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What qualities make a good father?

Asked at Hy-Vee, 4000 W. Sixth St. on February 15, 2010

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 2 months ago

i agree. that has to be one of the funniest websites period. and the hatemail section is hilarious too (probably because these folks who wrote the hatemail were deadly serious-- makes it all the funnier!).

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beatrice 4 years, 2 months ago

Mel, ain't it just! The photos are outrageous, and the captions are so amazingly smarmy -- ya gotta love it!

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 2 months ago

bea, the people of walmart site is hileffinglarious!!

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 2 months ago

r. dragon, dude, i can go one better: up your nose w/ a rubber hose! ;P

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 2 months ago

when your kid wrecks your lexus??......

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bwahahahahaha!! wth??!!......

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Glen Moore 4 years, 2 months ago

In my opinion (and thats all it is for any of you). Trust must always remain #1 on a childs list, We have to be the ones they trust everything with, Life, emotions, secrets, physical well being, and education. #2 Unconditional Love, When your kid is 16 and wrecks your Lexus, sure get mad, disciplin even, but also forgive and show you still love, and with that #3 teach your kids everything you know then some, Help them understand their actions and learn from their mistakes. Now for those of you that have the spoiled, screaming, fit throwing heathens that don't mind you and never will, DISCIPLIN them. Sure remind them once maybe twice then after that give them something to think about. Dont proceed to beat the daylights out of them but be creative.

Bought a new van 2 years ago. Kids got in it and started jumping around acting like heathens, reminded them several times to act right, (they knew better, just got excited) a month later I came home loaded the fam up and headed out, Found the dome light in the back pulled out of the roof, I was upset but just reminded them thats not the way to treat things. 2 days later my son pulled the light out of the roof again and this time broke it shorting out the interior lights, Simple... remind him of the way to treat things, Grab his favorite little truck and a hammer and ask him to break his truck. He refused so I did. Sounds terrible and I know your thinking OMG what a horrible man... (thats your opinion) My son got over the truck and he knows how to treat other people's things (they way you wanted to be treated). He has not destroyed anything of mine in 2 years (he is 6 now) and guess what... He is my best friend, trusts me, understands me, looks up to me, learns from me, and knows I love him unconditionally. (oh and I did get him another truck later on in life)

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bearded_gnome 4 years, 2 months ago

good father: just be there! spend time, show you care!

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Newell_Post 4 years, 2 months ago

What qualities make a good father?

A trust fund, a private pilot's license, and an active contempt for the strictures of polite society.

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beatrice 4 years, 2 months ago

spacehog, believe it or not it could have been worst: http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/?paged=9

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spacehog 4 years, 2 months ago

Okay, since there seems to be some doubt about how messed up I really am, here's a pic of me doing some shopping last summer. http://chroniclesofjared.com/wp-content/images/mullet.jpg

Any questions?

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Flap Doodle 4 years, 2 months ago

“Snap, are you a belly dancer?” I've had lots of different jobs over the years, but not that. ;)

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Mariposa 4 years, 2 months ago

Very well, I will assume that snap is not a belly dancer. Now that I think about it the dancer tripped over her veil and said a word that she said was German for s--t. Which would fit in the context. Speaking of remakes, I believe that the new Karate Kid with Will Smith's son Jaden, is going to be much better than the original. Jackie Chan is going to be the teacher.

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Christine Anderson 4 years, 2 months ago

My own father was a self-centered, womanizing, wife-beating, non-supporting jackass. Countless times, he had my mother terrified, even after the divorce.(She had full custody of us, thank God. Plus, it was the early '70's, when women still stood a fair chance in these things.) He never paid a damn cent in child support. Every time mom would threaten to go to the State of Wi about it, he would threaten to take all three of us away from her. I vividly remember an incident when I was 7, where he was abusing my mom, holding her arms behind her back so he could slap her face. I saw all this. I took a bronze model of the church they were married in and hit him on the back with it, to get him off mom. He turned and started to come after me, but I was able to run away. I still remember her crying for hours, scared that she would lose us to him. Were our childhoods perfect? Far from it. But our lives would have been much, much worse if our dad had been awarded custody. The piece of cow manure didn't even show up half the times he was scheduled to have visitation. Now Tom, I've quietly been on "your side" on a lot of threads. But this one...May I ask you, was your ex really that crappy of a mother, or did you just wish to punish her for not wanting you anymore? Did she fail to provide your sons what they needed, physically or emotionally? Did your ex abuse your sons, or did she happen to have political views that differed from yours? One would be worth taking the kids away from her, the other would not. The toughest question I have for you is, did you hit your ex wife, and then paint her out to the mediator to be "crazy", because she "made it all up"? By "seedy stories", do you mean she dared to have a man in her life after you, and dared to have sex with such man? Bottom line-was she an awful mother, or did she just not fit Tom's mold of what a woman/mother should be? Was she a Democrat?

