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2014-04-04 12:22:32 AM  
justlookatthis.com
 
2014-04-04 12:24:07 AM  
Companies have noticed, creating wine brands targeting stressed out moms, with names like Mad Housewife, Mommy's Time Out and Mommy Juice.

fark off with that girly shiat and leave me my rail gin. *hic*
 
2014-04-04 12:24:16 AM  
Liquor might not be quicker, so
she'll go running for the shelter
of her Mother's Little Helper
 
2014-04-04 12:25:30 AM  
My kid put the "colic" in alcoholic.
 
2014-04-04 12:25:39 AM  
Recognizing the dangers of drinking, this mom group has rules and practices moderation when it comes to alcohol: No more than one drink per play date, and everyone walks home.

art4evermore.wordpress.com
Yeah, that sounds about right.
 
2014-04-04 12:29:53 AM  
Mine drank herself to death in '89.  Nobody cared.
 
2014-04-04 12:31:50 AM  

Atomic Spunk: Recognizing the dangers of drinking, this mom group has rules and practices moderation when it comes to alcohol: No more than one drink per play date, and everyone walks home.

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Yeah, that sounds about right.


www.coolthings.com
 
2014-04-04 12:36:19 AM  
They should try some marijuana instead,  none of the dangers of alcohol and much more relaxing.
 
2014-04-04 12:36:35 AM  

Strongbeerrules: Mine drank herself to death in '89.  Nobody cared.


I would never consider being with a woman that drank during the day. I'm seriously lucky to have a Mom that only smoked weed occasionally, and generally only when we went to the Zoo or something with the little group of moms and kids we hung out with. I knew a lot of kids whose parents drank, a lot in many cases. Like seriously a lot. There were a few that had parents that you did NOT try to interact with until they'd had at least two stiff drinks, and never on a weekend morning. Three cocktails after work every day was pretty average.
 
2014-04-04 12:49:22 AM  
Oooooooooooooh, boy, until mommy gets tossed and is on her little week of the month, and/or daddy comes home tossed with the wifebeater on and she's on the rag............... it might get just a little ugly, especially in an Irish Catholic home.
 
2014-04-04 12:54:26 AM  
Do they give it to their kids?
 
2014-04-04 12:57:30 AM  
I think I saw my mom drink one swig of Guinness and one of Rolling Rock, and maybe a glass of Cold Duck in 40 years. Too bad the tee-total gene didn't get passed down like the Slav drinking gene from my father's side did...
 
2014-04-04 01:02:33 AM  

Boo_Guy: They should try some marijuana instead,  none of the dangers of alcohol and much more relaxing.


Except for it being illegal in most states and on the federal level.  But yeah, go ahead and light up a blunt.
 
2014-04-04 01:07:45 AM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Companies have noticed, creating wine brands targeting stressed out moms, with names like Mad Housewife, Mommy's Time Out and Mommy Juice.

fark off with that girly shiat and leave me my rail gin. *hic*


Only kids should get their mouth washed out with soap
 
2014-04-04 01:18:05 AM  

zerkalo: I think I saw my mom drink one swig of Guinness and one of Rolling Rock, and maybe a glass of Cold Duck in 40 years. Too bad the tee-total gene didn't get passed down like the Slav drinking gene from my father's side did...


IIRC, the most my Mom had in one sitting was probably half a bottle of wine.

And to be honest, with a lot of the stress my brother and I gave her in our youth, she deserves a medal for not being a heavy drinker back then.
 
2014-04-04 01:19:10 AM  

acohn: Boo_Guy: They should try some marijuana instead,  none of the dangers of alcohol and much more relaxing.

Except for it being illegal in most states and on the federal level.  But yeah, go ahead and light up a blunt.


Kinda part of my point.

Alcohol can be so destructive to families, health, and society but it's the little green plant that can get you locked up.
 
2014-04-04 01:21:05 AM  
Some pregger chick at my cousin's party was smoking cigs, weed, and drinking .
/greatest fark ever
 
2014-04-04 01:25:48 AM  

Boo_Guy: acohn: Boo_Guy: They should try some marijuana instead,  none of the dangers of alcohol and much more relaxing.

Except for it being illegal in most states and on the federal level.  But yeah, go ahead and light up a blunt.

Kinda part of my point.

Alcohol can be so destructive to families, health, and society but it's the little green plant that can get you locked up.


So can a lot a little things. But wine's been shown to be beneficial to the heart.
 
2014-04-04 01:37:26 AM  
"Kids are different today,"
I hear ev'ry mother say
Mother needs something today to calm her down
And though she's not really ill
There's a little yellow pill
She goes running for the shelter of a mother's little helper
And it helps her on her way, gets her through her busy day
 
2014-04-04 01:38:09 AM  

alice_600: Boo_Guy: acohn: Boo_Guy: They should try some marijuana instead,  none of the dangers of alcohol and much more relaxing.

Except for it being illegal in most states and on the federal level.  But yeah, go ahead and light up a blunt.

Kinda part of my point.

Alcohol can be so destructive to families, health, and society but it's the little green plant that can get you locked up.

So can a lot a little things. But wine's been shown to be beneficial to the heart.


Having a glass with dinner is beneficial,  drinking to relieve stress usually involves larger quantities,  enough to cause health issues.

/Not that I really care what or how much other adults choose to do
/bored
/just want my legal MJ
 
2014-04-04 01:38:38 AM  
My son likes for me to get tipsy because then I can play with him without little warning sirens going off in my head that I'm totally not supposed to be doing this. Or I feel foolish. I got loud and drunk once and he really biatched about it. Anyway, we stock up liquor for the year around New Years. We replace tequila and scotch probably once or twice. Usually the tequila gets taken to a party and shared. We drink beer that stays in the fridge for weeks.

Really, my drug of choice is Xanax.
 
2014-04-04 01:39:34 AM  
As a fascinating non sequitur, around the time I was 15 and my brother was 17, my mom was going through a box of wine per night.
 
2014-04-04 01:44:23 AM  
TL;DR replace a 1000 words with a single image

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2014-04-04 01:46:19 AM  

Boo_Guy: alice_600: Boo_Guy: acohn: Boo_Guy: They should try some marijuana instead,  none of the dangers of alcohol and much more relaxing.

Except for it being illegal in most states and on the federal level.  But yeah, go ahead and light up a blunt.

Kinda part of my point.

Alcohol can be so destructive to families, health, and society but it's the little green plant that can get you locked up.

So can a lot a little things. But wine's been shown to be beneficial to the heart.

Having a glass with dinner is beneficial,  drinking to relieve stress usually involves larger quantities,  enough to cause health issues.

