hooters dude that ended every thread with horrible message boarding about recording tapouts?

I have no earthly idea what you're talking about. Sorry.

You seem like you're getting flustered though.  Maybe go grab a Coors Light and relax a bit or something.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: porky morgan on February 04, 2012, 08:07:40 PM
Quote from: porky morgan on February 03, 2012, 03:25:46 PM
Pretty much nails it for me

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well, see, that just scares the crap out of me again

Go ahead and be scared that's ok. But pay attention to the "most amazing people you'll meet in your life" thing. Mine is my best friend (18 yrs old.) Pretty cool to create your own best friend.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on February 04, 2012, 08:09:44 PM
I have no earthly idea what you're talking about. Sorry.

you just post like him so i thought maybe you were his sock.  but it's possible he's dead.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Kids
Post by: raquetcat on February 04, 2012, 08:49:22 PM
having first kid in a few months.  question is about this football season, still plan on getting my qatz football tickets, but is this going to be a real pain dealing with an infant?  i know a lot of people don't like kids by them at football games, but the only other alternative is no tickets, which isn't really an option.  is there certain areas of the bill that are more parent/kid friendly?  north ez? 

At that age you should be able to find some family member that would love to have them for a few hours.  I would try hat first

Good idea, might be tough for every game though.
SW    end zone is very family friendly, have seen several babies there this past season that did fine. My parents use to let my little bro sleep under the bleachers when he was little.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Gooch on February 06, 2012, 06:47:17 PM
No I don't want to buy your cookies. Get off my porch!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on February 10, 2012, 06:11:10 PM
So people that have kids that put their kids picture as their profile picture on facebook/twitter and pretty much only post/have pics of their kids on there...have they just given up on their own life and turned it over to the next generation?  
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cartierfor3 on February 10, 2012, 06:14:30 PM
So people that have kids that put their kids picture as their profile picture on facebook/twitter and pretty much only post/have pics of their kids on there...have they just given up on their own life and turned it over to the next generation?  

Standard status updates:

"I am NOT ready for Dakota to give up her nap"

"Macy rolled over today!"

"Any tips from other mom's how to get a 2 year old to take a bath?"
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on February 10, 2012, 06:15:39 PM
So people that have kids that put their kids picture as their profile picture on facebook/twitter and pretty much only post/have pics of their kids on there...have they just given up on their own life and turned it over to the next generation?   
I know some of my highschool classmates do this.  They do this because of being grotesquely fat.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SdK on February 10, 2012, 06:18:00 PM
I guess the grossest thing to me ever is when I meet single people and they tell me about how much they really want to be a parent and have kids. I'm like listen up [redacted], you don't even have a career or a significant other, and you're already talking about kids. That's what I hate. If you've got your life in order, have a mate that is great, go ahead procreate.

I just hate when people have shitty lives and then have children and make their lives about their children to make up for the fact that they have shitty lives.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on February 10, 2012, 06:20:09 PM
I guess the grossest thing to me ever is when I meet single people and they tell me about how much they really want to be a parent and have kids. I'm like listen up [redacted], you don't even have a career or a significant other, and you're already talking about kids. That's what I hate. If you've got your life in order, have a mate that is great, go ahead procreate.

I just hate when people have shitty lives and then have children and make their lives about their children to make up for the fact that they have shitty lives.

Yeah, that's weird
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 10, 2012, 06:22:51 PM
So people that have kids that put their kids picture as their profile picture on facebook/twitter and pretty much only post/have pics of their kids on there...have they just given up on their own life and turned it over to the next generation?  

Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SdK on February 10, 2012, 06:23:45 PM
Actually was out with some friends one night, IN TOPEKA (I know, I know), and a girl asked if I had any kids. I said no. She asked if I was gay.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on February 10, 2012, 06:26:22 PM
i would like it if people that act like children are really important would reflect on what it is they are thinking when they think that.
Title: Re: Re: Kids
Post by: Rams on February 10, 2012, 06:45:51 PM
Look, the truth is, all guys think the way you do before they have kids. Having kids is such an indescribable thing that you just don't understand unless and until you have them...and until you do, everyone else with kids is going to be super rough ridin' annoying to you. Basically every post in this thread is predictable and none of you are unique.

/thread
Title: Re: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 10, 2012, 06:49:14 PM
Look, the truth is, all guys think the way you do before they have kids. Having kids is such an indescribable thing that you just don't understand unless and until you have them...and until you do, everyone else with kids is going to be super rough ridin' annoying to you. Basically every post in this thread is predictable and none of you are unique.

/thread

Neither are you.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: Kids
Post by: Rams on February 10, 2012, 06:51:21 PM
Look, the truth is, all guys think the way you do before they have kids. Having kids is such an indescribable thing that you just don't understand unless and until you have them...and until you do, everyone else with kids is going to be super rough ridin' annoying to you. Basically every post in this thread is predictable and none of you are unique.

/thread

Neither are you.


Exactly, SB. Neither am I.

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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 10, 2012, 06:51:58 PM
Nobody's unique   :frown:
Title: Re: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on February 10, 2012, 06:55:06 PM
Look, the truth is, all guys think the way you do before they have kids. Having kids is such an indescribable thing that you just don't understand unless and until you have them...and until you do, everyone else with kids is going to be super rough ridin' annoying to you. Basically every post in this thread is predictable and none of you are unique.
/thread

Thank you for saying that Rams.  Was begining to think i was the only one.  Wait... this isn't fan's dating thread.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on February 10, 2012, 07:38:21 PM
So people that have kids that put their kids picture as their profile picture on facebook/twitter and pretty much only post/have pics of their kids on there...have they just given up on their own life and turned it over to the next generation? 

No, they are hoping someone will notice then decide to kidnap their family so that they can return to going to BWW whenevs they want.

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Title: Re: Re: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on February 10, 2012, 08:15:34 PM
So people that have kids that put their kids picture as their profile picture on facebook/twitter and pretty much only post/have pics of their kids on there...have they just given up on their own life and turned it over to the next generation? 

No, they are hoping someone will notice then decide to kidnap their family so that they can return to going to BWW whenevs they want.

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the only reason i'm on facebook is to post an occasional pic of my kids so friends and family members that i don't see much can see them. if it wasn't for specific requests for me to do this i wouldn't be on facebook at all. so maybe you need to grow up and get a life and stop trying to judge people and things that you don't know anything about steve dave you gigantic dumbass.  :flush:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on February 10, 2012, 08:24:35 PM
So people that have kids that put their kids picture as their profile picture on facebook/twitter and pretty much only post/have pics of their kids on there...have they just given up on their own life and turned it over to the next generation? 

No, they are hoping someone will notice then decide to kidnap their family so that they can return to going to BWW whenevs they want.

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the only reason i'm on facebook is to post an occasional pic of my kids so friends and family members that i don't see much can see them. if it wasn't for specific requests for me to do this i wouldn't be on facebook at all. so maybe you need to grow up and get a life and stop trying to judge people and things that you don't know anything about steve dave you gigantic dumbass.  :flush:

damn  :frown:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Kids
Post by: SwiftCat on February 10, 2012, 08:51:59 PM
the only reason i'm on facebook is to post an occasional pic of my kids so friends and family members that i don't see much can see them. if it wasn't for specific requests for me to do this i wouldn't be on facebook at all. so maybe you need to grow up and get a life and stop trying to judge people and things that you don't know anything about steve dave you gigantic dumbass.  :flush:

rick daris, is your profile picture one of your kids?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 10, 2012, 09:02:31 PM
"Hi, I'm Rick Daris. Wanna be Facebook friends?"

(http://www.surebaby.com/files/chinese-octo-mom.jpg)

What a joke.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Kids
Post by: Stevesie60 on February 10, 2012, 09:07:27 PM
the only reason i'm on facebook is to post an occasional pic of my kids so friends and family members that i don't see much can see them. if it wasn't for specific requests for me to do this i wouldn't be on facebook at all. so maybe you need to grow up and get a life and stop trying to judge people and things that you don't know anything about steve dave you gigantic dumbass.  :flush:

rick daris, is your profile picture one of your kids?

Nay, all four. It's sickening.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on February 10, 2012, 09:30:48 PM
In RD's defense I am usually holding one of my kids in my profile pic.   :shakesfist:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SdK on February 10, 2012, 09:37:37 PM
Counterpoint to the FB Parenting:


If you created an account solely for the purpose of sharing with family. Why do you have non-family friends?

If you once had a FB account for being social and know it's a shrine to your kids....well....I think that speaks of what you were being accused.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on February 10, 2012, 09:41:44 PM
Counterpoint to the FB Parenting:


If you created an account solely for the purpose of sharing with family. Why do you have non-family friends?

If you once had a FB account for being social and know it's a shrine to your kids....well....I think that speaks of what you were being accused.

because people friended me and i didn't turn them down. i have about two hundred friends and have never friended a single person.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SwiftCat on February 10, 2012, 09:51:41 PM
Look rick, obviously this is a touchy subject with you. Lets just agree to drop it. I don't want to fight anymore.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Chingon on February 10, 2012, 09:52:51 PM
You guys are being dicks to rick daris.

:frown:

Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on February 10, 2012, 10:01:22 PM
You guys are being dicks to rick daris.

:frown:



yeah. it's really mean guys. also, kids are not in my profile pic. also, i only post about five pictures every two months or so and that's basically all i post. so shove it your asses you total assholes.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SdK on February 10, 2012, 10:07:08 PM
You guys are being dicks to rick daris.

:frown:



yeah. it's really mean guys. also, kids are not in my profile pic. also, i only post about five pictures every two months or so and that's basically all i post. so shove it your asses you total assholes.


Well I don't even have a FB account!!!!!!!!!

Seriously though, if in the future I have children and I become what I am making fun of right now, I'll be the first to admit it, and post a link to the site where I have all kinds of pics of  my children. etc.
Until then, I'll  just be a single guy taking shots at the in love, married, parents, etc.

 :cheers: RD :cheers:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on February 10, 2012, 10:17:26 PM
yeah. it's really mean guys. also, kids are not in my profile pic. also, i only post about five pictures every two months or so and that's basically all i post. so shove it your asses you total assholes.

Just let mrs. RD post the pic.  I just let my wife worry about posting new pics of the kids.  Then I cherry pic from her account and post them to mine. That way it looks like I put forth  the effort of down loading and posting these great pics.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Panjandrum on February 10, 2012, 10:25:20 PM
yeah. it's really mean guys. also, kids are not in my profile pic. also, i only post about five pictures every two months or so and that's basically all i post. so shove it your asses you total assholes.

Just let mrs. RD post the pic.  I just let my wife worry about posting new pics of the kids.  Then I cherry pic from her account and post them to mine. That way it looks like I put forth  the effort of down loading and posting these great pics.

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: TheHamburglar on February 10, 2012, 10:27:21 PM
Just found out that the 2 couples that we hang out with the most are each both expecting with their first child.  My best friend from college got his wife pregnant 6 months ago.  Mrs. Hamburglar and I are both happy for all of them, but are both going through that "our lives with our best friends are never going to be the same" phase.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Chingon on February 10, 2012, 10:28:30 PM
I fill my facebook with posts of my cats and rare wooden puzzles.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on February 10, 2012, 10:31:43 PM
yeah. it's really mean guys. also, kids are not in my profile pic. also, i only post about five pictures every two months or so and that's basically all i post. so shove it your asses you total assholes.

Just let mrs. RD post the pic.  I just let my wife worry about posting new pics of the kids.  Then I cherry pic from her account and post them to mine. That way it looks like I put forth  the effort of down loading and posting these great pics.

 :thumbs:

well no crap. people will take pics of my kids or whatever and then tag me and then i'm good. also, facebook is only good because of the pictures. things i like about facebook- 1)when people that i care about post pictures of them or their kids doing something interesting or something-vacation, sports, interesting stuff, etc. 2) there is no 2.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on February 10, 2012, 11:51:10 PM
Just found out that the 2 couples that we hang out with the most are each both expecting with their first child.  My best friend from college got his wife pregnant 6 months ago.  Mrs. Hamburglar and I are both happy for all of them, but are both going through that "our lives with our best friends are never going to be the same" phase.

Better just plan on doing more  things at their/your house.  My good friend kind of took a break from me when we had our first kid.  It was kinda hard on me, and I never really got over it.   
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: HeinBallz on February 11, 2012, 12:31:39 AM
Agree with RD on facebook.   I've fully accepted that I'm out of touch with most people that I would consider "Kids".... but I'm pretty sure facebook is now lame.  And is only still usable because of the reasons RD mentioned.

Also:

<-----------  This is HeinBallz's oldest son.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on February 11, 2012, 12:44:24 AM
Agree with RD on facebook.   I've fully accepted that I'm out of touch with most people that I would consider "Kids".... but I'm pretty sure facebook is now lame.  And is only still usable because of the reasons RD mentioned.

Also:

<-----------  This is HeinBallz's oldest son.

facebook is great for whatever you need/want it for and horrible for the other 90%. that's true regardless. people are going to complain about it because of the 90% that they don't care about but they'll stay for the 10% that they do. keep complaining until you figure that out facebook people.  dumbasses.
Title: Re: Re: Kids
Post by: kitten_mittons on February 11, 2012, 01:07:16 AM
Parents should make facebook pages for their kids.  That way, if you care about those kids, you can friend them and read about how funny they are and the awesome pictures that they take.

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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on February 11, 2012, 01:19:56 AM
So people that have kids that put their kids picture as their profile picture on facebook/twitter and pretty much only post/have pics of their kids on there...have they just given up on their own life and turned it over to the next generation? 

No, they are hoping someone will notice then decide to kidnap their family so that they can return to going to BWW whenevs they want.

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the only reason i'm on facebook is to post an occasional pic of my kids so friends and family members that i don't see much can see them. if it wasn't for specific requests for me to do this i wouldn't be on facebook at all. so maybe you need to grow up and get a life and stop trying to judge people and things that you don't know anything about steve dave you gigantic dumbass.  :flush:
Title: Re: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on February 11, 2012, 01:31:16 AM
Parents should make facebook pages for their kids.  That way, if you care about those kids, you can friend them and read about how funny they are and the awesome pictures that they take.

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that's the way facebook is moving and i should probably do this and cancel my adult account. look, i hate people that post every other day about their dumbass kids and how hard their life is more than you guys do. trust me. it's painful.  i just don't hate the person that posts twice a month with three pictures of his kids and the kids dominate their profile or whatever.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: Kids
Post by: kitten_mittons on February 11, 2012, 08:06:42 AM
Parents should make facebook pages for their kids.  That way, if you care about those kids, you can friend them and read about how funny they are and the awesome pictures that they take.

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that's the way facebook is moving and i should probably do this and cancel my adult account. look, i hate people that post every other day about their dumbass kids and how hard their life is more than you guys do. trust me. it's painful.  i just don't hate the person that posts twice a month with three pictures of his kids and the kids dominate their profile or whatever.
Yeah, this doesn't really bother me too bad, it's the ones that dominate my news feed with stuff their child does that they think is amazing, except it is just normal things that kids do.

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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: AppleJack on February 11, 2012, 08:24:19 AM
I always feel bad for the dogs in families that have kids. I always asks how the hounds are doing because nobody ever asks about them anymore, but also because I find their dogs interesting and could give a crap about their kids. Don't forget about the dogs people.
Title: Re: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on February 11, 2012, 08:40:59 AM
Look, I am just saying that one day you guys will post some kid pics right before going to a Pak, then the following month you will see Chris Hansen hosting a How ToCatch A Pred from your kitchen followed shortly by Fitz being tackled on your front lawn while a 6'er of Mikes Hard scatters violently.

So sad...

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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Johnny Wichita on February 11, 2012, 10:03:10 AM
I always feel bad for the dogs in families that have kids. I always asks how the hounds are doing because nobody ever asks about them anymore, but also because I find their dogs interesting and could give a crap about their kids. Don't forget about the dogs people.

Our dogs are miserable now.  We are basically waiting for them to die so we can have the one room they're allowed in back. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: AppleJack on February 11, 2012, 10:17:09 AM
I always feel bad for the dogs in families that have kids. I always asks how the hounds are doing because nobody ever asks about them anymore, but also because I find their dogs interesting and could give a crap about their kids. Don't forget about the dogs people.

Our dogs are miserable now.  We are basically waiting for them to die so we can have the one room they're allowed in back. 

 :frown:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Trim on February 11, 2012, 11:12:33 AM
Look, the truth is, all guys think the way you do before they have kids. Having kids is such an indescribable thing that you just don't understand unless and until you have them...and until you do, everyone else with kids is going to be super rough ridin' annoying to you. Basically every post in this thread is predictable and none of you are unique.

/thread

Neither are you.


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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: kitten_mittons on February 14, 2012, 09:45:56 AM
Quote from: Facebook Parent
What a great valentines day gift, Maddox is telling us everytime he has to go to bathroom
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: kitten_mittons on February 14, 2012, 09:47:39 AM
Quote from: Facebook Parent
Watching Mickey Mouse with the best Valentine a Mommy could ask for!! Love you to the moon and back Farrah!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: kitten_mittons on February 14, 2012, 09:49:27 AM
Quote from: Facebook Parent
I already received the best Valentine's Day gift this morning... Dropping Bryson off at Daycare today he followed me to the door and had the biggest smile and blew me a big kiss and waved bye.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dingo on February 14, 2012, 10:06:28 AM
For what it's worth, the only proof I need that there is a God is that I never made any babies.  Now, granted, I had something to do with it -- I bought condoms by the crate.  But while I'm (1) a pretty good stepdad (to adult kids), (2) an okay step-grandpa (to kids I only have to see once or twice a year), and (3) a decent uncle (see 1 and 2), I know for a fact that I would be a terrible dad.  Plus, if I were a dad I wouldn't be getting away with half the stuff I do now, and I wouldn't have traveled or lived in all the cool places I've been.  So yeah, people, I'm one of those irresponsible, selfish people who doesn't like kids and really doesn't like your kids. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: kitten_mittons on February 14, 2012, 10:39:45 AM
Quote from: Facebook Parent
Happy to be spending valentines day with the best little valentine ever! He woke up this morning and first thing gave me a big kiss! Awww he melts my heart every time! I am so blessed! I love u Braxtyn Ryder!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on February 14, 2012, 10:41:41 AM
Why do some facebook parents completely devote their page to their kids and then refuse to let their kids have a facebook account? I mean I can understand not wanting them to have an account, but when you put their pictures and what they are doing all over your account anyway, what's the point?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 14, 2012, 10:51:10 AM
Why do some facebook parents completely devote their page to their kids and then refuse to let their kids have a facebook account? I mean I can understand not wanting them to have an account, but when you put their pictures and what they are doing all over your account anyway, what's the point?

Excellent point.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: kitten_mittons on February 14, 2012, 10:53:40 AM
Why do some facebook parents completely devote their page to their kids and then refuse to let their kids have a facebook account? I mean I can understand not wanting them to have an account, but when you put their pictures and what they are doing all over your account anyway, what's the point?
Why are some parents chain smokers and then refuse to let their kids smoke?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 14, 2012, 10:58:56 AM
Because they're idiots and terrible parents?  :dunno:

Quote from: facebook parent
ready for my little Valentine to wake up so we can see how my heart-shaped breakfast turned out! :)

Title: Re: Kids
Post by: kitten_mittons on February 14, 2012, 10:59:41 AM
Because they're idiots and terrible parents?  :dunno:
Exactly.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Brock Landers on February 14, 2012, 11:03:22 AM
Quote from: Facebook Parent
Happy to be spending valentines day with the best little valentine ever! He woke up this morning and first thing gave me a big kiss! Awww he melts my heart every time! I am so blessed! I love u Braxtyn Ryder!


I parents who give their kids stupid names like this.  Is Braxtyn a boy or a girl?  Does it matter?  I predict Braxtyn will be a spoiled annoying little crap regardless.  Only annoying assholes can have a name like that.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on February 14, 2012, 11:05:42 AM
How many different spellings of this name are there?  :dunno:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: AbeFroman on February 14, 2012, 11:12:27 AM
Quote from: Facebook Parent
Happy to be spending valentines day with the best little valentine ever! He woke up this morning and first thing gave me a big kiss! Awww he melts my heart every time! I am so blessed! I love u Braxtyn Ryder!


I parents who give their kids stupid names like this.  Is Braxtyn a boy or a girl?  Does it matter?  I predict Braxtyn will be a spoiled annoying little crap regardless.  Only annoying assholes can have a name like that.

Was discussing this the other day with people. What the hell happened to good traditional names? Everything now has to be spelled with a 'y' or end with a 'inn" sound. It's as if parents are naming their kids after strippers and porn stars

Jayden, Jesslynn, Brayden, Kaytlynn, and Daylon are all names I've heard in the past month. Terrible names.

Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on February 14, 2012, 11:46:13 AM
Quote from: Facebook Parent
Happy to be spending valentines day with the best little valentine ever! He woke up this morning and first thing gave me a big kiss! Awww he melts my heart every time! I am so blessed! I love u Braxtyn Ryder!


I parents who give their kids stupid names like this.  Is Braxtyn a boy or a girl?  Does it matter?  I predict Braxtyn will be a spoiled annoying little crap regardless.  Only annoying assholes can have a name like that.

Was discussing this the other day with people. What the hell happened to good traditional names? Everything now has to be spelled with a 'y' or end with a 'inn" sound. It's as if parents are naming their kids after strippers and porn stars

Jayden, Jesslynn, Brayden, Kaytlynn, and Daylon are all names I've heard in the past month. Terrible names.

This doesn't  bother me ass much ass the parents who change the spelling of a name.  They end up butchering it and think they are sooo clever. 

Example: Armani changed to R'mani  :runaway:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on February 14, 2012, 11:48:04 AM
If you do anything with facebook, a large percentage of people will be annoyed by it. No matter what you do. (And I agree parents are generally terrible on facebook)

Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 14, 2012, 11:49:56 AM
Quote from: Facebook Parent
Happy to be spending valentines day with the best little valentine ever! He woke up this morning and first thing gave me a big kiss! Awww he melts my heart every time! I am so blessed! I love u Braxtyn Ryder!


I parents who give their kids stupid names like this.  Is Braxtyn a boy or a girl?  Does it matter?  I predict Braxtyn will be a spoiled annoying little crap regardless.  Only annoying assholes can have a name like that.

Was discussing this the other day with people. What the hell happened to good traditional names? Everything now has to be spelled with a 'y' or end with a 'inn" sound. It's as if parents are naming their kids after strippers and porn stars

Jayden, Jesslynn, Brayden, Kaytlynn, and Daylon are all names I've heard in the past month. Terrible names.



There are some really, really terrible baby names out there these days.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: kitten_mittons on February 14, 2012, 12:11:22 PM
When I worked collections I called a lady named La-a.  Pronounce la-dash-a.  Yup.  Used a dash (hyphen, actually).
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Brock Landers on February 14, 2012, 12:13:30 PM
Quote from: Facebook Parent
Happy to be spending valentines day with the best little valentine ever! He woke up this morning and first thing gave me a big kiss! Awww he melts my heart every time! I am so blessed! I love u Braxtyn Ryder!


I parents who give their kids stupid names like this.  Is Braxtyn a boy or a girl?  Does it matter?  I predict Braxtyn will be a spoiled annoying little crap regardless.  Only annoying assholes can have a name like that.

Was discussing this the other day with people. What the hell happened to good traditional names? Everything now has to be spelled with a 'y' or end with a 'inn" sound. It's as if parents are naming their kids after strippers and porn stars

Jayden, Jesslynn, Brayden, Kaytlynn, and Daylon are all names I've heard in the past month. Terrible names.



There are some really, really terrible baby names out there these days.


You don't say   

http://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?topic=9670.0 (http://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?topic=9670.0)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: HeinBallz on February 14, 2012, 12:31:57 PM
When I worked collections I called a lady named La-a.  Pronounce la-dash-a.  Yup.  Used a dash (hyphen, actually).


Yeah, I saw that chain letter cycle through my email several times over the past five years or so.   Good joke.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dingo on February 14, 2012, 12:33:02 PM
Why do some facebook parents completely devote their page to their kids and then refuse to let their kids have a facebook account? I mean I can understand not wanting them to have an account, but when you put their pictures and what they are doing all over your account anyway, what's the point?
 

Why do Facebook moms who you used to nail in college devote their Facebook pages to their kids and show not one picture of themselves as they look now?  And then when you ask them to say why, they write back:  "LOL its Bcause i am the one taking all the pics LOL!"  Hate those people.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: kitten_mittons on February 14, 2012, 12:34:31 PM
??  She had a 250 dollar balance on a drivers edge card.  She got mad because her total due was like 120 dollars because of fees and whatnot.  She told me to "lick her bloody pussy" then hung up on me.  I almost threw up.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 14, 2012, 12:46:03 PM
http://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?topic=9670.msg205917#msg205917

Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on February 14, 2012, 01:07:14 PM
??  She had a 250 dollar balance on a drivers edge card.  She got mad because her total due was like 120 dollars because of fees and whatnot.  She told me to "lick her bloody pussy" then hung up on me.  I almost threw up.

 :confused:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: ben ji on February 14, 2012, 01:13:24 PM
I talked to a girl on the phone one day whose name was Ringa, she sends me an email after speaking to her and its [email protected]
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on February 14, 2012, 02:57:47 PM
??  She had a 250 dollar balance on a drivers edge card.  She got mad because her total due was like 120 dollars because of fees and whatnot.  She told me to "lick her bloody pussy" then hung up on me.  I almost threw up.

I think I know this person.    :runaway:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 14, 2012, 03:34:06 PM
People on here with kids: please report back tonight with descriptions/photos/scans of the funniest valentines cards your kids bring home.  Hilarious/weird little kid valentines are one of the big reasons to have kids, imo.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Michael-Jordan-Unopened-Box-Space-Jam-Cleo-Valentines-/120668194117
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on February 14, 2012, 10:50:26 PM
It's as if parents are naming their kids after strippers and porn stars

porn stars and strippers don't usually use their real names.  so they are usually choosing a name for themselves at about the same time as their peers are choosing names for their unnecessary and unwanted offspring.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: puniraptor on February 14, 2012, 11:14:06 PM
April Rain
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: HeinBallz on February 15, 2012, 12:43:29 PM
People on here with kids: please report back tonight with descriptions/photos/scans of the funniest valentines cards your kids bring home.  Hilarious/weird little kid valentines are one of the big reasons to have kids, imo.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Michael-Jordan-Unopened-Box-Space-Jam-Cleo-Valentines-/120668194117

http://www.funnyordie.com/pictures/a73a250fcd/an-unintentionally-menacing-valentine-from-a-kid?ref=nf
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: HeinBallz on February 15, 2012, 12:45:22 PM
Not related to Valentines day, but there's also this:

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/highschool-prep-rally/kindergarten-k-state-fan-refuses-color-jayhawk-mascot-170922025.html
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Brock Landers on February 15, 2012, 12:58:49 PM
Not related to Valentines day, but there's also this:

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/highschool-prep-rally/kindergarten-k-state-fan-refuses-color-jayhawk-mascot-170922025.html



Nice work, LukeBallz    :thumbs:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: HeinBallz on February 15, 2012, 05:18:26 PM
You're mean. 


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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: kitten_mittons on February 28, 2012, 11:39:57 AM
Quote
grandma to alex how come your ears are red
alex to grandma cuz they hot
lmao! priceless
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 28, 2012, 11:49:59 AM
I don't know about you but that crap is rough ridin' PRICELESS.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on February 28, 2012, 11:56:39 AM
lmao!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cartierfor3 on May 07, 2012, 09:58:29 AM
http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/wellness/story/2012-05-03/parents-happiness-population-survey/54767508/1 (http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/wellness/story/2012-05-03/parents-happiness-population-survey/54767508/1)

Have kids. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: HeinBallz on May 07, 2012, 01:21:25 PM


Ted talks that explores the happiness of parents and I think summarizes parenting perfectly
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on May 07, 2012, 03:40:10 PM
Sometimes I feel like throwing my kids against the wall to see if they'll stick... Love those little guys.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 07, 2012, 04:19:37 PM
Sometimes I feel like throwing my kids against the wall to see if they'll stick... Love those little guys.

PRICELESS
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 07, 2012, 05:05:19 PM
Sometimes I feel like throwing my kids against the wall to see if they'll stick... Love those little guys.

(http://boozeworthy.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/article-0-0b6cbd1c000005dc-700_468x315.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on June 05, 2012, 12:59:02 AM
(http://forgifs.com/gallery/d/200891-1/Children-at-playground.gif)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on June 05, 2012, 07:24:18 AM
 :lol: Kid getting hit it the back of the head with a swing...happens all the eff'n time.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: BMWWcat on June 05, 2012, 08:40:43 AM
I'm a terrible person, I don't like pets or kids...not joking.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Rams on June 05, 2012, 09:47:42 AM
(http://forgifs.com/gallery/d/200891-1/Children-at-playground.gif)

omg that's my life right now!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: WillieWatanabe on June 05, 2012, 10:25:05 AM
(http://forgifs.com/gallery/d/200891-1/Children-at-playground.gif)

man, i enjoyed the hell outta this.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SwiftCat on October 05, 2012, 12:14:38 AM
http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/10y8i7/my_7_year_old_daughter_is_with_me_and_she_wants/

Pretty fun to read.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on November 21, 2012, 04:46:30 PM
As of 11/19/12 3:18am the world is one more Bloodfart richer.  :dance:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on November 21, 2012, 05:06:34 PM
As of 11/19/12 3:18am the world is one more Bloodfart richer.  :dance:

Grats Bloodfart
Title: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 21, 2012, 05:11:15 PM
Big ups to bloodfart
Title: Kids
Post by: steve dave on November 21, 2012, 05:18:08 PM
Kids are for suckers
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Stevesie60 on November 21, 2012, 06:24:32 PM
Kids are for suckers

What are babies for?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on November 21, 2012, 06:26:55 PM
Kids are for suckers

What are babies for?

also suckers!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: pissclams on November 21, 2012, 06:35:27 PM
grats to bloodfart, enjoy changing diapers, LOL what a clown!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: ew2x4 on November 21, 2012, 09:41:20 PM
Grats, BF.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: WillieWatanabe on November 21, 2012, 09:56:16 PM
(http://forgifs.com/gallery/d/200891-1/Children-at-playground.gif)

forgot how much i love this. :D
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on November 21, 2012, 10:03:44 PM
Oh man, had all day with my daughter.  She didn't take a nap!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on November 21, 2012, 10:18:05 PM
People with kids are attention whores.  It's embarrassing for them
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Skipper44 on November 21, 2012, 10:23:23 PM
Oh man, had all day with my daughter.  She didn't take a nap!
no joke, when did Thanksgiving break start on Tuesday? :curse:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: TheCatFanSpeaks on November 21, 2012, 11:09:09 PM
People with kids are attention whores.  It's embarrassing for them

Not as much as pregnant people.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on November 22, 2012, 02:18:50 PM
I can't get on facebook anymore without seeing a crap load of baby pics. It's unbearable.'Grats, bf.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Trim on November 22, 2012, 02:21:56 PM
I can't get on facebook anymore without seeing a crap load of baby pics. It's unbearable.'Grats, bf.

Isn't the kid six by now?  Not exactly a "baby."
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on November 22, 2012, 02:23:16 PM
People with kids are attention whores.  It's embarrassing for them

Not as much as pregnant people.

Being pregnant looks so pud.  Eat whatever we want, everyone helps them do everything, sit on ass all day.  Perfect city
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pete on November 22, 2012, 06:36:02 PM
Grats BF
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on November 22, 2012, 10:14:23 PM
Thanks fellas.  The little guy is a sleeping champ and laid back like his pops and he's healthy.  Pretty good week considering.   
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cartierfor3 on November 22, 2012, 10:16:12 PM
Thanks fellas.  The little guy is a sleeping champ and laid back like his pops and he's healthy.  Pretty good week considering.

Two most important things for parenting: Caffeine and Alcohol. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cartierfor3 on November 22, 2012, 10:16:56 PM
Thanks fellas.  The little guy is a sleeping champ and laid back like his pops and he's healthy.  Pretty good week considering.

Two most important things for parenting: Caffeine and Alcohol.

