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  1. #151
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    Quote Originally Posted by kathleenturneroverdrive View Post
    Clearly you’re driving drunk with your kids in the car on the way to the hospital right now
    I'm actually shitfaced in a Lyft with the afflicted wife next to me... on the way to teh hospital. 'Cause I'm a RESPONSIBLE day-drinker.


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    as good as it gets aka new parent / self mid life - sage mag advice needed!

    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    ok ok ok
    this isnít the get drunk and post thread
    the dads here kinda get the donít get so
    shitfaced you canít take care of the kids
    +1

    That said I believe my children have driven me to drink more often but also mandated more reasonable volume consumption per occurrence. Beer is awesome and helps improve my mood and enjoyment around the kids. ... or just helps me indulge in some relaxed downtime once they are asleep.

    I get Iím not supposed to get shit canned and drive them around or get black out smashed and pass out on the floor by their monitor.
    Last edited by Doremite; 04-24-2019 at 11:00 AM.
    Uno mas

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    Don't parent on ambien then, my wife won't fucking wake up to anything with that shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doremite View Post
    my children have driven me to drink .
    Me too. Way cheaper than an Uber.

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    ^Ha! Canít wait until my kids are that helpful. Now they can just slosh milk all over the floor as they ďhelpĒ clear the table.
    Uno mas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cono Este View Post
    Life does not change when you get married, it changes when you have kids. You are now the lowest priority in the household, but with the highest expectations. if you are at all self centered, or you screw up your job, you will have all the time in the world to go skiing after the divorce.

    Donít ask me how I know.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cono Este View Post
    Wait until your kid tells you to fuck off like mine did at dinner the other night.


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    Karma?

    This explains your attitude and opinions of your posts

    Op, you are now responsible for a human life besides your own. It can be tough at first, by highly rewarding later

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    I'll never forget one time before our 2 year old could really even talk he knew that cleaning up the room could get him something sweet. He came in to the living room and waved for me to come to the nursery he shared with the baby. Went in there and the round plastic toy bin tub was completely buried with toys and trash and a bunch of other shit but the rest of the room looked great. I laughed so hard, then got him some candy.
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Again, great thread and thanks for sharing personal info. a lot of great stories and strategies!

    In fact, ive been out the past 3 days (road bike 2 hours Thur, backcounty snowmobile day Friday with a group, and then a mtb trip to Salida yesterday). Each day, i made sure the reciprocate the time for the wife. The fam came with to Salida and walked around for a couple hours shopping, then lunch along the river...win win all the way around.

    seems like common sense now, but really thought it was not cool to keep getting out. learned otherwise.

    this thread should be referenced for all to be dads/athletes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycology1 View Post
    Again, great thread and thanks for sharing personal info. a lot of great stories and strategies!

    In fact, ive been out the past 3 days (road bike 2 hours Thur, backcounty snowmobile day Friday with a group, and then a mtb trip to Salida yesterday). Each day, i made sure the reciprocate the time for the wife. The fam came with to Salida and walked around for a couple hours shopping, then lunch along the river...win win all the way around.

    seems like common sense now, but really thought it was not cool to keep getting out. learned otherwise.

    this thread should be referenced for all to be dads/athletes...
    Right on! Glad this thread is a motivator. Different world for sure but a fun one if you can accept and appreciate its confines.
    Uno mas

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    Quote Originally Posted by RootSkier View Post
    Can't believe no one has said this yet, but just wait until you have more than one. Then it really gets fuckin hard to do shit.
    Or two at the same time like I did.

    Twins will break the average man.


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    This is deeply urgent shit... howed I missed this thread!

    tl;dr... any of it - well other than keep separate my viscous fluids from odd toed mammals... what a nugget

    eta:
    Looks like OP avoided 10 to 15 year prison sentence (misery) - minimum! tgr

    Take care of yourself and you'll take better care of everything else.

    its inevitable - if you can't learn to fire endorphins and adrenal fluids on your own - fear (hopefully long enough before someone closes your eyes for you) will do it for you.