/Not that I really care what or how much other adults choose to do
/bored
/just want my legal MJ


What if and this is just a question what if all of a sudden they found out MJ makes you run a 90% risk of your children are born with Autism? Would you still want it?
 
2014-04-04 01:46:21 AM  
 
2014-04-04 01:50:59 AM  

irishdncr83: My son likes for me to get tipsy because then I can play with him without little warning sirens going off in my head that I'm totally not supposed to be doing this. Or I feel foolish. I got loud and drunk once and he really biatched about it. Anyway, we stock up liquor for the year around New Years. We replace tequila and scotch probably once or twice. Usually the tequila gets taken to a party and shared. We drink beer that stays in the fridge for weeks.

Really, my drug of choice is Xanax.



really?
most people have kids so they can hang out and play with them; to enjoy a life with them.
I'm sorry you feel that way.
your poor kid.
 
2014-04-04 01:52:49 AM  
Hate kids. Thank everything that is good for that abortion!
 
2014-04-04 01:55:05 AM  
my kids are fine

it's the rest of humanity that has driven me to drink
 
2014-04-04 02:00:40 AM  

alice_600: Boo_Guy: alice_600: Boo_Guy: acohn: Boo_Guy: They should try some marijuana instead,  none of the dangers of alcohol and much more relaxing.

Except for it being illegal in most states and on the federal level.  But yeah, go ahead and light up a blunt.

Kinda part of my point.

Alcohol can be so destructive to families, health, and society but it's the little green plant that can get you locked up.

So can a lot a little things. But wine's been shown to be beneficial to the heart.

Having a glass with dinner is beneficial,  drinking to relieve stress usually involves larger quantities,  enough to cause health issues.

/Not that I really care what or how much other adults choose to do
/bored
/just want my legal MJ

What if and this is just a question what if all of a sudden they found out MJ makes you run a 90% risk of your children are born with Autism? Would you still want it?


I'm very skeptical about studies involving things that people have a vested interest in having people either do or not do so depending on who was behind the study I'd discount it as hack science.  Considering the lies surrounding cannabis and the cherry-picking of evidence that goes on with a lot of these studies I'd assume it was biased or not true.
 
2014-04-04 02:01:12 AM  

alice_600: Boo_Guy: alice_600: Boo_Guy: acohn: Boo_Guy: They should try some marijuana instead,  none of the dangers of alcohol and much more relaxing.

Except for it being illegal in most states and on the federal level.  But yeah, go ahead and light up a blunt.

Kinda part of my point.

Alcohol can be so destructive to families, health, and society but it's the little green plant that can get you locked up.

So can a lot a little things. But wine's been shown to be beneficial to the heart.

Having a glass with dinner is beneficial,  drinking to relieve stress usually involves larger quantities,  enough to cause health issues.

/Not that I really care what or how much other adults choose to do
/bored
/just want my legal MJ

What if and this is just a question what if all of a sudden they found out MJ makes you run a 90% risk of your children are born with Autism? Would you still want it?


Yup.
 
2014-04-04 02:03:00 AM  

Michic: Hate kids. Thank everything that is good for that abortion!


You I like.

/I don't have kids,  I don't want them
 
2014-04-04 02:05:04 AM  
And The Rolling Stones released "Mother's Little Helper" in 1966. 1966.
 
2014-04-04 02:07:26 AM  

no clever name here just move along: really?
most people have kids so they can hang out and play with them; to enjoy a life with them.
I'm sorry you feel that way.
your poor kid.


My kid wasn't planned. Also, I suffer from severe anxiety. So, shut your trap. My kid is perfectly happy. He gets to go do cool stuff like meet his idol Stephen Amell who plays Green Arrow. He also gets to dress up in costumes and he goes to the grocery store in his costumes. He plays on the monkey bars and climbs as high as he wants. He plays outside in the dirt. He goes to museums. He goes to the park. He plays and wrestles with both of us. He has two parents that love each other very much. He has a roof over his head, food in his belly, and the utmost support for whatever he decides is best for him. He takes dance lessons to instill a sense of hard work and accomplishment in him. He has books by the hundreds at his immediate disposal. His answers about anything and everything are answered promptly and appropriately. I don't think that he has a bad life. I meet him half way. He wanted a tea party so we had real tea with a real tea pot and real tea cups and cookies. We color together. I make him super hero costumes. I make him pajama pants because he really wanted the Star Trek fabric. I make him medieval costumes with things like the Spider Man fabric he wanted. He's in kindergarten and writing in cursive. He takes fencing and archery both of which I participate in with him. Go judge someone else. We have more important things to do like jam out to AC/DC.
 
2014-04-04 02:07:30 AM  

no clever name here just move along: irishdncr83: My son likes for me to get tipsy because then I can play with him without little warning sirens going off in my head that I'm totally not supposed to be doing this. Or I feel foolish. I got loud and drunk once and he really biatched about it. Anyway, we stock up liquor for the year around New Years. We replace tequila and scotch probably once or twice. Usually the tequila gets taken to a party and shared. We drink beer that stays in the fridge for weeks.

Really, my drug of choice is Xanax.


really?
most people have kids so they can hang out and play with them; to enjoy a life with them.
I'm sorry you feel that way.
your poor kid.


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you just gave that troll a 10/10
 
2014-04-04 02:09:11 AM  

orangehat: alice_600: Boo_Guy: alice_600: Boo_Guy: acohn: Boo_Guy: They should try some marijuana instead,  none of the dangers of alcohol and much more relaxing.

Except for it being illegal in most states and on the federal level.  But yeah, go ahead and light up a blunt.

Kinda part of my point.

Alcohol can be so destructive to families, health, and society but it's the little green plant that can get you locked up.

So can a lot a little things. But wine's been shown to be beneficial to the heart.

Having a glass with dinner is beneficial,  drinking to relieve stress usually involves larger quantities,  enough to cause health issues.

/Not that I really care what or how much other adults choose to do
/bored
/just want my legal MJ

What if and this is just a question what if all of a sudden they found out MJ makes you run a 90% risk of your children are born with Autism? Would you still want it?

I'm very skeptical about studies involving things that people have a vested interest in having people either do or not do so depending on who was behind the study I'd discount it as hack science.  Considering the lies surrounding cannabis and the cherry-picking of evidence that goes on with a lot of these studies I'd assume it was biased or not true.


It's a hypothetical question: If there was hard backed up science that proves it can cause autism would you still use marijuana?
 
2014-04-04 02:09:14 AM  

irishdncr83: We have more important things to do like jam out to AC/DC.



Everything else was fine but I am going to judge you for that.
 
2014-04-04 02:10:01 AM  

Boo_Guy: Michic: Hate kids. Thank everything that is good for that abortion!

