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bowtown
01-11-2011, 10:41 AM
It's back! Hello, old friend.

Beantown Bronco
01-11-2011, 10:50 AM
I let my 4 year old boy watch the Twilight Zone marathon they had over New Years Weekend with me. Made sure he saw the one with the little girl that disappears under her bed into some other dimension, right before he had to go to bed. Didn't faze him one bit.

Still trying to find a movie, other than Robin Hood of all things, that gives the damn kid nightmares.

Dr. Broncenstein
01-11-2011, 10:56 AM
I let my 4 year old boy watch the Twilight Zone marathon they had over New Years Weekend with me. Made sure he saw the one with the little girl that disappears under her bed into some other dimension, right before he had to go to bed. Didn't faze him one bit.

Still trying to find a movie, other than Robin Hood of all things, that gives the damn kid nightmares.

Try Deliverance. My dad made me watch that movie and I was f--ked up for a good while afterwards. In fairness to him, I was 12 or 13 at the time.

bendog
01-11-2011, 11:07 AM
I was going to make my kid watch the Broncos 2010 season, but in the end decided Hostel would less traumatic.

Beantown Bronco
01-11-2011, 11:12 AM
I was going to make my kid watch the Broncos 2010 season, but in the end decided Hostel would less traumatic.

I am soooooo glad I didn't see those movies before I did the solo travel thing around Europe.

Tombstone RJ
01-11-2011, 11:18 AM
there are no stupid children, just stupid parents.

TailgateNut
01-11-2011, 11:24 AM
there are no stupid children, just stupid parents.


If there aren't any stupid children, how do you explain Jhns?

mikey555
01-11-2011, 12:03 PM
Stupid People Shouldn't Breed...that way there wouldn't be stupid children!LOL

Bronco Vixen
01-11-2011, 12:40 PM
I let my 4 year old boy watch the Twilight Zone marathon they had over New Years Weekend with me. Made sure he saw the one with the little girl that disappears under her bed into some other dimension, right before he had to go to bed. Didn't faze him one bit.

Still trying to find a movie, other than Robin Hood of all things, that gives the damn kid nightmares.

Sex and the City, anything with J-Lo or the Wayans brothers dressing as woman and/or children, or alternatively anything that forces me to look at, or even more frighteningly listen to, that big-faced miley cyrus. All keep me up at night for sure.

I just got excoriated at the park by the leader of the third reich/neighborhood mom's group because my 3-year-old said "drink it in" after farting.

And yet I chose not to judge her little flaxen-haired, doe-eyed, booger-eating, entitled, turd of a crybaby, who will grow up to be about as funny as a flaming case of gonorrhea.

To each their own in the parenting department I guess.

bendog
01-11-2011, 12:47 PM
neighborhood mom group. - That made me cringe more than having the wife and daughter watch sex in the city II last week

OABB
01-11-2011, 01:00 PM
Sex and the City, anything with J-Lo or the Wayans brothers dressing as woman and/or children, or alternatively anything that forces me to look at, or even more frighteningly listen to, that big-faced miley cyrus. All keep me up at night for sure.

I just got excoriated at the park by the leader of the third reich/neighborhood mom's group because my 3-year-old said "drink it in" after farting.

And yet I chose not to judge her little flaxen-haired, doe-eyed, booger-eating, entitled, turd of a crybaby, who will grow up to be about as funny as a flaming case of gonorrhea.

To each their own in the parenting department I guess.

When neighborhood moms get together two things can happen.

the first, which is the most harmless ofthe two, is gossip of every women prettier and thinner and the constant insulting of their husbands.

Second, the planning to ruin any semblance of fun, free will or imagination that a kid may enjoy by overprotection and fear based control freak tactics. it's best for all parties involved that these cobweb stuffed mediocre aging ****stains stay home, watch twilight and shut the **** up.

ghwk
01-11-2011, 01:04 PM
When neighborhood moms get together two things can happen.

the first, which is the most harmless ofthe two, is gossip of every women prettier and thinner and the constant insulting of their husbands.

Second, the planning to ruin any semblance of fun, free will or imagination that a kid may enjoy by overprotection and fear based control freak tactics. it's best for all parties involved that these cobweb stuffed mediocre aging ****stains stay home, watch twilight and shut the **** up.

Actually from what I've seen that gossip stuff can really f**k some s**t up between parents.

OABB
01-11-2011, 01:16 PM
Actually from what I've seen that gossip stuff can really **** some s**t up between parents.

true.

bendog
01-11-2011, 01:22 PM
I just wanted to be in the neighborhood mother's support group.

ghwk
01-11-2011, 01:32 PM
I guess I gotta cry foul when we know parents letting their 6 year old play COD Black Ops. That's just ****ed up IMO.

OABB
01-11-2011, 01:55 PM
I guess I gotta cry foul when we know parents letting their 6 year old play COD Black Ops. That's just ****ed up IMO.

America is a war loving country. I don't think this is a problem imo. NOw, letting your kids watch sex in the city is bad. Telling your kid think that growing up to be a lonely aging whore is exciting and they can look forward to an exciting job in journalism and have adoring friends is a disaster in waiting.

If little johnny wants to kill cold war era ruskies, I say let him enjoy the fun our parent got to!


USA USA USA!

broncocalijohn
01-11-2011, 02:00 PM
Funny how people say things on the internet they would never say in real life.

If I was a close friend, I would. I would tell you that you are overreacting then tell you that you are all over the map as you state that UFC is ok but Ghostbusters isnt. I say it here because it is not personal and we arent friends. Being in person as someone who doesnt know you, would mean I am butting into a situation I have no reason to give an opinion. Big difference. Internet forums bends the rules much more.

This one now bumped 12 times (or so).

bendog
01-11-2011, 02:03 PM
it turned the lad hetero

<img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_V4w18ZWaPas/SUk6QQc4bdI/AAAAAAAADM0/H_lcVyFmCcY/s400/Sigourney+Weaver+Ghostbusters+3.jpg">

Bronco Vixen
01-11-2011, 02:10 PM
neighborhood mom group. - That made me cringe more than having the wife and daughter watch sex in the city II last week

As it should.
I’m telling you those women are scarier than a pack of wild rabid boars in aggregate. Very little good comes of making your children the epicenter of one’s world & identity, particularly when it comes at the expense of all else (i.e., one’s relationship with their spouse, their football team, their sanity etc.).

