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2017-06-18 07:58:22 PM  
He has to change a diaper in 26 minutes.
 
2017-06-18 08:20:01 PM  
Props to the dad and all, but if TFA is supposed to make me appreciate one's sacrifice I'm going to go with "hash-tag-first-world-problems" times eleventy.
 
2017-06-18 08:53:05 PM  
 So he only had three other bedrooms to choose from for a new home gym? The hidden bed is clever, I guess, but it really bothers me that it pulls out so it's flush with the crib itself.  You can't walk around the room when the bed is out.  The lack of a headboard also makes me think that those pillows are going to constantly slip off the back onto the floor in the room he uses to hide the bed.

 A Murphy bed would be more functional and would've been a lot less work for him.  I've seen some beautiful ones. I'm considering putting one in my home office so that I have an extra guest bed.
 
2017-06-18 08:55:05 PM  
 Also, the little shrine to his bride seems super creepy to me.
 
2017-06-18 08:57:52 PM  
First-Time Dad Makes Daughter Sleep In Snake-Infested Pile of Branches Out Back
 
2017-06-18 09:41:38 PM  
This is a news story?

"FIRST TIME MOM GIVES UP HER SEWING ROOM TO MAKE A NURSERY!"
"I WILL NEVER FINISH THAT SAIL BOAT NOW, SAYS FIRST TIME DAD"
"OMG TIVO IS THE BEST THING EVER SAYS  SLEEP DEPRIVED DAD IN A 9AM CAFFEINE FIT"
"IT WAS A 1969 MUSTANG SAYS DAD WHO HAD TO BUILD A NURSARY"
 
2017-06-19 12:32:58 AM  
The easy part was relocating workouts to another room in their five-bedroom, three-bathroom Franklin Township home.

Oh, that poor thing. How he must be suffering.
 
2017-06-19 12:38:32 AM  
It's news because a father is thinking of his child's needs ahead of his own vanity?

That's the job, pal. Get used to it.
 
2017-06-19 12:39:32 AM  

davidphogan: The easy part was relocating workouts to another room in their five-bedroom, three-bathroom Franklin Township home.

Oh, that poor thing. How he must be suffering.


How do a social worker and a cop pay for this?  Must have family money?
 
2017-06-19 12:49:51 AM  

frostus: It's news because a father is thinking of his child's needs ahead of his own vanity?

That's the job, pal. Get used to it.


Yeah, standard for new Dad status. Things/life change. Not news, but least we gave them some clicks, right?
 
2017-06-19 12:50:36 AM  

Zevon's Evil Twin: davidphogan: The easy part was relocating workouts to another room in their five-bedroom, three-bathroom Franklin Township home.

Oh, that poor thing. How he must be suffering.

How do a social worker and a cop pay for this?  Must have family money?


Remember to use cop math when accounting for a cop's salary. You have to include theft, bribes, drug sales, etc.
 
2017-06-19 12:52:05 AM  

FrancoFile: He has to change a diaper in 26 minutes.


img.fark.net
 
2017-06-19 12:52:25 AM  

Miss5280: So he only had three other bedrooms to choose from for a new home gym? The hidden bed is clever, I guess, but it really bothers me that it pulls out so it's flush with the crib itself.  You can't walk around the room when the bed is out.  The lack of a headboard also makes me think that those pillows are going to constantly slip off the back onto the floor in the room he uses to hide the bed.

 A Murphy bed would be more functional and would've been a lot less work for him.  I've seen some beautiful ones. I'm considering putting one in my home office so that I have an extra guest bed.


Just wait until the kid gets older. We'll be reading an article how she crawled into the space behind the bed and the fire department had to come cut a hole in the wall to get her out.
 
2017-06-19 12:52:33 AM  

LiberalConservative: frostus: It's news because a father is thinking of his child's needs ahead of his own vanity?

That's the job, pal. Get used to it.

Yeah, standard for new Dad status. Things/life change. Not news, but least we gave them some clicks, right?


I never click the article first. They got no click from me.
 
2017-06-19 12:53:08 AM  

frostus: It's news because a father is thinking of his child's needs ahead of his own vanity?

That's the job, pal. Get used to it.


Vanity?
You sound out of shape and on your way to the diabetes/blood pressure/heart disease middle-age combo.

/I hope not though, and you find physical exertion thru other means
//have to go, need to be in the home gym in 10 mins
///and, yes, vanity might play a part, but so does dressing well.
 
2017-06-19 12:56:15 AM  

davidphogan: The easy part was relocating workouts to another room in their five-bedroom, three-bathroom Franklin Township home.

Oh, that poor thing. How he must be suffering.


