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Title: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: newplanet7 on June 10, 2007, 09:18:57 PM
Or whomever wants to weigh in on any of the subjects.
I know jimmy is a dad and Nab recently is... anyone else?

???1) Discipline

I have tried a many of ways to do this and many have failed.
I was looking for some feedback on others methods of discipline.

Others who don't have kids can weigh in also. Let us know what worked for you when your parents disciplined you.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Marmar on June 10, 2007, 09:31:54 PM
well...having an alcoholic father who was a drill sgt. in the marines.......a nice stiff beating always set me straight......but then again, look at me now....so I wouldn't advise on using that method......
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jedifunk on June 10, 2007, 09:32:34 PM
how old is your child?

mine is 4, and discipline thus far has been pretty easy...  although, i've noticed that my wife & i have extremely different tactics..

usually, i try to explain why its bad/wrong that he did something... like last night, he broke a branch off of a tree to use as a lightsaber... and i had to tell him why it was not ok to harm the tree... after that, he understood better... and even gave the tree a hug!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: newplanet7 on June 10, 2007, 10:19:41 PM
how old is your child?

mine is 4, and discipline thus far has been pretty easy...  although, i've noticed that my wife & i have extremely different tactics..

usually, i try to explain why its bad/wrong that he did something... like last night, he broke a branch off of a tree to use as a lightsaber... and i had to tell him why it was not ok to harm the tree... after that, he understood better... and even gave the tree a hug!
I have two kids.
Meadow who is 3 in July and Zach who is 5 in October.
I have tried a many ways and the way that I use is similar to yours.
A calm down and listen to me while I explain the reason why it's innappropriate, discipline. I use to raise my voice a few times but...
I found both of them repeating MY behaviors, so that got cancelled with a quickness.                   

well...having an alcoholic father who was a drill sgt. in the marines.......a nice stiff beating always set me straight......but then again, look at me now....so I wouldn't advise on using that method......
I have the same father as you mar. A marine to the gills. He is still a dick to my mom because he knows I won't take his shit now. I had a ton of beatings/verbal abuse when growing up. I went the opposite way of violence so I guess it really taught me something in the long run.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: nab on June 10, 2007, 10:55:00 PM
My daughter is so young (almost 3 months), we're not even into trying to reason with her yet.  Discipline in respect to teaching right and wrong isn't even on our radar yet.  She's not really responsible for her actions yet. 
The hardest thing we've had to deal with so far is not coddling her every time she cries.  She is old enough, it seems, to start playing us for attention.  Needing to be held at her age is a gimmie, but, needing to be held at all times while awake seems excessive to me.  So now we're in the battle to teach her some tough love.  When we know that we've both held her and engaged her in play for a while, her pants are clean, her stomach is full, and she's still crying, sometimes we just have to put her down and walk away to get something done.  Hard to learn for new parents, but parents who've had kids for a while always kinda laugh when we tell them about this.  Any suggestions for teaching babies how to be more independent.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jedifunk on June 10, 2007, 11:23:45 PM
nab - i'll tell ya... we held eli 24/7.. i kid you not.

we were lucky enough to have work schedules that allowed one of the two of us to be with him at all times... and we held him ALL the time.

now?  well he's probably more independent than i'd prefer, but its awesome... he's his own person and loves to do his own thing.

we also had him sleep in bed with us...  up until he turned one.  then he got his own queen sized bed.. lol
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Hicks on June 10, 2007, 11:29:12 PM
She's not really responsible for her actions yet. 

Not really responsible?  Damn dude, you sound like a hardass!   :wink:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on June 10, 2007, 11:49:35 PM
Hold that kid while you can. Before you know it, she's 10 going on 20 and too cool for daddy.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: nab on June 11, 2007, 12:19:33 AM
Not really responsible?  Damn dude, you sound like a hardass!   :wink:

Hold that kid while you can. Before you know it, she's 10 going on 20 and too cool for daddy.

nab - i'll tell ya... we held eli 24/7.. i kid you not.

we were lucky enough to have work schedules that allowed one of the two of us to be with him at all times... and we held him ALL the time.

now?  well he's probably more independent than i'd prefer, but its awesome... he's his own person and loves to do his own thing.

we also had him sleep in bed with us...  up until he turned one.  then he got his own queen sized bed.. lol


When you guys put it like that, I really do sound like a hard ass. :-D :wink:

Just a new parent trying to get it right.  Its just frustrating hearing her cry when I have no solution to her problems.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Hicks on June 11, 2007, 12:46:05 AM

When you guys put it like that, I really do sound like a hard ass. :-D :wink:

Just a new parent trying to get it right.  Its just frustrating hearing her cry when I have no solution to her problems.

Just being my usual self mang.  I helped raise my little brother and sister so I feel like I have a half a clue into how hard it is to be a parent.  I'm sure you are and will continue to be an awesome dad Nab!  :-)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Guyute on June 11, 2007, 07:53:37 AM
I have 2 kids, 3 and 6 on Wednesday.    Its funny how different they are, but also how amazing.

As for discipline, I have made my mistakes.  Too easy, too hard, too loud!!   The yelling seems to lead to them yelling at us later on. 

What I found is needed more than anything else is consistency.  The first couple of times you try something they don't respond.  Whether that be explaining or a timeout.  I have found that both together is what works.  If they are calm at the time I explain before and then do the timeout.   If they are not it is into the room or on the "timeout stair" (when to tired to head up) and then as soon as done I explain what they did wrong and that this was the consequence.  If they get off the stair, the clock starts again.  It was awful the first few times, but now they know and it seems to work great.

Stores, etc, I take them out as soon as they misbehave.  If it is because they want to go home, I take them outside, we stand out there until they calm down and then go back in.  That one was tough at first, but I had to be otherwise they would know they could control our lives.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on June 11, 2007, 08:13:44 AM
Stores, etc, I take them out as soon as they misbehave.  If it is because they want to go home, I take them outside, we stand out there until they calm down and then go back in.  That one was tough at first, but I had to be otherwise they would know they could control our lives.

This one is huge. It's doubly good for restaurants.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jephrey on June 11, 2007, 09:07:38 AM
My wife would say to hold the kid as much as possible.  Before 1 really, they CAN'T learn independence.  Of couse there's a point where I wanted it to happen (much earlier than one year), but it does absolutely nothing for the child to let him/her cry.  Or so I've heard.

I have Jackson 5  :wink: and Ally 2.  Jack wasn't too bad.  I can't help raise  my voice.  I think it is a learned behavior.  If I remember to, or make a point to calm down, the explanation seems to be better than just a don't do that.  For Ally, who has proudly entered her terrible 2s, my wife is pulling her hair out, and I'm not far behind.  She's like a little devil.  So cute, but evil.

Oh, the best thing we found is to give two options...
Do you want to take a bath now, or in 5 minutes?  Kid makes the choice, and feels empowered and you get what you want.  The effectiveness of this slows at the 5 year mark, but we still use it.

J
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jedifunk on June 11, 2007, 09:27:05 AM
Oh, the best thing we found is to give two options...
Do you want to take a bath now, or in 5 minutes?  Kid makes the choice, and feels empowered and you get what you want.  The effectiveness of this slows at the 5 year mark, but we still use it.

J
this is a great tactic... eli still falls for this right now... but i must say, he's not much of a crier or a tantrum kid.  he's pretty calm and can understand where we are coming from most of the time.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: ucusty on June 11, 2007, 01:15:28 PM
i have 2 daughters!  ages 3.5 & 2  they are a handful, but they are also awesome
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Caravan2001 on June 11, 2007, 08:14:50 PM
We're due ANY day now....stay tuned, and thanks for the advice!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: nab on June 11, 2007, 09:10:36 PM
We're due ANY day now....stay tuned, and thanks for the advice!

 :beers: :clap:

Future Congrats

My best advice for the new person is the patented B+B+B method.  We are using breast feeding so our B+B+B stands for Bath+Boob+Bed (it could alternately be bath, bottle, bed).  By setting aside a certain time every day as bed time and repeating this process at that exact time every day (bed time) we made a transition into a set routine within 3 weeks of being born.  The time before that was just a blur.  Welcome to the Jungle.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: susep on June 11, 2007, 09:15:28 PM
We're due ANY day now....stay tuned, and thanks for the advice!

best wishes to you and yours homeslice. :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Hicks on June 11, 2007, 09:57:50 PM
We're due ANY day now....stay tuned, and thanks for the advice!

I've been wondering about that, good luck with the delivery and let us know when the bundle of joy arrives!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jedifunk on June 11, 2007, 10:54:53 PM
wow!  welcome to the pauger-parents support group!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: shoreline99 on June 11, 2007, 11:08:18 PM
4 kids, 2 parents = utter chaos. and we love it ;)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Guyute on June 12, 2007, 07:44:44 AM
Had completely forgotten to mention the giving choices, that is huge, you're right.

Also, routine, routine, routine.  Bed, same time every night.  Same routine to go to bed, same thing for nap.  If they try to break it perceiver. 

I do need to say there is something we have done since both kids were only a few month old and it has paid off, we read to them every night before bed.  My 6 year old is by far the best reader in his class and my 3 year old recognizes words and letters and can spell everyone's name in the family.  It was suggested to me by my old landlord, figured with his "dumb" kid getting a 1520 on the SAT's he must be doing something right.

As for the little devil, its a girl thing.  My 3 year old girl is a terror, but we love her and she is so cute.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on June 12, 2007, 07:54:14 AM
4 kids, 2 parents = utter chaos. and we love it ;)


Wow.

I have two, Althea (11 this month) and Piper (3.5). I don't think we're done, yet.
Might as well, I'm already outnumbered.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sophist on June 12, 2007, 08:47:32 AM
We're due ANY day now....stay tuned, and thanks for the advice!
congrats man. 

BTW, RJ when I have kids and if one is a daughter, I had planned to name her Althea. 
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on June 12, 2007, 08:50:11 AM
We're due ANY day now....stay tuned, and thanks for the advice!

how exciting.
enjoy all the hectic moments...

you'll look back and laugh later...

 :beers: healthy and happy... all 3 of you.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Caravan2001 on June 12, 2007, 10:31:00 AM
Thanks all for the well wishes.  The actual due date is Sunday (Father's Day), but it doesn't seem like she (yes, a girl) will wait that long.  We are having a homebirth, so at least I'll be able to keep logging on to the 'paug during labor!  Just kidding (about the 'paug, not the homebirth....)  I'll post some pics when she joins the planet....could be today, could be next week.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: gimmetela on June 12, 2007, 11:30:22 AM
yes, i like this thread.

as you know, i have gabriel (age 3).  as far as needing to be held, g went thru that at about 2-3 months, and as much as I am a loving mother, sometimes there was just shit that needed to be done around the house, whatever...there was a lot of me making sure he was in a safe spot (in his crib, on the floor on a blanket with toys) and letting him "cry it out" while i took a walk up the street, sat outside, got on the phone....grasped at sanity while hopefully not pulling my hair out at the roots.  and i still use this tactic to this day.  just remember, crying is your baby's only way of communicating, and sometimes they are just having a shitty baby day, and that's how they can express that emotion.  now if gabriel freaks on me (over what I perceive to be something trivial, but it's a BIG DEAL to him, and i need to remember i have no right to trivialize his feelings) i hug him and tell him that it's okay to "cry it out" and when he gets done, he usually looks at me and says, "okay mama, i'm done crying."  and (poof) it's over,  the stress is gone, he's worked through his stuff and we can move forward.

as far as acting up in public, crying in restaurants, i say nip that shit in the bud immediately.  there is a time and place for everything.  if g starts to lose it in a restaurant, we immediately go outside until he can calm down, and there has only been one occasion where i have had to cancel my order and leave.  I CANNOT STAND IT WHEN PARENTS LET THEIR CHILDREN SCREAM IN A RESTAURANT.  if i can't do it, some kid shouldn't be able to do it.  :wink:

i do reason a lot more with my son now that he can understand my reasoning.  he's a bright kid, and he understands what's right, when it's given to him in a clear concise way.  i am constantly amazed at him, and while i don't overinflate his ego, i definitely let him know how special and brilliant he is...

***caravan, CONGRATS, a father's day delivery would be perfect, eh?  good luck with the homebirth, and i hope for an easy labor, and a speedy delivery, definitely get some pics up... :clap:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Guyute on June 12, 2007, 12:21:59 PM
Thanks all for the well wishes.  The actual due date is Sunday (Father's Day), but it doesn't seem like she (yes, a girl) will wait that long.  We are having a homebirth, so at least I'll be able to keep logging on to the 'paug during labor!  Just kidding (about the 'paug, not the homebirth....)  I'll post some pics when she joins the planet....could be today, could be next week.

That's awesome,congratulations, its so much fun.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: gimmetela on June 12, 2007, 12:32:24 PM
I am having a really hard time potty training Gabriel.  any tips?

i am soooo tired of diapers, and i just envision him being 15 on his date and me waiting in the parking lot to change him halfway through the movie...   :|
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Hicks on June 12, 2007, 12:40:48 PM
I potty trained my sister, but boys are a pain in the ace.  Just try and reason with him, diapers are for babies and he's not a baby right?  If you can convince him that it's "cool" to use the potty that can be a great help.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jedifunk on June 12, 2007, 12:41:26 PM
well, we simply stopped using diapers... that was probably 1.5 - 2 yrs ago.  we put him in undies and just had to change alot, but mostly for pee... he had already gotten pretty good at using the toilet in general.

we used a sticker chart system that seemed to work really well... he got to put a sticker on his chart every time he successfully went potty on the toilet... and we really raved when he did (to boost his ego).
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jedifunk on June 12, 2007, 12:43:22 PM
now the part we're stuck on is the bed wetting... which he's getting much better at, but still... its a pain to change his sheets at 1am when he's totally passed out and you need to move him, strip the bed, and put new sheets on...

and i suggest using the under sheet with the moisture absorbing lining.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jephrey on June 12, 2007, 12:43:36 PM
For pee, a skittle or m&m is a good treat for doing the duty, but you should couple that with other stuff.  We did the pee-pee on the potty dance.  Other people claim that you can potty train your kid in a day, by just putting him on the potty every half-hour, and when he eventually goes, throw a party with noisemakers etc.  Make a phone call to a relative that can do a cartoon voice and talk to your child, and make it a big deal.  For poo, you gotta start early.  At 2-3 you'll be able to tell, because you can see your child go to their happy-place to go poo.  Go over there, don't grab them to go to the potty or anything, just put your hand on their belly and explain that that's the feeling of poo-poo and when they feel that, they should go on the potty.

I'm trying all these things with my daughter right now, but not using excessive effort.  We're not looking at everything as microscopically as our first.  We know it'll happen.  And don't discipline for accidents, but a short explanation works.  I'd hate it if potty time was fear-based, wouldn't you?  Boys take longer.  Mine was 3.5, and I'm sure my daughter will be trained by 3, she's almost going now, and not even 2.5.  My sister was amazingly mostly trianed by 18 months!

I hate diapers too.  And expensive.

J
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Guyute on June 12, 2007, 01:51:29 PM
It's all about THE POTTY BOX.  Not kidding, worked with both my kids.

Take a shoe box and decorate it.  Fill it with trinkets.  Little balls, matchbox cars, snack packages, whatever.  Every time they go they get to take something from the box.  For the first couple of days its a novelty and they go 20 times a day.  After that it gets to be normal and in 2-3 weeks they don't care anymore and go on their own.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on June 12, 2007, 03:08:23 PM
cheerios.
seriously.

we kept a baggie on the back of the toilet.
everytime my brother had to go when he was little... we'd throw a few in there and make a game out of it.

hell he's 17, and still talks about it.

:)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: birdman on June 12, 2007, 08:03:50 PM
  Man, you guys are lucky your dealing with toilet training...
  My 10 yo wants her own cell phone, web page, and the new christina aguilera cd :frustrated:.
Not to mention she is beginning to have an interest in the opposite sex...oh good lord , Im screwed   :samurai:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Caravan2001 on June 12, 2007, 08:39:26 PM
  Man, you guys are lucky your dealing with toilet training...
  My 10 yo wants her own cell phone, web page, and the new christina aguilera cd :frustrated:.
Not to mention she is beginning to have an interest in the opposite sex...oh good lord , Im screwed   :samurai:

yeah, I'm not nearly as worried about learning how to take care of a baby as I am about having a tween/teen girl!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on June 12, 2007, 09:39:33 PM
  Man, you guys are lucky your dealing with toilet training...
  My 10 yo wants her own cell phone, web page, and the new christina aguilera cd :frustrated:.
Not to mention she is beginning to have an interest in the opposite sex...oh good lord , Im screwed   :samurai:

I feel ya, man. I'm right there with ya.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Guyute on June 12, 2007, 10:24:54 PM
I feel ya, man. I'm right there with ya.

I already have a quote for window bars.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: antelope19 on August 28, 2007, 04:44:42 PM
Would you tell your kids?

I thought this was an interesting article and would def apply to people aorund here.  I know I'll have to face this one day, assuming I have kids.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20414236/wid/11915773?GT1=10316

Ex-tokers wrestle with telling kids not to smoke
It’s high time for parents to come clean about pot, some experts say

Parents are looking into the eyes of their teenage children and seeing their own past staring back.

Now, a generation of parents who cleaned their weed on “The White Album” are trying to figure out how to keep their kids from smoking pot and finding their efforts as useless as a double album in a world of iPods.

The big question for today’s ex-stoners: Should I tell my kid that I’ve gotten high?

Some parents seem to have forgotten one of the first lessons we ever teach our children: Tell the truth, even when it’s difficult to say or hear. But when it comes to that dreaded conversation, moms and dads are wincing at their past, even if they giggled through it at the time.