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M. Lindeman 4 years, 2 months ago

honeychild (Mel Briscoe) says…

mariposa, its a gen X thing. if you were born after 1977 you most likely aren't going to know that “shazbot” was a word used by robin williams' character in the late 70s television show, mork and mindy.

rdragon writes:

honeychild (Mel Briscoe)

Nanu, nanu!

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spacehog 4 years, 2 months ago

Jay-Z is one of my idols. He grew up in Marcy Projects in Bed-Stuy, started selling crack when he was 10 but never used. No father, pretty much no mother. Started rapping, writing , and designing the Roc-A-Wear line in 1996. Now he has a penthouse apt. in Tribeca, "Right Next to DeNiro, but he be hood forever." Top-notch businessman. I just don't understand why he married a black barbie doll. But he's right about "We are the World". Already been done. Leave it alone.

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beatrice 4 years, 2 months ago

Child support check arrives on time without having to ask.

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autie 4 years, 2 months ago

spacehog, I think I might know some of your other cousins.

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The_Original_Bob 4 years, 2 months ago

"The most amusing thread ever had been disappeareded. Shazbot!"

The LJ World must of received the supena this morning.

"Snap, are you a belly dancer?"

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 2 months ago

mariposa, its a gen X thing. if you were born after 1977 you most likely aren't going to know that "shazbot" was a word used by robin williams' character in the late 70s television show, mork and mindy.

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Flap Doodle 4 years, 2 months ago

"beatrice (Anonymous) says… snap, that actually seems like an appropriate finish — far too many inane ramblings ended with a pull of the plug. " We can say the same thing after Biden goes back to the private sector.

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Mariposa 4 years, 2 months ago

Snap, are you a belly dancer? At the Aladdin Cafe? It's been a while since I was there, and I am asking because it is the only place I have heard the word shazbot and another customer asked you for a definition. Sorry, I can't remember what you said. I was in high school at the time.

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 2 months ago

spacehog, i don't usually like or agree w/ jay-z but he said that we are the world shouldn't have been remade-- that somethings are just so classic they shouldn't be touched. couldn't believe he made a good point!! i totally agree.

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beatrice 4 years, 2 months ago

snap, that actually seems like an appropriate finish -- far too many inane ramblings ended with a pull of the plug.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 2 months ago

I am 16 stone of unadulterated id. Who are you?

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spacehog 4 years, 2 months ago

Boy oh Boy. That's the last time I make up some stupid story about a normal dad who isn't a drunken pervert. Christ, I just thought I'd see if I fit in with normal people. Guess I failed the litmus test. Fine. I like myself just the way I am. And I have 5 rocks of homemade meth on the bedside table waiting for me. What do you have.

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spacehog 4 years, 2 months ago

I always fast on Limey Tuesday. I drink as much bourbon and ingest as many drugs as fast as I can. So tomorrow should be interesting. I don't even have any bacon strips. BTW, you might recognize my house if you drive by it. It's an exact replica of my cousin Steve's, in Arkansas. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fds_hu...

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Flap Doodle 4 years, 2 months ago

The most amusing thread ever had been disappeareded. Shazbot!

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spacehog 4 years, 2 months ago

I just heard the new "We Are the World" song. Cool. Not!! For those of you too young to remember, the 1985 version was much better. No metal unintelligible rap nonsense. Prince didn't make it. His head wouldn't fit thru the door. Most importantly though, Bob Dylan was there.

