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  • SmrtnikSmrtnik job boli zub Registered User regular
    Janson wrote: »
    Thank you for all the offers of help!

    My coworker was actually advising me today to buy ASAP, since interest rates are set to rise and house prices continue to go up.

    A housing bubble is coming again, buy now or wait for new rock bottom in like 5 years.

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    Smrtnik wrote: »
    Janson wrote: »
    Thank you for all the offers of help!

    My coworker was actually advising me today to buy ASAP, since interest rates are set to rise and house prices continue to go up.

    A housing bubble is coming again, buy now or wait for new rock bottom in like 5 years.

    That’s what we’re looking to do, actually!

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  • ProlegomenaProlegomena Frictionless Spinning The VoidRegistered User regular
    And then, halfway through the list of every single marine creature that she can think of, she pauses and looks me straight in the eyes.

    "Mommy! I going to go wee wee in my diaper!" Another brief pause. "Here we go!" Another pause. "All done, mommy!"

    The first thing our eldest learned re: potty training was communication. He got that it was important to tell us what was happening.

    For months, that meant a three-year-old breathlessly grunting "mommyI'mgoingpottyI'mpushingthepoopout" at the appropriate moment, often in public.

    Tuesday night I had:

    "Daddy, do I have a book about poo?"

    no

    "Daddy, do you have a book about poo?"

    no

    "Daddy, for my birthday..........


    can I have a book about poo?"

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  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    MNC Dover wrote: »
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    schuss wrote: »
    I'm glad to hear others can struggle with accidents, our son has backslid like whoa recently and I'm trying not to be hard on it but he was perfect for like 4 months!

    That's the BS I hate on social media; people posting how perfect their little angels are. Kids are amazing, no doubting that. But they are awful as well. I dont know if its because our names and pictures "aren't us" here, but this thread reads more like real parenting to me.

    I love reading about everyone's triumphs and tribulations here. It makes me feel like I'm shooting at least par for the parenting course.

    Our dinner tonight was spaghetti with non-stop crying from both kids. The wife and I just stared at each other and ate as best we could. I've got hundreds of cute pictures and videos of my kids, but that shit tonight, yeah that's a huge reality that doesn't get posted on Facebook often enough.

    Now were all sitting at the computers. I'm venting on the forums, Abigail is watching Blippi draw a tractor, the wife is walking around in WoW, and Luke is breastfeeding.

    SCRATCH THAT! As I'm typing this, Abigail slid off my lap and ever so gently bumped her head against the arm of the computer chair causing her to erupt into tears. At what age to the understand they're tired and just go to sleep? :)

    I'm going to say never ever. I'm 40, I'm tired, and yet here I am replying rather then sleeping.

    FUCK! You're right! :(

    You had hope for a minute. Hahahaha!

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    And then, halfway through the list of every single marine creature that she can think of, she pauses and looks me straight in the eyes.

    "Mommy! I going to go wee wee in my diaper!" Another brief pause. "Here we go!" Another pause. "All done, mommy!"

    The first thing our eldest learned re: potty training was communication. He got that it was important to tell us what was happening.

    For months, that meant a three-year-old breathlessly grunting "mommyI'mgoingpottyI'mpushingthepoopout" at the appropriate moment, often in public.

    Tuesday night I had:

    "Daddy, do I have a book about poo?"

    no

    "Daddy, do you have a book about poo?"

    no

    "Daddy, for my birthday..........


    can I have a book about poo?"

    So, this one, then?

    https://www.amazon.com/Everyone-Turtleback-School-Library-Binding/dp/0613685725

    :D

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  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    Be sure whichever book you buy has a page devoted to "leaving people alone when they go poop". My kids have learned not to bother daddy in the bathroom, but that rule apparently only applies to me. Their poor mother can't poo in peace to save her mind. And the little one doesn't think big brother needs a moments peace ever.

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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    Be sure whichever book you buy has a page devoted to "leaving people alone when they go poop". My kids have learned not to bother daddy in the bathroom, but that rule apparently only applies to me. Their poor mother can't poo in peace to save her mind. And the little one doesn't think big brother needs a moments peace ever.

    My 7 year old is still learning to close the bathroom door when she goes over to a friend's house to use the bathroom... sigh.

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  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    El Skid wrote: »
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    Be sure whichever book you buy has a page devoted to "leaving people alone when they go poop". My kids have learned not to bother daddy in the bathroom, but that rule apparently only applies to me. Their poor mother can't poo in peace to save her mind. And the little one doesn't think big brother needs a moments peace ever.

    My 7 year old is still learning to close the bathroom door when she goes over to a friend's house to use the bathroom... sigh.