You I like.

/I don't have kids,  I don't want them


I like me, too!
 
2014-04-04 02:10:48 AM  

irishdncr83: no clever name here just move along: really?
most people have kids so they can hang out and play with them; to enjoy a life with them.
I'm sorry you feel that way.
your poor kid.

My kid wasn't planned. Also, I suffer from severe anxiety. So, shut your trap. My kid is perfectly happy. He gets to go do cool stuff like meet his idol Stephen Amell who plays Green Arrow. He also gets to dress up in costumes and he goes to the grocery store in his costumes. He plays on the monkey bars and climbs as high as he wants. He plays outside in the dirt. He goes to museums. He goes to the park. He plays and wrestles with both of us. He has two parents that love each other very much. He has a roof over his head, food in his belly, and the utmost support for whatever he decides is best for him. He takes dance lessons to instill a sense of hard work and accomplishment in him. He has books by the hundreds at his immediate disposal. His answers about anything and everything are answered promptly and appropriately. I don't think that he has a bad life. I meet him half way. He wanted a tea party so we had real tea with a real tea pot and real tea cups and cookies. We color together. I make him super hero costumes. I make him pajama pants because he really wanted the Star Trek fabric. I make him medieval costumes with things like the Spider Man fabric he wanted. He's in kindergarten and writing in cursive. He takes fencing and archery both of which I participate in with him. Go judge someone else. We have more important things to do like jam out to AC/DC.


Not to be a pain but when do you have severe anxiety?
 
2014-04-04 02:11:25 AM  
My mom drank when she was pregnant with me and my siblings.

Other people can tell.

Don't do that to your kids.
 
2014-04-04 02:12:27 AM  
Back to the article, it's basically a summary of some moms who have a glass of wine while their kids play who make a point to not have it turn into a drunken mess and then an unrelated story about one mom who was an alcoholic and now isn't...I'd say if you're stressed and getting together with some other moms and having a glass of wine helps go for it.

If this were an article about a bunch of women who get together after work and have a glass of wine or a bunch of men who get together after work and have a beer or two it wouldn't ever have been published because it isn't a story...but since they are moms it's like they are committing some massive sin by getting together and having a drink.

Is there really this little news going on in the world that they have to run a story about moms who have a glass of wine?
 
2014-04-04 02:12:51 AM  

picturescrazy: irishdncr83: We have more important things to do like jam out to AC/DC.


Everything else was fine but I am going to judge you for that.


And not a single fark is given!!!
 
2014-04-04 02:15:02 AM  

orangehat: Back to the article, it's basically a summary of some moms who have a glass of wine while their kids play who make a point to not have it turn into a drunken mess and then an unrelated story about one mom who was an alcoholic and now isn't...I'd say if you're stressed and getting together with some other moms and having a glass of wine helps go for it.

If this were an article about a bunch of women who get together after work and have a glass of wine or a bunch of men who get together after work and have a beer or two it wouldn't ever have been published because it isn't a story...but since they are moms it's like they are committing some massive sin by getting together and having a drink.

Is there really this little news going on in the world that they have to run a story about moms who have a glass of wine?


So I am guessing no huh?
 
2014-04-04 02:17:42 AM  

Notabunny: As a fascinating non sequitur, around the time I was 15 and my brother was 17, my mom was going through a box of wine per night.


Jebus. Every time I think I drink a lot, I'm proven wrong here... I mean I know the CDC would disagree, but yikes. I accept my inevitable liver failure, it's cool. Just want to make it to say 60.
 
2014-04-04 02:19:18 AM  
I don't get it. Do drunk mothers not enjoy orgasms from anal sex?
 
2014-04-04 02:20:30 AM  

alice_600: orangehat: alice_600: Boo_Guy: alice_600: Boo_Guy: acohn: Boo_Guy: They should try some marijuana instead,  none of the dangers of alcohol and much more relaxing.

Except for it being illegal in most states and on the federal level.  But yeah, go ahead and light up a blunt.

Kinda part of my point.

Alcohol can be so destructive to families, health, and society but it's the little green plant that can get you locked up.

So can a lot a little things. But wine's been shown to be beneficial to the heart.

Having a glass with dinner is beneficial,  drinking to relieve stress usually involves larger quantities,  enough to cause health issues.

/Not that I really care what or how much other adults choose to do
/bored
/just want my legal MJ

What if and this is just a question what if all of a sudden they found out MJ makes you run a 90% risk of your children are born with Autism? Would you still want it?

I'm very skeptical about studies involving things that people have a vested interest in having people either do or not do so depending on who was behind the study I'd discount it as hack science.  Considering the lies surrounding cannabis and the cherry-picking of evidence that goes on with a lot of these studies I'd assume it was biased or not true.

It's a hypothetical question: If there was hard backed up science that proves it can cause autism would you still use marijuana?


Yes.  But I don't plan on having children and I rarely use cannabis so it's kind of a moot point but if there was a study that said there was that high of a chance I would automatically assume it was not true and dismiss it as propaganda.
 
2014-04-04 02:21:16 AM  
alice_600:
Not to be a pain but when do you have severe anxiety?

Whenever it feels like showing up. Usually when I have to deal with people in person. I prefer social media and e-mails for communication. Trying to play with my son, I have forgotten how to play, and I start getting upset because I'm afraid I'm letting him down and he's judging me. I try me level best to make up for the fact that I lack the ability to play with him sometimes.
 
2014-04-04 02:24:05 AM  
Drinking and playing with your kids is fun. My favorite is on halloween, I get a travel mug and make myself a hot alcoholic beverage and take them around trick or treating.
 
2014-04-04 02:25:57 AM  

irishdncr83: alice_600:
Not to be a pain but when do you have severe anxiety?

Whenever it feels like showing up. Usually when I have to deal with people in person. I prefer social media and e-mails for communication. Trying to play with my son, I have forgotten how to play, and I start getting upset because I'm afraid I'm letting him down and he's judging me. I try me level best to make up for the fact that I lack the ability to play with him sometimes.


What the hell. It's playing, there's literally no rules. Just have fun.
 
2014-04-04 02:30:40 AM  

irishdncr83: alice_600:
Not to be a pain but when do you have severe anxiety?

Whenever it feels like showing up. Usually when I have to deal with people in person. I prefer social media and e-mails for communication. Trying to play with my son, I have forgotten how to play, and I start getting upset because I'm afraid I'm letting him down and he's judging me. I try me level best to make up for the fact that I lack the ability to play with him sometimes.


Props to you; my best friend has some similar issues so I've heard her similar fears. Some day he'll understand... You might try keeping a journal about it though, to give to him when he's older to help with the comprehension... In fact I should tell her the same thing.
 