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spacehog 4 years, 2 months ago

Now, don't y'all freak on me. Spacehog is Fo' Real, Fo' Sho! That thing with RI is just an inside joke we have. beatle919, I don't know how you found my house but that was me. The bottles of whiskey, ammonia, and lantern fuel in the yard are my version of astroturf. The more I throw out there, the less reason I have to mow. Yep, I woke up on the front porch at about 10am in my underwear, with that kitten on my chest trying to nurse from my left nipple. Damn I was cold, but I figured the little bugger was hungry and I was still drunk so I just layed there for awhile. Don't worry about me and the skinny jeans crap. I'm the blackest white dude you'll ever meet. If you see me it'll be in baggy jeans and my Timberline drug-dealin' boots. Tru Dat!

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spacehog 4 years, 2 months ago

LoveThsLife, I read the McCullough book Truman. Still have. In fact he became my favorite prez after I read that book. And my opinion of FDR dropped dramatically.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 2 months ago

Mel, Shrove Tuesday is the Limey abomination of Fastnacht Day.

autie, Yeah, he sold holes. When he was getting on a Liberty ship, he observed the Salvation Army sisters making and giving fastnachts to the boarding troops on the dock. They were putting a nut in the middle of them before they fried them, sometimes the nut would push the dough out of the middle and create a hole. As America was fighting the Germans, the Salvation Army sisters of course could not call them fastnachts, to they coined them doughnuts. When Mr Duncan came back from the war, he remembered the doughnuts he had while boarding the troop ship, and decided to go into business selling the doughnuts. And that is how Dunkin Donuts began, from a way to use up lard before the Lenz fast,

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 2 months ago

conpunker: oh my goodness-- i TOTALLY co-sign! i can't stand that sasquatch baby stuff in public. climbing all over stuff that is not meant to be climbed on (washers and dryers in a laundromat, chairs and tables in a doctor's waiting room) and running around like tasmanian devils in the grocery store. man i can't stand that!! my mom would've whooped my butt for acting like that! and my kids-- well i have that "mommy look" i give them that quickly conveys "okay... you've got one more chance... after that, your ass is mine...."

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 2 months ago

rex, i co-sign. i will do whatever i have to do to help my children. however, they also need to eventually learn to help themselves and, thus, figure out what they want to do in life (or atleast initially-- many folks try on many different career/vocational "hats" in their lifetimes).

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conservativepunker 4 years, 2 months ago

Having the guts and good sense to be a parent and not the "best friend", i.e. be willing to discipline and keep control of the brats in public, not let them runaround stores and public areas as if they were on a playground.

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 2 months ago

aw man.... its a frenchie thing? i thought someone said it was a limey thing-- if so, well my mother's side is mostly english!

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autie 4 years, 2 months ago

He sold holes? I put an add in the paper and tried to sell post holes but I didn't get no callers. They was pretty cheap too...

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paisley 4 years, 2 months ago

Wouldn't know. My old man was too busy chasing a bar fly. My kids wouldn't know either...their old man was too busy chasing a rich whore.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 2 months ago

autie, You should really give fastnachts a try this year. They would have remained uncorrupted except for that greedy guy Duncan, who figured out that he could make extra money by making a hole in the middle and selling both.

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autie 4 years, 2 months ago

RETICENT_IRREVERENT (Anonymous) says…

autie, But are you fasting after Tuesday, that is the question…

The beginnings of the tradition offer no relevance to me other than I like pancakes. Fasting? I think not. It is just another reminder of the season...March Madness quickly approaches so the white bass/crappie/morels cannot be far behind.

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CWGOKU 4 years, 2 months ago

Ditto with Autie. Be there, participate and be patient. Why the question? Someone at the LJW have a bad day with dad recently and need some comforting. Are we all Dr. Phil today for them?
Bacon cheesebuger with dill pickle spear.

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Rex Russell 4 years, 2 months ago

Love, Sacrafice, and Involvement in their lives. Guidance and giving them boundries and clear expectations. I tell my two they are allowed to be anything they want but not "nothing". I will work 3 jobs if I have to to put you through college, but don't ask me to support doing nothing or quitting. Not an option. Tell them "I have faith that you are something great just waiting to happen, now go do it." And love should be in the back of their heads, knowing I will support you in everything.

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The_Original_Bob 4 years, 2 months ago

" I was all upset upon the revelation that Spacehog was an actual respectable citizen and nothing more than an alter-ego."

It was a close call.

Fat Tuesday, Mel. Some Frenchy thing.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 2 months ago

autie, But are you fasting after Tuesday, that is the question...