Let’s face it, toddlers are basically gigantic a$$holes who are selfish, unreasonable, exhausting, little whingers that generally suck the life out of you, interspersed with momentary lapses of heart melting amazingness – much like that phenomenal golf shot that keeps you coming back for more, while ignoring the hours of agony. I too would be clinically psychotic if I had little else to focus on in my world.

How folks manage without any semblance of a sense of humor is beyond me.

Tombstone RJ
01-11-2011, 02:17 PM
As it should.
I’m telling you those women are scarier than a pack of wild rabid boars in aggregate. Very little good comes of making your children the epicenter of one’s world & identity, particularly when it comes at the expense of all else (i.e., one’s relationship with their spouse, their football team, their sanity etc.).

Let’s face it, toddlers are basically gigantic a$$holes who are selfish, unreasonable, exhausting, little whingers that generally suck the life out of you, interspersed with momentary lapses of heart melting amazingness – much like that phenomenal golf shot that keeps you coming back for more, while ignoring the hours of agony. I too would be clinically psychotic if I had little else to focus on in my world.

How folks manage without any semblance of a sense of humor is beyond me.

Sounds like a lot of Broncos fans... I keed, I keed....

bendog
01-11-2011, 02:33 PM
As it should.
I’m telling you those women are scarier than a pack of wild rabid boars in aggregate. Very little good comes of making your children the epicenter of one’s world & identity, particularly when it comes at the expense of all else (i.e., one’s relationship with their spouse, their football team, their sanity etc.).

Let’s face it, toddlers are basically gigantic a$$holes who are selfish, unreasonable, exhausting, little whingers that generally suck the life out of you, interspersed with momentary lapses of heart melting amazingness – much like that phenomenal golf shot that keeps you coming back for more, while ignoring the hours of agony. I too would be clinically psychotic if I had little else to focus on in my world.

How folks manage without any semblance of a sense of humor is beyond me.

In all honesty, it really drove me nuts when my wife left her profession after the kid graduated from daycare to go into pre-school, and then couldn't get back in until the kid was around 5th grade, but those 7 years or so prolly made the kid the nice kid she is. I think my wife figured she'd give up two years of pre-school, kindergarten, and grades 1-3, but she miscalculated how hard it would be to get off of mommytrak. My wife will never get her career all the way back, or if she does it'll take her another five years, and that means 15 years sacrafice. I'm not saying it was really necessary, or that kids can't be just fine with day care and after school care, because I have seen that work as often or more so than when the mom goes mommytrak. But it was lucky for the kid that she could, given some grandparent illness and deaths in those years.

There's no doubt that ages 1-3 or even 4 are something that I'd avoid if there was any alternative. I loved dropping the kid off at daycare, and we literally cherished the time we had her with us. Getting off work was a rush to get her back to have her.

easymobee
01-12-2011, 03:51 AM
My 7 yr old plays black ops. Mostly zombie version online, can't say I've noticed a negative effect.

gunns
01-12-2011, 04:54 AM
That's an excuse for people that are too lazy to raise their boys.

Exactly.

rugbythug
01-12-2011, 06:28 AM
Stupid People Shouldn't Breed...that way there wouldn't be stupid children!LOL

Hitler agrees with you

rugbythug
01-12-2011, 06:34 AM
If I was a close friend, I would. I would tell you that you are overreacting then tell you that you are all over the map as you state that UFC is ok but Ghostbusters isnt. I say it here because it is not personal and we arent friends. Being in person as someone who doesnt know you, would mean I am butting into a situation I have no reason to give an opinion. Big difference. Internet forums bends the rules much more.

This one now bumped 12 times (or so).

This issue was not a reactionary jump I made. I choose the media my children consume very carefully. No need to really debate this on the om anymore nuance is lost on the interwebs.

rugbythug
01-12-2011, 06:37 AM
As it should.
I’m telling you those women are scarier than a pack of wild rabid boars in aggregate. Very little good comes of making your children the epicenter of one’s world & identity, particularly when it comes at the expense of all else (i.e., one’s relationship with their spouse, their football team, their sanity etc.).

Let’s face it, toddlers are basically gigantic a$$holes who are selfish, unreasonable, exhausting, little whingers that generally suck the life out of you, interspersed with momentary lapses of heart melting amazingness – much like that phenomenal golf shot that keeps you coming back for more, while ignoring the hours of agony. I too would be clinically psychotic if I had little else to focus on in my world.

How folks manage without any semblance of a sense of humor is beyond me.

My 3 are all sick this past week. My wife is starting to resemble gollam. (Life sucking analogy)

mikey555
01-12-2011, 07:51 AM
Hitler agrees with you

Thank you but Hitler was stupid too...And thank God he didn't breed!!8')

bendog
01-12-2011, 08:20 AM
the only laugh I got out of sex in the city two was when kristin davis's character thought the nanny was having it off with her husband, and her first concern was how she could manage the house without the nanny.

Abqbronco
01-12-2011, 08:37 AM
As it should.
I’m telling you those women are scarier than a pack of wild rabid boars in aggregate. Very little good comes of making your children the epicenter of one’s world & identity, particularly when it comes at the expense of all else (i.e., one’s relationship with their spouse, their football team, their sanity etc.).

Let’s face it, toddlers are basically gigantic a$$holes who are selfish, unreasonable, exhausting, little whingers that generally suck the life out of you, interspersed with momentary lapses of heart melting amazingness – much like that phenomenal golf shot that keeps you coming back for more, while ignoring the hours of agony. I too would be clinically psychotic if I had little else to focus on in my world.

How folks manage without any semblance of a sense of humor is beyond me.

This is hysterical. Absolutely made my day. Thanks!

I let my 10 and 7 year old play COD. They both think it sucks as do I. I also like to give the controller over to my 10 year old when I am getting schooled in MW2. The turn around is amazing. I see no adverse affects. Good kid, great grades, plays sports and is going to attend one of the top private schools in the city. It takes parenting though.