Oh also a stroller that's light and can be folded up small really easily and quickly. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SdK on November 22, 2012, 10:46:43 PM
Congrats BF
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on November 28, 2012, 12:19:57 PM
Congrats BF!

(Sorry so late to the party, just catching up here and there over the past couple of weeks)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Stevesie60 on February 07, 2013, 11:27:38 PM
Babies are so boring. Sleep 20 hours a day, cry 2 hours a day, eat 1 hour a day, poop 1 hour a day. Good grief, say something funny or something.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on February 08, 2013, 08:36:29 AM
Babies are so boring. Sleep 20 hours a day, cry 2 hours a day, eat 1 hour a day, poop 1 hour a day. Good grief, say something funny or something.

When they sleep draw dicks on the face and post to FB.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cartierfor3 on February 08, 2013, 08:42:10 AM
Babies are so boring. Sleep 20 hours a day, cry 2 hours a day, eat 1 hour a day, poop 1 hour a day. Good grief, say something funny or something.

They don't ask for stuff yet. That's good. Kids say funny stuff but ask for things constantly. "Dada I want a cookie, Dada I want to watch Toy Story" Good Grief.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Winters on February 08, 2013, 11:01:07 AM
Babies are so boring. Sleep 20 hours a day, cry 2 hours a day, eat 1 hour a day, poop 1 hour a day. Good grief, say something funny or something.

They don't ask for stuff yet. That's good. Kids say funny stuff but ask for things constantly. "Dada I want a cookie, Dada I want to watch Toy Story" Good Grief.
Well, Toy Story is pretty amazing.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: ChiCat on February 08, 2013, 11:02:40 AM
Babies are so boring. Sleep 20 hours a day, cry 2 hours a day, eat 1 hour a day, poop 1 hour a day. Good grief, say something funny or something.

They don't ask for stuff yet. That's good. Kids say funny stuff but ask for things constantly. "Dada I want a cookie, Dada I want to watch Toy Story" Good Grief.
Well, Toy Story is pretty amazing.

Pffft, Brave Little Toaster ripoff
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cartierfor3 on February 08, 2013, 11:07:53 AM
Babies are so boring. Sleep 20 hours a day, cry 2 hours a day, eat 1 hour a day, poop 1 hour a day. Good grief, say something funny or something.

They don't ask for stuff yet. That's good. Kids say funny stuff but ask for things constantly. "Dada I want a cookie, Dada I want to watch Toy Story" Good Grief.
Well, Toy Story is pretty amazing.

It really is. Toy Story 3 is the best one.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on February 08, 2013, 01:04:25 PM
My kids just called me at work to sing Happy Birthday to me. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Stevesie60 on February 08, 2013, 01:07:19 PM
Sounds like somebody wants a cake thread...
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on February 08, 2013, 01:09:03 PM
 :peek:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on February 08, 2013, 01:26:49 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ULCQCXA6wU8/UQBqR_5mreI/AAAAAAAAHjs/efQtQinOnxc/s1600/baby-cake.jpeg)

Congrats, Bloodfart.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: bubbles4ksu on April 06, 2013, 11:49:12 AM
has anyone passed on their genes lately?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: AppleJack on April 06, 2013, 12:42:12 PM
 :peek:
Title: Re: Re: Kids
Post by: 8manpick on April 06, 2013, 12:42:33 PM
has anyone passed on their genes lately?

Baby bubbs? :pray:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on April 06, 2013, 12:45:31 PM
:peek:

Grats AJ.  Is that how you busted up the wrists?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: AppleJack on April 06, 2013, 12:47:06 PM
:peek:

Grats AJ.  Is that how you busted up the wrists?

more or less.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on April 06, 2013, 12:47:28 PM
:peek:

Grats AJ.  Is that how you busted up the wrists?

more or less.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 0.42 on April 06, 2013, 12:53:30 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: raquetcat on April 06, 2013, 05:35:12 PM
/thread
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: ew2x4 on April 06, 2013, 05:43:48 PM
Wife is about to pop any day now. No idea what I'm doing. Fun is over.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Kat Kid on April 06, 2013, 05:50:51 PM
you know how one of those tropes that you see in kid rom-coms and stuff all the time about how kids have black magic computer powers with their ridiculous pounding on keyboards?

my son just made this: ? in like 2 seconds.  I have no clue here.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on September 27, 2013, 04:44:57 PM
http://badkidsjokes.tumblr.com/
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on September 27, 2013, 06:19:16 PM
This reminds me. After researching this for years I finally decided that having kids is really the only way you will ever experience true joy or satisfaction in your life and if you don't have them you are wasting your existence. So, I'm probably going to do it. Thanks for all the advice everyone.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on September 27, 2013, 06:30:36 PM
To the new house thread.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on September 27, 2013, 06:53:34 PM
Just do it already.  I know where you can buy a bunch of EMAW stuff for newborns.  Probably find you a deal and stuff.

This is actually a great selling point.

i'm under the assumption that in a few years more people will have kids and my place becomes the place for kidpaks instead of katpaks and everyones kid(s) gets dropped off at my place before a big game to be supervised by a couple of college ages kid sitters while the adults go pak in aggieville or the parking lot or something.  :dunno:

I am going to hold you to that.


so the above and how this is needs to happen next year you mother fuckers...


also, re-reading the first ten pages of this are fun. i also probably agree w/ chum more now than i did then. it really is the project of projects and you get to chose how involved you want to be. sometimes being super involved is beneficial though and sometimes you have to just be a manager and be hands off. can't wait to revisit this thing in another three-five years.



Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on September 27, 2013, 07:22:00 PM
Ha ha.  I just remember thinking, "Jesus Christ, the best thing anyone can say about having kids is that your life doesn't have to change if you do?" 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Kat Kid on September 27, 2013, 07:22:26 PM
Just do it already.  I know where you can buy a bunch of EMAW stuff for newborns.  Probably find you a deal and stuff.

This is actually a great selling point.

i'm under the assumption that in a few years more people will have kids and my place becomes the place for kidpaks instead of katpaks and everyones kid(s) gets dropped off at my place before a big game to be supervised by a couple of college ages kid sitters while the adults go pak in aggieville or the parking lot or something.  :dunno:

I am going to hold you to that.


so the above and how this is needs to happen next year you mother fuckers...


also, re-reading the first ten pages of this are fun. i also probably agree w/ chum more now than i did then. it really is the project of projects and you get to chose how involved you want to be. sometimes being super involved is beneficial though and sometimes you have to just be a manager and be hands off. can't wait to revisit this thing in another three-five years.

reread a bunch as well.  very solid thread.  fatty's post made me crack up too.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: TheHamburglar on September 27, 2013, 09:02:56 PM
This reminds me. After researching this for years I finally decided that having kids is really the only way you will ever experience true joy or satisfaction in your life and if you don't have them you are wasting your existence. So, I'm probably going to do it. Thanks for all the advice everyone.

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on September 27, 2013, 09:16:23 PM
If sd is doing it, I am going to also
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: felix rex on September 27, 2013, 09:18:14 PM
Stuffed Muslim Brotherhood sheep for everyone!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: puniraptor on September 27, 2013, 09:19:03 PM
Sad day for the child free blogging community.


Great day for emaw.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on September 27, 2013, 09:35:08 PM
kids are great. if they are yours.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on September 27, 2013, 09:35:37 PM
Stuffed Muslim Brotherhood sheep for everyone!

 :Wha:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on September 27, 2013, 09:37:14 PM
Stuffed Muslim Brotherhood sheep for everyone!

 :excited:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: felix rex on September 27, 2013, 09:38:00 PM

Stuffed Muslim Brotherhood sheep for everyone!

 :Wha:

Please see previous buyer feedback for likely delivery times.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on September 27, 2013, 09:39:42 PM
I'd just like to point out that lil' sd was the FIRST to call dibs on a MB sheep so when they begin delivery in roughly 2018 he has first.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: felix rex on September 27, 2013, 09:40:45 PM

I'd just like to point out that lil' sd was the FIRST to call dibs on a MB sheep so when they begin delivery in roughly 2018 he has first.

Very fair and duly noted.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on September 27, 2013, 09:42:11 PM
I'd just like to point out that lil' sd was the FIRST to call dibs on a MB sheep so when they begin delivery in roughly 2018 he has first.

LSOC was the absolute first one to request.  Check thread
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on September 27, 2013, 09:44:30 PM
I'd just like to point out that lil' sd was the FIRST to call dibs on a MB sheep so when they begin delivery in roughly 2018 he has first.

LSOC was the absolute first one to request.  Check thread

http://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?topic=19682.msg858673#msg858673

http://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?topic=19682.msg858862#msg858862

 :gocho:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on September 27, 2013, 09:53:48 PM
Wherever they appeared in thread I immediately asked for one.   What pagE is the pic on?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on September 27, 2013, 09:55:28 PM
Wherever they appeared in thread I immediately asked for one.   What pagE is the pic on?

right here, 10 minutes before lil SD decided he needed one

http://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?topic=19682.msg858652#msg858652
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on September 27, 2013, 10:01:09 PM
I knew it
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: _33 on September 27, 2013, 11:20:34 PM
Looks like you could have just shut down this thread after my comment.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on September 28, 2013, 07:18:32 AM
Lions
how does lions run faster?

metal legs


Bannana
what is a bannana in a taxi?
 
bannana day trip


The Ham Contest
if you go to the ham contest wat will the man say

you won last year you are not alowed



Title: Re: Kids
Post by: lopakman on September 28, 2013, 07:57:42 AM
My daughters are great.  They're totally emaw too.  I'm glad we stopped at two though.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: WonderMeal on November 03, 2013, 03:10:58 PM
 :ksu: :Woohoo: :driving: :D :emawkid:  :Woot: :billdance: :lynchmob: :katpak: :cheers: :love: :excited: :)  :party:


                                                                                                             ...(:runaway:)

Felix, will the hospital staff give us the MB sheep at discharge, or does WonderMealina have to wait until we get home? Please advise.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: wetwillie on November 03, 2013, 03:13:50 PM
Congrats wonder meal
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 03, 2013, 03:57:51 PM
(http://cdn.cakecentral.com/4/48/900x900px-LL-4830450b_modulescopperminealbumsuserpics25331peaches_005.jpeg)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: nicname on November 03, 2013, 04:03:16 PM
kids are great. if they are yours.

I dunno, I like most kids.  They're pretty cool most of the time. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: felix rex on November 03, 2013, 11:22:21 PM

:ksu: :Woohoo: :driving: :D :emawkid:  :Woot: :billdance: :lynchmob: :katpak: :cheers: :love: :excited: :)  :party:


                                                                                                             ...(:runaway:)

Felix, will the hospital staff give us the MB sheep at discharge, or does WonderMealina have to wait until we get home? Please advise.

Discharge, but make sure you mark it so nobody can swap it!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Johnny Wichita on November 04, 2013, 10:12:39 AM
Stuffed Muslim Brotherhood sheep for everyone!

 :dubious: :dubious:

One for each of my disappointed little girls. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on November 04, 2013, 10:22:59 AM
March Madness is best time to give birth right?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on November 04, 2013, 10:23:40 AM
March Madness is best time to give birth right?
  Right after is best.  Right before and you miss all the games.

Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cartierfor3 on November 04, 2013, 10:24:20 AM
March Madness is best time to give birth right?

If you're a cat fan sure.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on November 04, 2013, 10:26:07 AM
March Madness is best time to give birth right?

If you're a cat fan sure.

Great point.  Unless you are a fan of the game in general, then still, see my above post.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on November 04, 2013, 10:31:00 AM
March Madness is best time to give birth right?
  Right after is best.  Right before and you miss all the games.

Explain plz. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on November 04, 2013, 10:34:47 AM
March Madness is best time to give birth right?
  Right after is best.  Right before and you miss all the games.

Explain plz.

My first came in mid feb.  By Mid march she was caulically(sp?) and cried and had to be held basically all day 'er day.  Try enjoying games during that.

My second came in late Jan.  By mid March he was keeping us up so much at night that sitting down to watch a game put me to sleep. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on November 04, 2013, 10:36:11 AM
March Madness is best time to give birth right?
  Right after is best.  Right before and you miss all the games.

Explain plz.

My first came in mid feb.  By Mid march she was caulically(sp?) and cried and had to be held basically all day 'er day.  Try enjoying games during that.

My second came in late Jan.  By mid March he was keeping us up so much at night that sitting down to watch a game put me to sleep.

Ok but like I'm not going to take paternity leave when the bun is still in the oven.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: bubbles4ksu on November 04, 2013, 10:36:56 AM
have kids in the early fall if you can help it. see Outliers Gladwell, Malcolm. have fake kids that are stillborn if you need to watch bball games.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on November 04, 2013, 11:02:14 AM
March Madness is best time to give birth right?
  Right after is best.  Right before and you miss all the games.

Explain plz.

My first came in mid feb.  By Mid march she was caulically(sp?) and cried and had to be held basically all day 'er day.  Try enjoying games during that.

My second came in late Jan.  By mid March he was keeping us up so much at night that sitting down to watch a game put me to sleep.

Ok but like I'm not going to take paternity leave when the bun is still in the oven.

does your company require birth certificates be presented?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Skipper44 on November 04, 2013, 11:06:51 AM
March Madness is best time to give birth right?
  Right after is best.  Right before and you miss all the games.

Explain plz.

My first came in mid feb.  By Mid march she was caulically(sp?) and cried and had to be held basically all day 'er day.  Try enjoying games during that.

My second came in late Jan.  By mid March he was keeping us up so much at night that sitting down to watch a game put me to sleep.
My first was born the first week of the NBA playoffs, taking the late night feeding while watching West Coast playoff games was great.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on November 04, 2013, 11:24:48 AM
No one gives an eff about college basketball so that is the perfect time
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Johnny Wichita on November 04, 2013, 11:29:42 AM
have kids in the early fall if you can help it. see Outliers Gladwell, Malcolm.

 :thumbs:

vitamin d too...
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on November 04, 2013, 11:31:17 AM
March Madness is best time to give birth right?
  Right after is best.  Right before and you miss all the games.

Explain plz.

My first came in mid feb.  By Mid march she was caulically(sp?) and cried and had to be held basically all day 'er day.  Try enjoying games during that.

My second came in late Jan.  By mid March he was keeping us up so much at night that sitting down to watch a game put me to sleep.

Ok but like I'm not going to take paternity leave when the bun is still in the oven.

does your company require birth certificates be presented?

Don't know.  I wouldn't lie about a baby being born.  But it seems like if I have to be home on a weekday it'd be nice to have something to watch on TV.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on November 04, 2013, 11:32:21 AM
Of course you wouldn't lie about a baby being born.  that is why they wouldn't check.  No one does.  Never heard of it.

Also, I mean, you would actually be having a baby a couple days later, right? 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: ChiCat on November 04, 2013, 11:34:30 AM
I don't think you need paperwork but someone is bound to ask to see the baby at some point
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on November 04, 2013, 11:37:43 AM
I don't think you need paperwork but someone is bound to ask to see the baby at some point

Yep, so a week later when Emo jr is born you return and show a bunch of pics without time stamps then take a few more days vacation.

Also, I took the first three days, went back for two, then took two more, went back for three or four, then took another two, etc.

Between mother-in-laws, sisters, etc, my wife had enough company where she didn't need me 100% of the time, yet I was there enough to help as much as needed and take in the experience.  Also let me drag out the process of being there more than just the initial week and because of that it helped my wife phase into what the next 6-8 weeks of maternity leave would be once the family and I were both back to work full time. 

Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on November 04, 2013, 11:41:21 AM
FWIW I don't have any intention of helping out during paternity leave.  Just gonna be watching the torn-a-ment and BBSing all day err day.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on November 04, 2013, 11:51:44 AM
FWIW I don't have any intention of helping out during paternity leave.  Just gonna be watching the torn-a-ment and BBSing all day err day.

Then disregard and find a good bar and tell your wife you are at work. 

Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on November 04, 2013, 11:54:16 AM
FWIW I don't have any intention of helping out during paternity leave.  Just gonna be watching the torn-a-ment and BBSing all day err day.

Then disregard and find a good bar and tell your wife you are at work.

Genius.  Hey, awkward question.  Will you be my life coach?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on November 04, 2013, 12:19:57 PM
FWIW I don't have any intention of helping out during paternity leave.  Just gonna be watching the torn-a-ment and BBSing all day err day.

Then disregard and find a good bar and tell your wife you are at work.

Genius.  Hey, awkward question.  Will you be my life coach?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Kat Kid on November 04, 2013, 12:28:06 PM
emo sounds like he is as bad a husband/person as he is a BBS'r.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slucat on November 04, 2013, 01:27:47 PM
March Madness is best time to give birth right?

Early March was great; watched Pullen and co get beat down @KU while in the hospital the night my kid was born; thought he might be bad luck, then got to see our luck change while watching the magical E8 run.  It was pretty special.

side note: considered naming him Sutton, but Sutton played like dogshit vs KU that night...and later transferred, so dodged a bullet there.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on November 04, 2013, 01:50:22 PM
emo sounds like he is as bad a husband/person as he is a BBS'r.

not everyone can be father of the year like you, kk. some people are just born with it.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on March 02, 2014, 02:21:23 PM
Sacrificed my body yesterday to protect my kid from my stupidity.  I totally underestimated the slickness if the side walk plus I was sporting dress shoes with zero tread.  So I'm carrying 15 mo old bf into a wedding cerimony and watching mrs. Bf and company casually walk up to the entrance whoosh! I felt one foot give way then the other.  I couldn't brace myself at all for risk of not cushioning little guy from the fall.  Flat on my back and little guy just looks at me like wtf weirdo?  Walked the last stretch of sidewalk like I was in a minefield.  I hurt today.   :frown:  go away winter  :frown:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on March 02, 2014, 02:29:50 PM
What kind of people get married in March?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Stat_Cat on March 02, 2014, 02:44:21 PM
March Madness is best time to give birth right?
  Right after is best.  Right before and you miss all the games.
March madness is the best time to get snipped that's for sure!  I actually heard an ad on the radio about this!  Get it done, take a week off from work and watch the games!  This is more post kids...
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: everyone shut up on March 02, 2014, 02:45:03 PM
What kind of people get married in March?
the kind that obviously invite kids to their wedding. could have braced for the fall, otherwise.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on March 02, 2014, 02:46:21 PM
What kind of people get married in March?

My sister.    :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on March 02, 2014, 02:49:27 PM
What kind of people get married in March?

My sister.    :rolleyes:

Knocked up
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on March 02, 2014, 02:55:14 PM
Ha!  Nah, but that would be funny because she is constantly preaching religion and has alienated a gay family member or two.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Asteriskhead on March 02, 2014, 03:05:53 PM
Sacrificed my body yesterday to protect my kid from my stupidity.  I totally underestimated the slickness if the side walk plus I was sporting dress shoes with zero tread.  So I'm carrying 15 mo old bf into a wedding cerimony and watching mrs. Bf and company casually walk up to the entrance whoosh! I felt one foot give way then the other.  I couldn't brace myself at all for risk of not cushioning little guy from the fall.  Flat on my back and little guy just looks at me like wtf weirdo?  Walked the last stretch of sidewalk like I was in a minefield.  I hurt today.   :frown:  go away winter  :frown:

I did that one time with a box of AJ's pepperoni rolls during a postbarsPAK with seven. It was totally worth it.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: WillieWatanabe on March 02, 2014, 03:07:23 PM
What kind of people get married in March?

My sister.    :rolleyes:

my classmate got married yesterday. HMMMMMmmm
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on March 02, 2014, 03:10:48 PM
 :sdeek:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on March 02, 2014, 03:14:40 PM
Sacrificed my body yesterday to protect my kid from my stupidity.  I totally underestimated the slickness if the side walk plus I was sporting dress shoes with zero tread.  So I'm carrying 15 mo old bf into a wedding cerimony and watching mrs. Bf and company casually walk up to the entrance whoosh! I felt one foot give way then the other.  I couldn't brace myself at all for risk of not cushioning little guy from the fall.  Flat on my back and little guy just looks at me like wtf weirdo?  Walked the last stretch of sidewalk like I was in a minefield.  I hurt today.   :frown:  go away winter  :frown:

Did this but on carpeted stairs at like 3am getting ready for a night feeding.  Kid rode me down the stairs like a canoe.  Hurt super bad.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: WillieWatanabe on March 02, 2014, 03:15:39 PM
:sdeek:

doubt it was the same wedding. Did the church start with a Z?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on March 02, 2014, 03:49:35 PM
:sdeek:

doubt it was the same wedding. Did the church start with a Z?

No
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on April 17, 2014, 08:28:09 PM
 :fatty:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mr Bread on April 17, 2014, 08:35:34 PM
I thought you had your balls done? 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: wetwillie on April 17, 2014, 08:36:12 PM
Grats emo
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Tobias on April 17, 2014, 08:39:03 PM
is this about creeping on a kid or are you having one?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on April 17, 2014, 08:44:25 PM
I have procreated apparently.   :D
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Tobias on April 17, 2014, 08:44:53 PM
'Grats emo
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on April 17, 2014, 08:50:11 PM
Thanks guys I'm especially pumped about the balls and peen as Bread would put it.  :emawkid:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Benja on April 17, 2014, 08:58:59 PM
Should I have kids?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: _33 on April 17, 2014, 08:59:48 PM
Should I have kids?

ya prolly
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Tobias on April 17, 2014, 09:00:03 PM
Should I have kids?

do one more freestyle post and i'll decide for you
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Benja on April 17, 2014, 09:01:34 PM
Boobs
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Tobias on April 17, 2014, 09:04:11 PM
well that clouded the water.  i was ready for a firm yes for you
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Tobias on April 17, 2014, 09:04:33 PM
go for it, benja, but with respect and stuff
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Benja on April 17, 2014, 09:05:21 PM
well that clouded the water.  i was ready for a firm yes for you

I mean I wouldn't be asking if this was a clear cut case.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on April 17, 2014, 09:06:08 PM
Grats emo.  First?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Benja on April 17, 2014, 09:07:01 PM
I just spend two hours at the gym mostly talking, and now I'm sitting in my underwear eating sardines directly out of the can. I don't think that paints a picture of a guy that should be taking on the responsibility of other tiny lives.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on April 17, 2014, 09:07:12 PM
I hope you like poop, you're going to see lots of it. And smell it. And touch it on accident sometimes. That's the worst part.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Tobias on April 17, 2014, 09:07:49 PM
I just spend two hours at the gym mostly talking, and now I'm sitting in my underwear eating sardines directly out of the can. I don't think that paints a picture of a guy that should be taking on the responsibility of other tiny lives.

you actually sound very qualified
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Benja on April 17, 2014, 09:08:22 PM
Grats emo.  First?

Congrats emo! you did it!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Benja on April 17, 2014, 09:09:12 PM
I hope you like poop, you're going to see lots of it. And smell it. And touch it on accident sometimes. That's the worst part.

louis ck has a joke about wiping poop out of a tiny vagina.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Tobias on April 17, 2014, 09:09:55 PM
just checking in guys.  no kids after almost ten years but ms tobias and i still like to pak
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Benja on April 17, 2014, 09:09:56 PM
I just spend two hours at the gym mostly talking, and now I'm sitting in my underwear eating sardines directly out of the can. I don't think that paints a picture of a guy that should be taking on the responsibility of other tiny lives.

you actually sound very qualified

oh. well i wasn't ready for that answer. i need to re-group.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Benja on April 17, 2014, 09:12:11 PM
I hope you like poop, you're going to see lots of it. And smell it. And touch it on accident sometimes. That's the worst part.

also isn't the worst part probably that you just can't do as much stuff anymore?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Tobias on April 17, 2014, 09:12:27 PM
anyone else wanna know if they should reproduce?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: tdaver on April 17, 2014, 09:17:58 PM
I hope you like poop, you're going to see lots of it. And smell it. And touch it on accident sometimes. That's the worst part.

And if it's a boy make sure you don't leave him exposed even for a second.  He's more than likely aiming right at your face.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: ew2x4 on April 17, 2014, 09:27:00 PM
Mine is one year old today. Greatest thing ever. I also miss privacy, sleep, and quiet. The poop and puke thing isn't that bad.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on April 17, 2014, 09:32:55 PM
Just make the mom breast feed as long as possible.  Poop will be much easier to deal with
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: meow meow on April 17, 2014, 09:40:32 PM
anyone else wanna know if they should reproduce?

 :dunno:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on April 17, 2014, 09:48:03 PM
It's my first, yes.  I'm not pumped about the poop but I'm a big believer in division of labor.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Tobias on April 17, 2014, 09:49:35 PM
anyone else wanna know if they should reproduce?

 :dunno:

you'd be a fun father if you felt ready for it
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 17, 2014, 09:49:50 PM
The fanning name resides through me. What are the chances of me producing all girls when I marry ms. Wackysquawk?  Ibet pretty high.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on April 17, 2014, 09:50:10 PM
EMO, did you have sex or go with in vitro?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Tobias on April 17, 2014, 09:51:11 PM
EMO, did you have sex or go with in vitro?

likely a bloodfart/hellhammer gif thread mishap
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Tobias on April 17, 2014, 09:52:53 PM
The fanning name resides through me. What are the chances of me producing all girls when I marry ms. Wackysquawk?  Ibet pretty high.

49% if you have one child
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Benja on April 17, 2014, 09:54:32 PM
Tobias I'm starting to think you have some plan to get everyone else to have kids then you can do doughnuts in our yards and drink beers all day
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: meow meow on April 17, 2014, 09:55:47 PM
anyone else wanna know if they should reproduce?

 :dunno:

you'd be a fun father if you felt ready for it

I already have a 2 year old, but you totally nailed it, I am a fun father!  Tonight the wife was giving the daughter a bath and I jumped in with my clothes on, she laughed so hard and made me stay in the bath for 20 minutes, then wanted me to put her to bed instead of mom.  So blessed, ready for another tho.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Spracne on April 17, 2014, 09:56:02 PM
anyone else wanna know if they should reproduce?

Do me  :drool:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on April 17, 2014, 09:56:29 PM
I hope you like poop, you're going to see lots of it. And smell it. And touch it on accident sometimes. That's the worst part.

also isn't the worst part probably that you just can't do as much stuff anymore?

you'll be able to do whatever you want
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Tobias on April 17, 2014, 09:56:33 PM
anyone else wanna know if they should reproduce?

Do me  :drool:

i'm not sure hippocraticoaf would approve
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on April 17, 2014, 09:57:57 PM
EMO, did you have sex or go with in vitro?

It was a tough decision (we used a decision matrix) but we decided copulation was the most organic way to produce offspring.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 17, 2014, 09:58:15 PM
We'll be moving in together and we'll be engaged as soon as I can save an extra 8k. She comes a wealthy family, which means she wants a healthy ring. I'll start a ring thread in September after I turn 30 and know my life is counting down.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on April 17, 2014, 09:58:51 PM
Also, who really gives a crap about carrying on a family name. BFD, this isn't Westeros you old dweebs.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Spracne on April 17, 2014, 09:59:37 PM
We'll be moving in together and we'll be engaged as soon as I can save an extra 8k. She comes a wealthy family, which means she wants a healthy ring. I'll start a ring thread in September after I turn 30 and know my life is counting down.

Sounds like you'll be a made man very soon, my friend....
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on April 17, 2014, 09:59:58 PM
We'll be moving in together and we'll be engaged as soon as I can save an extra 8k. She comes a wealthy family, which means she wants a healthy ring. I'll start a ring thread in September after I turn 30 and know my life is counting down.

wut
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Tobias on April 17, 2014, 10:00:08 PM
Tobias I'm starting to think you have some plan to get everyone else to have kids then you can do doughnuts in our yards and drink beers all day

i generally enjoy most of you and if it would make you happy i say go for it.  i'll be on the sideline doing donuts in yards and drinking beers all day though :thumbs:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on April 17, 2014, 10:01:05 PM
Also, who really gives a crap about carrying on a family name. BFD, this isn't Westeros you old dweebs.

I personally care about it, but only because everyone in the US with my surname is from the same immigrant.  If the name was Johnson or something I sure as eff wouldn't care. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Tobias on April 17, 2014, 10:02:14 PM
did fanning type that or willesgirl?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Spracne on April 17, 2014, 10:02:32 PM
Also, who really gives a crap about carrying on a family name. BFD, this isn't Westeros you old dweebs.

I personally care about it, but only because everyone in the US with my surname is from the same immigrant.  If the name was Johnson or something I sure as eff wouldn't care.

Was he a scallywag or something?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 17, 2014, 10:03:40 PM
We'll be moving in together and we'll be engaged as soon as I can save an extra 8k. She comes a wealthy family, which means she wants a healthy ring. I'll start a ring thread in September after I turn 30 and know my life is counting down.

Sounds like you'll be a made man very soon, my friend....
She's a sweet heart. She's coming into some $ soon and says she'll use it to pay off our student debt. Which means, I better provide MY ass off the rest of my life. She's 3 years older. Move in, in August. Engage 6 months after and kids 2 and a half years later.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Tobias on April 17, 2014, 10:04:49 PM
fanning, i'm not trying to gE here but you sound scared of the future
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 17, 2014, 10:05:43 PM
did fanning type that or willesgirl?
Sorry guys. Started the binge early today. They gave us good Friday off tomorrow. Slur bbs'ing.... iirc.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: meow meow on April 17, 2014, 10:06:05 PM
We'll be moving in together and we'll be engaged as soon as I can save an extra 8k. She comes a wealthy family, which means she wants a healthy ring. I'll start a ring thread in September after I turn 30 and know my life is counting down.

Sounds like you'll be a made man very soon, my friend....
She's a sweet heart. She's coming into some $ soon and says she'll use it to pay off our student debt. Which means, I better provide MY ass off the rest of my life. She's 3 years older. Move in, in August. Engage 6 months after and kids 2 and a half years later.

Yikes your plan or hers?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Benja on April 17, 2014, 10:07:16 PM
Wacky did you booze tonight?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 17, 2014, 10:07:43 PM
fanning, i'm not trying to gE here but you sound scared of the future
I always have been. That's why my relationships have been short. Growing up as a child, dad was in school and we went through 3 bankruptcy's. It's warranted. I'm very tight for it.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on April 17, 2014, 10:08:00 PM
 :cry:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on April 17, 2014, 10:08:22 PM
Also, who really gives a crap about carrying on a family name. BFD, this isn't Westeros you old dweebs.

I personally care about it, but only because everyone in the US with my surname is from the same immigrant.  If the name was Johnson or something I sure as eff wouldn't care.

Was he a scallywag or something?

No, just a man with a dream.  One of my ancestor's on my mother's side was forced into servitude on a British whaling ship.  I'm sure he mocked the ship's leadership every knot of the way.  Was he a scallywag?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 17, 2014, 10:08:41 PM
Wacky did you booze tonight?
Oh ya.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Benja on April 17, 2014, 10:10:39 PM
You'll be fine fanning.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Spracne on April 17, 2014, 10:11:29 PM
Also, who really gives a crap about carrying on a family name. BFD, this isn't Westeros you old dweebs.

I personally care about it, but only because everyone in the US with my surname is from the same immigrant.  If the name was Johnson or something I sure as eff wouldn't care.


Was he a scallywag or something?

No, just a man with a dream.  One of my ancestor's on my mother's side was forced into servitude on a British whaling ship.  I'm sure he mocked the ship's leadership every knot of the way.  Was he a scallywag?

I misunderstood your post.  I took you to mean everyone else besides you, meaning you needed to clear your name.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 17, 2014, 10:11:45 PM
We'll be moving in together and we'll be engaged as soon as I can save an extra 8k. She comes a wealthy family, which means she wants a healthy ring. I'll start a ring thread in September after I turn 30 and know my life is counting down.

Sounds like you'll be a made man very soon, my friend....
She's a sweet heart. She's coming into some $ soon and says she'll use it to pay off our student debt. Which means, I better provide MY ass off the rest of my life. She's 3 years older. Move in, in August. Engage 6 months after and kids 2 and a half years later.

Yikes your plan or hers?
Kinda mine. She would love to be engaged asap, but I'm trying to be realistic. She's pretty amazing and so is her FAM. I'm in control of my debt tho. She just wants to help out if she can.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Tobias on April 17, 2014, 10:12:16 PM
ask me again in 2.5 years fanning
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 17, 2014, 10:12:56 PM
You'll be fine fanning.
I agree.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Spracne on April 17, 2014, 10:13:56 PM
We'll be moving in together and we'll be engaged as soon as I can save an extra 8k. She comes a wealthy family, which means she wants a healthy ring. I'll start a ring thread in September after I turn 30 and know my life is counting down.

