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LSUBoo
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
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ah...the schedule prison

not looking forward to that again



Yeah normally we have no problem finding a babysitter, but all of our usual people were also at the wedding.


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My youngest just had a birthday and looking back at pictures form just a year ago was enough to make me think "where did the time go". They grow up so fast.


It doesn't slow down


Loaner1231
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
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It doesn't slow down


I know.

Since they've been born I've never been one to look forward to any milestone they may reach. All this "I can't wait until they..." is crap to me. Enjoy each and every moment as it is happening. Enjoy each moment as they come, you'll never get it back.


cokebottleag
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
As a parent:

The bad:
- Sleeping in is now 7am.
- want to go outside your house? 30-45 mins of prep, minimum.
- Meal time is for the kids. You eat like the servants; after feeding, drinking, cleanup, naptime.
- If you aren't on a schedule, you're asking for thoughts of suicide.
- Like sex? So did I.
- Kids are money sinks.

The good:
- Getting to sculpt a life and experience the discovery of things you consider as every-day items is really, really cool.
- Kids (especially small ones) say crazy shite that is hilarious.
- Your life gets much more interesting


Displaced
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
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Sleeping in is now 7am.
- want to go outside your house? 30-45 mins of prep, minimum.
- Meal time is for the kids. You eat like the servants; after feeding, drinking, cleanup, naptime.
- If you aren't on a schedule, you're asking for thoughts of suicide.
- Like sex? So did I.

None of this has been my experience...


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Dam Guide
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
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As a parent: The bad: - Sleeping in is now 7am. - want to go outside your house? 30-45 mins of prep, minimum. - Meal time is for the kids. You eat like the servants; after feeding, drinking, cleanup, naptime. - If you aren't on a schedule, you're asking for thoughts of suicide. - Like sex? So did I. - Kids are money sinks.


You need to get your shite together.

Kids shouldn't be dictating any of that.


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Ronaldo Burgundiaz
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
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I was probably more freaked out by the realization that shite just got real
Yep. You can do all the mental preparing you want, but nothing will ever prep you for the day your child is born.

And for those wondering if having a dog is good practice, the answer is absolutely not. No comparison at all.
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jkylejohnson
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
My gym and sleep game are all but gone but I love the little guy and couldn't imagine life without him.


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LSUBoo
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
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And for those wondering if having a dog is preparation for this, the answer is absolutely not. No comparison at all.


Being able to take care of a dog is definitely no indicator that you are capable of taking care of a child.


However, if you can't take care of a dog, you probably shouldn't be having a child.


SBvital
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
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walking in the door and hearing my little buddy yell "daddy's home" makes it all worthwhile.


This is THE BEST feeling. It doesn't matter how bad my day was. My little boy always runs up to me to give me a hug when I get home in the afternoon and instantly brightens my day.

Tons of ups and downs, but it's a great job to have. Wouldn't change it for the world.


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CelticDog
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
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Being able to take care of a dog is definitely no indicator that you are capable of taking care of a child. 


However, if you can't take care of a dog, you probably shouldn't be having a child.


loving the dog is good practice though.


LSUBoo
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notiger1997
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
LOL
I had never changed a diaper before we had our girl. Holy hell was that stressful for a while


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oogabooga68
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
Greatest thing ever....but also Frighteningmaddeningscaryhappysadcrazyfunworrisomestressfulemotionaltiringjoyrapturedepressingawesomebadmaniabewildering.....


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CelticDog
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
Fitness counts.
Yoga and lite lifting for wife.

What kinds of help will you be able to count on?
In laws?
Money?
Fellow members of your sect?

Do you live where its easily feasible to get cultural enrichment? Isolation is magnified.

Home school, or parochial?

Are you in reserves? Suppose you go active for 6 months.

Figure it all out before.



SteveLSU35
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
1 kid.... it takes a while to figure it out, but 1 kid is awesome. Watching them grow up and become their own person is pretty fun.

2 kids........I wouldn't know

3 Kids........ We had twins that was freaking insane!! They literally sucked memories out of my brain. I don't remember much of the entire first year of their lives.

Now they can all wipe their own butts, and it's a lot of fun. Like I said earlier. Each one is different, and they're going to like what they're going to like. They'll learn at their own pace. Don't get frustrated. Don't spend money on toys or clothes. Always keep a full change of clothes, and 5 emergency diapers in your truck.


DeafJam73
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
My buddy has five kids. A week or so after his fifth was born, he had a breakdown and was in tears in his car on his way to work. So, in his words, it’s the greatest and hardest job he’s ever had. He’s a bit....eccentric, but he would die for his kids.


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shel311
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
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there is a lot of self-sacrifice involved... time, energy, money etc.
You sacrifice so much shite and time and money and all these things you love doing on your free time and random vacations to do whatever you want...

And somehow those little frickers make it all worth it, and then some.


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shel311
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
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3 Kids........ We had twins that was freaking insane!! They literally sucked memories out of my brain. I don't remember much of the entire first year of their lives.

I only have 2, twins. So it's kind funny as that's all I know and I feel like having 1 would be a piece of cake lol.


The one question I always used to get when my boys were younger was, "Wow, twins...how do you do it?" And my answer would always be, "Well, what's the alternative?"

I mean, I don't really have a choice, I kinda have to do it.


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GeauxTigerTM
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
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My question for you parents is, what is it really like?


Honest answers...

For me at least, I was absolutely in love with my first born son. The kid was just the best, and I'd honestly never felt that kind of love for anyone or anything before. So when we decided to have a second child, I was actually worried that I would not feel the same for the second. it's actually a running joke in my house to this day, and the second son is now 11 and laughs every time. But what happens is your love doubles, it doesn't split. It's hard to explain, but it's true. Your time doesn't, so you do find that the time you spent with the first drops and you can often times feel like you're not spending as much time with the second (or more) kids as they come (because you're not) and that is hard to come to grips with at times.

I think the first time I REALLY felt like a Dad was the day we were sent home from the hospital. Truth is, you're not ready for it at all. You've been taking about being parents for 9+ months, and you've been at the hospital for a day or two largely supervised by staff...but the minute they help you load the kid into the car seat and they close that back door and turn around...you're NOW A PARENT! Up to that point in my life, that was the scariest thing I'd ever felt...


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