Dads, Wake The Hell Up!
Old 06-17-2011, 12:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Happened upon this article today and it really got on my nerves. I'm a very involved father, but still. How could one person be so arrogant to write such a thing? And a sports columnist of all people? Whose work day involves barfing out some column in an hour or less? I can't stand people who go through life with an air of superiority, thinking that if they're capable of 'perfection', everyone should be.

A father's day wish: Dads, wake the hell up! - CNN.com
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, some people are pretty lame when it comes to their kids.

They act as though it's an inconvenience.
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, some people are pretty lame when it comes to their kids.

They act as though it's an inconvenience.
For some people it is. And those people shouldn't have kids. Having kids isn't for everyone, and I respect a person who doesn't want kids and actually doesn't have them. And I surely respect people who have them and are good parents, it isn't easy.

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Old 06-17-2011, 01:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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For some people it is. And those people shouldn't have kids. Having kids isn't for everyone, and I respect a person who doesn't want kids and actually doesn't have them. And I surely respect people who have them and are good parents, it isn't easy.
Agreed.

Kids are awesome. Such a blessing in life (and I don't use that word often at all), I can't understand whenever I hear people talk about them like it's a job or an inconvenience.

Hell becoming an uncle was the best thing to ever happen to me. You can't duplicate that kind of love and emotion.
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well, some people are pretty lame when it comes to their kids.

They act as though it's an inconvenience.
Agreed, but to write such a smarmy piece? Mean and I were around a group of parents once and the topic turned to kids and watching television (I'll admit, there are times during the day when I need some time to myself - 20 minutes or whatever just to recharge - and I plop Rowan in front of the TV.) and out of the blue, one woman said, "Like parents who use television as a babysitter? I never do that. That's pathetic! Horrible parenting." I wanted to punch her in the face. That's one small thing, but it's that arrogance I can't stand. We live beside a woman who's a pretty horrible mother to her troublesome son. I hear the things she says, see the things she does. But to go around shooting my mouth off without understanding her story - where she comes from, how she was raised - just wouldn't be right. And I can't stand her even.

Irks me. I'm very irkable today.
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Agreed.

Kids are awesome. Such a blessing in life (and I don't use that word often at all), I can't understand whenever I hear people talk about them like it's a job or an inconvenience.

Hell becoming an uncle was the best thing to ever happen to me. You can't duplicate that kind of love and emotion.
Wayta make me girly.

Sigh.
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i'm a good dad. My kid likes me.
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My kid likes me.
Wait about 10yrs
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Wayta make me girly.

Sigh.
If I ain't gon' do it, who will?
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
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TV is an awesome baby-sitter. Especially for boys.

Everything in moderation, though.
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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TV is an awesome baby-sitter. Especially for boys.

Everything in moderation, though.
I agree, man.

Where else are they going to learn Spanish if they don't watch Dora. hehe
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I agree, man.

Where else are they going to learn Spanish if they don't watch Dora. hehe
My cousin hired a spanish nanny for that. Lol
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Oh, and I think the article is bang-fuckin'-on.

I've never understood how dudes can get up on a Saturday morning, having not seen their kids all week, and head out to the golf course all day. Boggles my mind.
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:14 PM   #14 (permalink)
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from today's g&m. the last paragraph is relevant, i think.

http://http://www.theglobeandmail.co...rticle2063730/

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Whether you know it or not, your dad is supercool. Ironic Ts, craft beers, peacoats, raging, retro bikes – everything you think is cool, your dad was rocking way back when. Brad Getty has been compiling the proof of countless stylin’ progenitors on his blog Dads Are the Original Hipsters.
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But the appeal of the blog isn’t simply that dads were once supercool, Mr. Getty says. Instead, it’s the realization that your dad chose you over being supercool. “One thing I think lot of people haven’t really wanted to realize is that their dad had an awesome lifestyle that he gave up to fully support their kid,” Mr. Getty says. “My parents were awesome, but they gave up their awesomeness so that I could have a great life.”

And that, hipsters, is truly supercool.
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I agree, man.

Where else are they going to learn Spanish if they don't watch Dora. hehe
Agreed.

Where else can they learn how to deliver a perfect elbow drop from the top rope?

But Wu said it best, everything in moderation.

Key to life.
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:17 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I agree, man.

Where else are they going to learn Spanish if they don't watch Dora. hehe
Rowan watches that. I don't like Dora or Diego. We love SpongeBob though and Three Stooges.

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from today's g&m. the last paragraph is relevant, i think.

http://http://www.theglobeandmail.co...rticle2063730/
Ladies and gentlemen, that might have been the most accurate statement in the history of Western civilization and for that matter, the entire universe.

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Old 06-17-2011, 02:45 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Any worries that I had about my husband being there or not being there disappeared when I got pregnant. He was ridiculously and amazingly supportive all throughout my pregnancy and is a kick ass father to our girl.

To all you papas on the board ... HAPPY (almost) FATHERS DAY and thank you for everything that you do. (This statement also applies to Godfathers and uncles.)
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I'm a godfather which is the closest thing I'll ever get to being a father.
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To all you papas on the board ... HAPPY (almost) FATHERS DAY and thank you for everything that you do. (This statement also applies to Godfathers and uncles.)
I still got a long way to go before I'm a dad, but damn being an uncle is amazing.

I remember when the little guy was born, someone told me: "Being an uncle is great, you get to enjoy it all and have 0 responsibility."

I proceeded to call him an idiot and walked away.

That shit is golden. I can only pray to have a big part in his life. (Even though I know I will as me and my sister are incredibly close...me and my brother in law might be even closer)
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