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We're all just doing our best for our [Kids]

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  • ceresceres When the last moon is cast over the last star of morning And the future has past without even a last desperate warningRegistered User, Moderator mod
    In what was definitely a misguided attempt to get me out of the house after my grandfather died, my friends took me to a movie theater to see Big Fish. I'm glad I don't talk to them anymore.

    My grandparents were also first in my thoughts when I went to see Up. I spent the first 15 minutes sobbing uncontrollably. The people who made that movie need to go back to the Bad Place to be with their own kind.

    And it seems like all is dying, and would leave the world to mourn
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  • HenroidHenroid Radio Demon Internet HellRegistered User regular
    mrpaku wrote: »
    I found the original Silent Hill available on like, PS3 or something years back shortly after we had the Little Man. Went from excited I could replay it (it was a favorite when I was a kid) to almost immediately nearly having an anxiety attack remembering that the entire game is "rescue your supernaturally imperilled child". I'll never be able to play it again because it now scares me on a level I'm not willing to inflict on myself for fun
    Stay away from Shattered Memories while you're at it because HOOOO BOY.

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  • MusicDragonMusicDragon Registered User regular
    Mini man has an ear infection with a lovely 102 fever. He is a very unhappy little boy at the moment :(

  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    The kids really enjoy 'family smash' and De Blob, as well as watching me play Final Fantasy IX.

    I'm considering introducing them to the Sly Cooper games, as I've never played 'em (besides like, 10 levels of the first one), as well as the Ratchet & Clank games. I have both rereleases of them on the PS3, so it wouldn't be hard to!

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  • SyphonBlueSyphonBlue Registered User regular
    My little man is 2 today! What even is time anymore?!

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  • Drake ChambersDrake Chambers Lay out my formal shorts. Registered User regular
    Time is scary, and if I think about it too hard I can't help but make myself sad about a future in which my littles aren't little anymore.

    That's no fun though, so I stop that thought process and shift back to just enjoying the present.

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    I look forward to my kids getting older if just for the extra independence it will mean. As much as I love Niko and Anya cuddles and such, putting them to bed is a TRIAL. Especially as Niko typically won't let me lie down with him, and Anya gets upset that she 'doesn't get mommy' for bedtime.

    We're gonna try me lying down with Niko tonight though. I'll probably try the tactic of 'let's lie down quietly and wait for mommy to come in', and hope that he falls asleep in the meantime.

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  • Drake ChambersDrake Chambers Lay out my formal shorts. Registered User regular
    Moriveth wrote: »
    I look forward to my kids getting older if just for the extra independence it will mean. As much as I love Niko and Anya cuddles and such, putting them to bed is a TRIAL. Especially as Niko typically won't let me lie down with him, and Anya gets upset that she 'doesn't get mommy' for bedtime.

    We're gonna try me lying down with Niko tonight though. I'll probably try the tactic of 'let's lie down quietly and wait for mommy to come in', and hope that he falls asleep in the meantime.

    HARD AGREE. I do greatly look forward to the Saturday when both our kids will get up on their own and leave us in bed.

    For you and Janson in particular I expect it's going to be magical when bed is just the two of you again!

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    When Smash Ultimate first came out, we got to convince the kids to actually go downstairs and play Smash when they woke up, so Rachel and I had a blissful morning of just relaxing. It was amazing.

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  • CogCog Registered User regular
    ceres wrote: »
    In what was definitely a misguided attempt to get me out of the house after my grandfather died, my friends took me to a movie theater to see Big Fish. I'm glad I don't talk to them anymore.

    Did they think it was literally about large aquatic animals or something what the fuck

    ceres
  • SyphonBlueSyphonBlue Registered User regular
    Moriveth wrote: »
    I look forward to my kids getting older if just for the extra independence it will mean. As much as I love Niko and Anya cuddles and such, putting them to bed is a TRIAL. Especially as Niko typically won't let me lie down with him, and Anya gets upset that she 'doesn't get mommy' for bedtime.

    We're gonna try me lying down with Niko tonight though. I'll probably try the tactic of 'let's lie down quietly and wait for mommy to come in', and hope that he falls asleep in the meantime.