*WARHORSE*
01-12-2011, 09:00 AM
Weigh the 'sermon' of the day.......8')

Jesus said............nothing that goes into a man from the outside can make him unclean.

What makes a man unclean is whats on the inside, that comes out of a man.


I have four children. I can try to keep them inside my home, and 'protect' them from all the evil going on out there. I can turn the TV off and determine what they see. I can keep them from ipods and make them sing hyms instead. I can tell them what they can and cannot read.

But what happens when they walk out into the world as adults, and all this hits them in the face like a punch?


If youre fearless, at peace, loving and strong on the inside.......the outside doesnt matter.


How do your children get this way?


This is the purpose of parents.

Bronco Vixen
01-12-2011, 09:44 AM
In all honesty, it really drove me nuts when my wife left her profession after the kid graduated from daycare to go into pre-school, and then couldn't get back in until the kid was around 5th grade, but those 7 years or so prolly made the kid the nice kid she is. I think my wife figured she'd give up two years of pre-school, kindergarten, and grades 1-3, but she miscalculated how hard it would be to get off of mommytrak. My wife will never get her career all the way back, or if she does it'll take her another five years, and that means 15 years sacrafice. I'm not saying it was really necessary, or that kids can't be just fine with day care and after school care, because I have seen that work as often or more so than when the mom goes mommytrak. But it was lucky for the kid that she could, given some grandparent illness and deaths in those years.

There's no doubt that ages 1-3 or even 4 are something that I'd avoid if there was any alternative. I loved dropping the kid off at daycare, and we literally cherished the time we had her with us. Getting off work was a rush to get her back to have her.

I definitely don’t think that staying home to raise your children and making them your entire identity are inextricably intertwined. In fact, I think it’s even more critical for moms who stay at home to make sure that they incorporate additional sources of meaning in their lives.

Whether that be playing a sport, an art class, happy hour with their wine-oceros buddies during which they are not allowed to talk about anyone under 4 ft, figuring out their weekly 3-team teaser to ensure a little “walking around money,” and most importantly making time to hang with their significant other in a monster-free zone.

Believe me, everyone wins with that scenario.

Mile High Shack
01-12-2011, 09:53 AM
Is it bad, that when I get home, I'm tired, I hug my kids, we eat dinner, I play around and what not, but get so tired, I can't keep up with my 1 year old and have my 5 year old go check and see what he's doing. I know I should engage him more so he won't get in to as much stuff, but man, daddy is tired

Then we do bath time (yes Daddy does bath time) and I only kinda play, I mostly just make sure the 1 year old doesn't splash the entire contents of water out on the floor.

I feel worthless sometimes, I see like TV and stuff and parents constantly playing with them, am I just lazy?

cutthemdown
01-12-2011, 09:59 AM
I guess I gotta cry foul when we know parents letting their 6 year old play COD Black Ops. That's just ****ed up IMO.

Hurry up and write a law over it.

Popps
01-12-2011, 10:12 AM
Is it bad, that when I get home, I'm tired, I hug my kids, we eat dinner, I play around and what not, but get so tired, I can't keep up with my 1 year old and have my 5 year old go check and see what he's doing. I know I should engage him more so he won't get in to as much stuff, but man, daddy is tired

Then we do bath time (yes Daddy does bath time) and I only kinda play, I mostly just make sure the 1 year old doesn't splash the entire contents of water out on the floor.

I feel worthless sometimes, I see like TV and stuff and parents constantly playing with them, am I just lazy?

1 and 5 is tough, because I imagine you can't do much with them together at this stage. Plus, those are tough ages to begin with.

Sounds to me like your day-gig is tiring you out quite a bit. I get that, for sure. I have it good in the fact that I'm close to work, and I can even come home and play with my daughter at lunch. (Which I do almost every day.)
But, most people aren't so lucky in that regard. So, what to do?

Do you have a job where they might allow you to flex your hours a bit? Even by 30 minutes or so? Come in a bit earlier, leave a bit earlier? Do you think you're so tired because of anything else being physically wrong, or do you feel like it's a "normal" level of tired.

What about the weekends? Do you get to set aside activity time with them?

rugbythug
01-12-2011, 11:22 AM
Is it bad, that when I get home, I'm tired, I hug my kids, we eat dinner, I play around and what not, but get so tired, I can't keep up with my 1 year old and have my 5 year old go check and see what he's doing. I know I should engage him more so he won't get in to as much stuff, but man, daddy is tired

Then we do bath time (yes Daddy does bath time) and I only kinda play, I mostly just make sure the 1 year old doesn't splash the entire contents of water out on the floor.

I feel worthless sometimes, I see like TV and stuff and parents constantly playing with them, am I just lazy?

So this may sound stupid. But you get in better shape. And I still wash the kids. All 3 5,3,1 years old.

Mile High Shack
01-12-2011, 11:45 AM
So this may sound stupid. But you get in better shape. And I still wash the kids. All 3 5,3,1 years old.

did I mention I do homework with the 5 year old too before dinner? lol

then when swimming starts, I take her to swimming on tue and thurs

I think I need to get rich and get a maid like Alice

bendog
01-12-2011, 11:49 AM
I miss bedtime reading. After she got to middle school, I was useless for homework.

Old Dude
01-12-2011, 11:50 AM
I hate to tell you guys fathering the 5 and under crowd, but it actually gets worse.

The good news is that it finally eases up when they turn 25.

bendog
01-12-2011, 11:51 AM
It's gotten less labor intensive. Of course I have yet to have to stay up till 2am cause she's not home yet.

Rohirrim
01-12-2011, 11:52 AM
I hate to tell you guys fathering the 5 and under crowd, but it actually gets worse.

The good news is that it finally eases up when they turn 25.

I hope you're right about that.

bendog
01-12-2011, 12:01 PM
go dog go
oh the places you will go
santa mouse
what faust saw
olivia
papa please get the moon for me

Damn near broke my back lugging that **** up to the attic. My wife wanted me to put the frigging swing set up there too. God what an effing mess.

cousinal11
01-12-2011, 12:01 PM
I hate to tell you guys fathering the 5 and under crowd, but it actually gets worse.

The good news is that it finally eases up when they turn 25.


