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    I am a dad to a wonderful personable likelable

    great 6 year old boy. I dont know how i got so lucky he does great in school ( first grade) he has lots of friends ( girls and boys ) he hardly ever gets mad or throws a fit ( maybe twice even in the terrible twos years) he is overall great BUT i have a question one of his...
    alexedad alexedad 46-50 3 Responses Sep 26

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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

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    Finally A Father Of 3 After 15 years-"Hullo.

    ..uhm...dahdee." My 22 year old son struggled to form words in English and a deep red flush was evident in dark olive skin. "Whaa eez Mahmee?" As I posted before my wife and myself, married for 24 years and resident aliens in Germany since 1990, lost our oldest two children to...
    DoonJi DoonJi 41-45, M 1 Response 3 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 39 Responses Jun 9, 2011

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    Today...

    My 8 year old son is trying to rack up points on a poedometer.. If he beats out all his classmates... he can win an ipod touch...So I offer to take him to the gym with me, so that he can rack up points on the treadmill.....Well when I get to his moms house to pick him up... he...
    CVizion CVizion 46-50, M 6 Responses Mar 6, 2011

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    I am a father of a 19 year old young woman.

    She is amazing, beautiful, smart, and truly a blessing. Recently my ex wife and myself had to do a intervention because she was going down a very bad path. This event has caused a rift in my relationship with her. We have gone from best of friends to a good but strained...
    cphillipk cphillipk 36-40, M 4 Responses Aug 13

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    Single Father

    I am a father of three kids two are mine biologically and one I have taken care of since she was 1 years old I'm married to there mom but getting a divorce she left us cause of drug addiction (heroin , pills) they where more important I guess to her then me and the kids well...
    matydreadz matydreadz 36-40, M 5 Responses Feb 28, 2012

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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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    A Lost Brace And A Red Ribbon It was late

    afternoon in February when our daughter suddenly announced that she lost her braces. Shock! It was her birthday. She had received a number of gifts from friends in school. Before she enjoyed a bubble gum, she took out her brace and placed it in two sheets of paper towels. Her...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 14

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    The Heart Of This Man

    My father worked.  He built the roof that was over my head.  He put the food in the refrigerator.  He was not always there when I wanted him, but he was there when I needed him.  He did not coach little league or basketball.  I learned from him by example, sitting in the...
    Baroquenhorse Baroquenhorse 51-55, M 9 Responses Feb 25, 2011

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    I'm not a father obviously!

    ! But I just woke up thinking about my Babba this morning. I lost him in 2011 and omg he was he best ever! I miss him so much.! He completed me as a person. He loved me so much. When he left my whole heart died!!! I miss you so much dad.! To all the fathers out there I just want...
    tearsfalling89 tearsfalling89 22-25, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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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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    My wife wanted children almost from the first

    day we met, it was nearly more than I could do to put her off until we were married and she was nineteen. Our second child was planned but shortly after he was born she became involved with someone else. The only clue I had at the time was that we argued every day when I...
    will999 will999 61-65, M 2 Responses Jul 25

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    Yep. Even though I swore I'd never have

    children!!!! It nearly killed the pair of us when they were small. If it wasn't money. It was mysterious overnight when mum and dad are especially shattered,mysterious illnesses at two in the morning!! But. Growing pains aside. I do believe being a dad is the best thing I've...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 13

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    jcadams98 jcadams98 16-17, M 3 Responses Oct 4

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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

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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

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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

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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 32 Responses Jul 19, 2011

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    Got my buddy hot chocolate just

    for you mom and dad have fun
    jcadams98 jcadams98 16-17, M Sep 29

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    Haircut today looking sharp went to parents

    house got some ice cream haha i love this boy
    jcadams98 jcadams98 16-17, M Sep 29

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    hey there. I just wanted to share my story

    (about me and my dad, but sometimes it also happens with my mom) so other kids don't suffer the way I did. please don't hit or treat your kids bad, they're just kids and they don't deserve it, whenever you feel like treating them badly, remember they're your miracle, and you'll...
    jayissosadlike jayissosadlike 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 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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    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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    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 1 Response Sep 30

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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 will be 40 this year.

