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    So, I am sitting here at a public indoors pool

    killing time on EP while the kid swims. How is everyone's Sunday going and how is the weather where you are? I really need to get home and watch football.
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 10 Responses Jan 4

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    Wife stayed in NYC this evening.

    No call at midnight. Kids in bed. I'm going now.Happy New Year.
    Jushimself Jushimself 56-60, M 4 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    No daughter tonight,

    so I am doing the EP thing! How is everyone?
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 4 Responses Jan 2

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    I have fathered 2 lovely children,

    watched and helped my wife give birth to them. Oh what an experience and shock to look up and see all these people in the room after they were born not even being aware that they were there at the time. I am also called a father or Dharma father to a boy in Nepal born to a...
    Ozdharma Ozdharma 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 16, 2014

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    My nest is finally empty

    and both boys are off living their own lives. Both are healthy, and doing well so far. Both boys keep in contact and we are all good friends. However....... Inside I can feel the loss of their presence in my life. An emptiness that is strange and uncomfortable. There is...
    Wilddesires Wilddesires 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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    I am cooking and enjoying EP tonight

    because the little child is at a friend's. Other parents want to talk? I've got steamed chicken!
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am the father of an awesome little dude.

    He's a really energetic and curious, six-month old baby. Unfortunately, I am deployed again, so I only got to be with him for the first two months of his life. Luckily, my wife sends me pictures and updates all the time, and I've at least gotten to see some of his growth. By...
    stewartd9 stewartd9 26-30, M 5 Responses Oct 8, 2014

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    theres a special place in hell

    for people who mock and make fun of special needs children. and one day i just might meet them there cause as a father of a special needs child every time i hear or see someone mocking children like my son i wanna beat them to a bloody pulp. just saying its not right and the...
    singledaddy101 singledaddy101 31-35, M 4 Responses Jan 4

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    I'm a father to a beautiful baby boy

    who will soon be turning 3. His mother is no where close to being around and he currently lives with his grandparents, her parents. It eats me up everyday knowing I don't have him with me but I know with endless love, hard work, determination and dedication I will have him back...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 30, 2014

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    It'd be a blessing to have a child.

    I'd prove to everyone I'm not going to be a bad father like mine. I'll have something worth fighting for and I'll love that child more than myself. One day, I'll be the best father possible.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 3 Responses Nov 2, 2014

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    ConcreteSleeper ConcreteSleeper 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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    jcadams98 jcadams98 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm a dad too two teenage daughters,

    and any boy harms A hair on their head I WILL hunt you down and you WILL wear your balls as earrings .
    Medog Medog 41-45, M 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    Father And Son Road Trip.

    My oldest son is mid-30s and a successful professional engineer.   This summer we are driving together up the Al-can highway through Canada to Fairbanks, Alaska.  Then we will turn north on the Dalton Highway all the way to the Arctic Ocean at Prudhoe Bay.   The Dalton...
    DozerDan DozerDan 66-70, M 4 Responses Jul 2, 2012

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    My wife is working this evening.

    She said last night that she will be staying over in the city. That's NYC. The hotel is near Time Square. I said to her that we, the kids and I could join her. No no she goes. I'll be working. REALLY.
    Jushimself Jushimself 56-60, M 21 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    a conversation lucas

    and i had while watching superman in the hospital. Lucas: daddy who your hero. Me: i don't really have one son. Lucas: no? Me: no not really Lucas: (looks up at the tv then me) daddy why you don't wear red cape. Me: i don't have one. Lucas: but superman alway has cape when...
    singledaddy101 singledaddy101 31-35, M Sep 30, 2014

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    jcadams98 jcadams98 16-17, M 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    Wife is out with friends

    and I've agreed to let my daughters each have a friend spend the night. Am I a losing it?
    Renomike Renomike 31-35, M 7 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I'm the proud father of a 18 year old young man.

    He's the best thing that ever happened to me. All I am today and all I strive to be is because of him. I never really knew what unconditional love was until he came into my life.
    FlatbushGuy21 FlatbushGuy21 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 26, 2014

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    acrow22 acrow22 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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    My wife has brought infidelity into our family.