I have a 3 year old girl and 4 month old boy and the 4 month old just wears me out! Having to constantly be held, rocked, etc just taxes me. I head home tired from work, knowing the real work lies ahead...ouch. The wife keeps them during the day, but by the time I get home she is borderline psycho.

BroncosMT
01-12-2011, 12:03 PM
I definitely don’t think that staying home to raise your children and making them your entire identity are inextricably intertwined. In fact, I think it’s even more critical for moms who stay at home to make sure that they incorporate additional sources of meaning in their lives.

Whether that be playing a sport, an art class, happy hour with their wine-oceros buddies during which they are not allowed to talk about anyone under 4 ft, figuring out their weekly 3-team teaser to ensure a little “walking around money,” and most importantly making time to hang with their significant other in a monster-free zone.

Believe me, everyone wins with that scenario.

Amen

bendog
01-12-2011, 12:05 PM
My old dog Ben was sort of a nanny. He actually helped. Honestly, I don't recall it being bad. Money was a worry. Of course the kid was in daycare and we worked 60 hours a week, but we rotated nights and weekends. Then my wife didn't work for four years or so and was part-time through 4th grade.

OABB
01-12-2011, 01:07 PM
I definitely don’t think that staying home to raise your children and making them your entire identity are inextricably intertwined. In fact, I think it’s even more critical for moms who stay at home to make sure that they incorporate additional sources of meaning in their lives.

Whether that be playing a sport, an art class, happy hour with their wine-oceros buddies during which they are not allowed to talk about anyone under 4 ft, figuring out their weekly 3-team teaser to ensure a little “walking around money,” and most importantly making time to hang with their significant other in a monster-free zone.

Believe me, everyone wins with that scenario.

I have softened up on the idea of children lately. Maybe it's the hair loss, the b**** boobies or the general feeling that at 32 I spend all my time on a broncos message board, that I think there may be more to life and that kids would be nice. I can make jakey junior a broncos fan and a misogynist just like dear old dad. Plus, he can fetch me the remote and keep a look out for mom when I sneak a drink in the garage.

Honestly, since I believe you to be a reasonable parent, is it worth it?

I mean, really?

bendog
01-12-2011, 01:10 PM
I have softened up on the idea of children lately. Maybe it's the hair loss, the b**** boobies or the general feeling that at 32 I spend all my time on a broncos message board, that I think there may be more to life and that kids would be nice. I can make jakey junior a broncos fan and a misogynist just like dear old dad. Plus, he can fetch me the remote and keep a look out for mom when I sneak a drink in the garage.

Honestly, since I believe you to be a reasonable parent, is it worth it?

I mean, really?

not to jump the thread, but is your wife ok with this?

OABB
01-12-2011, 01:11 PM
not to jump the thread, but is your wife ok with this?

which part?

SoCalBronco
01-12-2011, 01:14 PM
http://actionflickchick.com/superaction/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/GhostbustersPoster1.jpg

bendog
01-12-2011, 01:19 PM
which part?

the having a kid part.

OABB
01-12-2011, 01:22 PM
the having a kid part.

Yes. She is warming up to it too. I think she wants help cleaning the house and with the laundry.

gyldenlove
01-12-2011, 01:23 PM
I have no kids, so I have fun, and I order pizza at 10 pm if I am hungry and I watch ghostbusters on sunday afternoon, and I play violent video games and I can sit down with a cold beer when I Get home and not worry about anything. :P

DomCasual
01-12-2011, 01:28 PM
Is it bad, that when I get home, I'm tired, I hug my kids, we eat dinner, I play around and what not, but get so tired, I can't keep up with my 1 year old and have my 5 year old go check and see what he's doing. I know I should engage him more so he won't get in to as much stuff, but man, daddy is tired

Then we do bath time (yes Daddy does bath time) and I only kinda play, I mostly just make sure the 1 year old doesn't splash the entire contents of water out on the floor.

I feel worthless sometimes, I see like TV and stuff and parents constantly playing with them, am I just lazy?

I think you describe a lot of parents. Pick your spots to teach. The fact that you're there at all says a lot.

DomCasual
01-12-2011, 01:33 PM
In all seriousness (which is tough, for some of you dumbasses), having children is the greatest thing in the world. I love it - even the tough parts. That said, I am sitting on the cusp of the teenage years with one, so this is all subject to change.

But honestly, I would have a hard time finding purpose in my life without my kids - at least some of the time.

bendog
01-12-2011, 01:42 PM
Yes. She is warming up to it too. I think she wants help cleaning the house and with the laundry.

Trust me on this. She's gonna be disappointed on that note.

ps, thinking back on it, I seem to recall my wife being tired a lot of the time.

Bronco Vixen
01-12-2011, 01:43 PM
I have softened up on the idea of children lately. Maybe it's the hair loss, the b**** boobies or the general feeling that at 32 I spend all my time on a broncos message board, that I think there may be more to life and that kids would be nice. I can make jakey junior a broncos fan and a misogynist just like dear old dad. Plus, he can fetch me the remote and keep a look out for mom when I sneak a drink in the garage.

Honestly, since I believe you to be a reasonable parent, is it worth it?

I mean, really?

If by responsible you mean me teaching baby einstein to say “daddy farted” when we’re in a crowded elevator or store (incidentally, even funnier when surrounded by attractive females) – then yes, yes I am.

I would definitely recommend them- although 32 is a little young to have your life as you now know it end. :) Plus, they’re not very good at following directions and are basically big fat narcs, thereby destroying your “remote fetching”/”rummy lookout” plans.

Likely a good idea to have your wife on board as well – just sayin.

OABB
01-12-2011, 01:44 PM
If by responsible you mean me teaching baby einstein to say “daddy farted” when we’re in a crowded elevator or store (incidentally, even funnier when surrounded by attractive females) – then yes, yes I am.

I would definitely recommend them- although 32 is a little young to have your life as you now know it end. :) Plus, they’re not very good at following directions and are basically big fat narcs, thereby destroying your “remote fetching”/”rummy lookout” plans.

Likely a good idea to have your wife on board as well – just sayin.

I thought it was "drink it in"?

Bronco Vixen
01-12-2011, 01:50 PM
I thought it was "drink it in"?

