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      11-03-2011 11:38 AM #51
      Speaking of weepy... my 3 year old lately has been crying just to watch herself cry in the mirror. OMFG. I was so pissed trying to get them to school on time. All she wants is Mom. Well, you know what, little girl. She's not here. But when she is, you can have her. Good grief.

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      11-03-2011 11:41 AM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by titleist1976 View Post
      Speaking of weepy... my 3 year old lately has been crying just to watch herself cry in the mirror.
      I would have to video that

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      11-03-2011 11:52 AM #53
      She turns and runs now when I break out my phone, camera or video camera. She knows what's up.

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      11-03-2011 11:52 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by titleist1976 View Post
      Speaking of weepy... my 3 year old lately has been crying just to watch herself cry in the mirror. OMFG. I was so pissed trying to get them to school on time. All she wants is Mom. Well, you know what, little girl. She's not here. But when she is, you can have her. Good grief.
      My dad said I used to do that...cry and then go look at myself crying. I also remember being sent to my room to cry, but then sneaking into the hallway so that people could hear me better. Eventually I would get sympathy.

      I know I was a huge cry baby from like 6-12, but then seemed to out grow it as an teen/adult. I really don't cry much now unless something is really bothering me.

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      11-03-2011 12:05 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by firefighterjunkie View Post
      I really don't cry much now unless something is really bothering me.
      Crying is a waste of electrolytes and water. You don't want to be wasteful of our natural resources, do you?

      I did say this to my wife once, in an attempt to get her to laugh I got punched.

      I have also said this in the soothing parent voice trying to get my little girl to calm down one night. My wife says I'm mean.

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      11-03-2011 01:34 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by Tornado2dr View Post
      Crying is a waste of electrolytes and water. You don't want to be wasteful of our natural resources, do you?

      I did say this to my wife once, in an attempt to get her to laugh I got punched.
      Haha, that's funny. I've thought about using the old "If you want to cry...I'll give you something to cry about" phrase on my kids but everything it enters my head it brings back my childhood, so I don't use it.

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      11-03-2011 01:59 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by Papa Dras View Post
      Personally, I find it amusing. Our almost 4 year old girl is tough as nails and as active as they come, so she is always falling and geting bruised up. But, if she messes up a drawing or can't find a doll and the water works begin. I love it. Nothing a hug and a "no big deal" can't fix.

      Did any of us expect having girls to not be complex?
      THIS.

      That was so me growing up. it was so nice to have a great dad too. sounds like you are one of them. my parents raised 3 girls and 4 boys. it was like living in a hurricane. everyone was so different too, from the sports we liked, the sports we played, the music we listened to. my parents are amazing. i dont know how good parents do it....
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      11-04-2011 02:22 PM #58
      As I've said before in this thread... Wait until your daughters are teenagers!! Mine will be 17 in April.
      And if love remains, though everything is lost, we will pay the price but will not count the cost. -Neil Peart
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      12-06-2011 05:56 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by Tornado2dr View Post
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      ^^^ How does that **** work?

      According to my wife, the one on the way is a firecraker compared to our 2yo(who I think has quite the personality herself). She says she "wakes up" and starts moving around at the smallest of noises and kicks back at unhappy or loud noises.:laugh: I'm doomed!

      That's okay - for me the good stuff stacks up way higher than the "bad" or usual stuff so far.
      HAHA!!! I used to clap next to my wife when she was pregnant with our first girl and it would make that baby kick her so hard. So frikkin funny.......for me.

      I now have two girls (2 and 5) and I cant imagine life any other way. Some times I think its the mystery that gets me going in the morning. And as for dating, not even god will be able to protect the boy who breaks my babys heart.
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      12-07-2011 09:52 AM #60
      Beautiful family.

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      12-07-2011 03:32 PM #61
      Thanks! They get it from her.
      "Never attribute to maliciousness that which can be attributed to stupidity."

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      12-10-2011 11:31 AM #62
      Congratulations! I'm in the opposite boat. Husband, 18 month old son, 2 male dogs. We just recently got a female dog to balance it out.
      Believe nothing you hear, and only half of what you see.