Mel, Tomorrow is Fastnacht Day, some limeys have corrupted is and call it Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day (thin little pancake eaters call it Fat Tuesday), being the day before Smudge Day, the beginning of Lenz.

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 2 months ago

waita minute!!! autie, why do you get pancakes?? what religion do you belong to where you get pancakes and where the heck do i sign up?!

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autie 4 years, 2 months ago

R_I, do you get pancakes on Thursdays too? I get pancakes tomorrow because of some religious observance. I really like pancakes, even the thin ones. I remember one time when I was about ten, at a friends house. We walked in on his parents and it weren't Thursday nor were the lights out or the shades drawn. Ugggh. We went and poked both our eyes out after that.

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denak 4 years, 2 months ago

"....What a way to permanently emotionally scar a child! Love should remain unseen, missionary position, lights out, door locked, and the blinds drawn for the sole purpose of procreation on Thursdays....."

Oh my god, flashback, flashback. Why did you have to brign that up RI, now I have to go see my therapist.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 2 months ago

"I think the other best thing for a child is for him or her to see the parents love…" - denak

What a way to permanently emotionally scar a child!

Love should remain unseen, missionary position, lights out, door locked, and the blinds drawn for the sole purpose of procreation on Thursdays.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 2 months ago

space, Just don't ever wear skinny jeans.

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denak 4 years, 2 months ago

One of the best quotes I ever heard was: The best thing a man can do for his children is to love their mother.

I think that is true. And before some people get upset, yes I know things go wrong and people get divorces and sometimes those divorces are warrented.

But along with Autie's excellent advice about being there, I think the other best thing for a child is for him or her to see the parents love...or at the very least...respect each other.

Dena

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Marcy McGuffie 4 years, 2 months ago

” Please, please know that Spacehog is only my OTS alter-ego, and I was raised right by a great mom and dad. “ Spacehog

"Whatever. I drove by your house this morning (I could tell it was yours do to the empty whiskey bottles and nitrous tanks scattered all over your yard) and you were passed out on the porch holding a kitten." The_Original_Bob

Thank goodness. I was all upset upon the revelation that Spacehog was an actual respectable citizen and nothing more than an alter-ego. Phew! Thanks for setting that straight, T_O_B!

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The_Original_Bob 4 years, 2 months ago

" Please, please know that Spacehog is only my OTS alter-ego, and I was raised right by a great mom and dad. " Spacehog

Whatever. I drove by your house this morning (I could tell it was yours do to the empty whiskey bottles and nitrous tanks scattered all over your yard) and you were passed out on the porch holding a kitten.

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LoveThsLife 4 years, 2 months ago

Autie....that Mark Twain quote is priceless :)

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LoveThsLife 4 years, 2 months ago

"Truman was the greatest modern-day President."

Truman was a great president. Have you read his biography by David McCullough?

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autie 4 years, 2 months ago

Dads can be like that. When I was fourteen, I thought my old man was the most ignorant person I knew. By the time I turned 21, I couldn't believe how much he'd learned in just seven years.

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 2 months ago

and the thing is, just because a guy divorces the woman doesn't mean he divorces his children! that is so completely and utterly asinine that some men feel (or act) that way! you can still take a very active role in your kids' lives even if you don't live under the same roof anymore.

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jedifunk 4 years, 2 months ago

At the risk of getting all schmaltzy...

It took me a long time to appreciate my dad. I always knew he loved me very much and would provide for me, but I took that for granted as I grew up. Now that I'm a man myself (albeit a pretty new one) and I look at all my friends who are the products of broken homes and absent fathers, I count myself blessed. Too many men see children as some kind of burden, financially, socially or otherwise. I had a father who loved (and is still married to) my mother. He WANTED to be a father and says it is the best thing he ever did with his life. What more could I ask for? I'm so lucky. I can only hope that I am as good of a father to my children as he was, and continues to be, to me and my siblings.

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spacehog 4 years, 2 months ago

OMG, RI!!!!!!!!!! I outed myself. How the hell did you know. Please, please know that Spacehog is only my OTS alter-ego, and I was raised right by a great mom and dad. It makes me feel good to know that you know him, although howevr you feel is fine with me. There is no middle of the road with my dad. You either like him or not, but most people respect him.

