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Thoughts on kids by some mothers.

Princesss04
December 8th, 2004, 03:05 PM
Mothers of teens know why some animals eat their young.



Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat
word for word what you shouldn't have said.



Children: You spend the first 2 years of their life teaching
them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next 16 years
telling them to sit down and shut-up.



Insanity is hereditary. You get it from your kids.



I love to give homemade gifts. Which one of my kids
do you want?



Children are natural mimics who act like their parents,
despite every effort to teach them good manners.



Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like
shoveling the drive before it has stopped snowing.



"There is only one pretty child in the world... and every
mother has it." - Chinese Proverb.



Children will soon forget your presents. They will always
remember your presence.



The main purpose of holding children's parties is to remind
yourself that there are children more awful than your own.



Grandchildren are God's reward for not killing your kids.



"Who are these kids and why are they calling me Mom?"



You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of
the people some of the time, but you can never fool mom.



A child's greatest period of growth is the month after
you've purchased new school clothes.



Anyone who says "Easy as taking candy from a baby"
has never tried it.



The best inheritance parents can give their children is
a few minutes of their time each day.

Cinnabear
December 8th, 2004, 04:05 PM
LOL. Very true. :D :D

whinnie-boo
December 8th, 2004, 04:54 PM
That was sooooo cute. :crazy:

chico2
December 8th, 2004, 05:04 PM
Having brought up 3 boys,now adult(34,38 and 42yrs).....I keep wondering,will they ever be adult????

Princesss04
December 8th, 2004, 06:02 PM
LOL you all are to funny, I have no children yet but when I read this I was like UM maybe we will wait a little longer. LOL :D

Schwinn
December 8th, 2004, 06:16 PM
LOL you all are to funny, I have no children yet but when I read this I was like UM maybe we will wait a little longer. LOL :D

Yea, where were you and your list 3 months ago when we decided NOT to go to the movies??

Sneaky2006
December 8th, 2004, 10:29 PM
Cute!!
Hmmm Schwinn... the wife's pregnant?? Congrats if she is! :love:

lilith_rizel
December 8th, 2004, 10:37 PM
Children: You spend the first 2 years of their life teaching
them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next 16 years
telling them to sit down and shut-up.



loved that one

Schwinn
December 8th, 2004, 11:20 PM
Cute!!
Hmmm Schwinn... the wife's pregnant?? Congrats if she is! :love:

I'm confused, because I'm told that you aren't supposed to wait until the 3rd month to announce, yet we've told my dad and his wife, but it hasn't been 3 months, but according to the way they calculate it it has and...my head hurts.

Anyway, we were married 3 months ago, and while my wife was anxious to start a family, we thought it would take longer! Dumb doctor...4-6 months my butt! I'm still trying to get used to the idea of being married! I'm trying to convince my wife to let me by an Xbox for him (if it is a him). I keep saying he'll grow into it! :D

Cinnabear
December 9th, 2004, 01:25 AM
Congrats Schwinn :crazy: You're going to love to share your xbox. LOL. :grouphug:

Sneaky2006
December 9th, 2004, 08:01 AM
and...my head hurts. Get used to your head hurting... only 6 months to go!

PS: A girl would like an XBox too... :D :love:

Writing4Fun
December 9th, 2004, 08:10 AM
Get the gamecube! Way more games for the little ones (and therefore easier to justify). ;) Congrats on your recent wedding and on the impending arrival. Yeah, trying to figure out how they track this stuff can be confusing. Is it calendar months or "4wks is a month"? I think the 3mth rule applies to the "4wk" thingy. By the way, your doctor wasn't considering your location when telling you how long it would take. I swear they put fertility drugs in the water up here ... people are breeding like rabbits!

Children: You spend the first 2 years of their life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next 16 years telling them to sit down and shut-up.
LOL!! Yeah, I have one in each stage, so I can vouch for this one personally!!

Sneaky2006
December 9th, 2004, 08:14 AM
About the 4 week thingy... it does get confusing... they also go by the date of their last cycle as the start of the pregnancy, not by the day they actually conceived.

jackieb
December 9th, 2004, 08:23 AM
yes it can get confusing the pregnancy thing and it goes on your last period date as sneaky said congrats!!

this was a great read

I too have 3 boys chico but mine are all young and a handfull :grouphug:

Iggette
December 9th, 2004, 08:24 AM
Having brought up 3 boys,now adult(34,38 and 42yrs).....I keep wondering,will they ever be adult????

rotflmao @ Chico........