    Close the door when you go potty!
    But then you can't see me go potty.
    That's the point!
    But you're proud when I go potty on the toilet.
    Damn, checkmate.

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  • SyphonBlueSyphonBlue Registered User regular
    One year of daycare later and I don't have a baby anymore :cry:

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    I recognize that shirt!

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  • KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator mod
    The 2 year old likes to go in the bathroom when someone is pooping and climb into their pants.

    To be fair, that shit is hilarious.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Knob wrote: »
    The 2 year old likes to go in the bathroom when someone is pooping and climb into their pants.

    To be fair, that shit is hilarious.

    Niko did that to me this morning! Get out of my PJs, kid!

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  • SmrtnikSmrtnik job boli zub Registered User regular
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    I recognize that shirt!

    My 3 year old has it too.

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  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    Childless night! My folks asked if the kiddos wanted to have a sleepover. I did not consult them for their answer.

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  • SeptusSeptus Registered User regular
    I haven't posted any pictures in a while, and my little bugger has gotten fat and happy!

    Here he is proud of his July 4th HANDywork:
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    We got photos semi-professionally done. Oliver didn't have time for no fussin' and prancin', he sees Black Gulch Cassidy and his villainous band of cattle russlers off in the distance.
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    Also, uh, he's sleeping 12 straight hours at night, and has been for about a month now. Don't kill me.

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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    Septus wrote: »
    Also, uh, he's sleeping 12 straight hours at night, and has been for about a month now. Don't kill me.

    We won’t kill you, no worries. And we also won’t kill you when he has a sleep regression thing and you post here asking for death either :p

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Sleep regressions don’t bother you if there was no sleep to begin with!

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  • So It GoesSo It Goes We keep moving...Registered User regular
    How old is Oliver?

    Siglet started sleeping through the night pretty consistently around 6 months? God I don't know it's a blur.

  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    So It Goes wrote: »
    How old is Oliver?

    Siglet started sleeping through the night pretty consistently around 6 months? God I don't know it's a blur.

    Jaina did too.

    Then came 12 months. And 18. And everything from 2-2.5 years.

    I have learned to enjoy naps.

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  • SeptusSeptus Registered User regular
    So It Goes wrote: »
    How old is Oliver?

    Siglet started sleeping through the night pretty consistently around 6 months? God I don't know it's a blur.

    He's just over 5 months, and it's a little tough to remember, but I'm pretty sure he's been sleeping this well for 4 to 5 weeks now. I might give some of the credit to the merlin magic sleepsuit though.

    Also, the recommendation for best bottoms diapers has worked out well so far. We only bought two shells to test it, but zero leaks so far. I think we'll buy another 4 to 6 soon so we can consistently start using them, and hopefully daycare will be fine with them.

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  • MusicDragonMusicDragon Registered User regular
    I do not care for this whole night terrors thing. My poor baby has been having them for the last several nights and his molars are coming in more so my little angel has turned into a miserably unhappy, sleep deprived, screaming little monster. He is just so miserable and there isn't anything I can do to help him and it sucks.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Night terrors suck! I’m sorry.

    My nephew is 7, nearly 8 months and wakes every 2-3 hours at night, so maybe my family just breeds poor sleepers!

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  • ProlegomenaProlegomena Frictionless Spinning The VoidRegistered User regular
    How come no one spontaneously gets "night joy".

    Why's it only got to be terror?

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  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    I do not care for this whole night terrors thing. My poor baby has been having them for the last several nights and his molars are coming in more so my little angel has turned into a miserably unhappy, sleep deprived, screaming little monster. He is just so miserable and there isn't anything I can do to help him and it sucks.

    That's what Jack Daniel's is for. I leave it to you to decide who gets to drink it.

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Game Designer/Stay-at-home Dad Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    These pics popped up in my Facebook feed as memories from 2-years ago:

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    I believe this was the cover art and back art for our album.

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  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    Please tell me you named that adorable puppy either Gizmo or Mogwai. It's ok if you lie.

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    It's ok if you named your kid Gizmo or Mogwai.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    How come no one spontaneously gets "night joy".

    Why's it only got to be terror?
    That usually coincides with puberty.

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  • Drake ChambersDrake Chambers Lay out my formal shorts. Registered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    How come no one spontaneously gets "night joy".

    Why's it only got to be terror?
    That usually coincides with puberty.

    And they don’t wake mom and dad up when it happens.

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  • Drake ChambersDrake Chambers Lay out my formal shorts. Registered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    How come no one spontaneously gets "night joy".