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rbwaa 4 years, 2 months ago

in addition to all the positive comments made above, one who doesn't badmouth the mother to his children regardless of her negative attributes -- the same is true for mothers

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 2 months ago

aaaaaw! spacehog, that was great! :) you are the same age as my brother. he's a '65 baby and i'm a '67 baby. i was born in the last part of that year so i betcha me and your brother graduated high school the same year (seems like most of the kids in my class were '68 kids).

my dad has his problems but he's okay. he's a psychologist-- they are a strange breed anyway. but he did create some great memories for me and my brother when he could take us on vacations every summer. that was always a treat and i still cherish those times.

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spacehog 4 years, 2 months ago

Truman was the greatest modern-day President. Ok. I'll bite. I don't have kids, but here's a bio of my real dad. Born 1924 Edinburgh, Scotland. Abandoned by parents, raised in London by grandmother. Age 16, spent time ducking and protecting people while Nazis dropped bombs on London. Age 18 drafted into British Royal Air Force. Became platoon leader and spent 4 years as a paratrooper fighting Nazis in Africa and Italy. Then sent to Israel to fight rat bastard Menachim Begin and his ratty terrorists. Lost most of his friends in WWII. Immigrated to U.S in 1953 at the invitation of a man whom he would help start what would become one of the premier world wide travel agencies, headquartered right here in Lawrence. He would toil until becoming a VP with this business in the 70's. Retired in 1993, after which the company imploded on itself. Wonder why. 1962 married my mom, a Lawrence girl 14 yrs his junior. Had me in 1965, brother 1968. Did everything he good to be a good father, which he is. Still kickin' and lookin' good at 86. My Father is from The Greatest Generation and he is the Greatest Father and greatest person I have known or will ever know. I hope some of you can say the same. Happy early Father's Day, Dad. I Love You.

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ms_canada 4 years, 2 months ago

My grandson, sitting in a circle of kindergarten kids who had been asked to tell what was the best thing about their dad, replied, "My daddy loves me". This from a kid in a broken home. He was the only kid who mentioned love. As a kid myself, I always knew that our father loved us intensely. He was the greatest and I loved him intensely.

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Tom Shewmon 4 years, 2 months ago

Said many times above, worth repeating:

Just be there for them.

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grammaddy 4 years, 2 months ago

Autie wins the "Best Dad ever" award for his comment. If you want to be in your child's memories tomorrow, you must be present in his life today.

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LoveThsLife 4 years, 2 months ago

I think this is why they are asking http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2010/feb....

Autie..great comment and so true.

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 2 months ago

i wasn't quite sure why this question was posed today either. maybe it should've been "which president do you think was the greatest ever"? in that case, i'd have to say rutherford b. hayes. first of all, the man was HAWT!

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 2 months ago

Call me superstitious, but I really only enjoy muenster on Halloween.

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spacehog 4 years, 2 months ago

I must agree with Bob. Today is Presidents Day, not Fathers Day, which isn't for about 4 months. I think the LJW calender is broken. However, If I'm ever a dad, I plan on being a stay-at-home-mom, whatever that is. Bacon strips, anyone?

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porch_person 4 years, 2 months ago

"This is an easy one. Be there. Participate in the life of your child. It is easy and fun. Go to every single parent/teacher conference. Go to every single game; or better yet, volunteer to coach. And remember to do with, not for." ---- autie

Five Stars. Two thumbs up. 10's across the board. Golf clap. Bravo!! Crowd roars and stomps their feet. They won't let him leave, he comes back to do one more. "A new car!!"

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 2 months ago

^^^ that's what i'm saying... that was definitely one of the most pessimistic posts i read on here in a long time (that wasn't posted by barrypenders. lol). i was wondering if sheprecedes would clarify as well.

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M. Lindeman 4 years, 2 months ago

ShePrecedes (Anonymous) says…

i was thinking that the premier quality of being a good father is in the man who avoids being one.

a bad father is a man who has more than two kids.

rdragon writes:

Excuse me? Would you mind explaining your comments a little more.

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jonas_opines 4 years, 2 months ago

The kids I know say one who buys them booze.

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Tom Shewmon 4 years, 2 months ago

Good job to you to Mel! My x is a real winner too. You wouldn't believe the seedy stories I could tell you about my x wife. It would blow your mind. I expected to get some more mean-spirited retorts to my post though....there'll be coming too.