They're men :rolleyes: .....lol....need I say more :D

No insults intended to the men here :p just joking around.....lmao

Schwinn..... Congrats I hope all goes well and..........yes dear I think the XBOX is a lovely idea, why not a hotwheel set, remote control cars and maybe even a big screen TV he/she would definitly grow into that :D

:D Oh me so funny :p

chico2
December 9th, 2004, 08:31 AM
JackieB..and they'll continue being a handful until at least 50yrs old :crazy:

Schwinn
December 9th, 2004, 09:49 AM
Schwinn..... Congrats I hope all goes well and..........yes dear I think the XBOX is a lovely idea, why not a hotwheel set, remote control cars and maybe even a big screen TV he/she would definitly grow into that :D

:D Oh me so funny :p


WAAAY ahead of you there! I've already picked out the Hot wheels set, and I'm trying to find my old ones. I've also been looking at bike trailers (and bikes...I bet you can guess what kind :) )

My wife is convinced it will be a boy (but of course, as long as it is healthy!) We've been debating names for a while. I've always like Luke, and she had a dream of me hanging over the crib, "Luke! I am you FAAATHER!!". Of course, I'd be teaching him to eat. "Luke! Use the fork!" And there is a middle name that has been passed along (Roy), so we've been referring to him as Elroy (for Lucas Roy).

And if it IS a girl, well, that's one reason I want to be a cop, so her first boyfriend knows her dad carries a gun. And I've gotten back to the gym, so when he does show up, I'll be the biggest monster he's ever seen! :D

As for the time-frame, we know it didn't happen before the wedding, which was Sept 24. I barely touched her! I've started wearing 2 pairs of pants to bed, and sleeping with my back to her.

I think my wife has trained Daisy to groom me for getting up in the night. She's doing this wierd thing where she'll come to my side of the bed and lick me (which is better than the "face-butt" she used to give me). I'm like, "What's up, pup? You need to go outside?" She gets all wiggle butt, I jump up out of bed, start walking towards the bedroom door, and she makes a hard right and lies down on her matt on my wife's side of the bed and falls back to sleep. That is very wierd. I'm staring at her going, "What the...? Did you have a bad dream? Did you think I stopped breathing and were checking?" Very wierd.

Schwinn
December 9th, 2004, 09:50 AM
Having brought up 3 boys,now adult(34,38 and 42yrs).....I keep wondering,will they ever be adult????

And I've been told at 33, I'm really just a big kid, so...no. No we don't.

lilith_rizel
December 9th, 2004, 01:09 PM
Anyway, we were married 3 months ago, and while my wife was anxious to start a family, we thought it would take longer! Dumb doctor...4-6 months my butt!

We James and I were married for 2 1/2 months before he said he wanted to have a baby, and we got lucky on the first try. I think that pregnancies is something that you shouldn't try to predict. because no matter what, it won't be right.

glasslass
December 9th, 2004, 02:59 PM
It's an old saying . . . the difference between men and boys is the price of their toys! :D

Doesn't anyone have any interest in electric trains anymore? Probably too tame compared to video games. We collect American Flyer from 1953-1957. At the train shows, we see lots of men, but very few with their sons with them. Sad.

Congrats Schwinn! :thumbs up What name if it's a girl?

Is your name connected to the bicycle?

Schwinn
December 9th, 2004, 03:15 PM
It's an old saying . . . the difference between men and boys is the price of their toys! :D

Doesn't anyone have any interest in electric trains anymore? Probably too tame compared to video games. We collect American Flyer from 1953-1957. At the train shows, we see lots of men, but very few with their sons with them. Sad.

Congrats Schwinn! :thumbs up What name if it's a girl?

Is your name connected to the bicycle?

I would love an electric train. Unfortunatly, time and money preclude me from getting one. I spend way more money on mountain biking (which, to answer your question about my name, yes!) then I should. I still can't believe that I could sell my current bike for more than my first 3 cars! Of course, that's more a comment on my first three cars than my bike...
If my child (son or daughter) wants to get into trains, I will happily do that with them.

We're still discussing girl names. My wife is in love with a name that, if you put the common short form with my last name, it's another word for "butt". We've kicked a few names around, like Emily and Claire. I think we'll get more serious about names when we get closer. Cheryl is now waffling on Luke.

She just had an ultra-sound today, and apparently it has all of it's parts (yay!). At this point, it's still an it, but it's a healthy it! It's finally starting to become real. I'm interested to see what we "spawn" on the world :D

glasslass
December 9th, 2004, 03:29 PM
Look at your pets and you'll get an idea of how your child will turn out. Your pets reflect it when they have a mama and a papa that take time to train, gently discipline, and provide lots of hugs and kisses. You'll do just great! :thumbs up

Actually, we paid $250 for a plastic train car that sold for less than $10 new in the 50's. Not a bad investment!

mona_b
December 9th, 2004, 08:02 PM
LMAO.SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO very true. :D ..As a mother of a 17 year old daughter,I can relate....LOL

Schwinn,you are to funny.And congrats by the way.You life as you know it is over....LOL....Just kidding... :p

You think your head hurts now,just you wait....Hehehehe.. :p

With me,I found out I was pregnant at 6 months.Nope,I had no morning sickness,no heartburn,yes I was still getting my "buddy"...But not that badI was still on the pill.Wasn't gaining weight.And I was in labour for 4 hours.But boy am I paying for the easy pregnancy and labour now...LOL.

