Self indulgent parent thread

What do you do with a drunken baby, what do you do with a drunken baby, what do you do with a drunken baby, early in the evening?

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Pic or it didn't happen, pic or it didn't happen, pic or it didn't happen, early in the evening...

Seriously, he was sitting up with his sippy cup full of water. Then he fell over on his side, and continued to drink...

Buzzfeed was right - kids are pretty much just tiny drunken adults!

Ha, that's adorable!!! You know what, though? I'm convinced that kids are just drunk on life! Everything is so new and shiny...

sometimesdee wrote:
What do you do with a drunken baby, what do you do with a drunken baby, what do you do with a drunken baby, early in the evening?

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Pic or it didn't happen, pic or it didn't happen, pic or it didn't happen, early in the evening...

Seriously, he was sitting up with his sippy cup full of water. Then he fell over on his side, and continued to drink...

Buzzfeed was right - kids are pretty much just tiny drunken adults! ;)

Uber cute and as an added bonus, I've got the song in my head now (which takes me back to Men's Glee Club days, which is very cool).

What...shall we do....with a drunk-en baby...early in the mor-or-or-ning.....

This had me laughing *so* *hard*. (Possibly because my children are older than his.)

Hahah that was pretty good.

First time posting in this thread, couldn't help myself.

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Our wonderful daughter, nine weeks old today. It's all just so amazing, we must be so insufferable to those around us.
But it's all just so great.

Wow! Those are some great expressions. I think top right might be my favorite.

That is awesome, great range there troubleshot

I love that mouth-wide-open picture!

Troubleshot, you can't post that here!!! I'm terribly hormonal and definitely bound to melt into a blubbering pile of teary eyed "d'awwwwww" with those!!!!
Seriously, though, those are some awesome pics, she's absolutely adorable.

Thanks guys, she's such a joy. Who knew sleep deprivation could be so rad!

troubleshot wrote:
Thanks guys, she's such a joy. Who knew sleep deprivation could be so rad!

Daughter's smile > coffee

troubleshot wrote:
Who knew sleep deprivation could be so rad!

Um, yeaaaah.... Not looking forward to that part again!! My eldest didn't sleep soundly until he was fourteen months!!!

1st and 2nd (girls) had me beyond zombiedad. 3rd (boy) slept soundly through the night at 2 months. That's my boy! Fourth on the way (be like your brother!).

I love all those photos put together. Very cool.

*edit* I am making a growth chart out of 5.5" wide poplar, stained and painted with designs and of course ruler marks. Hopefully I will have a picture up later to show everyone with my daughter standing in front of it.

Tonight my daughter got to be part of the band:
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A short performance with musicians and dancers organized by her Irish dance school. She wasn't one of the dancers, but is accomplished enough on the violin to join her teacher and the other musicians for a few short sets in between the dances.

Katy wrote:
Tonight my daughter got to be part of the band:
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A short performance with musicians and dancers organized by her Irish dance school. She wasn't one of the dancers, but is accomplished enough on the violin to join her teacher and the other musicians for a few short sets in between the dances.

Well, let me be the first person to say, "woot!"

Very cool.

Being a musician myself, I've been really gentle with the, "so do you kids want to play instruments..or...?" My daughter just started guitar (age 7, so like 5 years older than picture at left), and it was all her doing. But yeah...I would be so thrilled to see her in an ensemble some years from now. Thrilled.

Roo wrote:
Katy wrote:
Tonight my daughter got to be part of the band:
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A short performance with musicians and dancers organized by her Irish dance school. She wasn't one of the dancers, but is accomplished enough on the violin to join her teacher and the other musicians for a few short sets in between the dances.

Well, let me be the first person to say, "woot!"

Very cool.

Being a musician myself, I've been really gentle with the, "so do you kids want to play instruments..or...?" My daughter just started guitar (age 7, so like 5 years older than picture at left), and it was all her doing. But yeah...I would be so thrilled to see her in an ensemble some years from now. Thrilled. :)

Nicely done ! I can relate with the whole "should I be a little more insistent" conundrum... my daughter comes from a line of opera singers on her mother's side (mother, grand mother, great grandmother) and I wasn't a terrible singer myself... she loves singing tunes (mainly Joe Hisaishi's Sanpo from Totoro) but I'm worried about putting her through that gauntlet too soon hehehe.