“I keep saying to my son, who is going into the music business, ‘Look, you’re going to be confronted with this stuff any day now,’” says Richard, whose son recently turned 18. “‘The day I find out that you’ve tried it, your life shuts down.’”

Richard, who asked that his last name not be published, lives in upstate New York, not far from where he attended Woodstock as a 19-year-old. And though he was sober then, he tried dope later and feels it eventually led him down some dark paths. He absolutely forbids smoking pot, and neither of his two children knows he smoked. If they ever do sniff out the truth — and use it against him — Richard says he would “stress all the deleterious effects” he has seen and experienced.

Experts such as Mitch Earleywine, associate professor of psychology at State University of New York at Albany and author of the upcoming “The Parents’ Guide to Marijuana,” agrees with Richard’s thinking, but would reproach him for his delivery.

“Soft emotions like sadness and disappointment are the thing to share with kids under these circumstances, as opposed to harder, negative emotions like anger,” says Earleywine. Citing a brain study led by psychologist Peter Fried (what are the chances!), he continues, “Then the rational argument follows and includes information about new data that show early use alters brain development, decreases IQ scores and increases the risk for dependence.”

Earleywine, who is on the advisory board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, suggests a parental response along these lines: We didn’t understand marijuana very well back then. It makes me sad that you might harm your brain or not be as smart. I’d like you to have all the advantages you can.

Hypocritical oaths
Among nonsmokers and midnight tokers alike, there seems to be a consensus that prohibition sparks the flame of interest: Tell a teenager “absolutely not” and you raise curiosity. Mix that in with a little natural teenage rebellion and you might as well light the bong for your kid.

“If my daughter ever asked me, I think I’d be honest with her about my smoking. … Otherwise, she’d never believe me, and I think there’s a trust issue there,” admits Paul, a father of an 8- and 11-year-old from Connecticut who asked that his last name be withheld. However, he adds, “I probably wouldn’t tell her how much!”

But telling the truth can corner parents. Struggling to reconcile their own experiences with feelings of hypocrisy, they may have the good-hearted notion to build a rapport of candor and trust by revealing their own experiences. At the same time, they worry it could come back to haunt them.

Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: birdman on August 28, 2007, 05:22:25 PM
 Once they are out of high school, I believe honesty is the best policy.
Until then, i'll stick with "using that stuff wont help you get where you want to go in life"... Wherever that may be :roll:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: redrum on August 28, 2007, 05:24:46 PM
Would you tell your kids?

i wouldn't know cause i've never smoked pot. never even seen or smelled it!

.....and i've been to a bunch of phish shows too. is that weird?
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on August 28, 2007, 05:40:53 PM
Almost unbelievable...
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: redrum on August 28, 2007, 05:45:47 PM
Almost unbelievable...


i'm way too stoned to understand that.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: nab on August 28, 2007, 10:35:54 PM
I believe in age appropriate honesty as well.  I wouldn't necessarily condone high school smoking, but I'm honestly more concerned about some of the places/people she might have to be in contact with to obtain pot.  I think about some of the sticky situations I was in when I was younger (from nervous dealers wielding guns to access to more dangerous drugs in addition to pot) that really makes me question why I didn't get myself in more trouble when I was in HS.   
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: nab on September 24, 2007, 07:04:36 PM
I couldn't decide where to post this youtube, here or in the Random Youtube Blowout.  I think its more appropriate here.

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXg0TSdwtIw[/youtube]
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Guyute on September 24, 2007, 10:16:50 PM
That was great.  I am so sick of that bitch dora.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Caravan2001 on September 24, 2007, 10:23:09 PM
I couldn't decide where to post this youtube, here or in the Random Youtube Blowout.  I think its more appropriate here.

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXg0TSdwtIw[/youtube]

My friend Erin drew the pic that is your avatar....+k for bringing back some good memories...
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jedifunk on September 24, 2007, 11:15:23 PM
no MY friend erin drew that picture ;)

mutual friends rule!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mattstick on September 24, 2007, 11:21:39 PM
My friend Erin drew the pic that is your avatar....+k for bringing back some good memories...

My friend Gord has one hanging in his apt!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: nab on September 24, 2007, 11:31:57 PM
Well, I don't know Erin, but I thought it was still a pretty good pic. :-)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Caravan2001 on September 25, 2007, 09:08:48 PM
My friend Gord has one hanging in his apt!

yeah, and your friend Gord is my friend Rich's brother....mutual friends rule
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: newplanet7 on October 09, 2007, 01:50:56 PM
Mi casa
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u46/newplanet7/mi_casa.jpg)

My daughter Meadow :evil:

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u46/newplanet7/Meadow2.jpg)

Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mattstick on October 09, 2007, 01:53:42 PM
yeah, and your friend Gord is my friend Rich's brother....mutual friends rule

So weird, but yeah - same Gord has that print hanging in his apt.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: newplanet7 on October 09, 2007, 04:46:22 PM
The kids, Zach and Meadow

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u46/newplanet7/MZ1.jpg)






The wife and daughter

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u46/newplanet7/MM.jpg)

Good times!  :-)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: birdman on October 09, 2007, 06:31:08 PM
Cute family, Newplanet.

Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: newplanet7 on October 09, 2007, 06:51:14 PM
Thanks birdman!
-todd
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: nab on October 09, 2007, 07:09:31 PM
Cora having a bath and a dance with dad.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: newplanet7 on October 09, 2007, 07:15:52 PM
 :-)
Nice nabbers!
How's the parental front going?
Looks great from here!
-todd
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: nab on October 09, 2007, 07:18:14 PM
It's going great.  My only job right now is school and parenting.  The money's tighter, but I get to spend a lot more time with Cora, so its worth it.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: newplanet7 on October 09, 2007, 07:21:48 PM
Money is always coming and going 'round these parts.
You get way ahead , and something pops up.

It's all worth it though, easily.
+k mang
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: redrum on October 09, 2007, 09:54:11 PM
todd wheres your new avatar (mmw) (NOT the skittles one, this is a family thread for gods sake!) from?

(& cute fam btw)  :-)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jephrey on October 09, 2007, 10:14:58 PM
The kids on a nature walk.


Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Caravan2001 on October 09, 2007, 10:20:10 PM
Here's our little one, Adeline....she is almost 4 months old now....
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on October 09, 2007, 10:21:36 PM
(http://lh6.google.com/rowjimmy/RwD6KPW1y4I/AAAAAAAAAaE/CqNnmCEfFqQ/s800/DCP_2389.JPG)
My wife, Amy, and our youngest daughter, Piper.

oh, and you guys have some beautiful kids.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jephrey on October 10, 2007, 01:06:24 AM
yoo too
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jephrey on November 03, 2007, 11:24:52 AM
amazing

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uISuvTiTYJA [/youtube]
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: nab on November 03, 2007, 11:51:25 AM
Just what I needed after a long night taking care of a sick baby.   :-D
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on November 03, 2007, 02:53:12 PM
 :clap:
ty for that vid.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: gimmetela on November 03, 2007, 03:36:31 PM
+k for the tears in my eyes...
that's perfect.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: nab on November 03, 2007, 04:58:44 PM
That was so good I decided to give you another k+ to bring you into 200 k.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jephrey on November 03, 2007, 09:34:31 PM
woohoo 200.  Brought tears to my eyes too.  I checked out a few others of his which are good but not like that one.  That's one of those things that makes youtube for EVERYONE.  Grandparents and toddlers and everywhere in between.

J :-D
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: newplanet7 on November 04, 2007, 09:58:32 AM
todd wheres your new avatar (mmw) (NOT the skittles one, this is a family thread for gods sake!) from?

(& cute fam btw)  :-)
Thanks mang!
I have changed the avatar btw.  :oops:
 :-D
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on January 08, 2008, 11:27:02 AM
Baby (prenatal) pictures up on my website:
http://www.rowjimmy.com
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: hoodie22 on January 08, 2008, 11:33:53 AM
congrats RJ! Thats a nice looking boy
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on January 08, 2008, 11:49:36 AM
congrats RJ! Thats a nice looking boy

what she said.

that's so awesome, sir!!
may 8 is soo soon!!  :-)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jedifunk on January 08, 2008, 12:39:49 PM
thats it RJ, keep poppin em out!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: antelope19 on January 08, 2008, 12:44:18 PM
WOOHOO!!!  Congrats RJ!  Looks good!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on January 08, 2008, 12:46:18 PM
thats it RJ, keep poppin em out!
Well, the world's not going to overpopulate itself!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sls.stormyrider on January 08, 2008, 01:18:43 PM
looks just like his dad
congrats :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: ytowndan on January 08, 2008, 02:14:18 PM
Congrats indeed, RJ.   :clap:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: August on January 08, 2008, 02:16:37 PM
Way to be, RJ!
a
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: shoreline99 on January 08, 2008, 02:17:38 PM
congrats, rj. best of luck to you all!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Caravan2001 on January 08, 2008, 10:11:04 PM
congratulations my man......you're an old pro at this by now!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: nab on January 08, 2008, 10:19:44 PM
Congrats RJ.  Keep in mind that soon you and the wife will be outnumbered.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jephrey on January 08, 2008, 10:20:14 PM
way to go.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: tet on January 08, 2008, 10:38:58 PM
Well, the world's not going to overpopulate itself!
:lol: :beers:

congrats rj!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on January 09, 2008, 08:31:27 AM
Thanks all.
+k's all around
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: antelope19 on January 17, 2008, 04:37:14 PM
If I may, RJ:  I saw this, and thought it was amusing, and possibly, something you as a football fan would appreciate.

Quote
So your wife just had a baby boy. Well, congratulations!

So you want your son to be an NFL quarterback, huh? Get it right, Dad, when you name the lad. Here are some tips:

1. Give your boy a goofy middle name.

Think I'm crazy? Ask these guys: Brett (Lorenzo) Favre, Dan (Constantine) Marino, Fran (Abury) Tarkenton, Johnny (Constantine) Unitas, Joe (Clifford) Montana, Peyton (Williams) Manning, Roman (Ildonzo) Gabriel, or Daunte (Rachard) Culpepper.

You get the picture.

2. Come up with a clever nickname for him.

Once again, if you don't believe me then consult the following: "Broadway" Joe Namath, Don "The Magic Man" Majkowski, Joe "Cool" Montana, Christian "Sonny" Jurgensen, "Boomer" Norman Esiason, Ken "Snake" Stabler, "Dandy" Don Meredith, "Slingin' " Sammy Baugh, Norm "The Dutchman" Van Brocklin, Daryle "The Mad Bomber" Lamonica, Charlie "Roach" Connerly, Ralph "Dieter" Brock, Roger "The Dodger" Staubach, Edmund "Zeke" Bratkowski, Jake "The Snake" Plummer, Terry "The Blonde Bomber" Bradshaw, Walter "Bubby" Brister, Russell "Rusty" Hilger, "Scramblin' " Fran Tarkenton, or Earl "Dutch" Clark.

3. Do not make his first name begin with A,C,E,H,I,K,M,P,Q,U,V,X, or Z.

There are no men enshrined as quarterbacks in the Pro Football Hall of Fame with first names beginning with any of those letters.

4. Do consider the first names of Bob or liven it up with Bobby.

If you don't think this is a good idea, then check with any of these former or present NFL quarterbacks

Bob Avelinni
Bob Berry
Bob Bleier
Bob Celeri
Bob Clatterbuck
Bob Davis
Bob DeMoss
Bob Gagliano
Bob Gamold
Bob Griese
Bob Lee
Bob Naponic
Bob Ptacek
Bob Scrabis
Bob Schweickert
Bob Trocolor
Bob Waterfield
Bob Waters
Bob Williams
Bobby Douglass
Bobby Garrett
Bobby Hebert
Bobby Lane
Bobby Scott
Bobby Thomason

5. Naming your son John (or some similar derivative) also gives him a better chance of being an NFL signal-caller.

If you doubt the soundness of this advice, please contact:

John Beck
John Borton
John Brodie
John Elway
John Fourcade
John Friesz
John Huarte
John Hufnagel
John Rauch
John Reaves
John Roach
John Walton
Johnny Green
Johnny Lujack
Johnny Unitas
Jon Kitna
Jonathan Quinn

Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on January 17, 2008, 05:51:18 PM
Wow.
So Jonathan Jerome is sounding better and better...
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Igbo on January 17, 2008, 06:10:49 PM
Congrats homie!!!

(http://www.nndb.com/people/676/000022610/foxworthy-crop.jpg)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Guyute on January 18, 2008, 02:07:26 AM
Don't know how I missed this thread, congrats!!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: antelope19 on January 18, 2008, 01:15:57 PM
Wow.
So Jonathan Jerome is sounding better and better...

 :-D
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on March 03, 2008, 09:43:13 AM
(http://www.bourbonstreet-tokyo.com/bourbon_street/contents/bar/cigars/images/cigars)

Have one on me, everyone--shit, take a whole handful. I'm feeling lordly, bountiful and munificent.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Caravan2001 on March 03, 2008, 09:56:32 AM
Congrats man- having experienced the miracle of birth for the first time myself in the last year, all I can say is it's the best.  And it keeps getting better.  Sending much love and positive vibes to you and your family!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: antelope19 on March 03, 2008, 09:59:34 AM
WOOHOO, congrats.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: redrum on March 03, 2008, 10:08:30 AM

Jonathan Jerome


love it.

congrats bro!


:beers:










Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: shoreline99 on March 03, 2008, 10:14:57 AM
WOOHOO, congrats.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jedifunk on March 03, 2008, 11:08:37 AM
congrats!  more lil paugies runnin round!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on March 03, 2008, 11:11:51 AM
well, the little guy is not due til May but... we're getting excited.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on March 12, 2008, 08:39:55 AM
I'm not sure, rj, but I think we might have crossed signals up above there. But like I said, you're my hero today, so screw it. In fact...
(http://www.bourbonstreet-tokyo.com/bourbon_street/contents/bar/cigars/images/cigars)

Have one on me, everyone--shit, take a whole handful. I'm feeling lordly, bountiful and munificent.

And, now that I can post pics again, I'd like to introduce you all to Eleanor Marsail Stich, D.O.B. February 29, 2008; 6 lb., 15oz.; 19.5in. In her father's eyes, perfect:

(http://)

Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: birdman on March 12, 2008, 08:55:54 AM
Wow, A leap day baby....Awesome
Congrats, Dad.
She looks perfect to me, too
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: antelope19 on March 12, 2008, 08:57:06 AM
Congrats!  What a beautiful baby!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jedifunk on March 12, 2008, 09:27:31 AM
three cheers!  quite the tuft of hair already... my son was super bald for months...  she's very cute

congrats on the highest level... only the 9/14/99 Bag is better than kids ;)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on March 12, 2008, 09:42:21 AM
 :clap:

Wow, I think I missed the part where you guys had actually had the baby.
Congrats, she's beautiful.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on March 12, 2008, 09:47:06 AM
Yeah, I wanted to hold off on the true announcement until I could post a picture (so you see why I'm especially grateful, rj). I just snuck in that cigar jpg when we came home last weekend.

Thanks for the good wishes, all. We're not getting much sleep, but we're sure enjoying the ride.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Caravan2001 on March 12, 2008, 09:48:09 AM
congrats again- she's beautiful!  Daughters rock!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: nab on March 12, 2008, 10:24:48 AM
Congrats man.  Daughters do rule.  Mine will be a year old this weekend, it goes fast, enjoy it. :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on March 12, 2008, 01:24:30 PM
We are--we most certainly are. And I take my duties as a parent and educator seriously, as you can see here (check the background):

(http://)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on March 12, 2008, 01:30:17 PM
SHE IS GORGEOUS!

you two make a beautiful baby!
congratulations on the new addition :)

hope some rest finds you&the lady soon  :wink:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: shoreline99 on March 12, 2008, 01:48:03 PM
congrats again- she's beautiful!  Daughters rock!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: birdman on March 12, 2008, 02:46:39 PM

hope some rest finds you&the lady soon  :wink:

I'd say it'll find them in about 18 years....
be strong, it goes by  too fast
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on March 12, 2008, 03:30:30 PM
It does go by quickly.
my girls are already 4 & 11.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: ytowndan on March 12, 2008, 03:32:43 PM
Congrats bro!   :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: hoodie22 on March 12, 2008, 07:49:30 PM
CONGRATS!!! She is adorable!!
Babies are awesome and Daughters totally rule.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on March 12, 2008, 07:52:22 PM
Thanks, everyone--we're loving it. Her paternal grandparents just left after hanging out all afternoon and making us dinner. Good to have my folks here, good to be in the quiet of just the three of us again. It's like a blissful little cocoon; I know it'll change over and over again as she grows. Loving it, just loving it all. The good wishes are received and appreciated.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sls.stormyrider on March 12, 2008, 07:59:17 PM
just saw this
congrats
 :beers:
she's beautiful
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Mr Minor on March 14, 2008, 08:51:24 AM
Congrats to all of you who just had or are soon to have a baby.

My wife and I have a 2 year old boy, Carson, (Ides of March baby, 3-15) and a daughter on the way, due in June.
RJ, I have to apologize because we are going with Piper as a name...but we were going to name the first one that if it was a girl, so I don't mean to tread on your name.  But I love the name Althea, too.  I was pushing for Cassidy, but it might be a middle name.

Kids are great!  Man, I am tired...
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jedifunk on March 14, 2008, 09:14:50 AM
nice... my birthday is tomorrow too! 

BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH! ;)  (my poor parents)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: nab on March 14, 2008, 09:23:36 AM
My daughter's birthday is on Sunday the 16th.  1 year old already.  She was born 20 mins before St. Patty's day.  That would have really tickled this Irish Catholic but I couldn't get my wife to hold out any longer (to be sure I wasn't even brave enough to try asking her  :lol:).

