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20 years of parenting, paid in full
« on: January 30, 2018, 03:05:11 PM »
My 10-year old girl wrote this note to me yesterday.
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Re: 20 years of parenting, paid in full
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 03:11:03 PM »
She really needs a laptop.
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Re: 20 years of parenting, paid in full
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 03:14:35 PM »
And a pony. Chicks love ponies*.






* Wife is a life-long equestrian, and STILL wants a pony. :)
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Re: 20 years of parenting, paid in full
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 03:19:06 PM »
Just when you think kids are too self-centered and unappreciative, they go and turn on you like that.  :bigok:
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Re: 20 years of parenting, paid in full
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 03:23:09 PM »
Exceptional!

I am very happy to say that I have similar notes tucked away from The G.

W and I have been blessed with a very strong adult relationship.


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Re: 20 years of parenting, paid in full
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2018, 05:00:44 PM »
Amazing, you should be proud.
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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2018, 05:03:28 PM »
Terrific!

That brought a little tear to my eye. Sweet!
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Re: 20 years of parenting, paid in full
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2018, 05:27:16 PM »
That’s every dads greatest wish....congratulations!  Well done.  👍

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Re: 20 years of parenting, paid in full
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2018, 08:12:45 PM »
Wait 'til you have grandkids. It gets even better. My oldest granddaughter drew this for me this past Thanksgiving.

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Re: 20 years of parenting, paid in full
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2018, 08:29:02 PM »
That’s awesome
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Re: 20 years of parenting, paid in full
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2018, 08:46:51 PM »
Well done Dad!  :clap:
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Re: 20 years of parenting, paid in full
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2018, 09:34:25 PM »
VERY cool!  Those are the notes that keep you warm.
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Re: 20 years of parenting, paid in full
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2018, 01:39:18 AM »
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Re: 20 years of parenting, paid in full
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2018, 05:44:52 AM »
Now we know why she is 'your favorite child'. This thread is full of awesome.

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Re: 20 years of parenting, paid in full
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2018, 10:20:45 AM »
And a pony. Chicks love ponies*.






* Wife is a life-long equestrian, and STILL wants a pony. :)

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Re: 20 years of parenting, paid in full
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2018, 10:22:13 AM »
...and yes, she's right.  You're the best Dad ever.  I never taught my kids how to gut a fish. :(

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Re: 20 years of parenting, paid in full
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2018, 10:31:44 AM »
I thought I was your favorite child?

At 48, I'm wishing I had kids. :-(

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Re: 20 years of parenting, paid in full
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2018, 02:21:26 PM »
After my son was able to call from basic training, he told me how much he appreciated all the things I did for him while he was growing up and that now he realized the many life lessons that I taught him and how much better off he was than many others that he was around..
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Re: 20 years of parenting, paid in full
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2018, 02:47:25 PM »
When I went in there (mostly) 3 types.

The naive
The street smart
The ones who the judge gave a choice of jail or enlisting

There was the one outlier who enlisted to slip away after a liquor store heist.

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Re: 20 years of parenting, paid in full
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2018, 03:06:16 PM »
I thought I was your favorite child?

At 48, I'm wishing I had kids. :-(
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Re: 20 years of parenting, paid in full
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2018, 03:10:46 PM »
After my son was able to call from basic training, he told me how much he appreciated all the things I did for him while he was growing up and that now he realized the many life lessons that I taught him and how much better off he was than many others that he was around..
cool. At least he realized it once he got out there. There is an amazing number of 18 year olds out there who can't wash their own clothes, don't know how to iron a dress shirt or sew on a button, or safely handle a found firearm, don't know how to clean the dishes or stop a toilet from overflowing, or cook a simple meal, or make their bed, or deal with a bully, calculate gas mileage, or make change, or stick a throwing hawk. :D
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Re: 20 years of parenting, paid in full
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2018, 03:50:00 PM »
my oldest daughters first year at college she called:
"thanks for teaching me things Dad"
"OK? like what?"
"Like all kinds of things, specially how to change a tire and jump start a car"
"well, ya, that's my job"
" Ya, well I appreciate it, so far this week I had to show 2 boys how to hook up jumper cables and one other idiot how to change a tire. he was so dumb I finally just did it for him"

