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    Just when you think you know them.

    .. I have 4 children ranging from college to elementary school. One (in college) has been bugging us for a car for a while so we finally got a used car for him. That was a few weeks ago and he is a new son around the house -- he agrees to do tasks we ask, he even volunteers to...
    alteregoeleven alteregoeleven 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 1, 2015

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    My daughter saves me.

    She is the reason I stay sane. Love that kid.
    clmr33 clmr33 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2015

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    Happy birthday to my 7 year old son.

    His birthday was yesterday. He is a joy and a blessing to me and my family. I am grateful he is smart and healthy. That is a precious gif that I don't take for granted. I love you my little Daniel ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🎈🎂🎁🎁
    sassygirl42 sassygirl42 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 13, 2015

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    My two youngest returned to school last week,

    and while I normally am there to help them get ready and get on the bus, I was out of town most of last week. Today in addition to the normal routine, my son had an orthodontist appointment so I also agreed to drive them to school. Although those times are short, they are...
    alteregoeleven alteregoeleven 46-50, M 4 Responses Aug 31, 2015

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    My kids are my everything.

    We have a 4 year old son and a 2 year old daughter and we're expecting number 3 in early May. I'm so blessed to be able to stay at home with them and see them grow up. Of course they drive me crazy sometimes but that's their job lol. The days are always long especially when...
    crob90 crob90 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I've come to realize

    that I'll only get one chance with my kids. I'll have one chance to watch them grow up, become independent, teach them and show them what respect, kindness, and humility are. I'm excited at the thought of watching them grow up and terrified at the same time.
    Lumberjack70 Lumberjack70 41-45, M 5 Responses Oct 29, 2015

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    I have two boys. currently they are in another

    state with grandparents. me and the wife are going through a divorce and without her income I cannot afford a babysitter or daycare. I felt that taking them to the grandparents would be the best thing for them as my wife can hardly afford her bills, I've had to cover some of her...
    joker364 joker364 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 30, 2015

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    My eldest brought me breakfast in bed Sunday

    morning. My youngest has written a bunch of songs, including the sure fire hits "I Love Piggies", "Pulling My Pants Down" and "Cold Coffee", which comes with a choreographed dance.
    1gr8guy 1gr8guy 46-50, M 11 Responses Mar 30, 2015

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    Some nice homemade hot cocoa on this cold night.

    I am grateful for chocolate smiles and warm tummies!
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 20, 2015

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    My boys are home for the summer,

    so we're going to head down to Fl for a little fun in the sun this weekend.
    ladylove38 ladylove38 36-40, F 4 Responses May 15, 2015

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    My five year old learned to ride her bike today.

    This was completely unexpected as we had not been out with her bike sans training wheels since last fall. But with the first push down a slight hill, she was off and pedalling. The smile on her face as she rode back and forth along the path with her older sister was priceless...
    1gr8guy 1gr8guy 46-50, M 5 Responses Aug 9, 2015

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    My kids are the best thing thats happened to me.

    Only ones who can bring a smile to my face or make me laugh when thats the last thing id rather do. I dont know what Id do without them. Ive always been there, been with them. Sure Im struggling but Im trying and its not easy being a single parent. I have temporary sole custody...
    mkp86 mkp86 26-30, F 8 Responses Jul 8, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Apr 29, 2015

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    My oldest daughter is 17.

    When she was 12 she was hit by a car riding her bike. It was the last day of school for that year. The kids were coming back from swimming. She was crossing a busy road and a driver going 45 hit her on her bike. One of the other kids rode to my house to get me. When I got to...
    Emmastyle Emmastyle 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 15, 2015

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F Nov 2, 2015

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    All of them. They were wanted

    and desidered and loved each day
    mumjenny mumjenny 36-40, F Jan 10

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    I have recently discovered

    that my 5 year old daughter believes that my "lie detector" app is legit. It was right the first few times and now when I know she is lying she's afraid to use it. Hahaha
    WittyTwit WittyTwit 26-30, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Leftyss Leftyss 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I love my children. I got up this morning

    and my son was at the edge of my bed waiting for me to get up. When he saw me move, he said get up mommy. So I got up and I asked him what he wanted. He said, I want juice mommy. So, I got up and fixed him some juice. When I turned around to give him his juice, he was standing...
    LovelyBlkQueen LovelyBlkQueen 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 21, 2015

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    Is it wrong I enjoy having an evening with them

    to myself? Seems we have more fun, less arguements, and we got the homework and piano practice done, no problem. Maybe it's the novelty of dad being home, but I really think I'm good at this stuff! lol
    1gr8guy 1gr8guy 46-50, M 6 Responses Oct 1, 2015

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    As divorce approaches,

    there are many losses to lament. Among the greatest is the sad effect for the kids. I love them so much, and wanted to spare them all this anguish. It's the chief reason I didn't divorce the STBX immediately after D-day. When my world came crashing down, my next thought was "I...
    streetcsi streetcsi 46-50, M 14 Responses Jun 19, 2015

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    Today my daughter came by

    and took my meat tenderizer, thatcher, a candle and old propane tanks for a grill that we no longer need and said to me "Mom, I love my new home but I miss u". She has no idea how much I miss her.
    Perfectlynumb Perfectlynumb 46-50, F 7 Responses Sep 29, 2015

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    Every morning I am optimistic we have plenty of

    time. And every morning it's a mad rush out the door to get the kids to school, now day camps, and to get to work in decent time. We usually start off well, wake the kids up ("Good morning, sunshines! Wake up sleepy heads!" ), I get breakfast ready while the wife showers and...
    1gr8guy 1gr8guy 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 13, 2015

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    Parenting is almost never a negotiation.