Happy Birthday to all.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Mr Minor on March 14, 2008, 09:54:21 AM
nice... my birthday is tomorrow too! 

BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH! ;)  (my poor parents)

At least your parents didn't name you Julius Caesar!

Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sls.stormyrider on March 23, 2008, 10:28:23 AM
just saw this on another site.
some fun and interesting gift ideas

http://www.tshirthell.com/babyhell.shtml
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: gimmetela on October 29, 2008, 12:01:26 PM
bump.
my homeskillet.
then, my homeskillet n me.

(i kinda look like a turtle in that one.  sweeeet.)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jedifunk on October 29, 2008, 12:07:45 PM
our little master jedi

(http://photos-192.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v361/22/56/704831192/n704831192_1454198_3696.jpg)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: gimmetela on October 29, 2008, 12:14:14 PM
nice!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Mr Minor on October 29, 2008, 12:15:25 PM
our little master jedi

(http://photos-192.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v361/22/56/704831192/n704831192_1454198_3696.jpg)

I can't see facebook photos at work but I love the look on his face in your avatar...
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jedifunk on October 29, 2008, 12:28:11 PM
oh, i didn't realize that the link wouldn't work... sorry.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Mr Minor on October 29, 2008, 01:36:42 PM
No prob.  I got it now.  Cool light saber!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jedifunk on October 29, 2008, 02:30:00 PM
yeah, thats one of 5 lightsabers that he has
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: MiamiPhish on October 29, 2008, 03:12:42 PM
yeah, thats one of 5 lightsabers that he has
are they real?
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Mr Minor on October 29, 2008, 03:13:48 PM
yeah, thats one of 5 lightsabers that he has

I would so battle my son if he had lightsabers.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jedifunk on October 29, 2008, 03:49:27 PM
real in what sense?

and minor... we regularly have battles.  he's really good with 2 sabers at once too... the force is strong with him ;)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on March 23, 2009, 01:02:56 PM
Bump with a purpose--

In anticipation of getting SPAC tickets, I'd love to read whatever you all think about taking a little one (~18 months this summer) to shows.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Mr Minor on March 23, 2009, 01:09:40 PM
Bump with a purpose--

In anticipation of getting SPAC tickets, I'd love to read whatever you all think about taking a little one (~18 months this summer) to shows.

Check out this thread.  Good points either way.

http://week4paug.net/index.php?topic=10125.msg190730#msg190730

To quote myself:
I think there are good and bad points to this idea.  Some which have both already been pointed out, but I will reiterate:

Good: 
Kids love music.   They can dance, have fun, etc.  There could be a group of parents and children that can enjoy the show together, which could be cool.

Bad:
Can you really enjoy the show or will you be thinking about the baby and how loud it is, the smoke, etc?
Can the baby be alright through three hours of a show?  Lots of stimulation can overload the child.  If you have to leave the show, is it worth it to go and not see/listen to the whole thing?  Is this an appropriate environment to have your kids in?  (these are obviously different for each parent and their own opinions)


I personally feel as though I wouldn't want to bring my kids to shows until they are old enough to take care of the themselves and I can enjoy the show (although I will still prolly worry about them regardless of age).  When I am at a show, I want to be able to do whatever I want without the responsibility of worrying about a child.   I want to be able to party before the show in the lot, puff some in the show, and get a little crazy without the responsibility of a child.  Of course, I don't feel comfortable with having my kids around drugs, although that doesn't mean everyone at a phish show is a druggie, but I think you know what I am talking about.

For some people this will work wonderfully and others it won't.  It depends on the child and the mindset of the parent.  It could be great but it could be a headache.

You could always try something close to your home that offers a similar environment as a test run.  If it works, run it.  If not, at least you know before you drop the cash and time on tour and have a bad experience.

Just my $0.02



Notice my reasons for yes are much fewer than my reasons for no. ;)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: khalpin on March 23, 2009, 01:11:47 PM
Bump with a purpose--

In anticipation of getting SPAC tickets, I'd love to read whatever you all think about taking a little one (~18 months this summer) to shows.
I wouldn't if I were you.  It's one thing if you're going to see Chicago or something and had lawn seats, but it's gonna be sold out and there will be wasted people walking around with lit cigarettes and stuff like that.  Just a lot of potential for a bad scene.

My advice, spring for a sitter.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on March 23, 2009, 01:32:22 PM

Check out this thread.  Good points either way.

http://week4paug.net/index.php?topic=10125.msg190730#msg190730



Thanks guys! I knew there was a discussion a while back, but once I determined it wasn't in this thread I was lost.

SPAC is close to home for us--2 hours from home, and just 1 hour from a place we can stay free. It also has a huge park extending back from the lawn, which makes it one venue I think I could feel comfortable with. And as far as partying goes, well, by then I'll have been to at least 5  :phish: shows already this year. So it'll depend on our comfort and Ellie's general attitude as the summer goes along.... If we get tix, today I'd bet that we'll go for it.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on March 23, 2009, 01:46:40 PM
For me it comes down to this.

If you have to leave early, how unhappy will you be?
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: birdman on March 23, 2009, 01:51:16 PM
I took my oldest daughter to three shows when she was <2.
 I had to leave the last one early.
I never took her again.

It was fun having her around, but its way more effort.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Ri©h on March 23, 2009, 05:12:29 PM
Bump with a purpose--

In anticipation of getting SPAC tickets, I'd love to read whatever you all think about taking a little one (~18 months this summer) to shows.

I was having a chat about this yesterday, if I recall. ;)

Bro, don't do this. In all honesty it's not the atmosphere for a toddler. Drugs, freaks, lot rats and a rock concert for a child that young? Do you really want to expose your kids to something that crazy at such a young age? Look, it's just one man's opinion, but I've seen children at shows and in the lot and it's just not an environment for them. That's adult time.

My half penny.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jedifunk on March 23, 2009, 06:19:47 PM
i think i've chimed in before... BUT eli is gonna be 6 next month...

AND is DEFINITELY going to shoreline.... he's the bomb, and loves to dance to phish, and this will be the best show for him to go to (vs the gorge & alpine).  plus there are going to be about 25 of our best friends who will finally get to meet him, so its a win all around for us.

the timing is right for us... finally
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on March 27, 2009, 02:01:39 PM
Shit, what about ticketing for an 18 month old? That could definitely be a factor...
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: birdman on March 27, 2009, 02:03:38 PM
Shit, what about ticketing for an 18 month old? That could definitely be a factor...
I think "lap babies" are usually free.
I never paid for my daughter at the few shows we took her to.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on March 27, 2009, 02:04:34 PM
Yeah, I guess I better check w/ SPAC.

Edit: Yes, I have rudimentary knowledge of the interwebs.

http://www.spac.org/groundrules.cfm (http://www.spac.org/groundrules.cfm)

Quote
Children under 2 years admitted free to all events. If adults have inside seats they may sit in the adult patrons lap but may not utilize an additional seat unless purchased for them.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Mr Minor on March 27, 2009, 02:05:46 PM
Shit, what about ticketing for an 18 month old? That could definitely be a factor...
I think "lap babies" are usually free.
I never paid for my daughter at the few shows we took her to.

Not to be confused with lap dances.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: birdman on March 27, 2009, 02:09:13 PM
Shit, what about ticketing for an 18 month old? That could definitely be a factor...
I think "lap babies" are usually free.
I never paid for my daughter at the few shows we took her to.

Not to be confused with lap dances.
They are similar...you can end up with a mess in your lap either way. :evil: :roll:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Mr Minor on March 27, 2009, 02:09:28 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: WhatstheUse? on March 27, 2009, 02:37:21 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: keeb333 on March 29, 2009, 11:30:38 AM
We took our oldest to his first show when he was almost 5...summer, outdoors (Walnut Creek '03), camped afterwards.  It was a ball!!  He had a blast, loved the music.  He got a little tired by the end, but we were near the back of the lawn where it was less crowded, and we had brought a big blanket for him to lie down.  It was a great time!  He'll be 11 this summer, remembers going the first time, and can't wait to see them again!

I wouldn't take a young child to an indoor show, but outdoors should be cool.  My advice would be to stay where it's not very crowded, and you guys should be fine!  Have fun!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Caravan2001 on March 29, 2009, 12:25:39 PM
We will be needing to take our 2 year old to the first Gorge show because we are leaving for vacation the next day and driving back to Portland adds 4-5 hours of driving back in the direction we came.  She should be fine and the Gorge should not be too hectic, as long as we stay away from the campground.....We took her to the Mike Gordon show on my birthday last year at battery park and she raged it.  Stayed up till midnight and just danced and ran around the whole show, so it should be cool...
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on March 29, 2009, 12:43:46 PM
We will be needing to take our 2 year old to the first Gorge show because we are leaving for vacation the next day and driving back to Portland adds 4-5 hours of driving back in the direction we came.  She should be fine and the Gorge should not be too hectic, as long as we stay away from the campground.....We took her to the Mike Gordon show on my birthday last year at battery park and she raged it.  Stayed up till midnight and just danced and ran around the whole show, so it should be cool...

Yeah, that's exactly what I'm hoping for at SPAC. If we decide against it, though, we've got four grandparents w/in a couple of hours of Saratoga.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on March 29, 2009, 02:03:04 PM
The biggest thing in a GA/Lawn type setup is being willing to stay back out of the denser crowd. Unless, of course, you have a large, kid-friendly, crew who can pitch in and share the responsibility of corralling the kids.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Caravan2001 on March 29, 2009, 02:43:10 PM
The biggest thing in a GA/Lawn type setup is being willing to stay back out of the denser crowd. Unless, of course, you have a large, kid-friendly, crew who can pitch in and share the responsibility of corralling the kids.

yeah, we will be way back...At the big festivals, we have always set up a roped off area in front of the stacks, and that has always been great for the kiddies, but I don;t know about roping off an area at the Gorge!  It is also a little easier when you have a group of 50+ people to actually need to rope off an area.  I think if we roped off an area for 3 people it would be kind of weird!!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on March 29, 2009, 02:44:32 PM
We'll be with a monster big crew, almost all related to our daughter by blood or marriage, and she'll be the only child with us. And most everyone in our group except for my wife & baby will also have seen several show already this year. Then you've got SPAC allowing strollers in, and the park back of the lawn... I think we're more than adequately covered should we decide to bring her.

I more than appreciate all the input. Week4paug.net rules--gotta get me a couple of those shirts.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: willsteele on April 06, 2009, 12:27:03 PM
Any of you parents ever play music for your unborn babies? 

I've been getting into listening to music with my unborn son.....Miles Davis, Phish, Beatles.  Not sure if there are any benefits to it or not but I figure its never too early to start him on the right track.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on April 06, 2009, 12:33:00 PM
^^^All the time. Now, though, it's almost 100% kids' music. Apparently (read: according to the parenting books my wife has read and I haven't) loud, hectic rock music isn't good for my baby's development.

I do get in a fair amount of mellow  :syf: though.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: willsteele on April 06, 2009, 12:44:40 PM
Yeah I try to keep it pretty low key and chill.  I found these great cds of lullaby versions of Beatles, and various other artists, songs.  Really cool stuff. 

So you did it before the baby was born too then huh? 
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on April 06, 2009, 12:54:59 PM
Yeah, and during pregnancy we played a lot more cool adult music. Now like I said it's mostly kids' stuff. Elizabeth Mitchell is great for that, though--very mellow & pleasant.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: willsteele on April 06, 2009, 04:17:01 PM
Word.  My wife noticed alot of movement in there when I played set 2 from 12/2/97.  I'm gonna save the hectic rock for a couple years down the road.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on April 06, 2009, 05:05:04 PM
Pffft

Don't hold back!
Keep the volume sensible, of course but don't restrict yur children to a select menu of music. My kids listen to what I listen to.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: willsteele on April 06, 2009, 05:09:19 PM
...My kids listen to what I listen to.

Thats the sinister plan.  ha   

I actually stay away from the loud, fast, ragin guitar stuff for my wife's sake.  I know my boy can handle it.  He seems to be most active at night so we keep it mellow while we listen in bed.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on April 06, 2009, 08:25:33 PM
Pffft

Don't hold back!
Keep the volume sensible, of course but don't restrict yur children to a select menu of music. My kids listen to what I listen to.

Well, yeah--that's my philosophy, too. But with two of us voting, I usually lose.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: nab on April 06, 2009, 08:26:22 PM
Pffft

Don't hold back!
Keep the volume sensible, of course but don't restrict yur children to a select menu of music. My kids listen to what I listen to.


Word


That's how I was introduced to music, why shouldn't it work for the kids.

I don't buy that Baby Einstein bull.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: PhishPhan on April 06, 2009, 08:38:34 PM
Pffft

Don't hold back!
Keep the volume sensible, of course but don't restrict yur children to a select menu of music. My kids listen to what I listen to.

I can understand a few Phish songs that kids might like that aren't incredibly hectic. Contact could be a kids tune...?
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on April 06, 2009, 08:41:33 PM
Oh, yeah. Contact, Bathtub Gin off the album, sure--plenty of material. It's not like a ban, just a general aversion.

Her vote + my vote = me losing  :roll:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: PhishPhan on April 06, 2009, 08:49:48 PM
That's why I avoid the ladies...:D Just kidding?
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: nab on April 06, 2009, 10:06:00 PM
Oh, yeah. Contact, Bathtub Gin off the album, sure--plenty of material. It's not like a ban, just a general aversion.

Her vote + my vote = me losing  :roll:


There is always daddy/daughter Thursdays, right. 
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: willsteele on April 06, 2009, 10:58:18 PM
Her vote + my vote = me losing  :roll:

I feel you on that. 

But for some reason I am allowed few precious things to have control over, well, a majority say in really... one of them being music.  Thank goodness because otherwise there would be some really awful crap being played.  She may not like it, but she can respect it.  Thanks wife. 
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: nab on April 06, 2009, 11:09:16 PM
When I first moved in with my wife we shared music space on a boombox.  Now that I have built a decent system with full audio, visual, and computer integration, I rule the sounds in the house.  She always knows that she can throw in a cd whenever she wants, but she owns maybe 80 or 90 cds worth total. 
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on April 07, 2009, 12:01:20 AM
My wife married the music collection too. Her vote isn't that powerful.

Whoever mentioned 'hectic jams': Phish isn't playing anything more complex than some of Mozart's best works.

Let shit get weird, it engenders imagination. Don't discourage experimentation.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on April 07, 2009, 08:52:13 AM
Oh, yeah. Contact, Bathtub Gin off the album, sure--plenty of material. It's not like a ban, just a general aversion.

Her vote + my vote = me losing  :roll:


There is always daddy/daughter Thursdays, right. 

That there is--plus a rare dad-daughter Tuesday, today.  :-)

And rj, trust me, you're preaching to the choir here:
My wife married the music collection too. Her vote isn't that powerful.

Whoever mentioned 'hectic jams': Phish isn't playing anything more complex than some of Mozart's best works.

Let shit get weird, it engenders imagination. Don't discourage experimentation.

The way I was using the term, it's the set of timbres and loud overtones that make good rock jams 'hectic,' as opposed to the complexity of the composition. I'd associate 'complexity' more with number of notes, level of syncopation, number of chords, changes in harmonic structure, etc.--and here the Mozart comparison is dead-on, I'd say.

Edit: Cue 7-25-03 "Kung"
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on April 07, 2009, 09:56:43 AM
Have you even been in a kindergarten class during playtime?
Kids can handle chaotic noise.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on April 07, 2009, 10:35:13 AM
Dude, I know! This stuff about the playlist at our home is all about choosing my battles on the homefront, not whether or not my kid can handle the noise--in fact, she's screeching out an "I need a nap and I hate everything" solo jam right now.

My little digression there about what makes music 'hectic' was just that--a digression, only tangentially related to the conversation about kids & music.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: willsteele on April 07, 2009, 11:21:12 AM
My wife shits on Kung, vaccuum solos, schreeching noises of any kind and the like.  Therefore I leave them out entirely.  Strictly for her sake.

Wonder if there has ever been any studies about music and fetal development.  There are studies about music and plants so there would have to be I would think.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on April 07, 2009, 12:26:44 PM
My wife has no vote on music.

You guys are screwed. How could you cede that sort of power?
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Igbo on April 07, 2009, 12:42:12 PM
My wife has no vote on music.


Harumph!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on April 07, 2009, 12:51:46 PM
My wife has no vote on music.

You guys are screwed. How could you cede that sort of power?

You've placed the answer before the question, sir.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on April 07, 2009, 12:52:56 PM
Life is too long to have to compromise on music.







/hopefully
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: willsteele on April 07, 2009, 01:45:57 PM
Ha..  She has no control over music in my household.  Clothes, medicine, food...  fine.  Take it.  Music?  Hell no.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Play_It_Leo on April 09, 2009, 10:19:20 PM
My wife shits on Kung, vaccuum solos, schreeching noises of any kind and the like.  Therefore I leave them out entirely.  Strictly for her sake.

Wonder if there has ever been any studies about music and fetal development.  There are studies about music and plants so there would have to be I would think.

I've joined that club as well. I can listen to as much  :phish: as I want, but I have to plan ahead and skip some of their weirder, goofier, more experimental moments.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Mr Minor on April 09, 2009, 10:21:01 PM
So pretty much everything?  :-P
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jephrey on April 14, 2009, 10:57:37 PM
Phish is my relaxation time away from family and with friends and for that reason I probably wouldn't bring Jack (7).  However, I'd bring him and Ally (8 days till 4) to some other kind of show.  Eventually I'll bring my son with to Phish, I'm just not ready to be tied down AT ALL yet.  If I want to roam the lot, start talking to strangers, drink beers, etc, I don't want any other responsibility.