    I have three little girls all under 8. For 9 years I lived with a wife that was emotionally and physically violent towards me and our children. About four months ago, I left the marriage. Since that time my wife has managed to convince my children that I have abandoned them. My...
    adadinpain adadinpain 36-40, M 8 Responses Sep 22

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    I am the Father of 2 Sons.

    ..ages 17 & 15, Younger Son was diagnosed with Autism as the age of 3....Autism is Tough on him and our Family....he has many issues that he deals with...things that most people just do without giving much thought about...I Love my Sons with all my Heart...Autism or Not...God...
    Groundhog69 Groundhog69 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 31

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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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    What Am I In For?

    My dear 9 year old daughter walked down into the kitchen this morning at 7am. "Dad," she lamented, "I've been up since 5." "Why?" I asked. "Clothes" was her one word answer. I gave her a puzzled expression. "I couldn't figure out what to wear!" Oy!
    accomplice accomplice 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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    I have 3 amazing kids.

    I love watching them as they grow up. It all happens so fast.
    fishin4eyes fishin4eyes 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 6

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    My daughter was born last month.

    But me and my gf gave her up for adoption.. mostly because we had to. Hopefully I'll get to see her someday.?
    XCameronnXx XCameronnXx 13-15, M 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have two great but different kids.

    One is perusing their career in a singled minded fashion that is just amazing to me. He is devoted to self improvement and reads books all the time (which amazes me based on his young age). He is witty, sarcastic, fun to be around and loving to his friends. The other one is...
    Wilddesires Wilddesires 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 29

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    A Father's Checklist

    My 6-year old daughter is one of my greatest loves. I am grateful that I spend time with her every day. Last week I asked her to make a checklist for herself to get ready for school each morning. This morning I came up with one for myself: 1. Did I protect her from danger and...
    rickleester rickleester 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 22, 2013

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    I have not seen my kids in two months

    and it is absolutely killing me, I feel so weak and power less when it comes to having them in my life, the mother and her family, is basically making it impossible for me to even talk my daughter and son, there was an accident that occurred to cause this mess, and perhaps I was...
    friedsam2223 friedsam2223 26-30, M 6 Responses Aug 19

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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

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    But today I blacked my son's eye.

    We were just playing really. I was on the apple tree shaking down apples he was catching with a baseball glove. An apple hit him in the face. He laughed about it, but it shook me up quite a bit. As a child my brothers and I were hit by my father a lot. I swore never to be like...
    michalb michalb 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 11

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    jcadams98 jcadams98 16-17, M Sep 29

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    Anyone want to talk? Day off,

    just dropped the daughter off at school and now I am bored and can't to back to sleep.
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M Sep 26

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    rafayelg rafayelg 26-30, M 7 Responses Sep 1

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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 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 28

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    My son turns five months old this week,

    he is my inspiration it's because of him that I don't usually give up. Cause real life is hard, the dreams rarely do come true, and when they do its either too late or its lost its sting on you the affect of the happiness is Gone, Live nd raise Your kids well
    SoulInfluence SoulInfluence 22-25, M Aug 13

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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 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Kayoum Kayoum 31-35, M Aug 10

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    Two Children!

    I am blessed with two children, a girl, followed by a boy. Many of you know my daughter, some may not yet. SassyBoo is my daughter. My son now resides in Brisbane so we are scattered over the Eastern sea board of Australia with me halfway. Although there are many miles between...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 5 Responses Jun 15, 2008

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    I am lucky enough to have a two

    and a half year old and a six month old, their birthdays are concurrent making it an expensive month. But as I watch my children develop character and grow, I realise how amazing we are as species, and I hope that I am capable of nurturing my children so that they make the best...
    pwis2648 pwis2648 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 16

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    Have a 7month baby boy I'm a proud father his

    my everything I'm moving through life for him!
    frankie2114 frankie2114 22-25, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Seeing and holding my four month old daughter

    for the very first time definitely brought tears to my eyes. As soon as I held her, I fell in love and made a vouch to always be there for her and protect her. Time for me to get as huge as Arnold once was to intimidate any guy that will try to take advantage of her when she is...
    Truromantic Truromantic 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 29

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    PickledPete PickledPete 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 1

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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 23 Responses Oct 19, 2012

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