    Why's it only got to be terror?
    That usually coincides with puberty.

    And they don’t wake mom and dad up when it happens.
    Now that I think of it, both of my boys would occasionally wake up laughing in the middle of the night.

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Game Designer/Stay-at-home Dad Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    These pics popped up in my Facebook feed as memories from 2-years ago:

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    I believe this was the cover art and back art for our album.
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    Please tell me you named that adorable puppy either Gizmo or Mogwai. It's ok if you lie.

    No, we went with Daisy. Wanted to give her baths, take her out in the sun, and feed her after midnight.

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  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    I'm helping my wife with a post, does #feedyourbodyfeedyourbaby sound like a good # minus the length?

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    MNC Dover wrote: »
    These pics popped up in my Facebook feed as memories from 2-years ago:

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    I believe this was the cover art and back art for our album.
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    Please tell me you named that adorable puppy either Gizmo or Mogwai. It's ok if you lie.

    No, we went with Daisy. Wanted to give her baths, take her out in the sun, and feed her after midnight.

    I said to lie to me!

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Game Designer/Stay-at-home Dad Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Capt Howdy wrote: »

    I said to lie to me!

    Fine, you want her full name?

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    Knob wrote: »
    I'm playing up the situation a bit for comedy, I actually have a really positive relationship with the kid. And while I'm by no means involved or interested in the subcultures he's attracted to, I do know what they are and am hip enough to have actual conversations about the stuff he likes. Most kids don't get that. Then there's the metric ton of interests that we do share. We build miniatures and play board games together, we play guitar together, we're building a blacksmithing forge this summer, outside of The Anime, we basically like the same films.

    And he's just recently starting to realize that his life has had a lot of cool things in it that aren't Standard Dad Stuff. He's been going to punk rock shows and sitting on stage beside my equipment since he could walk. Since its just been a fact of his life from as far as he could remember, I guess he thought it was just something that Dads do. A couple times a month your Dad straps on a guitar and jumps around like a weirdo and you get to sit on stage and watch the mosh pit. It blew his mind to learn that this isn't a usual thing, and most Dads aren't even in bands.

    So in the long run, I think we're gonna do just fine.

    I know this is a couple of days old now, but I just had a thought - how is your kid going to rebel when they're a teenager, if you're already a dyed-in-the-wool punk?

    What if they join The Young Republicans or some shit?!?

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  • MuzzmuzzMuzzmuzz Registered User regular
    Well, I'm glad I bought the big girl bed a week and a half ago. It's supposed to be delivered tomorrow, and as if on queue, she has broken her crib by jumping. It's still functional, but it's not going to last much longer. Two and a half years for a rather cheap crib isn't that bad.

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  • FishmanFishman Long time gone, Constantinople Registered User regular
    It's Casimir's first day of school today. His school only does new intake students at the start of term, so there's cohorts of new young lies all starting together. There's a full on Powhiri* for new students and whanau**, but unfortunately I'm in a training course all week so can't slip into the office late.

    Going to have to get used to idea that he's going to be the tiny little one in the class again, instead of the bigger kid helping all the little ones at preschool.

    Also wishing I had set out his Star Wars or Planets & stars top for posterity rather than the daggy green sweatshirt from the laundry pile, but I was in a hurry and didn't really think about it until I was on the train to the office.

    Now if you'll excuse me I have to spend the next hour trying to not cry dad tears long enough to pay attention to whatever it is I'm supposed to be learning today.

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  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    The last two weeks have been great because our youngest has finally, consistently, stayed in his own bed throughout the night. A really nasty thunderstorm came bellowing in around midnight and was hitting hard enough to knock stuff off the walls. I was amazed he stayed in his bed for as long as he did, but the light from one bolt was so close that it lit up our bedroom and boomed immediately. It was like a power transformer exploded right out side the window. Within a few seconds he came running in and shouted "daddy!", so we let him climb in bed with us. I got him back to sleep and dozed back off myself. Wife said she would try to pull him closer to her but he would move right back over to me.

    Yeah it sucks not getting the best sleep, but damn it feels great when your kids think you can keep them safe nature's fury.

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    Wife text this morning

    Wife: Its not even 8 and your sons are already fighting!
    Me: Give them each a sword, lock them in a room, and tell them there can be only one.
    Wife: *eyeroll emoji*
    Me: If you're just going to dismiss my advice I'm going to stop giving it.

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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava Mortius is correct Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    It's 4am.

    Ellie has woken up and demanding pasta.

    She had very little dinner and didn't ask for anything else.

    So she is now in the lounge having a cuppa soup.

    Because she could not be convinced to go back to sleep.

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