Sounds like you'll be a made man very soon, my friend....
She's a sweet heart. She's coming into some $ soon and says she'll use it to pay off our student debt. Which means, I better provide MY ass off the rest of my life. She's 3 years older. Move in, in August. Engage 6 months after and kids 2 and a half years later.

Yikes your plan or hers?
Kinda mine. She would love to be engaged asap, but I'm trying to be realistic. She's pretty amazing and so is her FAM. I'm in control of my debt tho. She just wants to help out if she can.

Make sure you obscure the details of your debt for as long as you can until it becomes both of your problem, at the very least until you become the 1 called husband.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: meow meow on April 17, 2014, 10:14:49 PM
Why are you so concerned about your debt?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 17, 2014, 10:18:28 PM
You'll be fine fanning.
I agree.
Work gave us off tomorrow fwiw
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 17, 2014, 10:20:16 PM
We'll be moving in together and we'll be engaged as soon as I can save an extra 8k. She comes a wealthy family, which means she wants a healthy ring. I'll start a ring thread in September after I turn 30 and know my life is counting down.

Sounds like you'll be a made man very soon, my friend....
She's a sweet heart. She's coming into some $ soon and says she'll use it to pay off our student debt. Which means, I better provide MY ass off the rest of my life. She's 3 years older. Move in, in August. Engage 6 months after and kids 2 and a half years later.

Yikes your plan or hers?
Kinda mine. She would love to be engaged asap, but I'm trying to be realistic. She's pretty amazing and so is her FAM. I'm in control of my debt tho. She just wants to help out if she can.

Make sure you obscure the details of your debt for as long as you can until it becomes both of your problem, at the very least until you become the 1 called husband.
Most def. We'll still be in the positive afterwards. We talk everything out.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 17, 2014, 10:22:12 PM
Why are you so concerned about your debt?
I'm not. I grew up w/ it, but she grew up on the opposite side. I don't want to be a burden for her. Things are going well now. I wanna give her a similar lifestyle if I can.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Spracne on April 17, 2014, 10:24:15 PM
So, kids.  Man, they're zany.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: raquetcat on April 17, 2014, 10:26:13 PM
I find out tomorrow if my #2 is a boy or girl. . . .
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 17, 2014, 10:27:04 PM
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on April 17, 2014, 10:30:36 PM
WC, she won't care about ring magnitude.  She is in her thirties.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on April 17, 2014, 10:31:00 PM
But serious,  though.   She won't care.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 17, 2014, 10:37:38 PM
But serious,  though.   She won't care.
This has been haunting me. Thx for the pro advice.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 17, 2014, 10:40:32 PM
She's the only daughter of 5 bros. They're all putting on 10k rings. I'm close w/ her bros, but what if I'm the joke if I mess up?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: meow meow on April 17, 2014, 10:43:48 PM
If they give you crap just tell them you're taking their sister to pound town  :gocho:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on April 17, 2014, 10:44:20 PM
Better to find out the are fuckfaces now than later. Fuckfaces=the brothers giving a crap.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Tobias on April 17, 2014, 10:45:06 PM
again not gE'ing (i just say this so you don't get defensive, i'm not a mean person), but more of a joke would be continuing a life of debt to not look like a joke
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Tobias on April 17, 2014, 10:46:02 PM
cns is v good so far
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 17, 2014, 11:03:52 PM
again not gE'ing (i just say this so you don't get defensive, i'm not a mean person), but more of a joke would be continuing a life of debt to not look like a joke
I love this advice, but your talking another language to the fanning house household. We'll have this debt clean once I engage  I'm not a loser BTW, I wanna be w/ her asap legally
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 17, 2014, 11:09:04 PM
again not gE'ing (i just say this so you don't get defensive, i'm not a mean person), but more of a joke would be continuing a life of debt to not look like a joke
I love this advice, but your talking another language to the fanning house household. We'll have this debt clean once I engage  I'm not a loser BTW, I wanna be w/ her asap legally
Just read the rest of the posts. Are we dumb to think we're MBA grads and can make up the rest? BTW, Zarda was a bIG name in the dairy intrusty before the BBQ game.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Tobias on April 17, 2014, 11:35:18 PM
Just read the rest of the posts. Are we dumb to think we're MBA grads and can make up the rest? BTW, Zarda was a bIG name in the dairy intrusty before the BBQ game.

my only knowledge of your collective affairs is your posts here
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 17, 2014, 11:39:18 PM
Just read the rest of the posts. Are we dumb to think we're MBA grads and can make up the rest? BTW, Zarda was a bIG name in the dairy intrusty before the BBQ game.

my only knowledge of your collective affairs is your posts here
Fair enough. Zarda was the main dairy supliar here in KC before things expanded, via previous 1990s.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on April 17, 2014, 11:56:25 PM
Zarda was the main dairy supplier here in KC before things expanded, via previous 1990s.

that's true.  who else was big in the dairy game, previous 1990s?

Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Tobias on April 18, 2014, 12:01:03 AM
hmm.  i know a zarda of our age group that starts with a j.  is that of "the family"?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on April 18, 2014, 12:09:50 AM
Also, who really gives a crap about carrying on a family name. BFD, this isn't Westeros you old dweebs.

I personally care about it, but only because everyone in the US with my surname is from the same immigrant.  If the name was Johnson or something I sure as eff wouldn't care.

It's still stupid to care, fwiw.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Kat Kid on April 18, 2014, 04:58:46 AM
Back to kids, mine seems like he is sick all the time with a cough and runny nose.  Allergies?  Colds?  Normal?  What qualifies as sickly?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on April 18, 2014, 07:15:56 AM
Back to kids, mine seems like he is sick all the time with a cough and runny nose.  Allergies?  Colds?  Normal?  What qualifies as sickly?

Do you have mold in your house?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Kat Kid on April 18, 2014, 07:16:51 AM
None that I know of.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Kat Kid on April 18, 2014, 07:17:42 AM
It is pretty much Armageddon with field burning right now so I hope that's it.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 'taterblast on April 18, 2014, 07:19:33 AM
Back to kids, mine seems like he is sick all the time with a cough and runny nose.  Allergies?  Colds?  Normal?  What qualifies as sickly?

http://nydailynews.healthology.com/childrens-health/childrens-health-information/article255.htm (http://nydailynews.healthology.com/childrens-health/childrens-health-information/article255.htm)

dr. 'blast, out.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on April 18, 2014, 07:48:24 AM
Back to kids, mine seems like he is sick all the time with a cough and runny nose.  Allergies?  Colds?  Normal?  What qualifies as sickly?

i would look more at the realm of divine messages to explain the phenomenon.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on April 18, 2014, 07:48:47 AM
Also, who really gives a crap about carrying on a family name. BFD, this isn't Westeros you old dweebs.

I personally care about it, but only because everyone in the US with my surname is from the same immigrant.  If the name was Johnson or something I sure as eff wouldn't care.

It's still stupid to care, fwiw.

I think having kids is stupid yet here I am.

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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: pissclams on April 18, 2014, 07:59:37 AM
Back to kids, mine seems like he is sick all the time with a cough and runny nose.  Allergies?  Colds?  Normal?  What qualifies as sickly?

your unit spends a lot of time partying in aggieville, sleeping at the tri-delt house, eating whatever he can find at 2 am, etc.  hardly a healthy lifestyle of an up and coming soon to be junior wildcat.

that boy need milk, cookies, and grandma's lap.  not beer pong and wrecking golf carts in aggieville.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on April 18, 2014, 08:17:07 AM
probably has allergies. sorry about your shitty genes, kk.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on April 18, 2014, 08:20:12 AM
Kids are always sticky, what's that about?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: AppleJack on April 18, 2014, 08:33:36 AM
my 6mo old is rough ridin' miserable right now. snot, cough, red eyes, the whole 9.

doc says she's too young for allergies so must be a gnarly cold or some crap.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on April 18, 2014, 08:47:56 AM
WC, she won't care about ring magnitude.  She is in her thirties.

yeah, this.  She would take no ring
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on April 18, 2014, 08:49:11 AM
my 6mo old is rough ridin' miserable right now. snot, cough, red eyes, the whole 9.

doc says she's too young for allergies so must be a gnarly cold or some crap.

it's almost like you didn't even read the link that 'blast posted. hey everybody, how is applejacks day? apparently a busy one because he doesn't have time to read links.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on April 18, 2014, 08:54:19 AM
Jesus and germs are everywhere
So wash your hands and
Say your prayers.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on April 18, 2014, 08:57:39 AM
We went to visit with a potential baby sitter and she had these twins...woke them up and they had like dark green snot everywhere.   :sdeek:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: AppleJack on April 18, 2014, 08:57:57 AM
my 6mo old is rough ridin' miserable right now. snot, cough, red eyes, the whole 9.

doc says she's too young for allergies so must be a gnarly cold or some crap.

it's almost like you didn't even read the link that 'blast posted. hey everybody, how is applejacks day? apparently a busy one because he doesn't have time to read links.

please be nice to me - i have a sick child at home.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on April 18, 2014, 09:06:16 AM
That sounds like Rhinovirus AJ.  Ts & Ps
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: XocolateThundarr on April 18, 2014, 09:23:15 AM
cns is v good so far
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 18, 2014, 09:30:04 AM
Whoa. What did I do in here last? My bad guys. :buh-bye:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Matt Mckee on April 18, 2014, 09:35:32 AM
Check out this banana!

(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/10178038_10152162290304160_5807878968973285428_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on April 18, 2014, 10:03:03 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on April 18, 2014, 10:36:54 AM
Check out this banana!

(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/10178038_10152162290304160_5807878968973285428_n.jpg)

I bet cops pay a lot of attention to who is behind that fence on busy days.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: pissclams on April 18, 2014, 12:42:45 PM
Whoa. What did I do in here last? My bad guys. :buh-bye:

in summary:  your girlfriend is rich and you're not but damn it you're going to get to the promised land because food stamps are for suckers. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 18, 2014, 12:48:16 PM
Thx for the recap. Woof!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on April 18, 2014, 12:49:43 PM
Wacky you really railroaded this thread you narcissistic eff. ( :D)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 18, 2014, 12:51:42 PM
Wacky you really railroaded this thread you narcissistic eff. ( :D)
I know. My bad. I'm never drinking vodka again. :buh-bye:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Spracne on April 18, 2014, 12:52:51 PM
Kids, man. Always sticky, dirty and getting all scratched up. God love 'em.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on April 18, 2014, 12:54:40 PM
Wacky you really railroaded this thread you narcissistic eff. ( :D)
I know. My bad. I'm never drinking vodka again. :buh-bye:

It's okay bud!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: mocat on April 18, 2014, 01:23:01 PM
what a great night ITT. wacky if you spend less than $1k or more than $5k on a ring you are probably a weirdo
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on April 18, 2014, 01:51:26 PM
what a great night ITT. wacky if you spend less than $1k or more than $5k on a ring you are probably a weirdo

More than 5k is insecurity for sure.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Spracne on April 18, 2014, 01:53:07 PM
(http://www.your90s.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/ring-pops.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on April 18, 2014, 02:01:04 PM
Whoa. What did I do in here last? My bad guys. :buh-bye:

in summary:  your girlfriend is rich and you're not but damn it you're going to get to the promised land because food stamps are for suckers.

Also, Zardas are rich from dairy and not their one BBQ restaurant in shawnee
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 0.42 on April 18, 2014, 02:05:41 PM
anyone else wanna know if they should reproduce?

 :shy:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: hemmy on April 18, 2014, 02:07:08 PM
Whoa. What did I do in here last? My bad guys. :buh-bye:

in summary:  your girlfriend is rich and you're not but damn it you're going to get to the promised land because food stamps are for suckers.

Also, Zardas are rich from dairy and not their one BBQ restaurant in shawnee

I think its in Lenexa.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: mocat on April 18, 2014, 02:26:27 PM
Whoa. What did I do in here last? My bad guys. :buh-bye:

in summary:  your girlfriend is rich and you're not but damn it you're going to get to the promised land because food stamps are for suckers.

Also, Zardas are rich from dairy and not their one BBQ restaurant in shawnee

I think its in Lenexa.

either way, how gassy is Wacky's new family? dairy + bbq does some wild things i tell you what
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on April 18, 2014, 02:31:29 PM
Whoa. What did I do in here last? My bad guys. :buh-bye:

in summary:  your girlfriend is rich and you're not but damn it you're going to get to the promised land because food stamps are for suckers.

Also, Zardas are rich from dairy and not their one BBQ restaurant in shawnee

I think its in Lenexa.

either way, how gassy is Wacky's new family? dairy + bbq does some wild things i tell you what

Probably like the Klumps at dinner time.   :sdeek:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Tobias on April 18, 2014, 02:34:32 PM
:shy:

nope
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 18, 2014, 02:38:28 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 0.42 on April 18, 2014, 02:39:00 PM
 :Woohoo:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on April 18, 2014, 03:03:55 PM
Engagement rings are bullshit
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: AppleJack on April 18, 2014, 03:06:48 PM
I had no idea you had to buy ANOTHER ring for the ceremony. I thought you just took the ring back and gave it to her again.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on April 18, 2014, 03:17:05 PM
Whoa. What did I do in here last? My bad guys. :buh-bye:

in summary:  your girlfriend is rich and you're not but damn it you're going to get to the promised land because food stamps are for suckers.

Also, Zardas are rich from dairy and not their one BBQ restaurant in shawnee

I think its in Lenexa.

either way, how gassy is Wacky's new family? dairy + bbq does some wild things i tell you what

I knew a zarda at KSU.  She sure hid all of her crazy zarda money pretty well
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on April 18, 2014, 03:21:05 PM
I mean, this girl already knows you have a lot of money, doesn't she Wacky? 8k on a ring is just so irresponsible and silly.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Shooter Jones on April 18, 2014, 03:33:12 PM
think I'll buy my wife a less than 1k ring originally, and tell her if something crazy happens and we're together for a 10 year anny, i'll buy her a 10k ring, could wait til the 25 year anny and get a 25k ring, tho.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: meow meow on April 18, 2014, 03:39:15 PM
Spend as much as you want wacky.  This is the one piece of jewelry you don't want to eff up.  Besides it's just money, throw some more ribs on the barby and pull some more tits if you're worried about it.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: ydarg2012 on April 18, 2014, 03:39:39 PM
Actual issue I'm dealing with.  I don't make much money at all. . .and the ring the potential Mrs. ydarg wants will cost me around 6k. Don't know how to even go about getting that kind of money together. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Spracne on April 18, 2014, 03:44:17 PM
Actual issue I'm dealing with.  I don't make much money at all. . .and the ring the potential Mrs. ydarg wants will cost me around 6k. Don't know how to even go about getting that kind of money together.

I think it's pretty selfish for a girl to want/expect that type of ring from you if she thinks/knows it will put immense strain on your finances.  A girl is also shooting herself in the foot in that scenario, since your finances are about to merge.  And then there's the whole wedding thing.  If she wants a $6K engagement ring, what kinda wedding we talking about here, and who's paying?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: _33 on April 18, 2014, 03:52:50 PM
My entire wedding cost less than 5K, including the ring.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 18, 2014, 04:20:54 PM
I learned a lot in this thread. Thanks, you guys!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: mocat on April 18, 2014, 04:23:29 PM
My entire wedding cost less than 5K, including the ring.

sounds more like you eloped
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 18, 2014, 04:24:46 PM
Also, I appreciate 'stone thinking everyone is full of crap. I'm sure your career steers you that way. I enjoy it. #toughlove
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: ydarg2012 on April 18, 2014, 05:04:03 PM
Actual issue I'm dealing with.  I don't make much money at all. . .and the ring the potential Mrs. ydarg wants will cost me around 6k. Don't know how to even go about getting that kind of money together.

I think it's pretty selfish for a girl to want/expect that type of ring from you if she thinks/knows it will put immense strain on your finances.  A girl is also shooting herself in the foot in that scenario, since your finances are about to merge.  And then there's the whole wedding thing.  If she wants a $6K engagement ring, what kinda wedding we talking about here, and who's paying?

In the next year or two she will not be hurting financially. She wants a low cost wedding.  From what i gather the money she thinks needs spent is on ring and dress, and what I think needs spent is on DJamer and booze.  We haven't delved too deep into the who would pay considering I haven't actually asked yet. I'm confident about her answer. . .but I don't want her to open the little box and be disappointed.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: meow meow on April 18, 2014, 05:22:14 PM
When I got an engagement ring 6 years ago they offered me zero percent financing for like 5 years, ask around. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Stevesie60 on April 18, 2014, 05:35:14 PM
My entire wedding cost less than 5K, including the ring.

Me too! It was awesome. No engagement ring, wedding ring was a family heirloom, food was catered by the place I was working at the time and it was a family only wedding. If I could do it all again, I'd do the exact same thing.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on April 18, 2014, 05:50:09 PM
My entire wedding cost less than 5K, including the ring.

Me too! It was awesome. No engagement ring, wedding ring was a family heirloom, food was catered by the place I was working at the time and it was a family only wedding. If I could do it all again, I'd do the exact same thing.

Mrs Stevesie60 is a good egg
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Boom Roasted on April 18, 2014, 06:25:58 PM
What do people spend on engagement rings?  Never looked but it seems like a bunch
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: meow meow on April 18, 2014, 06:42:09 PM
A common rule of thumb is 3 months salary
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on April 18, 2014, 06:42:09 PM
Ydrggarggd, buy her the settting she wants and get a diamonique(fake) stone.  Tell her or don't, she would never know though.  Replace it later if its that important (pro tip: it won't be).
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on April 18, 2014, 06:43:11 PM
A common rule of thumb is 3 months salary

This is a pretty shitty talking pt  put together by jewellery ppl.  It would be like letting Cadillac tell you how much you should spend on a car.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Spracne on April 18, 2014, 07:24:27 PM

A common rule of thumb is 3 months salary

This is a pretty shitty talking pt  put together by jewellery ppl.  It would be like letting Cadillac tell you how much you should spend on a car.

They do, if you want to buy a Cadillac.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Panjandrum on April 18, 2014, 11:56:42 PM
One of my kids (not sure which) threw a Hot Wheel in the sink, and it got stuck in the garbage disposal.

I know this because my wife turned on the disposal and it blew the motor.

(Sigh.)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Tobias on April 18, 2014, 11:58:25 PM
in the house you just sold?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Panjandrum on April 19, 2014, 01:32:40 AM
in the house you just sold?

Yep. Went out and got the replacement tonight.

I mean...it just had to hold out five weeks.  But, no.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Spracne on April 19, 2014, 01:44:20 AM
Should've bought a dispos-all  :'bye cruel world:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on April 19, 2014, 02:16:18 AM
Actual issue I'm dealing with.  I don't make much money at all. . .and the ring the potential Mrs. ydarg wants will cost me around 6k. Don't know how to even go about getting that kind of money together.

I think it's pretty selfish for a girl to want/expect that type of ring from you if she thinks/knows it will put immense strain on your finances.  A girl is also shooting herself in the foot in that scenario, since your finances are about to merge.  And then there's the whole wedding thing.  If she wants a $6K engagement ring, what kinda wedding we talking about here, and who's paying?

In the next year or two she will not be hurting financially. She wants a low cost wedding.  From what i gather the money she thinks needs spent is on ring and dress, and what I think needs spent is on DJamer and booze.  We haven't delved too deep into the who would pay considering I haven't actually asked yet. I'm confident about her answer. . .but I don't want her to open the little box and be disappointed.

I'll give you a great deal on a $5k ring AND I'll DJamer the wedding for free.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on April 19, 2014, 02:17:43 AM
^
Great deal
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: mocat on April 19, 2014, 02:20:32 AM
wait, hot wheels cars having working motors now? that's more badass than kougs' olathe 737 apartment
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on April 19, 2014, 02:22:12 AM
wait, hot wheels cars having working motors now? that's more badass than kougs' olathe 737 apartment


mocat stop, that's not what he meant at all, and you know it
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: mocat on April 19, 2014, 02:24:18 AM
wait, hot wheels cars having working motors now? that's more badass than kougs' olathe 737 apartment


mocat stop, that's not what he meant at all, and you know it


i wish i knew more 90s songs for you, friend IRL  :frown:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: The Big Train on April 19, 2014, 03:46:24 PM
What do people spend on engagement rings?  Never looked but it seems like a bunch

I know a guy who had a diamond grown so it was like half of what a real diamond would have cost  :sdeek:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on April 20, 2014, 04:35:37 PM
Get the ring talk out of here.

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on July 21, 2014, 12:54:23 PM
when is the optimal time to take these things to disney world for the first time? hopefully 20 months old.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on July 21, 2014, 12:55:22 PM
when is the optimal time to take these things to disney world for the first time? hopefully 20 months old.

They aren't going to even remember going if it is before 5 years old.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: pissclams on July 21, 2014, 12:59:36 PM
disney world sounds like hell on earth
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on July 21, 2014, 01:03:15 PM
disney world sounds like hell on earth

It is if you don't hire the concierge
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: meow meow on July 21, 2014, 01:05:57 PM
when is the optimal time to take these things to disney world for the first time? hopefully 20 months old.

They aren't going to even remember going if it is before 5 years old.

like steve dave is gonna burn airline points on kids over 2.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 21, 2014, 01:08:04 PM
I had a friend who worked their one summer. He said the job was actual hell on earth, but that the compound where they house all the college aged employees is Bob Strawn's worst nightmare.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on July 21, 2014, 01:09:59 PM
when is the optimal time to take these things to disney world for the first time? hopefully 20 months old.

i don't think taking a 20 month old to disney makes any sense at all.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on July 21, 2014, 01:11:23 PM
Just go to World's of Fun and call it good. The kid won't know the difference - actually you could just take a 20 month old to Chucky Cheese and they wouldn't know the difference.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on July 21, 2014, 01:13:05 PM
when is the optimal time to take these things to disney world for the first time? hopefully 20 months old.

They aren't going to even remember going if it is before 5 years old.

I thought about this and was going to lock my offspring in a closet until they were at least 5 but then decided that I'd interact with them and do fun stuff anyway.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on July 21, 2014, 01:14:32 PM
Typhoon Lagoon was fun as crap in 1995.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on July 21, 2014, 01:15:45 PM
you guys know what 2yr olds are super good at?  Waiting in lines in super hot conditions with a bunch of other 2 yr olds.

We are waiting until the kids are around 10 and then taking them to Universal rather than Disney world.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slucat on July 21, 2014, 01:18:15 PM
you guys know what 2yr olds are super good at?  Waiting in lines in super hot conditions with a bunch of other 2 yr olds.

We are waiting until the kids are around 10 and then taking them to Universal rather than Disney world.

Some day we'll take kids to Disney, but the youngest will likely be 4-5; old enough to ride the rides.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: meow meow on July 21, 2014, 01:19:15 PM
steve dave, you've already booked this thing haven't you?  :frown:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on July 21, 2014, 01:27:15 PM
steve dave, you've already booked this thing haven't you?  :frown:

yes, on points. fully refundable though.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: IPA4Me on July 21, 2014, 01:33:13 PM
when is the optimal time to take these things to disney world for the first time? hopefully 20 months old.
3.5 years was good for both of my girls. I'm sure you'll have a blast at 20 months.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: meow meow on July 21, 2014, 01:33:55 PM
steve dave, you've already booked this thing haven't you?  :frown:

yes, on points. fully refundable though.

if it was me i'd probably wait and just take your kid to the World Famous Henry Doorly Zoo.   
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on July 21, 2014, 01:39:18 PM
steve dave, you've already booked this thing haven't you?  :frown:

yes, on points. fully refundable though.

if it was me i'd probably wait and just take your kid to the World Famous Henry Doorly Zoo.

yes, sdjr loves it
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on July 21, 2014, 01:48:20 PM
Planning ahead, you guys know where kids love going that are slightly older than 2yrs old but still not old enough to be able to ride all the rides at a place like Universal Studios?  Any place with a nice pool.  I mean, this is basically the the only reason Branson is still in existence. That and old ppl and tourists that are scared of minorities.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Panjandrum on July 21, 2014, 01:48:59 PM
I had a friend who worked their one summer. He said the job was actual hell on earth, but that the compound where they house all the college aged employees is Bob Strawn's worst nightmare.

Partied on that compound b/c a friend's girlfriend had an internship down there one summer, so we went for a few days.

Let's just say Disney magic is mostly powered by illegal drugs, cheap vodka, and more out of wedlock activities than one would believe.

If Sleeping Beauty looks like she had a rough night, it's most likely because she wasn't sleeping very much.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: meow meow on July 21, 2014, 01:51:26 PM
well on second thought steve dave, leave the child at grandmas and go katdaddy it up
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Panjandrum on July 21, 2014, 01:55:29 PM
well on second thought steve dave, leave the child at grandmas and go katdaddy it up

That Disneyworld would have been Katdaddy's Disneyworld.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Brock Landers on July 21, 2014, 02:00:06 PM
well on second thought steve dave, leave the child at grandmas and go katdaddy it up

That Disneyworld would have been Katdaddy's Disneyworld.

Happiest Place on Earth, indeed
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slimz on July 21, 2014, 02:02:49 PM
If Sleeping Beauty looks like she had a rough night, it's most likely because she wasn't sleeping very much.

I lol'd.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 21, 2014, 02:03:20 PM
I had a friend who worked their one summer. He said the job was actual hell on earth, but that the compound where they house all the college aged employees is Bob Strawn's worst nightmare.

Partied on that compound b/c a friend's girlfriend had an internship down there one summer, so we went for a few days.

Let's just say Disney magic is mostly powered by illegal drugs, cheap vodka, and more out of wedlock activities than one would believe.

If Sleeping Beauty looks like she had a rough night, it's most likely because she wasn't sleeping very much.

I think the phrase he used went something along the lines of, "the promiscuity at the compound would put the olympic villas to shame".
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Panjandrum on July 21, 2014, 02:11:09 PM
I think the phrase he used went something along the lines of, "the promiscuity at the compound would put the olympic villas to shame".

To bring this back full circle, if you have kids, don't let them work at Disneyworld.  They'll get drunk on cheap vodka they buy at Walgreens, and you'll need to get them tested for any and all diseases when they get back.

However, sd, the Magic Kingdom is delightful, and sdjr would most likely really enjoy the characters.  The dwarves might freak him out, though.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on July 21, 2014, 02:12:35 PM
don't let your kids go to high school or college either if those are your impediments
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Panjandrum on July 21, 2014, 02:15:38 PM
don't let your kids go to high school or college either if those are your impediments

That's not what I'm saying.

I went to college and did all kinds of ill na na, but the stuff at Disney was kind of, well, hmm.

I've never been to Amsterdam, but I imagine if you put palm trees in the red light district, you'd get the Disney compound.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 21, 2014, 02:21:39 PM
don't let your kids go to high school or college either if those are your impediments

That's not what I'm saying.

I went to college and did all kinds of ill na na, but the stuff at Disney was kind of, well, hmm.

I've never been to Amsterdam, but I imagine if you put palm trees in the red light district, you'd get the Disney compound.

I don't want to shock you, but those drugs that you saw at the Disney compound are available at KSU.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Panjandrum on July 21, 2014, 02:27:37 PM
don't let your kids go to high school or college either if those are your impediments

That's not what I'm saying.

I went to college and did all kinds of ill na na, but the stuff at Disney was kind of, well, hmm.

I've never been to Amsterdam, but I imagine if you put palm trees in the red light district, you'd get the Disney compound.

I don't want to shock you, but those drugs that you saw at the Disney compound are available at KSU.

We're getting off topic.  Yes, I'm aware.  But what I'm saying was that all of it was a little more out in the open at Disney than in my experiences at other schools, spring break, etc.

Back to talking about kids.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Spracne on July 21, 2014, 02:42:31 PM
I bet they listen to that "Rock 'N' Roll" music, too  :buh-bye:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mikeyis4dcats on July 21, 2014, 02:55:41 PM
when is the optimal time to take these things to disney world for the first time? hopefully 20 months old.

i don't think taking a 20 month old to disney makes any sense at all.

I think SD just has always wanted to visit the mouse, and now is his chance.    The kid won't be able to do crap, and Mrs. SD will miss everything while holding SDjr while SD goes all Flash Mountain.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: puniraptor on July 21, 2014, 02:56:24 PM
i went to a drug and alcohol abuse prevention training and the teacher told me that kids these days are putting drugs and alcohol in their butts!

did you observe this behavior at disney and gamorrah?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: KSUblumpkin on July 21, 2014, 03:06:46 PM
i went to a drug and alcohol abuse prevention training and the teacher told me that kids these days are putting drugs and alcohol in their butts!

did you observe this behavior at disney and gamorrah?

I see a potential marketable product for Jim Beam called Jim Douche that could kill with the younglings. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on July 21, 2014, 03:10:22 PM
i went to a drug and alcohol abuse prevention training and the teacher told me that kids these days are putting drugs and alcohol in their butts!

did you observe this behavior at disney and gamorrah?

I believe SteveO demonstrated this technique in one of the Jackass shows/movies.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Skipper44 on July 21, 2014, 03:18:28 PM
when is the optimal time to take these things to disney world for the first time? hopefully 20 months old.

They aren't going to even remember going if it is before 5 years old.
but then you can answer "You've already been there, when you were 20 months old" when they ask to go every day from the ages from 3 to 7.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Spracne on July 21, 2014, 03:24:20 PM
when is the optimal time to take these things to disney world for the first time? hopefully 20 months old.

They aren't going to even remember going if it is before 5 years old.
but then you can answer "You've already been there, when you were 20 months old" when they ask to go every day from the ages from 3 to 7.

I remember all kids of crap from when I was 1-5 years old.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Stevesie60 on July 21, 2014, 05:30:49 PM
steve dave, listen to me. Do not do this. You are going to look at all the awesome rides like the Tower of Terror and Aerosmith Roller Coaster and just not be able to ride them. Unless of course Mrs. sd wants to hold sdjr for an hour while you wait in line and then ride it. Which is totally possible. What I'm saying is it's going to be like looking at and smelling a juicy, perfectly grilled rare steak for hours and hours on end without being able to eat it. Just absolute torture. Feed sdjr tons of milk and vitamins so hopefully he meets the height requirement by age 5 and take him there then. You're welcome for the awesome advice, btw.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pendergast on July 21, 2014, 05:37:05 PM
Single riders line dude, golden.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on July 21, 2014, 05:40:47 PM
my friend had an internship in irvine and one of his co-interns used to work at disneyland (world?  i dunno, the one in ca) and i went to visit him for a week and she got us in free and gave us free stuff and never once talked about the gross stuff you guys are talking about.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Stevesie60 on July 21, 2014, 05:41:46 PM
Or steve dave, here's another idea: Use some of your points to take your pal Stevesie60 along with you. I do my own thing during the day while you and the fam do all the boring stuff. Then once you put them to bed you and I go on all the late night rides together and just party our collective ass off. Rinse, repeat. And need I remind you that rick daris alright basically bought me a vacation? (for being goEMAW's Poster of the Year two years in a row) What I'm saying is he's got a pretty good lead on being my favorite mod, but you could change that pretty easily by just shelling out a few measly airline points.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on July 21, 2014, 05:54:51 PM
my friend had an internship in irvine and one of his co-interns used to work at disneyland (world?  i dunno, the one in ca) and i went to visit him for a week and she got us in free and gave us free stuff and never once talked about the gross stuff you guys are talking about.

Bet she has a great personality.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 'taterblast on July 21, 2014, 06:09:26 PM
my first (ok maybe not very first, but one of the first) thought whenever i think of what it would be like to have kids is how many cats games i would end up having to miss because of them. maybe none, who knows, but i wonder.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on July 21, 2014, 06:17:44 PM
things pretty serious with tinder girl, eh?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: wetwillie on July 21, 2014, 06:30:56 PM
They probably have baby sitting there.  I say go for it.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on July 21, 2014, 06:31:54 PM
my first (ok maybe not very first, but one of the first) thought whenever i think of what it would be like to have kids is how many cats games i would end up having to miss because of them. maybe none, who knows, but i wonder.

you can miss as many or as few as is important to you.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on July 21, 2014, 06:33:46 PM

steve dave, you've already booked this thing haven't you?  :frown:

yes, on points. fully refundable though.
get the refund. Go in 5-6 years and make fun of all the dumbasses at Disney with 20 month olds.