"HAHA, that's Awesome!!"
"how do these idiots expect to survive in the real world?"
"I have no idea baby, no idea at all"
"me either"


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Re: 20 years of parenting, paid in full
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2018, 04:01:36 PM »
my oldest daughters first year at college she called:
"thanks for teaching me things Dad"
"OK? like what?"
"Like all kinds of things, specially how to change a tire and jump start a car"
"well, ya, that's my job"
" Ya, well I appreciate it, so far this week I had to show 2 boys how to hook up jumper cables and one other idiot how to change a tire. he was so dumb I finally just did it for him"

"HAHA, that's Awesome!!"
"how do these idiots expect to survive in the real world?"
"I have no idea baby, no idea at all"
"me either"

For every idiot child who can't do things, there's at least one parent who didn't teach that child. Ain't the kids' faults, really. :(
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Re: 20 years of parenting, paid in full
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2018, 04:26:32 PM »
Yup. You've won bigly.
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Re: 20 years of parenting, paid in full
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2018, 04:41:58 PM »

For every idiot child who can't do things, there's at least one parent who didn't teach that child. Ain't the kids' faults, really. :(

My daughters' boyfriend is like this. His dad abandoned the family when he was about 10, mom never remarried and raised him and his siblings alone. I show him how to do things, like changing tires or bulbs (on a car, he can change a light bulb I think  :lol: ).

He really appreciates it. I never make fun of his lack of knowledge, he's said it's embarrassing. My daughter almost breaks down in tears because it makes her so happy that we can work together and he's learning some basic skills.
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Re: 20 years of parenting, paid in full
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2018, 06:34:13 PM »
You may be a great dad, but you're a horrible friend.  When have you cooked for us? Hungry stomachs want to know?   :pokestick: :augie: :blbl:
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« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2018, 07:24:39 AM »

For every idiot child who can't do things, there's at least one parent who didn't teach that child. Ain't the kids' faults, really. :(

My daughters' boyfriend is like this. His dad abandoned the family when he was about 10, mom never remarried and raised him and his siblings alone. I show him how to do things, like changing tires or bulbs (on a car, he can change a light bulb I think  :lol: ).

He really appreciates it. I never make fun of his lack of knowledge, he's said it's embarrassing. My daughter almost breaks down in tears because it makes her so happy that we can work together and he's learning some basic skills.

That's awesome.  :thumbsup:
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Re: 20 years of parenting, paid in full
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2018, 07:47:46 AM »


My daughters' boyfriend is like this. His dad abandoned the family when he was about 10, mom never remarried and raised him and his siblings alone. I show him how to do things, like changing tires or bulbs (on a car, he can change a light bulb I think  :lol: ).

He really appreciates it. I never make fun of his lack of knowledge, he's said it's embarrassing. My daughter almost breaks down in tears because it makes her so happy that we can work together and he's learning some basic skills.

I feel sorry for the poor kids who have crappy parents. Had a family, if you can call them that, move in next door a few years ago. had a teenage daughter, probably 10 year old son and another daughter about 8. mom and dad were always fighting and the cops were there a couple times a week. one afternoon the boy comes over pushing his bike and asked if I could put the chain back on. I showed him how to do it and we lubed it up as well as adjusting the brakes so they worked. as he left he said "thanks a lot, my dad doesn't know how to do anything". poor kid was hauled off the next time the cops were out and the rest of them moved out a few weeks later. still bothers me that I didn't do more for the poor kid.
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Re: 20 years of parenting, paid in full
« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2018, 08:00:01 AM »
my oldest daughters first year at college she called:
"thanks for teaching me things Dad"
"OK? like what?"
"Like all kinds of things, specially how to change a tire and jump start a car"
"well, ya, that's my job"
" Ya, well I appreciate it, so far this week I had to show 2 boys how to hook up jumper cables and one other idiot how to change a tire. he was so dumb I finally just did it for him"

"HAHA, that's Awesome!!"
"how do these idiots expect to survive in the real world?"
"I have no idea baby, no idea at all"
"me either"

That sounds like me in my 1st year of college.  I swear to gods I taught someone new how to do their laundry every freaking week!  I had to explain to one of the cheerleaders why you didn't mix red clothes in with the whites. :willy:

Good on you 1K for teaching your kids how to do stuff.  Fourstring and I are working on that every day with both kids.
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