Flatulence humor knows no bounds.

gyldenlove
01-12-2011, 02:28 PM
In all seriousness (which is tough, for some of you dumbasses), having children is the greatest thing in the world. I love it - even the tough parts. That said, I am sitting on the cusp of the teenage years with one, so this is all subject to change.

But honestly, I would have a hard time finding purpose in my life without my kids - at least some of the time.

Having been a teenager, I feel I have some expertise on this matter, and my advise to you is: don't ask if you don't think you can handle the truth, load up on tylenol, when the kid comes home with a huge hangover you will both need it and remember, in 10 or 15 years they will be normal again and you can have a real talk to them, so just help them through it now, it is no easier on them than it is on you.

DomCasual
01-12-2011, 02:35 PM
Having been a teenager, I feel I have some expertise on this matter, and my advise to you is: don't ask if you don't think you can handle the truth, load up on tylenol, when the kid comes home with a huge hangover you will both need it and remember, in 10 or 15 years they will be normal again and you can have a real talk to them, so just help them through it now, it is no easier on them than it is on you.

Honestly, I am amazed that teenagers make it. My son already does the dumbest things - completely lacking in common sense. But he's really a good kid. His friends are the same way, and they're (mostly) all good kids. Boys are just imbeciles. I was absolutely no different, and I made it.

Archer81
01-12-2011, 02:45 PM
Honestly, I am amazed that teenagers make it. My son already does the dumbest things - completely lacking in common sense. But he's really a good kid. His friends are the same way, and they're (mostly) all good kids. Boys are just imbeciles. I was absolutely no different, and I made it.


My father told me a few years ago that 90% of the time whenever we did something he had a hard time not laughing about it. For example, at the age of 10, I started his toyota with a butter knife, rammed it into my mom's van. Or the time our neighbors made a snowman (coal eyes, carrot nose) and I, being incredibly smart made the snowman anatomically correct. The neighbors told my parents, fixed the snowman and went into town. I felt my work was violated, and fixed their fix. There was also the time my brothers used gasoline to help shovel our 1/4 mile driveway.

Good times.

:Broncos:

DENVERDUI55
06-06-2014, 08:16 AM
30 year anniversary today as they were celebrating on the today show. It made me think of this thread.

Kaylore
06-06-2014, 08:27 AM
Best movie of 1984.

crowebomber
06-06-2014, 08:52 AM
Thank you for the epic thread bump.

Ratboy
06-06-2014, 08:53 AM
In all seriousness (which is tough, for some of you dumbasses), having children is the greatest thing in the world. I love it - even the tough parts. That said, I am sitting on the cusp of the teenage years with one, so this is all subject to change.

But honestly, I would have a hard time finding purpose in my life without my kids - at least some of the time.

As a new-ish parent (3 1/2 years / 4 month old), I totally disagree with you.

Having kids is FAR from the greatest thing in the world. It's like saying your job is the greatest thing in the world. Sure, there is satisfaction and good memories from time to time, but at the end of the day, it's a huge responsibility and I rather not work.

Also, Ghostbusters? Diego and Dora are worse.

crowebomber
06-06-2014, 08:56 AM
Rugbythug's kid should be 8 years old now. I think we need an update on how many stints in rehab and trips to juvie he has had since that one life-changing event back in 2009.

91BRONCO
06-06-2014, 09:13 AM
Right now I've got my girlfriends 12 year old son moving 50 pound sandbags because he can't seem to figure out how to stop lying despite all the other approaches we've taken over the past month.

Next up is cleaning out underneath the deck.

Parenting is a job- frequently rewarding and frequently frustrating.

Guess Who
06-06-2014, 09:14 AM
I have not seen this for a couple of years but do you remember when parents would take their kids to the store and put them on a leash? Now that was some ****ed up ****!!

mennonite
06-06-2014, 09:24 AM
It isn't even safe to let your kids watch PBS these days.

http://i.imgur.com/IylJ1w6.jpg

baja
06-06-2014, 09:37 AM
I have not seen this for a couple of years but do you remember when parents would take their kids to the store and put them on a leash? Now that was some ****ed up ****!!

I especially like the power retractable ones where the obese mom flips a switch and retracts the cable at 10 MPH. Kid comes flying to mama feet not even touching the ground. We need a gif.

Guess Who
06-06-2014, 09:41 AM
I especially like the power retractable ones where the obese mom flips a switch and retracts the cable at 10 MPH. Kid comes flying to mama feet not even touching the ground. We need a gif.

HAHAHA.. you are joking? that is funny either way.

baja
06-06-2014, 09:45 AM
HAHAHA.. you are joking? that is funny either way.


What's really funny is when it sucks a kid back around a corner stack of coffee cans at the super market.

It's like a poor person's bowling

Guess Who
06-06-2014, 09:49 AM
What's really funny is when it sucks a kid back around a corner stack of coffee cans at the super market.

It's like a poor person's bowling

Ok that is hilarious and I know you are joking.... it would not surprise me though!!

reminds me of back in high school my best friend worked at a convenience store and late a night we would have Isle Bowling....... lost of fun.. he did not have that job very long.

baja
06-06-2014, 09:54 AM
Ok that is hilarious and I know you are joking.... it would not surprise me though!!

reminds me of back in high school my best friend worked at a convenience store and late a night we would have Isle Bowling....... lost of fun.. he did not have that job very long.

I'm not joking. I've even seen two moms in a deserted soap isle let their kids run to the end of the cable and flip the retrieve button sucking the kids back to mommy, loser buys the ½ gallon of coke. It's the pause that refreshes.

Rohirrim
06-06-2014, 09:55 AM
Wonder whatever happened to Hotrod? ???

baja
06-06-2014, 09:57 AM
Wonder whatever happened to Hotrod? ???

I heard he is in a van down by the river.

Guess Who
06-06-2014, 09:58 AM
Wonder whatever happened to Hotrod? ???

He slept with my wife and I had to kill him.

baja
06-06-2014, 09:59 AM
He slept with my wife and I had to kill him.


You don't know where i live exactly do you?

Guess Who
06-06-2014, 10:01 AM
You don't know where i live exactly do you?