I picked a different name for her....Her name is Kyra.Sounds like Tyra (Banks)the model but with a K...But at times I call her Attitude,cause does she ever have one at times.

glasslass
December 9th, 2004, 08:23 PM
Schwinn, you can combine hobbies and baby. My baby loves riding the bike!

Schwinn
December 10th, 2004, 12:31 PM
I do intend to combine my hobbies and kids (as long as they want to). What I meant was, my current hobby costs a stupid amount of money, and I don't have enough left over for any others! Okay, I'm just too cheap. And I'm socking it all away for when my wife goes on maternaty leave.

We got a picture yesterday. My wife was very excited, then looked at me and said, "Look at the size of that head! That's your fault!"

STAMPDesigns
December 10th, 2004, 12:51 PM
Congrats!!! My husband and I have three girls, so he's already purchased the ball bat and has practiced his lines of "This is my daughter and if you hurt her I will *insert no nice words here* to you". I was 5 months along when I found out we were having twins, thank god you lay down for ultrasounds!!! With our first, we were married and pregnant in the same month and in that order.

Keep us posted :)

Schwinn
December 10th, 2004, 04:40 PM
Congrats!!! My husband and I have three girls, so he's already purchased the ball bat and has practiced his lines of "This is my daughter and if you hurt her I will *insert no nice words here* to you". I was 5 months along when I found out we were having twins, thank god you lay down for ultrasounds!!! With our first, we were married and pregnant in the same month and in that order.

Keep us posted :)

Best line I heard was the father putting his arms around the boyfriend and saying, "That there is my little girl, my one and only, my life. So if you have any thoughts of hugging, or kissing, or anything like that. Remember this--I have no problem going back to prison!"

And yes, same month, same order for us!

chico2
December 10th, 2004, 04:53 PM
Having three sons,many times in their teenage years I wished I could have adopted them out or put them in a shelter,or put in an add"free to good home"
but luckily every stage passes :D If we had had a daughter my husband would have gone ballistic,forget about dating,nobody would have been good enough for his girl....seeing the way girls dress today,he would have been a nut-case :D

BamaRama
December 10th, 2004, 05:01 PM
Congrats Schwinn!! Keep us posted when you find out the sex;)

Schwinn
December 10th, 2004, 05:27 PM
Congrats Schwinn!! Keep us posted when you find out the sex;)

We've decided to wait until it is born. I don't want to start worrying about it sooner than I have to! :rolleyes:

That being said, I have guilt because I want a boy. I almost think that finding the sex out before it is born will avoid being, uh, "disappointed". I would feel like the most horrible monster if I was. I'm sure I won't be. It's my child, and I'm sure I'll spoil it no matter what the sex is. I just hope she likes rally cars and mountain bikes!

chico2
December 10th, 2004, 05:33 PM
Schwinn,with you as a dad,I am sure she will,just don't forget the training-wheels and helmet! Do you need an adopted grandma :crazy:

Schwinn
December 10th, 2004, 06:01 PM
Schwinn,with you as a dad,I am sure she will,just don't forget the training-wheels and helmet! Do you need an adopted grandma :crazy:

Helmets will be mandatory! I'm a bike patroller at a resort, so I'm anal about it. Plus, I have a shelf of broken helmets for my bike-themed rec room to prove why I wear them (or why I shouldn't ride, as my wife would point out ;) ) When I get my website up, I'll post it so you can see my "Put your mellon in a bucket" logo! As for adopted grandma, I think you may have to beat off the existing two in waiting! (My mom is going to go nuts, in a good way! She's been talking about grandchildren since before we were married! Good thing we didn't waste time)

Thanks for all the kinds words, everyone! My biggest fear is not being a good Dad, but I think that might be my biggest strength. Firm, but fair, and most importantly, fun! I'm just looking forward to sharing the toys!

glasslass
December 11th, 2004, 12:39 PM
Helmets will be mandatory! I'm a bike patroller at a resort, so I'm anal about it.

UhhOhh! Just have to prove that when we are actually going for a ride, I use my helmut, headlight, and, you can't see it, my blinking red tail light! I worry about no helmuts for dogs though! When we ride together, it's strictly down quiet residential streets or along the irrigation canal banks that cut across our city! The last few years though I've seen a lot of parents pulling those little carts behind their bikes with small kids - right in busy traffic. I do think that's wrong! We have bike lanes, but some drivers are just inconsiderate and some seem to delight in seeing how close to you they can go.

chico2
December 11th, 2004, 04:47 PM
Awww Glasslass,that is just too cute,Den-Den is a very lucky pooch!!
I would like to try that with one of my cats....no,I think not :eek: