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I Am a Father

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

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Dec 16, 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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    laulala laulala 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 21

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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 5 Responses Jan 24

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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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    So i guess i work way to much

    and the wife is thinking i work so much to stay away from her but i work so much to make a better life for us and our kids.. Is there anything wrong with this?? Just wondering if im not normal or if this is the American Dream...
    markstasky markstasky 41-45, M 12 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm still a big kid at heart.

    I still go around playing practical jokes making people laugh and just doing random funny things with my seven-year-old son.
    NoahLandon83 NoahLandon83 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 31

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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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    My stupid body woke me up early.

    My daughter is still asleep. Anyone want to talk? A bit bored here!
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 7

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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 4 Responses Jan 22

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    I am drunk tonight - a rare night out

    and I just need to talk and vent. Someone please message me.
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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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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    I just watched my toddler son fall asleep in

    his high chair. It was the funniest thing to see, especially since he never sleeps randomly like that. I carried him to bed. I guess bed time is early tonight.
    MeandL MeandL 31-35, M 7 Responses Mar 9

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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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    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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    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

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    I wrote this for my daughter,

    it's called a"Love for Summer". I've seen sunrises and waterfalls, children laughing in school halls. I've seen a family's joy as a loved one returns and and stared in awe as a shooting star burns. I've looked across oceans and jumped through clouds. I knew the love of an...
    hoss5712 hoss5712 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 14

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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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    Half Asian Half White Kids I am Asian

    and my wife is white American. We have three half Asian and half white kids. They have very unique look, but are very beautiful.
    AMWF1 AMWF1 36-40 3 Responses Feb 19

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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 2 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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    Girls dance comp today all day!

    ! Love it! Good luck to mine!!
    Leftyss Leftyss 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    I wish I had a daughter .

    I would worship her. Hopefully I could be her hero
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 21

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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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    My son is 3 months old now.

    I stayed home for 6 weeks after he was born but I am back to work now. Since the first week I have been helping as much as I possibly can. My wife couldn't even go down stairs for the first month so I prepared every meal, cleaned every dish, and provided anything she needed...
    Drallab Drallab 26-30, M Feb 20

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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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    jcadams98 jcadams98 16-17, M 9 Responses Jan 19

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    I'm here in our baby sitters house watching her

    8 month old 3 year old and my 5 year old and 3 year old. My wife and sitter are out to dinner. Am I a rock star or what. Funny how you can either handle them or you can't. Luckily I am one of those that can. Gotta admit it's pretty cool.
    Troutflies Troutflies 41-45, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    Yeah, so it's a snow day,

    and neither me nor my daughter have to go anywhere; she is fast asleep and I am, of course, up at 5:39 because I am used to getting up at this time. I would go to bed, but EP is kind of nice. How is everyone?
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M Feb 18

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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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    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 1 Response Jan 17

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    Robby321 Robby321 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 2

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    I am drunk tonight - a rare night out

    and I just need to talk and vent. Someone please message me.
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M Apr 6

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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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    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 1 Response Nov 11, 2014

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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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    My oldest came in bathroom this morning.

    .... Dad, where are the pads? answer: i don't kniw, I'm a guy! BAHAHAHA
    Leftyss Leftyss 46-50, M 5 Responses Feb 27

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    My children will always be my top priority.

    As they are now adults, I would like to change my mindset (and maybe focus on me more than I do), but it is not possible. Having raised children, they are always your priority I think.
    KnightMoves KnightMoves 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 23

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    I like being alone. I enjoy solitude.

    Wine tastes better, food is better, everything seems near perfect...until I have had an excessive amount of solitude then I am like wow... I am lonely. Lol it's weird. Likely due to my personality... I am a bit of a perfectionist..and creative. These traits find thier...
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 13

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    Most Difficult Yet Unregrettable Experience- A

    son(22) and a daughter(20) born of the 12 year marriage to the love of my life,1991-2003, and rescued in early 2004 from greedy and racist maternal relatives in the United States. After many difficult years of psychiatric treatment and effort, they now attend university and are...
    Valentindelapontes Valentindelapontes 41-45, M Mar 26

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    I have been for 30+ years now.

    Five (yes five) 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...
    paleryder paleryder 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 8

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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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    Two sons, 17 and 21, wonderful boys.

    One is like me, the other like his mother. A couple more months and the youngest goes off to college to join his brother.....I really can't wait. They are soooooo cramping my style!!!!
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 7 Responses Mar 22

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