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bahamut's Avatar Picture bahamut – November 15, 2008 09:46AM Reply Quote
a thread about our spawn.

ARL (Moderator) – April 16, 2010 06:14PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
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John Willoughby
but the hours of screaming (with the subliminal message of "You're a failure as a parent!") inspired me.

I hear you.

I must admit that I'd drink anyway, I just drink much more now.

John Willoughby – April 16, 2010 07:10PM Reply Quote
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And I AM a failure as a parent. I just don't like to hear about it.

El Jeffe – April 16, 2010 07:39PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I can point to an endless stream of super-bad parents ahead of you in the "WORST" line and growing everyday, I'm sure. None of us are at the 'top' of our games. We don't get enough time or kids to be so.
Like me. I just went to pick my daughter up. All I heard was IMAX. I went downtown. It was a different IMAX. sigh. Those things happen.



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bahamut – April 17, 2010 12:29AM Reply Quote
Oh ya, I did drink tons. On the other hand, it probably contributed to a general deterioration of our marriage that as you know, we just barely saved. Then again I'll say this, anybody who makes it through a marriage with little kids did well. I don't see how people do it. You're dealing with separation anxiety. It will pass over time.

The good news is your memory is designed so you DON'T remember the horror. You must, however repeat to yourself "NEVER AGAIN!" over and over. If you do it enough times, it will stick... and you'll know that there was something as bad as Cthulhu that prompted it.

Of course she was easy with someone else. They always are. Then after you're back, they get even. It's par for the course.

stan adams – April 19, 2010 03:34PM Reply Quote
The memories do fade, that is why people reproduce at a greater-than-replacement rate.

Advice? Reading is probably good. To her, for yourself, advice, porn, horror. Doesn't much matter at that age. The emotion is your voice is key. JW's advice about motion can be useful too -- damn near wore a hole in the rug in my frontroom.

I vaguely recall spraying flavor sprays on teething toys seemed somewhat distractive to my son, didn't work with my daughter, she prefered her thumb -- appointment with orthodontist next month. Goodbye home theatre upgrade for me, hello home theatre in the dentist's house...

Substance use and substance abuse are two different things. If you want vs something else...

Good luck on all fronts.

El Jeffe – April 19, 2010 07:01PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
uh, I don't think faded memories have a LOT to do with sexual drive. he he

ARL (Moderator) – June 05, 2010 09:12PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Did anyone have a scatalogically obsessed child go through a "phase" where when they did a dump in their nappy they had to fish it out, eat/smear/share it with anyone within range?

It's really charming...

ARL (Moderator) – June 05, 2010 09:18PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
DPBD!

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bahamut
The good news is your memory is designed so you DON'T remember the horror. You must, however repeat to yourself "NEVER AGAIN!" over and over. If you do it enough times, it will stick... and you'll know that there was something as bad as Cthulhu that prompted it.

That's the good thing about IVF. There aren't any "accidental" IVF pregnancies. Mind you since we basically haven't had any hanky-panky since our daughter was conceived, that's really a side-issue anyhow.

John Willoughby – June 05, 2010 09:19PM Reply Quote
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I'm told that my brother finger-painted with his byproducts. I was 3 at the time, and I don't recall it myself.

John Willoughby – June 05, 2010 09:20PM Reply Quote
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Mind you since we basically haven't had any hanky-panky since our daughter was conceived, that's really a side-issue anyhow.

Yeah, I know how that goes.

El Jeffe – June 05, 2010 09:30PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Uh, NO to the playing with poop question.

Alan Lehman – June 06, 2010 12:53AM Reply Quote
>Mind you since we basically haven't had any hanky-panky since our daughter was conceived, that's really a side-issue anyhow.

Yeah, pretty typical there.

Also, ditto on the no playing with poop (but I've heard stories, (and stories)).

El Jeffe – June 06, 2010 12:36PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I'm sure everyone here has of the the "Put a penny in a piggy bank your first year of marriage..." rule.

stan adams – June 06, 2010 05:59PM Reply Quote
That's how I paid for last car, not its not a Bugatti, but neither it is a Tata Nano...

ARL (Moderator) – September 15, 2010 01:28AM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!

John Willoughby – September 15, 2010 10:41AM Reply Quote
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One reason that I don't save my password for purchases. Have to enter it anew each time. Inconvenient, but it avoids problems like this.

John Willoughby – November 07, 2010 09:59PM Reply Quote
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I'm going to have to pay more attention to my kids' education. They are nuts about animals. Since all they ever hear about Australia concerns the exotic animals there, it came as quite a shock to my youngest to know that there were enough people there for cities. I showed her wikipedia pictures of the city skylines of Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, and Perth. She was astounded. I mean, they have cars and everything. Tomorrow, the aboriginal inhabitants. Tuesday, Botany Bay. Wednesday, everything else. (Since that's about as much as I know.)

ARL (Moderator) – November 08, 2010 12:32AM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
But they're terrible spellers. In some parts of Australia beer is mis-spelt as XXXX.

(I blame Steve Irwin for the misconception that there is no intelligent life downunder...)

Mokers (Moderator) – November 08, 2010 10:20AM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin

El Jeffe – November 08, 2010 04:36PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I get very sad when I think of his passing and his daughter being fatherless.

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