    It's a series of rules that continually change as the child grows. Without the rules and the boundaries the child will not feel safe enough to continue to grow tall, strong and happy. That child will not trust the world and will allow others to violate their boundaries because...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 30, 2015

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    but sometimes they wake up way too early.

    I usually get up before anyone else to have time to stretch and enjoy the peace of the early hours. today my early hours are occupied with all things less than peaceful. such is the nature of fatherhood however, and I wouldn't trade it for anything.
    edgethane edgethane 41-45, M Nov 3, 2015

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    Behind ever great kid there is a MOM Who's

    pretty sure she's screwing it all up.
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Sep 8, 2015

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    I had the privilege of having all three of my

    children home this past weekend. We were celebrating my youngest daughter completing her degree, and took the opportunity to decorate for Christmas as well as it has always been a family thing for us. My kids are the most amazing young adults and relevant to this post, very...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 4 Responses Nov 15, 2015

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    To be in your childs memories tomorrow you must

    be in their lives today. Take the time!!
    lifesimplifed lifesimplifed 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 13, 2015

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    Just got home from driving my girls to school,

    its FREEZING out!!!!! BRRRRRRRR!!!!!
    JennyTom JennyTom 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2015

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    Christmas day is never the same

    once they fly the nest . It goes from complete bedlam , to peace and quiet , give me bedlam any day .
    utterlyfffflutery utterlyfffflutery 66-70, F 2 Responses Oct 27, 2015

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    There is nothing more heartbreaking

    than the sadness and anxiety of your child. Especially when there seems to be nothing you can do to ease her pain, relieve her stress and help her cope. Every little smile, each happy moment I am able to coax out of her is only a temporary band-aid until the next crushing moment...
    1gr8guy 1gr8guy 46-50, M 10 Responses Jan 20

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    my youngest son is 14

    and a pro youth football player with a scottish football team ,my middle son who is 19 in 2 days caught and beat cancer when he was 2 and fought for 4 years to beat it but never once looked or acted more illthan he was despite cemo and radiation therapy and my oldest who is 21...
    iminyourthoughts iminyourthoughts 41-45, M 5 Responses May 29, 2015

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    As my five year old son climbed up in my lap.

    .... Me: I love you. Him: I love you more! Me: I love you to the moon and back! Him: I love you to Jupiter, the shoe store, the pizza store and back! Me: (Laughing) You win, Love Bug! Sighhh. Love this boy of mine....
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Aug 31, 2015

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    I have 2 great sweet adorable kids,

    son is 9 and daughter is 4. We worship them. My son is more close to his mom, and my daughter is almost stuck to me. Of course they drive us crazy many times and we yell at them, threaten them that we will do this and that. But they know we talk rubbish and we won't do anything...
    Bunnyman1977 Bunnyman1977 36-40, M Jan 4

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    I took care of my 5month old nephew

    when my sister died... I don't even have Idea how to carry a baby.. but in God's Grace I did it... my nephew is 6years old now and my niece is 11...
    jasminpao jasminpao 26-30, F Jul 19, 2015

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    I love my infant and toddler.

    But I sure wish those little bastards would sleep past 5am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 16, 2015

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    http://youtu.be/pxZhEcTzn6Q.

    Dedicated to my son .... I will carry you by Selah.
    sassygirl42 sassygirl42 41-45, F Nov 22, 2015

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    My daughter is 1year

    and a half almost and she saw a picture of my high school senior pictures and I showed it to her and that heifer looked at that picture and then looked at me like mom are you sure that's you lol I said hey I used to look that good lol!!! I gotta love her
    cheylovecory19 cheylovecory19 18-21, F Oct 28, 2015

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    I love my daughters so dearly

    and it makes me sad how fast they are growing up. My nine year old is already acting quite the teen LOL. I don't look forward to the days they won't want to be with me and will be off hanging with their friends all the time. Much like what me and my siblings did in our younger...
    Broken31 Broken31 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 4

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    I always tell my daughter

    that she is my favorite daughter. she says I'm your only daughter though. I reply just because your my only daughter doesn't mean you still can't be my favorite one......lol
    usedandabused73 usedandabused73 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 29, 2015

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    I am currently walking through Office Depot.

    A little boy about 4 years old just shot me with an imaginary pistol. I walked up to his Mon (hoping she had a sense of humor) and said. "Mam, I'm going to have to ask you to step aside. This is between me and the little amigo." She smiled really big (to my great relief) and...
    texaspilot texaspilot 46-50, M 22 Responses May 27, 2015

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    The weekend my daughter finished her final

    practical for her nursing degree, I met her in the city and we went shopping. First stop after lunch was a home decorating store where we ended up dancing in the aisles (discreetly of course;)) to the Christmas music while we shopped. Next stop was this amazing toy store that is...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 5 Responses Nov 27, 2015

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F Nov 2, 2015

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    I let my son paint his body he got nude

    and it was warm so i said you whant to paint he sain yeah and so we drug all the paint out of the house and let him go CRAZY it was one of the most relaxing things iv ever saw.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 3

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    Driving in the car, this is a conversation I

    had with my daughters, ages 9 and 5. Youngest: Hey dad, did you hear that One Direction broke up? Oldest: They did? Why? Me: Well, I guess they want to do things on their own, have solo careers. Oldest: Oh. Just like the Beatles. Youngest: The Beatles broke up???? LOL...
    1gr8guy 1gr8guy 46-50, M 7 Responses Aug 28, 2015

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