Proud dads...

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  • mg332

    Nice to see this thread for the first time in a while.

    My daughter will be 8 in January, and when I picked her up at school today she was raving about a neighborhood friend getting her ears pierced. And asking if I could take her to Target right away because she knows the name of the place where they pierce ears. She asked so many times! :D

    My wife showed me something she made at school... she made her own iPhone. It cracked me up. These little things are so special to me, just these pieces of evidence of her personality, skills, thoughts, imagination. I have a box where I keep so many of these things so I never lose them.

    Also, we go indoor climbing every now and then and my daughter is an absolute natural. No fear, and I've got her climbing actual routes now instead of using whatever features she needs. Never gets discouraged, wants to figure the problem out - she'd climb till she passed out. To anyone else who climbs (because I have no gauge of this beyond her) is that good / impressive / skilled that a 7 year old can do it so well? She LOVES bouldering. We've been watching all sorts of videos and documentaries and the other day she said she wanted to go as a particular Slovenian climber for Halloween next year! :D

    Here's my son, he's 5 and doesn't quite have the skills or the bravery for it yet.

  • Nairn0

    Hey Dads, past and present... well, not past, but having had a wee one in the past. er.. that's not a good start.


    Any recommendations for how best to teach my kid numbers and letters? She's bright in many ways, but I'm increasingly worried that she might also be a total moron. She seems to really hate the number 13, and consistently misses it out for some reason. Probably just to annoy me. She selectively recognises letters, but othertimes not. Again - perhaps she's just messing with me.

    Perhaps I'm entirely misjudging how far along a <4 year old should be?

    Asian kids are starting their dissertations at 4 is all.

    • Dont worry about it. All kids are different, My son is 4.5 he learned how to write his name and counting up to 20. I dont know how, he just started school andBeeswax
    • probably behind a lot of kids but he's learning at his own pace. Don't ever compare, I bet she's amazing in her own way.Beeswax
    • https://image.shutte…pango
    • My son (5 now) skipped one particular number all the time, can't remember which one. He's got it down now, but I can't remember when he got it right.mg33
    • Nairn, as said above each kid is different and each has their own things they are brilliant at. My wife is chinese so she's always comparing our kids to othermicrokorg
    • asian kids that are reading in multiple languages, playing piano, playing chess etc. But fuck that - those kids don't have half the creativity and imaginationmicrokorg
    • our kids do. Or the same sense of daring and adventure.
      When they get to school it's all a level playing ground and they soak up learning like a sponge
    • Our 5yo (started school this summer) is learning to read/write and has been blowing me away with little sentences she's trying to writemicrokorg
    • literally went from zero to very competent in a couple of weeks.microkorg
  • Nairn8

    "Get back in the water, you bastard!" Shouts my <4 year old daughter at the predator tracking the cute animal we're following, in the nature documentary we're wqtching

    • lol, stuff like this let’s you know you doing a good job!dee-dubs
    • Good work, I imagine you’re a good dad. :-)PhanLo
    • Haha awesomesausages
    • Look who's back on the front page!Continuity
    • A crocodile?drgs
    • An ancient Koolasuchus. Ok, 'nature documentary' is a bit of a stretch. 'fantastical extrapolation' is more apt with 'Walking with Dinosaurs'...Nairn
    • just looked up what Koolasuchus looks like » scarier than xenomorph.…hotroddy
  • stewart4

    My son turned 12 today. He wants to become a graphic designer. That's all fine boy, wisdom comes with age!

  • microkorg8

    Wee boy (3yo) got up for a piss this morning and the baby seat wasn't on the toilet. Rather than doing the quick task of placing it on, he did his first stand-up 'big boy pee'.

    He came to wake me and tell me quite excitedly.
    The action was completely out of the blue and we've not been trying to prompt him to do this in any way.

    Very proud dad here.

    • Such a great moment. I remember it well.monospaced
    • You’ll be over the moon when he wipes his own bum.shapesalad
  • Gardener26

    and my wee lad turns 18 today!

