Proud dads...

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  • 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
  • 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?"

  • 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
  • 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
  • PhanLo0

    • Congrats Adamfaxion
    • District Attorney is a good jobnb
  • 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.

  • 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
  • Danish1

  • mg3318

    I took my daughter to an awesome indoor rock climbing gym in Chicago yesterday. She has been really interested in climbing since watching all of the climbing events in the Olympics, but it only ever climbed on smaller kid friendly stuff at a place in our town.

    She LOVED it. I rented a harness and shoes for myself because I was so envious of how much fun she was having, so it was an awesome thing for us to do together and encourage each other.

    A bigger indoor gym will be open in about 20 minutes from us in January, and I’m willing to bet that we will have a membership there. It was just so much fun.

    • nice :)sted
    • wow! She's pretty high up there on that first shot... pretty awesome for a kid to go all out on a wall like that her first time... what a little badass!PonyBoy
    • Cool activity. Nice!stoplying
    • Oh man, climbing is such rad thing for families to do together...right on.JackRyan
    • Thanks everyone! I climbed once at a gym I went to over 10 years ago, but never did it again because I didn't want to mess up my fingers for playing guitar.mg33
    • I was in my band at the time.mg33
    • She's such a brave kid and I was so happy to see her determination. I like to look for activities that involve problem solving, failure, and persistence,mg33
    • and this has those in spades. I'd love to make it a regular thing, get trained to belay, and really put some time into it. It was a blast.mg33
    • Since we went I've definitely had that "gonna try X next time..." like figuring out a route differently, not fearing a jumping lunge upwards to a higher hold.mg33
    • We came home and watched Free Solo to watch his actual climb at the end. Seen it so many times, always amazed at his achievement.mg33
    • One of the coolest hobbies I took up w/my partner right b4 the pandemic & I need to get over it and touch walls again. I miss it. also best arms ever!shellie
    • That's awesome. I took my daughters a few months ago and they absolutely HATED it lol. Find something else I guess. :)Cosmodrome
    • Nice! Fellow climber here. Hopefully, you learn the skills and venture outdoors too.dorf
    • The best that it's her choice. and yeah opens lots of opportunities not just for her but you (staying fit ahha) :D anyways it helps a lot of build confidencested
    • Awesome! Ive always wondered how they get those giant pieces of gum to stick like that....ArmandoEstrada
    • We have one near us in Raleigh... my son loved doing it years ago (when he was around 7-8)... want to go back and do again, hopefully my 6yr old daughter willslinky
    • We have one near us in Raleigh... my son loved doing it years ago (when he was around 7-8)... want to go back and do again, hopefully my 6yr old daughter willslinky
    • try itslinky
  • HijoDMaite49

    Our last baby is done with High School! :'-(
    Come September she's off to UC Irvine and we will officially be empty nesters! WOW.

    • Congrats!Palindrome
    • Congrats!!!!oey_oey
    • A year and a half ago I was thinking the same thing, our oldest (only one at the time) was off to college... then baby Francisca decided to show up...dmay
    • Congrats!Beeswax
    • wow incredible. I should get started with the whole kids thing. D :shellie
    • congrats hijo!garbage
    • So fucking cool.Nairn
    • @shellie I waited till I was 41. Downside is im gonna be an old ass parent when my little one graduates Highschoolerr
    • congrats dude.. my eldest is only 10.. so a while yet.autoflavour
    • Congrats!Krassy
    • Thanks you guys!HijoDMaite
    • That's excellent, you did it!slappy
    • bravo ! the best.neverscared
    • Mazel tov!Gnash
    • @err - you and me both.
      It was 42 for my partner and myself.
    • Congrats!formed
    • Happy photo! Congrats.Fax_Benson
    • Had our first at 41, second at 43. Don;t think i'd like to have kids much older than this unless you've got bags of energy and dont mind little sleep.microkorg
    • 37 and I feel the time is coming but I already lack energy and love lots of sleepkalkal
    • congrats dudeCalderone2000
    • Congrats! I'm 42, my first is 10 months old. My wife wants another, I'm not sure if I'll survive having two.aliastime
    • congrats and good luck to her :)sted
  • Salarrue9

  • mg3325

    My little guy is four today!