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      01-10-2012 06:32 PM #63
      Woah.

      March 3rd (likely sooner) is fast approaching. Just had a "3D" ultrasound last night, might post pictures of the little goober(much less alien like, now) if it isn't going to offend anyone. How do they fold up like that in there?

      Damn. I need to start getting less sleep and start throwing money out the window at babies r us on the way home to get prepared for what is to come.

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      01-10-2012 07:00 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by Tornado2dr View Post
      Woah.

      Damn. I need to start getting less sleep and start throwing money out the window at babies r us on the way home to get prepared for what is to come.
      I was just listening to some baby cry for the last hour and a half of my life... the kid wasn't mine either. Good luck, buddy!

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      01-11-2012 05:23 AM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by titleist1976 View Post
      I was just listening to some baby cry for the last hour and a half of my life... the kid wasn't mine either. Good luck, buddy!
      Does not compute.

      I don't listen to other people's children fuss, and I wouldn't want someone to listen to mine!

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      01-11-2012 10:11 AM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by Tornado2dr View Post
      Does not compute.

      I don't listen to other people's children fuss, and I wouldn't want someone to listen to mine!
      ...and then you woke up

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      01-11-2012 10:36 AM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by Papa Dras View Post
      ...and then you woke up
      It's my dream and i'll wake up when I damn well please.

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      01-11-2012 11:43 AM #68
      I was at my daughter's gymnastics practice. Fussy little guy was being babysat by her aunty, while her own kid was at practice too. She got up a few times to try to sooth him, but the little guy was teething and couldn't fall asleep.

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      01-11-2012 12:15 PM #69
      So funny, but over the last 3 months my 7 year old has matured quite a bit.
      Much less fussing.
      Much less princess crap.
      She approaches things differently.
      Refreshing and puts me at ease a lot more.

      I'm sure in the next few months to year, she'll revert back to full on crazy.

      As far as the baby coming, tornado, good luck. March is here almost.

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      01-11-2012 01:27 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by titleist1976 View Post
      I was at my daughter's gymnastics practice. Fussy little guy was being babysat by her aunty, while her own kid was at practice too. She got up a few times to try to sooth him, but the little guy was teething and couldn't fall asleep.
      I don't know a single parent that didn't become both more sympathetic to parents that are trying and more agitated with parents that aren't once they had their own. Obviously, everyone thinks they are doing things the right way, but there is a pretty general common sense feeling that most parents have implanted into their brains as soon as the sight of their own child happens.

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      01-11-2012 01:43 PM #71
      I do to a point. Discipline, on the other hand, I just think to myself, I'd never let my kid do that. WTF are they thinking?

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      01-11-2012 01:49 PM #72
      well yeah, that is what I was getting at. I would hope someone wouldn't try to tell another parent what to do

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      01-17-2012 01:17 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Roloff View Post
      Sorry for the thread jack, OP.

      I do hear you on that. She just got home from dropping her off at her dad's and I have been running errands all day.

      So we finally talked about how there are two different conflict resolution styles within each home. And I asked her to talk to the child's dad and uncle about how they go about disciplining her. Pretty much asked if there could be some kind of cross communication between homes so that she sees the same thing or as close to the same thing as possible at each house.

      She comes back totally different and sees different things and I personally feel it is a good idea for us all to be on the same sheet of music. The mom says she won't control what goes on there. So I'm at a loss for words at the moment.
      I think at 2, it's a bit early BUT it's a VERY good idea.

      having 2 different styles not only confuses kids but also creates havoc on "responsible" parent. Sucks....

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      02-21-2012 09:44 AM #74
      Soon.

      My wife went on a 3/4 mile walk yesterday. I think she is going to jumping jacks later.

      I need to find a place to stock up on my sleep.

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      02-21-2012 10:52 AM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by Tornado2dr View Post
      I need to find a place to stock up on my sleep.
      Right...good luck with that!

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