    • if he had been born an hour earlier we would have had the same birthday!Gardener
    • Smiling faces, beautiful all around ❤Wordsworth
    • feel good thread of the day!cherub
    • Wow! How did you know what to do? Ok, it was your 3rd, guess by then you know.
      Happy 60+1day Birthday to you and happy 18th to your kid!
    • Beautiful family ❤️mort_
    • I took on her 2 kids when they were 6 & 8 so they're my steps,this lad is ours.Gardener
    • I had 40 years of not bothered with kids then get 3 lol, always glad I got travelling etc out of my system before meeting my good ladyGardener
    • delivering babies is over-rated, trick is not to panic and use common senseGardener
    • congrats buddy... that's a great pic of you and your family there :) very cute :)
      we just celebrated my daughters 19th on Sunday :)
    • Congrats and proper!! xoxoxhydro74
  • Gardener45

    my lad's very thoughtful (and cheap) handmade bd card!

    • 60p as I'm 60 today!Gardener
    • d'aawwwwscruffics
    • Happy Birthday fellafaxion
    • Happy 80th anniversarydrgs
    • I think you mean 78Gardener
    • Pricelessmonospaced
    • That is class. Happy birthday!mort_
    • Happy birthday!!! Enjoy your dayOBBTKN
    • Happy birthday, sir!Continuity
    • HBD!Wordsworth
    • lol 60p. Three words: "It's ya birthday"garbage
    • Happy birthday - are you officially the oldest (and wisest) QBNer?dee-dubs
    • When I think of "Gardener", I think of records. So a perfect match! HAPPY BIRTHDAY from Germany!SimonFFM
    • Nice. Assume he found it in a box of second-hand birthday cardsFax_Benson
    • HBD from Chicago! Also— so great.wordssssss
    • you are all so kind, thank you for your kind words fellow QBN'rsGardener
    • HBD. How did I know this was yours before I even saw who posted it.fooler
    • Love this ❤️ Happy 60th!PonyBoy
    • What's on the B-side?
      Happy Birthday!
    • Happy b day! Creative lad you got!aliastime
    • love it! happy birthday! :)sea_sea
    • haha happy birthday!YakuZoku
    • Haha, happy birthday mate. Hope it's a blinder. Could you rip that 45' into MP3 or something for us all to hear?! ;-)Ianbolton
    • Happy Birthday!koma_
    • Lonelypedromendez
    • Happy Happy Brithday, this is all great!MrT
    • nice color choices your kid made!sarahfailin
    • incidentally his present was a usb with jingles he had made for my radio show... and chocolateGardener
  • Nairn18

    Just dropped my daughter off at nursery. We were running a bit late so I ended up hoisting her on top of my shoulders and leg it so that I could there in time. It might not be common knowledge, but it is fucking hot out there today, so despite my only lugging her a couple of hundred metres, I was drenched in sweat. Got in a minute or so early, so had to wait with other parents 'til the doors opened. Put daughter on ground to unpack her bag and she announces, loud enough for everyone to hear "MY PUSSY IS SO WET".

    I couldn't help but laugh, but the weird woman who either works in a local pub or just spends her entire existence smoking outside of it, gave me a less than appreciative look.

    • Oh boy ... lol!monospaced
    • lolYakuZoku
    • ohhhhh boi lolpango
    • front page :)monospaced
    • LOLrzu-rzu
    • hahahaahOBBTKN
    • Yikes! LOLAkagiyama
    • Yikes! I don’t have daughters but I thought they all used cute code names for their girly parts?_niko
    • Is that the word you use at home?monospaced
    • Yes, yes it is.Nairn
    • LOL. That's the funnier part.
      You've only got yourself to blame.
    • Does her mum call it fica?palimpsest
    • Italians have a hundred different names for pussy. I don't what else I'd call it in English. Cute code names are ..weird, everything else is too biological.Nairn
    • 'Pussy is pussy' as I once said to a friend who regretted (or at least claimed to) sleeping with an ugly girl.Nairn
    • Anyway, better than the time my daughter said "you cunt!" to my Dad when he didn't give her something from the fridge. That was a hard one to explain... .Nairn
    • Notwithstanding her entirely correct usage.Nairn
    • Your should tell her not to use that word in public anymore. The proper word is moist.palimpsest
    • Don't know your story, is there no Mrs Nairn involved?sea_sea
    • lolKrassy
    • OMG... : )falcadia
    • @sea_sea - nope I pushed and pushed that surprisingly un-wee creature through my urethra three and some years ago, all alone like some 21st C. Mary (him/it)Nairn
    • #birthing personpalimpsest
    • It's a 'fanny' in this house.microkorg
    • 'My fanny is so wet!' would be as funny, in my book :)Nairn
    • Hahah yup.microkorg
    • LOLsMrT
    • What do Italians call pussy?cherub
    • I heard they call it 'slitta' in swedish. Or another word that means roughly "the trail that snails make"cherub
    • What should she have said instead?drgs
    • When I think about it, Nairn always refers to his other half as "partner"...drgs
    • it shows nairn lolsea_sea
    • Jesus! Haha. Poor lass, as it has been totally boiling today. Stay cool, gang!Ianbolton
    • I've always found it sus that he refers to his baby momma as his pardner.palimpsest
    • With so many options out there: bae, boo, main squeeze, shawty.palimpsest
    • pepepango
  • zaq1

