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2013-01-20 08:13:13 PM

titwrench: Way to pick one sentence and take it out of context


Please, point out the context I was missing. Say I'm slow or something. Spell it out. What part of that post changed that sentence to mean something other than a kids room that includes no play space. You said sleep, study, and keep things. That sounds more like a cell.

titwrench: That is why there is a thing called outside where you can pick up a stick and play pirate all you want.


So you raised two kids and never had a day where they played inside because of the weather or something? I find that hard to believe. Must have been pretty boring.

titwrench: I can promise you our house isn't going to be turned into a god damned Dave and Busters.


EXTREMES ARE THE ONLY OPTIONS! RAGH!
 
2013-01-20 08:54:51 PM
We live in a rental so I couldnt do anything near this cool for my son when he was born. But our landlord still let me paint the wall for him.
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-20 09:27:27 PM

mjbok: sedgr: I'm far more impressed by the guy that spends time with his kid and builds a treehouse for them out of scrap, than the guy that pays to have an expensive pirate themed installation put in his kids bedroom.

Per the article the guy designed and built it himself after talking to the kid about what he wants.


You need to read the articles linked by Zaltec. The designer explicitly says he designed it for a client.

It is a cool room. My kid would love it, but it isn't something I would want for him. His pirate ship is the couch, and I think that is a good thing.
 
2013-01-20 09:33:04 PM

TV's Vinnie: Ah yes. This old repeat again of the rich Dad showering his wealth all over his spoiled-rotten son.


The room itself excluded, there is nothing in this room that would be that expensive. Honestly a modest room with a flat screen, PS3, dozen games and a laptop, iPad probably has more money invested.
 
2013-01-20 09:34:52 PM

Krieghund: My kid would love it, but it isn't something I would want for him. His pirate ship is the couch, and I think that is a good thing.


Exactly. Some of my fondest memories growing up involve couch cushion forts.
 
2013-01-20 10:11:37 PM

ReapTheChaos: Exactly. Some of my fondest memories growing up involve couch cushion forts.


Funny, some of my fondest memories come from going to friends/families houses where they had better toys. Grass is always greener, I guess.
 
2013-01-20 11:01:53 PM

cryinoutloud: EvilEgg: Seems like too much work for something they'll outgrow in a few years.

Where will that kid be in a couple of years, when he's outgrown his room, but he doesn't dare say anything, because he knows that his parents spent thousands of dollars building his special place? But it's not right now--his friends laugh at him and they won't come over anymore. He wants to tell his parents that he just doesn't like his bedroom anymore, but he can't stand to destroy the hopeful looks on their faces every time they poke their head into his room, hoping that he's still playing pirate and sliding down ropes.

His FATHER spends more time playing in the pirate ship then he does now, and he has to play along, hoping that one day his dad will look up and realize that he's 14 now! practically an adult! and what kind of teenager plays in a pirate ship? He couldn't even enjoy the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, they just depressed him and reminded him that after the movie, he'd have to go home and play on his pirate ship, just like his mother and father wanted him to.

He can't wait until he's 18 and he can go to college and put posters of nekkid women on his walls instead.


You sound to me like you have no imagination at all. I for one would have LOVED this all the way through high school and college. Still would, really.
 
2013-01-20 11:12:51 PM
Why is it that many of the posters in this thread seem to think the kid having this pirate bedroom means that he is spoiled rotten? Is it just impossible to imagine that he's a good kid, or that the parents did their job as parents and raised a good kid? In my head I'm imagining a dad who cares about his kid and has fun with him/interacts with him and a kid who both deserved the room and appreciates it. Everybody is happy. Surely some families out there exist with this family dynamic.
 
2013-01-20 11:35:33 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: Why is it that many of the posters in this thread seem to think the kid having this pirate bedroom means that he is spoiled rotten? Is it just impossible to imagine that he's a good kid, or that the parents did their job as parents and raised a good kid? In my head I'm imagining a dad who cares about his kid and has fun with him/interacts with him and a kid who both deserved the room and appreciates it. Everybody is happy. Surely some families out there exist with this family dynamic.


It's the obvious lack of income issues.  How many kids have a 25' ceiling in their room? Never mind dad with the mad handy skills... My FP in this thread sums it up a little, I do okay, I'm even pretty handy, have an okay house, a wonderful 6 yr old and we do a lot with her, and what we can for her, including a new loft bed (yesterday) to give her more play space, but this is so off the table in my world and my daughter's 8' ceiling... How can you be a dad and not be a little jelly?
 
2013-01-21 12:04:04 AM

sno man: Uchiha_Cycliste: Why is it that many of the posters in this thread seem to think the kid having this pirate bedroom means that he is spoiled rotten? Is it just impossible to imagine that he's a good kid, or that the parents did their job as parents and raised a good kid? In my head I'm imagining a dad who cares about his kid and has fun with him/interacts with him and a kid who both deserved the room and appreciates it. Everybody is happy. Surely some families out there exist with this family dynamic.