    HARD AGREE. I do greatly look forward to the Saturday when both our kids will get up on their own and leave us in bed.

    For you and Janson in particular I expect it's going to be magical when bed is just the two of you again!

    I can't wait for the time they can get up and go downstairs by themselves, but also I want them to stay little forever

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  • CogCog Registered User regular
    SyphonBlue wrote: »
    Moriveth wrote: »
    I look forward to my kids getting older if just for the extra independence it will mean. As much as I love Niko and Anya cuddles and such, putting them to bed is a TRIAL. Especially as Niko typically won't let me lie down with him, and Anya gets upset that she 'doesn't get mommy' for bedtime.

    We're gonna try me lying down with Niko tonight though. I'll probably try the tactic of 'let's lie down quietly and wait for mommy to come in', and hope that he falls asleep in the meantime.

    HARD AGREE. I do greatly look forward to the Saturday when both our kids will get up on their own and leave us in bed.

    For you and Janson in particular I expect it's going to be magical when bed is just the two of you again!

    I can't wait for the time they can get up and go downstairs by themselves, but also I want them to stay little forever

    The number of times I’ve told Sprocket to stop all that goddamn growing up

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  • ChiselphaneChiselphane Registered User regular
    My youngest, and last, child is 7 and he still likes to sit on laps and snuggle and all that. And I can see the end coming, almost certainly this year. That time has been so... short. And it won't come back. Sure, hopefully there will be grandkids but that's not the same.

    It's heartbreaking. It didn't hit as hard with the other two, because with them there was another to fill up that hole, that missing part. But now there won't be.

    They definitely leave this part out in parenting class ><

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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo But do you really believe him? Registered User regular
    Well that was a first

    Burpette was demanding to be placed on the toilet but started swinging her legs about and long story short I dipped her in the toilet. She was outraged

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  • ceresceres When the last moon is cast over the last star of morning And the future has past without even a last desperate warningRegistered User, Moderator mod
    Cog wrote: »
    ceres wrote: »
    In what was definitely a misguided attempt to get me out of the house after my grandfather died, my friends took me to a movie theater to see Big Fish. I'm glad I don't talk to them anymore.

    Did they think it was literally about large aquatic animals or something what the fuck

    This was my question! I hadn't heard much about it, and I legit didn't know anything about it. You would think the people who picked it out would though! After the movie I went WTF, and my friend who suggested it said "yeah, once the movie started I realized it might be a problem but we were already here so"

    so thoughtful

    And it seems like all is dying, and would leave the world to mourn
    Cog
  • KakodaimonosKakodaimonos Registered User regular
    SyphonBlue wrote: »
    Moriveth wrote: »
    I look forward to my kids getting older if just for the extra independence it will mean. As much as I love Niko and Anya cuddles and such, putting them to bed is a TRIAL. Especially as Niko typically won't let me lie down with him, and Anya gets upset that she 'doesn't get mommy' for bedtime.

    We're gonna try me lying down with Niko tonight though. I'll probably try the tactic of 'let's lie down quietly and wait for mommy to come in', and hope that he falls asleep in the meantime.

    HARD AGREE. I do greatly look forward to the Saturday when both our kids will get up on their own and leave us in bed.

    For you and Janson in particular I expect it's going to be magical when bed is just the two of you again!

    I can't wait for the time they can get up and go downstairs by themselves, but also I want them to stay little forever

    The disadvantage of this is when you wake up at 4 am and your son is standing there staring at you saying, "Dad. Dad. Hey Dad. Just wanted to tell you I went pee."

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  • MulysaSemproniusMulysaSempronius but also susie nyRegistered User regular
    My daughter knows in her bones when it's a weekday or weekend.
    Weekend- up at 6:30 a.m. bright eyed and ready for the day. Thank god she's old enough to play in her room until I'm ready to get up.
    Weekday- has to be dragged out of bed at 6:45 a.m. Will literally sleep through getting dressed and just be a lump until 7 a.m. at the earliest. I don;t even try getting her up until after 6:30, and she never gets herself up when she needs to get up.
    She's too young to tell time, so I'm not sure why she's so punctual on the weekend. But I check the clock when she wakes up, and it's been consistent for months now.
    But this past Monday Holiday she was up at 6:30 a.m., and Tuesday it's back to being dragged out of bed. Just.. how does she know. It's been holiday camp, and she says she has fun!