    Happy Father's day!
    Celebrate like before you had kids!

  • HijoDMaite61

    My baby girl is a college grad! :) BA in Business, Summa Cum Laude. <3

    • wow amazing, should be proud. your baby girl is officially smarter than 99% of QBN.hotroddy
    • ^++YakuZoku
    • Congrats!Krassy
    • "Signs your getting old"NBQ00
    • Congrats!Chimp
    • felicitaciones a tu hija HijoDMaite! seguro que tu familia esta muy orgullosa.BuddhaHat
    • thanks guys :)HijoDMaite
    • lol@hotroddy :D not just smarter...
      congratulations! to both of you :D
    • Amazing!!! Congrats! Is it weird that we all get proud for members of the QBN family?_niko
    • Congrats!!!
      LOLL @ hotroddy
    • Fantastic! I have a degree in Bidniz.stoplying
    • Awesome! Congrats hijo!sea_sea
    • Congratulation! It's an achievement for both of you.
      One day my little one will be in those shoes.
    • congrats!prophetone
    • Nice one! You don't look old enough.Fax_Benson
    • Well done mister!Calderone2000
    • congratulations to her and to you for doing a great job man. plus you are looking good and happy!oey_oey
    • Felicidades Hijo, buen trabajo!! Eso si, la chica ha salido a la madre ;)OBBTKN
    • Let this be a lesson to all those that want to follow their dreams. ;-)
      Congrats !
    • How to join the 1% club of QBNdrgs
    • they grow up so fastpango
    • Enhorabuena Hijo, seguro que la abuela está orgullosa! ;-)Miesfan
    • congratz!milfhunter
    • congrats! next generation qbn'ers are coming :pBeeswax
    • Sweet :)Gnash
    • iWoodutopian
    • Awesome. Congrats!mort_
    • Congrats!!fisheye
  • microkorg5

    Myself and son (3) getting changed in cubicle at Swimming yesterday. He asked the following loudly much to the amusement of folk in surrounding cubicles...

    "Daddy, why's your willy got a beard?"

  • mort_0

  • eryx3

    Son 3 and daughter 5.
    Playing duck hunt of NES first time.

    Daughter played first, missed every duck.
    Brothers turn
    Daughter say to brother "shoot the dog!"
    Brothers figures out you can hold zapper against TV and is kicking ass!

    Proud dad for sure!

    • My 7 year old boy is really into NES games I set up on my RetroPie. His favs are 1942 and any other airplane shooting game. Gotta start 'em with the classics!nocomply
    • He also likes to play my favorite game with me, which is Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2. He gets so excited and hugs me when I unlock new levels. It's pretty perfect.nocomply
  • microkorg40

    Our youngest is 3 today.
    I asked him "What does it feel like to be 3?"
    He replied "I don't feel 3 yet."
    I responded "When do you think you'll feel 3?"
    His reply "When I get my cake!"

    • hahautopian
    • NiceGuyFawkes
    • Thug Life ⌐■_■NonEntity
    • I still remember the blue motorcycle I had on my 3rd year birthday cake. :)kaiyohtee
    • Class :)mrAtor
    • deal-with-it.gifKrassy
    • I too have a 3 year old; they giveth AND taketh away! High highs and low lows / precious moments / Cheers @microkorg!!!ideaist
    • Share his photo when he gets his cake.CyBrainX
  • ideaist0

    A night out in Chatham, ON @ The Satellite Restaurant; birthplace of the Hawaiian pizza.

    The "Heir" / Gold / Kingsley:


    The "Spare" / Silver / Sterling

    Loving these dudes more than I can possibly love myself.