Really? He moved it to another room?!
I was coming here to commend the dad on finding an excuse to register in a regular gym...and thereby set up the perfect excuse to leave the house that has a newborn baby...as a 'sacrifice'.

/dad
//night shift parent
 
2017-06-19 12:56:49 AM  

Miss5280: A Murphy bed would be more functional and would've been a lot less work for him.  I've seen some beautiful ones.


Gonna have to side with Miss5280 on the Murphy Bed.
Sets against the wall looking like a wardrobe, taking up little horizontal space.
Need a bed? BAM!
 
2017-06-19 12:57:54 AM  

MechaPyx: Miss5280: So he only had three other bedrooms to choose from for a new home gym? The hidden bed is clever, I guess, but it really bothers me that it pulls out so it's flush with the crib itself.  You can't walk around the room when the bed is out.  The lack of a headboard also makes me think that those pillows are going to constantly slip off the back onto the floor in the room he uses to hide the bed.

 A Murphy bed would be more functional and would've been a lot less work for him.  I've seen some beautiful ones. I'm considering putting one in my home office so that I have an extra guest bed.

Just wait until the kid gets older. We'll be reading an article how she crawled into the space behind the bed and the fire department had to come cut a hole in the wall to get her out.


That kid isn't going in the crawl space. Everyone knows that's where the monsters live.
 
2017-06-19 12:59:16 AM  

Zevon's Evil Twin: davidphogan: The easy part was relocating workouts to another room in their five-bedroom, three-bathroom Franklin Township home.

Oh, that poor thing. How he must be suffering.

How do a social worker and a cop pay for this?  Must have family money?


Homes in many parts of the country are still affordable, even to cops and social workers.  There are also special loan programs for cops, that the government has, where you get to buy a home, and as long as you stay a cop, you basically don't have to pay any interest on the home.  I think you have to live in a poorer community though to qualify.  Most apartment complexes will even house a cop for free, and most cops take advantage of this deal to save up the money they would be paying on rent, to put on a home.  Oh, and when you see reports about how poor cops and government employees are paid, those are almost always based on the first year, and don't reflect the built in raises that come with seniority and rank advancement.  Plus extra money you get for doing things like cross training as an EMT, or having a K-9 assigned to you.  Plus, there are the off duty jobs where bars, nightclubs, and hotels will pay you near twice your regular pay to sit outside their business in your car and uniform, as you play warcraft on your lap tap.  It is either all of those things, or it is as some other farkers will suggest, that all cops are stealing evidence and taking bribes.
 
2017-06-19 01:09:28 AM  

Resident Muslim: frostus: It's news because a father is thinking of his child's needs ahead of his own vanity?

That's the job, pal. Get used to it.

Vanity?
You sound out of shape and on your way to the diabetes/blood pressure/heart disease middle-age combo.

/I hope not though, and you find physical exertion thru other means
//have to go, need to be in the home gym in 10 mins
///and, yes, vanity might play a part, but so does dressing well.


I'm 62 so I think my middle age years are behind me. And yes, I consider a home gym to be an unnecessary extra in a home where you have kids to be raised. The money can be better spent and the space can be better utilized in the raising of the offspring he decided to bring into the world.
 
2017-06-19 01:21:34 AM  
I'm 55 and I think some form of fitness regime is still important. Weight training prevents bone density and muscle mass loss. And besides, there are some people from my past I may run into and I'd really like to discuss some things with.
 
2017-06-19 01:29:31 AM  

Miss5280: So he only had three other bedrooms to choose from for a new home gym? The hidden bed is clever, I guess, but it really bothers me that it pulls out so it's flush with the crib itself.  You can't walk around the room when the bed is out.  The lack of a headboard also makes me think that those pillows are going to constantly slip off the back onto the floor in the room he uses to hide the bed.

 A Murphy bed would be more functional and would've been a lot less work for him.  I've seen some beautiful ones. I'm considering putting one in my home office so that I have an extra guest bed.


I doubt the bed will see much use until the crib is no longer needed.
 
2017-06-19 01:31:52 AM  

frostus: It's news because a father is thinking of his child's needs ahead of his own vanity?

That's the job, pal. Get used to it.


He's a cop.  They need to be in shape.
 
2017-06-19 01:52:35 AM  
I had a pretty sweet home office since I mostly work from home. Once the kiddo came, I volunteered to move it out of that room and into a little farking corner of the living room sectioned off by a couple of large bookshelves because we can't afford to move into a three bedroom anywhere near here for the time being and my bug needs her own room. I packed up a lot of stuff and sold off the rest, then made her a space that's just right for her with what we had at the time, adding and changing it as we could afford to. I actually gave something up so she had what she needed. There's plenty of guys out there that gave up far, far more than I did because that's what you do for your child. This guy just had to relocate his shiat to a different room and then throw a bunch of money at a situation. Fark your "Best First Time Dad EVER" bullshiat, subby.
 