It's the obvious lack of income issues.  How many kids have a 25' ceiling in their room? Never mind dad with the mad handy skills... My FP in this thread sums it up a little, I do okay, I'm even pretty handy, have an okay house, a wonderful 6 yr old and we do a lot with her, and what we can for her, including a new loft bed (yesterday) to give her more play space, but this is so off the table in my world and my daughter's 8' ceiling... How can you be a dad and not be a little jelly?


I think everything you said is reasonable. One way or the other that family is well off. Maybe he was one of the first dozen at Google, maybe it's old money, maybe he won the lotto or got lucky at something. They do live in Minnesota which has to mean that a million dollars into a home will go a hell of a lot further than in San Francisco or Orange County. It sounds like the dad cares about what the kid thinks and built it himself that doesn't scream to me the kid is spoiled rotten like simply buying the whole room would have hinted at more strongly. I guess I just want to imagine that their family life is a happy place that coincides with the fantasy room he built. I think a lot of assumptions are being made about the kid, his personality and what he will think when he grows older. Like I mentioned a couple posts up, I would have loved something like this, it jives with the kind of overactive imagination I have, and my innate immaturity. I don't think I would have out grown something like that, and I certainly would not have been embarrassed or wished it hadn't been done. I guess I was just irked that a number of farkers were attributing negative traits to the father, the son and the son in the future with no basis. As long as we're gonna make shiat up, why not make up happy shiat?
 
2013-01-21 12:14:19 AM

Uchiha_Cycliste: sno man: Uchiha_Cycliste: Why is it that many of the posters in this thread seem to think the kid having this pirate bedroom means that he is spoiled rotten? Is it just impossible to imagine that he's a good kid, or that the parents did their job as parents and raised a good kid? In my head I'm imagining a dad who cares about his kid and has fun with him/interacts with him and a kid who both deserved the room and appreciates it. Everybody is happy. Surely some families out there exist with this family dynamic.

It's the obvious lack of income issues.  How many kids have a 25' ceiling in their room? Never mind dad with the mad handy skills... My FP in this thread sums it up a little, I do okay, I'm even pretty handy, have an okay house, a wonderful 6 yr old and we do a lot with her, and what we can for her, including a new loft bed (yesterday) to give her more play space, but this is so off the table in my world and my daughter's 8' ceiling... How can you be a dad and not be a little jelly?

I think everything you said is reasonable. One way or the other that family is well off. Maybe he was one of the first dozen at Google, maybe it's old money, maybe he won the lotto or got lucky at something. They do live in Minnesota which has to mean that a million dollars into a home will go a hell of a lot further than in San Francisco or Orange County. It sounds like the dad cares about what the kid thinks and built it himself that doesn't scream to me the kid is spoiled rotten like simply buying the whole room would have hinted at more strongly. I guess I just want to imagine that their family life is a happy place that coincides with the fantasy room he built. I think a lot of assumptions are being made about the kid, his personality and what he will think when he grows older. Like I mentioned a couple posts up, I would have loved something like this, it jives with the kind of overactive imagination I have, and my innate immaturity. I don't think I would have out grown so ...


I like you, maybe even more for that post, but I have to invoke the 'welcometofark.jpg' card. sorry.
 
2013-01-21 01:20:45 AM

cryinoutloud: EvilEgg: Seems like too much work for something they'll outgrow in a few years.

Where will that kid be in a couple of years, when he's outgrown his room, but he doesn't dare say anything, because he knows that his parents spent thousands of dollars building his special place? But it's not right now--his friends laugh at him and they won't come over anymore. He wants to tell his parents that he just doesn't like his bedroom anymore, but he can't stand to destroy the hopeful looks on their faces every time they poke their head into his room, hoping that he's still playing pirate and sliding down ropes.

His FATHER spends more time playing in the pirate ship then he does now, and he has to play along, hoping that one day his dad will look up and realize that he's 14 now! practically an adult! and what kind of teenager plays in a pirate ship? He couldn't even enjoy the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, they just depressed him and reminded him that after the movie, he'd have to go home and play on his pirate ship, just like his mother and father wanted him to.

He can't wait until he's 18 and he can go to college and put posters of nekkid women on his walls instead.


And then he becomes an adult and makes his apartment look like a geisha tea house. Goddamned ninjas are all over this thread.
 
2013-01-21 01:22:24 AM

sno man: It's the obvious lack of income issues. How many kids have a 25' ceiling in their room? Never mind dad with the mad handy skills... My FP in this thread sums it up a little, I do okay, I'm even pretty handy, have an okay house, a wonderful 6 yr old and we do a lot with her, and what we can for her, including a new loft bed (yesterday) to give her more play space, but this is so off the table in my world and my daughter's 8' ceiling... How can you be a dad and not be a little jelly?


The simple fact that you used the word 'jelly' makes me question your story about being an adult.
 
