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    Quote Originally Posted by SchralphMacchio View Post
    If you make it to the Doo, I have a Thule infant sling for the Chariot that you can have. Actually Iíll be at Crescent Lake for the eclipse in 4 weeks.
    I appreciate it. Assuming it isnít just covered in puke stains Iím going to pick one up from a lady tomorrow off of FB Marketplace. Still gotta wait for her head to get big enough for the helmet though. I googled and bought the smallest helmet possible, too.

    Whereís the Doo? Hoodoo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahman View Post
    Yes. For starters, on social media you don't spend hours a day behind a screen pretending to crash cars, kill people, and blow shit up.
    Iím not going to say I think video games have a purely great affect on children - I donít think they do - but 30 years of violent video games popularity has not produced strong evidence that they increase rates of violence.

    https://fortune.com/2023/05/02/stanf...e-thvar-vasan/


    However, social media has been linked to huge increases in youth homicides. There are many cases of online conflict that turns into real violence.

    https://www.propublica.org/article/s...oung-americans

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowsparkco View Post
    I appreciate it. Assuming it isnít just covered in puke stains Iím going to pick one up from a lady tomorrow off of FB Marketplace. Still gotta wait for her head to get big enough for the helmet though. I googled and bought the smallest helmet possible, too.

    Whereís the Doo? Hoodoo?
    Well youíre waiting for her to both have the neck strength to control her head while you are in motion, and for the circumference to fill out. How many cm is your helmet? 44cm? The Schwinn 3D Teddy Bear helmet goes down to the smallest circumference that Iíve found btw, 44 cm. I got ours on Amazon.

    Also as far as the ski kit goes, for one kid less than 2 years of age I preferred the Osprey pack to the trailer. I could go more places with them using the Osprey (side stepping up inclines or breaking trail through the trees for example). Once the kid got over 25 lbs I preferred the ski trailer.

    Yes, Hoodoo is The Doo.
    XC trails there are a fee area but I have an alpine season pass.

    Virginia Meissner is also good for towing the kid around.
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    Kudos for yíall with the anchors to drag around on ski trails .

    My oldest was only so-so enjoying himself in the trailer/sled/anchor. He got cold fast and had his own ideas of what he wanted to do in the snow. My twins were really into it either. Reasonable expectations.

    All were (and still are) into shuffling on skis (starting when they could walk), alpine skiing (starting at mild sledding hills), sledding, eating snow, building snowmen, postholing, jumping off things into the snow, adventuring in the snowy woods, gentle snowball fights, and (sometimes) shoveling. Tasty snacks and warm drinks (usually mint tea) are always helpful.

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    Fatherhood anonymous; an open discussion on being a dad.

    ^ on that note, the Strider or FirstBike ski kit for the balance bike are THE BOMB for young kids. It helped my older kid understand the sensation of gliding and she transferred that to her alpine skis. It gave her something to switch it up to when she got tired of skiing and fruit snacks could no longer keep her interest for the day. And our local resorts are totally cool with taking the balance bikes up the magic carpet. I would also hang it off the handle of the ski trailer and we would ski bike on towing breaks.
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    I keep posting about it, I can't stress enough how gleeful 5yo me was when my mom did a faceplant into deep pow on XC skis with my baby sister on her back. I'm such a dick. My sister woke up from a sound sleep with snow packed all around her and started howling something fierce. My mom was trying to get the snow out of the baby and smack me at the same time because I was laughing so hard I almost pissed myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SchralphMacchio View Post
    Well youíre waiting for her to both have the neck strength to control her head while you are in motion, and for the circumference to fill out. How many cm is your helmet? 44cm? The Schwinn 3D Teddy Bear helmet goes down to the smallest circumference that Iíve found btw, 44 cm. I got ours on Amazon.

    Also as far as the ski kit goes, for one kid less than 2 years of age I preferred the Osprey pack to the trailer. I could go more places with them using the Osprey (side stepping up inclines or breaking trail through the trees for example). Once the kid got over 25 lbs I preferred the ski trailer.

    Yes, Hoodoo is The Doo.
    XC trails there are a fee area but I have an alpine season pass.

    Virginia Meissner is also good for towing the kid around.
    Yup, that little Schwinn helmet is the one. Her neckís pretty strong. Iím going to use the sling for some jogging and get her used to it.

    Meant to get up to Hoodoo last year, but never made it, other than to see Bob Weir.

    I work at Bachelor so usually head towards Meissner or the Bach Nordic Center. The lady I bought the sling from said she skate skied with the double trailer, I was impressed.

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    On the topic of games-- I'm a teacher and my children are 8, 11, and 14. I never really gamed. I played street fighter a bit, but whatever. Never really clicked with gaming. I ski.

    So, I and my wife were quite adamant about not getting a gaming unit. We were wrongly biased. One day before last christmas my wife says: "Our kids are the only kids in their schools who don't have a gaming platform." I replied: "Maybe that's why they're interesting, they have to create other topics of conversation to join in."

