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“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#21 Apr 4, 2014
Sublime1 wrote:
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Hells yeah. I'm getting the boat ready for some fishing, hopefully Sunday. I doubt I will be fishing, tho. I'll try to just keep them from losing an eye.
I hope it goes better than last time. The last time I tried fishing with all 3 of them was maybe 5 or 6 years ago in Canada ... within 10 minutes of starting to fish, one of them dropped their pole in the water never to be seen again and two of them had their lines tangled in the propeller. It's so funny to look back at it now.
Kite flying is a very similar experience for us. I spend most of my time untangling lines and have absolutely zero fun.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#22 Apr 4, 2014
Toj wrote:
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Seriously? All the hot guys had long hair when I went to school.
Yeah, but I was in high school roughly 20 yrs ago, not 50

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#23 Apr 4, 2014
Sublime1 wrote:
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I didn't think guys wore their hair long in the 1940s?
;p
I love when I get these little reminders about how much of a dick you are.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#24 Apr 4, 2014
edogxxx wrote:
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Yeah, but I was in high school roughly 20 yrs ago, not 50
I realize that -- fashion and times change, even from place to place in some instances.

It's just hair. For me the issue is more that the dad choose this issue as a battle. What is he going to do if/when the truly bad stuff happens?

Since: Aug 08

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#25 Apr 4, 2014
Toj wrote:
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I love when I get these little reminders about how much of a dick you are.
It's called a light hearted joke, spazz.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#26 Apr 4, 2014
Toj wrote:
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I realize that -- fashion and times change, even from place to place in some instances.
It's just hair. For me the issue is more that the dad choose this issue as a battle. What is he going to do if/when the truly bad stuff happens?
Think of it this way, today it's long hair. Tomorrow it might be a tattoo The day after that, it's smoking rocks. If the son is doing this out of a "rebellious nature," and the parents don't put their foot down, kid's gonna end up "rebelling" himself right into prison and the parents have failed
Julie

Chicago, IL

#27 Apr 4, 2014
LW1: Your husband needs to pick his battles about more important things.
He has *no* idea how lucky he is #stickuphisbuttmoron

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#28 Apr 4, 2014
Did you ever get the gas tank fixed? Last I heard you were dissecting the boat.
Sublime1 wrote:
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Hells yeah. I'm getting the boat ready for some fishing, hopefully Sunday. I doubt I will be fishing, tho. I'll try to just keep them from losing an eye.
I hope it goes better than last time. The last time I tried fishing with all 3 of them was maybe 5 or 6 years ago in Canada ... within 10 minutes of starting to fish, one of them dropped their pole in the water never to be seen again and two of them had their lines tangled in the propeller. It's so funny to look back at it now.

Since: Aug 08

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#29 Apr 4, 2014
squishymama wrote:
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Kite flying is a very similar experience for us. I spend most of my time untangling lines and have absolutely zero fun.
Fishing didn't last two long for them in Canada. After that I turned to Bambi and said, I can't do this. I came up there to do some heavy duty fishing and bring home my limit and my wife's limit, not fish with mini Moe, Larry, and Curly, lol.

The boys still had a blast just being out on the water for the day, holding the fish I caught, having shore lunch with their cousins, hanging out in the cabin, and getting away for a vacation in the wilderness. They keep asking to go back.

Before we even got on the water, the one year they broke my brand new Walleye fishing pole too that I just spent $200 bucks on ... before I even got to use the thing. I was not a happy daddy.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#30 Apr 4, 2014
Sublime1 wrote:
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True, but parents have had idiosyncratic rules forever. Some parents want your room to be kept spotless. My dad made my bro take out an earring. Was that necessary? Probably not, but he was the father.
The LW doesn’t have to feel the same as the husband does about it, but she shouldn’t be undermining him.
Rather than getting the husband to change, the thing to do is sit the kid down and say I don’t think having long hair is a big deal, but your father doesn’t like it … he thinks you look sloppy and messy with it … that's just the way he feels ... he does a lot for all of us, including you … you live under our roof for now and you need to respect your father … when you turn 18 and go away to college you can do what you want to do, but for now, for the sake of harmony in the house, you need to listen to your father and perhaps we can see if we can work on some sort of compromise in between long hair and short hair.
Parents need to raise kids as a team, not in competition where you are constantly undermining each other.
if mom & dad disagree, why do you think mom should be the one to give in? Wht shouldn't he be the one to lighten up? Isn't he undermining her just as much as you claim she is undermining him?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#31 Apr 4, 2014
Mister Tonka wrote:
if mom & dad disagree, why do you think mom should be the one to give in? Wht shouldn't he be the one to lighten up? Isn't he undermining her just as much as you claim she is undermining him?
Then why wth should the man give in? Isn't she undermining him just as much as he's undermining her?

You've got one parent who thinks one way, one parent who thinks the other. So who gives?

The breadwinner? If it's the woman, his opinion is meaningless...well, not "meaningless"... considered but refused

If it's the man, her opinion is... possibly refused

Now what?

Since: Aug 08

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#32 Apr 4, 2014
RACE wrote:
<quoted text>Did you ever get the gas tank fixed? Last I heard you were dissecting the boat.
Yeah. I ended up putting in a smaller gas tank

After I had boat halfway taken apart, we could not get the top separated from the transom. They laid down sheets of fiber glass and resin and there was just no way to get back there and cut the joint without. So I couldn't pop the top.

Our other option was to just cut a huge hole in the back deck and take the old tank out, but I didn't want to compromise the structure. My kids are on the back deck all the time jumping out of the boat. I just had a bad feeling about that.

After a whole lotta work we decided to put the boat back together and cut the old one out with a sawzal and to put in a smaller gas tank. I think one I have is 15 gallons and old one was 30. Not optimal, but better than cutting holes in the boat and trying to repair it.

I think I got it up and running last june. We spent a fair amount of time after that out on the lake last summer.

Since: Aug 08

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#33 Apr 4, 2014
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>if mom & dad disagree, why do you think mom should be the one to give in? Wht shouldn't he be the one to lighten up? Isn't he undermining her just as much as you claim she is undermining him?
No mom is just siding with the son over her husband and thinking he should get to over rule his dad and do something that pizzes the living hell out of his dad. She'd rather please her son than her husband and that's the problem I have. It's not like she doesn't like shorter hair or has a problem with it.

Since: Aug 08

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#34 Apr 4, 2014
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah. I ended up putting in a smaller gas tank

After I had boat halfway taken apart, we could not get the top separated from the transom. They laid down sheets of fiber glass and resin and there was just no way to get back there and cut the joint without. So I couldn't pop the top.

Our other option was to just cut a huge hole in the back deck and take the old tank out, but I didn't want to compromise the structure. My kids are on the back deck all the time jumping out of the boat. I just had a bad feeling about that.

After a whole lotta work we decided to put the boat back together and cut the old one out with a sawzal and to put in a smaller gas tank. I think one I have is 15 gallons and old one was 30. Not optimal, but better than cutting holes in the boat and trying to repair it.

I think I got it up and running last june. We spent a fair amount of time after that out on the lake last summer.
There's a marina to get gas out on the lake we frequent. I've never even had to hit it up even with the smaller tank.
boundary painter

Waco, TX

#35 Apr 5, 2014
Glance into the future

To resolve the "hair dilemma", LW1:

(a) bought the son's hair when it was long enough to harvest for
Locks of Love, Pantene Beautiful Braids or another cancer comfort group
(b) recruited a cute girl who liked the son to talk him into a flattering ,
masculine hair style
(c) helped him and his father count the days until he could go to college and move out to his own place.
or
(d) other

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