2014-04-04 02:33:01 AM  
40%? Somebody is low-balling these figures.
 
2014-04-04 02:33:31 AM  

Fafai: What the hell. It's playing, there's literally no rules. Just have fun.


Until someone gets a bruised hand from sword fighting. <---legit happened. Several times. My gauntlets are still in pieces darn it. I can't do the "play Transformers!" and we have our guys and play with them, but I can pretend to sword fight. Sort of. After a while I stop pretending.......

Although I've stalked him with nerf guns and then he shot me with the rocket launcher. And there was the water gun/water balloon fight. <---- totally my master mind.

I guess when we play we like violence.
 
2014-04-04 02:35:45 AM  

ladyfortuna: irishdncr83: alice_600:
Not to be a pain but when do you have severe anxiety?

Whenever it feels like showing up. Usually when I have to deal with people in person. I prefer social media and e-mails for communication. Trying to play with my son, I have forgotten how to play, and I start getting upset because I'm afraid I'm letting him down and he's judging me. I try me level best to make up for the fact that I lack the ability to play with him sometimes.

Props to you; my best friend has some similar issues so I've heard her similar fears. Some day he'll understand... You might try keeping a journal about it though, to give to him when he's older to help with the comprehension... In fact I should tell her the same thing.


I have been actually. I'm writing my memoirs and I write letters to him in it. Because there are days I literally cannot get out of bed so I have be bring Candy Land or something into the bedroom and we play that or we watch a movie. Which he watches about 30 minutes of and goes and plays.
 
2014-04-04 02:44:01 AM  
There isn't an adult on my mom's side that doesn't have an alcohol or drug dependency, and my dad (adopted, no family history) went through rehab when I was a toddler. I don't have the urge to drink, but when I do drink, I find it difficult to stop at one or 2, but I usually can if no one else is drinking heavily. It is easier since my wife doesn't drink (she isn't against it, she just has a very low tolerance and doesn't really enjoy being drunk so one for her is like 5 or 6 for me) and I feel like a degenerate if I drink by myself.
 
2014-04-04 02:46:08 AM  

Fafai: irishdncr83: alice_600:
Not to be a pain but when do you have severe anxiety?

Whenever it feels like showing up. Usually when I have to deal with people in person. I prefer social media and e-mails for communication. Trying to play with my son, I have forgotten how to play, and I start getting upset because I'm afraid I'm letting him down and he's judging me. I try me level best to make up for the fact that I lack the ability to play with him sometimes.

What the hell. It's playing, there's literally no rules. Just have fun.


You're spending time with him, he's having fun, you obviously care about him and you're never going to get this time back so do your thing and don't worry about what other people think.  The fact that you care about your son and spend time with him having fun is all that matters, other people's opinions do not matter because they're not his mom and you are.

I wish you the best of luck in dealing with your anxiety and I understand that it can be a problem for people who have anxiety issues and that for people who don't they can't really understand what it is like.
 
2014-04-04 02:46:11 AM  

irishdncr83: picturescrazy: irishdncr83: We have more important things to do like jam out to AC/DC.


Everything else was fine but I am going to judge you for that.

And not a single fark is given!!!


Sorry. I thought it was clear that it was a joke.
 
2014-04-04 02:48:01 AM  

orangehat: Fafai: irishdncr83: alice_600:
Not to be a pain but when do you have severe anxiety?

Whenever it feels like showing up. Usually when I have to deal with people in person. I prefer social media and e-mails for communication. Trying to play with my son, I have forgotten how to play, and I start getting upset because I'm afraid I'm letting him down and he's judging me. I try me level best to make up for the fact that I lack the ability to play with him sometimes.

What the hell. It's playing, there's literally no rules. Just have fun.

You're spending time with him, he's having fun, you obviously care about him and you're never going to get this time back so do your thing and don't worry about what other people think.  The fact that you care about your son and spend time with him having fun is all that matters, other people's opinions do not matter because they're not his mom and you are.

I wish you the best of luck in dealing with your anxiety and I understand that it can be a problem for people who have anxiety issues and that for people who don't they can't really understand what it is like.


Thanks. =)
 
2014-04-04 02:50:10 AM  

picturescrazy: irishdncr83: picturescrazy: irishdncr83: We have more important things to do like jam out to AC/DC.


Everything else was fine but I am going to judge you for that.

And not a single fark is given!!!

Sorry. I thought it was clear that it was a joke.


We take the AC/DC pretty seriously in our house. After my boy's first week of kindergarten he came home and said, "Mom... I hate music." "Why's that, babe?" "We have to learn STUPID songs." "I'm sorry sweetie. Can I help in any way?" "Can you tell the music teacher to play some AC/DC or Metallica? Something GOOD? Even David Bowie."

The best part of having children is turning them into minions and Mini Me's.
 
2014-04-04 02:50:59 AM  
didn't drink when they were young, but damn this whole growing up and being smart mouth makes me happy that god made beer so tasty.
 
2014-04-04 02:52:40 AM  
How do you jam out to AC/DC? Unless you are talking an Edison/Tesla cage match. That could be cool. Of course my 2 y/o daughter loves Justin Timberlake, so I probably shouldn't judge.
 
2014-04-04 02:53:06 AM  
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2014-04-04 02:54:43 AM  

roc6783: How do you jam out to AC/DC? Unless you are talking an Edison/Tesla cage match. That could be cool. Of course my 2 y/o daughter loves Justin Timberlake, so I probably shouldn't judge.


Iron Man. <---my spirit hero and one of my boy's absolute favorites.
 
2014-04-04 02:59:23 AM  

roc6783: There isn't an adult on my mom's side that doesn't have an alcohol or drug dependency, and my dad (adopted, no family history) went through rehab when I was a toddler. I don't have the urge to drink, but when I do drink, I find it difficult to stop at one or 2, but I usually can if no one else is drinking heavily. It is easier since my wife doesn't drink (she isn't against it, she just has a very low tolerance and doesn't really enjoy being drunk so one for her is like 5 or 6 for me) and I feel like a degenerate if I drink by myself.


It's actually a good thing that you've figured out that you can stop at a couple of drinks depending on the crowd and that your wife doesn't drink especially if there's a family history of alcoholism.  WIthout getting into details I understand where you are coming from but the fact that you have learned to stop at a couple of drinks is a plus, I've known people who can't and it can get pretty ugly at times.
 
2014-04-04 03:11:16 AM  
@irish - I absolutely hate Beyonce, but when my girl dances with the Chippette's "Single Ladies" video, I laugh my face off every time and just hope my ears stop bleeding one day. I had some initial success with Stevie Ray Vaughn, but my wife and I have compromised on Macklemore (my musical tastes are a bit more eclectic than hers).
 