On the other hand, as a family, I could see how it'd be alright.  But as others mentioned, especially sub 2 years old, you have to be prepared to leave early.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Ri©h on April 15, 2009, 12:14:25 PM
My wife shits on Kung, vaccuum solos, schreeching noises of any kind and the like.  Therefore I leave them out entirely.  Strictly for her sake.

Wonder if there has ever been any studies about music and fetal development.  There are studies about music and plants so there would have to be I would think.

I've joined that club as well. I can listen to as much  :phish: as I want, but I have to plan ahead and skip some of their weirder, goofier, more experimental moments.

I used to do that until my 3 year old daughter heard the vocal jam from the 3/6 YEM. She commented that "they sing silly" and proceeded to prance around to it. I figured if she can get down to a vocal jam as weird as that one she'll be just fine with Phish.  :-D
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Play_It_Leo on April 15, 2009, 12:29:08 PM
My wife shits on Kung, vaccuum solos, schreeching noises of any kind and the like.  Therefore I leave them out entirely.  Strictly for her sake.

Wonder if there has ever been any studies about music and fetal development.  There are studies about music and plants so there would have to be I would think.

I've joined that club as well. I can listen to as much  :phish: as I want, but I have to plan ahead and skip some of their weirder, goofier, more experimental moments.

I used to do that until my 3 year old daughter heard the vocal jam from the 3/6 YEM. She commented that "they sing silly" and proceeded to prance around to it. I figured if she can get down to a vocal jam as weird as that one she'll be just fine with Phish.  :-D

Awesome. Yeah, I'm determined my 2.5 year old daughter will be a phan. She already sings Gotta Jibboo and makes my wife put it on at home sometimes. I'll have to start her on some vocal jams soon  :-D
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: nab on April 15, 2009, 11:57:48 PM
My daughter every time Reba comes on:

"Bag it, take it store!"


When SOAM comes on:

"Down, Down, Down"


Any other Phish song:

"Daddy, wanna dance?"
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jephrey on April 16, 2009, 12:08:10 AM
My daughter makes me sing bathtub gin and/or lawnboy at bedtime; Non-Phish but related, I also get to do "I get a kick out of you".  I think I've got a pretty good way of singing gin as a lullaby.  It's mostly the same but compressed in the spots where there's typically instrumental.  I can never say no.  She also LOVES her purple Phish shirt.  She calls it her phishy shirt - just like yours dad!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jedifunk on April 16, 2009, 08:22:41 AM
wow, lucky!  my kid resents me and everything i stand for!




















j/k... but soon enough
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: khalpin on April 16, 2009, 09:10:38 AM
My kids love :phish: although mostly for the dancing.  I get a serious workout whenever Daniel Saw the Stone comes on and of course, whenever it's over I get "Again!  Again!"

But as of late, my son is requesting Iron Maiden a lot.  :?  I think he might be burnt out on Phish.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Mr Minor on April 16, 2009, 09:15:50 AM
wow, lucky!  my kid resents me and everything i stand for!




















j/k... but soon enough

Those teenage years will come soon enough.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Play_It_Leo on April 16, 2009, 01:49:07 PM
My daughter makes me sing bathtub gin and/or lawnboy at bedtime; Non-Phish but related, I also get to do "I get a kick out of you".  I think I've got a pretty good way of singing gin as a lullaby.  It's mostly the same but compressed in the spots where there's typically instrumental.  I can never say no.  She also LOVES her purple Phish shirt.  She calls it her phishy shirt - just like yours dad!

I love bedtime. We sing 3 Little Birds and she can do almost the whole thing by herself.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Ri©h on April 16, 2009, 03:40:21 PM
My daughter every time Reba comes on:

"Bag it, take it store!"


Same here. Mine's got the "Bag it, tag it" down but kind of muddles through "Sell it to the butcher in the store." However, when we go on a drive, she always wants to hear the "Bag it, tag it" song.  :-)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on April 17, 2009, 12:18:43 PM
My daughter makes me sing bathtub gin and/or lawnboy at bedtime; Non-Phish but related, I also get to do "I get a kick out of you".  I think I've got a pretty good way of singing gin as a lullaby.  It's mostly the same but compressed in the spots where there's typically instrumental.  I can never say no.  She also LOVES her purple Phish shirt.  She calls it her phishy shirt - just like yours dad!

I love bedtime. We sing 3 Little Birds and she can do almost the whole thing by herself.

Our recent favorites (I sing to my 5y/old every night) include "Farmhouse".
Also,
Neil Young's "Comes A Time" & "Tell Me Why"
 :syf: "Row Jimmy", "Ripple" & "Attics"
Dylan: "Tangled Up In Blue" ("Sing 'rain fallin on my shoes', Daddy")
The Band: "I Shall Be Released"
Wilco: "Hummingbird"

These and a few others are rotated randomly and I sing 2 each night.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on April 17, 2009, 12:27:17 PM
i am not, BY FAR, a parent... but i do nanny a 4 month old :)
he's the best!

anyhow.... i've learned that anything, really anything, from Bill Breathes puts this kid to sleep when he's fussy...

i also sing Lizards when changing his diapers to distract him... he loves it...
smiles ear to ear, laughs and does what he can as far as dancing when i hold his hands and let him stand...

it's a three day a week gig... props to you all that do it 356 days a year.

Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on April 17, 2009, 01:54:26 PM
 :lol: Yeah, I get exactly nine days off...  :wink:

The little miss and I were rocking out to Vegas '96 yesterday afternoon--she's in the just-walking stage; her dance is feet planted, pumping her knees up & down. Still funky.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: willsteele on April 17, 2009, 03:58:48 PM

It's gonna be awesome sharing music with my boy.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: kellerb on April 17, 2009, 05:14:02 PM
I burned my 2-year-old niece a "Dancing" mix cd for christmas.  I made sure to keep it "kid" and "extremely religious sister & brother-in-law" safe.  Visiting my family for Easter, my brother-in-law thanks me for the cd and plays Ellie's "Favorite Song" off of it, which causes her to come out and dance all around the living room for everyone.

Her favorite tune?  "A Fifth of Beethoven"

Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: birdman on April 17, 2009, 06:11:48 PM
I raised both my girls on phish/dead/beatles etc.
I should post my 11 yo daughters ipod library. Its shocking.
I would rather go deaf than to listen to most of the stuff she listens to.
She does have Reba, Bertha, and a healthy contingent of Beatles songs, but the rest...  :frustrated:

I blame the schools

Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Ri©h on April 17, 2009, 07:03:18 PM
My kids love the Beatles. LOVE them. Yellow Submarine, All You Need Is Love, Octopus' Garden... etc. The song they really go nuts for is Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da. I sure hope they hold onto the music my wife and I are sharing with them now. I agree with birdman. I'd rather go deaf than listen to the shit that's passed off as music today. Save a handful of wonderful Indie bands I've discovered in recent years.

I used to sing a slow version of Fee to put my son to sleep when he was a baby. He doesn't remember it, obviously, but laughs every time Millie slices Floyd on the nipple when he hears it now.  :-D

I figure I'll let them choose the direction they want to go with their musical choices as they should have that freedom, imo. Funny thing is...  some of the stuff I thought was cheesy that my parents listened to I have now found to be really, really good music.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on April 17, 2009, 08:23:00 PM
I raised both my girls on phish/dead/beatles etc.
I should post my 11 yo daughters ipod library. Its shocking.
I would rather go deaf than to listen to most of the stuff she listens to.
She does have Reba, Bertha, and a healthy contingent of Beatles songs, but the rest...  :frustrated:

I blame the schools



I have the same problem with my 12y/old.
I have recently given her, at her request, the entire Beatles catalog for her iTunes.

Don't give up hope.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Mr Minor on April 17, 2009, 09:43:16 PM
I raised both my girls on phish/dead/beatles etc.
I should post my 11 yo daughters ipod library. Its shocking.
I would rather go deaf than to listen to most of the stuff she listens to.
She does have Reba, Bertha, and a healthy contingent of Beatles songs, but the rest...  :frustrated:

I blame the schools



I have the same problem with my 12y/old.
I have recently given her, at her request, the entire Beatles catalog for her iTunes.

Don't give up hope.

qft
There will have to be some rebellion from the parents music as kids will go through that stage that leads them to believe we are embarrassing.  But eventually they will come around and realize how great our music is and it will be easy for them to get into it because they heard it growing up.

Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Play_It_Leo on April 17, 2009, 10:50:59 PM
:lol: Yeah, I get exactly nine days off...  :wink:

The little miss and I were rocking out to Vegas '96 yesterday afternoon--she's in the just-walking stage; her dance is feet planted, pumping her knees up & down. Still funky.

Just watched a video clip of my daughter when she was at that stage--hilarious!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Mr Minor on April 18, 2009, 07:57:11 AM
:lol: Yeah, I get exactly nine days off...  :wink:

The little miss and I were rocking out to Vegas '96 yesterday afternoon--she's in the just-walking stage; her dance is feet planted, pumping her knees up & down. Still funky.

Just watched a video clip of my daughter when she was at that stage--hilarious!

My daughter does that bopping in place thing right now.  She can't walk but she will hold herself up on something and do a funky dance.

Ironically, not unlike many people at a  :phish:  show.   :wink:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on July 06, 2009, 01:50:33 PM
i'm far from being a parent.... but this photo is the greatness that my younger cousins are.... and yes, i've changed every one of their diapers at one time or another....  i'm sad to be missing this family beach trip..... this is after a Durham Bulls game, during the fireworks, mid drive to Holden beach...

(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs161.snc1/6013_1077366579580_1388720531_30181625_7893288_n.jpg)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on July 07, 2009, 08:59:16 PM
Sweet bump Mandi.

We just got back from a long weekend in the Adirondacks with 3 generations of my family: 16 adults, 3 kids (2 & under). The baies were all second cousins. Sunday night it was my generation only around the dinner table--ten of us ranging from 36 (me) down to 19, all first cousins, with the first three of the next generation sleeping down the hall. Great times.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: willsteele on July 07, 2009, 09:28:31 PM
Nice to both of yall.

Let me just say...  I fucking love being a parent.   :-D

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r10/willbur11/0062.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r10/willbur11/0152.jpg)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Undermind on July 07, 2009, 09:41:26 PM
My daughter (almost 3) always asks to listen to My Soul in the car.   She's been on a Wilson kick of late though!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: willsteele on July 07, 2009, 09:58:38 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: kellerb on July 07, 2009, 11:57:01 PM
Is it bad that the only reason I want to be a parent is to play great music for them?
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Mr Minor on July 08, 2009, 07:08:02 AM
My daughter (almost 3) always asks to listen to My Soul in the car.   She's been on a Wilson kick of late though!

 :rockout:

My son keeps wanting me to sing "the car song", aka Contact, and always asks about tabs lying around wondering if they are "Fluffyhead" so I can play it for him.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on July 08, 2009, 07:31:58 PM
Is it bad that the only reason I want to be a parent is to play great music for them?

Probably not. It's a good impulse.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: UncleEbinezer on June 28, 2012, 08:49:37 AM
This thread is definite need of some bumpage...

Anyhow, I discovered the Thrift Store is a pretty good place for these outdoor toys.  Found this slide for $7!

Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: twatts on June 28, 2012, 09:44:46 AM
I've been raping our local Craigs List...  Got a brand new in box Baby Bjorn last month for $25...  Last year I picked up over $1000 of Thomas Train stuff for $250...  Now I'm on the quest for woodend doll house stuff...

Terry
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: UncleEbinezer on June 28, 2012, 09:55:51 AM
I've been raping our local Craigs List...  Got a brand new in box Baby Bjorn last month for $25...  Last year I picked up over $1000 of Thomas Train stuff for $250...  Now I'm on the quest for woodend doll house stuff...

Terry

I've been scouring CL as well, but too expensive for these outside toys. 

I haven't looked for some of the others you mentioned. 
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: twatts on June 28, 2012, 10:03:32 AM
I've been raping our local Craigs List...  Got a brand new in box Baby Bjorn last month for $25...  Last year I picked up over $1000 of Thomas Train stuff for $250...  Now I'm on the quest for woodend doll house stuff...

Terry

I've been scouring CL as well, but too expensive for these outside toys. 

I haven't looked for some of the others you mentioned.

I've found Raleigh CL to be a great place to shop...  Lots of Cary/Wakefield parents just trying to dump their crap...

I've had no luck with Plan Toy dollhouses though...

My dad scored a free outdoor playset on VaBch CL, all he had to do was move it.  Its similar to this:

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/Mjc4WDMwMA==/$(KGrHqF,!lUE65D,blCpBPEeWYkc+Q~~60_35.JPG)

But w/o the slide... 

Terry
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: phil on June 28, 2012, 10:24:44 AM
I've been raping our local Craigs List

 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard :hereitisyousentimentalbastard :hereitisyousentimentalbastard


this cracked me the fuck up
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: kellerb on June 28, 2012, 11:14:59 AM
I've been raping our local Craigs List

 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard :hereitisyousentimentalbastard :hereitisyousentimentalbastard


this cracked me the fuck up

Meanwhile, local Craigs live in constant fear.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: phil on June 28, 2012, 11:19:50 AM
I've been raping our local Craigs List

 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard :hereitisyousentimentalbastard :hereitisyousentimentalbastard


this cracked me the fuck up

Meanwhile, local Craigs live in constant fear.

Terry's got a list, and he's raping it twice.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: khalpin on June 28, 2012, 11:50:43 AM
Even better than CL:
http://www.freecycle.org/
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Undermind on November 29, 2012, 04:19:48 PM
My daughter made #3 for her rendition of Harry Hood  :-D
http://www.glidemagazine.com/hiddentrack/the-b-list-10-more-kiddie-phish-videos/
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: antelope19 on November 29, 2012, 04:38:49 PM
My daughter made #3 for her rendition of Harry Hood  :-D
http://www.glidemagazine.com/hiddentrack/the-b-list-10-more-kiddie-phish-videos/

Woot! Congrats!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on November 29, 2012, 04:41:09 PM
Nice UM, grats!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Caravan2001 on November 29, 2012, 10:11:48 PM
Nice G!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: UncleEbinezer on November 30, 2012, 05:16:32 PM
Awesome!





Not to detract from you, but #2 was funny.  "Funky Girl."   :hereitisyousentimentalbastard
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on April 21, 2014, 02:37:16 PM
Well, this thread's overdue for an update...

[sweet blog alert]

So since I moved back over the Green Mountains last summer, my kid and I share a fair amount of driving time now. And it probably won't surprise anyone here that I have her on a pretty steady diet of instrumental music (i.e., jams) in the car. So I've started this game to keep her entertained and engaged in the music: once in a while during an instrumental passage, I ask her what she sees in her mind when she hears the music. Just half an hour ago, during an extended lead-in jam to "He's Gone"...

"There's a person walking in the pouring rain with a fancy umbrella, and they're walking their fancy poodle, and there's another person with a raincoat and no umbrella, just standing and watching them. But he isn't sad."

How do they do this? I swear, she can just take apart my heart and put it back together again.

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Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: PIE-GUY on April 21, 2014, 07:24:41 PM
Perfect... you know, just as kids can surprise you, so, too, can parents!

I got a cryptic postcard today... the picture on the front was the Beatles. The text on the back was a nice note signed "G, P, R, & J."

It took me about 20 minutes to figure out... Wait, that's my Pops' handwriting and G, P, R, & J are George, Paul, Ringo, and John.

I had a really bad week last week and my Pops was just trying to cheer me up. I'm 40 and a postcard made me feel like a little kid.

 :music:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: WhatstheUse? on April 22, 2014, 04:24:25 PM
So when is your little Pie coming? You ain't getting younger!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: PIE-GUY on April 22, 2014, 04:33:28 PM
So when is your little Pie coming? You ain't getting younger!

fuck you. that's when it's coming.



















eta... sorry, that's a bit of a touchy subject around here. you'll learn that you don't ask 40 year-olds why they don't have kids. It's usually not something they like to be reminded of because there's usually a reason they've made it this far without any.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: birdman on April 22, 2014, 05:44:37 PM
So when is your little Pie coming? You ain't getting younger!

fuck you. that's when it's coming.



















eta... sorry, that's a bit of a touchy subject around here. you'll learn that you don't ask 40 year-olds why they don't have kids. It's usually not something they like to be reminded of because there's usually a reason they've made it this far without any.
A chip off the old block
 
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Superfreakie on April 22, 2014, 06:44:56 PM
I will shortly be 40. While I have the ability to make them, I have no children out of choice. Ultimately, this decision has been made so that I might reduce my carbon footprint on this overly populated earth.     
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on April 22, 2014, 06:46:37 PM
I will shortly be 40. While I have the ability to make them, I have no children out of choice. Ultimately, this decision has been made so that I might reduce my carbon footprint on this overly populated earth.   

You could always quit those roadtrips across Amurica chasing music.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: WhatstheUse? on April 22, 2014, 06:48:43 PM
My sincere apologies PG.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on April 22, 2014, 06:50:45 PM
My sincere apologies PG.

I think you'd better offer to be a surrogate.  :wtu:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: WhatstheUse? on April 22, 2014, 06:55:26 PM
My sincere apologies PG.

I think you'd better offer to be a surrogate.  :wtu:

Well, I could def offer something.   :sbw:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: birdman on April 22, 2014, 07:00:07 PM
My sincere apologies PG.

I think you'd better offer to be a surrogate.  :wtu:

Well, I could def offer something.   :sbw:
Premature ejaculation doesn't count
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on April 22, 2014, 07:04:06 PM
My sincere apologies PG.

I think you'd better offer to be a surrogate.  :wtu:

Well, I could def offer something.   :sbw:
Premature ejaculation doesn't count


It runs in his jeans.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: WhatstheUse? on April 22, 2014, 07:05:21 PM
My sincere apologies PG.

