The All New AATG Parent Club thread


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peej
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One of the things I miss most about EG is undoubtedly Dad Club. So with AATG having a few dads (and mums) kicking around, would it be worth having a one-stop-shop Parent Club thread, not really to compete with DC but for a bit of shared parental wisdom and stuff? Whaddaya think?



#1 at 14:47:04 - 05/10/2009
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Sounds good to me Peej. My nearly 6-year old is startlingly mature now. I was waiting in the car with her on Saturday and accidentally dropped one in the car. She looked at me in disgust and said "I'd forgotten what a smelly man you are..."
#2 at 14:56:52 - 05/10/2009
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GLOL and sarnie-spitting moment! Cheers for that.

Our nipper's just about starting to walk on her own at 19 months (combination of being a lazy bugger like her old man and stubborn like her mum!) - and I'd forgotten what that means - it means everything in the lounge needs to be taken another 4ft off the ground :(
#3 at 14:59:04 - 05/10/2009
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I know what you mean - Izzy didn't walk 'til around that time either. But she did do this at a year old...
#4 at 15:04:49 - 05/10/2009
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Cackle! That's ace!

My nipper has also inherited her mum's slightly cruel sense of humour. In that she enjoys the reaction she gets when she bashes me with her dolly (one of those nasty hard plastic-headed things). That damned thing HURTS!
#5 at 15:15:11 - 05/10/2009
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Mine is now 8 days old but both her and mum are still in hosp as mum had to be opened up again as her stomach was a total mess after the section.

I'm in the hosp room now actually and they are both sleeping :)
#6 at 15:37:48 - 05/10/2009
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Yipes, hope your missus is alright, mate and both nipper and missus are home soon.

Treasure those moments when they're both asleep as it means you might actually get to sit in a chair / go for a leak / do all the things you can't do when they're both awake :)
#7 at 15:49:52 - 05/10/2009
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Cracking giggle there JimJam!

Hope your missus is OK Mapster. Worrying stuff.

For those in the Dad's Club at EG, still no news to report my end. Frustrating as hell.
#8 at 15:59:46 - 05/10/2009
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Thanks, I never saw a stomach like it, I'll spare you the details lol

I've just fed baby and stepped out into the grounds of the royal as it's a lovely sunny day.

Mr iPhone keeps me company, I'd really be so lost without it these past few weeks. Must have gadget for all dads who have to hang around hospitals!
#9 at 16:29:40 - 05/10/2009
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Blimey Mappy, that sounds a bit scary. Hope she's recovering now. Will put extra pressure on you too, as they aren't allowed to do anything useful for weeks after c-sections, and that's not even counting your wife's additional complications.

Dougs - Hope you aren't waiting too much longer.
#10 at 17:05:26 - 05/10/2009
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I've got two dogs, does that count?
#11 at 17:06:40 - 05/10/2009
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HairyArse said:I've got two dogs, does that count?


Near enough. Check out my link above for dog/kid amusement Hairy !
#12 at 17:15:09 - 05/10/2009
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Two Dogs - isn't that a brand of alcoholic lemonade?

(showing my age here)

Dougs - Hope things work out for the best in the end, mate!

#13 at 17:17:29 - 05/10/2009
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Apologies for a bit of mod chopping there, and thanks BD for the mail.
#14 at 17:31:19 - 05/10/2009
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Cheers all. Another 5 months of mind-bending drugs for 'er indoors, fingers crossed one brings a result! Assuming we haven't killed each other in a hormone induced rage anyway....
#15 at 17:40:00 - 05/10/2009
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Hope things are ok Mapster. Fingers crossed. Best wishes and good luck to you too Dougs.

Here, Amy is in her second full time week at school, and will be 5 later this month. Evie is 18 months old and much more of a handful than her big sister ever was! We had it easy first time around...
#16 at 16:53:13 - 06/10/2009
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Took Charlie to the fair last night for the second time (first time she was tiny and a bit too little to take it all in). I think she's going to be a complete scary ride addict like me when she's older, which is ace as the missus completely HATES the fair and the scary stuff.

Great fun seeing her bopping away in her mei tai (sort of pouch / sling thing the missus made, which is a godsend for getting around crowded places without people bumping into your pushchair / buggy)
#17 at 18:12:31 - 06/10/2009
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Nice - we're in the same boat there Peej. The wife hates scary rides, but I'm really looking forward to taking Izzy to Thorpe Park when she's old enough for the proper stuff. She liked the Dragon at Legoland and the Vampire at Chessington, so we're off to a good start.
#18 at 19:00:15 - 06/10/2009
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Mine are 4 and 2 now. The younger, Leo, just had absolute hysterics over this vintage youtube video:

Farting Baby

Actually, I'm lol-ing now, it's a goodie. :-)

JimJam said:Sounds good to me Peej. My nearly 6-year old is startlingly mature now. I was waiting in the car with her on Saturday and accidentally dropped one in the car. She looked at me in disgust and said "I'd forgotten what a smelly man you are..."