    Count even the little successes at work in your fluid equations - balance will come easier

    let "how parenting is draining" re-commence
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    I didn’t read everything but I’m 99% sure no one has mentioned inline skating with a jogging stroller. My boy just loved it. Great bang for the buck exercise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cono Este View Post
    Or two at the same time like I did.

    Twins will break the average man.


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    Telll me more. My die is cast.

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    Remember this if anything. A couple years back I heard a podcast host answer a great question. The question was "What's the best thing about having children?" The reply was in a nutshell that it forces you to be your best possible self.

    You are forced to be selfless, give yourself wholly, and do everything in your power to ensure your family is provided for in every way. Sometimes, when things are at their toughest when I'm trying to wrangle my toddler and baby, and life seems to be in complete disarray, I have to remind myself of that. It's really true. I look back on my single or childless days and believe I've 'evolved' as a person thanks to these little turds. Sure, times can be REALLY tough at times, but I've found that I've grown a lot already through it and am much more satisfied as a whole. Wife and I have grown a lot as a couple too. We're far stronger than before.

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    Just keep plugging away. There's only ~7.5 billion people on earth, and they all have some sort of parents.
    Well maybe I'm the faggot America
    I'm not a part of a redneck agenda

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    Quote Originally Posted by wickstad View Post
    I didn’t read everything but I’m 99% sure no one has mentioned inline skating with a jogging stroller.
    Can't imagine why no one has mentioned this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinFromSA View Post
    Remember this if anything. A couple years back I heard a podcast host answer a great question. The question was "What's the best thing about having children?" The reply was in a nutshell that it forces you to be your best possible self.

    You are forced to be selfless, give yourself wholly, and do everything in your power to ensure your family is provided for in every way. Sometimes, when things are at their toughest when I'm trying to wrangle my toddler and baby, and life seems to be in complete disarray, I have to remind myself of that. It's really true. I look back on my single or childless days and believe I've 'evolved' as a person thanks to these little turds. Sure, times can be REALLY tough at times, but I've found that I've grown a lot already through it and am much more satisfied as a whole. Wife and I have grown a lot as a couple too. We're far stronger than before.
    I would say the best thing about having kids has nothing to do with my weaknesses and trying to overcome them.

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    Kill your television.

    It will demotivate you and turn your kidsí brains to mush.

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    Oh, c'mon a little TV is fine. TVs are great for subduing the kids for a bit, and there are plenty of shows on that don't turn them into mushy thinkers. And it definitely doesn't demotivate me, that's when I can get shit done in peace, when that thing turns on I am over-motivated!

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    The little seat with wheels and a circle bump guard tray thing is key. We called it the ring of neglect. Allows you to make dinner.


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    Yeah, we use a "bumbo" for the little one, a little chair we can move around when we need her around but in one place for a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muted View Post
    Oh, c'mon a little TV is fine. TVs are great for subduing the kids for a bit, and there are plenty of shows on that don't turn them into mushy thinkers. And it definitely doesn't demotivate me, that's when I can get shit done in peace, when that thing turns on I am over-motivated!
    I found they usually don't drink bleach and stick their fingers in outlets as much when the TV is on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    I found they usually don't drink bleach and stick their fingers in outlets as much when the TV is on.
    Also, hide the bleach with the remote. That’ll guarantee that they’ll never find it (or anyone else).
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by detrusor View Post
    We called it the ring of neglect.
    Awesome, at our house it was known as the circle of neglect. The bouncy chairs that attach to the ceiling/doorway are fucking legit, too.

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    I'm convinced that the hrs my kid spent suspended from the doorway in his bouncy chair is responsible for the strong pop he now gets off jumps in the terrain park.
    "timberridge is terminally vapid" -- a fortune cookie in Yueyang

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