I think you'd better offer to be a surrogate.  :wtu:

Well, I could def offer something.   :sbw:
Premature ejaculation doesn't count

My worth is dropping by the second...
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: barnesy305 on April 22, 2014, 08:31:39 PM
My sincere apologies PG.

I think you'd better offer to be a surrogate.  :wtu:

Well, I could def offer something.   :sbw:
Premature ejaculation doesn't count

My worth is dropping by the second...

It's at least sticking to your pants...
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on April 22, 2014, 09:26:39 PM
 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard

What you filthy motherfuckers get up to when I'm not watching...
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: WhatstheUse? on April 22, 2014, 10:32:06 PM
:hereitisyousentimentalbastard

What you filthy motherfuckers get up to when I'm not watching...

What?! YOU WANT SOME OF MY WORTH TOO?!?!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on April 22, 2014, 10:48:49 PM
You people disgust me.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on March 11, 2015, 08:46:49 PM
This kid is still under three feet and forty pounds, but she takes showers and rides the chairlift. How'd that happen?
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mopper_smurf on March 12, 2015, 12:33:20 PM
This kid is still under three feet and forty pounds, but she takes showers and rides the chairlift. How'd that happen?

Something to do with time, growing up and shit. My youngest is 10, dresses in black and berates her class mates for having poor taste in clothing. And music. O, and don't get her started about pony tails  :rockout:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on March 12, 2015, 12:58:45 PM
This kid is still under three feet and forty pounds, but she takes showers and rides the chairlift. How'd that happen?

Something to do with time, growing up and shit. My youngest is 10, dresses in black and berates her class mates for having poor taste in clothing. And music. O, and don't get her started about pony tails  :rockout:

Something something parenting done right.  :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: justjezmund on March 12, 2015, 03:28:53 PM
This kid is still under three feet and forty pounds, but she takes showers and rides the chairlift. How'd that happen?

Something to do with time, growing up and shit. My youngest is 10, dresses in black and berates her class mates for having poor taste in clothing. And music. O, and don't get her started about pony tails  :rockout:

Something something parenting done right.  :beers:

damn straight, and well done the both of you.

Mine at this point I believe is trying to stop taking naps and sounds like she is going to bust her crib through the floor on to my head as I type.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on March 12, 2015, 03:31:49 PM
This kid is still under three feet and forty pounds, but she takes showers and rides the chairlift. How'd that happen?

Something to do with time, growing up and shit. My youngest is 10, dresses in black and berates her class mates for having poor taste in clothing. And music. O, and don't get her started about pony tails  :rockout:

Something something parenting done right.  :beers:

damn straight, and well done the both of you.

Mine at this point I believe is trying to stop taking naps and sounds like she is going to bust her crib through the floor on to my head as I type.

Stay strong, you're the boss apple sauce.
 :samurai:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jedifunk on March 12, 2015, 08:29:35 PM
lol, to all of this...

mine, now weeks away from 12, is still the sweetest boy on earth... says he loves you... uses please & thank you... told me i don't even know who snoop dogg is... and is at the stage where he is deleting texts to girls because he's embarrassed if i see them!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: justjezmund on March 12, 2015, 08:52:20 PM
lol, to all of this...

mine, now weeks away from 12, is still the sweetest boy on earth... says he loves you... uses please & thank you... told me i don't even know who snoop dogg is... and is at the stage where he is deleting texts to girls because he's embarrassed if i see them!

Kinda get this too having a 15 yr old step son. So polite, he knows music but sticks to his Floyd and beck as his favs. Also starting digging King crimson.  We limit his texts now after he spent all of his texts for the month in one week. Kids.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on March 12, 2015, 10:14:14 PM
Man, Chris--I knew this already, but it just hit me what an amazing crash course you've taken in parenting.  :beers: to you, my man.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on March 12, 2015, 11:45:38 PM
Man, Chris--I knew this already, but it just hit me what an amazing crash course you've taken in parenting.  :beers: to you, my man.

So true, well done.  :clap:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: justjezmund on March 15, 2015, 04:46:36 PM
Man, Chris--I knew this already, but it just hit me what an amazing crash course you've taken in parenting.  :beers: to you, my man.

So true, well done.  :clap:

Best decisions I ever made. 
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: kellerb on May 12, 2015, 09:02:14 PM
Hi, thread, I'm joining you :wtu:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: PIE-GUY on May 12, 2015, 09:35:42 PM
WOAH!!!!  Mazel tov, Keller! Love ya, man!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mbw on May 12, 2015, 09:42:00 PM
Hi, thread, I'm joining you :wtu:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sls.stormyrider on May 12, 2015, 09:49:13 PM
so, I've been here long enough to never take anything you post seriously.
(that is meant as a complement)

I'll assume this is the exception
 congrats
 :beers: :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 12, 2015, 10:18:43 PM
Congrats keller, great news.  :clap:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: khalpin on May 12, 2015, 10:31:14 PM
Congrats, Keller!!!   :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: birdman on May 13, 2015, 05:51:54 AM
 :beers: 
Congrats!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on May 13, 2015, 07:42:13 AM
Wait... What?!
 :-o

Babies Rule!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: PIE-GUY on May 13, 2015, 08:18:12 AM
Hi, thread, I'm joining you :wtu:

Did you just quote this to say you're joining, too??
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mbw on May 13, 2015, 08:30:37 AM

Hi, thread, I'm joining you :wtu:

Did you just quote this to say you're joining, too??
:wtu:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 13, 2015, 08:37:22 AM
So now WTU's emoticon stands for the procreation of the human race?
Awesome news MBW, it is a fun ride.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on May 13, 2015, 08:51:04 AM

Hi, thread, I'm joining you :wtu:

Did you just quote this to say you're joining, too??
:wtu:

Wait... What?!
 :-o

Babies Rule!
:crazy:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mehead on May 13, 2015, 09:09:24 AM
Congrats!!

 :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Bobafett on May 13, 2015, 09:11:54 AM
Congrats yall!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: susep on May 13, 2015, 09:20:22 AM
congrats Keller! 
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mopper_smurf on May 13, 2015, 09:41:36 AM
Keller will be a killer dad.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: runawayjimbo on May 13, 2015, 10:04:38 AM
Congrats keller and mbw!

Also, what RJ and sls said.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mbw on May 13, 2015, 10:28:54 AM
Thanks dudes!  Its gonna be hard breaking it to the wife.

And congrats kellerb!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: WhatstheUse? on May 13, 2015, 10:52:17 AM
Woah! Congrats guys!  :wtu:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: kellerb on May 13, 2015, 10:59:34 AM
Thanks dudes!  Its gonna be hard breaking it to the wife.

And congrats kellerb!
  :wtu:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: runawayjimbo on May 13, 2015, 11:11:11 AM
Thanks dudes!  Its gonna be hard breaking it to the wife.

And congrats kellerb!

So you're saying I should withdrawal my congrats? Done.

Prob for the best. Kids are the worst. (don't tell keller)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: PIE-GUY on May 13, 2015, 11:16:50 AM
I'm so confused. But I'm so happy for you two.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 13, 2015, 11:40:15 AM
Woah! Congrats guys!  :wtu:

Wait, did you knock up a cougar now too or is that just you being you?
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mbw on May 13, 2015, 11:44:49 AM
I'm so confused. But I'm so happy for you two.

sorry to confuse you.  i am indeed joining keller in the paug parents club.   :-)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on May 13, 2015, 11:50:03 AM
I'm so confused. But I'm so happy for you two.

sorry to confuse you.  i am indeed joining keller in the paug parents club.   :-)

n00bs
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on May 13, 2015, 11:55:29 AM
I'm so confused. But I'm so happy for you two.

sorry to confuse you.  i am indeed joining keller in the paug parents club.   :-)

 :clap:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: WhatstheUse? on May 13, 2015, 12:14:09 PM
Woah! Congrats guys!  :wtu:

Wait, did you knock up a cougar now too or is that just you being you?

you kiddin' me? I've got illegitimate Coug Kids all over the place!  :sbw:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 13, 2015, 12:15:30 PM
Woah! Congrats guys!  :wtu:

Wait, did you knock up a cougar now too or is that just you being you?

you kiddin' me? I've got illegitimate Coug Kids all over the place!  :sbw:

So I guess it was you being you.  :wtu:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: tet on May 13, 2015, 12:38:23 PM
Congrats guys, that's awesome news!! 
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sls.stormyrider on May 13, 2015, 12:44:18 PM
I'm so confused. But I'm so happy for you two.

sorry to confuse you.  i am indeed joining keller in the paug parents club.   :-)

is there something about your friendship with Keller that we need to know about?
(j/k)

congrats to all
 :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Hicks on May 13, 2015, 12:51:23 PM
Congrats dudes, welcome to full fledged adulthood!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mopper_smurf on May 13, 2015, 01:00:10 PM
I'm so confused. But I'm so happy for you two.

sorry to confuse you.  i am indeed joining keller in the paug parents club.   :-)

n00bs

O, and kellerb and mbw. Shit happens. A lot. It gets better though.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: susep on May 13, 2015, 01:35:30 PM
I'm so confused. But I'm so happy for you two.

sorry to confuse you.  i am indeed joining keller in the paug parents club.   :-)

congrats to you as well mirth!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: pcr3 on May 13, 2015, 01:56:42 PM
Congrats guys!  :beers:

Make sure to get out and do all of the things you can over the next few months, as "free time" will cease to exist as you currently know it.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: khalpin on May 13, 2015, 02:07:10 PM
I'm so confused. But I'm so happy for you two.

sorry to confuse you.  i am indeed joining keller in the paug parents club.   :-)

congrats to you as well mirth!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: birdman on May 13, 2015, 08:47:26 PM
I don't even remember what it's like to have babies. I'm pretty sure it was really easy though. Both of my kids turned out fine(ish).
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: WhatstheUse? on May 13, 2015, 08:50:21 PM
I don't even remember what it's like to have babies. I'm pretty sure it was really easy though. Both of my kids turned out fine(ish).
that's the best thing I've read all day
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: hoodie22 on May 14, 2015, 11:11:45 AM
I'm so confused. But I'm so happy for you two.

sorry to confuse you.  i am indeed joining keller in the paug parents club.   :-)

 :clap:

Congrats to you both!!! That's awesome news!

No babes of my own, but I have a baby niece and can confirm, babies are the best (especially when you don't have to do any of that parenting work).  :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 14, 2015, 11:17:54 AM
I don't even remember what it's like to have babies. I'm pretty sure it was really easy though. Both of my kids turned out fine(ish).

Thank God for mothers  :wink:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: gah on May 14, 2015, 04:02:33 PM
Congrats you guys!

::insert witty comment about your boys being able to swim here::
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: barnesy305 on May 14, 2015, 07:28:35 PM
Congrats guys!!!!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: pcr3 on May 26, 2015, 07:43:50 PM
Any of you guys ever coach Little League? Looking for strategies to get 12 6 year old boys to listen to me and actually gain something from "practice". Tonight was my first practice without my assistant, and I was ready to give up after 15 min....
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: birdman on May 26, 2015, 08:38:22 PM
Get 12 six year old boys to listen to you at once?!ha ha hahaha hahahahaha
If you get through to five of them, you're doing a good job (assuming none of them get hurt of course).
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: pcr3 on May 26, 2015, 09:08:54 PM
I just need one. Sadly, my son is a lost cause...
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: WhatstheUse? on May 26, 2015, 09:10:47 PM
Hahaha. Oh man, That's humorous to me. good luck bud.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Caravan2001 on May 26, 2015, 09:14:51 PM
Nice job boys.  Welcome to the Big Leagues!  :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mbw on June 02, 2015, 09:50:40 PM
Hate to have to play topper to keller, but...

(http://i.imgur.com/RzIYTkh.jpg)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Hicks on June 02, 2015, 10:12:06 PM
Oh damn, you're in for some fun!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: pcr3 on June 02, 2015, 10:20:36 PM
Wow.  That's awesome/terrifying.  Double congarts!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on June 02, 2015, 10:40:15 PM
Shut the front door mbw!!!
And pretty much what pcr said.
 :clap:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: ytowndan on June 03, 2015, 01:01:29 AM
Wow.  That's awesome/terrifying.  Double congarts!

Word.   :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: PIE-GUY on June 03, 2015, 05:12:52 AM
Oh damn, you're in for some fun!

That's one word for it.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: birdman on June 03, 2015, 05:54:11 AM
Oh damn, you're in for some fun!

That's one word for it.
:-D
Congrats!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sls.stormyrider on June 03, 2015, 08:17:59 AM
Oh damn, you're in for some fun!

That's one word for it.
:-D
Congrats!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: runawayjimbo on June 03, 2015, 08:44:52 AM
Way to go, MBW!

Good luck (read: you're fucked!)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: kellerb on June 03, 2015, 08:53:36 AM
Holy Shit! One's plenty for me  :banana: :banana:

Hate to have to play topper to keller, but...

(http://i.imgur.com/RzIYTkh.jpg)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: WhatstheUse? on June 03, 2015, 09:36:12 AM
woah! Double congrats!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: gah on June 03, 2015, 09:37:03 AM
Oh damn, you're in for some fun!

That's one word for it.
:-D
Congrats!

big ups selecta!  :crazy:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on June 03, 2015, 10:02:55 AM
Twins is too cute of a name.
They should call it "Two fucking babies at one time!"

Good luck.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Caravan2001 on June 03, 2015, 10:17:58 AM
You're better off.  Get all that baby shit done at one time.  Plus, it's like puppies, they can keep each other company while you do your own shit.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: phil on June 03, 2015, 10:21:40 AM
congarts all around!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: khalpin on June 03, 2015, 10:30:26 AM
You're better off.  Get all that baby shit done at one time.  Plus, it's like puppies, they can keep each other company while you do your own shit.
They practically raise themselves!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: WhatstheUse? on June 03, 2015, 11:00:03 AM
You're better off.  Get all that baby shit done at one time.  Plus, it's like puppies, they can keep each other company while you do your own shit.
They practically raise themselves!

Teach one how to talk and crawl... teach the other to walk and read. They'll fill in each other's gaps from there
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: emay on June 03, 2015, 11:10:59 AM
congrats doods!!!  :rawk: :banana:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on June 03, 2015, 11:33:38 AM
You're better off.  Get all that baby shit done at one time.  Plus, it's like puppies, they can keep each other company while you do your own shit.
They practically raise themselves!

Teach one how to talk and crawl... teach the other to walk and read. They'll fill in each other's gaps from there

Or one to play bass and one to play drums.  :rawk:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: gah on June 03, 2015, 11:50:56 AM
You're better off.  Get all that baby shit done at one time.  Plus, it's like puppies, they can keep each other company while you do your own shit.
They practically raise themselves!

Teach one how to talk and crawl... teach the other to walk and read. They'll fill in each other's gaps from there

Or one to play bass and one to play drums.  :rawk: They'll fill in each other's gaps from there

fyp
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on June 03, 2015, 12:05:01 PM
Thank you gah.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on June 03, 2015, 12:17:47 PM
 :clap:

Great shit, everyone.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: antelope19 on July 19, 2015, 01:05:37 AM
 :crazy:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Augustus on July 19, 2015, 08:19:28 AM
I don't check this thread (I should!), but congrats to the Mirths!
That must have been like a 9 day load you shot!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: antelope19 on July 20, 2015, 01:11:26 PM
Frances Claire Neely was born last night at 9:16 PM.

6 pounds 11 ounces.

Momma and Baby are doing very well!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: susep on July 20, 2015, 01:47:02 PM
Frances Claire Neely was born last night at 9:16 PM.

6 pounds 11 ounces.

Momma and Baby are doing very well!

congrats to you and the Mrs.!   :beers: :rawk: 8-)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on July 20, 2015, 01:53:12 PM
Frances Claire Neely was born last night at 9:16 PM.

6 pounds 11 ounces.

Momma and Baby are doing very well!

congrats to you and the Mrs.!   :beers: :rawk: 8-)

Babies Rule!

Enjoy.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on July 20, 2015, 02:04:40 PM
Now the fun really begins.
Congrats Neely  :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: runawayjimbo on July 20, 2015, 02:21:56 PM
Congrats lope!!

RJ's right, babies rule but little girls are the best. You got about 12 great years ahead of you before she starts telling you to shut the fuck up.

Also, guess that explains this guy:

:crazy:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mbw on July 20, 2015, 03:50:00 PM
Stfu  congrats!  Welcome to the world!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Augustus on July 20, 2015, 05:14:25 PM
Congrats!
Infants are just the best.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: birdman on July 20, 2015, 05:55:59 PM
Start that college fund.
And shut the fuck up Baby Neely
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Augustus on July 20, 2015, 06:12:57 PM
Retiring at 75 is the new retiring at 50.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: birdman on July 20, 2015, 06:15:56 PM
Retiring at 75 is the new retiring at 50.
My wife and I both had a good laugh over this.
Thanks
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Augustus on July 20, 2015, 06:37:31 PM
Retiring at 75 is the new retiring at 50.
My wife and I both had a good laugh over this.
Thanks

Oh, laughing and looking down on the hard working middle class!
Glad you got a laugh, Cabana Boy.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: barnesy305 on July 20, 2015, 06:46:47 PM
Awesome, congrats Neely!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Hicks on July 20, 2015, 07:03:03 PM
Congrats, raising a kid is the hardest thing you'll ever do, but it's also the most rewarding. 
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: khalpin on July 20, 2015, 07:06:39 PM
Awesome, congrats Neely!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: ytowndan on July 20, 2015, 07:13:34 PM
Awesome, congrats Neely!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: PIE-GUY on July 20, 2015, 08:11:49 PM
Proud of you, Neely. Enjoy it!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: anthrax on July 20, 2015, 10:40:23 PM
Congrats!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on July 21, 2015, 08:36:48 AM
Frances Claire Neely was born last night at 9:16 PM.