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 'taterblast on July 21, 2014, 06:34:54 PM
things pretty serious with tinder girl, eh?

might as well pm me you and 'meister's townhouse condo thing addy for some save the d's.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 21, 2014, 06:43:57 PM
my first (ok maybe not very first, but one of the first) thought whenever i think of what it would be like to have kids is how many cats games i would end up having to miss because of them. maybe none, who knows, but i wonder.

you can miss as many or as few as is important to you.

seems like this could be sort of deadbeet dadish.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on July 21, 2014, 06:48:55 PM
my first (ok maybe not very first, but one of the first) thought whenever i think of what it would be like to have kids is how many cats games i would end up having to miss because of them. maybe none, who knows, but i wonder.

you can miss as many or as few as is important to you.

seems like this could be sort of deadbeet dadish.

It could - is it important to not seem deadbeat dad-ish? It's really a good question to ask yourself before you have kids.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 'taterblast on July 21, 2014, 06:49:11 PM
my first (ok maybe not very first, but one of the first) thought whenever i think of what it would be like to have kids is how many cats games i would end up having to miss because of them. maybe none, who knows, but i wonder.

you can miss as many or as few as is important to you.

seems like this could be sort of deadbeet dadish.

yeah i mean, i'm not an idiot and would be a good dad, which i feel means me missing cats games especially because i don't live in manhattan.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 'taterblast on July 21, 2014, 06:49:32 PM
just not sure if i could handle my kid being a vegetarian
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on July 21, 2014, 06:50:09 PM
just not sure if i could handle my kid being a vegetarian

would be the worst.
Title: Kids
Post by: slobber on July 21, 2014, 07:04:54 PM
My kid will never be a vegetarian in my house!
:gpc:


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on July 21, 2014, 09:58:07 PM
number 2 coming in January.

Christ What have I done!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Spracne on July 21, 2014, 09:59:52 PM

number 2 coming in January.

Christ What have I done!

Good God, man. Either take a strong laxative or see a doctor...
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on July 21, 2014, 10:00:30 PM
heh
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: tdaver on July 21, 2014, 11:44:46 PM
my first (ok maybe not very first, but one of the first) thought whenever i think of what it would be like to have kids is how many cats games i would end up having to miss because of them. maybe none, who knows, but i wonder.

If the weather is good, take the whole fam.  If the weather sucks, grab some bros and go the game.  Be prepared to let her go do what she wants a few days as well.  If future mrs tater isn't ok with that arrangement, then maybe she shouldn't be mrs tater.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on July 25, 2014, 03:14:44 PM
I'm just going to leave this here in case any of you are interested in getting this for your kid.

http://stopmasturbationnow.org/self-rape-prevention/introducing-the-anti-masturbation-cross-safely-train-your-children-to-keep-their-hands-off-their-dangerous-sin-zones/


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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Brock Landers on July 25, 2014, 03:20:40 PM
That cannot be real
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Gooch on July 25, 2014, 03:23:15 PM
:sdeek:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on July 25, 2014, 03:26:04 PM
totally fake
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: XocolateThundarr on July 25, 2014, 03:34:09 PM
steve dave, listen to me. Do not do this. You are going to look at all the awesome rides like the Tower of Terror and Aerosmith Roller Coaster and just not be able to ride them. Unless of course Mrs. sd wants to hold sdjr for an hour while you wait in line and then ride it. Which is totally possible. What I'm saying is it's going to be like looking at and smelling a juicy, perfectly grilled rare steak for hours and hours on end without being able to eat it. Just absolute torture. Feed sdjr tons of milk and vitamins so hopefully he meets the height requirement by age 5 and take him there then. You're welcome for the awesome advice, btw.

Stevesie is on to something here.  The height thing is a big deal for most rides.  We waited until our kids were at least 8 before going.  They were tall enough to ride almost everything (our daughter wasn't tall enough to ride the Rock'n Roller Coaster and was super pissed). 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on July 25, 2014, 03:54:31 PM
taking an infant to an amusement park sounds like a really foolish idea.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on July 26, 2014, 12:01:59 PM
Today is baby class day.  My eff. 

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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: kso_FAN on July 26, 2014, 12:06:19 PM
taking an infant to an amusement park sounds like a really foolish idea.

Yeah, wait until they are older. We just traveled to Charleston and back with my family for vacation and it was great, but having boys that are 10 and 13 make most activities doable and fun.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: ChiCat on July 26, 2014, 01:32:29 PM
taking an infant to an amusement park sounds like a really foolish idea.

Yeah, wait until they are older. We just traveled to Charleston and back with my family for vacation and it was great, but having boys that are 10 and 13 make most activities doable and fun.

I had to have a birds and bees talk with my 10 year old nephew who stayed with us for a week.  The combination of unfettered youtube access and male curiosity got him in a bit of trouble.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: meow meow on July 26, 2014, 01:49:24 PM
taking an infant to an amusement park sounds like a really foolish idea.

Yeah, wait until they are older. We just traveled to Charleston and back with my family for vacation and it was great, but having boys that are 10 and 13 make most activities doable and fun.

I had to have a birds and bees talk with my 10 year old nephew who stayed with us for a week.  The combination of unfettered youtube access and male curiosity got him in a bit of trouble.

Aren't you supposed to let the parents handle that? 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on July 26, 2014, 01:51:22 PM
What grade is 10
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: ChiCat on July 26, 2014, 01:53:01 PM
taking an infant to an amusement park sounds like a really foolish idea.

Yeah, wait until they are older. We just traveled to Charleston and back with my family for vacation and it was great, but having boys that are 10 and 13 make most activities doable and fun.

I had to have a birds and bees talk with my 10 year old nephew who stayed with us for a week.  The combination of unfettered youtube access and male curiosity got him in a bit of trouble.

Aren't you supposed to let the parents handle that? 

He is on his 3rd "dad" and his parents aren't the best (in-laws) which I think got him into this in the first place.  I told his mom "why should we have to do it" and her response was "what do you want me to tell him?"  I guess that he has a mom that puts this crap on someone else's shoulders.

I think he is between 3rd/4th grade
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on July 26, 2014, 01:59:37 PM
Lots of Disney rides aren't really like other amusement park rides.  It's more like: sit in this moving box with seats and watch the scenery. And you can take a baby on those. There are plenty of other things to do, too.

One tip to consider: go to the park in the morning, leave in the afternoon to get a rest/break/nap and get out of the heat, and then go back in the evening.

Oh, and you can avoid lines by making an appointment online or something.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: hemmy on July 26, 2014, 02:18:32 PM
What grade is 10

5th I think
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: meow meow on July 26, 2014, 04:07:24 PM
taking an infant to an amusement park sounds like a really foolish idea.

Yeah, wait until they are older. We just traveled to Charleston and back with my family for vacation and it was great, but having boys that are 10 and 13 make most activities doable and fun.

I had to have a birds and bees talk with my 10 year old nephew who stayed with us for a week.  The combination of unfettered youtube access and male curiosity got him in a bit of trouble.

Aren't you supposed to let the parents handle that? 

He is on his 3rd "dad" and his parents aren't the best (in-laws) which I think got him into this in the first place.  I told his mom "why should we have to do it" and her response was "what do you want me to tell him?"  I guess that he has a mom that puts this crap on someone else's shoulders.

I think he is between 3rd/4th grade

Curious how this talk with a 10 year old went
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: ChiCat on July 26, 2014, 04:49:49 PM
He denied youtubing boobs and vagina for about 12 hours but finally came clean.  I basically told him he was too young to be looking at that stuff online and if he had questions he could ask.  He eventually said he had questions that his dad told him he wouldn't talk to him about until middle school.  Said he wanted to know how babies were made.  My GF and I gave him a short version and he said that his mom told him that they prayed to God and he put a baby in her.  We told him that sometimes when people have trouble having a baby they pray so that was what she was referring to.

A little awkward but I decided I didn't really care and it would be more awkward for him so screw it.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on July 26, 2014, 05:02:52 PM
Did good, Chi. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on July 26, 2014, 05:50:25 PM
4th grade was when I discovered the playboy's in my parents closet  :fatty:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 26, 2014, 06:17:41 PM
I think it was around 4th or 5th grade that I discovered that there were pictures of naked women on the internet.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: wetwillie on July 26, 2014, 06:20:35 PM
Pretty crazy to think that not that long ago the worst your kid could be exposed to was likely a hustler mag.  Now they can be on the deep internetz :runaway:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on July 26, 2014, 06:57:53 PM
ChiCat. Great job. I don't remember not knowing. I knew that we ai'd cows by the time I was 6.


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on July 27, 2014, 05:19:59 PM
Sounds like Chi nailed it, will probably have him teach my kids when old enough.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on July 27, 2014, 10:12:04 PM
my dad never had any talk with me.

apparently he tried several times but when he'd come into my room I'd always act put out that he was there and he'd give up.  I didn't know at the time that he was trying but years later I realized it.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Kat Kid on July 29, 2014, 09:13:58 AM
OT: cannot recommend Mighty Machines on Netflix enough.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on July 29, 2014, 09:37:43 AM
things pretty serious with tinder girl, eh?

might as well pm me you and 'meister's townhouse condo thing addy for some save the d's.

maybe you should save your d for marriage, bro. and its a rough ridin' penthouse.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on July 29, 2014, 10:51:01 AM
That he was living with Mr and Mrs 'meister and dog?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Panjandrum on July 29, 2014, 11:54:42 AM
OT: cannot recommend Mighty Machines on Netflix enough.

My kids have watched the Indy Car one about fifty times.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 29, 2014, 02:21:47 PM
That he was living with Mr and Mrs 'meister and dog?

huh?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: yoEMAW on July 29, 2014, 02:25:11 PM
yoEMAW made one (NOW HELP HIM TAKE CARE OF IT)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on July 29, 2014, 02:28:08 PM
'Grats!


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on July 29, 2014, 02:28:50 PM
Feed him and change him and hold him and play with him. It's pretty easy.


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: XocolateThundarr on July 29, 2014, 03:56:37 PM
Feed him and change him and hold him and play with him. It's pretty easy.


Gonna win 'em all!

and call him George.



Title: Re: Kids
Post by: raquetcat on August 02, 2014, 05:08:13 PM
How does Sofia become a princess in Sofia the first? Adoption? Lucky break? Good will gesture by the king? I can't stand not knowing!!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Skipper44 on August 03, 2014, 08:54:34 AM
How does Sofia become a princess in Sofia the first? Adoption? Lucky break? Good will gesture by the king? I can't stand not knowing!!
Hot mom, duh
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: raquetcat on August 03, 2014, 02:06:25 PM
How does Sofia become a princess in Sofia the first? Adoption? Lucky break? Good will gesture by the king? I can't stand not knowing!!
Hot mom, duh
So her mom was single and then married the king?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on August 03, 2014, 09:24:45 PM
How does Sofia become a princess in Sofia the first? Adoption? Lucky break? Good will gesture by the king? I can't stand not knowing!!
Hot mom, duh
So her mom was single and then married the king?

King Roland is crazy horny
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on August 03, 2014, 09:30:35 PM
having a ten-year old child over to your house to look at porn and talk about sex sounds like something you could be arrested for.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on August 03, 2014, 09:31:48 PM
having a ten-year old child over to your house to look at porn and talk about sex sounds like something you could be arrested for.

Thanks Obama
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: raquetcat on September 04, 2014, 11:56:55 AM
Lil miss raquetcat-ette #2 joined the world today
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on September 04, 2014, 11:57:59 AM
Congrats RC!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on September 04, 2014, 11:58:44 AM
sweet.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cartierfor3 on September 04, 2014, 11:59:44 AM
She is born into a world where the Royals are in 1st, the Cats are awesome, and life is great. 'grats RC
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on September 04, 2014, 12:00:17 PM
lil sd is starting to lose his mind when he wants to tell me something but I don't understand what he wants. He says some words but not many so it's a lot of pointing and baby sign language. 16 months old. HUGE Daniel tiger fan.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: ew2x4 on September 04, 2014, 12:07:37 PM
lil sd is starting to lose his mind when he wants to tell me something but I don't understand what he wants. He says some words but not many so it's a lot of pointing and baby sign language. 16 months old. HUGE Daniel tiger fan.

 :thumbs:

The best.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on September 04, 2014, 01:07:30 PM
Jake and the Neverland Pirates.

lil mrs. cire requested a jake tatoo for staying in her big girl bed 5 str8 days
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: raquetcat on September 04, 2014, 01:27:52 PM
How does Sofia become a princess in Sofia the first? Adoption? Lucky break? Good will gesture by the king? I can't stand not knowing!!
Hot mom, duh
So her mom was single and then married the king?

King Roland is crazy horny
I finally saw the first episode of Sofia (a 1 hour special), it all makes sense now, Amber is a total B!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on September 09, 2014, 01:42:02 PM
:gocho:  and on a bye week no less :gocho:


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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on September 09, 2014, 01:43:30 PM
 How do you know what to name him/him since there was no KSU contest to pull a Player Of Game name from?  Just Bill, then?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: KSUblumpkin on September 09, 2014, 02:28:48 PM
Found out over my lunch break I'm going to be uncle KSUBlumpkin.  That kid is screwed.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on September 09, 2014, 02:38:47 PM
Lil miss raquetcat-ette #2 joined the world today
OH MAN!!!! 'GRATS!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on September 09, 2014, 02:41:05 PM
Found out over my lunch break I'm going to be uncle KSUBlumpkin.  That kid is screwed.
Analyze the crap out of him and get his head right. Teach him all about poop.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: ew2x4 on September 09, 2014, 02:54:29 PM
How does Sofia become a princess in Sofia the first? Adoption? Lucky break? Good will gesture by the king? I can't stand not knowing!!
Hot mom, duh
So her mom was single and then married the king?

King Roland is crazy horny
I finally saw the first episode of Sofia (a 1 hour special), it all makes sense now, Amber is a total B!

I just saw this too. Amber really turned around at the end, though. Cedric, though, he's a dick.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: raquetcat on September 09, 2014, 03:11:37 PM
How does Sofia become a princess in Sofia the first? Adoption? Lucky break? Good will gesture by the king? I can't stand not knowing!!
Hot mom, duh
So her mom was single and then married the king?

King Roland is crazy horny
I finally saw the first episode of Sofia (a 1 hour special), it all makes sense now, Amber is a total B!

I just saw this too. Amber really turned around at the end, though. Cedric, though, he's a dick.
That emulate will make anybody go crazy
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on September 10, 2014, 02:08:33 PM
circus tonight
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cartierfor3 on September 10, 2014, 04:11:36 PM
circus tonight

I'm going Sunday. Last time I went to the circus I was 8.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: meow meow on September 10, 2014, 04:37:28 PM
circus tonight

Thought about taking my 2 year old, but didn't know if there would be a lot of loud noises and crap (little meow meow didn't like fireworks for 4th of July this year) and we'd end up leaving.  Give a recap tomorrow please.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: ew2x4 on October 12, 2014, 10:18:24 AM
The toy crane on Doc Mcstuffins is named Niles. There had to be an emaw behind that one.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 12, 2014, 10:33:33 AM
Circus sucked FYI
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Frankenklein on October 12, 2014, 10:42:10 AM
Pro Tip : If the overweight lady working the door is wearing an acrobat costume the circus is going to suck
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on October 13, 2014, 06:17:04 PM
Circus sucked FYI

Was really bad.   Last year was much better.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Spracne on October 13, 2014, 06:19:15 PM
Take it to the shame yourself thread, you gross animal hating hayseeds.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Gooch on October 14, 2014, 10:02:47 AM
No need for Circus' in this world. They are just a haven for clowns.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on October 14, 2014, 12:16:42 PM
took lil sd to the drive through animal park thing. buffalos and elk and wolves and bears and stuff. not all together but in their own areas. he lost his mind guys. absolutely flipped out with excitement at seeing a bunch of deers and stuff. petted the living crap out of some goats in the petting zoo park as well. really gave them the business with the pets. protip: don't pay for the animal feed at the petting zoo. a toddler cup full of cheerios is what those things crave. they lose their minds for cheerios.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on October 14, 2014, 12:18:58 PM
were you guys aware of these "pumpkin patch" things? it's like some scam where some farmer plants a bunch of pumpkins and has a petting zoo and a tractor hayrack ride thing and snacks and apple cider and stuff. anyway, complete rip off. you pay like $20 a person to get in and snacks aren't even included. also you have to pay for a pumpkin if you want one. also kids go completely bananas for this place. it's like little kid crack cocaine and they want to go there everyday. this and gov. subsidies are why farmers are all millionaires.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on October 14, 2014, 12:20:03 PM
another scam: face painting
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: TheHamburglar on October 14, 2014, 12:23:52 PM
were you guys aware of these "pumpkin patch" things? it's like some scam where some farmer plants a bunch of pumpkins and has a petting zoo and a tractor hayrack ride thing and snacks and apple cider and stuff. anyway, complete rip off. you pay like $20 a person to get in and snacks aren't even included. also you have to pay for a pumpkin if you want one. also kids go completely bananas for this place. it's like little kid crack cocaine and they want to go there everyday. this and gov. subsidies are why farmers are all millionaires.

Been to multiple pumpkin patch things with the petting zoos, tractor rides, and setups to take pictures of your kids with pumpkins and scarecrows.  Never had to pay to get in. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on October 14, 2014, 12:25:18 PM
man, a free pumpkin patch world is a world I want to live in
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Brock Landers on October 14, 2014, 12:26:38 PM
were you guys aware of these "pumpkin patch" things? it's like some scam where some farmer plants a bunch of pumpkins and has a petting zoo and a tractor hayrack ride thing and snacks and apple cider and stuff. anyway, complete rip off. you pay like $20 a person to get in and snacks aren't even included. also you have to pay for a pumpkin if you want one. also kids go completely bananas for this place. it's like little kid crack cocaine and they want to go there everyday. this and gov. subsidies are why farmers are all millionaires.


You must be hitting up all the baller pumpkin patches because the one in my little town only charges like $5 or $6 and adults get in free.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on October 14, 2014, 12:30:45 PM
We have two of them about a mile apart. The town has grown up around them. They are very competitive with signs that try to confuse people as to which one they are going to. They charge what sd is saying, but you get a free pumpkin per child admission. The pumpkin is the size of a grapefruit, so you have to buy your child a real pumpkin to make the experience legit. Those pumpkins are $100/lb or something. It's way better than sd dad government subsidized farming.
Also, both have corn mazes (maize mazes!). No corn mazes in KS and nub? What the heck!?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on October 14, 2014, 12:34:57 PM
worth the price of admission if you go to one that has a really good pumpkin cannon
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mr Bread on October 14, 2014, 12:41:04 PM
took lil sd to the drive through animal park thing. buffalos and elk and wolves and bears and stuff. not all together but in their own areas. he lost his mind guys. absolutely flipped out with excitement at seeing a bunch of deers and stuff. petted the living crap out of some goats in the petting zoo park as well. really gave them the business with the pets. protip: don't pay for the animal feed at the petting zoo. a toddler cup full of cheerios is what those things crave. they lose their minds for cheerios.

I know you said before (I forgot), but how old is he right now?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on October 14, 2014, 12:57:28 PM
Kids.  They are basically the only reason that Agritourism is now a word. 

Evidently pumpkin patches are so profitable, the one near me had a bad crop three or four years ago and was able to buy someone elses pumpkins, have laborers put them throughout their failed field, then sell them to dumbass parents, and still make money.  These guys do have a kiddie zip line, though. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: raquetcat on October 14, 2014, 01:05:38 PM
were you guys aware of these "pumpkin patch" things? it's like some scam where some farmer plants a bunch of pumpkins and has a petting zoo and a tractor hayrack ride thing and snacks and apple cider and stuff. anyway, complete rip off. you pay like $20 a person to get in and snacks aren't even included. also you have to pay for a pumpkin if you want one. also kids go completely bananas for this place. it's like little kid crack cocaine and they want to go there everyday. this and gov. subsidies are why farmers are all millionaires.
Did you go to vala's? That place is ridiculous, I had a work function there once, it must be insane the amount of money those places take in during a month.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: raquetcat on October 14, 2014, 01:11:43 PM
What is everyone's little kids gonna be for Halloween? Gonna have a cat princess (basically a cat outfit with a little tutu thing) and a pea pod. My 2 year old asks to wear her cat outfit every night and every morning before I take her to daycare, it's adorable.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on October 14, 2014, 01:17:30 PM
We have two of them about a mile apart. The town has grown up around them. They are very competitive with signs that try to confuse people as to which one they are going to. They charge what sd is saying, but you get a free pumpkin per child admission. The pumpkin is the size of a grapefruit, so you have to buy your child a real pumpkin to make the experience legit. Those pumpkins are $100/lb or something. It's way better than sd dad government subsidized farming.
Also, both have corn mazes (maize mazes!). No corn mazes in KS and nub? What the heck!?

There's a place in Haysville that has a pumpkin patch, corn maze, carnival games, petting zoo, pony rides, and a bunch more stuff. Never been there though.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Kat Kid on October 14, 2014, 01:18:56 PM
Those bottles that have holes in the bottom of them?  I hate them.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slucat on October 14, 2014, 01:19:16 PM
What is everyone's little kids gonna be for Halloween? Gonna have a cat princess (basically a cat outfit with a little tutu thing) and a pea pod. My 2 year old asks to wear her cat outfit every night and every morning before I take her to daycare, it's adorable.

Leonardo.

Can't wait to go the pumpkin patch! There are several around Topeka, we always go to the free one; free tractor ride to fields and free face paint.  There is one that is around $20/person; even though we are  :kstategrad: that is redic.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on October 14, 2014, 01:22:59 PM
took lil sd to the drive through animal park thing. buffalos and elk and wolves and bears and stuff. not all together but in their own areas. he lost his mind guys. absolutely flipped out with excitement at seeing a bunch of deers and stuff. petted the living crap out of some goats in the petting zoo park as well. really gave them the business with the pets. protip: don't pay for the animal feed at the petting zoo. a toddler cup full of cheerios is what those things crave. they lose their minds for cheerios.

I know you said before (I forgot), but how old is he right now?

18 months
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on October 14, 2014, 01:24:10 PM
were you guys aware of these "pumpkin patch" things? it's like some scam where some farmer plants a bunch of pumpkins and has a petting zoo and a tractor hayrack ride thing and snacks and apple cider and stuff. anyway, complete rip off. you pay like $20 a person to get in and snacks aren't even included. also you have to pay for a pumpkin if you want one. also kids go completely bananas for this place. it's like little kid crack cocaine and they want to go there everyday. this and gov. subsidies are why farmers are all millionaires.
Did you go to vala's? That place is ridiculous, I had a work function there once, it must be insane the amount of money those places take in during a month.

yes. guess what, sdbro bought the family pass to valas for like $60 for unlimited entry because his kids are so addicted to it.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on October 14, 2014, 01:27:04 PM
Having to go there enough times to make the unlimited pass worth it seems awful.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on October 14, 2014, 01:28:49 PM
Having to go there enough times to make the unlimited pass worth it seems awful.

it actually pays off at 2 times but it's still ridiculous that there is a family season pass option for a place that is open for, like, 2 months out of the year.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on October 14, 2014, 01:29:59 PM
The basic KC zoo fam pass is only something like $40 more than that pumpkin patch fam pass.   :lol:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on October 14, 2014, 01:33:09 PM
This place is the damn disney world of pumpkin patches. I think Berkshire Hathaway is secretly behind this money grab.

http://www.valaspumpkinpatch.com/
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on October 14, 2014, 01:34:29 PM
Can you just drop your kids off there and leave them? That might make it worth the price.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 14, 2014, 01:35:04 PM
Pumpkin patch is the perfect outing for Grandma and Grandpa to take the kids to. No way in hell am I paying for a pumpkin patch.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on October 14, 2014, 01:36:19 PM
Can you just drop your kids off there and leave them? That might make it worth the price.

As basically the best dad that's ever lived I personally cannot.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on October 14, 2014, 01:36:25 PM
I'm going to make a :royals: pumpkin this weekend.  :gocho:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 14, 2014, 01:39:20 PM
Can you just drop your kids off there and leave them? That might make it worth the price.

As basically the best dad that's ever lived I personally cannot.

Woah buddy. Let me do a quick background check to your claim. Does lil SD have at least 1 Royals shirt?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: raquetcat on October 14, 2014, 01:51:09 PM
What is everyone's little kids gonna be for Halloween? Gonna have a cat princess (basically a cat outfit with a little tutu thing) and a pea pod. My 2 year old asks to wear her cat outfit every night and every morning before I take her to daycare, it's adorable.

Leonardo.

Can't wait to go the pumpkin patch! There are several around Topeka, we always go to the free one; free tractor ride to fields and free face paint.  There is one that is around $20/person; even though we are  :kstategrad: that is redic.
Where is the free pumpkin patch at near Topeka?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Skipper44 on October 14, 2014, 02:17:14 PM
We have two of them about a mile apart. The town has grown up around them. They are very competitive with signs that try to confuse people as to which one they are going to. They charge what sd is saying, but you get a free pumpkin per child admission. The pumpkin is the size of a grapefruit, so you have to buy your child a real pumpkin to make the experience legit. Those pumpkins are $100/lb or something. It's way better than sd dad government subsidized farming.
Also, both have corn mazes (maize mazes!). No corn mazes in KS and nub? What the heck!?
How about how the  mutant pumpkins are like 5x the price of regular, smooth non grizzos pumpkins? :dunno:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: pissclams on October 14, 2014, 02:27:47 PM
worth the price of admission if you go to one that has a really good pumpkin cannon

you looking for a good pumpkin farm/launcher then you want to hit up Roloff Farms, that's out in oregon.  it's run by a crew of midgets that have their own television show. 
the older one goes by matt, tell him 'clams sent you.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on October 14, 2014, 02:29:30 PM
worth the price of admission if you go to one that has a really good pumpkin cannon

you looking for a good pumpkin farm/launcher then you want to hit up Roloff Farms, that's out in oregon.  it's run by a crew of midgets that have their own television show. 
the older one goes by matt, tell him 'clams sent you.

The pumpkins look bigger when midgets are carrying them.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on October 14, 2014, 02:39:52 PM
Can you just drop your kids off there and leave them? That might make it worth the price.

As basically the best dad that's ever lived I personally cannot.

Woah buddy. Let me do a quick background check to your claim. Does lil SD have at least 1 Royals shirt?

not at least, EXACTLY 1.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Gooch on October 14, 2014, 02:40:40 PM
worth the price of admission if you go to one that has a really good pumpkin cannon

you looking for a good pumpkin farm/launcher then you want to hit up Roloff Farms, that's out in oregon.  it's run by a crew of midgets that have their own television show. 
the older one goes by matt, tell him 'clams sent you.
It's little people you mongoloid. :facepalm:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: pissclams on October 14, 2014, 02:57:55 PM
worth the price of admission if you go to one that has a really good pumpkin cannon

you looking for a good pumpkin farm/launcher then you want to hit up Roloff Farms, that's out in oregon.  it's run by a crew of midgets that have their own television show. 
the older one goes by matt, tell him 'clams sent you.
It's little people you mongoloid. :facepalm:

hey sparky, i'm talking about the midgets, not the kids
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 14, 2014, 03:13:28 PM
Can you just drop your kids off there and leave them? That might make it worth the price.

As basically the best dad that's ever lived I personally cannot.

Woah buddy. Let me do a quick background check to your claim. Does lil SD have at least 1 Royals shirt?

not at least, EXACTLY 1.

1 is enough because those guys grow out of clothes every 5 minutes. Good work SD. You are v good Dad.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slucat on October 14, 2014, 03:20:25 PM
What is everyone's little kids gonna be for Halloween? Gonna have a cat princess (basically a cat outfit with a little tutu thing) and a pea pod. My 2 year old asks to wear her cat outfit every night and every morning before I take her to daycare, it's adorable.

Leonardo.

Can't wait to go the pumpkin patch! There are several around Topeka, we always go to the free one; free tractor ride to fields and free face paint.  There is one that is around $20/person; even though we are  :kstategrad: that is redic.
Where is the free pumpkin patch at near Topeka?

Rees.  Not much to do but get pumpkins and take pics, but that's what I'm looking for.  Went to the place on lower silver lake road last year, meiers, it was kind of ghetto, but not that pricey, stuff was done by tickets, not an admission.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on October 14, 2014, 03:29:52 PM
Louisburg Cider mill corn maze and pumpkin patch.  $10 a head and an extra $2 just top bounce on the huge bounce thing.  also, kids don't do corn mazes because the smart ones will just walk through the corn because it's not a wall.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Skipper44 on October 14, 2014, 03:53:40 PM
Louisburg Cider mill corn maze and pumpkin patch.  $10 a head and an extra $2 just top bounce on the huge bounce thing.  also, kids don't do corn mazes because the smart ones will just walk through the corn because it's not a wall.
IMO it goes Johnson Farms > Faulkner's > Louisburg for KC area pumpkin patches. 

Johnson has the most stuff to doo including a robot dinosaur that eats pumpkins and you can get delicious cider and donuts at Dunn's Cider Mill right down the road.

Faulkner's is the best for little kids and is right off of 470, the activities are a bit of a rip off, basically $4 for a 2 minute pony ride or two rides on the zipline

Louisburg seems like it hasn't changed much since I went as a kid and the previously mentioned Dunn's has better cider and donuts
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: pissclams on October 14, 2014, 04:30:58 PM
if you're talking pumpkin farms you have to include the midget run Roloff Farm out in oregon
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mr Bread on October 14, 2014, 04:42:36 PM
That guy's wife hates his guts.  Makes me think he doesn't run a tight pumpkin ship.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mr Bread on October 14, 2014, 04:55:55 PM
He also got a DUI once and got out of it because he was a midget.  I bet that guy's pumkins are crap.  He's clearly irresponsible and he wouldn't know a good pumpkin if it hit him in the face. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mr Bread on October 14, 2014, 05:00:48 PM
If I ever see that guy in person I can promise you I will punch him square in his nose and expose him for the fraud that he is. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mr Bread on October 14, 2014, 05:02:30 PM
I imagine there will come a point where I take his little sticks and hit him with them.  For what he's done to the pumpkin farm industry and by extension America's children. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on October 14, 2014, 05:03:55 PM
Louisburg Cider mill corn maze and pumpkin patch.  $10 a head and an extra $2 just top bounce on the huge bounce thing.  also, kids don't do corn mazes because the smart ones will just walk through the corn because it's not a wall.
IMO it goes Johnson Farms > Faulkner's > Louisburg for KC area pumpkin patches. 

Johnson has the most stuff to doo including a robot dinosaur that eats pumpkins and you can get delicious cider and donuts at Dunn's Cider Mill right down the road.

Faulkner's is the best for little kids and is right off of 470, the activities are a bit of a rip off, basically $4 for a 2 minute pony ride or two rides on the zipline

Louisburg seems like it hasn't changed much since I went as a kid and the previously mentioned Dunn's has better cider and donuts

Did I mention before that I won't drive to garbage Missouri to see muddy pumpkins in a field?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mr Bread on October 14, 2014, 05:04:23 PM
All it takes for midgets to crap up the pumpkin biz is for good men to do nothing.  Not me, fellas, not me.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on October 14, 2014, 05:04:45 PM
worth the price of admission if you go to one that has a really good pumpkin cannon

you looking for a good pumpkin farm/launcher then you want to hit up Roloff Farms, that's out in oregon.  it's run by a crew of midgets that have their own television show. 
the older one goes by matt, tell him 'clams sent you.
It's little people you mongoloid. :facepalm:

hey sparky, i'm talking about the midgets, not the kids

The patch we visited with little Bf trio has a cannon but they just launch them way out in an open field.  IFYAM they should have targets to just blow the ever loving crap out of.  Would be way more badass IMO.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mr Bread on October 14, 2014, 05:07:43 PM
If you go to the Roloffs' you'll probably get killed by poorly operated pumpkin guns.  I mean the guy is a drunk. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on October 14, 2014, 05:21:14 PM
If you go to the Roloffs' you'll probably get killed by poorly operated pumpkin guns.  I mean the guy is a drunk.