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ShePrecedes 4 years, 2 months ago

boy, i am glad i didn't marry tom shewmon. he has a pretty big chip.

i was thinking that the premier quality of being a good father is in the man who avoids being one.

a bad father is a man who has more than two kids.

i reserve the right to change my opinion tomorrow.

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 2 months ago

hey, tom, i hear ya... and congrats on your son futhering his education. that's great. i am a single mother (as you probably already know-- been divorced for years). my ex husband is a grade A turd (and i promise you, if you knew him, you would certainly agree! its not just in my mind!) and it is probably better that he is not in their lives right now as he has borderline personality disorder amongst other things.

anyway, one of the last interactions my ex had w/ my 2nd son was telling him that he should drop out of high school (so he wouldn't have to pay child support of course, but he didn't come right out and say that at the time). he didn't-- he knew i wasn't going to accept that-- at ALL-- so he stayed in. had to attend an extra semester because he piddled off his freshman year and had to repeat. but he finished and graduated last may and he is now at hutchinson community college. it feels good-- especially being a single parent and knowing that he finished high school and is attending college because of MY support and encouragement. :)

again, congrats on your children. :) consider this a cyber pat on the back.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 2 months ago

"My current wife" - Tom

Already browsing the brochures?

My next wife...

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Tom Shewmon 4 years, 2 months ago

I had joint custody for ten years after my divorce, getting my boys @ other weekend, breaks, summers etc but now have had FULL custody for a little over two years. I shutter to think what would've become of my boys had they stayed with their mother. We talked about it and they admitted they didn't know if they would've even finished high school. Now, my senior just signed on to Ft. Scott with a football scholarship, and my sophomore has a 3.0 grade average. My current wife is the best of the best with the boys, and I would go so far as to say we spoil them. We cook meals and sit down and eat together, I feel this is important. We go to all games possible. We go to PT conferences. We discipline them if needed. At first, there were "blow-ups" during the adjustment period and then I said, "No more 'blow-ups'"and there has not been one in well over a year. We teach them responsibility and encourage individuality. Kids are kids, we all were once--they do make mistakes.

One time, during Custody Battle Round One, several years ago, my wife told the "mediator" (what a joke that is) flat out that "He doesn't even pay child support". Prepared for this lie, I whipped out the KS Payment Center print-out showing every single months since the divorce was paid. Her next lie was that I was an "absentee" father. I had in my hand a list of at least twenty people that were willing to say otherwise. Well, she threw a horrible tantrum and the mediator had to escort her out of the room. Guess what? That was not admissable in court. Anyway, I'm by no means the perfect father, but sure as hell glad I got full custody. They're good boys---no drugs, no booze, no problems with school, respectful, great football players.

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gphawk89 4 years, 2 months ago

Patience, patience, patience. Whey your 3yo draws a picture on the wall with crayons, gently remind him that drawing should be done on paper, and give him a hug and kiss on the forehead. When it happens the next day, do the same thing. And the next day, and the next. Even if it doesn't seem like it at the time, he is listening to you, and will eventually realize that you're right.

And follow autie's advice.

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The_Original_Bob 4 years, 2 months ago

Is it Father's Day? I'm missing something here.

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 2 months ago

autie has it right! thumbs up :)

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 2 months ago

well, first of all, someone who is PRESENT in his child's life! someone who is understanding, nurturing, loving and always has his child's best interest in mind.

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autie 4 years, 2 months ago

This is an easy one. Be there. Participate in the life of your child. It is easy and fun. Go to every single parent/teacher conference. Go to every single game; or better yet, volunteer to coach. And remember to do with, not for.

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BABBOY 4 years, 2 months ago

Too serious of question for this format and forum of pranksters.

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spacehog 4 years, 2 months ago

My favorite President? Dick Cheney. Any questions? A close second would be Nixon. He got high with Elvis. Plus, he was really mellow and level headed. "Tin Soldiers and Nixon's Coming We're Finally on our Own Last Summer I Heard the Drumming Four Dead in Ohio" -CSNY(inspired by Bob Dylan)

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spacehog 4 years, 2 months ago

I wish I knew. Mine was always drunk. And mean. The only cool thing about him was the stack of porn mags he kept in his underwear drawer. After he passed out, I had one hell of a good time. He did give me some good advice sometimes. Like the time he told me "Look bitch. Life sucks, but just drink a lot and you'll make it. And if a Christian Businessman comes to the door, punch him in the mouth.

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