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Forum: Dads   02-11-2007, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,759
Posted By musicman
Well, it's a cool idea I suppose. Haven't read...

Well, it's a cool idea I suppose. Haven't read the book by the way, but...

I think that in a wider sense, of course, the "alternative" perspective all depends on what you consider to be...
Forum: Dads   01-20-2007, 09:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,748
Posted By musicman
My child is thoroughly a toddler now, and...

My child is thoroughly a toddler now, and doesn't like to be immobilized for very long, of course.
However, when he was younger, I carried him all the time... occasionally in a sling... More often...
Forum: Dads   01-01-2007, 11:07 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,749
Posted By musicman
I'll say 25, because I will be as such in less...

I'll say 25, because I will be as such in less than a week....
....which is a bit hard for me to believe!
...
Forum: Dads   12-30-2006, 02:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,698
Posted By musicman
Hi there, I am a young(ish) dad... DW, DS,...

Hi there,
I am a young(ish) dad...
DW, DS, and I don't live with parents, but they do still help us financially and to a lesser extent, emotionally.
We have taken issue with some of the things...
Forum: Dads   12-06-2006, 12:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,858
Posted By musicman
Actually, we were just reflecting on this sort...

Actually, we were just reflecting on this sort of thing today.

When I'm home, DS only wants to be with me except to nurse.
He'll cry and resist if Mama tries to take him for any other reason....
Forum: Dads   11-12-2006, 02:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,611
Posted By musicman
What was the labor process like for you? ...

What was the labor process like for you?
Watching all of our carefully laid plans quickly unravel, and having to cope on the fly. (don't mean to scare you, but that's what happened) We went from a...
Forum: Dads   11-11-2006, 08:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,583
Posted By musicman
I read everything to my boy, from ingredient...

I read everything to my boy, from ingredient labels and roadsigns, to Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein, to Wordsworth and Thoreau... sharing language with him whenever I possibly can! He's going to be...
Forum: Dads   09-28-2006, 01:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,506
Posted By musicman
Quote: Originally Posted by laohaire...

Quote:
Originally Posted by laohaire http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/6121139)
Been reading Richard Bach much?...
Forum: Dads   09-25-2006, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,220
Posted By musicman
Congrats on your admittance into the...

Congrats on your admittance into the super-secret society of seniority! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif

Cheers!...
Forum: Dads   09-25-2006, 11:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,506
Posted By musicman
laohaire, Skip the "football for dummies"....

laohaire,

Skip the "football for dummies". Please, whatever you do... It's not worth it. The problem is (flagrant opinion begins now) football doesn't get any smarter than dummy-level. It's a...
Forum: Dads   09-23-2006, 01:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,506
Posted By musicman
Quote: Originally Posted by Tata...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tata http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/6086775)
Wouldn't it be great if society was different?
...
Forum: Dads   09-13-2006, 11:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,506
Posted By musicman
What an evocative question....

What an evocative question. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif
It causes me to reflect on the way dw and I interact with other people.
Ya see, we are both very......
Forum: Dads   09-13-2006, 01:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,546
Posted By musicman
Actually, DS loves the art that his mama makes...

Actually, DS loves the art that his mama makes http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif

But anyways, about the most artful place we've taken him is the local mega-mart art...
Forum: Dads   08-27-2006, 10:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,573
Posted By musicman
Quote: Originally Posted by USoutofVT i'm 23...

Quote:
Originally Posted by USoutofVT
i'm 23 and just had my first kid in july.
i was wondering if anybody else has had this happen to them?
...
Forum: Dads   08-12-2006, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,438
Posted By musicman
Lots of herbs out there for this sort of thing....

Lots of herbs out there for this sort of thing. Don't take this as medical advice, but in my experience, these have properties that might help you. You'd most likely find them at any natural food or...
Forum: Dads   08-12-2006, 01:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,263
Posted By musicman
Our son has only had cloth....

Our son has only had cloth. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif

The idea of putting plastic on his bum seems repulsive to me, although everyone else we know only use...
Forum: Dads   05-24-2006, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,620
Posted By musicman
I think that was a senseless thing for him to...

I think that was a senseless thing for him to say. Pointless and rather needless as well. What could possibly cause a good man to make such a remark?

Which brings me to the point: Speaking from...
Forum: Dads   05-21-2006, 01:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,807
Posted By musicman
Hello, you've got a father of Mothering right...

Hello, you've got a father of Mothering right here http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif

Perhaps it is a conundrum... There aren't many dads here to begin with, so they...
Forum: Dads   02-11-2006, 02:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By musicman
Which attitude was that again?? ...

Which attitude was that again??
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wild.gif

Anyways, yes, that was completely random,
and noteworthy I suppose.

If my son wants to be a...
Forum: Dads   02-08-2006, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By musicman
About seven months ago, I was a new dad...

About seven months ago, I was a new dad (although I don't use the term "dad" itself, I prefer "papa").
I could reflect for a while and probably give you a more detailed and boring answer, but I...
Forum: Dads   01-24-2006, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By musicman
Quote: Originally Posted by changa We just...

Quote:
Originally Posted by changa
We just had our first child, and I felt ready, but not 100% ready. If we had waited another year, we would have been better off financially, I would be in a more...
Forum: Dads   01-23-2006, 01:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By musicman
I felt ready to have a baby, mutually with my...

I felt ready to have a baby, mutually with my partner.
She and I planned it, and now we have a wonderful little boy.

I respectfully take exception to the above post, because of the implication...
Forum: Dads   10-08-2005, 12:47 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 46,860
Posted By musicman
New nicknames every day! yep! here are some...

New nicknames every day! yep!

here are some more:

-the slug
-diaper butt
-geyser
-le bebe
-sugar stealer
-son
Forum: Dads   10-01-2005, 01:55 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 46,860
Posted By musicman
I really tend to wonder where this stuff comes...

I really tend to wonder where this stuff comes from...?

dw and I call ds any number of things, including:

son-let,
grif-let,
gryyphaiin,
milk-monster,
old-man,
buddy,
Forum: Dads   09-13-2005, 11:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,898
Posted By musicman
Quote: Originally Posted by rdl2k5 As with...

Quote:
Originally Posted by rdl2k5
As with any activity. Excess is bad, moderation is the key.

yes, that is the crux of the whole damn thing.
That is the answer to this entire conversation....
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