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Re: IT HAPPENED!
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2018, 01:28:16 PM »
HE DID IT AGAIN!!!!

I have not had this much energy since before I got pregnant with him.  I have no idea what to do with my new-found energy!

Perhaps you could adopt another kid?

haha!  Oh, that was funny, Jimbo!  Too soon, I think.  :P

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Re: IT HAPPENED!
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2018, 01:29:09 PM »
Perhaps you could adopt another kid?

I would totally adopt.  I always thought I would!  The only person more shocked than me that I have biological kids is my mom!

I'd adopt a kid that was 5+ though.  No time for this baby non-sense.   ;D

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Re: IT HAPPENED!
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2018, 01:30:16 PM »


haha!  Oh, that was funny, Jimbo!  Too soon, I think.  :P

KF, road trip!  I'm only all the way down the M4 and then a few miles farther!

Ooooo, totally would - BUT.  Baby would sleep all the way there and back.  The kid can't keep his eyes open in the car.  Which would mean he'd not sleep at night and I'd be back where I started!!   ;D

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Re: IT HAPPENED!
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2018, 01:48:51 PM »
I'd adopt a kid that was 5+ though.  No time for this baby non-sense.   ;D

I always thought they get fun at around 18 months old.  The only problem is they're still in nappies at that age.  But, yeah... I have never wanted to do the infant stage.  All the work, very little reward.  They are barely entertaining at the baby stage... only the pheromone-bonded parents really care about them for the first year.  But at 18 months, they're toddling around, trying to solve problems, babbling up a storm... they're starting to be little people (and not just because you put shoes on them... though shoes on a 9mo old are kind of adorable and make them look like little people).

Ooooo, totally would - BUT.  Baby would sleep all the way there and back.  The kid can't keep his eyes open in the car.  Which would mean he'd not sleep at night and I'd be back where I started!!   ;D

When my younger sibs refused to nap, my mother would strap them into their carseat and just drive around 'til they fell asleep.  Sure, that meant my mom couldn't just chill because she had to drive, but at least the kid was quiet, and getting much-needed sleep.
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Re: IT HAPPENED!
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2018, 02:17:44 PM »
I would totally adopt.  I always thought I would!  The only person more shocked than me that I have biological kids is my mom!

I'd adopt a kid that was 5+ though.  No time for this baby non-sense.   ;D

My in laws adopted a fourth child, and incredibly they adopted a  9 year old Street urchin from India!  My brother in law looks totally Indian but is French.  He came from an orphanage but had spent time on the streets AFAIK.  They didn't know his birthday and took him to a dentist to determine age.

Once, I was playing pool with him in Bristol and this racist British guy came up and started calling him a Pakistani and saying his father ran a corner shop.  Since he's French and his father is an aeronautical engineer specialising in composite materials, we couldn't even work up any anger at the guy.  Both of us just ignored him.

Anyway, long story short, being abandoned at an early age will mess you up and adoptive parents get respect in my book.

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Re: IT HAPPENED!
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2018, 02:21:48 PM »
I always thought they get fun at around 18 months old.  The only problem is they're still in nappies at that age.  But, yeah... I have never wanted to do the infant stage.  All the work, very little reward.  They are barely entertaining at the baby stage... only the pheromone-bonded parents really care about them for the first year.  But at 18 months, they're toddling around, trying to solve problems, babbling up a storm... they're starting to be little people (and not just because you put shoes on them... though shoes on a 9mo old are kind of adorable and make them look like little people).


Yeah, the toddler age is fun in it's own special way.  I really liked when my daughter hit 2.5, as I felt like we could have a conversation. 

I used to teach dance and the youngest I worked with were 7 year olds.  From there up is really fun to me.  Especially teens (when they aren't yours).

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Re: IT HAPPENED!
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2018, 03:08:25 PM »
Yeah, the toddler age is fun in it's own special way.  I really liked when my daughter hit 2.5, as I felt like we could have a conversation. 

I used to teach dance and the youngest I worked with were 7 year olds.  From there up is really fun to me.  Especially teens (when they aren't yours).

Yes, conversations with preschoolers are usually amusing.  Really, once they're no longer babies and they can actually do things, I like kids (well, smart kids) at pretty much any age.

There's an age around 10-12 years old that I'm a bit uncomfortable to meet for the first time in a large group, such as meeting a classroom full of middle-schoolers all at once.  This is when kids are likeliest to be mean.  (My thing from that conversation over in the Girl Chat section becomes relevant here.)  If some or all of them already know me, then it's usually okay. But going in cold is intimidating (as embarrassing as that is to admit!)... fortunately, I don't have to spend too much time in middle school classrooms.  None in the past 7 years, in fact.
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