You are being pretty harsh but you can definitely not in it for the love of pumpkins.  They got in for the wrong reasons.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mr Bread on October 14, 2014, 05:23:56 PM
The wife is a good person.  Matt just ruins everything.  I feel bad for the kids.  It's impossible that he's not a terrible father.  You can't learn the pumpkin biz from a guy doesn't know pumpkins.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on October 14, 2014, 05:33:05 PM
Potato gun launcher with targets is a big draw at the dueling pumpkin patches where I live.


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: pissclams on October 14, 2014, 06:37:56 PM
If you go to the Roloffs' you'll probably get killed by poorly operated pumpkin guns.  I mean the guy is a drunk. 

if you go to the roloff's farm (badass), you need to bring it.  rated R, not for pussies.[url] (http://www.katu.com/news/local/4511481.html)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: pissclams on October 14, 2014, 06:40:43 PM
maybe some of you kat fans aren't cut out for top tier pumpkin farming.  not sure what i was thinking.  maybe some of you would be better served checking out a pillow fight at the local tri-delt house.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on October 14, 2014, 06:47:13 PM
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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: dmartin on October 15, 2014, 10:27:44 AM
maybe some of you kat fans aren't cut out for top tier pumpkin farming.  not sure what i was thinking.  maybe some of you would be better served checking out a pillow fight at the local tri-delt house.

Honestly that sounds entertaining, but for other reasons.  Def not something I would take the kids to... 

gpc "Forget the pumpkins, check out those melons"

Title: Re: Kids
Post by: The Big Train on February 20, 2015, 12:56:13 PM
http://slam.co/slamdoors/threestyle/
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mr Bread on February 20, 2015, 03:52:22 PM
Man I kicked the rough ridin' crap out of one matt j. roloff itt.  Came off the top rope and never looked back.  Left a trail of midget bits in my wake.  And clams' tears.  #memories
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: nicname on February 20, 2015, 07:39:22 PM
Man I kicked the rough ridin' crap out of one matt j. roloff itt.  Came off the top rope and never looked back.  Left a trail of midget bits in my wake.  And clams' tears.  #memories

How does daris Bread know so much about KC pumpkin patches?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on February 20, 2015, 07:39:32 PM
guys, I have one kid now. wow.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: AppleJack on February 20, 2015, 07:56:52 PM
same, steve. crazy.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on February 20, 2015, 09:23:21 PM
same, steve. crazy.

it's, like, what the crap!?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on February 20, 2015, 10:38:59 PM
I've got two!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on February 20, 2015, 10:47:08 PM
Juvenile board
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on February 21, 2015, 09:27:50 AM
 Bf#4 is in the oven.  This might be the last one but who knows. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: wetwillie on February 21, 2015, 09:29:11 AM
Bf#4 is in the oven.  This might be the last one but who knows. 

You are quite virile, congrats. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Asteriskhead on February 21, 2015, 10:15:11 AM
Bf#4 is in the oven.  This might be the last one but who knows.

jesus christ, get clipped, breeder.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dub on February 21, 2015, 10:25:54 AM
What's a good age to have a first kid?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: _33 on February 21, 2015, 10:32:04 AM
What's a good age to have a first kid?

Had my first at 24.  I remember I deleted my account on ksufans to focus all my attention on fatherhood but then I started bbs'ing again after about 1 month.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on February 21, 2015, 10:41:48 AM
What's a good age to have a first kid?
A better question is how financially stable you are
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: AppleJack on February 21, 2015, 10:52:53 AM
I had A LOT of partying I needed to get out of my system. I'd say 30-35 is a good range.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dub on February 21, 2015, 10:53:13 AM
What's a good age to have a first kid?
A better question is how financially stable you are

As stable as a small business owner can be at 1.5 years in a new city.  Not going to have a kid before year 3 at least.  Other half is stable enough on her own to be able to support one kid at this point though.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dub on February 21, 2015, 10:54:14 AM
I had A LOT of partying I needed to get out of my system. I'd say 30-35 is a good range.

This was our initial thought, she wants one by 30 and I'm okay with the upper range.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: wetwillie on February 21, 2015, 11:00:05 AM
late 20's is optimal IMO.  At 28 or 29 you have likely had several years to establish your career and become financially stable.  You are also still young enough to have energy to keep up with young kids.  I guess like 28-34 is probably the sweetspot.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on February 21, 2015, 11:05:40 AM
35
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on February 21, 2015, 11:06:59 AM
the man's age doesn't matter really at all. For women it matters because of career, health, fertility, etc.

#hardandfastrules
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: _33 on February 21, 2015, 11:23:26 AM
We were not financially stable AT ALL when we had our first kid.  It was hilarious.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on February 21, 2015, 12:11:37 PM
30 ' s is fine as long as you don't have twins in the fam.  I mean, a pair of twins would probably kill a young thirty yr old.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: WonderMeal on February 21, 2015, 02:10:34 PM
Mrs. WonderMeal and I had our first of three at 24.

It's great right now because we're youngish, and it's going to be great down the road because our last kid will be out of the house when we're in our mid-40s. But having kids before the 28-34 sweetspot can have some pretty big social, career, and financial impacts.

Social: We were the first to have kids in our friend group. It's harder to do fun things like hang out, fly for nine days to Kauai w/ your pals, etc when you have a little one.

Career: If you don't work with people with kids, it can be hard to do things like dropoff/pickup from daycare, miss work for doctor's appointments, not go to every happy hour, etc. I guess you could be a jerk and make your spouse do all that stuff, but this can be a real problem if you want to be a good co-parent and don't have anyone at work that understands your responsibilities at home.

Financial: see below.


I think the best financial advice I could give to beginners is: don't have kids until later in life. I mean, kids are great and whatever, but they make the following things more expensive:
  • Rent/mortgage (need bigger house)
  • Insurance (family vs. individual plans)
  • Food
  • Day care (about as expensive as a rent payment, depending on where you live)
  • Random other stuff (food, doctor co-pays, clothes, etc)

If you have kids young, that severely limits the advantages of compounding interest 40 years down the road. So save that cash now.

Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on February 21, 2015, 07:26:09 PM
I had A LOT of partying I needed to get out of my system. I'd say 30-35 is a good range.

Yes solid advice from known good person AJ.  I was 29 when we had the first and I just keep resetting the count down clock with each new one.   :D
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slucat on February 21, 2015, 09:40:32 PM
I've been away from gE for a while tending to little miss slucat,born January 25.

Early 30s for kids has been ideal. Mini 176 and the baby are nearly 5 years apart. I wish they were a little closer in age, but life gets in the way sometimes.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on February 22, 2015, 07:56:30 AM
I'm super jealous of my friends who had kids in their mid 20's
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on February 22, 2015, 08:50:02 AM
I'm super jealous of my friends who had kids in their mid 20's

Why?  Mid 20's is for being young and sexy, partying, traveling all over and sleeping late.  Wasting your youth changing diapers and being broke is losery.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on February 22, 2015, 08:53:36 AM
They are going to get a head start of doing that stuff when the kids are out of the house. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on February 22, 2015, 08:58:59 AM
They are going to get a head start of doing that stuff when the kids are out of the house.

When they are 50, fat and bald.  Fun
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on February 22, 2015, 09:03:06 AM
They are going to get a head start of doing that stuff when the kids are out of the house.

My parents were 38/40 when I graduated hs and went nuts doing fun expensive stuff. College was fairly reasonable back then tho. On the flipside we were super broke while they put each other through school. They weren't near financially ready until I was in jr high
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on February 22, 2015, 09:04:34 AM
Having kids in 20's is fine for the 5's and 6's who marry their HS sweetheart.  Or farmers
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on February 22, 2015, 09:15:17 AM
Having kids in 20's is fine for the 5's and 6's who marry their HS sweetheart.  Or farmers
I guess this is me, but it's been great traveling at 30 something with more money than it probably would have been at twenty something without much money.  Also, I think I have a lot more appreciation for the things I can do now than I would have if I did them back then. 
Married at 22.  Kids at 26 and 28.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on February 22, 2015, 10:56:03 AM
Yeah
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on February 22, 2015, 11:00:33 AM
Nothing wrong with it, it's very common in this part of the country
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Muldoon on February 22, 2015, 01:33:06 PM
Here's the cool thing about having kids younger. ...when you're older and have money to do the awesome things that a better financial profile allows you access to,  you're not burdened with the kids.  Example - if Mrs. Muldoon and I want to fly off to Cancun for a long weekend, we can and we're still young enough to party rock. The kids are old enough to stay home alone for a few days. Want to go skiing for the weekend? No problem. Kids are old enough and capable enough to go off on their own.

Friends of similar age and financial situation that waited to have kids are burdened with the whole childcare expense.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on February 22, 2015, 01:44:21 PM
What if you had money to do that in 20's?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: _33 on February 22, 2015, 01:55:03 PM
What if you had money to do that in 20's?

I'll be an empty nester by 44.  At 44 you'll still be having to tell your kids not to eat their boogers.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on February 22, 2015, 01:57:34 PM
44 year old empty nester sounds sad
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Muldoon on February 22, 2015, 02:15:00 PM
What if you had money to do that in 20's?

 :ck: Probably would've been pretty great.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on February 22, 2015, 02:34:08 PM
I don't want to take trips without my kids. I've done it a number of times and it's not as much fun.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: _33 on February 22, 2015, 02:37:34 PM
44 year old empty nester sounds sad

Yep sounds miserable future 50 year old dad of middle schoolers.   :lol:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: kso_FAN on February 22, 2015, 02:41:04 PM
Do what you want.

I'm pretty sure I'll enjoy having my kids out of the house by the time I'm 45. I enjoyed having younger kids when I was younger and by my late 30s never having to worry about a babysitter if I want to go out with my wife.

If you enjoyed some of the stuff sans kids in your 20s that's cool. I still enjoyed my 20s regardless.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: XocolateThundarr on February 22, 2015, 02:42:36 PM
Our youngest of three will be 18 and hopefully in college before I turn 50.  :emawkid:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on February 22, 2015, 02:44:10 PM
I guess if it's a race to get those monsters out of the house the 22 year old parents win
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dub on February 22, 2015, 02:46:10 PM
Thanks for all the perspective everyone.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: kso_FAN on February 22, 2015, 02:46:41 PM
I'm not in a race, just a benefit of the decision I made with my wife. I'm glad you are enjoying your decision.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: _33 on February 22, 2015, 02:48:05 PM
If there is one thing Adam Sandler's award winning epic "Click" has taught us it's that it is not a race.  Cherish every moment.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on February 22, 2015, 02:49:39 PM
If there is one thing Adam Sandler's award winning epic "Click" has taught us it's that it is not a race.  Cherish every moment.

Going to watch it right now
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dub on February 22, 2015, 02:56:11 PM
On to the next question.  Thoughts on < or > than 2.5 kids?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: XocolateThundarr on February 22, 2015, 02:57:28 PM
I'm not in a race, just a benefit of the decision I made with my wife. I'm glad you are enjoying your decision.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: kso_FAN on February 22, 2015, 02:57:46 PM
I have 2 and like it. But it's your call. We also have a foreign exchange student this year which is cool.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on February 22, 2015, 02:59:28 PM
I have 2 and like it. But it's your call. We also have a foreign exchange student this year which is cool.

I want a foreign exchange student master thread
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on February 22, 2015, 03:02:13 PM
On to the next question.  Thoughts on < or > than 2.5 kids?

Depends on how involved your kids are in stuff like sports or other extra stuff and how involved you want to be on such things. Since you have no clue about that before they are born, just start and tap out when it feels like enough is enough.  If my second was a easier baby, we would have had three.  Glad we didn't, now that they are older. We have a practice or game ever night of the week approx six months of the year.  Throw in work and working out, and I can't imagine keeping up with a third.

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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on February 22, 2015, 03:20:06 PM
But seriously tell us about exchange student
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on February 22, 2015, 03:24:23 PM
what country  :D
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on February 22, 2015, 03:27:15 PM
Boy or girl?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on February 22, 2015, 03:28:54 PM
i've had thoughts about getting myself a foreign exchange student. would have to be a highschool aged girl though and would have her babysit a bunch and also do dishes/laundry/etc.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on February 22, 2015, 03:31:04 PM
i've had thoughts about getting myself a foreign exchange student. would have to be a highschool aged girl though and would have her babysit a bunch and also do dishes/laundry/etc.

Teach her we drive on the right side of the road over here
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: kso_FAN on February 22, 2015, 03:33:50 PM
Girl from Italy. It was not our original plan, but the first family she was with was bad. They asked around for people who would be willing to do it and my wife and I decided to. It's been fun.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Tobias on February 22, 2015, 03:36:52 PM
foreign exchange students were amazing to hang out with in HS.  sounds awesome _FWN
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on February 22, 2015, 03:38:59 PM
had a huge crush on the Japanese girl jr year  :love:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on February 22, 2015, 03:41:07 PM
Does she drink wine every meal?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dub on February 22, 2015, 03:42:06 PM
When I took an anthropology elective at Kstate, they assigned everyone a foreign student to learn and hang out with for a semester.  I got a kid from Japan that was wearing a fluorescent orange tank top that said Cancun = Party. 

It was a fun semester.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: kso_FAN on February 22, 2015, 03:42:56 PM

Does she drink wine every meal?

No, but I do.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on February 22, 2015, 03:44:56 PM
When I took an anthropology elective at Kstate, they assigned everyone a foreign student to learn and hang out with for a semester.  I got a kid from Japan that was wearing a fluorescent orange tank top that said Cancun = Party. 

It was a fun semester.

That kid sounds amazing, name?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dub on February 22, 2015, 03:49:53 PM
When I took an anthropology elective at Kstate, they assigned everyone a foreign student to learn and hang out with for a semester.  I got a kid from Japan that was wearing a fluorescent orange tank top that said Cancun = Party. 

It was a fun semester.

That kid sounds amazing, name?

Name of the class?  I can't remember man, unless I try and find my transcript.  It was in 2006-2007 I believe.

It had to be the basic class though cause I just needed a credit as an elective so I'd look around the 100s if they even still do it.

Warning though, the majority of the kids were not like mine and wanted to research and study a lot.  I got lucky.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: XocolateThundarr on February 22, 2015, 04:03:05 PM
On to the next question.  Thoughts on < or > than 2.5 kids?

We definitely wanted two.  When both were boys, we decided to see if we could have a girl.  Boom...girl.  With that accomplished it was snip snip time.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on February 22, 2015, 04:19:06 PM
"hey olga- the wife and i are going to harry's for dinner and then will prob swing by maes for a beer. should be back in about three hours. please make sure the kids get to bed on time and do a couple of loads of laundry while you're at it. thanks."
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dub on February 22, 2015, 04:33:41 PM
On to the next question.  Thoughts on < or > than 2.5 kids?

We definitely wanted two.  When both were boys, we decided to see if we could have a girl.  Boom...girl.  With that accomplished it was snip snip time.

This is what is going to happen but we will end up with 6 boys.  Mrs. Dub wants a girl and there's only been one produced in like 4 generations previous in my fam.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: XocolateThundarr on February 22, 2015, 04:36:57 PM
On to the next question.  Thoughts on < or > than 2.5 kids?



We definitely wanted two.  When both were boys, we decided to see if we could have a girl.  Boom...girl.  With that accomplished it was snip snip time.

This is what is going to happen but we will end up with 6 boys.  Mrs. Dub wants a girl and there's only been one produced in like 4 generations previous in my fam.

See if you can get a package deal with Stevesie to get a girl.  Boom, problem solved.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: AppleJack on February 22, 2015, 04:54:18 PM
I think I'm good with just the one. Hoping she isn't one of those super weird only children  :dunno:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on February 22, 2015, 05:01:30 PM
I think I'm good with just the one. Hoping she isn't one of those super weird only children  :dunno:

 :sadpeek:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: AppleJack on February 22, 2015, 05:03:46 PM
I think I'm good with just the one. Hoping she isn't one of those super weird only children  :dunno:

 :sadpeek:

that chick I married is one of "you people"
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Kat Kid on February 22, 2015, 05:23:14 PM
Not to bum everyone out, but I'm pretty sure my dad didn't plan on getting diagnosed with a terminal illness right before I left for college. 

Deferred gratification is important, but if it isn't balanced by an effort to make life enjoyable along the way then it is pointless.  Even if you live a long life, it won't be happy if you aren't don't make efforts to pursue your own happiness. 

My dad made plans for a retirement that didn't really come, he got to enjoy his years along the way.  I am doing the same.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on February 22, 2015, 05:33:19 PM
When I took an anthropology elective at Kstate, they assigned everyone a foreign student to learn and hang out with for a semester.  I got a kid from Japan that was wearing a fluorescent orange tank top that said Cancun = Party. 

It was a fun semester.

That kid sounds amazing, name?

Name of the class?  I can't remember man, unless I try and find my transcript.  It was in 2006-2007 I believe.

It had to be the basic class though cause I just needed a credit as an elective so I'd look around the 100s if they even still do it.

Warning though, the majority of the kids were not like mine and wanted to research and study a lot.  I got lucky.

Why the heck would I care about the name of the class versus the name of japanese stud kid?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: kso_FAN on February 22, 2015, 05:36:03 PM

Not to bum everyone out, but I'm pretty sure my dad didn't plan on getting diagnosed with a terminal illness right before I left for college. 

Deferred gratification is important, but if it isn't balanced by an effort to make life enjoyable along the way then it is pointless.  Even if you live a long life, it won't be happy if you aren't don't make efforts to pursue your own happiness. 

My dad made plans for a retirement that didn't really come, he got to enjoy his years along the way.  I am doing the same.

Good post.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on February 22, 2015, 05:52:11 PM
"hey tran- easy on the starch next time and don't forget to take aiden to soccer practive at 5:30. it's on the fields behind annenberg five and six."
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on February 22, 2015, 05:59:04 PM
Yeah, my father in law had pretty big plans for his retirement and didn't end up surviving long enough to retire. A sobering reality.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on February 22, 2015, 05:59:29 PM
Not to bum everyone out, but I'm pretty sure my dad didn't plan on getting diagnosed with a terminal illness right before I left for college. 

Deferred gratification is important, but if it isn't balanced by an effort to make life enjoyable along the way then it is pointless.  Even if you live a long life, it won't be happy if you aren't don't make efforts to pursue your own happiness. 

My dad made plans for a retirement that didn't really come, he got to enjoy his years along the way.  I am doing the same.

it's a difficult balancing act.  even for people that live relatively long life spans, life is quite short.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dub on February 22, 2015, 06:01:32 PM
When I took an anthropology elective at Kstate, they assigned everyone a foreign student to learn and hang out with for a semester.  I got a kid from Japan that was wearing a fluorescent orange tank top that said Cancun = Party. 

It was a fun semester.

That kid sounds amazing, name?

Name of the class?  I can't remember man, unless I try and find my transcript.  It was in 2006-2007 I believe.

It had to be the basic class though cause I just needed a credit as an elective so I'd look around the 100s if they even still do it.

Warning though, the majority of the kids were not like mine and wanted to research and study a lot.  I got lucky.

Why the heck would I care about the name of the class versus the name of japanese stud kid?

Thought you were at KSU and wanted to delve into the world of anthropology and partying with foriegn students?

He went by Tsu because no one could get his name right.  He loved Manhattan though, was previously in California for 6 months or something and hated it.  Apparently either his hometown or all of Japan are not fond of Chinese people??  :dunno:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Kat Kid on February 22, 2015, 06:21:07 PM
Not to bum everyone out, but I'm pretty sure my dad didn't plan on getting diagnosed with a terminal illness right before I left for college. 

Deferred gratification is important, but if it isn't balanced by an effort to make life enjoyable along the way then it is pointless.  Even if you live a long life, it won't be happy if you aren't don't make efforts to pursue your own happiness. 

My dad made plans for a retirement that didn't really come, he got to enjoy his years along the way.  I am doing the same.

it's a difficult balancing act.  even for people that live relatively long life spans, life is quite short.

Life is an appropriately length for most.  But only if you accept that it is finite and that there is living to do.  My step-grandmother is approaching 100 and is miserable, Shwan died much too young.  I wish my father could've lived longer but living 60 years is no curse, all things considered.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 22, 2015, 06:35:26 PM
Do what you want.

I'm pretty sure I'll enjoy having my kids out of the house by the time I'm 45.

They will be out of the house by the time you're 45, then they'll probably move back in with you when you're 49 years old. They will move out probably shortly before your 56th birthday, I'd guess?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: hatingfrancisco on February 22, 2015, 06:48:18 PM
I'm 42.  And I have 5 kids.  The youngest is 3 and the oldest is 16.  I never get to do anything fun (except FF last year)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on February 22, 2015, 06:53:42 PM
t's&p's francis
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: pissclams on February 22, 2015, 07:00:03 PM
me and my gorgeous bride have 7 children (4 boys, 3 girls) ages ranging from 8 months to 11 yrs old.
those kids are the reason i get out of bed every day and put a smile on my face when i lay down at night.
i encourage everyone to take a minute each day and write a letter to your congressman asking for an autograph.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on February 22, 2015, 07:13:58 PM
Life is an appropriate length for most.

i don't think it is.  maybe it looks different at different times in your life - you are a good bit younger than i am.


one thing i strongly advocate is for people to consider life decisions from the viewpoint of how much a year of their lives are worth.  not from the how much could i earn with this time if i devoted it to earning as much as i could framework, but from the view that those number of years is very limited.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on February 22, 2015, 07:21:00 PM
Not to offend anyone, but I think I want to check out around 80.  Have had some fam and friends make late eighties to late nineties and no thank you.

Having kids in my mid to late twenties and two years apart only created a 1-2 yr run where my career and family basically was just sanity survival.  I am very happy I did that then and not now, though.  I am very much an enjoy the journey guy. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Kat Kid on February 22, 2015, 07:23:05 PM
Life is an appropriate length for most.

i don't think it is.  maybe it looks different at different times in your life - you are a good bit younger than i am.


one thing i strongly advocate is for people to consider life decisions from the viewpoint of how much a year of their lives are worth.  not from the how much could i earn with this time if i devoted it to earning as much as i could framework, but from the view that those number of years is very limited.

I mostly agree with this. 

But not all years are equal. 

For example: I would rather have good years now (while also trying to avoid completely sitting/smoking/drinking/eating my way to oblivion) than toil away in the hope that my 80's are some sort of dream by running every day, taking vitamin supplements and denying myself the pleasures of food and drink.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Kat Kid on February 22, 2015, 07:23:50 PM
Not to offend anyone, but I think I want to check out around 80.  Have had some fam and friends make late eighties to late nineties and no thank you.

Having kids in my mid to late twenties and two years apart only created a 1-2 yr run where my career and family basically was just sanity survival.  I am very happy I did that then and not now, though.  I am very much an enjoy the journey guy.

Yes.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: The Big Train on February 22, 2015, 07:26:19 PM
all 3 of my kids will be outta the house by the time im 36  :Woot:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on February 22, 2015, 07:28:58 PM
all 3 of my kids will be outta the house by the time im 36  :Woot:
Divorce is tough, from what I hear.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on February 22, 2015, 07:36:20 PM
me and my gorgeous bride have 7 children (4 boys, 3 girls) ages ranging from 8 months to 11 yrs old.
those kids are the reason i get out of bed every day and put a smile on my face when i lay down at night.
i encourage everyone to take a minute each day and write a letter to your congressman asking for an autograph.

You started having kids at 15 as I recall, those kids should be out of the house and far away so you can start living at age 36.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on February 22, 2015, 07:37:56 PM
I expect my kids to go to college. Outside of that, I don't care if they want to live in my house for a few years once they're adults. If anything, it sounds nice.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: pissclams on February 22, 2015, 07:38:52 PM

me and my gorgeous bride have 7 children (4 boys, 3 girls) ages ranging from 8 months to 11 yrs old.
those kids are the reason i get out of bed every day and put a smile on my face when i lay down at night.
i encourage everyone to take a minute each day and write a letter to your congressman asking for an autograph.

You started having kids at 15 as I recall, those kids should be out of the house and far away so you can start living at age 36.
yep 36 and retired from the rat race of parenting
life's good
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on February 22, 2015, 07:39:07 PM
I expect my kids to go to college. Outside of that, I don't care if they want to live in my house for a few years once they're adults. If anything, it sounds nice.

push em out so you can haul ass to Lollapalooza
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on February 22, 2015, 08:43:47 PM
not all years are equal. 

yes.  you should discount late-life years for reduced quality of life, risk of severely reduced health and risk of not reaching those years.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Phil Titola on February 22, 2015, 09:10:08 PM
Just don't have kids....don't have to decide if the 20s or 50s is better not to have them around  :ck:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: The Big Train on February 22, 2015, 09:11:57 PM
Just don't have kids....don't have to decide if the 20s or 50s is better not to have them around  :ck:

thats a good plan until surprises happen
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: mocat on February 22, 2015, 09:12:17 PM
No kids so far for mocat
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cartierfor3 on February 22, 2015, 09:37:01 PM
This board loves discussions of "How old should I be when I get married/have kids etc" and I find those discussions kind of silly. Your life is unique, like a someone who makes me uncomfortable.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on February 22, 2015, 09:39:11 PM
This board loves discussions of "How old should I be when I get married/have kids etc" and I find those discussions kind of silly. Your life is unique, like a someone who makes me uncomfortable.

It's a gold mine to be judgie tho.  I love that
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cartierfor3 on February 22, 2015, 09:41:29 PM
This board loves discussions of "How old should I be when I get married/have kids etc" and I find those discussions kind of silly. Your life is unique, like a someone who makes me uncomfortable.

It's a gold mine to be judgie tho.  I love that

of course. its fun. I do it too
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on February 22, 2015, 09:42:00 PM
This board loves discussions of "How old should I be when I get married/have kids etc" and I find those discussions kind of silly. Your life is unique, like a someone who makes me uncomfortable.

It's a gold mine to be judgie tho.  I love that

of course. its fun. I do it too

See.  Snowflakes.

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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Asteriskhead on February 23, 2015, 07:20:16 AM
you're not a special someone who makes me uncomfortable, cf3.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on February 23, 2015, 09:11:11 AM
Just don't have kids....don't have to decide if the 20s or 50s is better not to have them around  :ck:

Yes. Exactly. I had fun in my 20s because I didn't have to worry about some kids using up all my money and I'll have fun in my 50s because I don't have to worry about some kids needing a babysitter. It sucks when you have to find new friends to have fun with since your old friends started having kids, though.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: ChiCat on February 23, 2015, 10:11:19 AM
Just don't have kids....don't have to decide if the 20s or 50s is better not to have them around  :ck:

Yes. Exactly. I had fun in my 20s because I didn't have to worry about some kids using up all my money and I'll have fun in my 50s because I don't have to worry about some kids needing a babysitter. It sucks when you have to find new friends to have fun with since your old friends started having kids, though.

goEMAW:  The Goochs' choice for friendship when their real friends start having kids
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on February 23, 2015, 10:29:40 AM
Just don't have kids....don't have to decide if the 20s or 50s is better not to have them around  :ck:

Yes. Exactly. I had fun in my 20s because I didn't have to worry about some kids using up all my money and I'll have fun in my 50s because I don't have to worry about some kids needing a babysitter. It sucks when you have to find new friends to have fun with since your old friends started having kids, though.

goEMAW:  The Goochs' choice for friendship when their real friends start having kids

the word
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Winters on February 23, 2015, 03:48:10 PM
Just don't have kids....don't have to decide if the 20s or 50s is better not to have them around  :ck:

Yes. Exactly. I had fun in my 20s because I didn't have to worry about some kids using up all my money and I'll have fun in my 50s because I don't have to worry about some kids needing a babysitter. It sucks when you have to find new friends to have fun with since your old friends started having kids, though.
Saturday was fun.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: raquetcat on February 24, 2015, 10:55:25 AM
I had my kids at 26 and 29 and we were the first in our friend group to have kids, so that kind of sucked when we would either have to take a baby to a party or pay a baby sitter, but now all our friends are having babies and we feel like the "pro" parents. If I could do it over I might have waited a year or two longer to have kids. There is no "perfect" time to have kids, but every person will be ready (financially, maturity) at a different time.

Having kids is the ultimate "grow up" moment, when another life depends on you, crap gets real.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: WildcatNkilt on February 24, 2015, 11:25:52 AM
I'm enjoying my kid.  He will make me want another.   :thumbs:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mikeyis4dcats on March 05, 2015, 03:05:40 PM
Mikey Jr. #2 comes tomorrow morning.    :ohno:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: raquetcat on March 05, 2015, 03:12:40 PM
Mikey Jr. #2 comes tomorrow morning.    :ohno:
Congrats/good luck!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mikeyis4dcats on March 05, 2015, 03:17:04 PM
Mikey Jr. #2 comes tomorrow morning.    :ohno:
Congrats/good luck!

Thanks.   We lost our second child last year at 6 mos, so we are very relieved to have gotten this far.   
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: raquetcat on March 05, 2015, 03:26:14 PM
Mikey Jr. #2 comes tomorrow morning.    :ohno:
Congrats/good luck!

Thanks.   We lost our second child last year at 6 mos, so we are very relieved to have gotten this far.
That is really sad. Lots of t's and p's headed your way!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mikeyis4dcats on March 09, 2015, 02:25:55 PM
Mikey Jr. #2 comes tomorrow morning.    :ohno:
Congrats/good luck!

Thanks.   We lost our second child last year at 6 mos, so we are very relieved to have gotten this far.
That is really sad. Lots of t's and p's headed your way!

thanks, everything went great! 

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11026009_10205607606446120_7822884083768618342_n.jpg?oh=1fc9bf9056373393cfac62549a3bd078&oe=55BA956D&__gda__=1434807826_7daa8d4abc3d6501b872d8f92a6fed67)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: raquetcat on March 09, 2015, 02:44:05 PM
Congrats!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: pissclams on March 09, 2015, 07:16:02 PM
babies- so fragile and tender.
you really gotta wonder why they're not born with a shell like a turtle that could protect it until it's no longer needed
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on March 09, 2015, 07:17:30 PM
babies- so fragile and tender.
you really gotta wonder why they're not born with a shell like a turtle that could protect it until it's no longer needed

I think that's called a woman
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: pissclams on March 09, 2015, 08:33:55 PM
doubtful.  mother is not a shell.  some animals are ready to rock on day 1 out of placenta.  no shell.  kids?  shell required.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on March 09, 2015, 08:44:46 PM
This reminds me of that time SD's dad ripped off the baby cow's legs and then shot the mommy cow.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on May 20, 2015, 08:06:37 PM
Welp
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: nicname on May 20, 2015, 08:08:58 PM
If pee, poop and fart jokes ever get unfunny to you, rest assured kids will make them funny again.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Gooch on May 20, 2015, 08:10:25 PM
Welp
Give it to Stevsie
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on May 20, 2015, 08:11:38 PM
I might put it up for auction at FF.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Gooch on May 20, 2015, 08:17:03 PM
I might put it up for auction at FF.
Prenatal auction sounds interesting
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on May 20, 2015, 08:17:59 PM
Sad


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on May 20, 2015, 08:19:55 PM
Sad


Gonna win 'em all!
Shut up, I'm going to be an awesome dad.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on May 20, 2015, 08:28:55 PM

Sad


Gonna win 'em all!
Shut up, I'm going to be an awesome dad.
sad that gE wants to auction babies


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Gooch on May 20, 2015, 08:31:01 PM

Sad


Gonna win 'em all!
Shut up, I'm going to be an awesome dad.
sad that gE wants to auction babies


Gonna win 'em all!
Its for charity tho
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on May 20, 2015, 08:38:17 PM
this is exciting
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on May 20, 2015, 09:04:51 PM


Sad


Gonna win 'em all!
Shut up, I'm going to be an awesome dad.
sad that gE wants to auction babies


Gonna win 'em all!
Its for charity tho
that's a pretty valid point.


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on May 20, 2015, 09:07:00 PM
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o9_yNVsAtFg


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: The Big Train on May 20, 2015, 10:04:22 PM
if this is actually true we should have the baby shower at Tubby's
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on May 20, 2015, 10:21:40 PM
Sad


Gonna win 'em all!
Shut up, I'm going to be an awesome dad.