    • Start car shopping because he will be 16 in a few weeks (it'll feel like it)lemmy_k
    • Nice sunglassespango
    • Awwmort_
    • Wordsworth
    • Krassy
    • awww bless..autoflavour
    • Thanks everyone. He got a ton of new Hot Wheels track builders. He’s assisted to his cars, and it’s a fun activity for us to do together. :)mg33
    • he looks like he was born cool :D
      and whos that hairy bloke teaching him how to pick his nose? hehh
    • So lucky...I wish my guys were that age again.BusterBoy
  • Nairn0

    Whoops, apparently it's not a good idea to give under fives tea to drink... haha. Some websites suggest 'under 12', but that's crazy talk for a Northernish Brit.

  • Nairn2

    I keep finding random socks in the bottom of my bag, when I get to work.

    I don't put them there.

    • my housemate finds onionsoey_oey
    • i find panties at random places... not kidding. I'm very much scared someone gonna see it and brand me as a panty bandit.pango
    • for the love of god seriously, it's not funny after the first time.pango
    • hahahahahaNairn
  • wagshaft10

    • U12 Metro champs.wagshaft
    • how old is he? thicc beard already.pango
    • Congrats man! Miss this so much, my son is playing u-13 but they haven’t seen a pitch in 6 months and they haven’t had a competitive game in almost a year :(_niko
  • Nairn5

    Also, we have this stupid thing where whenever she's clearly filled her nappy with shit, we pick her up to go change her and in doing so go "Neee-Naaaw! Neee-Naaaw! Codice Marrone*".

    Now she's at the point where when she shits herself she just bursts out "Neee-Naaaw! Neee-Naaaw! Neee-Naaaw!"

    If we ever get out of lockdown and get her to a nursery, I suspect she's going to be a bit of an odd kid.

    ( * Code Brown )

    • how old is she now?monospaced
    • Two next month, which is both wonderful and terrifying. Need to start potty training!

      She does, I mean - I'm nearly done.
    • Cute! We started potty training our son just after his 2nd, when lockdown started last year. If you want any tips, don't hesitate to reach out.monospaced
    • This book was invaluable for potty training:…monospaced
    • Thanks, I'll have a look!Nairn
    • Good luck with that!stoplying
    • Love that you manage to use an asterisk in thisstoplying
    • codice marrone, love ithans_glib
    • They grow so fast!palimpsest
  • Nairn10

    Daughter is regularly shitting in a potty.


    I am somewhat in awe of how big her jobbies are.

    Without being too .. well, weird.. i change her nappy at least a couple of times a day so I'm fairly knowledgable about the general dimensions of her anus, yet her jobbies look

    I thought perhaps it was simply an illusion against the scale of the potty, so hand-measured one today and nup, it's a proper jobby with a large girth.

    I'm not sure whether to be impressed or massively concerned.


    She'll be 17 in June.

    • I think a 17 year old girl already shits like an adult. weird is the fact that she's still using a potty.oey_oey
    • Moreso her father hanging around her as she does so, encouraging her on gleefully, with clapping and high-fives.Nairn
    • add a bit of wet food to her kibblecannonball1978
    • I may have to reign in the dried apricots.Nairn
    • i lol'd. One should not know the general dimensions of their 17yo daughters anus lolmantrakid
    • lol great endergarbage
    • LOL you got me!mort_
    • ^ on a serious note now, my daughter will be in two days 17 too and dried apricots or canola/rapeseed oil that's organic and not cold pressed work miracles.oey_oey
    • Was mentioning the rapeseed oil really necessary?palimpsest