2014-04-04 03:12:52 AM  

irishdncr83: roc6783: How do you jam out to AC/DC? Unless you are talking an Edison/Tesla cage match. That could be cool. Of course my 2 y/o daughter loves Justin Timberlake, so I probably shouldn't judge.

Iron Man. <---my spirit hero and one of my boy's absolute favorites.


"Iron Man" was by Black Sabbath.
 
2014-04-04 03:17:12 AM  
No, they don't want it for themselves.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-04 03:20:38 AM  

UsikFark: irishdncr83: roc6783: How do you jam out to AC/DC? Unless you are talking an Edison/Tesla cage match. That could be cool. Of course my 2 y/o daughter loves Justin Timberlake, so I probably shouldn't judge.

Iron Man. <---my spirit hero and one of my boy's absolute favorites.

"Iron Man" was by Black Sabbath.


Eh, six of one...

i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-04 03:21:14 AM  
Orangehat - my grandmother forbid drinking at our family holidays for as long as I can remember. Then she died of cancer 2 weeks before Christmas. A lot of stuff has been damaged by stumbling drunks over the last 9 years. The genes are why I never snorted or injected anything. Smoked my share, your share, and 10 of your closest friend's shares of pot in my late teens/early 20s, but stayed well clear of anything harder.
 
2014-04-04 03:30:55 AM  

roc6783: @irish - I absolutely hate Beyonce, but when my girl dances with the Chippette's "Single Ladies" video, I laugh my face off every time and just hope my ears stop bleeding one day. I had some initial success with Stevie Ray Vaughn, but my wife and I have compromised on Macklemore (my musical tastes are a bit more eclectic than hers).


Years ago I was in the car with my family and I was listening to music in the back seat with my headphones on.  My parents were up front and the car stereo was playing something so I was listening loud enough to try to tune out their music.  My dad started yelling about how loud my music was and then asked to hear it.  In my youthful ignorance I made the mistake of giving him the CD and then got to listen to him run his mouth for the next hour or so about why the music I was listening to sucked in great detail.
If you're in college, never ever agree to take a cross country trip with your family.  If you don't have a choice and they ask to listen to what you are listening to knowing that they'll probably hate it you might be better off just chucking your CDs out the window.
Considering my mom once responded to some teenagers revving their engine and bumping rap music  by saying by telling me not to do what she was about to do once I started driving, rolling down the windows, turning the volume up as loud as it would go while listening to opera and then giving them the finger right before peeling out when the light turned green I should have known better.
 
2014-04-04 03:35:02 AM  
If you need to medicate yourself just to spend time with your kids, maybe consider putting them in preschool a couple days a week.

For everyone babe.
 
2014-04-04 03:37:37 AM  

irishdncr83: alice_600:
Not to be a pain but when do you have severe anxiety?

Whenever it feels like showing up. Usually when I have to deal with people in person. I prefer social media and e-mails for communication. Trying to play with my son, I have forgotten how to play, and I start getting upset because I'm afraid I'm letting him down and he's judging me. I try me level best to make up for the fact that I lack the ability to play with him sometimes.


I don't have kids yet, but this is my big fear. I have anxiety issues of the BOO! HI! HERE I AM! variety too and find myself feeling as you described when young relatives and friends' kids want me to play. And it's frustrating because it's PLAYING! It should be simple and if not for that one misfiring bit of grey matter it would be, but apparently I came with the Abby Normal brain equipped.

Tl;dnr: You just gave me hope that I won't be a totally sucky mom because of my anxiety. Thank you.
 
2014-04-04 03:39:50 AM  

farkingismybusiness: [justlookatthis.com image 356x459]



i.imgur.com  i.imgur.com

Sarah Connor?
 
2014-04-04 03:42:47 AM  
Speaking of kids and music, playing music videos on youtube and dancing to them (while drinking or not) is a fun thing to do. The Gorillaz have animated music videos and catchy songs. Also any videos with cardboard robots in them are usually a hit like Intergalactic, Party Rock Anthem, and this video by the Aquabats.

No cardboard robots but this video by the Violent Femmes is one of his favorites right now. Peaches is always a crowd pleaser. And there's always this.

/further suggestions for music videos that are fun for both kids and drunk parents welcome
 
2014-04-04 03:47:15 AM  

roc6783: Orangehat - my grandmother forbid drinking at our family holidays for as long as I can remember. Then she died of cancer 2 weeks before Christmas. A lot of stuff has been damaged by stumbling drunks over the last 9 years. The genes are why I never snorted or injected anything. Smoked my share, your share, and 10 of your closest friend's shares of pot in my late teens/early 20s, but stayed well clear of anything harder.


That's very smart of you, keep it up.  When they made it legal to buy weed in stores here I bought some because I could...3 months later I probably have 90 percent of it.  I like to drink though but if I do I never drive (unless I've had 1 beer) and I've figured out through a lot of trial and error what my limits are and I've been blessed with the ability for the sober inner me to be able to tell the very drunk me to pay my tab and go home before I can't make it.
Oddly enough I drank more alcohol in the 4 years after getting out of college than I drank during college but a big part of that was that I realized it was better for everyone around me to have a sober person when people were doing to start doing dumb things; once I got to the point where I didn't have to be the guy who was inevitably called on to make the Taco Bell run I was able to go out drinking and enjoy it instead of worrying about the fact that my friends were going to do something very stupid in a few hours and it was up to me to keep them from doing it.
 
2014-04-04 03:48:19 AM  
Orangehat - I am pretty tolerant of most music, but ya, my parents are total get off my lawn speakers toward anything that has been recorded since the eighties. And i hate trips with anyone other than my wife and daughter. I thought it was me, but nope, turns out other people are terrible if you have to see them for more than 2 days in a row.
 
2014-04-04 03:58:35 AM  
If it were completely legal, as in no repercussions from a hot test, I would probably smoke/vape, but I'm not going to risk a misdemeanor or a job offer to get high regularly. I will tie one on a few times a year, but now with a two year old, there is no sleeping off a hangover. I think that is my biggest demotivator for drinking more than rarely.
 
2014-04-04 03:58:51 AM  

roc6783: Orangehat - I am pretty tolerant of most music, but ya, my parents are total get off my lawn speakers toward anything that has been recorded since the eighties. And i hate trips with anyone other than my wife and daughter. I thought it was me, but nope, turns out other people are terrible if you have to see them for more than 2 days in a row.


I like to troll the rest of the family by filling my Christmas list with music I know they are totally unwilling to buy.  They never buy it but it's still fun to know that they're groaning and rolling their eyes when I finally put together a list on Amazon and they get treated to such delights as Slayer's "The Vinyl Solution."
 