    Now my 19 year old daughter has to deal with this knowledge also. The guys daughter messaged mine and I am waiting for her to come home and talk to me. This breaks my heart.
    luvmyfamily22 luvmyfamily22 36-40, M 6 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    I'm not actually a father,

    but i was there for my eight year old niece since she was born. She is like my daughter, she even calls me her second father.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 22, 2014

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    Being a Dad

    It's hard for me to put in words on what being a father means to me. When my son was born he was early. 3 months early, I spent day and night with him feeding him through a tube in his nose. Holding him everyday for as long as they would let me. He was small but a fighter, he has...
    Jamcojay Jamcojay 31-35, M 5 Responses Jun 22, 2007

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    I have a beautiful little boy

    and girl. Nothing I like more than to spend quality time with them. Either having a tea party or throwing a baseball. Love it!
    LoneRider72 LoneRider72 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 28, 2014

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    singledaddy101 singledaddy101 31-35, M Dec 24, 2014

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    Further to one of my previous experiences: I'm

    now a father, to a *human* for a change. My daughter was born healthy and safe last fall, a little early, but not premature. It started when my wife tried to wake me. It was 1:30am and I had to work in the morning (or so I thought). She was trying to tell me that her water broke...
    ImperialAerosolKid ImperialAerosolKid 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 3

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    I have been for 30+ years now.

    Four children, all grown. Two grandchildren, very small. I am not a buddy, a pal or distant entity to my children, but a father. I raised them, I educated them, I fed them, clothed them, spent time with them, looked after them and still do. It is not an easy position, but it is...
    paleryder paleryder 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 8

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    Found a teen mom at the park in new york the

    other day and her son is the same age as gavin and she is a year younger than me haha I'm loving new york already
    jcadams98 jcadams98 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 20, 2014

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    One of the greater things about being a dad is

    seeing my child grow up. Even when she was a toddler, the coolest thing was when she started to speak. She spoke quite early mainly because we never used baby talk with her and she picked up on adult language pretty early on. Having an actual conversation with a 2-year-old was...
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 21, 2014

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    A song for all the mothers

    and fathers out there who did an incredible job raising wonderful kids.Best Wishes Wild D
    Wilddesires Wilddesires 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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    2 Hours With You/166 Hours Without You

    And as the weight of the world crashes down upon me, My arms buckle, my back breaks, my knees give way As I look to the skies and curse your name. I take a step back, look down at my side, I see one standing there, his hand in mine.   I look back to the skies with remorseful...
    whatif23 whatif23 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 11, 2013

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    It was the greatest gift.

    With my wife Miranda, we are raising three beautiful children. Violet is ten, she is very intelligent. She is very focused on improving her ballet and cello skills. At school she is doing an amazing job, couldn't be prouder. She does have her tantrums, but a great role model...
    Johnthedad Johnthedad 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 13, 2014

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    My youngest daughter has gone west to seek out

    new experiences and begin her journey. As a single father I am so proud of the choices she has made and her desire to become more. I know she will enjoy this new adventure and even though I will miss her immensely i wish her all good things.
    Northernkiss Northernkiss 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    Of two sons, ages 3 and 10.

    They are my center, the axis upon which everything in my life turns. I recall once being frightened, somehow, of becoming a father. It turned out to be the best damn life event that had happened to me.
    immortalspirit immortalspirit 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    I Hate My Negger Child-Three children with my

    wife of 15 years ages 14,10,and 7.Biological father of a premarital child who was 22 3 weeks ago. I call him my American son or Black son for obvious reasons and was never a part of his life. His mother dumped my Euro White @ss as soon as she learned she was pregnant in 1992 and...
    PinskProduct PinskProduct 41-45, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Not A Father But A Single Mother

    Just wish I knew what to do.  I am sure my son is missing out on some things not having a father.  Sometimes I google Father for Rent or Father for Hire to see if there is such a thing.  Sometimes I am mad at myself for letting this happen to me.  I love my son but I know he...
    B3lla01 B3lla01 46-50, F 41 Responses Jun 9, 2011

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    Twins

    I can't begin to find the words to express the way I feel. It is as if my body would burst from all the happiness and excitement.I am now a father.  A real father of two little children.  I can't believe that I could get any happier than I already am but I am.  I am overjoyed...
    KingofSwords KingofSwords 56-60, M 35 Responses Jan 23, 2013

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    well, i am suppose to be a dad of 4.