2017-06-19 01:54:57 AM  
Hi, Dad of the Year 2014 here.

I didn't realize I was DOTY then, but I must have been, since that was when I gave up my computer/gaming room and put in my daughter's nursery.
 
2017-06-19 01:58:32 AM  
Taquila? Poor girl
 
2017-06-19 01:59:07 AM  
Franklin, NJ, isn't very big - but I'm still willing to bet something very like this has happened dozens of times this year alone in the small town he lives in.  Just sayin.
 
2017-06-19 02:16:44 AM  

morg: MechaPyx: Miss5280: So he only had three other bedrooms to choose from for a new home gym? The hidden bed is clever, I guess, but it really bothers me that it pulls out so it's flush with the crib itself.  You can't walk around the room when the bed is out.  The lack of a headboard also makes me think that those pillows are going to constantly slip off the back onto the floor in the room he uses to hide the bed.

 A Murphy bed would be more functional and would've been a lot less work for him.  I've seen some beautiful ones. I'm considering putting one in my home office so that I have an extra guest bed.

Just wait until the kid gets older. We'll be reading an article how she crawled into the space behind the bed and the fire department had to come cut a hole in the wall to get her out.

That kid isn't going in the crawl space. Everyone knows that's where the monsters live.


img.fark.net
 
2017-06-19 02:32:58 AM  
getting real sick of these best xxxx ever stories..

. no  thats something a normal dad does

no, thats something a normal husband does

no thats something a nornal wife does

just because subby or the in many cases the article writer grew up with no positive role models around doesnt mean the rest of us did

so fark off already you bunch of farking whiney losers

let me know when a parent or wife or husband or whatever actually does something amazing and unexpected..ie  you will never have another one of these best xxxxxx stories again, because this is normal life you stupid farks
 
2017-06-19 02:37:31 AM  

Jizz Master Zero: I had a pretty sweet home office since I mostly work from home. Once the kiddo came, I volunteered to move it out of that room and into a little farking corner of the living room sectioned off by a couple of large bookshelves because we can't afford to move into a three bedroom anywhere near here for the time being and my bug needs her own room. I packed up a lot of stuff and sold off the rest, then made her a space that's just right for her with what we had at the time, adding and changing it as we could afford to. I actually gave something up so she had what she needed. There's plenty of guys out there that gave up far, far more than I did because that's what you do for your child. This guy just had to relocate his shiat to a different room and then throw a bunch of money at a situation. Fark your "Best First Time Dad EVER" bullshiat, subby.


$3500 is a lot of money to throw at this kind of remodel of a bedroom in a 5 bedroom middle class home?  I paid over 4 times that for my master bedroom set alone.  He got a lot of value setting up the room himself.  He did not merely throw money at it.

I am also going to guess that they plan to have more kids given the size of the house.
 
2017-06-19 02:39:34 AM  

Russ1642: Zevon's Evil Twin: davidphogan: The easy part was relocating workouts to another room in their five-bedroom, three-bathroom Franklin Township home.

Oh, that poor thing. How he must be suffering.

How do a social worker and a cop pay for this?  Must have family money?

Remember to use cop math when accounting for a cop's salary. You have to include theft, bribes, drug sales, etc.


shiatty and awful people like you should be run out of this place, not rewarded with smarts and funnies to stroke your ego.
 
2017-06-19 04:16:04 AM  

GDubDub: Russ1642: Zevon's Evil Twin: davidphogan: The easy part was relocating workouts to another room in their five-bedroom, three-bathroom Franklin Township home.

Oh, that poor thing. How he must be suffering.

How do a social worker and a cop pay for this?  Must have family money?

Remember to use cop math when accounting for a cop's salary. You have to include theft, bribes, drug sales, etc.

shiatty and awful people like you should be run out of this place, not rewarded with smarts and funnies to stroke your ego.


We should do the same to crooked cops and not reward them with pensions and vacation time to make them seem like heroes when they kill someone who is innocent or unarmed.
 
2017-06-19 05:11:49 AM  

davidphogan: The easy part was relocating workouts to another room in their five-bedroom, three-bathroom Franklin Township home.

Oh, that poor thing. How he must be suffering.


So much this...
 
2017-06-19 05:39:26 AM  

Zevon's Evil Twin: davidphogan: The easy part was relocating workouts to another room in their five-bedroom, three-bathroom Franklin Township home.

Oh, that poor thing. How he must be suffering.

How do a social worker and a cop pay for this?  Must have family money?