2014-04-04 04:05:22 AM  

roc6783: If it were completely legal, as in no repercussions from a hot test, I would probably smoke/vape, but I'm not going to risk a misdemeanor or a job offer to get high regularly. I will tie one on a few times a year, but now with a two year old, there is no sleeping off a hangover. I think that is my biggest demotivator for drinking more than rarely.


That's the thing about it...here no one really cares but if you work for a big company it's still a concern and if you've got a child to care for you can't take the moral high road of deciding not to take drug tests on principal.  If you work for a company based in Colorado and didn't test positive for weed they'd probably think you doctored the test but if you work for some big corporation where they do it to get a break for their insurance company it's a part of the game.
Hangovers suck but I imagine having a hangover with a toddler would be excruciating...I don't have any kids but I imagine that would be the morning from hell.
 
2014-04-04 04:08:27 AM  
i527.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-04 04:18:55 AM  

GloomCookie613: irishdncr83: alice_600:
Not to be a pain but when do you have severe anxiety?

Whenever it feels like showing up. Usually when I have to deal with people in person. I prefer social media and e-mails for communication. Trying to play with my son, I have forgotten how to play, and I start getting upset because I'm afraid I'm letting him down and he's judging me. I try me level best to make up for the fact that I lack the ability to play with him sometimes.

I don't have kids yet, but this is my big fear. I have anxiety issues of the BOO! HI! HERE I AM! variety too and find myself feeling as you described when young relatives and friends' kids want me to play. And it's frustrating because it's PLAYING! It should be simple and if not for that one misfiring bit of grey matter it would be, but apparently I came with the Abby Normal brain equipped.

Tl;dnr: You just gave me hope that I won't be a totally sucky mom because of my anxiety. Thank you.


If you care about your kids you'll be a good mom.  A lot of people suck at parenting and it has nothing to do with anxiety.  One thing I've noticed about people I know with kids is that often times people who think that they'll be bad parents because of whatever turn out to be great parents.  I have a friend who always thought she was not cut out for motherhood because of various reasons and 15 years later her kids are well adjusted awesome people and she's a great mom mainly because she cares about them and made sure that her kids knew that no matter what happened that she was there for them no matter what.
I don't have kids but from seeing what happened to the people I know who do have kids it seems like when the realization that you have a child and that child needs you as a parent seems to change people in ways that are seemingly impossible...the big thing about having kids is that as long as they know that you love them, care for them and are there for them no matter what they'll turn out OK.  Sometimes the best parents are the people who are worried about whether they'd be good parents and not the people who think they'd be good parents because the ones who wonder if they really should have kids go the extra mile to make sure that the child knows that they're cared for and loved.
 
2014-04-04 04:38:10 AM  
Anyone have that old photoshop thread of the pregnant lady belching her alcohol and puffing smokes?
 
2014-04-04 05:55:16 AM  
God dammit, now I want mead!
 
2014-04-04 05:59:17 AM  
There's a group of moms that get together every Friday night to play bunco.  However, it is now referred to as 'drunko,' but I have absolutely no idea why.
 
2014-04-04 06:16:53 AM  
100% of fathers agree.
 
2014-04-04 06:33:48 AM  
"It makes me feel human again after I've been beaten down all week," added another.

I think this quote is much more depressing than moms having a glass of wine once in a while.
 
2014-04-04 06:39:36 AM  
Ric Romero Reporting...

John Lennon wrote a song about it.
 
2014-04-04 06:42:32 AM  
There's a reason Chuck E Cheese's sells wine and beer and has a parent quiet room.
 
2014-04-04 07:23:12 AM  

roc6783: There isn't an adult on my mom's side that doesn't have an alcohol or drug dependency, and my dad (adopted, no family history) went through rehab when I was a toddler. I don't have the urge to drink, but when I do drink, I find it difficult to stop at one or 2, but I usually can if no one else is drinking heavily. It is easier since my wife doesn't drink (she isn't against it, she just has a very low tolerance and doesn't really enjoy being drunk so one for her is like 5 or 6 for me) and I feel like a degenerate if I drink by myself.


My dad's side is like that.  Only my dad has gone full dry, and my bro and I just lost interest in drinking altogether.  So at family reunions, my bro and I are the only adult men without beers in our hands.  Now I'm not saying they all hit the beer hard, because they all calmed down and are just simple beer drinkers now, but that wasn't the case when my uncles were young.

As for me, when I did drink, I had one hard rule and that was to not drink when I was upset.  A second rule which I held to but wasn't a hard rule was to never get smashed.  I've been too drunk to drive maybe twice, but I didn't drive and didn't get to the point of a hangover.  The most I drank in one day was half of a fifth of rum, so really tame.  Later I lost interest, but I never tasted Bud or any lite beers, it was either trying a hard liquor or microbrews that are now popular.  I bought six pack bottles, and didn't buy the same beer twice.
 
2014-04-04 08:13:01 AM  
Fun fact:  When you stop using alcohol to cope with daily stresses, those stresses become less stressful.  It's just the way alcohol works - what goes down, must come up.  It decreases anxiety when you're buzzed, therefore it will increase anxiety the day after.

But I guess when you grew up working in an office "living for the weekend", that can be a pretty hard habit to break.
 
2014-04-04 08:16:37 AM  
I remember when my mom stopped taking ludes and started drinking. She got all hostile one day, and accidently slammed a heavy glass door on my little brother's hand. She piled us all into the car and wove us to the hospital, where some doctors put his hand back together. Fortunately, drunk driving wasn't frowned on at the time because she was too drunk to make a phone call.
Anyway, if your drinking is causing you to weird out around your kids, you should try ludes.
 
2014-04-04 08:19:10 AM  
virginvinylrecords.com
 
2014-04-04 08:21:51 AM  

Strongbeerrules: Mine drank herself to death in '89.  Nobody cared.


My dad drank himself to death in '04.

Using any substance to cope with the stress of an everyday situation like "parenting" means you have a problem.

/have two kids under 5, one of which has a speech delay and can be a big handful
//I only drink in a social situation and never on a playdate, where I am responsible for my children
 
2014-04-04 08:25:46 AM  
 Forty percent of mothers say alcohol helps them cope with stress of parenting living in fascist 'murcia and OMG DON'T MAKE ME COME BACK THERE


Corrected.
 
2014-04-04 08:54:51 AM  

Fafai: Drinking and playing with your kids is fun. My favorite is on halloween, I get a travel mug and make myself a hot alcoholic beverage and take them around trick or treating.


Cheers!