    If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing
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  • ceresceres When the last moon is cast over the last star of morning And the future has past without even a last desperate warningRegistered User, Moderator mod
    SyphonBlue wrote: »
    Moriveth wrote: »
    I look forward to my kids getting older if just for the extra independence it will mean. As much as I love Niko and Anya cuddles and such, putting them to bed is a TRIAL. Especially as Niko typically won't let me lie down with him, and Anya gets upset that she 'doesn't get mommy' for bedtime.

    We're gonna try me lying down with Niko tonight though. I'll probably try the tactic of 'let's lie down quietly and wait for mommy to come in', and hope that he falls asleep in the meantime.

    HARD AGREE. I do greatly look forward to the Saturday when both our kids will get up on their own and leave us in bed.

    For you and Janson in particular I expect it's going to be magical when bed is just the two of you again!

    I can't wait for the time they can get up and go downstairs by themselves, but also I want them to stay little forever

    The disadvantage of this is when you wake up at 4 am and your son is standing there staring at you saying, "Dad. Dad. Hey Dad. Just wanted to tell you I went pee."

    Nope that's awesome

    In our apartment anytime human waste goes in the potty is a moment worth celebrating

    And it seems like all is dying, and would leave the world to mourn
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  • ChiselphaneChiselphane Registered User regular
    ceres wrote: »
    Cog wrote: »
    ceres wrote: »
    In what was definitely a misguided attempt to get me out of the house after my grandfather died, my friends took me to a movie theater to see Big Fish. I'm glad I don't talk to them anymore.

    Did they think it was literally about large aquatic animals or something what the fuck

    This was my question! I hadn't heard much about it, and I legit didn't know anything about it. You would think the people who picked it out would though! After the movie I went WTF, and my friend who suggested it said "yeah, once the movie started I realized it might be a problem but we were already here so"

    so thoughtful

    They definitely marketed that movie as 'look at all this magic Burton shit' rather than 'say goodbye to dad'

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    ceres wrote: »
    SyphonBlue wrote: »
    Moriveth wrote: »
    I look forward to my kids getting older if just for the extra independence it will mean. As much as I love Niko and Anya cuddles and such, putting them to bed is a TRIAL. Especially as Niko typically won't let me lie down with him, and Anya gets upset that she 'doesn't get mommy' for bedtime.

    We're gonna try me lying down with Niko tonight though. I'll probably try the tactic of 'let's lie down quietly and wait for mommy to come in', and hope that he falls asleep in the meantime.

    HARD AGREE. I do greatly look forward to the Saturday when both our kids will get up on their own and leave us in bed.

    For you and Janson in particular I expect it's going to be magical when bed is just the two of you again!

    I can't wait for the time they can get up and go downstairs by themselves, but also I want them to stay little forever

    The disadvantage of this is when you wake up at 4 am and your son is standing there staring at you saying, "Dad. Dad. Hey Dad. Just wanted to tell you I went pee."

    Nope that's awesome

    In our apartment anytime human waste goes in the potty is a moment worth celebrating

    In our house we just need to work on flushing the damn toilet

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    You’re not enjoying the surprise poop that greets you every time you go to the bathroom?

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    No I am not

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  • mrpakumrpaku Registered User regular
    My wife's disgusted "oh jesus Christ, (little man's name)" just as a bathroom door closes means it's time to have yet another talk about flushing

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    mrpaku wrote: »
    My wife's disgusted "oh jesus Christ, (little man's name)" just as a bathroom door closes means it's time to have yet another talk about flushing

    For such tiny humans, they really can produce a lot.

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Game Designer/Stay-at-home Dad Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Abigail has started going diaperless at preschool and has done very well. She's only having an accidental pee every couple of days, although she has no concept of getting the poop part going yet.

    So while we're not 100% there yet, it's much further along and feels like the end of diapers for her might be near.

