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become complete dipshits after kids.

I have seen this more than once. They pick a dumb ass cause, anti vax, guns, glutards, only bottled juice, non name brand ceral. Some dumb assery that becomes a life movement for them.

Almost as if they were over compensating for having a kid. 'oh shit, i have a brat, i must show brat that i am adult!! ug ug '

sigh....
 
Posts: 4648 | Location: Virginia | Registered: December 23, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Have you any children?

It is one of those things you may understand better, once having your own.

Not that one will do or support such nonsense as is often encountered by having children, but having children often changes how one views things.

Some people already are aware and think "forward", as it were, and some only realize a thing when the perception changes.

Sort of like buying a specific vehicle, and then noticing how many of them are on the road, that your did not notice before.

And some people are loons that simply step up the stairs of stupid because a smaller version of them is starting up the first step.




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Hell, my parents didn't even stop smoking when they started having children! Wink


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Yes, i have two. 15/16. Not all parents mind you. Just some seem to jump way off the edge.
 
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Well

I haven't been exactly sane since I became a Father. I absolutely drink a lot more....

but I ain't fallen for any of that stupid shit Smile
 
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When I announced to my Father that I was soon to have a child he said:
"Good! Now you can see what a pain in the ass it is"!
Thanks, Dad!


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Hell, my parents didn't even stop smoking when they started having children! Wink

Yea, as a kid, we took x-country trips from CA to IL in the summer with the AC on; both parents smoked. My sister and I practically died in the back seat.


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I think it changes after several kids are born. Perspective changes.

With the first kid, Mom & Dad are excited, scared to death, worried, etc. The Grandparents are also excited to get their first grandchild.

The new baby is doted on, adored, bragged on, spoiled, so on and so forth, etc etc etc. Gazallions of pictures and videos are taken!

The new first child is watched like a hawk, "helicoptered" by Mom & Dad, if the kid falls, burns or cuts itself, it's practically a catastrophe and off to the ER we go!

Fast forward after several more kids are born. Try being kid #5, you're loved and all that, but the newness is worn off. You're just not "helicoptered" as the first and second one.

Oh you fell down, get up! You're fine! Shake it off! No you don't need the designer clothes, designer foods, vegan free and organic free range sustainably harvested food and drink!
Get up and get over it!

You want the best for your kiddos, yet after a few years of experience, as time goes by, things settle down.

Kids are durable! Love'em all, treasure them while they're young. Pretty soon they'll be teenagers!
 
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Hell, my parents didn't even stop smoking when they started having children! Wink

Yea, as a kid, we took x-country trips from CA to IL in the summer with the AC on; both parents smoked. My sister and I practically died in the back seat.


We took the same type of car trips and did not use seatbelts. Somehow we lived!!!!!!!!
 
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Hell, my parents didn't even stop smoking when they started having children! Wink

Yea, as a kid, we took x-country trips from CA to IL in the summer with the AC on; both parents smoked. My sister and I practically died in the back seat.


We took the same type of car trips and did not use seatbelts. Somehow we lived!!!!!!!!


would you strap a child in now, or just let them wander in the car as you cruised?
 
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We took the same type of car trips and did not use seatbelts. Somehow we lived!!!!!!!![/QUOTE]

I'll one up you on this!

My Dad, a very practical and handy guy, had given me a canoe for my birthday one year and it was too heavy for me to haul down to the lake myself so Dad did what he did and built me a dolly of sorts out of wood, a pair of bike forks/wheels and then removed the seat belts from my Mom's car so I could secure said canoe onto the dolly....seat belts were not an option in that car from that point forward
 
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We stopped at two...but you get the idea about this universal truth Wink...



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When I left home at age 17, our cars had no seat belts. Only cars I knew of that had seat belts were the jalopys that ran on the dirt track Saturday nights.

Wife and I decided early on that we were only going to have one kid. Why?

Because we realized that as a professional soldier being transferred all over hell at a moment's notice that we could raise one kid and raise her as we thought she should be raised.

Discipline was important to us as we were very often in public, traveling on orders, etc etc.

Daughter got spanked pretty regularly because she had a mind of her own and would test me.

In-laws said that she would grow up hating me because of the spankings.

When I got back from Iran my MIL told me that daughter had cried for her daddy every night until I got back. And, MIL admitted that she had needed those spankings.


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We took the same type of car trips and did not use seatbelts. Somehow we lived!!!!!!!!


I remember sleeping on the "package shelf" behind the rear seat on our cross-country trip.
Oh, and A/C? No, we had 6 V DC and open windows. Stopped somewhere in Kansas to stretch out on the grass of a park to cool off.


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Pretty funny thread!
A very good friend of mine told me, "Don't ever have kids. If you retrograde abort them at 3 yrs old, everybody is just going to get pissed off." (he knew me well)

He said, "We picked up our first kid every time he squeaked. We ended up with a little puke who was a PITA. The second kid we ignored when he squeaked and he can entertain himself without having to be the center of attention."
It was obvious visiting him which kid was which...and I don't mean by size or age.


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Many first-time parents think the kid is a delicate flower or porcelain vase or something, but when they find out they aren't that fragile, they become less uptight, blasé even, with subsequent ones. But I don't agree with extremes like gluten phobia and "anti-vax." In fact, my kid would get "the vax" for everything. "Sorry kid, but in 20 or 30 years you'll be thanking me."
 
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Its the sudden lack of sex.


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Its the sudden lack of sex.


Truth be spoken.
 
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In the 1960’s my grandfather drove nothing but Chrysler Imperials. They had this neat armrest in the middle of the back seat. Folded down, that was my seat until I got too big for it.
 
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