At my 5 year old's birthday party at the pool last summer I made Dirty Arnold Palmers (Ice tea vodka, lemonade) for the parents.  Everyone was shocked at how good an idea that was and they wondered why no one else does it.

/  No one got drunk
// Hired a lifeguard to help watch the kids, so shut your judgemental traps!
 
2014-04-04 09:00:26 AM  
My mother had the wisdom to wait until her children had grown into adulthood before she began drinking heavily.

/I would drink heavily if I had children.
//Or if I had to be within proximity to children for any length of time.
///Pedophobia does that.
 
2014-04-04 09:09:23 AM  
Moms drinking wine = omg bad
Dads drinking a 6 pack after work to unwind = just how it is.

Ha! I'm a stay at home mom. My kids are lucky I only have a glass or two of wine. Some moms I know take their kids adhd pills or smoke pot or take pain pills they purchase from other people. Then there are the ones that chose to toughit out and end up screaming at their kids.

This mommy might be tispy but atleast I'm not breakin' the law or yelling.
 
2014-04-04 09:11:14 AM  
Don't farking procreate if you don't want the responsibility.  Nobody is making you pop out pups, ffs do the job right or not at all.
 
2014-04-04 09:15:12 AM  
I can do the job right without it. But some days I can do it even better with! God bless this magic bottle.
 
2014-04-04 09:52:56 AM  

maddermaxx: Atomic Spunk: Recognizing the dangers of drinking, this mom group has rules and practices moderation when it comes to alcohol: No more than one drink per play date, and everyone walks home.

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Yeah, that sounds about right.


Tisdale is $3.49 a bottle.

It's disgusting.
 
2014-04-04 10:13:46 AM  

Jae0o0: Moms drinking wine = omg bad
Dads drinking a 6 pack after work to unwind = just how it is.

Ha! I'm a stay at home mom. My kids are lucky I only have a glass or two of wine. Some moms I know take their kids adhd pills or smoke pot or take pain pills they purchase from other people. Then there are the ones that chose to toughit out and end up screaming at their kids.

This mommy might be tispy but atleast I'm not breakin' the law or yelling.


Pot doesn't kill you, alcohol does, enjoy an extra one for us snobby uneducated person!
 
2014-04-04 10:25:39 AM  
As a single parent (my daughter was 18 months when her father and I separated), I would like to add my 2 cents to all the vitriol in here.

Even as a kid, I wasn't good with other kids.  Always preferred to hang around the adults or play alone/read.  Fast forward to my late 20s/early 30s I was a single parent of a toddler.  A human just learning to talk and can't yet read or pay attention to movies or whatnot for very long was a tough place to be in.  It sounds so simple, "just use your imagination! Playing is fun!"  Toddler/young child stuff is not fun for an adult.  Watching her discover the world?  Totally awesome.  Watching her discover the same thing over and over and over again (yes, honey, some cows are brown and some are black & white.  HOW MANY TIMES ARE YOU GOING TO SAY THAT?)?  It gets old to an adult.  That's one of the crucial differences between childhood and adulthood.  So, at times, when at home, an adult beverage drops one's inhibitions a bit and the creativity begins to flow a little better.  Hell, just ask all those troubled creative types that tend to also do some of their best brainstorming after some sort of chemical/medicinal intervention.  It's SCIENCE! (citation needed)
 
2014-04-04 10:43:03 AM  

WndrWmn: As a single parent (my daughter was 18 months when her father and I separated), I would like to add my 2 cents to all the vitriol in here.

Even as a kid, I wasn't good with other kids.  Always preferred to hang around the adults or play alone/read.  Fast forward to my late 20s/early 30s I was a single parent of a toddler.  A human just learning to talk and can't yet read or pay attention to movies or whatnot for very long was a tough place to be in.  It sounds so simple, "just use your imagination! Playing is fun!"  Toddler/young child stuff is not fun for an adult.  Watching her discover the world?  Totally awesome.  Watching her discover the same thing over and over and over again (yes, honey, some cows are brown and some are black & white.  HOW MANY TIMES ARE YOU GOING TO SAY THAT?)?  It gets old to an adult.  That's one of the crucial differences between childhood and adulthood.  So, at times, when at home, an adult beverage drops one's inhibitions a bit and the creativity begins to flow a little better.  Hell, just ask all those troubled creative types that tend to also do some of their best brainstorming after some sort of chemical/medicinal intervention.  It's SCIENCE! (citation needed)


This!
 
2014-04-04 10:52:18 AM  
My mom didnt start really drinking wine until my sister hit high school, she loves talking about how me and my brother were real good and behaved (never got caught) and how big of a pain in the ass my sister was.
 
2014-04-04 10:56:43 AM  

moefuggenbrew: Jae0o0: Moms drinking wine = omg bad
Dads drinking a 6 pack after work to unwind = just how it is.

Ha! I'm a stay at home mom. My kids are lucky I only have a glass or two of wine. Some moms I know take their kids adhd pills or smoke pot or take pain pills they purchase from other people. Then there are the ones that chose to toughit out and end up screaming at their kids.

This mommy might be tispy but atleast I'm not breakin' the law or yelling.

Pot doesn't kill you, alcohol does, enjoy an extra one for us snobby uneducated person!


Since I live in a state where pot is illegal it could get me thrown in jail for buying or having the stuff. If you think a glass of wine is worse than risking jail time, you're an idiot.

If drinking a glass or two of wine a will kill people, all of france should be long dead. Someone should let them in on this news!
 
2014-04-04 11:02:41 AM  

studebaker hoch: My mom drank when she was pregnant with me and my siblings.
Other people can tell.
Don't do that to your kids.


I made sure to drink enough to remain completely sterile before I sobered up and had kids.
And unlike apparently every other parent in the world, my kid never stressed me out that much. Maybe because his father was such an abusive, flaming asshole that my child was my only comfort.
 
2014-04-04 11:08:56 AM  

orangehat: GloomCookie613: irishdncr83: alice_600:
Not to be a pain but when do you have severe anxiety?

Whenever it feels like showing up. Usually when I have to deal with people in person. I prefer social media and e-mails for communication. Trying to play with my son, I have forgotten how to play, and I start getting upset because I'm afraid I'm letting him down and he's judging me. I try me level best to make up for the fact that I lack the ability to play with him sometimes.

I don't have kids yet, but this is my big fear. I have anxiety issues of the BOO! HI! HERE I AM! variety too and find myself feeling as you described when young relatives and friends' kids want me to play. And it's frustrating because it's PLAYING! It should be simple and if not for that one misfiring bit of grey matter it would be, but apparently I came with the Abby Normal brain equipped.

Tl;dnr: You just gave me hope that I won't be a totally sucky mom because of my anxiety. Thank you.