6 pounds 11 ounces.

Momma and Baby are doing very well!

Hot damn! Mazel tov, brother!

 :rockout:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sls.stormyrider on July 21, 2015, 09:46:36 PM
Frances Claire Neely was born last night at 9:16 PM.

6 pounds 11 ounces.

Momma and Baby are doing very well!

Hot damn! Mazel tov, brother!

 :rockout:
Congrats
 :beerbang:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mehead on July 21, 2015, 09:51:57 PM
congrats mang!!

 :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: messengerbird on July 21, 2015, 10:06:39 PM
Yay! So happy for you. Now join little ragers on FB. My friend Matt started the group.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: antelope19 on July 21, 2015, 10:49:11 PM
Yay! So happy for you. Now join little ragers on FB. My friend Matt started the group.

Ha! Thanks! I'll check it out
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: blatboom on July 22, 2015, 08:21:39 AM
Congratulations 'lop!!!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: hoodie22 on July 23, 2015, 02:36:30 AM
Congrats, she's beautiful! Also, love the name!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Guyute on July 25, 2015, 06:57:52 AM
Congrats Neely, that's wonderful.

Now I would have named her Cam, but I'm a Bruins fan.    :-D
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: gah on July 25, 2015, 10:24:10 AM
congrats buddy!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: antelope19 on July 25, 2015, 10:56:08 AM
Congrats Neely, that's wonderful.

Now I would have named her Cam, but I'm a Bruins fan.    :-D

 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mbw on August 10, 2015, 08:02:02 PM
got two little baby boys on the way!

i need names!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Augustus on August 10, 2015, 08:48:16 PM
Clark & Lark.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mbw on August 10, 2015, 08:50:15 PM
Clark & Lark.

hmmmm, i like it!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Hicks on August 10, 2015, 09:07:25 PM
Jerry and Larry.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Caravan2001 on August 10, 2015, 09:09:19 PM
Nice Neely.  Your boys can swim! Enjoy these precious early days, they go by in a snap. 
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on August 10, 2015, 09:58:41 PM
got two little baby boys on the way!

i need names!

John & Jerome
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: antelope19 on August 10, 2015, 10:30:00 PM
got two little baby boys on the way!

i need names!

If I haven't said it already, congrats!

You could go the foreman route and name them both George
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: zimbra on August 10, 2015, 10:59:52 PM
got two little baby boys on the way!

i need names!

If I haven't said it already, congrats!

You could go the foreman route and name them both George

 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard 

Congrats!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: gainesvillegreen on August 10, 2015, 11:11:10 PM
Congrats MBW! Very happy for you!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: PIE-GUY on August 10, 2015, 11:14:09 PM
Dave and Wendel, of course.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Guyute on August 11, 2015, 07:30:22 AM
got two little baby boys on the way!

i need names!

Congrats!!

Robert and Jerome?
John and Mike
Tom and Trey
Dylan and Hunter

Cooper and Brendan?
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on August 11, 2015, 07:51:56 AM
Twin boys? Holy shit, that is gonna be wild.
Good luck and little Terry 1 & 2 obviously.
Nickname - Terrors
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mopper_smurf on August 11, 2015, 09:07:30 AM
got two little baby boys on the way!

i need names!

John & Sterling
Mike & Phil
Keith & Brian
Charlie & Miles
Jimi & Jimmy
Ben & Jerry

Also: you need shirts.

(https://cdn.society6.com/cdn/0020/p/7754831_8334832_pm.jpg)

Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sls.stormyrider on August 11, 2015, 12:08:36 PM
Duane and Derek
Jerry and Phil
John and Paul
Billy and Mickey
Butch and Jaimoe
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: birdman on August 11, 2015, 12:32:06 PM
Dave and Wendel, of course.
Dendell and wave
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mopper_smurf on August 11, 2015, 12:58:19 PM
Dave and Wendel, of course.
Dendell and wave

Heh

Dirty and George (ducks)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: justjezmund on August 11, 2015, 10:28:38 PM
paul & silas

or

brian & robert


also congrats again buddy.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: anthrax on August 11, 2015, 10:40:25 PM
Pete and Repeat
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mopper_smurf on August 12, 2015, 11:35:02 AM
Cease and Desist
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: pcr3 on August 12, 2015, 12:54:49 PM
Mark and Mork
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mopper_smurf on September 04, 2015, 09:34:18 AM
Uncle Frank said:

Quote
Children in the vulnerable age bracket have a natural love for music. If as a parent you believe they should be exposed to something more uplifting than "Sugar Walls," support music appreciation programs in schools. Why have you not considered your child's need for consumer information? Music appreciation costs very little . . .
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: kellerb on October 31, 2015, 01:13:35 PM
Gideon Samuel Keller showed up 10/28 @1:20pm.  8lbs,3oz, everyone doing well.

Believe it or not, I didn't pass out even once
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: pcr3 on October 31, 2015, 01:15:25 PM
Congrats man. And good luck!  :beers:  :tte:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on October 31, 2015, 02:15:12 PM
Awesome news keller, enjoy.  :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: PIE-GUY on October 31, 2015, 02:30:16 PM
Gideon Samuel Keller showed up 10/28 @1:20pm.  8lbs,3oz, everyone doing well. nobody down with disease.

Believe it or not, I didn't pass out even once

I believe it.

Mazel tov, buddy!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: runawayjimbo on October 31, 2015, 03:23:13 PM
Congrats, keller!!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: khalpin on October 31, 2015, 03:29:35 PM
Great news, Keller.  Congrats!  :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: WhatstheUse? on October 31, 2015, 04:01:40 PM
Congrats Keller!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Hicks on October 31, 2015, 05:03:42 PM
Congrats, I bet that kid gets a YEM before you do! 
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: anthrax on October 31, 2015, 05:21:20 PM
Congrats Keller!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: barnesy305 on October 31, 2015, 05:40:01 PM
Congrats Keller!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: antelope19 on October 31, 2015, 06:51:16 PM
Congrats, I bet that kid gets a YEM before you do!

Lol, was thinking the exact same thing!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: ytowndan on October 31, 2015, 07:08:18 PM
Congrats, man!  :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mehead on October 31, 2015, 07:11:59 PM
Congrats Keller!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on October 31, 2015, 09:43:53 PM
Congrats!
Babies rule!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sls.stormyrider on October 31, 2015, 09:58:22 PM
awesome news, congrats
 :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mbw on December 30, 2015, 05:09:20 AM
Introducing the newest paugers.  This is little Cormac and Christian. 
Cormac had to be pulled out with a suction cup thingy so he has a little bruise on his head which is almost gone now.
Anywho, they are the greatest thing that has ever happened to me.  <3

(http://i.imgur.com/iEWc8pj.png)


and congrats Ben!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on December 30, 2015, 08:25:56 AM
Huge congrats mbw, let the fun begin.
Good to hear they and the missus are happy and healthy.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on December 30, 2015, 08:39:55 AM
Babies rule!
Luck and love to you and L, T-Dawg!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: PIE-GUY on December 30, 2015, 09:05:56 AM
I'm so proud of y'all. See you in about six years?
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: antelope19 on December 30, 2015, 09:31:09 AM
Huge congrats mbw, let the fun begin.
Good to hear they and the missus are happy and healthy.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: kellerb on December 30, 2015, 09:41:44 AM
Awesome!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mbw on December 30, 2015, 09:42:42 AM
I'm so proud of y'all. See you in about six years?

Nah, these guys will be ready for summer tour.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: barnesy305 on December 30, 2015, 09:46:31 AM
Congrats Terry!!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on December 30, 2015, 09:59:06 AM
Hot damn.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Hicks on December 30, 2015, 10:03:25 AM
Congrats, times two! 
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Igbo on December 30, 2015, 10:37:46 AM
Congrats congrats Terry!!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: susep on December 30, 2015, 11:18:21 AM
congrats mirth! 
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mopper_smurf on December 30, 2015, 11:26:15 AM
Congrats!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mehead on December 30, 2015, 11:28:58 AM
congratulations mirth!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sls.stormyrider on December 30, 2015, 12:16:52 PM
Congrats!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: WhatstheUse? on December 30, 2015, 01:16:42 PM
Congrats buddy!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on December 30, 2015, 01:31:07 PM
Twins' first couch tour this weekend?
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mbw on December 30, 2015, 02:15:16 PM
Twins' first couch tour this weekend?

That is the plan.  :wtu:  :wtu:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on December 30, 2015, 02:25:01 PM
Twins' first couch tour this weekend?

That is the plan.  :wtu:  :wtu:

 :rawk: :rawk:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: August on December 30, 2015, 03:37:32 PM
Congrats, MBW family!
Those first few months are so easy.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: antelope19 on December 30, 2015, 05:38:57 PM
Congrats, MBW family!
Those first few months are so easy.

 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard

My 5 month old disagrees.....
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Hicks on December 30, 2015, 05:50:09 PM
Congrats, MBW family!
Those first few months are so easy.

 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard

My 5 month old disagrees.....

He's not kidding, once the kid is mobile the real fun begins. . .
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: anthrax on December 30, 2015, 06:41:53 PM
congrats terry!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: ytowndan on December 30, 2015, 07:03:41 PM
Major congrats, T!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: pcr3 on December 30, 2015, 07:24:10 PM
Congrats, MBW family!
Those first few months are so easy.

 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard

My 5 month old disagrees.....

He's not kidding, once the kid is mobile the real fun begins. . .

So true. Then the talking and....

Congrats Terry, and good luck!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on February 29, 2016, 03:05:46 PM
Oh you quickening sprite,
Whip-smart and willow-lithe,
Smile me a dagger of sunlight!

Born this rarest of days,
As the gears of the world
Slowed in their turn,
The better to know the
Story of your birth.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mopper_smurf on June 20, 2016, 09:53:34 AM
My eldest got an A+ from his drama teacher in high school for doing the Joe Pesci part in Goodfellas  :rawk:

https://youtu.be/E84VqqCPI7w
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: antelope19 on November 25, 2016, 06:23:57 PM
Baby Neely #2 coming late May

 :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: PIE-GUY on November 25, 2016, 06:49:57 PM
Seriously...


Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on November 25, 2016, 08:54:28 PM
Baby Neely #2 coming late May

 :beers:

 :-o

Irish twins?
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on November 25, 2016, 10:27:43 PM
Sleep is for old folks
Babies Rule! And all that jazz.
Way to pack 'em in!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on November 25, 2016, 10:52:10 PM
Hells yeah Neely!  :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: ytowndan on November 25, 2016, 11:36:06 PM
Congrats!   :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: birdman on November 26, 2016, 12:56:13 PM
Congrats Neely.
Say goodbye to sleep.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: anthrax on November 27, 2016, 07:46:17 AM
congrats dude!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mbw on November 27, 2016, 09:54:21 AM
Congrats!   :beers:

Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sls.stormyrider on November 28, 2016, 10:53:33 AM
Congrats!   :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Hicks on November 28, 2016, 12:31:23 PM
T-minus four days until numero two here, trying to sleep as much as I can.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mattstick on November 28, 2016, 01:41:05 PM
Just dropping into this thread...

Heather is 17 weeks, baby due May 10

Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on November 28, 2016, 01:45:15 PM
Boom! Another Hicks!
Baby Matttwig coming soon!
Babies Rule, indeed!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on November 28, 2016, 02:27:31 PM
Holy shit dudes, procreating like madmen. The Paug is growing, lol.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: gah on November 28, 2016, 02:36:36 PM
congrats all around!  :clap:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on November 28, 2016, 03:46:51 PM
Holy shit dudes, procreating like madmen. The Paug is growing, lol.

Seriously
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: ytowndan on November 28, 2016, 05:01:07 PM
congrats all around!  :clap:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: WhatstheUse? on November 28, 2016, 05:55:49 PM
Holy shit dudes, procreating like madmen. The Paug is growing, lol.

Seriously

2nd generation paugers? That's a slightly frightening thought.  :sbw:

I'm not sure if want my child reading my posts here! How would I tell them their father is a n00b :cry:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on November 28, 2016, 06:14:28 PM
Holy shit dudes, procreating like madmen. The Paug is growing, lol.

Seriously

2nd generation paugers? That's a slightly frightening thought.  :sbw:

I'm not sure if want my child reading my posts here! How would I tell them their father is a n00b :cry:

Here I'm just worried about my avatar.  :police:
And you have more shows under your belt than a lot  of vets I'm guessing.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: susep on November 28, 2016, 06:28:54 PM
Just dropping into this thread...

Heather is 17 weeks, baby due May 10

I guess laying off IG paid off eh?  congrats to you and the other new Dads!  :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: birdman on November 28, 2016, 06:29:20 PM
Holy shit dudes, procreating like madmen. The Paug is growing, lol.

Seriously

2nd generation paugers? That's a slightly frightening thought.  :sbw:

I'm not sure if want my child reading my posts here! How would I tell them their father is a n00b :cry:
He does.
But,you know....still a n00b
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mehead on November 28, 2016, 07:11:11 PM
congrats all around!  :clap:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sls.stormyrider on November 28, 2016, 07:35:19 PM
congrats all around!  :clap:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: kellerb on November 28, 2016, 08:39:46 PM
Holy fuck a little mattstick on the way.

Dude in 13 years you're going to have to listen to Pink Floyd for 5 years. :police:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mattstick on November 28, 2016, 08:44:57 PM

Fuck, parenting sounds really tough.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: messengerbird on November 28, 2016, 08:48:15 PM
....and life goes on....congrats! We love little ragers.  :banana:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: kellerb on November 28, 2016, 08:51:41 PM

Fuck, parenting sounds really tough.

It's super-easy. So Easy.  THe easiest. 

Ask MBW, it's twice as easy for him.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: PIE-GUY on November 28, 2016, 10:18:40 PM
Keeping the mrs. far from this thread.

Mazel tov, boys.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Hicks on November 28, 2016, 10:30:16 PM
Hell, I have to listen to Katy Perry already and my whipper snapper is only five!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: GBL on November 29, 2016, 12:58:52 AM
Babies, galore! Congrats!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mbw on November 29, 2016, 02:34:05 AM

Fuck, parenting sounds really tough.

It's super-easy. So Easy.  THe easiest. 

Ask MBW, it's twice as easy for him.

It's true. They pretty much take care of themselves.  I'm up at 1:30am by choice, cause I'm like, partying.
I do not desperately wish I was asleep.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on November 29, 2016, 07:25:32 AM
Hell, I have to listen to Katy Perry already and my whipper snapper is only five!

I feel your pain.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: pcr3 on November 29, 2016, 09:02:56 AM
congrats all around!  :clap:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: shoreline99 on November 29, 2016, 11:03:58 AM
 :clap: congrats all around!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: kellerb on November 29, 2016, 11:50:50 AM
Hell, I have to listen to Katy Perry already and my whipper snapper is only five!


You didn't explain that Katy Perry was for watching videos on mute?
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on November 29, 2016, 03:59:46 PM
BABIES!!!!

 :crazy: but so fun!! congrats er'body!!!
I'm not drinking any of your water... EVER.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: birdman on November 29, 2016, 05:37:33 PM
congrats all around!  :clap:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Caravan2001 on November 29, 2016, 06:10:19 PM
and they said Phish nerds had low sperm count....pffft.  Congrats everyone!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: emay on November 29, 2016, 06:16:18 PM
damn missed a lot in here, congrats pham!  :clap:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: barnesy305 on November 29, 2016, 08:39:09 PM
congrats all around!  :clap:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on November 30, 2016, 09:22:25 AM
And Terry, my wife thinks your kids are possibly the cutest she's ever seen.
She thinks they should have their own commercial.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: runawayjimbo on January 02, 2017, 08:25:53 PM
Congrats lope and mattstick and any of you other fornicating bastards out there I might have missed.

Proud papa moment for me: first family ski trip last week was a raging success. Had the 8yo on the blues by day 2 and the 6yo (albeit in a harness) by day 3. And they loved every minute. My first time in way too long and I'm psyched to have a new family hobby to get these lil F'ers into.

Note: you NE'ers may (rightfully) scoff at our puny Pocono mountains but it's all we really got around here so suck it.

https://youtu.be/AEs549kjCGM
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on January 02, 2017, 08:33:08 PM
That's awesome jimbo, it's our favourite family activity by a long shot.
Can't wait to get our 2 yr old out this year.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sls.stormyrider on January 03, 2017, 09:51:12 AM
that's great!!
pretty soon you will be chasing them down the mountain
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mattstick on May 04, 2017, 05:30:52 PM
It's a girl! Charlotte Rose Crichley born 12:13pm May 4, 2017
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mbw on May 04, 2017, 05:31:33 PM
Congrats!  :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: birdman on May 04, 2017, 05:47:40 PM
Solid work Matt. The hard work is done. Now you can sit back and relax
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: emay on May 04, 2017, 05:48:12 PM
congrats!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: ytowndan on May 04, 2017, 05:55:23 PM
Congrats, Matt!   :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Caravan2001 on May 04, 2017, 06:17:47 PM
Nice work dude!  Enjoy.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Hicks on May 04, 2017, 07:08:11 PM
Congrats and welcome to the club!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: susep on May 04, 2017, 08:37:14 PM
Congrats Matty!  If the baby has trouble sleeping try putting on some Bossa Nova, worked like a charm for our son.   :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: pcr3 on May 04, 2017, 09:29:59 PM
Congrats!  :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: WhatstheUse? on May 04, 2017, 09:37:41 PM
Congrats Matt.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on May 04, 2017, 10:28:32 PM
It's a girl! Charlotte Rose Crichley born 12:13pm May 4, 2017

Babies Rule!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 04, 2017, 10:29:02 PM
Congrats to you guys, Matt.
Fun times ahead.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: VDB on May 04, 2017, 10:47:23 PM
Hey, well done!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mehead on May 05, 2017, 09:07:27 AM
Congrats mang!