    Anyway, we gave in and got a Switch for "Family Game Night." We knew that would eventually stretch into nearly everyday, but thought we'd try to be slow with the transition. And I have to admit my surprise. They are all super engaged, communicating with each other and with their online teams. I've never seen my kids get along so well. I mean, they weren't really fighters before, but our Switch has had very, very positive results. I kinda feel bad I was so stubborn for so long.

    Another change is that they're no longer spending time as vegetables watching brainless youtube videos on the flat screen. I much prefer watching my kids game over seeing them zombie in front of a TV.

    My kids are young, they play Zelda, Splatoon, Mario, Apex, and Pokemon. But they're all involved even when it's just one controller.

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    I just dropped my 4 week old baby. 2:30am carrying him upright after feeding, and then heís on the ground. Fuck me.
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    Climate change deniers should be in the same boat as the flat earthers, ridiculed for stupidity.

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    What else? Tell us more.

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    I sort of want to laugh and make a joke, but Iím not an asshole like Riser1.
    focus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowsparkco View Post
    Bob Weir
    I bailed on that due to smoke! Photos made it look memorable! But I have asthma and didnít want to wear my P100 for the entire show

    Quote Originally Posted by lowsparkco View Post
    Bach Nordic Center
    Chariot is perfect for that Ö unlike the Dooís Nordic Center, Bach doesnít allow kids in backpacks. They made me *walk* through the common corridor with my kid on my back when I was trying to get to Todd Lake while wife and big sister were skiing lifts. Iím still super grumpy about that policy.
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    I'll be there."
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyg82 View Post
    I just dropped my 4 week old baby. 2:30am carrying him upright after feeding, and then he’s on the ground. Fuck me.
    My wife fell down the (deathtrap hardwood w/ metal edging) stairs once while 8months preggo, and then once when junior was 1.5 months old. Babies have been consistently squirming free and getting dropped since the beginning of time and are more durable than we are made to believe. Dont make a habit of it, but dont beat yourself up too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyg82 View Post
    I just dropped my 4 week old baby. 2:30am carrying him upright after feeding, and then he’s on the ground. Fuck me.
    Don't sweat it, there's a reason they're made out of rubber at that age.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mustonen View Post
    I sort of want to laugh and make a joke, but I’m not an asshole like Riser1.
    Come on, he's not an asshole, just some unbelievably lonely fuck that feels the need to post every 35 seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touring_Sedan View Post
    Come on, he's not an asshole, just some unbelievably lonely fuck that feels the need to post every 35 seconds.
    Mostly just playing off of his story of him as a five year old laughing at his mom and infant sibling when they biffed it into the snow. Wasnít really a commentary on how I perceived him here. I always thought he seemed ok.
    focus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustonen View Post
    Mostly just playing off of his story of him as a five year old laughing at his mom and infant sibling when they biffed it into the snow. Wasnít really a commentary on how I perceived him here. I always thought he seemed ok.
    I get it. I just find the constant commentary a bit annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustonen View Post
    I sort of want to laugh and make a joke, but Iím not an asshole like Riser1.
    Ya, that guy is an asshole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touring_Sedan View Post
    2000s era Internet forums annoy me.
    FTFY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touring_Sedan View Post
    I get it. I just find the constant commentary a bit annoying.
    Post more and I wouldn't have to. I'm making up for you slackers. When I'm sick of the furious masturbation, I head over here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowsparkco View Post
    Yup, that little Schwinn helmet is the one. Her neckís pretty strong. Iím going to use the sling for some jogging and get her used to it.

    Meant to get up to Hoodoo last year, but never made it, other than to see Bob Weir.

    I work at Bachelor so usually head towards Meissner or the Bach Nordic Center. The lady I bought the sling from said she skate skied with the double trailer, I was impressed.
    You do you but I would seriously reconsider putting my kid in a seat with a helmet before they were strong enough to be sitting upright without needing support from their arms. At four months I had my kiddo in a chest wrap that supported his head against my chest for any physical activity. I would not have hesitated to do that xc skiing as long as I was keeping things at a moderate pace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touring_Sedan View Post
    I get it. I just find the constant commentary a bit annoying.
    It would be one thing if it was funny but lately itís just nonsense. And a metric fuckton of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaijin View Post
    What else? Tell us more.
    So wife had us go to the hospital nearby. Doctor said no problem, happens all the time. She then told us another dad dropped his baby in the hospital room onto a concrete floor. So yeah, so far so good, except my pride, my wife beat that out of me.
    Quote Originally Posted by jlboyell View Post
    Climate change deniers should be in the same boat as the flat earthers, ridiculed for stupidity.

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    Have a friend whoís first memory was related to being dropped. She was a little under 1.

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    Fatherhood anonymous; an open discussion on being a dad.

    Just had my first school shooting threat experience today. Some asshole posted online that he was going to bring a gun in and shoot another kid. Someone else reported the threat to SafeToTell and school was swarming with cops this morning. At noon, most parents picked up their kids, who were all texting their parents they were scared. Mine included.

    #merica!
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