Brootal. But Alex does the same - comes up to the bed in the morning then leaves in disgust..."God, you're smelly, Daddy".

Anyway, can you remember an anecdote about your daughter you told me when you were over in B'pest? It was you telling her off and finishing with the rhetorical question "What have you got to say for yourself, young lady?" (or something). I've told that story quite often (it's priceless!) but can't exactly remember her reply so I make it up. What did she say?

#19 at 00:45:24 - 07/10/2009
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JimJam said:I know what you mean - Izzy didn't walk 'til around that time either. But she did do this at a year old...


Ha, just clicked on that, brilliant :-D
#20 at 00:48:53 - 07/10/2009
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FlexibleFeline said:
Anyway, can you remember an anecdote about your daughter you told me when you were over in B'pest? It was you telling her off and finishing with the rhetorical question "What have you got to say for yourself, young lady?" (or something). I've told that story quite often (it's priceless!) but can't exactly remember her reply so I make it up. What did she say?


Blimey Neil I'd forgotten about that ! Yeah, I said "What have got to say for yourself young lady ?" and she just said "I like goats".
#21 at 01:42:05 - 07/10/2009
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JimJam said:
FlexibleFeline said:
Anyway, can you remember an anecdote about your daughter you told me when you were over in B'pest? It was you telling her off and finishing with the rhetorical question "What have you got to say for yourself, young lady?" (or something). I've told that story quite often (it's priceless!) but can't exactly remember her reply so I make it up. What did she say?


Blimey Neil I'd forgotten about that ! Yeah, I said "What have got to say for yourself young lady ?" and she just said "I like goats".



GLOL!!! A classic.

My niece is one for the classic quotes. In the middle of my mum and stepdad's wedding anniversary dinner, in a really quiet restaurant she piped up with "Mummy, I really think your boobs are too big for that top"

She's 7
#22 at 10:07:56 - 07/10/2009
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Haha, funny stuff.

Looking forward to some embarrassing quotes from my daughter.
#23 at 10:32:11 - 07/10/2009
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peej said:My niece is one for the classic quotes. In the middle of my mum and stepdad's wedding anniversary dinner, in a really quiet restaurant she piped up with "Mummy, I really think your boobs are too big for that top"

She's 7


:D, you can always rely on them for some top embarrassment !

The other day Izzy told me that my mum couldn't take her swimming because she'd just had an operation on her 'asparagus veins' :)
#24 at 12:10:17 - 07/10/2009
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JimJam said:
FlexibleFeline said:
Anyway, can you remember an anecdote about your daughter you told me when you were over in B'pest? It was you telling her off and finishing with the rhetorical question "What have you got to say for yourself, young lady?" (or something). I've told that story quite often (it's priceless!) but can't exactly remember her reply so I make it up. What did she say?


Blimey Neil I'd forgotten about that ! Yeah, I said "What have got to say for yourself young lady ?" and she just said "I like goats".


Lulz! That's much better than my improvised version, "I like elephants" :-D
#25 at 20:17:46 - 07/10/2009
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Hey fellow dads and dads to be!

Wee update:

Little Kara is up from 7lb 1oz to 7lb 11oz on day 12 of real life.

Unfortunately both still in hosp as they are having trouble getting rid of the infection in the wife's tummy despite blasting it intravenously with different IV antibiotics.

I'm hopeful she'll be on the mend soon though and fingers crossed to get them home next week sometime.

Baby Kara is awesome, she farts big smelly farts just like her dad.

/so proud
#26 at 23:40:20 - 08/10/2009
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She's gaining weight Mappy, so that's a good sign. Hope they get better soon :)
#27 at 00:26:40 - 09/10/2009
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Thanks JJ, she's gaining weight tho oddly seems to be farting and crapping out more than she takes in.

The miracle of babies :)
#28 at 02:26:32 - 09/10/2009
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Farting babies!! I used to laugh my head off when charlie would fart and have a shocked and agog expression on her face as if to say "What the HELL was that?!"

G'luck Mappy and just you wait, before long Kara will be swinging off your arms and making you feel like your spine's about to shatter into a million pieces (at least that's what I get when I pick my little lass up now, she's surprisingly heavy considering how svelte she is)
#29 at 09:50:23 - 09/10/2009
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When are we going to get some sleep? Sophies 9 months next week and still waking us (okay mostly Claire) but every hour or two. She gets distressed enough she needs settling before she wakes her brother up, who's only two and a half himself.

*YAWN*
#30 at 11:06:01 - 09/10/2009

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