Take time to be a dad today

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by TooTechie, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    I saw this billboard yesterday and it was a good reminder that they're only little for a little while. I have tried to be conscious today of "in a minute" "I'm busy right now" "go play", etc. Today we went out for a bike ride, played soccer, played transformers, etc. Tomorrow I committed to myself to put away my laptop, phone and tablet for the day.
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  2. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    I had kind of an off-season week off when my two boys were little. Not summer, but I was off and they didn't have school.

    We spent the entire week sitting on the living room floor building Legos.

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  3. I seen very little,of my kids growing up.
    Thats why,I never let my wife get a job.
    Always wanted someone,to be there for them.

    And they turned out pretty good,thanks to her.
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  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I live very close to an elementary school and watch the parents walking their kids to school. I cringe whenever I see a Mom or Dad more interested in their cell phone call or text than their own kids. I feel like yelling "Put down your phone and spend time with your kid!"
  5. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Put away the keyboard and spend time with your kid!
  6. Great advice. Sunday's are usually without the wifi device in my home.
  7. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Awww....they both probably still remember that too. :)
  8. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Dad, I need a check for housing. Dad, the car sounds wierd. Dad, I need a check for food.
  9. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    What, no money for gas ?
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  10. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I have to draw the line somewhere.
  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

  12. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Sorry. No more room on the payroll.
  13. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    This year my son is in marching band and I have been enjoying the heck out of it. Most of the games are on Saturday so I can make it. Some parents complain about shuttling their kids around but I savor each moment. Enjoy each age because each has its own challenges and rewards.
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  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We were hockey parents.
  15. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Wow, it was harder than I thought to keep the electronics put away until I put the little guy to bed. I had to stop myself from reaching for them a number of times out of habit. It was a real eye opener as to how much time I spend on them during the short waking hours of not driving the brown truck. Had a great time today though once the honey do list was done.

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    My son played trumpet in marching band for 2 years. We loved that time, so much, we still go to some performances, even though he's no longer performing.
  17. Hey you got that 9 seconds of pleasure live with it.
  18. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Keep my love life out of it.
  19. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Might I suguest 'Squatchin'? Amazing to see the imaginations kids have when allowed to wander the realm of bigfoot!