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Skeptical Parents

Postby Major Malfunction » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:46 pm

I thought it might be fun to have a place to discuss parenting, kids, family, advice, stories, toddler insights of amazing wisdom, funny anecdotes, or get serious with studies of evolutionary biological psychology and behaviour. Whatever goes. You know, like all the mother's magazines have, except with a skeptical bent.

Fawning and clucking is perfectly OK. :)



(I'd discourage photos, tho'. Go to Facebook for that.)
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Re: Skeptical Parents

Postby Gord » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:29 pm

I don't believe in having children.
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Re: Skeptical Parents

Postby Major Malfunction » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:30 pm

You don't have to believe to ejaculate. Unless that's your thing...
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Re: Skeptical Parents

Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:51 am

Go ahead:

Edit, or I'll start taking the lead from Gord. One of the key differences between men and women is how much stronger the desire to have kiddies is in women compared to men. I discussed this with my enamorada as she wanted a small family of only 4or5 kiddies whereas I was fine with the one she already had. She commented that her father had said that men love women and accept the kiddies that come from that relationship. I agreed with that and thought it appeared to be the price we males pay to be with our women. Well, we broke up and she married some other dude and had 4 kiddies with him. I still kinda miss the one kid she had that I semi-bonded with.

The residue: I still don't "want" kiddies but now put single with kiddie on my "no go" list because when that relationship doesn't work out, the kiddie goes too.

Parenthood. There's something going on there.
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Re: Skeptical Parents

Postby Matthew Ellard » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:58 am

My mother had never seen a Superman comic book and had only seen Superman on Australia's black & white television service. I'm the handsome devil in the yellow Superman costume, with my two brothers in 1966.

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My younger brother and I were so upset when we discovered we had the wrong colours, that we became ninjas and joined the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in 1967.
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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:02 am

Did you and your bros ever make soap commercials? Looks like a natural to me.
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Re: Skeptical Parents

Postby Matthew Ellard » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:16 am

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:Did you and your bros ever make soap commercials? Looks like a natural to me.

No, but I banned my mother from dressing me up.... :D

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Re: Skeptical Parents

Postby TJrandom » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:01 am

You will need to learn your nursery rhymes. Here is my favorite…

Mary had a little lamb
Give a dog a bone
Ei ei o
And every place that Mary went
Down washed the spider
And all of the kings men
Came tumbling after
The mouse ran up the clock
And… the lamb was sure to go. ;)

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Re: Skeptical Parents

Postby ElectricMonk » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:44 am

Matthew Ellard wrote:
bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:Did you and your bros ever make soap commercials? Looks like a natural to me.

No, but I banned my mother from dressing me up.... :D



quite right -

that's a big sister's job.
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Re: Skeptical Parents

Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:58 am

TJrandom wrote:You will need to learn your nursery rhymes. Here is my favorite…

Mary had a little lamb
Give a dog a bone
Ei ei o
And every place that Mary went
Down washed the spider
And all of the kings men
Came tumbling after
The mouse ran up the clock
And… the lamb was sure to go. ;)

I've always thought mixing up the words for common objects could be pretty funny. Call the cat dog and vice versa. Yourself Mom and Wifey Dad. Note the confusion at school on first day................

Then, on a more serious note, teach the kiddie something a bit more obscure but totally wrong. Then as the kiddie reaches an age where he/she is convinced of some position, you can put it to him that "The Great Wall of China" is not really made of China. You just taught him that so he could see how people tend to believe whatever they are taught as kiddies. It might work?
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Re: Skeptical Parents

Postby scrmbldggs » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:15 am

I'd say " do unto others" and not as was done to you. Unless you had a wonderful upbringing. :mrgreen:

And keep in mind the other person, however small, is just that. ;)
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Re: Skeptical Parents

Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:47 am

I convinced my kids toothpaste was made from teeth stolen by the tooth fairy, and ground into paste at the tooth fairy toothpaste factory.

They also believed I went to Mars on a rocket for work every day.
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Re: Skeptical Parents

Postby ElectricMonk » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:34 pm

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- from "Great Lies to tell Small Kids"
I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:
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2. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.
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Re: Skeptical Parents

Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:00 pm

It was a prank, bro!
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Re: Skeptical Parents

Postby TJrandom » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:04 pm

As a 5yo – in a field, my father staked a large rock so that we would not break the plow again the next year and would be able to find it again `when it moved`. So for a long time I thought that rocks moved.

When I was learning the alphabet – my older sister taught me that the sequence `L M N O P` was `elemental pee`. Of course others soon corrected me, but I always wondered about elemental pee.

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Re: Skeptical Parents

Postby Major Malfunction » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:37 am

One time my washing machine popped its drain hose and flooded the laundry. My daughter walked by and called out, "Why is there hundreds and hundreds of water on the floor?"

Another time the missus went outside with bare feet and stood on a large gumnut. She cursed. Daughter turns to me and asks, "Daddy, what's a {!#%@} gumnut?"
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