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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #735 on: November 13, 2014, 09:48:44 am »
Do you ever just go watch your kids sleep?

Am I weird for that?

I still do - he's so beautiful when he sleeps!

When he was a tiny baby, used to sneak in to make sure he was still breathing - that's a first-child-parent-fear thing, I think.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #736 on: November 22, 2014, 07:48:15 pm »
In bad parenting news, Cassandra asked if she could play Space Marine on the PS3. I said yes.

She made chainsaw noises as she was chopping up Orks. Next up, Chaos worship at Sunday school.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #737 on: November 23, 2014, 12:31:11 am »
So with Christmas coming up, there have been lots of questions of the boys about what they'd like for Christmas.

For some reason... Timmy's answer is "a rocketship".

What seems so very depressing to me though is that nobody makes toy rocketships these days.  We're sruggling to find something - the best we can do is a toy spaceshuttle, but I feel bad since that's nearly 40 year old technology.

What is the next generation going to dream of if there are no more toy rocketships?  :(

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #738 on: November 23, 2014, 12:59:50 am »
I had a Matchbox Space Shuttle that opened the cargo bay to show the (then new) SkyLab inside.

But yeah, modern space exploration doesn't lend itself to toys, because there's nothing too flashy going on. A Hubble Space Telescope, as awesome as it is, doesn't make for a great toy.


How about this? http://www.amazon.com/Rocket-Ship-Adventure-working-elevator/dp/B002UD26HA
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #739 on: November 23, 2014, 08:18:28 am »
There is always Lego Star Wars. The star destroyer is cool.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #740 on: November 23, 2014, 09:53:20 am »
This looks like a cracking toy, think a mate of mine had it back in the day :

http://www.vintage-toys-for-sale.com/toys/classified/2015?imgdisplay=1

Bit pricey at $150 maybe  :hmm:

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #741 on: November 23, 2014, 02:25:26 pm »
When to an event today for the younger niece, the 7 year old, where her work was one of the few pieces selected from her school for a regional art exhibit.
When it was time to go--

"Thank you for inviting me, sweetie.  Your work is very good, and I am very proud of you."
"I get your leather jacket when you die."


I love her so much. :wub:

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« Reply #742 on: November 23, 2014, 02:28:46 pm »
 :lol:
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #743 on: November 23, 2014, 02:47:01 pm »
When to an event today for the younger niece, the 7 year old, where her work was one of the few pieces selected from her school for a regional art exhibit.
When it was time to go--

"Thank you for inviting me, sweetie.  Your work is very good, and I am very proud of you."
"I get your leather jacket when you die."


I love her so much. :wub:
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #744 on: November 23, 2014, 03:36:22 pm »
So with Christmas coming up, there have been lots of questions of the boys about what they'd like for Christmas.

For some reason... Timmy's answer is "a rocketship".

What seems so very depressing to me though is that nobody makes toy rocketships these days.  We're sruggling to find something - the best we can do is a toy spaceshuttle, but I feel bad since that's nearly 40 year old technology.

What is the next generation going to dream of if there are no more toy rocketships?  :(

What about these things?

http://www.amazon.com/Estes-1469-Tandem-X-Launch-Set/dp/B002VLP67S/ref=sr_1_6/188-2050897-2093323?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1416778064&sr=1-6&keywords=rocket+parachute
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #745 on: November 23, 2014, 05:41:45 pm »
In bad parenting news, Cassandra asked if she could play Space Marine on the PS3. I said yes.

She made chainsaw noises as she was chopping up Orks. Next up, Chaos worship at Sunday school.

Cassandra is a pretty good name for a Sister of Battle, so perhaps it was preordained?

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #746 on: November 23, 2014, 05:54:03 pm »
Do you ever just go watch your kids sleep?

Am I weird for that?

I still do - he's so beautiful when he sleeps!

When he was a tiny baby, used to sneak in to make sure he was still breathing - that's a first-child-parent-fear thing, I think.

Heh, when you reach a certain age, you start doing that with old people.  :(
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #747 on: November 23, 2014, 06:22:18 pm »
In bad parenting news, Cassandra asked if she could play Space Marine on the PS3. I said yes.

She made chainsaw noises as she was chopping up Orks. Next up, Chaos worship at Sunday school.

Cassandra is a pretty good name for a Sister of Battle, so perhaps it was preordained?

She'll be an Inquisitor. Dispensing vengeance and shit.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #748 on: November 23, 2014, 08:01:57 pm »
Ariel drew/made a collage of the toys she wants for christmas. She put a stack of hand towels has a choice. Sold!
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #749 on: November 26, 2014, 04:08:43 pm »
When to an event today for the younger niece, the 7 year old, where her work was one of the few pieces selected from her school for a regional art exhibit.
When it was time to go--

"Thank you for inviting me, sweetie.  Your work is very good, and I am very proud of you."
"I get your leather jacket when you die."


I love her so much. :wub:

Yesterday was Grandparents Day at her school, and they worked on their writing and spelling with a Q & A worksheet--

Q--If you had one wish to give to Grandma/Grandpa, what wish would it be?
A--"To live longer"