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I Am a Father

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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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    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 2 Responses Jan 22

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    Robby321 Robby321 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 2

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    jcadams98 jcadams98 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 19

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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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    acrow22 acrow22 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 22, 2014

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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 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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    right now I found out my gf is pregnant,

    she woke up with the symptoms and we have done it several times a day for over a month I'm pretty sure she's pregnant. I am 19 broke and no job. I love her with all my heart and soul. we are both living at my parents house. They might kill me if they find out. I finished...
    mansonwolf mansonwolf 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 8 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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 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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    laulala laulala 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 21

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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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    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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    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 wish I had a daughter .

    I would worship her. Hopefully I could be her hero
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses a week ago

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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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    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 1 day ago

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

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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 2 Responses Feb 23

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

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    It's always a win when you can fix two things

    for lunch that have the word "fries" in them.
    GreenRiver86 GreenRiver86 36-40, M 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Feb 27

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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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    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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