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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2012, 08:15:48 am »
In a couple of weeks time I'm going to our local pub with my oldest and he's going to buy me a beer  :cheers:

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My son has fluid in his ears and I am going to have to pay a bunch to get tubes put in in a week :weep:

My second son is due in August and then I get to do the baby thing all over again.  I am having a hard time remembering what exactly happened last time...it is like I have parent amnesia.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2012, 08:21:46 am »
My son has fluid in his ears and I am going to have to pay a bunch to get tubes put in in a week :weep:

Awww.

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My second son is due in August and then I get to do the baby thing all over again.  I am having a hard time remembering what exactly happened last time...it is like I have parent amnesia.

I noticed it with my sister, and all her friends with 2nd kids:  the first one, you watch your step with every move, the hovering is virtually fascist when it comes to the child.  It's eggshells.
Once the 2nd one shows up, you're like, meh, no biggie.

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2012, 08:32:47 am »
It is definitely like that for the pregnancy.  Last time we obsessed about every step.  Now it is my wife just sorta whining about it and me commiserating rather than this big thing.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #33 on: May 18, 2012, 08:36:34 am »
Totally the same here.

We were super-prepared last time around.  Now baby is due in one month and we're like "you know, we really need to get the baby's room ready"...

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #34 on: May 18, 2012, 08:39:25 am »
I noticed it with my sister, and all her friends with 2nd kids:  the first one, you watch your step with every move, the hovering is virtually fascist when it comes to the child.  It's eggshells.
Once the 2nd one shows up, you're like, meh, no biggie.

First kid drops a pacifier on the ground:   :o "My god! The Germs! Throw this one in the trash or boil it right now!"

Second kid drops a pacifier on the ground:   :unsure:"Let's wash it off real good and give it back - should be okay"

Third kid drops a pacifier on the ground:  :mellow: "Did it actually fall in shit? No? Then shove it right back in that gob"
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #35 on: May 18, 2012, 08:53:29 am »
I went thru this with the pacifier in 6 months.

They will put everything in their mouths anyway.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #36 on: May 18, 2012, 08:55:31 am »
I went thru this with the pacifier in 6 months.

They will put everything in their mouths anyway.

Yeah the main reason I give him a pacifier is to keep him from sticking rocks and plants and random things he finds on the floor in his mouth.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #37 on: May 18, 2012, 09:00:26 am »
I noticed it with my sister, and all her friends with 2nd kids:  the first one, you watch your step with every move, the hovering is virtually fascist when it comes to the child.  It's eggshells.
Once the 2nd one shows up, you're like, meh, no biggie.

First kid drops a pacifier on the ground:   :o "My god! The Germs! Throw this one in the trash or boil it right now!"

Second kid drops a pacifier on the ground:   :unsure:"Let's wash it off real good and give it back - should be okay"

Third kid drops a pacifier on the ground:  :mellow: "Did it actually fall in shit? No? Then shove it right back in that gob"

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #38 on: May 18, 2012, 09:13:23 am »
It's the same with pictures and videos.
My brother has like 1000 pictures of the first three months of his first kid's life.
You'd be hard pressed to find more than a handful for his second kid.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #39 on: May 18, 2012, 09:13:54 am »
I was like how Malthus describes parents are with the third kid with my first kid after year 1  :blush:
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #40 on: May 18, 2012, 09:44:35 pm »
I was like how Malthus describes parents are with the third kid with my first kid after year 1  :blush:

I was like that almost from the get-go with my "first". Twins will do that to a person.  <_<
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #41 on: May 18, 2012, 09:46:00 pm »
My second son is due in August and then I get to do the baby thing all over again.  I am having a hard time remembering what exactly happened last time...it is like I have parent amnesia.

It's the only reason people have more than one kid. :contract:
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #42 on: May 18, 2012, 10:33:58 pm »
It's the only reason people have more than one kid. :contract:

You bitter and burned out parents of teens do not belong in this thread :P

Of course when I am in your shoes you will be all like "my grandkids :wub::lol:
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #43 on: May 18, 2012, 10:52:56 pm »

You bitter and burned out parents of teens do not belong in this thread :P

Of course when I am in your shoes you will be all like "my grandkids :wub::lol:

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #44 on: May 18, 2012, 10:55:59 pm »
Sure Meri you say that now, but when it is your sixteen year old daughter giving you grankids you won't be all so mushy.
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