 :clap: :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: antelope19 on May 05, 2017, 09:29:11 AM
It's a girl! Charlotte Rose Crichley born 12:13pm May 4, 2017

Babies Rule!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: shoreline99 on May 05, 2017, 10:13:05 AM
It's a girl! Charlotte Rose Crichley born 12:13pm May 4, 2017

Congrats Matt!  :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sls.stormyrider on May 05, 2017, 02:05:35 PM
 :beers:
Awesome!
Congrats
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: khalpin on May 05, 2017, 03:14:21 PM
Star Wars baby!  Congrats!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: tet on May 06, 2017, 04:11:00 PM
congrats!!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: PIE-GUY on May 08, 2017, 07:21:57 PM
Mazel tov!!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mattstick on May 09, 2017, 05:17:08 PM

Kid pic!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 09, 2017, 08:52:26 PM
Damn, she's tiny.
Game changer there Matt.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Augustus on May 10, 2017, 02:32:40 AM
Congrats, Matt!
Have fun with this time.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: antelope19 on May 10, 2017, 12:03:16 PM
Congrats, Matt!
Have fun with this time.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: barnesy305 on May 10, 2017, 04:49:23 PM
Congrats, Matt!
Have fun with this time.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on May 11, 2017, 03:27:01 PM
Congrats, Matt!
Have fun with this time.

SER.
Next thing you know she'll be swipingthe car to cut class and go on Twiddle tour.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: pcr3 on May 13, 2017, 12:07:13 AM
My son was the kid vocal lead for a performance of Space Oddity at his elementary school's spring performance. His uncle (my brother-in-law) is a 3rd grade teacher at the school and played lead guitar and sang the "Major Tom" parts with him. It was really cool and I'm so proud of my little man.

Here it is, if you're interested. Just posting it for myself more than anything. I would not recommend it for viewing by any non-parents...

https://youtu.be/7a9Echy4XUg
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: antelope19 on May 19, 2017, 04:35:29 PM
Baby #2 was born this morning at 3:06 AM 7 pound 5 ounce girl.

 :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: khalpin on May 19, 2017, 04:49:07 PM
Baby #2 was born this morning at 3:06 AM 7 pound 5 ounce girl.

 :beers:
Cheers!!!   :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sls.stormyrider on May 19, 2017, 04:53:04 PM
congrats
 :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 19, 2017, 05:21:09 PM
Awesome Neely, congrats.  :beers:

Proud dad alert:
Took my oldest daughter surfing today and she stood up on a wave for the first time.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: birdman on May 19, 2017, 07:44:02 PM
Baby #2 was born this morning at 3:06 AM 7 pound 5 ounce girl.

 :beers:
stfu Neely. And congrats.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: pcr3 on May 19, 2017, 11:06:30 PM
Baby #2 was born this morning at 3:06 AM 7 pound 5 ounce girl.

 :beers:
stfu Neely. And congrats.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: ytowndan on May 19, 2017, 11:23:00 PM
Hey, congrats!   :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: gah on May 20, 2017, 09:26:36 AM
grats!!!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: barnesy305 on May 20, 2017, 11:08:28 AM
Baby #2 was born this morning at 3:06 AM 7 pound 5 ounce girl.

 :beers:
stfu Neely. And congrats.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jasonsobel on May 20, 2017, 09:06:05 PM
Baby #2 was born this morning at 3:06 AM 7 pound 5 ounce girl.

 :beers:

congrats!


Today was a great day for me as a parent.  My daughter is 7, and today was the day that everything clicked and she can now ride a bike.  That, in itself, is awesome.  Then, we're in the car driving, listening to the Fukuoka 2001, and she tells me "I really like this song, because it's spacey."  I turn around, and she's grooving and boogieing in the back seat.  On this coming on top of the last few weeks where she's been singing "More" to herself a few times a day.  And she's also been asking to listen to Dave Brubeck and loves Take Five.  She's just getting more and more awesome as a kid.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: birdman on May 20, 2017, 09:12:39 PM
Baby #2 was born this morning at 3:06 AM 7 pound 5 ounce girl.

 :beers:

congrats!


Today was a great day for me as a parent.  My daughter is 7, and today was the day that everything clicked and she can now ride a bike.  That, in itself, is awesome.  Then, we're in the car driving, listening to the Fukuoka 2001, and she tells me "I really like this song, because it's spacey."  I turn around, and she's grooving and boogieing in the back seat.  On this coming on top of the last few weeks where she's been singing "More" to herself a few times a day.  And she's also been asking to listen to Dave Brubeck and loves Take Five.  She's just getting more and more awesome as a kid.
:rawk:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: ytowndan on May 20, 2017, 09:46:39 PM
Baby #2 was born this morning at 3:06 AM 7 pound 5 ounce girl.

 :beers:

congrats!


Today was a great day for me as a parent.  My daughter is 7, and today was the day that everything clicked and she can now ride a bike.  That, in itself, is awesome.  Then, we're in the car driving, listening to the Fukuoka 2001, and she tells me "I really like this song, because it's spacey."  I turn around, and she's grooving and boogieing in the back seat.  On this coming on top of the last few weeks where she's been singing "More" to herself a few times a day.  And she's also been asking to listen to Dave Brubeck and loves Take Five.  She's just getting more and more awesome as a kid.
:rawk:

Solid parenting! 
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on May 22, 2017, 09:49:28 PM
Baby #2 was born this morning at 3:06 AM 7 pound 5 ounce girl.

 :beers:

You do know it's not a race, right?

Anyways, here's a closeup of my dinner date, who impresses and delights me to no end:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sls.stormyrider on May 23, 2017, 09:37:42 AM
^^^
awesome!

Baby #2 was born this morning at 3:06 AM 7 pound 5 ounce girl.

 :beers:

congrats!


Today was a great day for me as a parent.  My daughter is 7, and today was the day that everything clicked and she can now ride a bike.  That, in itself, is awesome.  Then, we're in the car driving, listening to the Fukuoka 2001, and she tells me "I really like this song, because it's spacey."  I turn around, and she's grooving and boogieing in the back seat.  On this coming on top of the last few weeks where she's been singing "More" to herself a few times a day.  And she's also been asking to listen to Dave Brubeck and loves Take Five.  She's just getting more and more awesome as a kid.
:rawk:

Solid parenting!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on May 25, 2017, 10:22:33 AM
Babies rule, Neely!
STFU!


Jason, that's rad.


Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: anthrax on May 26, 2017, 05:19:48 PM
cheers dudes!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on May 28, 2017, 09:12:58 PM
So many babies!!!  :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on June 06, 2017, 12:30:33 PM
All you folks with babies, get ready.


https://www.facebook.com/Rirechansons/videos/10155009275632481/ (https://www.facebook.com/Rirechansons/videos/10155009275632481/)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jasonsobel on June 30, 2017, 09:30:00 PM
kids never cease to surprise/amaze me.  My kid in particular, at 7 years old.  We're driving home from a week long camping trip in NH earlier today.  It was actually a pretty quiet drive, she was just playing some games and doing her thing.  Randomly, she just starts cracking up, laughing in hysterics.  I asked her what was so funny, and she replied "poop jokes never get old, do they".  totally awesome.  And no, poop jokes never get old.

fast forward 45 minutes or so, things are pretty quiet again, and out of the blue she says "if she got more votes, you'd think Hillary would have won, right?"  I really try hard not to talk about politics too much when she's around.  Because at 7, she shouldn't have to worry about that crap.  But kids pick up on things, and she was really excited for Hillary (I let her stay up on election night as long as she wanted, rather than her usual 7pm bedtime).  The stuff that goes through her mind continues to fascinate me.

in any case, awesome camping trip.  And my daughter has now hiked her first of NH's 4000 footers...

(https://s2.postimg.org/6fn1vrcg9/L1010204.jpg)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sls.stormyrider on June 30, 2017, 10:50:41 PM
awesome!
great pic
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: pcr3 on July 01, 2017, 02:29:42 AM
You're doing it right.  :clap:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: kellerb on July 02, 2017, 05:03:52 PM
7pm bedtime?! that's craisins.  Does bedtime go earlier after toddler stage?  My 1.75yo basically has a 9pm bedtime.  (but thank jeebus he can handle a flexible schedule because we're terrible about sticking to the schedule)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: antelope19 on July 02, 2017, 06:25:07 PM
7pm bedtime?! that's craisins.  Does bedtime go earlier after toddler stage?  My 1.75yo basically has a 9pm bedtime.  (but thank jeebus he can handle a flexible schedule because we're terrible about sticking to the schedule)

Craisins? We've had a really strict sleep schedule with our almost 2 year old and she's slept through the night from the beginning because of it. We've really only missed the 7 pm bedtime 2-3 times. I thought my wife was insane at first, but it worked so well that we're getting ready to start it again with baby #2.

ETA: I just realized that could come off a little "you're doing it wrong" and that was not the intention.  :-) It has worked really well for us though.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mbw on July 02, 2017, 07:47:34 PM
I'm with Keller.  My dudes get later and later.  9 is about when the start getting tired now.  7 is definitely craisins.  They are ready to fuck shit up at 7.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: jasonsobel on July 02, 2017, 10:49:01 PM
I sometimes push the bedtime to 7:30 or 8 these days, but really, she's tired and ready for bed at 7pm.  She sleeps 11-12 hours, every night.  And it gives me a few hours in the evening to get stuff done, so I want to keep a good thing going as long as possibly can :)  She's always been an awesome sleeper.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on July 02, 2017, 11:15:17 PM
I sometimes push the bedtime to 7:30 or 8 these days, but really, she's tired and ready for bed at 7pm.  She sleeps 11-12 hours, every night.  And it gives me a few hours in the evening to get stuff done, so I want to keep a good thing going as long as possibly can :)  She's always been an awesome sleeper.

That's where I'm at.
Oldest is 7, youngest 3 and they are usually in bed by 7:30 with the odd exception.
It's what they're used to and always seemed to work.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Hicks on July 02, 2017, 11:46:30 PM
Our six year old's bedtime is technically 8:00 but in practice she isn't usually done with story time and in bed until 8:30. 

She wakes up every morning at 6 or 6:30, so no way would I ever put her down any earlier than 8. 
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mbw on August 10, 2017, 09:09:42 PM
Just came across Beat Bugs on Netflix.
Its an animated show about a group of garden bugs who go on adventures and sing Beatles tunes.  Pretty cool.
Just watched the Drive My Car episode which has Chris Cornell singing.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on August 29, 2017, 07:18:52 PM
Our youngest, Sadie, working on her hang skills.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mattstick on August 29, 2017, 08:16:06 PM

Feeling like almost 4 months is the perfect age...
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on October 18, 2017, 05:59:20 PM
Just came across Beat Bugs on Netflix.
Its an animated show about a group of garden bugs who go on adventures and sing Beatles tunes.  Pretty cool.
Just watched the Drive My Car episode which has Chris Cornell singing.

Thanks MBW for recommending this. Both of my girls love it and it is nice to have a decent soundtrack that I enjoy in the background while they're chilling out.
I actually really enjoy the characters too with some adult humour mixed in.
Anything's better than Paw Patrol, right?
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mattstick on October 30, 2017, 06:49:47 AM
Anyone have sleep training book recommendations? Charlotte has decided that sleep is for suckers.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: kellerb on October 30, 2017, 04:08:23 PM
Anyone have sleep training book recommendations? Charlotte has decided that sleep is for suckers.

We go Bathtime->Towel-time->giant fight to put on pajamas->Read whatever books are the current favorites-->Put kid in crib, listen to him cry for 3 minutes until he falls asleep or shuts up.

So far (2YO as of last saturday) I find that the kid is way more obey-y/less throw-fitty, when there is only one parent/adult around.  When there's extra people you can't get him to focus, and also he already knows to ask for the spoiler "gama-anne?! gammma anne!?"
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on October 30, 2017, 04:10:30 PM
Anyone have sleep training book recommendations? Charlotte has decided that sleep is for suckers.

We go Bathtime->Towel-time->giant fight to put on pajamas->Read whatever books are the current favorites-->Put kid in crib, listen to him cry for 3 minutes until he falls asleep or shuts up.

So far (2YO as of last saturday) I find that the kid is way more obey-y/less throw-fitty, when there is only one parent/adult around. When there's extra people you can't get him to focus, and also he already knows to ask for the spoiler "gama-anne?! gammma anne!?"

Totally my experience as well. The nights my wife was out, I'd have her passed out within minutes.
You only have to let em cry it out a few times and they figure it out.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mbw on October 30, 2017, 04:18:21 PM
my guys stay up until at least 10 now.
sux.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: GBL on October 30, 2017, 04:56:03 PM
Come on, guys.  Parenting can't be that hard.  A lil nip of scotch in the milk bottle about 8-8:30 should do the trick.

You're welcome.

 :tte:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on October 30, 2017, 06:42:26 PM
Come on, guys.  Parenting can't be that hard.  A lil nip of scotch in the milk bottle about 8-8:30 should do the trick.

You're welcome.

 :tte:

GBL for the win.
Worked on our parents.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mattstick on October 31, 2017, 10:34:49 PM
Who needs sleep? Not this one...
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: birdman on November 01, 2017, 06:05:24 AM
Who needs sleep? Not this one...
adorable
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on November 01, 2017, 07:31:51 AM
Who needs sleep? Not this one...
adorable

Yeah, that's a pretty cute baby.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: kellerb on November 03, 2017, 09:27:52 AM
Who needs sleep? Not this one...
adorable

Yeah, that's a pretty cute baby.

That's also what Mattstick looks like Every Single Time he reads the Paug. <EDIT: except he wears the headband, obviously>
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on November 03, 2017, 09:29:19 AM
Who needs sleep? Not this one...
adorable

Yeah, that's a pretty cute baby.

This.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mbw on November 03, 2017, 12:14:23 PM
Who needs sleep? Not this one...
adorable

Yeah, that's a pretty cute baby.

This.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: pcr3 on November 03, 2017, 01:50:29 PM
Who needs sleep? Not this one...
adorable

Yeah, that's a pretty cute baby.

This.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sls.stormyrider on November 03, 2017, 05:02:34 PM
Who needs sleep? Not this one...
adorable

Yeah, that's a pretty cute baby.

This.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on December 02, 2017, 10:43:09 PM
Big day today, my youngest had her day care Christmas concert and my oldest was in the local production of Christmas Carol.

Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: PIE-GUY on December 03, 2017, 08:26:01 AM
Them’s the smiliest smiles around!  :-D
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: pcr3 on February 06, 2018, 01:29:24 PM
Fack! My high energy 8 year old son broke his wrist last night. Gonna be a fun 6 weeks....
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: khalpin on February 06, 2018, 03:09:47 PM
Fack! My high energy 8 year old son broke his wrist last night. Gonna be a fun 6 weeks....
Ouch.  That sucks.  Sorry to hear.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: birdman on February 06, 2018, 03:19:20 PM
Fack! My high energy 8 year old son broke his wrist last night. Gonna be a fun 6 weeks....
Brutal. Good luck to the both of you
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on February 06, 2018, 03:40:57 PM
Fack! My high energy 8 year old son broke his wrist last night. Gonna be a fun 6 weeks....
Brutal. Good luck to the both of you

Get him some Tylenol and cue up Netflix.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: shoreline99 on February 06, 2018, 04:57:34 PM
Fack! My high energy 8 year old son broke his wrist last night. Gonna be a fun 6 weeks....
Brutal. Good luck to the both of you

Get him some Tylenol and cue up Netflix.

Don't laugh. My oldest daughter is on crutches right now after minor surgery on her foot (She's a runner). It's been all Tylenol and Netflix in our house. Hoping she gets cleared to ski over school break or it's going to really suck.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: antelope19 on September 28, 2018, 09:58:58 PM
We had a Halloween trial run at our house recently.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: birdman on September 29, 2018, 05:57:24 AM
We had a Halloween trial run at our house recently.
Too cute. You are truly right in the thick of it, Neely.
Good luck.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mattstick on September 29, 2018, 01:51:49 PM

Here's mine doing the "Give Me Your Phone Dad" look which dominates most of our photos.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on September 29, 2018, 04:13:51 PM
Man, the whole 1 - 5 age is just the freaking best. We just registered our youngest for kindergarten and I know it's only a matter of time before they develop an attitude and I'm not cool anymore.  :|
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: antelope19 on September 29, 2018, 04:54:43 PM
We had a Halloween trial run at our house recently.
Too cute. You are truly right in the thick of it, Neely.
Good luck.

Yup, and Thank You! A friend recently referred to it as the “Dog Days” of parenting.


Man, the whole 1 - 5 age is just the freaking best. We just registered our youngest for kindergarten and I know it's only a matter of time before they develop an attitude and I'm not cool anymore.  :|
Speak for yourself....Age 3 is fucking terrible.  :hereitisyousentimentalbastard

That said, I wouldn’t trade it for anything
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Caravan2001 on September 29, 2018, 05:05:40 PM
We had a Halloween trial run at our house recently.
Too cute. You are truly right in the thick of it, Neely.
Good luck.

Yup, and Thank You! A friend recently referred to it as the “Dog Days” of parenting.


Man, the whole 1 - 5 age is just the freaking best. We just registered our youngest for kindergarten and I know it's only a matter of time before they develop an attitude and I'm not cool anymore.  :|
Speak for yourself....Age 3 is fucking terrible.  :hereitisyousentimentalbastard

That said, I wouldn’t trade it for anything

I agree with Budd.  While age 2-3 can be tough as hell while you are in it, in hindsight it seems like a breeze compared to what I am dealing with now with 8 and 11.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: khalpin on September 29, 2018, 05:15:29 PM
We had a Halloween trial run at our house recently.
Too cute. You are truly right in the thick of it, Neely.
Good luck.