2013-01-21 01:28:33 AM

titwrench: Mentalpatient87: How did I know this thread would be covered in joyless twats turning their noses up...

titwrench: A kid needs enough room to sleep study and keep his/her things anything else in moronic.

And you need to be kept far away from children.

Way to pick one sentence and take it out of context just so you can make an idiotic statement. A kid doesn't need their own personal Chuck E Cheese in their bedroom. A manageable space that they can take care of and should be expected to care of is all they need. That is why there is a thing called outside where you can pick up a stick and play pirate all you want. I have already raised 2 kids and plan on starting a family with the future Mrs. titwrench in the next couple years and I can promise you our house isn't going to be turned into a god damned Dave and Busters.


No, he took it in context and summed up what you were saying. It's okay to own up to it. Your kids I'm sure enjoyed their crates. And your future children will enjoy their properly designed living areas.
 
2013-01-21 01:36:46 AM
Kuhl!
 
2013-01-21 01:45:00 AM

Uchiha_Cycliste: I think everything you said is reasonable. One way or the other that family is well off. Maybe he was one of the first dozen at Google, maybe it's old money, maybe he won the lotto or got lucky at something. They do live in Minnesota which has to mean that a million dollars into a home will go a hell of a lot further than in San Francisco or Orange County. It sounds like the dad cares about what the kid thinks and built it himself that doesn't scream to me the kid is spoiled rotten like simply buying the whole room would have hinted at more strongly. I guess I just want to imagine that their family life is a happy place that coincides with the fantasy room he built. I think a lot of assumptions are being made about the kid, his personality and what he will think when he grows older. Like I mentioned a couple posts up, I would have loved something like this, it jives with the kind of overactive imagination I have, and my innate immaturity. I don't think I would have out grown something like that, and I certainly would not have been embarrassed or wished it hadn't been done. I guess I was just irked that a number of farkers were attributing negative traits to the father, the son and the son in the future with no basis. As long as we're gonna make shiat up, why not make up happy shiat?


It's a shame this thread had so many people dumping on this. Why can't anyone imagine happiness and fun from it?
 
2013-01-21 05:31:22 AM

Fano: It's a shame this thread had so many people dumping on this. Why can't anyone imagine happiness and fun from it?


We casual happy people are caught between humorless teabaggers and hollowed out hipsters.  They don't tolerate whimsy.
 
2013-01-21 10:07:35 AM
It's possible the kid, rather than being spoiled, will grow up with the idea that being an involved, devoted, and enthusiastic parent is a good thing to be and will grow up wishing to be the same.
 
2013-01-21 10:44:22 AM

Kibbler: My dad's contribution as a parent the entire time I grew up was watching TV and otherwise completely ignoring me, unless he wanted me to mow the lawn. I'll take the overcompensating any day. But my guess is you're wrong. My guess is this is a dad who 1) loves to work on home projects and 2) loves to make his kid happy.

A kid will outgrow anything and everything. So maybe their first toy should be a college textbook?

None of this means that dads who don't build elaborate bedrooms are bad fathers. Good fathers spend time with their kids, and pay attention to them. Pirate bedroom fun but not required. A good father will actually *play* pirates with his kids. I bet this guy does.




Hey! Get out of my childhood!

/goddamn homemade train bed
 
2013-01-21 11:16:59 AM
What makes this kid so awesome?

I mean, he's probably cool, because his dad is, but I'm not sure why subby leapt from that to declaring that the kid is the most awesome kid.
 
2013-01-21 11:28:26 AM

Elfich: I have two thought son the matter: Really cool. I hope the kid loves it.

Second thought: I hope the building inspector doesn't see it be because he will probably throw a fit. I saw at least penetrations through floors (the rope ladder and the slide) that were not part of the original construction. I can see the building/code inspector shutting all that fun down pretty quick.

/sorry to be a curmudgeon. I deal with code inspectors during code inspectors. Inflexible bunch but usually well meaning.


They are fairly small, I suspect he was careful not to cut any beams.
 
2013-01-21 02:20:39 PM
That pirate ship is Disney theme-park quality.

Whoever built it either does the same thing professionally, or seriously missed their calling.

Wow.
 
2013-01-21 05:15:30 PM

studebaker hoch: That pirate ship is Disney theme-park quality.


www.yesterland.com

I don't know if it's still there but this ship was in the pool area of the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim but may have been removed during the latest remodeling.


CSB time:

It used to be a parade float inside Disneyland. When we had a 20 year reunion of the parade cast of the the Main Street Hop in 2008 (IIRC) we went out for drinks at the hotel. We saw the ship and had to go climb on it (it's roped off and off limits to guest) because we used to dance and climb on it when it was part of the Very Merry Christmas Parade of the same era (late '80s). Security came around and wanted us to get off the ship but we explained who we were and they let us all get on and take a group photo. That was really cool.

/CSB

This one is from WDW and is similar:
4.bp.blogspot.com

//damn, I'm getting old
 
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