Not yet but she has been talking about the excursion to Mexico she took last month. It did make me wonder. :afro:

rugbythug
06-06-2014, 11:02 AM
Rugbythug's kid should be 8 years old now. I think we need an update on how many stints in rehab and trips to juvie he has had since that one life-changing event back in 2009.

He is a great kid. Could not be more proud of him. Very sensitive to movies won't watch the Lego movie.

cutthemdown
06-06-2014, 11:13 AM
LOL my dad took me to see Jaws and the Deep in a drive in when I was like 9-10 yrs old lol. Parents friggin coddle there kids now days.

I don't get it because the kids seem meaner then ever lol. The Lego Movie? what kid wouldn't watch a LEGO movie. Hell I'd say Ghostbuster's must have traumatized him.

Play it backwards and see what Bill Murray really says.

Guess Who
06-06-2014, 11:15 AM
LOL my dad took me to see Jaws and the Deep in a drive in when I was like 9-10 yrs old lol. Parents friggin coddle there kids now days.

I don't get it because the kids seem meaner then ever lol. The Lego Movie? what kid wouldn't watch a LEGO movie. Hell I'd say Ghostbuster's must have traumatized him.

Play it backwards and see what Bill Murray really says.

That is funny, my brother took me to see the original jaws!! I was only 7 or 8 years old and we sat in the very first row. When we got him my other brother accused us of smoking pot!! LOL

DENVERDUI55
06-06-2014, 11:18 AM
My parents let me watch Jaws, Terminator, Predator, Rambo, Braddock and a bunch of other horror type movies when I was young. I agree with cuttthemdown that kids are coddled way to much these days.

cutthemdown
06-06-2014, 11:21 AM
It was the 70's Guess Who! We drank from the hose, made ramps to jump our bikes and if we got hurt we rubbed some dirt on it.

I was amazed when i went to a young kids party recently how lame the kids are compared to then. All into phones, babies, no imagination, can't play music, can't play sports unless parents organize it.

Hell man we made our own sports leagues in the neighborhood and played games. We all still played little league etc but man we didn't need adults. It was when street lights came on be home sort of era in CA when I grew up.

cutthemdown
06-06-2014, 11:23 AM
My parents let me watch Jaws, Terminator, Predator, Rambo, Braddock and a bunch of other horror type movies when I was young. I agree with cuttthemdown that kids are coddled way to much these days.

I recently watched 2 five yr olds and a 10 yr old at the beach. A great friend from HS brought her kids out to visit.

When I realized holy crap I have to make sure these kids don't die I felt it. For that 1 second I realized what parents go through.

Would be tough to adjust to that and not coddle and over protect. But i think it's something a lot of parents need to work on.

Then you have this other group who seem to not give a crap and their kids run wild with no structure.

Guess Who
06-06-2014, 11:25 AM
It was the 70's Guess Who! We drank from the hose, made ramps to jump our bikes and if we got hurt we rubbed some dirt on it.

I was amazed when i went to a young kids party recently how lame the kids are compared to then. All into phones, babies, no imagination, can't play music, can't play sports unless parents organize it.

Hell man we made our own sports leagues in the neighborhood and played games. We all still played little league etc but man we didn't need adults. It was when street lights came on be home sort of era in CA when I grew up.

LOL... my bothers had these mini-bikes and they would put me in the front and we would drive., One day we were going through a field and My brother's leg got caught by a weed and pulled him off the bike. Of course me being 8 years old when I saw him fall off the bike and I was riding it by myself I tried to speed up and leaving him in the dust...!! Unfortunately I was not strong enough to pull the throttle all the way down and he caught me on foot!! LOL-- ah the good 'ole days

ghwk
06-06-2014, 11:50 AM
It was the 70's Guess Who! We drank from the hose, made ramps to jump our bikes and if we got hurt we rubbed some dirt on it.

I was amazed when i went to a young kids party recently how lame the kids are compared to then. All into phones, babies, no imagination, can't play music, can't play sports unless parents organize it.

Hell man we made our own sports leagues in the neighborhood and played games. We all still played little league etc but man we didn't need adults. It was when street lights came on be home sort of era in CA when I grew up.

:rofl:You sound like grumpy old man from SNL.

Requiem
06-06-2014, 11:51 AM
My parents let me watch Jaws, Terminator, Predator, Rambo, Braddock and a bunch of other horror type movies when I was young. I agree with cuttthemdown that kids are coddled way to much these days.

Most kids have terrible parents, because most people are bad parents.

DenverDynamite
06-06-2014, 12:07 PM
My nine-year-old LOVES the 'Big Bang Theory', There is SOOOO much sexual innuendo in that show, however, I honestly believe most of that goes over his head. I remember LOVING 'Threes Company' when I was his age, same thing really.

DENVERDUI55
06-06-2014, 12:29 PM
Most kids have terrible parents, because most people are bad parents.

Are you saying my parents were bad parents?

Quoydogs
06-06-2014, 12:32 PM
Are you saying my parents were bad parents?

I'm gonna guess yes. :thumbs:

Drunk Monkey
06-06-2014, 12:32 PM
I recently watched 2 five yr olds and a 10 yr old at the beach. A great friend from HS brought her kids out to visit.

When I realized holy crap I have to make sure these kids don't die I felt it. For that 1 second I realized what parents go through.

Would be tough to adjust to that and not coddle and over protect. But i think it's something a lot of parents need to work on.

Then you have this other group who seem to not give a crap and their kids run wild with no structure.

Ya, having kids really puts things into perspective. I used to make fun of my brother for how he raised his kids and constantly reminded him about how we grew up. No helmets, would be outside away from the house for hours at a time with out my parents knowing or really caring where we were. All that changed when our little guy came into the world.

Quoydogs
06-06-2014, 12:37 PM
The problem with kids today is that they have the upper hand. It's going to be a real problem here in the future.

Sorry but if you break the rules taking your computer away for a week is not a punishment. The problem is if you do anything more then this they can call child protective services on you.

ludo21
06-06-2014, 12:39 PM
The problem with kids today is that they have the upper hand. It's going to be a real problem here in the future.