Money or mafia?
 
2017-06-19 05:45:22 AM  
Newark police get paid pretty well.
 
2017-06-19 06:07:32 AM  

FrancoFile: He has to change a diaper in 26 minutes.


Even although your post means that I don't have to read any further in this thread, the entitled douchebag is far too strong to resist the rest of the roast.

(totes perfect Boobies, btw)
 
2017-06-19 06:15:54 AM  

Resident Muslim: /dad
//night shift parent


Congrats to you, brother!! When did your miracle happen? I have 2 babies in my life right now, niece and nephew, 4 month, and 5 month, my brother's son and my girl's sister's daughter. (I consider myself priveleged to gain daiperchange experience so late in life, and it's totally triggered my baby-making instincts!)

/<3
 
2017-06-19 06:21:30 AM  

GDubDub: Russ1642: Zevon's Evil Twin: davidphogan: The easy part was relocating workouts to another room in their five-bedroom, three-bathroom Franklin Township home.

Oh, that poor thing. How he must be suffering.

How do a social worker and a cop pay for this?  Must have family money?

Remember to use cop math when accounting for a cop's salary. You have to include theft, bribes, drug sales, etc.

shiatty and awful people like you should be run out of this place, not rewarded with smarts and funnies to stroke your ego.


Median salary for cops in NJ is over $100k.

And before you say anything, teachers do quite well too.
 
2017-06-19 06:29:10 AM  

BretMavrik: Props to the dad and all, but if TFA is supposed to make me appreciate one's sacrifice I'm going to go with "hash-tag-first-world-problems" times eleventy.


Whoop de whoop. I gave up my gorgeous panoramic window home office for junior, had to move to a glorified broom closet, where's my Fark article?
 
2017-06-19 06:52:44 AM  
The guy gets the faux rustic flooring and then restores the hobby horse? It looked awful. It would have complimented the flooring had he left the horse as he found it. He made it look like cheap fiberglass.

I don't get it when people do the shabby chic look for the floors, a country look with the wainscotting, but then put that awful wallpaper straight out of goodfellas.
Make up your mind.

Dresser and bedframe should have had the painted but worn out look.
Wainscotting should have been silvery gray barn board or the worn out paint look
I don't why anyone would use wallpaper in a decorating scheme that included those floors

/Floor guy
 
2017-06-19 07:03:58 AM  

sotua: BretMavrik: Props to the dad and all, but if TFA is supposed to make me appreciate one's sacrifice I'm going to go with "hash-tag-first-world-problems" times eleventy.

Whoop de whoop. I gave up my gorgeous panoramic window home office for junior, had to move to a glorified broom closet, where's my Fark article?


When junior starts sneaking out of said gorgeous panoramic window xD
 
2017-06-19 07:16:07 AM  
Yeah, I moved my gym into the garage to make room for a nursery in my 3 bedroom 3 bath house eight years ago. Where the hell is my internet fame?
 
2017-06-19 07:35:36 AM  
Why didn't he just leave the workout room where it is and put the kid in a different room?
 
2017-06-19 07:41:46 AM  
Taking the humble brag to a whole new level.  Look at me, I not only have a spare $3,500 lying around to renovate a room previously filled with expensive gym equipment, I've hired a publicist to tell the world that I'm giving up my expensive gym equipment and spent $3,500 to renovate the room.  I got a discount on the the electrical work by putting and advertisement for the contractor in my humblebrag article.  Am I not the best dad ever?!  Worship me!  Damn, what an asshole.

Parents have been making far greater sacrifices for their children since the dawn of time... without the need to alert the press.
 
2017-06-19 08:00:35 AM  
As alluded to earlier here,
No posh trendy inspired baby room will ever make up for giving the child that name.
 
2017-06-19 08:02:32 AM  

Miss5280: Also, the little shrine to his bride seems super creepy to me.


What did you expect with a name like Animialaiaia ... or whatever it was.
 
2017-06-19 08:16:04 AM  
Anivia?  Seriously? It sounds like they named their daughter after a blood pressure medication
 
2017-06-19 08:21:10 AM  
He gave up a room?  Pfft.  I gave up the whole house!  Family now lives in a van down by the river.
 
2017-06-19 09:29:24 AM  

SuperChuck: Why didn't he just leave the workout room where it is and put the kid in a different room?


Ah, I see you haven't got around to taking Attention Whoring 101 yet.
 
2017-06-19 09:49:20 AM  
The father did something to prepare for the arrival of his first born child?   WOW!  That's the first time that's ever happened said no one ever in the history of the species....

I was more intrigued that his wife's name is Tequila...   Taquila?     You say Taquila, I say Tequila.
 
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