We have a really excellent music program in the school district I'm in, which helps a lot. Both my kids started out on violin. My son switched to saxophone when it was offered starting in fourth grade, but my daughter wanted to stick with violin (as well as adding chorus). There was a once-a-week fiddle group in elementary school, but now that she's in middle school, I've had to find other places for her to get that kind of music. Both the school where she has private lessons (new this year -- she's just had lessons through the public school before now) and her dance school offer fiddle classes, so she's been memorizing a few new tunes a month. Her ability to memorize and learn by ear is pretty amazing to me, as it's not something I'm good at, at all.

I've been careful not to push too hard, other than insisting on practice time. At this point they've been playing long enough that practice is just part of the normal daily routine. As far as being insistent about things, I'll ask once or twice, but then have to bite my tongue and drop it. I'd like them both to play at the solo festival, and I think my son would actually enjoy the jazz band, but they both shot me down when I brought it up. I doubt either of them is going to end up as a professional musician, so I really just want the music to be something they can always go to for enjoyment -- I don't want it to be a source of stress.

The girls posted a sign on their bedroom door to let us know we were not allowed to come in - they were busy with our presents.

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Rallick wrote:
The girls posted a sign on their bedroom door to let us know we were not allowed to come in - they were busy with our presents.

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I am trying very hard not to laugh, because I am at work and do not co-workers to see the picture. HAHHAHHHHA

I was helping my wife make supper when I hear from behind me "DIE baby DIE!" (she was yelling). I turn around and see my daughter drying the baby doll off with a towel (20 months)

Katy wrote:
This had me laughing *so* *hard*. (Possibly because my children are older than his.)

My wife's been trying to get our 2.5 year old son out the door for the last 15 minutes. All I can hear is running, giggling and the occasional "no, DAT shoe!" and "digger in car?".

Maybe I should go and help...

Nathan took his first steps last week. His landing could use a little work.

Hilarious, Rallick!! Although, really, they need to work on their spelling.

Stylez, that was so freakin' adorable. Seems like forever when mine took his first steps, and yet it was barely more than a year ago... I love that you laughed at the end there, because I kinda did too. What evil parents we are, laughing at the expense of our little ones (spoiler: I do it all the time, can't help myself). Still, was he okay? That looked a face down flop, he probably didn't see that one coming!

Eleima wrote:
Hilarious, Rallick!! Although, really, they need to work on their spelling.

Stylez, that was so freakin' adorable. Seems like forever when mine took his first steps, and yet it was barely more than a year ago... I love that you laughed at the end there, because I kinda did too. What evil parents we are, laughing at the expense of our little ones (spoiler: I do it all the time, can't help myself). Still, was he okay? That looked a face down flop, he probably didn't see that one coming!

Oh yeah that wasn't even a crying fall. He's good about holding his arms out to protect himself. It's when he clips his head on the side of the table or catches the edge of a wall that causes tears. He's determined to be a biped though, despite the bruises that come with such achievements!

Haha, sounds a lot like mine! Beware, I see many climbs and perilous balancing acts atop furniture in your future.

Stylez wrote:
Nathan took his first steps last week. His landing could use a little work.

BWAHAHAHAHAA! Okay, that was classic and adorable!

My little guy is already trying to pull himself up on anything he can reach. We finally got around to babyproofing and switching the furniture around to try and cut down on the possible perilous balancing acts. Of course, now that he's mobile, we are realizing there is no amount of prep we can do that he won't be able to undo somehow

Stylez wrote:
Nathan took his first steps last week. His landing could use a little work.

I laughed, too. I guess we're all going to parenting Hell together!

I convinced my wife that cheering and laughing for falls was good, because reacting in "oh my god" fear does not really give the message you want (learning this stuff is SCARY), and can actually cause the crying (DADDY AND MOMMY THINK IT'S TIME TO PANIC). It's not like if they're really hurt, they're going to ignore the pain because you're clapping or laughing.

Case 1

(falls down), (clapping), "Yeh! Good job getting up!" (smiles all around, toddler clapping and giving proud grin).

Case 2

(falls down), (clapping), "Yeh!", (serious screaming or crying), "Pick him up pick him up pick him up pickhimup"

Worked for us.

I now have "help" for snow shoveling.

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