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Forum: Parents as Partners Archive   07-11-2003, 12:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 502
Posted By papachee
I definately don't think you dh is ashamed of...

I definately don't think you dh is ashamed of you. It's unfortunate that he has to work there.
Forum: Parenting   07-10-2003, 12:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,514
Posted By papachee
I've got a mix of quite a few things in me, and...

I've got a mix of quite a few things in me, and have been taken for anything from Egyptian, Spanish to Inuit.

I just want to convince my children that they are special and beautiful. If they...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-04-2003, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,628
Posted By papachee
happy birthday...

happy birthday http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Just think it could be worse, you son could have started that kind of behaviour at 2 and still be at it...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-04-2003, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By papachee
Could be true, of course it is the reverse for...

Could be true, of course it is the reverse for us. ds doesn't really laugh at me, I get all sorts of things but with dw ds starts crying immediately if it is a strong "no"
Forum: Parenting   06-19-2003, 01:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,573
Posted By papachee
I would have to differentiate between, sex...

I would have to differentiate between,

sex and degrading pornography

degrading pornography doesn't have to contain nudity and that can be as bad as violence.

If a child walks in on loving...
Forum: Dads   06-12-2003, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
  Poll: dads playgroups?
Views: 656
Posted By papachee
I just heard a radio program on SAHDs and it...

I just heard a radio program on SAHDs and it talked about the prevalance of dads only playgroups among SAHDs. It seems to me that the researcher had rather biased results by having so many dads in...
Forum: Parents as Partners Archive   06-09-2003, 12:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 435
Posted By papachee
OMG! lovemykid - your H can't be serious...

OMG!

lovemykid - your H can't be serious about that 'threat'. That seems like a really dangerous attitude.

As for the rest I think megandavisdon put it very well.
Forum: Parenting   06-09-2003, 12:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,597
Posted By papachee
It seems like they are a great thing to put most...

It seems like they are a great thing to put most kids in front of so they will keep quiet.

That said I'm not a fan. I think I have seen the animal one and it didn't seem to have much real animals...
Forum: Parenting   06-08-2003, 11:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,219
Posted By papachee
Do I have a Maternal instinct? ...

Do I have a Maternal instinct?

Unfortunately I didn't give birth to DS and I wasn't the one EBF'ing him.

Raven - I really liked your post. I even read it all!!

I do also find it scary. Why...
Forum: Parenting   06-08-2003, 11:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,062
Posted By papachee
I'm not sure I totally agree about the...

I'm not sure I totally agree about the oversexualization of disney characters ... I'm kind of on the fence about it.

BUT if you believe that anything is oversexualized. Then you should stand up...
Forum: Parenting   06-06-2003, 12:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 960
Posted By papachee
I am by myself a cultural mixing pot, and my...

I am by myself a cultural mixing pot, and my children will be more so.

The more culture the better. Better to be a citizen of the world than stuck inflexibly with one culture.

There is nothing...
Forum: Dads   06-02-2003, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By papachee
Welcome. Football's not my cup of tea, but I...

Welcome. Football's not my cup of tea, but I don't think you need to be worried about playing sports too early.

The only burn out (kids rebelling against playing sport) I know was from kids...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-28-2003, 12:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,409
Posted By papachee
Harry Potter ds at age 2 is obsessed with...

Harry Potter

ds at age 2 is obsessed with harry potter. It started when I got him some Harry Potter lego (a small set with Harry, Malfoy and brooms)

He wakes up from naps with a loud Hawwy...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-28-2003, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By papachee
I can't speak yet from the parent side, but...

I can't speak yet from the parent side,

but as a child with two close siblings, I remember it being very effective when my mother let us work it out.

It taught be responsiblity, knowing my...
Forum: Parents as Partners Archive   05-26-2003, 05:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 607
Posted By papachee
I'm pretty much a non believer and my family has...

I'm pretty much a non believer and my family has been for ... 4 generations or so. So not much pressure http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I have been to a Unitarian...
Forum: Dads   05-25-2003, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,394
Posted By papachee
well spoken papabliss. I appreciate both halves...

well spoken papabliss. I appreciate both halves of your fence though I think your fence might be leaning a bit.
Forum: Dads   05-23-2003, 12:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,651
Posted By papachee
I'm not sure if this helps, but before I...

I'm not sure if this helps,

but before I was a Dad, I would have agreed with you. I know it happens but I didn't really understand it.

Now, I understand the charms of a single mom. And as far...
Forum: Parents as Partners Archive   05-21-2003, 12:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By papachee
I agree let it go for now. What ever the...

I agree let it go for now.

What ever the scenario, you could just drive yourself mad thinking up all the possible scenarios.

You sound like you trust your husband, that's usually a good thing...
Forum: Parenting   05-21-2003, 12:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,017
Posted By papachee
The two things that work best for me are: ...

The two things that work best for me are:

kids music (it is even more effective if you sing along, effective at keeping them quiet and driving you nutso)

Food - What food takes them the...
Forum: Parenting   05-21-2003, 12:22 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,033
Posted By papachee
I've thought about this one a fair bit. I'm...

I've thought about this one a fair bit. I'm wondering about definitions.

We never leave ds alone to cry it out.

BUT if he is upset that we have not let him do something he will cry and does...
Forum: Parenting   05-20-2003, 12:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By papachee
If you are not getting enough sleep, what...

If you are not getting enough sleep,

what really helps me is a lot of water and a lot of food! It's not a perfect substitute but it definately helps.
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   05-16-2003, 01:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By papachee
I thought that the worst thing about the table...

I thought that the worst thing about the table scene was that she was eating a boring wonder-bread sandwitch instead of mousaka!
Forum: Dads   05-16-2003, 01:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By papachee
"Oh well, I guess time will have to tell" ...

"Oh well, I guess time will have to tell"

That is a very bad answer. I don't know what it means. But it's not good. Somethings you have to be definite about and especially if he is trying to...
Forum: Activism Archives   05-14-2003, 12:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By papachee
well I guess that does answer my question ...

well I guess that does answer my question

at least one person thinks the bill is a good idea, (last name Smith or Wesson? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mischievous.gif )
...
Forum: Activism Archives   05-13-2003, 01:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By papachee
Can someone explain this to me? Maybe I...

Can someone explain this to me?

Maybe I will never understand this, because I'm not American. But does anyone really think this is a good idea?

For instance: The gun dealer that sold the gun...
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