    One of my kids ended up being a miscarriage last december. I had my oldest son when i was 17, yeah i know, say what you want. 2 years later i had another son. and last march my 3rd son was born. I am gonna let a few years pass for the fourth baby. also my oldest son told me he...
    Roan1990 Roan1990 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    0002p 0002p 36-40 4 Responses Dec 21, 2014

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    My Daughter Is Too Great

    I got divorced when my daughter was 2.  It was a bad scene; I had a huge Manic episode.  But I fought for joint custody and I got it.  We have always been very close, and as we've both grown up, our relationship has continued to evolve.  When she was...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 27 Responses Jun 21, 2007

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    I am watching football with my dad today.

    We don't get a lot of time together because we are both busy but I am loving it. Commercial break so thought I'd say hi. :)
    EmmaBrun EmmaBrun 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 19, 2014

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    Trying to find a house in Manhattan

    and a church ugh so hard!
    jcadams98 jcadams98 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 1, 2014

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    15 Years of Hell-The mother of my three

    now grown children has stolen nearly 750,000 USD from me directly or indirectly,abducted two of the children back to her homeland for over 3 years which led to the abandonment of the eldest who at the time resided with my sister,exposed the children in her care to only G-d knows...
    LadinoAbba LadinoAbba 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 3

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    Why Is It So Important For A Father To Be In His Daughter's Life?

    THIS QUESTION WAS ASKED OF ME BY A YOUNG WOMAN: Why is it so important for a father to be in his daughter's life? After standing there for a few minutes with my jaw hanging down, I finally answered: This question just blows me away. Seriously. You don't know? I don't know the...
    GwydionFrost GwydionFrost 46-50, M 22 Responses Oct 19, 2012

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    rafayelg rafayelg 26-30, M 7 Responses Sep 1, 2014

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    I am a father not just a ***** provider.

    I've changed diapers, sat in emergency rooms, stayed up late helping with home work, lost sleep worrying, provided a shoulder to cry on, laughed with them, cried with them, prayed for them, and the best word I'm called is when they say "dad". I love my kids.
    lars51 lars51 51-55, M Jun 15, 2014

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    I got a call at work

    that I had to come in since my daughter misbehaved at school. This isn't surprising considering that my daughter seems to misbehave a lot(just like her daddy when he was a child). Apparently, what Hayley said was "I'm f*cking here!" When she walked into class this morning. They...
    bloodandrazorblades bloodandrazorblades 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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    Thanks to Harry Chapin For Making Me a Better Father

    I have always been touched by the Harry Chapin son “Cat’s in the cradle”. For those of you who don’t know the song, the storyline is about a father who was so busy with his career that he failed to make his child a priority. In his later years, when he wanted to spend...
    dawinla dawinla 51-55, M 8 Responses Mar 5, 2013

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    Lesson

    I want to give you the world. So you can be all that you can be. I can. I thought. But I can't teach you happiness unless I am happy myself. I can't teach you how to be a good friend unless I spend time being one. I can't teach you responsibility unless I hold myself accountable...
    geetar39 geetar39 46-50, M 34 Responses Jul 19, 2011

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    I love my sons because of the warmth on their

    hearts for me!!! They love and appreciate me and make me feel like a good man!! These might be the only 2 ppl in the world who make me feel that way and appreciate and love me that way and I'm fine with that!
    NJLonely NJLonely 36-40, M Aug 25, 2014

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    My children are my greatest achievement

    and I am grateful every day of my life for them. They have grown up and have their own lives now so don't need me like they once did and that is how it should be. They are good young citizens, who contribute positively to our society, they know right from wrong, they show...
    bill1960 bill1960 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I am a Father of 4 boys one of them is in the

    Army there ages are 9 10 13 and 21 .
    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M 5 Responses Jan 14