Congrats ERII do you have a name picked out?

One day you will get irritated by your neighbor and complain about it to gE and everyone will say you're an a-hole.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Tobias on May 20, 2015, 10:24:48 PM
Fred is going to be a rough ridin' bad person kid
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Spracne on May 20, 2015, 10:35:41 PM
What an exciting but busy time you have ahead of you. Say goodbye to your discretionary time as you watch your street get dirtier and dirtier between rains.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Asteriskhead on May 21, 2015, 12:00:47 AM
Fred is going to be a rough ridin' bad person kid

so much white, suburban angst.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Panjandrum on May 21, 2015, 12:56:34 AM
We're finding out the gender of our third child today.  Pretty exciting.

We decided to be surprised and not find out on the last two, but this time, we want to know up front to help better prepare our sons.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on May 21, 2015, 06:18:02 AM
Found out the first, not the second.  Finding out makes things easier.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 21, 2015, 08:09:30 AM
Congrats to all the new soon to be parents ITT.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: AppleJack on May 21, 2015, 08:09:58 AM
I loved not knowing. Will do again.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 21, 2015, 08:10:33 AM
I loved not knowing. Will do again.

I don't see the benefit in not knowing. I see the benefit in knowing.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: AppleJack on May 21, 2015, 08:20:10 AM
I loved not knowing. Will do again.

I don't see the benefit in not knowing. I see the benefit in knowing.

Steve! It was more of a stress/freaking out thing for me. Like, not knowing I couldn't think about it constantly. Dunno.

Also - I found that baby shower gifts are way better, like no clothes and junk.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: _33 on May 21, 2015, 08:25:06 AM
We decided not to find out for our first but then we found out as soon as it was possible to find out.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on May 21, 2015, 08:33:55 AM
I loved not knowing. Will do again.

I don't see the benefit in not knowing. I see the benefit in knowing.
The benefit to not knowing is you don't get a bunch of princess crap if it's a girl and a bunch of ugly baby blue clothes with cartoon characters playing baseball if it's a boy and no one paints the nursery some hideous color. Basically, gender neutral stuff is less tacky in general.

*This is not a benefit to everyone, obviously, but some. imo there's more benefits to knowing. Parents should do what they want.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on May 21, 2015, 08:37:15 AM
I loved not knowing. Will do again.

I don't see the benefit in not knowing. I see the benefit in knowing.
The benefit to not knowing is you don't get a bunch of princess crap if it's a girl and a bunch of ugly baby blue clothes with cartoon characters playing baseball if it's a boy and no one paints the nursery some hideous color. Basically, gender neutral stuff is less tacky in general.

*This is not a benefit to everyone, obviously, but some. imo there's more benefits to knowing. Parents should do what they want.

I assume the parents are painting the nursery or having it painted, so they could still decide to paint it a neutral color even if they find out... :dunno:...It's not a thing for people to break in your house and paint the nursery when you tell them the sex of your baby, is it?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 21, 2015, 08:38:28 AM
I loved not knowing. Will do again.

I don't see the benefit in not knowing. I see the benefit in knowing.

Steve! It was more of a stress/freaking out thing for me. Like, not knowing I couldn't think about it constantly. Dunno.

Also - I found that baby shower gifts are way better, like no clothes and junk.

Getting lots of clothes that you will need to buy anyway is pretty great. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on May 21, 2015, 08:39:04 AM
Why wrap x-mas presents? You're just going to have to unwrap them later anyway.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 21, 2015, 08:41:15 AM
Why wrap x-mas presents? You're just going to have to unwrap them later anyway.

If you wrap your own presents to yourself I agree, you are a pretty big idiot
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on May 21, 2015, 08:50:19 AM
I spend half of my x-mas mornings trying to do things like unwind transformers out of titanium barbed wire bondages with my bare fingers and use bolt cutters to hack away at sheets of clear plastic that have been superfused together with technology designed by NASA for reentry.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on May 21, 2015, 08:50:58 AM
I loved not knowing. Will do again.

I don't see the benefit in not knowing. I see the benefit in knowing.
The benefit to not knowing is you don't get a bunch of princess crap if it's a girl and a bunch of ugly baby blue clothes with cartoon characters playing baseball if it's a boy and no one paints the nursery some hideous color. Basically, gender neutral stuff is less tacky in general.

*This is not a benefit to everyone, obviously, but some. imo there's more benefits to knowing. Parents should do what they want.

I assume the parents are painting the nursery or having it painted, so they could still decide to paint it a neutral color even if they find out... :dunno:...It's not a thing for people to break in your house and paint the nursery when you tell them the sex of your baby, is it?
I'm trying to protect people from their own tacky ideas
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: kslim on May 21, 2015, 08:53:01 AM
I spend half of my x-mas mornings trying to do things like unwind transformers out of titanium barbed wire bondages with my bare fingers and use bolt cutters to hack away at sheets of clear plastic that have been superfused together with technology designed by NASA for reentry.
i know those feelings. eff you mattel  :shakesfist:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 21, 2015, 09:16:29 AM
I spend half of my x-mas mornings trying to do things like unwind transformers out of titanium barbed wire bondages with my bare fingers and use bolt cutters to hack away at sheets of clear plastic that have been superfused together with technology designed by NASA for reentry.

You should get super faced on nog
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Skipper44 on May 21, 2015, 10:26:12 AM
I spend half of my x-mas mornings trying to do things like unwind transformers out of titanium barbed wire bondages with my bare fingers and use bolt cutters to hack away at sheets of clear plastic that have been superfused together with technology designed by NASA for reentry.
i know those feelings. eff you mattel  :shakesfist:
no joke, it is a good xmas or birthday if there is no bloodshed. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on May 21, 2015, 11:27:06 AM
you know what was a frustrating thing as a parent of a little kid. those bibs that you have to put on them when they are eating all have stupid ridiculous sayings like "zero to tantrum in six seconds" or "i'm the boss". it's like hey dork bib makers, can you just make a plain blue one or maybe just a grey one with no stupid writing or monster trucks. i mean god forbid you just give me something plain to put on my child so i don't look like a complete idiot who thinks those bibs are funny or something.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: WildcatNkilt on May 21, 2015, 11:33:49 AM
Not knowing and being the first to announce when my son was born was probably the greatest feeling I have ever had.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mr Bread on May 21, 2015, 11:38:56 AM
you know what was a frustrating thing as a parent of a little kid. those bibs that you have to put on them when they are eating all have stupid ridiculous sayings like "zero to tantrum in six seconds" or "i'm the boss". it's like hey dork bib makers, can you just make a plain blue one or maybe just a grey one with no stupid writing or monster trucks. i mean god forbid you just give me something plain to put on my child so i don't look like a complete idiot who thinks those bibs are funny or something.

they have plain ones. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: kslim on May 21, 2015, 11:42:21 AM
Not knowing and being the first to announce when my son was born was probably the greatest feeling I have ever had.
we found out with both but i almost broke my leg from jumping when we found out we were having a boy. pretty great feeling
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mr Bread on May 21, 2015, 11:46:37 AM
Not knowing and being the first to announce when my son was born was probably the greatest feeling I have ever had.

you can still be the "first to announce when it's born" even if you know the sex in advance.  they can't tell you the time in advance. 

not sure what you mean by first to announce honestly.  like you just said it in the room full of people that saw it for themselves?  i bet the doctor and nurses were like "yeah, no crap."  still good for you though. 

i know that a big part of my life as a father so far has been telling people really obvious crap about my kids.  #we'redads  #fuckyeah
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mr Bread on May 21, 2015, 11:47:21 AM
Not knowing and being the first to announce when my son was born was probably the greatest feeling I have ever had.
we found out with both but i almost broke my leg from jumping when we found out we were having a boy. pretty great feeling

would you have been bummed out if you were having a girl?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on May 21, 2015, 11:48:24 AM
Not knowing and being the first to announce when my son was born was probably the greatest feeling I have ever had.

you can still be the "first to announce when it's born" even if you know the sex in advance.  they can't tell you the time in advance. 

not sure what you mean by first to announce honestly.  like you just said it in the room full of people that saw it for themselves?  i bet the doctor and nurses were like "yeah, no crap."  still good for you though. 

i know that a big part of my life as a father so far has been telling people really obvious crap about my kids.  #we'redads  #fuckyeah

I think he means he got to say "YES! I have a boy, not a stupid worthless girl."
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mr Bread on May 21, 2015, 11:48:57 AM
yes, a lot of pretty blatant girl hating going on itt. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on May 21, 2015, 11:56:27 AM
People seem to be disproportionately and shamelessly overtly sexist about preferring baby boys to baby girls. It's weird.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: kslim on May 21, 2015, 12:02:32 PM
Not knowing and being the first to announce when my son was born was probably the greatest feeling I have ever had.
we found out with both but i almost broke my leg from jumping when we found out we were having a boy. pretty great feeling

would you have been bummed out if you were having a girl?
not bummed out, but it meant id be having a third kid which i wasnt planning on.  i had a girl first and having a boy with my second kid meant i was done with kids. we always wanted one of each close in age so it worked out great.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Spracne on May 21, 2015, 12:15:18 PM
People seem to be disproportionately and shamelessly overtly sexist about preferring baby boys to baby girls. It's weird.

But who would carry on kslim's legacy and wear his coat-of-arms into battle and lord over his tenants in the county?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on May 21, 2015, 12:22:42 PM
People seem to be disproportionately and shamelessly overtly sexist about preferring baby boys to baby girls. It's weird.

I think it may have something to do with the fear of when they start dating maybe? which is still really sexist and stupid.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on May 21, 2015, 12:23:29 PM
I personally find junior high boys to be the biggest shitheads on the planet and I want nothing to do with them, JMO
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: kslim on May 21, 2015, 12:38:17 PM
People seem to be disproportionately and shamelessly overtly sexist about preferring baby boys to baby girls. It's weird.

But who would carry on kslim's legacy and wear his coat-of-arms into battle and lord over his tenants in the county?
exactly
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mr Bread on May 21, 2015, 12:40:13 PM
rusty is a man hater.  #frisco #thefran #baylife
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Asteriskhead on May 21, 2015, 12:58:33 PM
I personally find junior high boys to be the biggest shitheads on the planet and I want nothing to do with them, JMO
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: AppleJack on May 21, 2015, 12:59:38 PM
I personally find junior high boys to be the biggest shitheads on the planet and I want nothing to do with them, JMO

worse than high school girls? nope.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on May 21, 2015, 01:00:50 PM
I personally find junior high boys to be the biggest shitheads on the planet and I want nothing to do with them, JMO

worse than high school girls? nope.

way worse than high school girls
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on May 21, 2015, 01:00:59 PM
I personally find junior high boys to be the biggest shitheads on the planet and I want nothing to do with them, JMO

worse than high school girls? nope.

They have like periods and stuff  :Yuck:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 21, 2015, 01:12:02 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/FuYz1nF.gif)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Asteriskhead on May 21, 2015, 01:16:58 PM
I personally find junior high boys to be the biggest shitheads on the planet and I want nothing to do with them, JMO

worse than high school girls? nope.

way worse than high school girls

much worser.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: AppleJack on May 21, 2015, 01:23:39 PM
I'm afraid I can't agree. But, hey, that's what makes this country great sometimes.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: jar on May 21, 2015, 01:47:11 PM
People seem to be disproportionately and shamelessly overtly sexist about preferring baby boys to baby girls. It's weird.

But who would carry on kslim's legacy and wear his coat-of-arms into battle and lord over his tenants in the county?
exactly

Petition to have ksnow legitimized?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Stevesie60 on May 21, 2015, 01:50:34 PM
I hate the whole rough housing thing. Would much rather have all girls and skip the wrestling, getting hit in the nuts, etc. phase.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: kslim on May 21, 2015, 01:50:38 PM
People seem to be disproportionately and shamelessly overtly sexist about preferring baby boys to baby girls. It's weird.

But who would carry on kslim's legacy and wear his coat-of-arms into battle and lord over his tenants in the county?
exactly

Petition to have ksnow legitimized?
youve got my vote jar
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cartierfor3 on May 21, 2015, 01:52:38 PM
I hate the whole rough housing thing. Would much rather have all girls and skip the wrestling, getting hit in the nuts, etc. phase.

but you have so many muscles tho
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Stevesie60 on May 21, 2015, 01:53:40 PM
I hate the whole rough housing thing. Would much rather have all girls and skip the wrestling, getting hit in the nuts, etc. phase.

but you have so many muscles tho

No muscles to make up for getting dinged in the dong.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: kslim on May 21, 2015, 01:56:54 PM
I hate the whole rough housing thing. Would much rather have all girls and skip the wrestling, getting hit in the nuts, etc. phase.

but you have so many muscles tho
chicks have muscles too bro, dont be sexist
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: jar on May 21, 2015, 01:57:18 PM
I hate the whole rough housing thing. Would much rather have all girls and skip the wrestling, getting hit in the nuts, etc. phase.

but you have so many muscles tho

No muscles to make up for getting dinged in the dong.

Have taken more nut-shots from having a kid sitting in the shopping cart than from rough-housing.

(http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/omaha.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/5/3f/53f4fc31-d57c-5109-821d-1850da888399/5374d0bb23f80.image.jpg)

Optimal nut-kicking level right there.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on May 21, 2015, 01:57:56 PM
you know what was a frustrating thing as a parent of a little kid. those bibs that you have to put on them when they are eating all have stupid ridiculous sayings like "zero to tantrum in six seconds" or "i'm the boss". it's like hey dork bib makers, can you just make a plain blue one or maybe just a grey one with no stupid writing or monster trucks. i mean god forbid you just give me something plain to put on my child so i don't look like a complete idiot who thinks those bibs are funny or something.

they have plain ones.

barely
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on May 21, 2015, 01:58:07 PM
This is really great.

Title: Re: Kids
Post by: WildcatNkilt on May 21, 2015, 02:16:53 PM
Actually we saw a midwife.  She and the nurses has no idea what the sex was.  Outside of one time, the gals that did the sonograms would avoid looking so they wouldn't accidentally tell us the sex.  I had no idea what I was having, I just knew that I would love the crap out of the kid.  It was an amazing experience to be the one to announce to the room that it was a boy (I was expecting a girl the entire pregnancy and probably owe the kid some therapy sessions). 

I have nothing against finding our early.  We might do it on child #2 to avoid any unintentional negative emotions my wife might have after labor if we have a 2nd boy (this is a real thing by the way). 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on May 21, 2015, 02:27:41 PM
Amazing
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 21, 2015, 02:39:00 PM
getting to announce the sex of my child to somebody ranks somewhere below getting to announce what kind of jimmy johns I had for lunch in the lunch#ack thread
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 21, 2015, 02:40:31 PM
Are you guys ever terrified of having an ugly kid? :dunno:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on May 21, 2015, 02:43:10 PM
Are you guys ever terrified of having an ugly kid? :dunno:

not applicable to my genes
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 21, 2015, 03:15:08 PM
getting to announce the sex of my child to somebody ranks somewhere below getting to announce what kind of jimmy johns I had for lunch in the lunch#ack thread

this
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 21, 2015, 03:15:56 PM
Are you guys ever terrified of having an ugly kid? :dunno:

About as concerned as I am of having a giraffe.  It isn't possible
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on May 21, 2015, 03:30:16 PM
The only worry I had was if the kid was healthy outside of that I couldn't GAF about what sex it is.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: stunted on May 21, 2015, 03:48:52 PM
Beautiful people have more daughters
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mr Bread on May 21, 2015, 04:20:23 PM
getting to announce the sex of my child to somebody ranks somewhere below getting to announce what kind of jimmy johns I had for lunch in the lunch#ack thread

2 of my top 7 moments as a human have been being able to tell people my children have dicks.  to each their own though. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 21, 2015, 04:41:07 PM
Beautiful people have more daughters

Goddam you are right
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on May 21, 2015, 04:48:34 PM
Who in the hell has a room full of people waiting for an announcement right after the birth of a child? I know that Steve Martin movie portrayed that, but you realize that is fantasy, right? MOVIES AREN'T REAL!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on May 21, 2015, 05:02:04 PM
No offense to anyone, but I always assume ppl that don't want to find out the sex either 1. care about their kid about as much as I do(or anyone not actually related to said kid), or 2. are crazy. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 21, 2015, 05:15:52 PM
No offense to anyone, but I always assume ppl that don't want to find out the sex either 1. care about their kid about as much as I do(or anyone not actually related to said kid), or 2. are crazy.

Have you considered option 3, they really, really love attention
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on May 21, 2015, 05:22:32 PM
Ppl that love that level of attention almost always fall under #2.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on May 21, 2015, 05:26:05 PM
Ppl that love that level of attention almost always fall under #2.
and I guess they have a room full of people waiting for them?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 21, 2015, 05:31:01 PM
Ppl that love that level of attention almost always fall under #2.
and I guess they have a room full of people waiting for them?

The village gathers for word of the birth
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 21, 2015, 05:31:23 PM
I don't even know if I'm fertile you guys, and the fanning name resides through me.  :ohno:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on May 21, 2015, 05:34:04 PM
I don't even know if I'm fertile you guys, and the fanning name resides through me.  :ohno:

Not sure how that works
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on May 21, 2015, 05:43:14 PM
I don't even know if I'm fertile you guys, and the fanning name resides through me.  :ohno:
I wasn't sure if I was either but now there's a lil' erii on the way
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on May 21, 2015, 05:45:54 PM
I don't even know if I'm fertile you guys, and the fanning name resides through me.  :ohno:
I wasn't sure if I was either but now there's a lil' erii on the way

This is your 3rd kid, idiot
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 21, 2015, 05:46:14 PM
 :thumbs: Congrats!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Spracne on May 21, 2015, 05:49:09 PM
I used to think it was kind of trashy to get knocked up unplanned and outside of marriage.... I still think that, but I used to think it, as well.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on May 21, 2015, 06:03:05 PM
I used to think it was kind of trashy to get knocked up unplanned and outside of marriage.... I still think that, but I used to think it, as well.
:lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on May 21, 2015, 06:40:16 PM
I used to think it was kind of trashy to get knocked up unplanned and outside of marriage.... I still think that, but I used to think it, as well.

good post.  makes sense.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: puniraptor on May 21, 2015, 07:00:03 PM
I used to think it was kind of trashy to get knocked up unplanned and outside of marriage.... I still think that, but I used to think it, as well.

good post.  makes sense.
But what if it's a boy?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: kso_FAN on May 21, 2015, 07:00:19 PM
Some good BBSing ITT.

Finding out is fine. Not finding out is fine.
Title: Kids
Post by: slobber on May 21, 2015, 08:48:55 PM
Some good BBSing ITT.

Finding out is fine. Not finding out is fine.
stop being so fency. This is serious, gather a bunch of people in the waiting room, crap.


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 8manpick on May 21, 2015, 09:14:39 PM

Some good BBSing ITT.

Finding out is fine. Not finding out is fine.

Being super excited about the result is weird though. We all agree on that.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: cfbandyman on May 21, 2015, 10:39:31 PM
I used to think it was kind of trashy to get knocked up unplanned and outside of marriage.... I still think that, but I used to think it, as well.

Spracs knows his Mitch Hedberg
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: mocat on May 21, 2015, 10:41:49 PM
You guys that give a crap whether other people want to be surprised with their kid's gender or not are super weird
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: mocat on May 21, 2015, 10:44:05 PM
Great job cfbandyman, you got it
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on May 21, 2015, 11:53:54 PM

Great job cfbandyman, you got it
hey dumbass, I rarely double :lol: , but when I do, you can almost always bet it's because of a Mitch Hedberg reference.


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on May 22, 2015, 09:40:42 AM
I personally find junior high boys to be the biggest shitheads on the planet and I want nothing to do with them, JMO

worse than high school girls? nope.

They have like periods and stuff  :Yuck:

http://www.scarymommy.com/10-things-moms-of-teen-boys-must-know/

Quote
They will suddenly want to wash their own sheets.

Ewww
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on May 22, 2015, 03:10:54 PM
Reason #354 Not to Have Kids: Have to decide whether to circumcise if it is a boy.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/mom-jailed-circumcision-dispute-agrees-proceedure/story?id=31235057
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Spracne on May 22, 2015, 03:14:08 PM
Of all the hard choices involved in raising kids, that would be about the least difficult decision on my list.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mr Bread on May 22, 2015, 03:23:43 PM
omg mrs gooch loves anteaters :lol:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mr Bread on May 22, 2015, 03:24:05 PM
omg gooch has an anteater :sdeek:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Spracne on May 22, 2015, 03:30:01 PM
Tell us a story about your childhood
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on May 22, 2015, 03:38:44 PM
Has nothing to do with my personal experience. I have friends on Facebook discussing whether it is genital mutilation or whether it is good for "health reasons".

And in that article, the parents have been arguing over it since before the kid was born....and now the judge says the mother has to let them do it...and the kid is 4 and a half years old.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mr Bread on May 22, 2015, 03:40:46 PM
omg mrs gooch if you love anteaters so much why don't you marry one! :lol:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on May 22, 2015, 03:51:11 PM
Of all the hard choices involved in raising kids, that would be about the least difficult decision on my list.

It is number 354, so I didn't say it was a top reason.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mr Bread on May 22, 2015, 03:52:30 PM
the silence is deafening.  as if you had a big roll of loose skin pulled up around your head. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Spracne on May 22, 2015, 04:13:33 PM
Oh-oh here she comes...
Watch out Bread, she'll chew you up
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on May 22, 2015, 07:44:09 PM
 Mrs. Gooch it really isn't a big deal.  I watched both my sons get snipped and they didn't even wake up from their nap.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Panjandrum on May 23, 2015, 11:31:34 AM
Has nothing to do with my personal experience. I have friends on Facebook discussing whether it is genital mutilation or whether it is good for "health reasons".

And in that article, the parents have been arguing over it since before the kid was born....and now the judge says the mother has to let them do it...and the kid is 4 and a half years old.

It was a big point of contention for my wife and I for our boys.

When we found out we were having a girl this time, she said that she's actually relieved that we don't have to make the decision again.

In the interest of full disclosure, they screwed up my youngest son's, and we had to go to a specialist when he was eight months old to get it fixed.  Everything is fine now, but it was a pretty big ordeal.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on May 23, 2015, 02:13:24 PM
why the eff is circumcision a thing
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on May 23, 2015, 02:47:07 PM
why the eff is circumcision a thing

unemployment + geography.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on May 23, 2015, 02:54:12 PM
why the eff is circumcision a thing

Didn't God say to do it?....He was like "I got Abraham to be willing to kill his son, now let's see if I can get a bunch of people to cut off part of their penises."
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Panjandrum on May 23, 2015, 03:09:02 PM
I honestly can't say why we did it.  Just because everyone does, I guess.  Being a first time dad, when my oldest was born, I didn't want him getting made fun of in the locker room or anything, and feeling weird, since we live in the Midwest.  We were told it decreases chances of infection, etc.   Then when the second was born, we did it because the first child was.

If I had to do it over again, I probably wouldn't have it done.  I'm just glad that we don't have to deal with it again.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on May 23, 2015, 03:24:40 PM
Even if you get past all of the bullshit religious, sexuality, masculinity, and folklore health issues, you still have the good, old circumcised American male thinking that there's necessarily something wrong if he and his son don't have matching penises. Personally, my dad and I have never once stood around nude, mutually examining and admiring each other's dicks. But maybe I'm just weird.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: hemmy on May 23, 2015, 03:30:06 PM
Just do whatever is common in your region, you don't want your kid to be the weird one.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on May 23, 2015, 03:35:43 PM
My brother didn't  get his oldest son snipped and that kid turned out weird AF. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on May 23, 2015, 04:21:33 PM
why the eff is circumcision a thing

My brother didn't  get his oldest son snipped and that kid turned out weird AF. 

 :Carl:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on May 23, 2015, 04:23:06 PM
Did anyone make fun of the non-snipped kid in the locker room?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on May 23, 2015, 04:24:20 PM
I know a guy that had to get circumcised at 18
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on May 23, 2015, 04:25:35 PM
Did anyone make fun of the non-snipped kid in the locker room?

That would be admitting to meat gazing, which probably would get you made fun of worse
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 23, 2015, 05:49:50 PM
Did anyone make fun of the non-snipped kid in the locker room?

Totally
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Spracne on May 23, 2015, 05:51:08 PM
Ask Freddy Fiveskin
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on May 23, 2015, 07:04:18 PM
I have never seen an anteater.


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Skipper44 on May 26, 2015, 09:40:15 AM
the one unsnipped fella I know uses it as a conversation starter, everyone loves a puppet show
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on May 26, 2015, 09:55:00 AM
the one unsnipped fella I know uses it as a conversation starter, everyone loves a puppet show

That seems weird. Is that a guy thing to describe your genitals to each other?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Skipper44 on May 26, 2015, 10:06:23 AM
the one unsnipped fella I know uses it as a conversation starter, everyone loves a puppet show

That seems weird. Is that a guy thing to describe your genitals to each other?
no, but this individual is a remarkable mix of the repugnant and the charismatic.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Asteriskhead on May 26, 2015, 10:14:53 AM
the one uncircumcised kid I know of that was in my grade caught hell in junior high. high school was a different story, but locker rooms are really, really weird in high school.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on August 11, 2015, 03:05:13 PM
Welp, I'm not going to believe any of you that say having kids doesn't make you miserable.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/08/11/the-most-depressing-statistic-imaginable-about-being-a-new-parent/
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: meow meow on August 11, 2015, 05:04:04 PM
have fun when you're old and no family to spend time with
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Panjandrum on August 11, 2015, 05:23:57 PM
Welp, I'm not going to believe any of you that say having kids doesn't make you miserable.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/08/11/the-most-depressing-statistic-imaginable-about-being-a-new-parent/

Well, yeah, it's hard.  I view that more as a sign that people go into it with faulty expectations.

People always say things like, "I didn't know how hard [insert live event here] was until I did it."  That could be marriage, kids, changing careers, buying a house, etc.  They're all things you just have to experience to understand.

And, really, these experiences aren't for everyone.  Maybe some combination of life events are, and other's aren't.  And it's okay to not partake in them if people don't want.  They shouldn't feel pressured to have kids, or get married, or whatever.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Skipper44 on August 14, 2015, 04:42:48 PM
Welp, I'm not going to believe any of you that say having kids doesn't make you miserable.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/08/11/the-most-depressing-statistic-imaginable-about-being-a-new-parent/
Quote
followed 2,016 Germans who were childless at the time the study began until at least two years after the birth of their first child.
I didn't read it super close but it appeared most of the stats in article were for the first 2 years which is the hardest, especially with the first kid - Kid doesn't sleep thru the night, can't really communicate, still needs a nap, can hardly walk, etc

IMO the most fun stuff in parenting is when they are big enough to do all the cool crap you remember doing as a kid which really starts at 3 or 4 and on
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on September 30, 2015, 02:17:24 PM
 :White flag:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on September 30, 2015, 02:28:20 PM
:White flag:

 :lol:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: dmartin on September 30, 2015, 03:07:26 PM
on an earlier topic (sorry, haven't checked this thread in a while)....

as the father of a teen girl, a junior high boy, and an elementary school girl, the toughest of the three is...................

elementary school girl.  everything is so dramatic (to them).
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on September 30, 2015, 03:19:32 PM
The series is all tied up ladies and gentlemen.  2 boys and 2 girls now.  My daughter arrived at 6:30 this morning.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on September 30, 2015, 03:50:45 PM
The series is all tied up ladies and gentlemen.  2 boys and 2 girls now.  My daughter arrived at 6:30 this morning.

Why are you telling us about this arbitrary event?  :lol:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on September 30, 2015, 03:58:42 PM
 :D
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: mocat on September 30, 2015, 04:12:05 PM
 :lol:

(grats 'dfart)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: meow meow on September 30, 2015, 04:34:42 PM
congrats on your 4th bloodfart
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: wetwillie on September 30, 2015, 04:40:59 PM
You probably have good genetics BF, have like 4 more
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: puniraptor on September 30, 2015, 04:48:37 PM
keep that little guy away from oak trees
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: The Big Train on September 30, 2015, 04:59:47 PM
that is great seasonal advice puni
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on September 30, 2015, 06:33:40 PM
Congrats bud! Another farmhand, but she won't be able to spray chemicals until she is 18.


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on October 01, 2015, 09:36:02 AM
2.5 year observations

pros to having kids
-you may not die alone in a nursing home with nobody ever visiting you
-they are awesome and fun

cons to having kids
-they cost too much money and you have to get connecting hotel rooms or a suite when travelling
-constantly being terrified something may happen to them

not pros or cons
-some stuff you used to enjoy now seems like trivial bullshit, some stuff you enjoy now would have seemed pretty stupid prior to having kids
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on October 01, 2015, 10:00:02 AM
Same take aways 10.5yrs in.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: mocat on October 01, 2015, 10:00:38 AM
not pros or cons
-some stuff you used to enjoy now seems like trivial bullshit, some stuff you enjoy now would have seemed pretty stupid prior to having kids

examples pls
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: puniraptor on October 01, 2015, 10:06:33 AM
some stuff you enjoy now would have seemed pretty stupid prior to having kids

examples pls

disney world, obv
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on October 01, 2015, 10:14:55 AM
i can't really think of anything that i used to enjoy that now seems like trivial bs. Examples please for this as well.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on October 01, 2015, 10:17:19 AM
I think most things that are now trivial to me are things I would have grown out of with or without kids.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: kslim on October 01, 2015, 10:18:48 AM
i can't really think of anything that i used to enjoy that now seems like trivial bs. Examples please for this as well.
missing a tv show because you are giving kids a bath.
walking around naked
having to go to multiple places for food

ect ect
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on October 01, 2015, 10:49:04 AM
I think most things that are now trivial to me are things I would have grown out of with or without kids.

this may be
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: pissclams on October 01, 2015, 10:50:16 AM
sd, some observos for when they get older-

my oldest son, age 27, has been in and out of jail since he was busted stealing cigarettes from a machine when he was 16.  i've done all i can for him but he seems to be the wild mustang of the group.  my daughter, age 22, is now pregnant herself which we are all proud of.  i've done all the encouraging i can do for that one.  i'd love for her to get married but she just doesn't seem like the marrying type i suppose.  both are huge cat fans and love to watch the cats when we get together.

i wish i never had them but they're here so gotta make do.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: AppleJack on October 01, 2015, 10:51:33 AM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on October 01, 2015, 12:04:35 PM
Sometimes I wish I had a kid just so I would have an excuse to do some fun things, but then I realize what a pain in the ass the kid would be the rest of the time and I realize that fun thing isn't worth it. (Or else I just go do the fun thing with my nephew.)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on October 01, 2015, 12:09:39 PM
I think most things that are now trivial to me are things I would have grown out of with or without kids.

this may be

Now that I think about it, I actually don't remember much being important to me back then. Maybe watching every KSU Cats game? Who knows.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: OK_Cat on October 01, 2015, 12:10:52 PM
My kid did her own laundry this week. Once they are old enough to do chores then you are set. Goddamned set.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Kat Kid on October 02, 2015, 04:20:37 PM
I have hand-foot-mouth disease.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on October 02, 2015, 04:27:15 PM
lol
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on October 02, 2015, 04:34:27 PM
sd, some observos for when they get older-

my oldest son, age 27, has been in and out of jail since he was busted stealing cigarettes from a machine when he was 16.  i've done all i can for him but he seems to be the wild mustang of the group.  my daughter, age 22, is now pregnant herself which we are all proud of.  i've done all the encouraging i can do for that one.  i'd love for her to get married but she just doesn't seem like the marrying type i suppose.  both are huge cat fans and love to watch the cats when we get together.

i wish i never had them but they're here so gotta make do.

