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bahamut's Avatar Picture bahamut – November 15, 2008 04:46AM Reply Quote
a thread about our spawn.

ARL (Moderator) – November 08, 2010 02:58PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!

Thanks for digging that clip up - I'd been looking for that for ages...


Save Bindi!

ARL (Moderator) – November 08, 2010 09:31PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!

Had a belated birthday party with Keira today. She sat on my lap and fed me popcorn. It was very cute.

Jeff Cooper – November 09, 2010 03:58AM Reply Quote
Awww ....

John Willoughby – November 09, 2010 07:38AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
I predict that Keira's going to become quite fond of the "two birthday" concept.

Jeff Cooper – November 09, 2010 09:32AM Reply Quote
I know my kids are looking forward to it.

El Jeffe – November 09, 2010 10:15AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
We've always had FOUR ... so HA on YOU!

One side of family (mine)
Other side (inlaws)
Friends party
just us five.

sometimes THREE if we can get the families together.

Mokers (Moderator) – November 09, 2010 10:14PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
My mom has 23 grandkids (and 2 on the way). all of this without her youngest two making any contributions.

ARL (Moderator) – November 10, 2010 02:55PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
That you know of...

Jeff Cooper – November 27, 2010 05:42AM Reply Quote
Noah is nine today. I can't say it's gone quickly, but I'm still amazed.

tliet – November 28, 2010 10:50PM Reply Quote
Congrats Jeff!

tliet – November 29, 2010 07:31AM Reply Quote
Sorry to hear that Tony. I'm in a similar boat, although the child is not mine. My ex is playing a devilish game; I've always said that if I cannot see her child anymore, she should at least have the decency (and guts) to tell her child. I've known the kid since she was two, we broke up three and a half years ago when she was eight.

The tactic my ex is using now is that she's telling me that I can see her daughter, but that arrangements as to when and how can be made directly with her daughter. When I do this, her daughter is reluctant to set a date without consulting her mom. So, after she did that, for the past year the answer is variably 'no time, I need to do it calmer, I've barely got time for myself', the exact same answers her mother would give me until a year ago.

It's maddening as I cannot get my finger behind it. Plus, her daughter feels this and is more and more reluctant to promise me anything as her mother always seems to 'encourage' other activities first.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/29/2010 07:33AM by tliet.

Jeff Cooper – November 29, 2010 07:39AM Reply Quote
I had a lovely four-day weekend with the kids, including both Thanksgiving and Noah's birthday (we did meet up with the kids' mom for a few hours on Noah's birthday; it went fine). But now will see little of them for the next 11 days. I'm headed for mediation on Thursday, at which parenting time issues should be resolved; I'm very nervous about it, although my situation isn't nearly as extreme as TL's or tliet's.

John Willoughby – November 29, 2010 08:11AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Sorry, Tony, I can't imagine a more painful situation. I hope things go well, Jeff.

ARL (Moderator) – November 29, 2010 01:28PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
My parents are very upset they're not going to see much of their grandchild...

I really want to vent in the other thread but now is not the time...

ARL (Moderator) – February 03, 2011 10:28PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!

Had my daughter over today for a visit. She was extremely um "contrary" and no cajoling/bribery/threats were inducing any cooperation. I try to make the once-a-week visits fun and I don't want to be the "grouchy parent" but I'm really struggling with balancing having good fun enjoyable visits with my daughter and the fact that my two-year-old needs some good stern discipline.

Tips from single dads with two-year-olds?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/03/2011 10:28PM by Tony Leggett.

porruka (Admin) – February 04, 2011 04:06AM Reply Quote
Failure is pre-greatness.
Count the days until she's three? They're not called "the terrible twos" for nothing...

Jeff Cooper – February 04, 2011 04:14AM Reply Quote
Won't necessarily help. As we used to say about Samantha, "three is the new two."

Cloudscout – February 04, 2011 06:35AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
The New Number Two?

(I am not a number! I'm a free man!)

El Jeffe – February 04, 2011 08:20AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
yeah, ours had terrible threes

John Willoughby – February 04, 2011 09:01AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
I'll let you know when my daughters exit their terrible years.

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