Yup, and Thank You! A friend recently referred to it as the “Dog Days” of parenting.


Man, the whole 1 - 5 age is just the freaking best. We just registered our youngest for kindergarten and I know it's only a matter of time before they develop an attitude and I'm not cool anymore.  :|
Speak for yourself....Age 3 is fucking terrible.  :hereitisyousentimentalbastard

That said, I wouldn’t trade it for anything

I agree with Budd.  While age 2-3 can be tough as hell while you are in it, in hindsight it seems like a breeze compared to what I am dealing with now with 8 and 11.
When mine were around that 2 and 4 age, I would often reminded myself that in thirty years I'll probably look back and say that that was the happiest time in my life.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on September 29, 2018, 10:08:20 PM
in thirty years I'll probably look back and say that that was the happiest time in my life.

This is sig worthy
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: birdman on September 29, 2018, 10:33:36 PM
We had a Halloween trial run at our house recently.
Too cute. You are truly right in the thick of it, Neely.
Good luck.

Yup, and Thank You! A friend recently referred to it as the “Dog Days” of parenting.


Man, the whole 1 - 5 age is just the freaking best. We just registered our youngest for kindergarten and I know it's only a matter of time before they develop an attitude and I'm not cool anymore.  :|
Speak for yourself....Age 3 is fucking terrible.  :hereitisyousentimentalbastard

That said, I wouldn’t trade it for anything

I agree with Budd.  While age 2-3 can be tough as hell while you are in it, in hindsight it seems like a breeze compared to what I am dealing with now with 8 and 11.
When mine were around that 2 and 4 age, I would often reminded myself that in thirty years I'll probably look back and say that that was the happiest time in my life.
my youngest will be heading out to college in less than a year. I’d give anything to go back and do it all again. Enjoy every minute
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on September 29, 2018, 10:44:11 PM
I was always that guy who didn't want kids.
Now I tell my wife I would be totally psyched if she had a set of twins and i'm 41 FFS.
She thinks I've lost it.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: antelope19 on November 24, 2018, 08:58:02 PM
Nailed it. Even Santa looks pissed.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on November 24, 2018, 09:37:03 PM
 :clap:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: khalpin on November 24, 2018, 11:39:36 PM
 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mbw on November 25, 2018, 07:55:13 PM
3 days into the neverending "why?" stage and am about to fucking lose it.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on November 26, 2018, 08:34:48 AM
3 days into the neverending "why?" stage and am about to fucking lose it.


 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: gah on November 26, 2018, 10:33:46 AM
Nailed it. Even Santa looks pissed.

3 days into the neverending "why?" stage and am about to fucking lose it.

Hilarious!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mattstick on November 26, 2018, 12:51:58 PM

We got a legit Santa this year (excuse the watermark).
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mbw on November 26, 2018, 01:15:59 PM
Speaking of Santa, we have been debating whether or not to go through that whole charade.  Anyone else tell their young kids the truth about Santa?
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: pcr3 on November 27, 2018, 12:14:27 PM
Speaking of Santa, we have been debating whether or not to go through that whole charade.  Anyone else tell their young kids the truth about Santa?

Not yet, and my kids are 9 and 6.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on November 27, 2018, 02:07:45 PM
Speaking of Santa, we have been debating whether or not to go through that whole charade.  Anyone else tell their young kids the truth about Santa?

Not yet, and my kids are 9 and 6.

It's as much fun for the parents I think. My parents didn't keep it going too long, maybe for religious reasons, not sure.
Now that elf on the shelf shit has got to go.  :samurai:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mehead on November 27, 2018, 02:26:49 PM
Speaking of Santa, we have been debating whether or not to go through that whole charade.  Anyone else tell their young kids the truth about Santa?

Let them figure it out on their own. They will eventually figure it out. Just be on the lookout when one of them figures it out first and then yaps their gums to the kid who still believes.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: kellerb on November 27, 2018, 02:53:09 PM
Speaking of Santa, we have been debating whether or not to go through that whole charade.  Anyone else tell their young kids the truth about Santa?

I don't remember ever believing in Santa.  I don't think my parents ever said anything one way or another.  I definitively don't remember "Finding out Santa isn't Real."

ON THE OTHER HAND

I got in SO MUCH SHIT with the wife last year b/c I didn't want to take bites out of cookies to leave on a plate xmas eve.  I'm not going to touch that subject again...........With a thirty-nine-and-a-half-foot pole.



Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: anthrax on December 08, 2018, 08:32:51 AM
https://youtu.be/2iLtlEzzdJ4
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mopper_smurf on December 11, 2018, 01:10:14 AM
My so's half brother came over with his wife and two little kids. One of the little brats tried to pull out some of my vinyls. My kids stepped in immediately, telling the little shit to leaving their dad's  music alone or else.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: justjezmund on December 13, 2018, 09:51:01 PM
My so's half brother came over with his wife and two little kids. One of the little brats tried to pull out some of my vinyls. My kids stepped in immediately, telling the little shit to leaving their dad's  music alone or else.

Haven’t kept up with this thread recently but this is one of the best examples of good parenting.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: kellerb on December 18, 2018, 03:13:49 PM
Three-year-old:

Quote
I want to see Slash come out of the church and play guitar
:clap:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mopper_smurf on December 20, 2018, 02:16:28 AM
Three-year-old:

Quote
I want to see Slash come out of the church and play guitar
:clap:

 :rawk: :rawk:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on March 05, 2019, 10:42:10 PM
https://www.facebook.com/104095743508110/videos/239769216925463/ (https://www.facebook.com/104095743508110/videos/239769216925463/)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: kellerb on March 06, 2019, 04:11:34 PM
Three-year-old:

Quote
I want to see Slash come out of the church and play guitar
:clap:

 :rawk: :rawk:

Also 3-yr-old:

Quote
I want to see Baby King at the White House again
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mopper_smurf on May 22, 2019, 09:47:19 AM
My son just walked in with his mates as I was cranking Trespass (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trespass_(album)) at the right volume.

Mate 1: WTF is your dad listening to?"
My son: "Peter Gabriel-era Genesis."
Mate 2: "Ah, my mum likes Phil Collins."
My son: "I bet she does. O, and he doesn't play on this one, right dad?"
Me: "Yup".
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 22, 2019, 10:34:24 AM
My son just walked in with his mates as I was cranking Trespass (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trespass_(album)) at the right volume.

Mate 1: WTF is your dad listening to?"
My son: "Peter Gabriel-era Genesis."
Mate 2: "Ah, my mum likes Phil Collins."
My son: "I bet she does. O, and he doesn't play on this one, right dad?"
Me: "Yup".

Nice, your son knows far more than I do about Peter Gabriel (and Phil Collins for that matter).
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: cactusfan on June 07, 2019, 02:48:47 PM
So, this happened about six weeks ago.
Life's a bit nutty these days.
As you can see, the gentleman in the photo is not pleased at the seeming lack of west coast fall dates.

Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: PIE-GUY on June 07, 2019, 03:11:35 PM
MAZAL TOV!!!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on June 07, 2019, 04:00:36 PM
So, this happened about six weeks ago.
Life's a bit nutty these days.
As you can see, the gentleman in the photo is not pleased at the seeming lack of west coast fall dates.

Big news!!!
Congrats!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Caravan2001 on June 07, 2019, 04:14:05 PM
Nice dude!  Enjoy!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mbw on June 07, 2019, 04:33:54 PM
Nice dude!  Enjoy!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: cactusfan on June 07, 2019, 05:23:33 PM
Many thanks.
So far so good.
I think he likes Phish.
Then again, he waves his arms around and makes funny faces no matter what I play, so we'll see.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: WhatstheUse? on June 07, 2019, 08:14:46 PM
Congrats dude.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mattstick on June 07, 2019, 08:22:28 PM
Enjoy him!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: ytowndan on June 07, 2019, 09:30:13 PM
Right on!  Congrats, man!  :beers:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sls.stormyrider on June 08, 2019, 09:05:00 AM
Awesome
Congrats!!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on June 10, 2019, 06:09:05 AM
Babies rule!

Congrats!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mopper_smurf on June 10, 2019, 06:52:57 AM
Many thanks.
So far so good.
I think he likes Phish.
Then again, he waves his arms around and makes funny faces no matter what I play, so we'll see.

Be sure to expose him to tons of Jimi and King Crimson asap. You can thank me later.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mehead on June 10, 2019, 07:59:28 AM
Congrats man!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: cactusfan on June 10, 2019, 12:45:03 PM
Many thanks.
So far so good.
I think he likes Phish.
Then again, he waves his arms around and makes funny faces no matter what I play, so we'll see.

Be sure to expose him to tons of Jimi and King Crimson asap. You can thank me later.

Oh, he'll be getting plenty of Jimi.
As bedtime lullabies, I'm already singing guitar lines from villanova junction (woodstock) and hey baby (copenhagen).
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mopper_smurf on July 18, 2019, 11:39:53 AM
"That Fishman dude should sing Without You."

My daughter after hearing Harry Nilsson.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on August 02, 2019, 07:41:30 AM
So last night as I was blasting some  :syf: and celebrating my 2nd daughter's 'gotcha' day (the day we took custody) I realized the crazy coincidental dates of our kids.

Mitike - born April 20  :smoke: and we took custody on March 17  :beerbang:
Sadie - born May 5 (cinco de mayo) and we took custody August 1 (Jerry's bday)

Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mehead on August 02, 2019, 09:47:22 AM
2 weeks from today my last little rugrat will be leaving for college. Let the empty nesting begin.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mbw on September 12, 2019, 10:02:10 PM
your kids all have their own youtube channel, right?
subscribe to mine!

https://youtu.be/h5glDzMQd1M
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on September 12, 2019, 10:44:50 PM
your kids all have their own youtube channel, right?
subscribe to mine!

https://youtu.be/h5glDzMQd1M

No but my 5 year old will love this.
The cinematography is breathtaking.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mbw on September 12, 2019, 11:06:48 PM
your kids all have their own youtube channel, right?
subscribe to mine!

https://youtu.be/h5glDzMQd1M

No but my 5 year old will love this.
The cinematography is breathtaking.

I didn't get a degree in cell phone film making for nothing.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: tet on September 13, 2019, 09:01:13 AM
your kids all have their own youtube channel, right?
subscribe to mine!

https://youtu.be/h5glDzMQd1M

smashing those like and subscribe buttons!!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: PIE-GUY on September 13, 2019, 10:12:37 AM
your kids all have their own youtube channel, right?
subscribe to mine!

https://youtu.be/h5glDzMQd1M

smashing those like and subscribe buttons!!

what he said
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mbw on March 08, 2020, 07:02:37 PM
Was listening to Contact today in the car with my boys, and naturally Union Federal was up next so I let it ride.  About 30 seconds into listening to fish play trombone one of my guys says "Papa this is a terrible song.   This is the worst song I ever heard.". The other chimed in, "this sounds like a cow is mooing in my face!" 😂. I hope they find their way home.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Superfreakie on March 08, 2020, 07:58:15 PM
I hope they find their way home.

Quality parenting right there. Put 'em in their place while young :clap:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: nab on March 09, 2020, 12:26:21 AM
My daughter was a Phish hater from an early age. It wasn't until she got into middle school band that I was able to relate some of the musicality to her.

Then the other day she expressed a newfound love for David Bowie and Ziggy Stardust in particular. She thought that her older cousin turned her on to Ziggy Stardust (that's cute).

Then we had a conversation about Halloween 2016 and all the other times Phish covered David Bowie; that Phish actually has a song called David Bowie.

To which she replied "Yeah but what about the Talking Heads?"

All good things in all good time... 
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mopper_smurf on March 09, 2020, 08:30:26 AM
My daughter was a Phish hater from an early age. It wasn't until she got into middle school band that I was able to relate some of the musicality to her.

Then the other day she expressed a newfound love for David Bowie and Ziggy Stardust in particular. She thought that her older cousin turned her on to Ziggy Stardust (that's cute).

Then we had a conversation about Halloween 2016 and all the other times Phish covered David Bowie; that Phish actually has a song called David Bowie.

To which she replied "Yeah but what about the Talking Heads?"

All good things in all good time...

 :laugh:

She will be asking why they  haven't played The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway yet. They grow up so fast.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mattstick on May 10, 2020, 06:11:54 PM
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Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: cactusfan on May 10, 2020, 08:51:17 PM
...

 :clap:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mopper_smurf on May 11, 2020, 04:29:14 AM
...

 :clap:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 11, 2020, 07:07:42 AM
...

 :clap:

Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: VDB on May 11, 2020, 11:42:53 AM
...

 :clap:

This kid gets it.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mopper_smurf on July 14, 2020, 12:52:42 AM
My daughter: "Do we have more Sonic Youth albums? I found only six of them."
Me: "You're right. We need more."
My daughter: "Good. BTW  have you heard about The Jesus and Mary Chain?"
Me: "Yup, full set under "J"."
My daughter: "(...)"
Me: "You looked under "T" right?"
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: VDB on July 30, 2020, 12:11:17 PM
Oh hey, I suppose I should sign this thread.

Haven't screwed anything up just yet.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mistercharlie on July 30, 2020, 03:30:53 PM
My daughter: "Do we have more Sonic Youth albums? I found only six of them."
Me: "You're right. We need more."
My daughter: "Good. BTW  have you heard about The Jesus and Mary Chain?"
Me: "Yup, full set under "J"."
My daughter: "(...)"
Me: "You looked under "T" right?"

 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mbw on July 30, 2020, 07:14:53 PM
Oh hey, I suppose I should sign this thread.

Haven't screwed anything up just yet.

Congrats and welcome!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on July 30, 2020, 07:39:42 PM
Oh hey, I suppose I should sign this thread.

Haven't screwed anything up just yet.

Congrats and welcome!

Sound like a natural.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: mopper_smurf on July 31, 2020, 08:14:12 AM
Oh hey, I suppose I should sign this thread.

Haven't screwed anything up just yet.

1. You will screw up, but it will take a kid a couple of years to notice.
2. Welcome.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: WhatstheUse? on August 04, 2020, 11:16:02 PM
Oh hey, I suppose I should sign this thread.

Haven't screwed anything up just yet.

Congrats and welcome!

Congrats dude.  :rawk:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: emay on August 05, 2020, 10:34:24 AM
Oh hey, I suppose I should sign this thread.

Haven't screwed anything up just yet.

Congrats and welcome!

Congrats dude.  :rawk:
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: sunrisevt on August 05, 2020, 12:31:25 PM
Oh hey, I suppose I should sign this thread.

Haven't screwed anything up just yet.

Congrats and welcome!

Congrats dude.  :rawk:

Mazel tov!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: antelope19 on August 09, 2020, 05:09:59 PM
Oldest starts kindergarten tomorrow. There’s gonna be some ugly crying in our house for sure from me and the wife. Honestly can’t believe she’s old enough for kindergarten!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on August 10, 2020, 09:11:49 AM
Oh hey, I suppose I should sign this thread.

Haven't screwed anything up just yet.

Babies rule!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: VDB on August 10, 2020, 12:26:43 PM
Oh hey, I suppose I should sign this thread.

Haven't screwed anything up just yet.

Babies rule!

His fist is more tiny and soft than iron but yes he does.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on August 18, 2020, 06:51:27 AM
A shot of the Budd clan from last week.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: khalpin on August 18, 2020, 08:08:58 AM
A shot of the Budd clan from last week.
That's a fantastic photo.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: kellerb on August 18, 2020, 11:42:21 AM
A shot of the Budd clan from last week.
That's a fantastic photo.
To me, it looks like the dog is taking a family selfie
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: rowjimmy on August 18, 2020, 01:07:08 PM
A shot of the Budd clan from last week.
That's a fantastic photo.
To me, it looks like the dog is taking a family selfie

Absolutely.
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: PIE-GUY on August 18, 2020, 02:39:43 PM
Apparently the dog is a 'paug lurker - doing his best to recreate a 'paug classic photo:

(https://i.imgur.com/FypW53W.jpg)
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: khalpin on August 18, 2020, 03:15:43 PM
Apparently the dog is a 'paug lurker - doing his best to recreate a 'paug classic photo:

(https://i.imgur.com/FypW53W.jpg)
So funny.  Did that chick end up on the floor a half second later?  And whoever took the picture didn't try and take a second one?
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: PIE-GUY on August 18, 2020, 03:41:48 PM
Apparently the dog is a 'paug lurker - doing his best to recreate a 'paug classic photo:

(https://i.imgur.com/FypW53W.jpg)
So funny.  Did that chick end up on the floor a half second later?  And whoever took the picture didn't try and take a second one?

a second one??? Why on earth would you tinker with perfection??
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: khalpin on August 18, 2020, 05:38:03 PM
Apparently the dog is a 'paug lurker - doing his best to recreate a 'paug classic photo:

(https://i.imgur.com/FypW53W.jpg)
So funny.  Did that chick end up on the floor a half second later?  And whoever took the picture didn't try and take a second one?

a second one??? Why on earth would you tinker with perfection??
:hereitisyousentimentalbastard
Touche
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Buffalo Budd on August 18, 2020, 08:21:09 PM
Holy shit, Murph has taken on the spirit of the photo bomb cougar caught in WTU's laser gaze?!?!
Title: Re: 'Paug Parents!
Post by: Caravan2001 on September 02, 2020, 04:20:14 PM
Seeing that picture again is like a visit from an old friend.  I mean, I have know idea who that girl is, but I feel like I know her....