Your son is a huge BA though, I bet he has been with Beems level of ladies.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on October 03, 2015, 09:15:53 AM
At 4-5 yo soccer. The best kid by far is totally decked out in cleats, long socks, and shin guards. Fine. Whatever. But, get this. Whenever he bumps into another kid, his body goes totally limp, he collapses to the ground, lies there for 20-30 seconds, and may even curl up and roll around a bit before he finally gets up. GMAFB, kid. You're not fooling me.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on October 03, 2015, 09:17:29 AM
Lol
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: The Big Train on October 03, 2015, 10:26:03 AM
that kid already has a very good understanding of soccer
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Tobias on October 03, 2015, 10:27:42 AM
throw a flare at him next time
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Canary on October 03, 2015, 10:59:26 AM
Sometimes I wish I had a kid just so I would have an excuse to do some fun things, but then I realize what a pain in the ass the kid would be the rest of the time and I realize that fun thing isn't worth it. (Or else I just go do the fun thing with my nephew.)
I've never really wanted kids.  But I am uncle to a bunch of nieces and nephews. I am amazed by how great it is to hang out with them and then send them home.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: IPA4Me on October 03, 2015, 11:32:17 AM
My kid did her own laundry this week. Once they are old enough to do chores then you are set. Goddamned set.
Bit of truth here. I've only mowed twice all summer. 14 year old daughter is a zero turn driving fool. 10 year old runs the battery powered trimmer. I just observe and have a cold one.
Title: Kids
Post by: steve dave on October 03, 2015, 11:52:33 AM
lil sd has a little tykes mower with its own gas can, pull start, and popcorn popping ball things.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on October 03, 2015, 11:55:26 AM
lil sd has a little tykes mower with its own gas can, pull start, and popcorn popping ball things.
How much does your lawn guy charge him to push it around while lil SD sits back and slams juice?

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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: IPA4Me on October 03, 2015, 11:58:01 AM
lil sd has a little tykes mower with its own gas can, pull start, and popcorn popping ball things.
Ten more years and you'll be sipping while he's mowing.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: dmartin on October 05, 2015, 10:46:46 AM
At 4-5 yo soccer. The best kid by far is totally decked out in cleats, long socks, and shin guards. Fine. Whatever. But, get this. Whenever he bumps into another kid, his body goes totally limp, he collapses to the ground, lies there for 20-30 seconds, and may even curl up and roll around a bit before he finally gets up. GMAFB, kid. You're not fooling me.

I've seen the future, and it's this kid in 5th/6th grade.  Refs still don't fall for his crap. flops around on the field like a fish until he realizes the game is still going and nobody cares. Doesn't stop him from doing it again at his next opportunity.

Forgot to mention, but his parents are just eating it up.  Screaming at the refs for calls (which are not going to be made). This kid falls down when someone gets even close to him.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on October 05, 2015, 10:47:31 AM
At 4-5 yo soccer. The best kid by far is totally decked out in cleats, long socks, and shin guards. Fine. Whatever. But, get this. Whenever he bumps into another kid, his body goes totally limp, he collapses to the ground, lies there for 20-30 seconds, and may even curl up and roll around a bit before he finally gets up. GMAFB, kid. You're not fooling me.

I thought by that age they had to where shin guards?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on October 08, 2015, 03:16:48 PM
One thing about having a son that really changed me...I'm much more sensitive to plight of children.  I recently did a vision quest-y kind of thing and for me that's a good time to evaluate my life and such, and I made a promise to myself to shift our (my family's) patterns of charitable giving and volunteer work to benefit kids.  They are universally sweet, innocent, and vulnerable, and they don't have much choice in anything.  So, I don't really know how or where to start, open to ideas if any of you are involved in something like that. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on October 08, 2015, 03:19:35 PM
One thing about having a son that really changed me...I'm much more sensitive to plight of children.  I recently did a vision quest-y kind of thing and for me that's a good time to evaluate my life and such, and I made a promise to myself to shift our (my family's) patterns of charitable giving and volunteer work to benefit kids.  They are universally sweet, innocent, and vulnerable, and they don't have much choice in anything.  So, I don't really know how or where to start, open to ideas if any of you are involved in something like that.

fatty fund benefits shitloads of kids
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Canary on October 08, 2015, 03:28:42 PM
One thing about having a son that really changed me...I'm much more sensitive to plight of children.  I recently did a vision quest-y kind of thing and for me that's a good time to evaluate my life and such, and I made a promise to myself to shift our (my family's) patterns of charitable giving and volunteer work to benefit kids.  They are universally sweet, innocent, and vulnerable, and they don't have much choice in anything.  So, I don't really know how or where to start, open to ideas if any of you are involved in something like that.
I am not sure what city you live in, but I do most of my charitable works with our Rescue Mission. The women and children's shelter is really a good place to start.  Just my suggestion.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on October 08, 2015, 03:32:21 PM
One thing about having a son that really changed me...I'm much more sensitive to plight of children.  I recently did a vision quest-y kind of thing and for me that's a good time to evaluate my life and such, and I made a promise to myself to shift our (my family's) patterns of charitable giving and volunteer work to benefit kids.  They are universally sweet, innocent, and vulnerable, and they don't have much choice in anything.  So, I don't really know how or where to start, open to ideas if any of you are involved in something like that.
I am not sure what city you live in, but I do most of my charitable works with our Rescue Mission. The women and children's shelter is really a good place to start.  Just my suggestion.

(http://www.lenexa.org/eblast/eblastimages/ILikeLenexaBanner.jpg)

I start digging, thanks.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on October 08, 2015, 03:35:57 PM
Further proof...
http://www.vice.com/en_us/read/science-says-having-a-kid-is-one-of-the-crappiest-things-that-can-happen-to-you-384?utm_source=vicefbusvn
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: meow meow on October 08, 2015, 03:48:50 PM
so like you never want kids?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on October 08, 2015, 03:50:19 PM
so like you never want kids?

No, I prefer not to be miserable and all the evidence I have collected so far shows that having kids makes you miserable.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: meow meow on October 08, 2015, 03:59:51 PM
think of how miserable you'll be when you're old and lonely.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on October 08, 2015, 04:03:51 PM
think of how miserable you'll be when you're old and lonely.

I'm going to get Alzheimer's so I won't even know the difference. And imagine how miserable my kids would have been taking care of me.

Oh also, I will have Gooch and if he dies before me I will get another husband.  ;)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on October 08, 2015, 04:34:52 PM
I bet husband 2 will have kids
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: mocat on October 09, 2015, 11:42:10 AM
emo has been absolutely insufferable since he came back. personal attacks to SDK, being a shithead in the royals thread for no reason, being a gun weirdo in the gun thread, talking about poop in the hilarious office things thread. rough ridin' kids man. ugh.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on October 09, 2015, 11:45:30 AM
emo has been absolutely insufferable since he came back. personal attacks to SDK, being a shithead in the royals thread for no reason, being a gun weirdo in the gun thread, talking about poop in the hilarious office things thread. rough ridin' kids man. ugh.

you must not remember his pre-kids persona very well
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: mocat on October 09, 2015, 11:48:07 AM
i kind of liked old emo sometimes  :dunno:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Canary on October 09, 2015, 11:50:35 AM
think of how miserable you'll be when you're old and lonely.
I am also on the not interested in having kids side. But I would hate to justify having kids so I won't be old and lonely. If I am lucky I will get old. Being lonely isn't determined by offspring. I may be miserable as an old guy, but it won't be because I don't have kids.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on October 09, 2015, 11:52:15 AM
i kind of liked old emo sometimes  :dunno:

well, all the stuff you mentioned was always there, too (at least some version of it)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on October 09, 2015, 11:53:29 AM
think of how miserable you'll be when you're old and lonely.
I am also on the not interested in having kids side. But I would hate to justify having kids so I won't be old and lonely. If I am lucky I will get old. Being lonely isn't determined by offspring. I may be miserable as an old guy, but it won't be because I don't have kids.

Can you imagine how terrible it would be to have kids and still die old and lonely? :sdeek:

Actually it would probably be fine. I'd just listen to podcasts and read and watch netflix and stuff.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on October 09, 2015, 12:31:14 PM
emo has been absolutely insufferable since he came back. personal attacks to SDK, being a shithead in the royals thread for no reason, being a gun weirdo in the gun thread, talking about poop in the hilarious office things thread. rough ridin' kids man. ugh.

1) those comments to SDK were without a current perspective, I apologized, glad things are better now
2) you must have not read the Royals thread completely
3) I have no idea why you insist on going into the gun thread to continuously get trolled and then get upset about it
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Canary on October 09, 2015, 12:36:51 PM
think of how miserable you'll be when you're old and lonely.
I am also on the not interested in having kids side. But I would hate to justify having kids so I won't be old and lonely. If I am lucky I will get old. Being lonely isn't determined by offspring. I may be miserable as an old guy, but it won't be because I don't have kids.

Can you imagine how terrible it would be to have kids and still die old and lonely? :sdeek:

Actually it would probably be fine. I'd just listen to podcasts and read and watch netflix and stuff.
I hope I live long enough to become a burden to my friends and family.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: The Big Train on October 09, 2015, 01:36:37 PM

emo has been absolutely insufferable since he came back. personal attacks to SDK, being a shithead in the royals thread for no reason, being a gun weirdo in the gun thread, talking about poop in the hilarious office things thread. rough ridin' kids man. ugh.

1) those comments to SDK were without a current perspective, I apologized, glad things are better now
2) you must have not read the Royals thread completely
3) I have no idea why you insist on going into the gun thread to continuously get trolled and then get upset about it

give it a shot and tell us how it goes
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on October 09, 2015, 01:57:45 PM
think of how miserable you'll be when you're old and lonely.
I am also on the not interested in having kids side. But I would hate to justify having kids so I won't be old and lonely. If I am lucky I will get old. Being lonely isn't determined by offspring. I may be miserable as an old guy, but it won't be because I don't have kids.

Can you imagine how terrible it would be to have kids and still die old and lonely? :sdeek:

Actually it would probably be fine. I'd just listen to podcasts and read and watch netflix and stuff.

I'd probably wonder why the hell my kids don't talk to me every now and then while I did all of that stuff, though.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 07, 2015, 02:34:51 PM
    :surprised:   :horrorsurprise:   :D  :love:  :excited:  :ksu:  :party:   
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: wetwillie on November 07, 2015, 02:36:18 PM
way to go man!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cartierfor3 on November 07, 2015, 02:37:18 PM
(http://media.giphy.com/media/fkgbAuaeENt3q/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cartierfor3 on November 07, 2015, 02:40:29 PM
3 things you need SB to be a parent: Coffee, Alcohol, Baby Bjorn.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on November 07, 2015, 02:44:36 PM
Grats sk'ben.

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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on November 07, 2015, 02:51:06 PM
condolences
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on November 07, 2015, 03:38:08 PM
Ski'ben.  I assume you guys are registering a domain for your mommy blog now?

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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Brock Landers on November 07, 2015, 03:40:59 PM
Congrats! Looking forward to reading Son/Daughter of Skinny Benny's Pud Playground thread!!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Tobias on November 07, 2015, 04:16:27 PM
woof
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: The Big Train on November 07, 2015, 05:20:25 PM
(https://usatthebiglead.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/tom-brady-celebrating-interception-super-bowl.gif?w=1000)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SdK on November 07, 2015, 05:27:23 PM
Congratulations Ski    Be   .
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: renocat on November 07, 2015, 05:30:07 PM
Kids are the greatest.  I thought I could not have any.  Had two, so blessed.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: The Big Train on November 07, 2015, 05:34:59 PM
Kids are the greatest.  I thought I could not have any.  Had two, so blessed.

a horse trample the guys while they were catching some rays or something?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: wetwillie on November 07, 2015, 06:12:07 PM
Didn't know tight grunz contributed to lower sperm count
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SdK on November 07, 2015, 06:34:40 PM
Didn't know tight grunz contributed to lower sperm count
Seriously?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SdK on November 07, 2015, 06:35:06 PM
Didn't know tight grunz contributed to lower sperm count
Seriously?
Why did you think your scrotum expanded and contracted? Exercise?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: wetwillie on November 07, 2015, 06:48:51 PM
Didn't know tight grunz contributed to lower sperm count
Seriously?
Why did you think your scrotum expanded and contracted? Exercise?

You are having some serious reading comprehension issues ITT
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on November 08, 2015, 07:01:16 AM
Hey SB, I am happy for you bud. Have fun!


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on November 09, 2015, 11:01:57 AM
Kids are the greatest thing you never thought you would really ever want.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Kat Kid on November 09, 2015, 11:04:17 AM
My kids were sick all weekend, now I don't feel tip top.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 10, 2015, 06:19:51 AM
Thx guys. Boy.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on November 10, 2015, 07:39:28 AM
Misogynist alert.  Like why even announce the sex who cares amirite Mrs gooch?  OMG
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: hatingfrancisco on November 10, 2015, 07:55:09 AM
Kids are the greatest thing you never thought you would really ever want.

(http://33.media.tumblr.com/7b70a9c59afc6f5d58a5d7dd970b02aa/tumblr_n9nwdeqnN81tib3vqo1_400.gif)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on November 10, 2015, 08:15:05 AM
Misogynist alert.  Like why even announce the sex who cares amirite Mrs gooch?  OMG

Yeah, I hope they are raising it as gender neutral, like Storm.
http://www.thestar.com/life/parent/2013/11/15/remember_storm_we_check_in_on_the_baby_being_raised_genderneutral.html
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: chum1 on November 10, 2015, 05:00:17 PM
YGG back
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: The Big Train on November 11, 2015, 01:10:30 AM
GUYS!!!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: The Big Train on November 11, 2015, 01:10:57 AM
mainly why i have been up this late tonight!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: The Big Train on November 11, 2015, 01:11:30 AM
I AM AN UNCLE FOR THE FIRST TIME!!!!    :emawkid: :emawkid: :emawkid: :emawkid: :billdance: :billdance: :billdance: :billdance: :billdance: :billdance: :billdance: :emawkid: :emawkid: :emawkid: :emawkid: :ksu: :ksu: :ksu: :ksu: :ksu:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: bones129 on November 11, 2015, 01:13:30 AM
Happy for you, TBT. I am an uncle several times over. It's great.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: puniraptor on November 11, 2015, 01:14:23 AM
Congratulations, TBT! No wonder you couldnt appreciate such a great movie.

Being an uncle is tops
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: The Big Train on November 11, 2015, 01:15:35 AM
Happy for you, TBT. I am an uncle several times over. It's great.  :cheers:

 :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: The Big Train on November 11, 2015, 01:16:32 AM
Congratulations, TBT! No wonder you couldnt appreciate such a great movie.

Being an uncle is tops

I'M SORRY PUNI, BUT I HAD OTHER THOUGHTS DURING YOUR LIVEBLOG!!!


 :billdance: :billdance: :billdance: :billdance: :billdance: :emawkid: :emawkid: :emawkid: :emawkid: :emawkid:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: bones129 on November 11, 2015, 01:17:41 AM
Happy for you, TBT. I am an uncle several times over. It's great.  :cheers:

 :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited:

Enjoy! You will for a lifetime.  :)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on November 11, 2015, 04:45:51 AM
Are we really congratulating somebody for becoming an uncle? Good lord, I have 48 nieces and nephews. Taking a successful dump is more noteworthy than becoming an uncle.
(Jk tbt, have fun!)


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 11, 2015, 06:27:41 AM
Ski'ben.  I assume you guys are registering a domain for your mommy blog now?

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That's actually what kicked my mommy blog rage into overdrive. Fortunately Mrs. SB feels the same and we sit in bed and roll our eyes togeth. :love:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: The Big Train on November 11, 2015, 09:23:40 AM

Are we really congratulating somebody for becoming an uncle? Good lord, I have 48 nieces and nephews. Taking a successful dump is more noteworthy than becoming an uncle.
(Jk tbt, have fun!)


Gonna win 'em all!

:excited:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on November 11, 2015, 09:56:06 AM
Are we really congratulating somebody for becoming an uncle? Good lord, I have 48 nieces and nephews. Taking a successful dump is more noteworthy than becoming an uncle.
(Jk tbt, have fun!)


Gonna win 'em all!

I think the correct sentiment is "Great for you for all the fun you are going to have when you get to do fun things and then send the kid back when he gets whiny." But not congratulations because TBT didn't do anything to make this happen.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on November 11, 2015, 12:44:22 PM
I have 48 nieces and nephews.

that's horrible, dobber.  your family is a bad person.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on November 11, 2015, 01:06:25 PM
You should cage fight them, toughen them up and also kill a few off + make Bookie money
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: AppleJack on November 11, 2015, 01:08:39 PM
should I have more than 1 kid? I don't really want to but if it's true about only childs are all serial killers I might?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on November 11, 2015, 01:09:48 PM
Why stress yourself and ruin parts of that chick you married?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on November 11, 2015, 01:10:34 PM
should I have more than 1 kid? I don't really want to but if it's true about only childs are all serial killers I might?

I reject that serial killer thing.  I think I only want one.  At least I can't imagine wanting more than one.  Well, I can't imagine how having another could make me any happier (like maximum happiness over here).  Would having another make my existing child happier?  I dunno.  Maybe?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Brock Landers on November 11, 2015, 01:12:27 PM
Ski'ben.  I assume you guys are registering a domain for your mommy blog now?

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That's actually what kicked my mommy blog rage into overdrive. Fortunately Mrs. SB feels the same and we sit in bed and roll our eyes togeth. :love:

Has Mrs. SB considered the idea of publishing a mock mommy blog or perhaps an anti-mommy blog blog?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: AppleJack on November 11, 2015, 01:12:39 PM
Why stress yourself and ruin parts of that chick you married?

yeah kinda where I'm at. that chick I married is an only child and hasn't murdered me yet, good signs.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on November 11, 2015, 01:26:06 PM
 :ksu:
should I have more than 1 kid? I don't really want to but if it's true about only childs are all serial killers I might?

No. Does your child have any cousins or do you have any friends with kids? Just let him/her play with those kids.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: AppleJack on November 11, 2015, 01:29:05 PM
:ksu:
should I have more than 1 kid? I don't really want to but if it's true about only childs are all serial killers I might?

No. Does your child have any cousins or do you have any friends with kids? Just let him/her play with those kids.

mos def. cousins, neighbors, etc. my spawn is of the female species and I think most of them are insane when they get older. I'm not sure I could handle a second. oh, and paying for weddings?? noooo way jose.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: The Big Train on November 11, 2015, 01:54:35 PM
Thanks for all the support you guys, it's been a wild 16ish hours
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on November 11, 2015, 02:49:09 PM
Thanks for all the support you guys, it's been a wild 16ish hours

Did you actually do anything to help with the process?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: The Big Train on November 11, 2015, 02:52:00 PM
Thanks for all the support you guys, it's been a wild 16ish hours

Did you actually do anything to help with the process?

i texted my sister and let her know that i was thinking about her, she said, and I quote, "Thanks!"  I feel pretty confident that if i wouldnt have said anything it would have been a harder process
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on November 11, 2015, 03:08:52 PM
My daughter had her first basketball practice 2 weeks ago.  She threw a tantrum because she couldn't dribble.  Super embarrassing, but she also read her first book which was adorbs.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on November 11, 2015, 04:33:43 PM
:lol:
Thanks for all the support you guys, it's been a wild 16ish hours


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on November 11, 2015, 04:34:15 PM
@sys you bad person!


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on November 12, 2015, 08:38:38 AM
I would rather have dobber's family reproducing than many of you.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Tobias on November 12, 2015, 08:39:40 AM
one of the 48 is accounted for on this blog
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Tobias on November 12, 2015, 08:40:16 AM
prolly has a few over on texags or something :frown:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: BringBackEcoKat on November 12, 2015, 09:40:35 AM
I plan on having approximately 9 kids (give or take like 3 kids) who will take over this blog then eventually the world.   
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on November 12, 2015, 09:41:27 AM
My daughter had her first basketball practice 2 weeks ago.  She threw a tantrum because she couldn't dribble.  Super embarrassing, but she also read her first book which was adorbs.

that's too young for basketball
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on November 12, 2015, 01:29:31 PM

one of the 48 is accounted for on this blog
i have always thought one of my nephews on my wife's side probably posts here. Hi P!


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Gooch on November 12, 2015, 01:53:05 PM
I plan on having approximately 9 kids (give or take like 3 kids) who will take over this blog then eventually the world.   
Good grief
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on December 01, 2015, 03:55:22 PM
(https://scontent.fmci1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/993342_10152582446277195_382217390_n.jpg?oh=59db887590ac81dffc72c78017db0d18&oe=56D64601)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: lopakman on December 01, 2015, 04:15:05 PM
(https://scontent.fmci1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/993342_10152582446277195_382217390_n.jpg?oh=59db887590ac81dffc72c78017db0d18&oe=56D64601)

 :frown:  If parents put their kids in straight jackets then they wouldn't be able to give us giant hugs, which is probably about the best feeling in the world.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on December 01, 2015, 04:15:15 PM
Month and a half til Lil' ERiI is here

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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: lopakman on December 01, 2015, 04:17:48 PM
Month and a half til Lil' ERiI is here

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cram 8 months worth of sleep into the next six weeks, and congrats for real   :cheers:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on December 01, 2015, 04:32:54 PM
Third kid's a charm!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Tobias on December 01, 2015, 04:39:14 PM
does this mean his posting is going to tank? :frown:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Kat Kid on December 01, 2015, 06:05:01 PM
Month and a half til Lil' ERiI is here

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Send me a PM when this happens and I will drop by with a cigar and some flowers.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Canary on December 01, 2015, 06:18:29 PM

Are we really congratulating somebody for becoming an uncle? Good lord, I have 48 nieces and nephews. Taking a successful dump is more noteworthy than becoming an uncle.
(Jk tbt, have fun!)


Gonna win 'em all!
Congrats, TBT.  I also have a lot, but each one is pretty great.  I celebrate the birth of each.  I also like to spend time with them. One of my nephews is coming over to watch basketball with me tonight.  He's a dad of two as well.  Being an uncle is great. 

:excited:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 01, 2015, 08:02:59 PM
Bout 4 moz til lil SB, too. ERII: high five.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on December 01, 2015, 08:05:31 PM
Congrats to you guys having kids, if you want to have kids.

Condolences to those of you having kids, if you don't want to have kids.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on December 01, 2015, 08:41:52 PM
Sometimes also you don't want to have kids but then you have them and then you're like holy crap this is awesome younger me was a stupid selfish fuckface.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 8manpick on December 01, 2015, 09:55:18 PM

Quote from:  link=topic=3914.msg1470888#msg1470888 date=1447342835
I plan on having approximately 9 kids (give or take like 3 kids) who will take over this blog then eventually the world.
Bullet dodged winters?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on December 01, 2015, 10:29:38 PM
Sometimes also you don't want to have kids but then you have them and then you're like holy crap this is awesome younger me was a stupid selfish fuckface.

Yes, absolutely. But sometimes you* don't want to have kids and then you do have kids and you turn out to be a shitty parent because you didn't really want kids.

*you , as in people in general, not you personally.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: lopakman on December 02, 2015, 08:35:45 AM
Sometimes also you don't want to have kids but then you have them and then you're like holy crap this is awesome younger me was a stupid selfish fuckface.

Yes, absolutely. But sometimes you* don't want to have kids and then you do have kids and you turn out to be a shitty parent because you didn't really want kids.

*you , as in people in general, not you personally.

Strangely enough I've seen more cases where those who wanted to have kids turned out to be shitty parents vs. those who didn't want to have kids turn out to be shitty parents. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on December 02, 2015, 09:01:03 AM
Sometimes also you don't want to have kids but then you have them and then you're like holy crap this is awesome younger me was a stupid selfish fuckface.

Yes, absolutely. But sometimes you* don't want to have kids and then you do have kids and you turn out to be a shitty parent because you didn't really want kids.

*you , as in people in general, not you personally.

Strangely enough I've seen more cases where those who wanted to have kids turned out to be shitty parents vs. those who didn't want to have kids turn out to be shitty parents.

Oh yeah, I'm not saying not wanting kids is the only source for becoming a shitty parent. There are all sorts of reasons that people are shitty parents.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: dmartin on December 02, 2015, 09:19:06 AM
Sometimes also you don't want to have kids but then you have them and then you're like holy crap this is awesome younger me was a stupid selfish fuckface.

Yes, absolutely. But sometimes you* don't want to have kids and then you do have kids and you turn out to be a shitty parent because you didn't really want kids.

*you , as in people in general, not you personally.

Strangely enough I've seen more cases where those who wanted to have kids turned out to be shitty parents vs. those who didn't want to have kids turn out to be shitty parents.

Oh yeah, I'm not saying not wanting kids is the only source for becoming a shitty parent. There are all sorts of reasons that people are shitty parents.

And sadly, alot of shitty parents don't even know they're shitty parents.   They think they are great parents, while the rest of us know how shitty they are.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: lopakman on December 02, 2015, 09:35:39 AM
Sometimes also you don't want to have kids but then you have them and then you're like holy crap this is awesome younger me was a stupid selfish fuckface.

Yes, absolutely. But sometimes you* don't want to have kids and then you do have kids and you turn out to be a shitty parent because you didn't really want kids.

*you , as in people in general, not you personally.

Strangely enough I've seen more cases where those who wanted to have kids turned out to be shitty parents vs. those who didn't want to have kids turn out to be shitty parents.

Oh yeah, I'm not saying not wanting kids is the only source for becoming a shitty parent. There are all sorts of reasons that people are shitty parents.

And sadly, alot of shitty parents don't even know they're shitty parents.   They think they are great parents, while the rest of us know how shitty they are.

ikr.  sometimes it's really hard not to open your mouth and say wtf are you thinking?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: The Big Train on December 02, 2015, 11:06:42 AM
It's cute how everyone thinks they are a good parent
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: dmartin on December 02, 2015, 11:23:31 AM
It's cute how everyone thinks they are a good parent

I'll fully admit i'm a middle of the road parent, with swings between the good and the shitty side.  Sometimes I have to ask myself, did I really just say/do that?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: lopakman on December 02, 2015, 12:31:01 PM
I believe I'm a very good parent.  I know I'm not a perfect parent.  Just like everything else, always try to get better and learn from mistakes
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on December 02, 2015, 12:57:16 PM
Guys, sometimes baby emo will be walking around, and then he'll just pause, 1000 yard stare, and face turn red.  Of course he's pooping.  But, then after he's done, he gets a little body shiver.  Cracks me up every time.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on December 02, 2015, 01:17:20 PM
Your kid just walks around and shits himself?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on December 02, 2015, 01:18:18 PM
Emo, what do you do after he shits himself? Just walk away and pretend you didn't notice so that the mom will have to change him? Or do you immediately go change his diaper?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on December 02, 2015, 01:18:43 PM
Kids are so disgusting
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: lopakman on December 02, 2015, 01:19:28 PM
Your kid just walks around and shits himself?

no different then you did as a toddler
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on December 02, 2015, 01:21:24 PM
I'm not so sure about that
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: lopakman on December 02, 2015, 01:22:45 PM
I'm not so sure about that

I'm positive of it.  Your parents probably just sat and laughed at you for doing it too.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on December 02, 2015, 01:23:12 PM
i can guarantee you that baby rick daris never did that.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on December 02, 2015, 01:25:32 PM
Secret door number three, alert mom and she usually takes care of it.  Most of the time it's a team effort, tho.  Very very rarely do I try it solo.  And never do I pretend it never happened. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on December 02, 2015, 01:26:07 PM
I read an article once that diapers make it so kids understand toilet pooping way later in life. Cultures that don't let their kids run around wearing their own excrement have like 6 month olds that will indicate when they need to use the bathroom.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on December 02, 2015, 01:28:14 PM
I read an article once that diapers make it so kids understand toilet pooping way later in life. Cultures that don't let their kids run around wearing their own excrement have like 6 month olds that will indicate when they need to use the bathroom.

that makes sense.  baby dogs figure it out pretty quick.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: lopakman on December 02, 2015, 01:28:23 PM
Secret door number three, alert mom and she usually takes care of it.  Most of the time it's a team effort, tho.  Very very rarely do I try it solo.  And never do I pretend it never happened.

how is something as simple as changing a diaper a team effort?  I mean I get that it is for like the first week after you bring your baby home from the hospital, but after that it's pretty rough ridin' easy. 

note: I don't miss changing diapers but I miss my kids being young enough that I had to change their diapers   :frown:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on December 02, 2015, 01:29:36 PM
Then again, my mom went to a village in China where all the toddlers had a hole cut in the back of their pants and the kids would just poop in the street gutter
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: MakeItRain on December 02, 2015, 01:30:29 PM
I read an article once that diapers make it so kids understand toilet pooping way later in life. Cultures that don't let their kids run around wearing their own excrement have like 6 month olds that will indicate when they need to use the bathroom.

I need to know the cultures with indoor plumbing that don't diaper their kids
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on December 02, 2015, 01:32:13 PM
If the kids aren't wearing diapers then what happens when the kid shits and he hasn't yet learned to "indicate"? He just shits on the sofa, stroller, or wherever he is laying?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on December 02, 2015, 01:33:17 PM
If the kids aren't wearing diapers then what happens when the kid shits and he hasn't yet learned to "indicate"? He just shits on the sofa, stroller, or wherever he is laying?

Yes. I think a couple of years of changing diapers would be better than 6 months of that.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: lopakman on December 02, 2015, 01:34:20 PM
If the kids aren't wearing diapers then what happens when the kid shits and he hasn't yet learned to "indicate"? He just shits on the sofa, stroller, or wherever he is laying?

the worst is in when they do it in the bathtub   :angry:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on December 02, 2015, 01:35:02 PM

Emo, what do you do after he shits himself? Just walk away and pretend you didn't notice so that the mom gets to change him? Or do you immediately go change his diaper?
fyp


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on December 02, 2015, 01:35:39 PM
Secret door number three, alert mom and she usually takes care of it.  Most of the time it's a team effort, tho.  Very very rarely do I try it solo.  And never do I pretend it never happened.

how is something as simple as changing a diaper a team effort?  I mean I get that it is for like the first week after you bring your baby home from the hospital, but after that it's pretty rough ridin' easy. 

note: I don't miss changing diapers but I miss my kids being young enough that I had to change their diapers   :frown:

Sometimes he wants to get all squirmy and pissed off, so I distract.  Also, since I was the one that alerted her to the poop presence, I feel obligated to "help," regardless if I'm actually helping.  It was much easier when he was younger and I did that myself no problem.  I don't like his poop now because my god child what did you eat?!  :sdeek:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on December 02, 2015, 01:36:19 PM
I don't remember. Mostly just remember a lady talking about how she holds her kid over the toilet when the baby indicated it had to poop. Maybe it was some newage/hipstery thing
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on December 02, 2015, 01:36:30 PM
Kids sound gross.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on December 02, 2015, 01:38:23 PM
I am the best dad in the world.

Source: my kids


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on December 02, 2015, 01:43:58 PM
Momma dogs lick up and eat their puppies' crap, which I think is even more gross than kids/humans.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: lopakman on December 02, 2015, 01:44:07 PM
I am the best dad in the world.

Source: my kids


Gonna win 'em all!

Do you have a coffee mug that says you're the best dad in the world?  I have two.  :peek:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on December 02, 2015, 01:45:44 PM
So I guess 6 months is when you start training them, and they should be 100% done by 18 months.

Average potty training age in America is 35 months  :sdeek:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on December 02, 2015, 01:46:34 PM
So I guess 6 months is when you start training them, and they should be 100% done by 18 months.

Average potty training age in America is 35 months  :sdeek:

That's just cause the shitty parents are raising the average.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on December 02, 2015, 01:49:39 PM
americans are twice as stupid as everyone else.  sounds about right.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on December 02, 2015, 01:53:41 PM
Finnish people put their babies in boxes, which IMO seems much cheaper than a $400 crib. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: IPA4Me on December 02, 2015, 01:54:18 PM
I am the best dad in the world.

Source: my kids


Gonna win 'em all!

Do you have a coffee mug that says you're the best dad in the world?  I have two.  eek:
I have a T-shirt and a handmade trophy. They love me.

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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on December 02, 2015, 01:55:35 PM
I think slobber probably is a pretty great dad
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on December 02, 2015, 01:59:11 PM
Do you put leashes on your kids? My mom did this to me when we went to zoo's and amusement parks as a kid. I mean it was around my arm, but it was pretty much a leash.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Brock Landers on December 02, 2015, 01:59:18 PM
Finnish people put their babies in boxes, which IMO seems much cheaper than a $400 crib.

Like, a cardboard box?  Or maybe a sturdier wood box with a soft lining of some sort?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on December 02, 2015, 02:00:58 PM
A cardboard box with a blanket sounds pretty dope for a baby.