If you care about your kids you'll be a good mom.  A lot of people suck at parenting and it has nothing to do with anxiety.  One thing I've noticed about people I know with kids is that often times people who think that they'll be bad parents because of whatever turn out to be great parents.  I have a friend who always thought she was not cut out for motherhood because of various reasons and 15 years later her kids are well adjusted awesome people and she's a great mom mainly because she cares about them and made sure that her kids knew that no matter what happened that she was there for them no matter what.
I don't have kids but

stopped reading right there
no offense

/why the italics?  i don't know
 
2014-04-04 11:10:06 AM  
My wife doesn't drink.  She takes it out on me.
 
2014-04-04 11:10:22 AM  

meenkya: WndrWmn: As a single parent (my daughter was 18 months when her father and I separated), I would like to add my 2 cents to all the vitriol in here.

Even as a kid, I wasn't good with other kids.  Always preferred to hang around the adults or play alone/read.  Fast forward to my late 20s/early 30s I was a single parent of a toddler.  A human just learning to talk and can't yet read or pay attention to movies or whatnot for very long was a tough place to be in.  It sounds so simple, "just use your imagination! Playing is fun!"  Toddler/young child stuff is not fun for an adult.  Watching her discover the world?  Totally awesome.  Watching her discover the same thing over and over and over again (yes, honey, some cows are brown and some are black & white.  HOW MANY TIMES ARE YOU GOING TO SAY THAT?)?  It gets old to an adult.  That's one of the crucial differences between childhood and adulthood.  So, at times, when at home, an adult beverage drops one's inhibitions a bit and the creativity begins to flow a little better.  Hell, just ask all those troubled creative types that tend to also do some of their best brainstorming after some sort of chemical/medicinal intervention.  It's SCIENCE! (citation needed)

This!


My wine is for the days when things turn into a total shiatstorm.

Example: 2yo goes into his play tent and poops in the floor. I discover it and move the tent, go into the kitchen to get cleaning supplies. Dog discovers poop, gulps it down like soke sort of turbo poop eating ninja. Then dog jumps on couch, vomits everything back up.

Once I'm done choking down my own vomit and clean it up, its time to hang my head out of the window for some fresh air and have a glass of wine. No shame here.
 
2014-04-04 11:19:09 AM  
Weed, because at the end of a grueling long day the occasional bong hit helps.
 
2014-04-04 11:48:23 AM  

meenkya: WndrWmn: As a single parent (my daughter was 18 months when her father and I separated), I would like to add my 2 cents to all the vitriol in here.

Even as a kid, I wasn't good with other kids.  Always preferred to hang around the adults or play alone/read.  Fast forward to my late 20s/early 30s I was a single parent of a toddler.  A human just learning to talk and can't yet read or pay attention to movies or whatnot for very long was a tough place to be in.  It sounds so simple, "just use your imagination! Playing is fun!"  Toddler/young child stuff is not fun for an adult.  Watching her discover the world?  Totally awesome.  Watching her discover the same thing over and over and over again (yes, honey, some cows are brown and some are black & white.  HOW MANY TIMES ARE YOU GOING TO SAY THAT?)?  It gets old to an adult.  That's one of the crucial differences between childhood and adulthood.  So, at times, when at home, an adult beverage drops one's inhibitions a bit and the creativity begins to flow a little better.  Hell, just ask all those troubled creative types that tend to also do some of their best brainstorming after some sort of chemical/medicinal intervention.  It's SCIENCE! (citation needed)

This!


Ya or just lay around on the floor drunk and let them climb all over you.
 
2014-04-04 12:19:03 PM  

irishdncr83: alice_600:
Not to be a pain but when do you have severe anxiety?

Whenever it feels like showing up. Usually when I have to deal with people in person. I prefer social media and e-mails for communication. Trying to play with my son, I have forgotten how to play, and I start getting upset because I'm afraid I'm letting him down and he's judging me. I try me level best to make up for the fact that I lack the ability to play with him sometimes.


Have you gotten diagnosed? Believe me, I understand not wanting to, but it can be really useful to google a word and get a thousand forums and tips, or know if medication can help.

/Though if you don't want to, no judgement--I still refuse to see a dentist, and I don't even have anxiety.
 
2014-04-04 12:21:00 PM  

irishdncr83: picturescrazy: irishdncr83: picturescrazy: irishdncr83: We have more important things to do like jam out to AC/DC.


Everything else was fine but I am going to judge you for that.

And not a single fark is given!!!

Sorry. I thought it was clear that it was a joke.

We take the AC/DC pretty seriously in our house. After my boy's first week of kindergarten he came home and said, "Mom... I hate music." "Why's that, babe?" "We have to learn STUPID songs." "I'm sorry sweetie. Can I help in any way?" "Can you tell the music teacher to play some AC/DC or Metallica? Something GOOD? Even David Bowie."

The best part of having children is turning them into minions and Mini Me's.


My dad used to have my sister and I race to get the newspaper to "prove who's fastest." He also told us doing jumping jacks would settle food in our stomachs if we wanted dessert but were "too full."

His crowning achievement was tricking me into wanting to mow the lawn as soon as possible. Smart move on his part. We had a big ass yard.
 
2014-04-04 12:54:06 PM  

zerkalo: I think I saw my mom drink one swig of Guinness and one of Rolling Rock, and maybe a glass of Cold Duck in 40 years. Too bad the tee-total gene didn't get passed down like the Slav drinking gene from my father's side did...


golf is addictive (addicting?) my last tee total was 97.
 
2014-04-04 02:52:14 PM  
orangehat:
I don't have kids but from seeing what happened to the people I know who do have kids it seems like when the realization that you have a child and that child needs you as a parent seems to change people in ways that are seemingly impossible...the big thing about having kids is that as long as they know that you love them, care for them and are there for them no matter what they'll turn out OK.  Sometimes the ...

I've been reconsidering my position on them and that's kind of how I think it'll go if I end up there. Granted it would take a lot of money and/or a goddamn miracle, because I already got neutered for a medical  condition, but... I'm leaning towards it depending on some factors.
 
2014-04-04 04:45:16 PM  
Welcome to the club, ladies. Men have been doing this since we lived in caves.
 
2014-04-04 06:23:07 PM  
I have two boys (9 and 7) and this year was the first year I started having a glass of wine around dinner (usually while I'm cooking).  This year has been so much easier!  I think that 40% is low-balling it, and that women have been doing it for years and that's fine.  Raising kids is damn hard and stressful (otherwise you're not doing it right) and if a glass of wine helps me remain patient and good-natured during the most difficult time of the day (dinner and bedtime).
 
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