Sorry but if you break the rules taking your computer away for a week is not a punishment. The problem is if you do anything more then this they can call child protective services on you.

reminds me of a GREAT South Park episode ROFL!

mennonite
06-06-2014, 12:40 PM
Are you saying my parents were bad parents?


Time to face the truth - if your parents really loved you they would have made you watch Lone Wolf McQuade instead of Braddock.


http://109.imagebam.com/download/CJqARQnh2g8YWV9ukSjZgw/33142/331418945/hsdfh.gif

ghwk
06-06-2014, 12:43 PM
My nine-year-old LOVES the 'Big Bang Theory', There is SOOOO much sexual innuendo in that show, however, I honestly believe most of that goes over his head. I remember LOVING 'Threes Company' when I was his age, same thing really.

I loved Chrissy's rack on 3's company, they definately went over my head. Hilarious!

Requiem
06-06-2014, 12:47 PM
Are you saying my parents were bad parents?

How could I say that, I have no idea who they are.

I was just making a generalization that most people seem to be terrible parents.

Walk into Wal-Mart and you can see that 95% of those people are not fit for breathing the air, let alone taking care of a child.

I applaud your parents letting you watch cool movies.

My dad got me a Rated R pass to South Park BLU when it came out and I was like 11.

DenverDynamite
06-06-2014, 12:59 PM
I loved Chrissy's rack on 3's company, they definately went over my head. Hilarious!

I was always partial to the second Suzanne Summers replacement. I don't remember her name... she was hot!

91BRONCO
06-06-2014, 01:21 PM
The problem with kids today is that they have the upper hand. It's going to be a real problem here in the future.

Sorry but if you break the rules taking your computer away for a week is not a punishment. The problem is if you do anything more then this they can call child protective services on you.

You just have to be creative- I've through the ringer this week with my girls kid and nothing has been working- not even grounding. So I decided physical hard labor is the way to go and he's moved from the backyard to the kitchen. By the time his sentence is up he will have scrubbed every surface in my house.

DENVERDUI55
06-06-2014, 01:32 PM
How could I say that, I have no idea who they are.

I was just making a generalization that most people seem to be terrible parents.

Walk into Wal-Mart and you can see that 95% of those people are not fit for breathing the air, let alone taking care of a child.

I applaud your parents letting you watch cool movies.

My dad got me a Rated R pass to South Park BLU when it came out and I was like 11.

I hear you. The deal with those movies was I could watch them but if I had any sleeping problems I was done watching them. I just see so many kids that are coddled and very young for their age because parents are very overprotective these days. It's all video games and electronics it seems. While I had all the nintendo's and atari's back in the day I was also allowed to take my bow/BB/shotgun/.22 out onto our property and shoot stuff starting about age 8. By the time I was 12 my friends would come over and do the same stuff.

mennonite
06-06-2014, 01:38 PM
back in the day I was also allowed to take my bow/BB/shotgun/.22 out onto our property and shoot stuff starting about age 8. By the time I was 12 my friends would come over and do the same stuff.


"And it was around this time I first read 'The Most Dangerous Game'...."

Requiem
06-06-2014, 01:52 PM
I hear you. The deal with those movies was I could watch them but if I had any sleeping problems I was done watching them. I just see so many kids that are coddled and very young for their age because parents are very overprotective these days. It's all video games and electronics it seems. While I had all the nintendo's and atari's back in the day I was also allowed to take my bow/BB/shotgun/.22 out onto our property and shoot stuff starting about age 8. By the time I was 12 my friends would come over and do the same stuff.

Coddled might not be the right word, pacified by technology perhaps?

crush17
06-06-2014, 01:58 PM
Coddled might not be the right word, pacified by technology perhaps?

I would agree with that.

My nephew hasn't ever played an organized sport outside of what they make him do in school (do they even have P.E. anymore??)

He spends the majority of his time playing video games and eating cheetos. He's 11, and it breaks my heart because I want so badly for him to get to experience team sports and an active, outdoor type lifestyle, but it's not my place to tell his mom and dad how to raise their son.

Some kids just prefer video games to 'real life'. That's what I've come to understand. You can't force them into anything.

Requiem
06-06-2014, 02:31 PM
I would agree with that.

My nephew hasn't ever played an organized sport outside of what they make him do in school (do they even have P.E. anymore??)

He spends the majority of his time playing video games and eating cheetos. He's 11, and it breaks my heart because I want so badly for him to get to experience team sports and an active, outdoor type lifestyle, but it's not my place to tell his mom and dad how to raise their son.

Some kids just prefer video games to 'real life'. That's what I've come to understand. You can't force them into anything.

That may be there preference, but it does not mean it is right. I know it is a touchy subject, but you could probably bring it up in a light-hearted manner and have it go over okay.

I feel sorry for your nephew. When I graduated high school, my dad surprised by giving me a memory book that had a copy of my first check, all the times I was in the newspaper for sports, honor roll postings, vacation pictures, etc. -- A lot of memories built through being in group settings, team sports or even stuff like Boy Scouts. No kid should go without that.

I know a lot of people who just prefer to be inside and not be social, but whatever. To each their own, but people are pacifying their kids with technology and it is poor parenting.

crush17
06-06-2014, 03:00 PM
That may be there preference, but it does not mean it is right. I know it is a touchy subject, but you could probably bring it up in a light-hearted manner and have it go over okay.



Shoot. I started off light hearted, then got serious, now I basically clown on them when he's not around and tell them their son is being raised soft. Kid can't even ride a bike and he's ELEVEN.

Just kills me.

Requiem
06-06-2014, 03:13 PM
Shoot. I started off light hearted, then got serious, now I basically clown on them when he's not around and tell them their son is being raised soft. Kid can't even ride a bike and he's ELEVEN.

Just kills me.

Can he even throw a baseball or is he like Smalls from The Sandlot?

mennonite
06-06-2014, 03:21 PM
People don't like advice on raising their kids. Even when it's good advice. Sometimes, especially when it's good advice. Maybe your best bet would be to just invite them to join you when you go camping or something.

crush17
06-06-2014, 03:34 PM
Can he even throw a baseball or is he like Smalls from The Sandlot?

closer to Smalls than being able to throw for real.
i've at least taught him how to swim and got him to go on the big slides at Water World. that's my biggest victory to date lol.

ludo21
06-06-2014, 03:39 PM
The travesty! Not sure not wanting to participate in sports is a bad thing. They get plenty of interaction and teamwork on COD ;D

ludo21
06-06-2014, 03:42 PM
and then there is this....