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  • sponospono Mining for Nose Diamonds Registered User regular
    The boy has transitioned from pooping several times per day to just once every other day. It doesn't seem to bother him at all, but that one poop is like a fucking lake

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  • CogCog Registered User regular
    Moriveth wrote: »
    ceres wrote: »
    SyphonBlue wrote: »
    Moriveth wrote: »
    I look forward to my kids getting older if just for the extra independence it will mean. As much as I love Niko and Anya cuddles and such, putting them to bed is a TRIAL. Especially as Niko typically won't let me lie down with him, and Anya gets upset that she 'doesn't get mommy' for bedtime.

    We're gonna try me lying down with Niko tonight though. I'll probably try the tactic of 'let's lie down quietly and wait for mommy to come in', and hope that he falls asleep in the meantime.

    HARD AGREE. I do greatly look forward to the Saturday when both our kids will get up on their own and leave us in bed.

    For you and Janson in particular I expect it's going to be magical when bed is just the two of you again!

    I can't wait for the time they can get up and go downstairs by themselves, but also I want them to stay little forever

    The disadvantage of this is when you wake up at 4 am and your son is standing there staring at you saying, "Dad. Dad. Hey Dad. Just wanted to tell you I went pee."

    Nope that's awesome

    In our apartment anytime human waste goes in the potty is a moment worth celebrating

    In our house we just need to work on flushing the damn toilet

    With us it’s wiping.

    What the fuck. Wipe your ass.

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    Niko is actually pretty decent at wiping himself. I still check, because, you know, he's 3, but he's done well.

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  • So It GoesSo It Goes We keep moving...Registered User regular
    we went to the zoo today and despite the fact she already has a very similar otter buddy at home, Siglet latched on to and was gifted a new slightly bigger stuffed otter by her grandma as we exited through the gift shop

    I was like - would you like this cool elephant? this pink seal? this river otter in a slightly different pose?

    NO

    ONLY SEA OTTER

    heh

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  • CogCog Registered User regular
    Well

    To be fair, sea otters are fucking cool

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Hey, she knows what she likes! I love when kids have particular choices.

    Niko’s over his cold now but he’s still extremely stuffy and last night I heard him gasp for air several times. I really wouldn’t be surprised if the ENT specialist recommended surgery and I will likely readily agree to it if it can improve Niko’s sleep.

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  • FiggyFiggy Registered User regular
    Moriveth wrote: »
    Niko is actually pretty decent at wiping himself. I still check, because, you know, he's 3, but he's done well.

    How? How does one teach this skill?

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    We bought a minivan today.

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  • So It GoesSo It Goes We keep moving...Registered User regular
    #pipe wrote: »
    We bought a minivan today.

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    Which one?? We are debating it

  • mrpakumrpaku Registered User regular
    Our 2010 town and country has been really good to us for the one year, one road trip, and one Colorado winter we've had so far. It's also pretty nice that I never need to be friends with some just because they have a truck again!

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    I’m looking forward to getting a bigger car in the future!

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  • m!ttensm!ttens Registered User regular
    So It Goes wrote: »
    #pipe wrote: »
    We bought a minivan today.

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    Which one?? We are debating it

    Mazda 5. Source: I also hang out in the car thread.

  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    So It Goes wrote: »
    #pipe wrote: »
    We bought a minivan today.

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    Which one?? We are debating it

    A 2012 Mazda 5

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    It's the same engine and drive train and configuration as the Mazda 3 but with sliding doors and 3 rows of 2 seats. So it's got the same size/footprint as a hatch/stationwagon, but with the convenience of a van. We'll use it almost exclusively with the back row of seats folded down to make a really decent sized cargo area. Super nice interior, it's fun and tight and responsive to drive, the mileage is decent and it's got all the modern stuff a 2012 family car has that our 2000 Jeep Wrangler doesn't.

    I'm so excited.

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  • FiggyFiggy Registered User regular
    Sent Noah upstairs to get dressed on his own. Nothing was picked out, so I considered it a fun experiemment.

    5 minutes later, down he trots in sweatpants and a hulk tshirt.

    "Nice bud, is that the hulk?"

    "Yeah. I didn't wear underwear because it's easier. When I go pee I just pull down my pants and no underwear"


    That's my boy.

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  • MulysaSemproniusMulysaSempronius but also susie nyRegistered User regular
    I don't trust my daughter's wiping skills to let her not wear underwear :o

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