  • CALLES16

    Little update here fellas

    • I hope you wrote ANDY on the bottom of his shoefooler
    • Precious my man.

      Life is grand, eh?
    • nope. I was another cowboy. we all wereCALLES
    • :.)Nairn
    • Kids got a fivehead.cannonball1978
    • Fuck off canonballtank02
    • Ouch. That's the sort of joke you can make with a good pal (a friend, 'Irish' was also called 'Fiveheed') but if you don't.. that's er.. not what I would do.Nairn
  • tank021

    So my oldest (3,5) has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Syndrome. So that is some rough news. Looking for some advice or bad jokes.

    I've always seen myself as borderline on the spectrum because I never fit in. Luckily he is of 'normal' IQ, but seeing him struggle is hard.

    I would give my right arm to fix it, but I guess that is some of the hardships of being a parent.

    • accept that he is imperfect, no matter how much it interferes with your pride.
      don’t solve all his problems, help him finding the ways to solve difficult ones
    • Don't get me wrong, I'm very proud of him. I don't mind most of the time. But a therapy session with his therapist and its hard for him, he understands his pathtank02
    • is different.tank02
    • I lived up close enough to know what it is like when these things aren't taken seriously enough and one parent fails to accept and the other gives up everythingsted
    • to maintain the life of that one kid free from disadvantages and failures.sted
    • that is rough sted, my wife and I are on the some track though. He is also being choached a lot, and has his safe spaces at school. Plus he very curious andtank02
    • and socal, and its up us to feed this. Being a freelancers its a blessing to arrange my work schedule around this hours.tank02
    • My mother used to say that it's like having a 4th kid.Think about the long ass hours you're going to spend teaching him basic math, getting him memorizing poemssted
    • While to docs saying the your kid is sitting next to the lucky ones in this diagnosis spectrum.sted
    • Thanks these days this isn't such a shame that you can't tell the teachers, you can get a lot of help, and I don’t think the paths you can take aren't thatsted
    • as hopeless as it was decades ago.sted
    • At age 3 1/2, what kind of signs does he show that made you look into it? My son is almost 4.monospaced
    • Hey mono, well that is the tricky thing, it goes from avoiding the playground, to detail to spec. things, a linguistic problem, rocking motion.....tank02
    • .... but it's a spectrum. there are so many moments he is.a 'normal' kid, but due to stress, those elements come out, its now finding a system to avoid ittank02
    • but like sted says. School actually noticed it second. I already had some ideas. Now the team of pyschs, school help, etc.... the system is good.tank02
    • society is more open to this now. I had ADHD when I was kid, so i threw in to the school trash, Repeating 3 years, 'unhandelable' etc... now its diff.tank02
    • mail me for more info if you want; i also want to help others.tank02
    • Fascinating. You sound like you are geared up to take this on, good attitude. They’re lucky to have a man like you.monospaced
    • Don't think of it as an imperfection or a flaw. Autism is nothing to be ashamed of. Yes, a lot of people on the autism spectrum have struggles that may go alongslinky
    • with their autism but it is not their autism causing it. My son is almost 11 and is high function autistic, had adhd, ocd, tourettes & severe anxiety strugglesslinky
    • My son is also profoundly gifted and has special abilities that come along with his autism (near perfect photographic memory, taught himself how to read/writeslinky
    • My son is also profoundly gifted and has special abilities that come along with his autism (near perfect photographic memory, taught himself how to read/writeslinky
    • when he was about 2 years old.slinky
    • above all, his anxiety is the biggest struggle for him. its tough when he says things like he "doesn't want to exist" & is always beating himself up for thingsslinky
    • tank02, if you ever need advice on anything, feel free to ask. we've seen everything!slinky
    • Hey Slinky. I don't see it as a imperfection. I just don't want him to struggle. I would be nice to exchange stories. My e-mail is bart@coffeeklatch.betank02
  • Nairn2

    My phone keeps giving me Storage Space warnings. It doesn't have a great capacity, but I don't put a lot on there, so I had a quick spring clean and copied off and then deleted all of the photos.

    Going through them I think I now realise why I had so little space - my daughter's clearly been stealing my phone when I'm not paying attention and then taking shitloads of photos. There are literally hundreds of the fuckers, blurry, chaotic, terrible. It's brilliant. Like I've found a secret life...

    • lol! My son does the same thing and it's amazing.monospaced
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