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyle/2014/06/video-explaining-childs-transgender-identification-goes-viral/

baja
06-06-2014, 06:17 PM
Most kids have terrible parents, because most people are bad parents.


. And the sins of the father shall be passed to the son and so on......

baja
06-06-2014, 06:25 PM
I hear you. The deal with those movies was I could watch them but if I had any sleeping problems I was done watching them. I just see so many kids that are coddled and very young for their age because parents are very overprotective these days. It's all video games and electronics it seems. While I had all the nintendo's and atari's back in the day I was also allowed to take my bow/BB/shotgun/.22 out onto our property and shoot stuff starting about age 8. By the time I was 12 my friends would come over and do the same stuff.

Growing up in Small Town, Maine was most awesome and summer vacation was heaven on earth. Out the door just after first light, Mother's voice in my hear, " Back before dark". My job; to play all day long. FREE as a bird. Amazing childhood, i am ever grateful for that.

barryr
06-06-2014, 06:56 PM
What would today's kids do without video games and telephone gadgets? I remember as a kid always playing outside. We got like 3 TV channels and I even remember my cousin who lived not far having party line for a phone. Anyone else had that? I lived in a very small town at the time. Shoot, I remember getting Atari and thinking that was cool. How times change.

But today's kids are more lazier IMO, but parents allow it. Too many parents want to be their child's friend. No, that is when they become adults. Sometimes you have to say "no" and no phone or video games until homework is done and/or you join a sport of some kind of activity.

baja
06-06-2014, 07:02 PM
What would today's kids do without video games and telephone gadgets? I remember as a kid always playing outside. We got like 3 TV channels and I even remember my cousin who lived not far having party line for a phone. Anyone else had that? I lived in a very small town at the time. Shoot, I remember getting Atari and thinking that was cool. How times change.

But today's kids are more lazier IMO, but parents allow it. Too many parents want to be their child's friend. No, that is when they become adults. Sometimes you have to say "no" and no phone or video games until homework is done and/or you join a sport of some kind of activity.

Second only to love kids need clear consistent boundaries.

We are tribal creatures trying to cope with our own technology.

mennonite
06-06-2014, 07:04 PM
Love your kids? Prove it by beating them. (http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=beat)

bowtown
06-06-2014, 07:13 PM
What would today's kids do without video games and telephone gadgets? I remember as a kid always playing outside. We got like 3 TV channels and I even remember my cousin who lived not far having party line for a phone. Anyone else had that? I lived in a very small town at the time. Shoot, I remember getting Atari and thinking that was cool. How times change.

But today's kids are more lazier IMO, but parents allow it. Too many parents want to be their child's friend. No, that is when they become adults. Sometimes you have to say "no" and no phone or video games until homework is done and/or you join a sport of some kind of activity.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Xb9Y-7y3mkw/TsHjecshbHI/AAAAAAAAASA/GEYEhr1DCJ4/s400/Grumpy%2Bold%2Bman.jpg

But I bet they know that "more lazier" is terrible grammar.

baja
06-06-2014, 07:14 PM
Love your kids? Prove it by beating them. (http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=beat)

Hilarious! ROFL!

barryr
06-06-2014, 07:41 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Xb9Y-7y3mkw/TsHjecshbHI/AAAAAAAAASA/GEYEhr1DCJ4/s400/Grumpy%2Bold%2Bman.jpg

But I bet they know that "more lazier" is terrible grammar.

:loser:

barryr
06-06-2014, 07:42 PM
Second only to love kids need clear consistent boundaries.

We are tribal creatures trying to cope with our own technology.

Not to mention technology is advancing so fast things gets considered "old" really quick.

baja
06-06-2014, 07:51 PM
Not to mention technology is advancing so fast things gets considered "old" really quick.


If we manage to survive future generations will look back and marvel at the resiliency of humans to live through the brain scramble we are getting from all the EMFs we are enduring.

bowtown
06-06-2014, 08:51 PM
If we manage to survive future generations will look back and marvel at the resiliency of humans to live through the brain scramble we are getting from all the EMFs we are enduring.

Yeah, yeah... and we'll all live in Mexico and eat sunshine.

baja
06-06-2014, 08:55 PM
Yeah, yeah... and we'll all live in Mexico and eat sunshine.

Only the fortunate ones will. ;D

baja
06-06-2014, 08:56 PM
Yeah, yeah... and we'll all live in Mexico and eat sunshine.

You don't "eat" sunshine you receive it, just sayin...

Guess Who
06-07-2014, 03:41 AM
Time to face the truth - if your parents really loved you they would have made you watch Lone Wolf McQuade instead of Braddock.


http://109.imagebam.com/download/CJqARQnh2g8YWV9ukSjZgw/33142/331418945/hsdfh.gif

I saw this at the movie theatre 5 times!!!
Should never have killed Dakota off!!!!

ColoradoDarin
06-07-2014, 04:08 AM
What would today's kids do without video games and telephone gadgets? I remember as a kid always playing outside. We got like 3 TV channels and I even remember my cousin who lived not far having party line for a phone. Anyone else had that? I lived in a very small town at the time. Shoot, I remember getting Atari and thinking that was cool. How times change.

But today's kids are more lazier IMO, but parents allow it. Too many parents want to be their child's friend. No, that is when they become adults. Sometimes you have to say "no" and no phone or video games until homework is done and/or you join a sport of some kind of activity.

We had a party line for a while back in 86-88(?). Pretty weird to pick up your phone and hear your neighbors on the line. Not a big deal unless you were expecting a call. Have to tell the operator your number if you placed a long distance call so they know who to bill.

bowtown
06-07-2014, 08:07 AM
We had a party line for a while back in 86-88(?). Pretty weird to pick up your phone and hear your neighbors on the line. Not a big deal unless you were expecting a call. Have to tell the operator your number if you placed a long distance call so they know who to bill.

Yep. We had one of those growing up too. I almost totally forgot about that.