$400 cribs? Pussifacation of america
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on December 02, 2015, 02:02:32 PM
(http://www.preggiebaby.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/WILLAELEPHANTS-Finnish-Baby-Box-New-Design.jpg)

looks fine.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on December 02, 2015, 02:03:11 PM
going from 1 to 2 kids is a million times more work.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on December 02, 2015, 02:05:37 PM
Is Finland where every pregnant women gets a gift package or something for their first kid? Maybe that's Sweden. I remember it being pretty cool
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on December 02, 2015, 02:06:32 PM
sys I made a logical argument for the box but it did not work. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: lopakman on December 02, 2015, 02:10:11 PM
going from 1 to 2 kids is a million times more work.

yep.  I couldn't imagine having more than two.  At least with two you can play man on man.  With three or more you gotta run zone. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on December 02, 2015, 02:11:13 PM
Yes, it's Finland, all the stuff comes in that box. Pretty cool.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-22751415
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on December 02, 2015, 02:11:54 PM
Is Finland where every pregnant women gets a gift package or something for their first kid? Maybe that's Sweden. I remember it being pretty cool

Who provides these gift boxes?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: kso_FAN on December 02, 2015, 02:13:18 PM
I'm glad my kids are older now (12 and 14). There are a few things from when they were younger that I miss, but a lot of stuff that I don't.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on December 02, 2015, 02:14:50 PM
Yes, it's Finland, all the stuff comes in that box. Pretty cool.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-22751415

that's a pretty good system.  too bad emo couldn't convince his child's mother.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: AppleJack on December 02, 2015, 02:16:31 PM
My child is 25mo and we've started potty training. It's not my favorite thing to do but Go Chiefs.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Brock Landers on December 02, 2015, 02:18:59 PM
WTF is going on with that baby in a box?  Are they getting ready to ship her to the Grandparents house for the weekend?   :lol:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: lopakman on December 02, 2015, 02:20:13 PM
WTF is going on with that baby in a box?  Are they getting ready to ship her to the Grandparents house for the weekend?   :lol:

if you clicked on the link and read the article you would know
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: _33 on December 02, 2015, 02:24:18 PM
My kids got me an All-Star Dad shirt last Father's Day.  Which I took to mean that they don't consider me the best, just one of the best.  I, of course, was furious.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: IPA4Me on December 02, 2015, 02:29:17 PM
I'm glad my kids are older now (12 and 14). There are a few things from when they were younger that I miss, but a lot of stuff that I don't.
I'm enjoying the older years too.

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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on December 02, 2015, 02:33:31 PM
Guys, but what about when you sneak in after you get home from work and he is playing by himself and you say "hey booboo!" and he turns and looks and smiles and stumbles over like a drunken sailor giggling and grabs your slacks and demands to be picked up?  Does it get better than that?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on December 02, 2015, 02:34:20 PM
My child is 25mo and we've started potty training. It's not my favorite thing to do but Go Chiefs.

Time to stop counting his age in months.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on December 02, 2015, 02:41:33 PM
Mrs. Gooch you post a lot in this thread, which I find odd.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on December 02, 2015, 02:42:44 PM
Mrs. Gooch you post a lot in this thread, which I find odd.

she's about the only thing keeping some of you from turning this thread into a mommyblog.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on December 02, 2015, 02:46:03 PM
Mrs. Gooch you post a lot in this thread, which I find odd.

I like to keep you breeders in check.  :tongue:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on December 02, 2015, 02:47:52 PM
I bet when they are old enough to walk good and they have to hold your hand crossing the street or in parking lots that that is pretty great. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on December 02, 2015, 02:51:30 PM
I bet when they are old enough to walk good and they have to hold your hand crossing the street or in parking lots that that is pretty great.
Doubt it. They're hands are probably covered in boogers/jelly/poop/saliva/etc. when they do that.  :Yuck:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on December 02, 2015, 02:54:27 PM
Kid hands are always cold, sticky and gross
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: _33 on December 02, 2015, 02:54:48 PM
Did anyone else take a "break" from bbs'ing when they had their first kid?  I was freaking out a couple months before she was born and deleted my account at ksufans.   :lol:  Then after she was born I realized it was pretty easy so after like a week I started again.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on December 02, 2015, 02:56:43 PM
the mommyblog comment was meant for you, emo.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on December 02, 2015, 02:57:58 PM
If I could start with the kid that was like 7-10 years old I might consider it. But not an adopted kid because if they are getting adopted at that age then they probably have had some trauma in their life which is going to eff them up.

Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on December 02, 2015, 03:00:48 PM
the mommyblog comment was meant for you, emo.

I know that's why I mommyblog'd it up, for you.  :D

I'm mostly a logical person but being a dad has made me more emotional. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: lopakman on December 02, 2015, 03:04:47 PM
My child is 25mo and we've started potty training. It's not my favorite thing to do but Go Chiefs.

Time to stop counting his age in months.

I can understand in this situation counting in months.  Saying my child is two and we started potty training is too generic.  There's a big difference in saying my child is 25 months and we just started potty training vs my child is 35 months and we just started potty training.  In this context were talking about nearly a third of a child's life.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on December 02, 2015, 03:09:52 PM
My child is 25mo and we've started potty training. It's not my favorite thing to do but Go Chiefs.

Time to stop counting his age in months.

I can understand in this situation counting in months.  Saying my child is two and we started potty training is too generic.  There's a big difference in saying my child is 25 months and we just started potty training vs my child is 35 months and we just started potty training.  In this context were talking about nearly a third of a child's life.

If he is 35 months then you can say he is almost 3 or just say 3. Sorry, 24 months is the universally accepted cut off age for age in months.
http://community.babycenter.com/post/a35441821/when_do_you_stop_using_months_for_age
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: MakeItRain on December 02, 2015, 03:11:36 PM
If I could start with the kid that was like 7-10 years old I might consider it. But not an adopted kid because if they are getting adopted at that age then they probably have had some trauma in their life which is going to eff them up.

Oooohhhh I may have a deal that you can't refuse, let's talk on Friday.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on December 02, 2015, 03:12:19 PM
2 years instead of 25 months is only a difference of 1/25th of the kids life
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: lopakman on December 02, 2015, 03:12:53 PM
My child is 25mo and we've started potty training. It's not my favorite thing to do but Go Chiefs.

Time to stop counting his age in months.

I can understand in this situation counting in months.  Saying my child is two and we started potty training is too generic.  There's a big difference in saying my child is 25 months and we just started potty training vs my child is 35 months and we just started potty training.  In this context were talking about nearly a third of a child's life.

If he is 35 months then you can say he is almost 3 or just say 3. Sorry, 24 months is the universally accepted cut off age for age in months.
http://community.babycenter.com/post/a35441821/when_do_you_stop_using_months_for_age

ok I'll stop telling people my daughters are 91 and 59 months old. 

Title: Re: Kids
Post by: lopakman on December 02, 2015, 03:14:19 PM
2 years instead of 25 months is only a difference of 1/25th of the kids life



25 months vs 35 months is nearly 1/3 of a child's life and he/she is two either way.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: sys on December 02, 2015, 03:16:20 PM
I know that's why I mommyblog'd it up, for you.  :D

you didn't react in the way i hoped.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on December 02, 2015, 03:16:35 PM
That's when you start using halves and almost and just turned.

I think you're supposed to stop using halves around 10 or so
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: lopakman on December 02, 2015, 03:23:58 PM
That's when you start using halves and almost and just turned.

I think you're supposed to stop using halves around 10 or so

I think you should stop much sooner then that.  And who celebrates half birthdays?  I'll tell you who.  Olathe Unified School District 233 that's who.  Yep in Olathe it's considered proper to bring in treats on your kids "half-birthday"  So like the week before Thanksgiving I had to go run to Price Chopper at 10:00 at night to buy rough ridin' cupcakes for 25 third graders and you know what that means?  Three dozen cupcakes.  that's right couldn't be 24 kids in the class had to be 25 so I had to buy an extra dozen and no I didn't want the leftover cupcakes because they were shitty Price Chopper cupcakes    :curse:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on December 02, 2015, 03:27:41 PM
That's when you start using halves and almost and just turned.

I think you're supposed to stop using halves around 10 or so

I think you should stop much sooner then that.  And who celebrates half birthdays?  I'll tell you who.  Olathe Unified School District 233 that's who.  Yep in Olathe it's considered proper to bring in treats on your kids "half-birthday"  So like the week before Thanksgiving I had to go run to Price Chopper at 10:00 at night to buy rough ridin' cupcakes for 25 third graders and you know what that means?  Three dozen cupcakes.  that's right couldn't be 24 kids in the class had to be 25 so I had to buy an extra dozen and no I didn't want the leftover cupcakes because they were shitty Price Chopper cupcakes    :curse:

That sounds like hell.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: IPA4Me on December 02, 2015, 03:30:43 PM
That's when you start using halves and almost and just turned.

I think you're supposed to stop using halves around 10 or so

I think you should stop much sooner then that.  And who celebrates half birthdays?  I'll tell you who.  Olathe Unified School District 233 that's who.  Yep in Olathe it's considered proper to bring in treats on your kids "half-birthday"  So like the week before Thanksgiving I had to go run to Price Chopper at 10:00 at night to buy rough ridin' cupcakes for 25 third graders and you know what that means?  Three dozen cupcakes.  that's right couldn't be 24 kids in the class had to be 25 so I had to buy an extra dozen and no I didn't want the leftover cupcakes because they were shitty Price Chopper cupcakes    :curse:
That's why you have two coffee mugs.

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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on December 02, 2015, 03:36:21 PM
That's when you start using halves and almost and just turned.

I think you're supposed to stop using halves around 10 or so

I think you should stop much sooner then that.  And who celebrates half birthdays?  I'll tell you who.  Olathe Unified School District 233 that's who.  Yep in Olathe it's considered proper to bring in treats on your kids "half-birthday"  So like the week before Thanksgiving I had to go run to Price Chopper at 10:00 at night to buy rough ridin' cupcakes for 25 third graders and you know what that means?  Three dozen cupcakes.  that's right couldn't be 24 kids in the class had to be 25 so I had to buy an extra dozen and no I didn't want the leftover cupcakes because they were shitty Price Chopper cupcakes    :curse:

You should refuse to participate.

The only kid I know that celebrates his half birthday has his real birthday on Christmas and that is still questionable.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: TownieCat on December 02, 2015, 03:36:53 PM
Are half birthdays only for the kids who have summer birthdays and otherwise wouldn't get to celebrate with their friends at school? If so, it doesn't sound terrible at all.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: TownieCat on December 02, 2015, 03:38:18 PM
I doubt the October birthday kids celebrate twice.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: lopakman on December 02, 2015, 03:40:18 PM
That's when you start using halves and almost and just turned.

I think you're supposed to stop using halves around 10 or so

I think you should stop much sooner then that.  And who celebrates half birthdays?  I'll tell you who.  Olathe Unified School District 233 that's who.  Yep in Olathe it's considered proper to bring in treats on your kids "half-birthday"  So like the week before Thanksgiving I had to go run to Price Chopper at 10:00 at night to buy rough ridin' cupcakes for 25 third graders and you know what that means?  Three dozen cupcakes.  that's right couldn't be 24 kids in the class had to be 25 so I had to buy an extra dozen and no I didn't want the leftover cupcakes because they were shitty Price Chopper cupcakes    :curse:

You should refuse to participate.

The only kid I know that celebrates his half birthday has his real birthday on Christmas and that is still questionable.

Some parents do refuse to participate but I/we are not one of them.  While I think it's stupid and we certainly don't celebrate half birthdays at home, it was important to my daughter and it didn't hurt anything to bring in cupcakes.  It only inconvenienced me which I can live with because I'm a good dad :)
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: lopakman on December 02, 2015, 03:42:18 PM
Are half birthdays only for the kids who have summer birthdays and otherwise wouldn't get to celebrate with their friends at school? If so, it doesn't sound terrible at all.

No it's for everyone.  My daughter's birthday is in May (while school is still in session) So in May I will buy another three dozen cupcakes and throw 11 of them away. 10 away because I'll save one for my youngest daughter.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: TownieCat on December 02, 2015, 03:44:39 PM
Yeah that's dumb.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Brock Landers on December 02, 2015, 03:45:32 PM
That's when you start using halves and almost and just turned.

I think you're supposed to stop using halves around 10 or so

I think you should stop much sooner then that.  And who celebrates half birthdays?  I'll tell you who.  Olathe Unified School District 233 that's who.  Yep in Olathe it's considered proper to bring in treats on your kids "half-birthday"  So like the week before Thanksgiving I had to go run to Price Chopper at 10:00 at night to buy rough ridin' cupcakes for 25 third graders and you know what that means?  Three dozen cupcakes.  that's right couldn't be 24 kids in the class had to be 25 so I had to buy an extra dozen and no I didn't want the leftover cupcakes because they were shitty Price Chopper cupcakes    :curse:

You should refuse to participate.

The only kid I know that celebrates his half birthday has his real birthday on Christmas and that is still questionable.

Some parents do refuse to participate but I/we are not one of them.  While I think it's stupid and we certainly don't celebrate half birthdays at home, it was important to my daughter and it didn't hurt anything to bring in cupcakes.  It only inconvenienced me which I can live with because I'm a good dad :)

Was it truly important to your daughter, or was she worried about other kids shaming her for not bringing in cupcakes?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: TownieCat on December 02, 2015, 03:46:31 PM
It sounds like parents with kids born between Dec 24-Jan 1 or June 24-July 1 hit the sweet spot.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on December 02, 2015, 03:50:16 PM
That's when you start using halves and almost and just turned.

I think you're supposed to stop using halves around 10 or so

I think you should stop much sooner then that.  And who celebrates half birthdays?  I'll tell you who.  Olathe Unified School District 233 that's who.  Yep in Olathe it's considered proper to bring in treats on your kids "half-birthday"  So like the week before Thanksgiving I had to go run to Price Chopper at 10:00 at night to buy rough ridin' cupcakes for 25 third graders and you know what that means?  Three dozen cupcakes.  that's right couldn't be 24 kids in the class had to be 25 so I had to buy an extra dozen and no I didn't want the leftover cupcakes because they were shitty Price Chopper cupcakes    :curse:

Is your oven broke?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: lopakman on December 02, 2015, 04:11:02 PM
I hope not was gonna bake some sweet potatoes for dinner tonight
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on December 02, 2015, 04:14:33 PM
I thought taking treats to your kids' class was not a thing anymore because half the kids are allergic to peanuts and half are gluten intolerant and half are lactose intolerant so you never know who can have what treats.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on December 02, 2015, 04:54:15 PM
I hope not was gonna bake some sweet potatoes for dinner tonight

Tell wife to bake cupcakes
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on December 02, 2015, 04:55:08 PM
I thought taking treats to your kids' class was not a thing anymore because half the kids are allergic to peanuts and half are gluten intolerant and half are lactose intolerant so you never know who can have what treats.

My kids school doesn't allow home made stuff for those reasons.  Has to be store bought and still sealed when it hits the school.  No one brings anything anymore because of that.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on December 02, 2015, 05:00:40 PM
I think kids might make me realize how the world sucks even more than I thought it did.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on December 02, 2015, 05:11:16 PM
Either that or your empathy for it sucking has gone up.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on December 02, 2015, 05:19:52 PM
The Pussifacation of Emo EMAW
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: IPA4Me on December 02, 2015, 06:24:29 PM
Damn... Wrong thread
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Asteriskhead on December 02, 2015, 06:25:55 PM
The Pussifacation of Emo EMAW

lol
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: lopakman on December 02, 2015, 06:31:31 PM
I hope not was gonna bake some sweet potatoes for dinner tonight

Tell wife to bake cupcakes

have I not shared stories of my wife's cooking failures before?

Well there was the time she made pumpkin pie and forgot to add the sugar.  Then there was also the infamous biscuits and gravy fiasco of Christmas 2006 where she thought it would be 'healthier' to use water instead of whole milk for the gravy.  Tasted like what you'd expect it to taste like....wet flour.  And bless her heart when she tried to cook me a steak and baked potato dinner and only cooked the potato it in the oven for 10 minutes 'because that's how long it takes in the microwave' Fortunately she countered out the undercooking of the baked potato by overcooking the steak.  What a wonderful combination of raw potato and a hockey puck steak that meal was.

Wanna come over for dinner sometime?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on December 02, 2015, 07:22:28 PM

I hope not was gonna bake some sweet potatoes for dinner tonight

Tell wife to bake cupcakes

have I not shared stories of my wife's cooking failures before?

Well there was the time she made pumpkin pie and forgot to add the sugar.  Then there was also the infamous biscuits and gravy fiasco of Christmas 2006 where she thought it would be 'healthier' to use water instead of whole milk for the gravy.  Tasted like what you'd expect it to taste like....wet flour.  And bless her heart when she tried to cook me a steak and baked potato dinner and only cooked the potato it in the oven for 10 minutes 'because that's how long it takes in the microwave' Fortunately she countered out the undercooking of the baked potato by overcooking the steak.  What a wonderful combination of raw potato and a hockey puck steak that meal was.

Wanna come over for dinner sometime?
Sounds like somebody is a pretty shitty dad to me.


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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on December 02, 2015, 07:42:18 PM
Heavens
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: lopakman on December 02, 2015, 08:36:52 PM

I hope not was gonna bake some sweet potatoes for dinner tonight

Tell wife to bake cupcakes

have I not shared stories of my wife's cooking failures before?

Well there was the time she made pumpkin pie and forgot to add the sugar.  Then there was also the infamous biscuits and gravy fiasco of Christmas 2006 where she thought it would be 'healthier' to use water instead of whole milk for the gravy.  Tasted like what you'd expect it to taste like....wet flour.  And bless her heart when she tried to cook me a steak and baked potato dinner and only cooked the potato it in the oven for 10 minutes 'because that's how long it takes in the microwave' Fortunately she countered out the undercooking of the baked potato by overcooking the steak.  What a wonderful combination of raw potato and a hockey puck steak that meal was.

Wanna come over for dinner sometime?
Sounds like somebody is a pretty shitty dad to me.


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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on December 21, 2015, 10:55:15 AM
Ugh.  A friend of mine gave birth to her son in a very emergency type way at 25 weeks.  Of course there were difficulties.  Poor kid has been in and out of the hospital for 2 years, mostly lung infections.  Most recently during Thanksgiving he got another infection, crashed at the hospital when they were trying to put him on a ventilator, suffered some minor brain damage, but still mostly dealing with the infections the last few weeks.  Well he finally succumbed this weekend.  Breaks my heart that they had to go through that for two years, only to have it end in tragedy. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: IPA4Me on December 21, 2015, 11:07:48 AM
Ugh.  A friend of mine gave birth to her son in a very emergency type way at 25 weeks.  Of course there were difficulties.  Poor kid has been in and out of the hospital for 2 years, mostly lung infections.  Most recently during Thanksgiving he got another infection, crashed at the hospital when they were trying to put him on a ventilator, suffered some minor brain damage, but still mostly dealing with the infections the last few weeks.  Well he finally succumbed this weekend.  Breaks my heart that they had to go through that for two years, only to have it end in tragedy.
Very sad.

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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on December 21, 2015, 11:10:34 AM
Ugh.  A friend of mine gave birth to her son in a very emergency type way at 25 weeks.  Of course there were difficulties.  Poor kid has been in and out of the hospital for 2 years, mostly lung infections.  Most recently during Thanksgiving he got another infection, crashed at the hospital when they were trying to put him on a ventilator, suffered some minor brain damage, but still mostly dealing with the infections the last few weeks.  Well he finally succumbed this weekend.  Breaks my heart that they had to go through that for two years, only to have it end in tragedy.

I can't even imagine
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on December 21, 2015, 12:07:55 PM
Oh crap. That sucks.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dlew12 on December 21, 2015, 12:32:43 PM
heartbreaking.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on December 21, 2015, 08:31:11 PM
Here's another kids disaster. I just got United status and an upgrade to first class. Would be great except I have my two kids with me and I'm not sure I can keep them alone them in coach. :frown:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: pissclams on December 21, 2015, 09:25:42 PM
:flush:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on December 21, 2015, 10:56:24 PM
Tough sitch mich hope it works out.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on December 21, 2015, 10:57:38 PM
Yeah, but what metal?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: AbeFroman on December 22, 2015, 09:01:06 AM
United really didn't think this one through. Raise hell
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on December 22, 2015, 09:35:36 AM
United really didn't think this one through. Raise hell

well, they ARE on separate reservations. hoping to compromise and have the whole gang in economy plus. :frown:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on December 22, 2015, 01:06:58 PM
Goddammit, I got upgraded on my second flight, too. I have never been upgraded before when I had status.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: michigancat on December 22, 2015, 01:41:49 PM
ok, I did a little seat map browsing, and I'm upgrading them to the front row of economy plus on the last flight (which is the long one). I was able to upgrade one of them for free. Still not sure about the first flight though, they told me I had to take care of it at the airport.

:fingerscrossed:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: tdaver on December 22, 2015, 02:31:28 PM
My son just :barf: on the way to see Star Wars.  Hopefully the force awakens another day.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cartierfor3 on December 22, 2015, 06:01:11 PM
lil CF3 (age: 6): "hey dad, how do you spell 'filthy animal'?"
Title: Kids
Post by: slobber on December 22, 2015, 07:19:03 PM
That is outstanding. No context needed for that to be one of the most awesome things of 2015.


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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on December 26, 2015, 11:05:52 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/A1Z-81nFd9L._SY355_.jpg)

The basement is ground zero nerf war. So great you guys.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: wetwillie on December 26, 2015, 12:43:00 PM
These aren't your grandfathers nerf guns either.  It's like 700 fps hollow points being delivered from a 30 round mag. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: pissclams on December 26, 2015, 01:35:04 PM
These aren't your grandfathers nerf guns either.  It's like 700 fps hollow points being delivered from a 30 round mag. 
i want one, can you mod them?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: wetwillie on December 26, 2015, 01:55:04 PM
These aren't your grandfathers nerf guns either.  It's like 700 fps hollow points being delivered from a 30 round mag. 
i want one, can you mod them?

oh yea, i prefer the "overcompensator 9000" mod around the 2:40 mark

Title: Re: Kids
Post by: pissclams on December 26, 2015, 02:15:44 PM
will have
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on December 30, 2015, 07:59:32 PM
 I'm gonna hide this tape when I'm finished. If none of us make it, at least there'll be some kind of record. I've worn nothing but basketball shorts and sweatshirts for the last week 1/2.  Oldest kid has been awol most days and the youngest just crap and pisses herself all day.  Nighttime is a welcome relief.  Nobody... nobody trusts anybody now, and we're all very tired.


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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on December 30, 2015, 08:01:55 PM

I'm gonna hide this tape when I'm finished. If none of us make it, at least there'll be some kind of record. I've worn nothing but basketball shorts and sweatshirts for the last week 1/2.  Oldest kid has been awol most days and the youngest just crap and pisses herself all day.  Nighttime is a welcome relief.  Nobody... nobody trusts anybody now, and we're all very tired.


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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on December 30, 2015, 08:28:00 PM
I don't understand
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on December 30, 2015, 08:34:07 PM
I've been having fun with the kids.  Oldest kid spends most his time with the neighbors kid and the youngest is an infant so obvs she is not potty trained.  I have been lazy AF.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Gooch on December 31, 2015, 08:34:16 AM
I don't understand
I guess this was supposed to be like the narrative parts of Apocalypse Now.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Emo EMAW on December 31, 2015, 09:29:38 AM
I understood and thought it was funny BF.  Out.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on December 31, 2015, 01:06:20 PM
I don't understand
I guess this was supposed to be like the narrative parts of Apocalypse Now.

It was actually a tweaked version of Kurt Russells character in The Thing where he's talking to a tape recorder before the big confrontation.  We've been mostly at the house all this time Kurt is stuck in Antarctica US outpost 31.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on December 31, 2015, 01:16:55 PM
I'm going to have another one of these. that makes two which is the maximum I'm having.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cartierfor3 on December 31, 2015, 01:19:16 PM
I'm going to have another one of these. that makes two which is the maximum I'm having.

congrats bud.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on December 31, 2015, 01:28:12 PM
Grats, SD. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: libstradamus on December 31, 2015, 01:28:46 PM
Is your wife the mother?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on December 31, 2015, 01:29:10 PM
Is your wife the mother?

good question. yes.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on December 31, 2015, 01:36:05 PM
Congrats SD.

Is your wife done having kids after this one?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: ChiCat on December 31, 2015, 01:36:49 PM
Is your wife the mother?

good question. yes.
I'm going to have another one of these. that makes two which is the maximum I'm having.

Good choices all around - Congrats
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on December 31, 2015, 01:56:33 PM
Congratulations. 2 or 3 are both a great amount. They are pretty fun.


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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on December 31, 2015, 01:56:54 PM
Congrats SD.

Is your wife done having kids after this one?

I can't speak for her
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: lopakman on December 31, 2015, 02:14:02 PM
I kind of want to have a third kid.  Remember how awesome you thought life was in college and right after, when you had little to no responsibilities?  And then you had kids and realized that yes life was awesome back then, but it's way better now.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Gooch on December 31, 2015, 02:17:44 PM
I kind of want to have a third kid.  Remember how awesome you thought life was in college and right after, when you had little to no responsibilities?  And then you had kids and realized that yes life was awesome back then, but it's way better now.
Disagree
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: lopakman on December 31, 2015, 03:00:02 PM
I kind of want to have a third kid.  Remember how awesome you thought life was in college and right after, when you had little to no responsibilities?  And then you had kids and realized that yes life was awesome back then, but it's way better now.
Disagree

about which part?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on December 31, 2015, 03:02:36 PM
Oh man, SD, what are you going to do when you go on vacation? You are going to have to get a 3 bedroom suite every time.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Panjandrum on December 31, 2015, 03:45:30 PM
I kind of want to have a third kid.  Remember how awesome you thought life was in college and right after, when you had little to no responsibilities?  And then you had kids and realized that yes life was awesome back then, but it's way better now.

Just had a third.  Really, really hard.  Like much harder than going from one kid to two.

But, yeah, it's still great.

Congrats, SD.  Good vibes coming your way for the health of your wife and new baby.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pendergast on December 31, 2015, 04:13:01 PM
After the third kid, you find out what kind of parent and (if applicable) partner you are.  Two -> Three is very difficult.  I imagine if you have multiple wives this probably doesn't apply to you.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on December 31, 2015, 04:15:15 PM
Two kids and one wife and I already know that I am a pretty great dad and husband. 

Quick learning curve.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: wetwillie on December 31, 2015, 04:16:05 PM
The baby boomers had like 5 kids minimum and you millennial scrubs think 3 is life altering
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: CNS on December 31, 2015, 04:16:59 PM
Baby boomers are probably the worst generation of parents in our county's history.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: wetwillie on December 31, 2015, 04:18:02 PM
Can you imagine if they had mommy blogs in the 60's, man oh man.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Pendergast on December 31, 2015, 04:19:48 PM
Baby boomers are probably the worst generation of parents in our country's history.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on December 31, 2015, 04:29:47 PM
The baby boomers didn't have a ton of kids. They were the kids. The "greatest generation" is the one that had all of the kids and didn't parent them for crap.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on December 31, 2015, 04:57:20 PM
Just watched a bunch of old 8mm of my parents from way way back in the day- prior to dobber. Lots of parties. Most of my aunts and uncles drank more than me probably! Great parents of shitloads of kids.


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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Gooch on December 31, 2015, 05:12:06 PM
8mm :sdeek: aren't those porn/snuff films
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on December 31, 2015, 08:26:15 PM

Oh man, SD, what are you going to do when you go on vacation? You are going to have to get a 3 bedroom suite every time.

Two kids in the parlor, two adults in the BR
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on December 31, 2015, 08:26:49 PM

After the third kid, you find out what kind of parent and (if applicable) partner you are.  Two -> Three is very difficult.  I imagine if you have multiple wives this probably doesn't apply to you.

This seems pretty obvious and why I would never have 3
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Bloodfart on January 01, 2016, 10:03:26 AM

Oh man, SD, what are you going to do when you go on vacation? You are going to have to get a 3 bedroom suite every time.

Two kids in the parlor, two adults in the BR

Good luck with that.  Putting the kids in the same room sucks.  One always wakes up the other and so on and so on till everyone is exhausted and crying.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: steve dave on January 01, 2016, 10:20:21 AM
Ok, two BR suites it is
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Dugout DickStone on January 01, 2016, 10:36:07 AM
Get a nanny and 3 kids a breeze
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: dmartin on January 04, 2016, 10:16:46 AM
Get a nanny and 3 kids a breeze

just avoid the hot ones.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on January 12, 2016, 02:50:22 PM
12 month old sick saturday
cire sick Sunday
4.5 year old sick Tuesday

My diaphram hurts I threw up so much.  The kids don't seem very effected. 
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: slobber on January 12, 2016, 07:24:33 PM
12 month old? Wtf is that crap?


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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on January 12, 2016, 09:54:23 PM
You use months until they are 2.


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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on January 12, 2016, 10:11:58 PM
Lil' ERiI is due Thursday. Idk if I'm more excited for him or for her to not be pregnant anymore.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on January 13, 2016, 12:34:16 PM
My birthday is FRIDAY


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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: IPA4Me on January 19, 2016, 05:30:55 PM
Lil' ERiI is due Thursday. Idk if I'm more excited for him or for her to not be pregnant anymore.
Good news....?
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 19, 2016, 11:18:48 PM
Mrs SB is 60 days out :excited:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on January 19, 2016, 11:23:15 PM
Lil' ERiI is due Thursday. Idk if I'm more excited for him or for her to not be pregnant anymore.
Good news....?

Still waiting
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Asteriskhead on January 20, 2016, 06:06:27 AM
Lil' ERiI is due Thursday. Idk if I'm more excited for him or for her to not be pregnant anymore.
Good news....?

Still waiting

Like father, like son.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on January 27, 2016, 11:43:54 AM
Don't confiscate your kid's cell phone or you might go to jail.
http://www.kake.com/news/offbeat/headlines/Texas-Dad-who-took-his-daughters-phone-found-not-guilty-of-theft-366714991.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_KAKE-TV
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 27, 2016, 06:48:45 PM
how much do you all pay per year to send one kid to daycare? Need some dax-style breakdowns here. Kthx.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on January 27, 2016, 07:00:42 PM
10k


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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 27, 2016, 07:09:45 PM
Is that 10k for a full 12 months?

Also include some things like how nice is it relative to other ones in your town, what comes with it, and if it's year round or whatever.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on January 27, 2016, 07:14:20 PM
Year round Montessori.  Open 7 to 6.  Worth every penny


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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on January 27, 2016, 07:15:20 PM
It's nice.  There are probably nicer buildings but not any better quality early education


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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: pissclams on January 27, 2016, 07:24:39 PM
how much of that cost is pre-tax?
the federal government allows for a child care expense tax credit and also child-care flexible spending account, right?  the latter of which would be up to $5k pre-tax, i think.

doesn't seem like enough, esp that tax credit that maxes out at 20% of $3k credit at $43k AGI = $600
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Stupid Fitz on January 27, 2016, 07:42:52 PM
how much of that cost is pre-tax?
the federal government allows for a child care expense tax credit and also child-care flexible spending account, right?  the latter of which would be up to $5k pre-tax, i think.

doesn't seem like enough, esp that tax credit that maxes out at 20% of $3k credit at $43k AGI = $600

5k can go pre tax. It's great until you have 2 kids and pay $1500 a month for daycare per kid.  :Crybaby:
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: pissclams on January 27, 2016, 07:45:49 PM
they need to up that crap
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Stupid Fitz on January 27, 2016, 07:47:33 PM
they need to up that crap

For realz. I think I might get something else when I do taxes but I'm not sure. Turbo tax asks me and I answer whatever way turns green and not red.
Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on January 27, 2016, 09:22:30 PM
Yeah I do 5k and get it reimbursed


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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on January 27, 2016, 09:23:46 PM
Kc is supposed to be really expensive for daycare.

I have friends that pay 150 or so per week but the kids are banging Tupperware and watching cartoons all dat


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Title: Re: Kids
Post by: Cire on January 27, 2016, 09:23:56 PM
Day


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