Ive got the twins lined up on the couch under their blanket...
...eating bananas for breakfast.
gods, they break my heart at times.
they are sick, and so I said that because they were sick they could eat brekkie on the couch.
and they were _happy_ about that.
kids get so darned excited about the silliest things.
We went to the beach and dug up sand for the first time last Friday, now we've gotta go again...
July 9th, 2007 4:04pm
If we didn't know they were completely under-age, the OP could have been the start of a lovely story.
As it is, it's still sweet.
July 9th, 2007 4:18pm
Stories like this tug at my maternal instinct. (Yes, we're currently trying to get pregnant).
July 9th, 2007 5:25pm
Why would anyone want to bring a child into this garbage-can world?
July 9th, 2007 5:47pm
ah, sorry, that was me. not sure why the name didn't show up. I want to bring a child into this world because I am an optimist. :)
the great purple
July 9th, 2007 5:57pm
GP, with all due respect - let us know how the "we" part of being pregnant works out for your husband. Traditionally, the "we" bit only lasts under a minute. Then it's all you... [g,d,r]
July 9th, 2007 6:04pm
Another drive-by nit-pick by Philo... Yes, the usage "_we're_ pregnant" and "_we're_ having a baby" is at odds with the fact that only the woman is pregnant, but that phrasing is comman these days.
July 9th, 2007 6:10pm
Classic illustration of the problem with online communication, and why CoT sucks for so many people.
"drive-by nit-pick". Actually, it was meant as a friendly jibe. I don't think GP and I have ever traded any barbs - I certainly respect her deeply and hope I've never given her offense.
If we were all sitting around a table at TGIBenniRobinbee's, I would've said that with a laugh, and hopefully it would've been taken as a funny quip. "Let us know how that 'we' works out in your pregnancy..."
But your "drive-by nit-pick" labeling shows that you chose to take it as "Philo drops in, acts like an asshole, and leaves."
No room whatsoever for trying to read it as a friendly remark - you have to jump directly to "asshole"?
July 9th, 2007 6:56pm
Jesus, Ward, Philo was obviously joking. Take it from the perspective of a man who's had children - he KNOWS how not pregnant the husband really is.
I've never been crazy about that expression myself - it's a bit too politically correct.
July 9th, 2007 7:04pm
Your posting here is sufficiently infrequent that it's more like some random guy walking by a group of you sitting around bantering and making the offhand comment.
July 9th, 2007 7:05pm
Oh, please. The woman has everything done TO her -- it's not like she's got freedom of choice. The man has to CHOOSE to stay around, deal with the changes, make money, deal with the future, deal with the moods, deal with the cravings, stand there in the delivery room and get blamed for EVERYTHING. And THAT'S just the first 9 months.
It's not a free ride, and men who stay and commit to it should get some credit.
Having said that, yeah, the woman has to deal with the bulk of it. But it's still OUR child.
July 9th, 2007 7:06pm
Just to clarify - *I* didn't have the kids. I was off playing sailor the first time, and the second time I was wondering how to get my arm out from under her head and how bad the pins & needles were going to hurt when I got the blood flow back.
She was yelling something about the doctor giving her drugs, but I wasn't really paying attention...
July 9th, 2007 7:06pm
"Your posting here is sufficiently infrequent that it's more like some random guy walking by a group of you sitting around bantering and making the offhand comment."
I'm sorry - I didn't realize there was a minimum posting frequency to maintain relationships. Is there a tier structure somewhere?
July 9th, 2007 7:13pm
Gosh, I thought it was like friendship. You can go for weeks and weeks without seeing each other, and when you meet again, you're still at the same 'level'.
July 9th, 2007 7:15pm
well, speaking for myself Ive long since passed the point where I like _anyone_ on CoT.
so by all means: post as infrequently as you want.
+1 zZ. I'd like to see Philo test the limits of how infrequently one can post to CoT. Perhaps you could come back in 12-18 months and offer your tired witticisms again?
July 9th, 2007 7:23pm
>>> I'm sorry - I didn't realize there was a minimum posting frequency
I'm sorry, I didn't realize I'd said that. I thought I'd said that that your posting frequency was low enough that you're not really part of this community.
July 9th, 2007 7:30pm
Even more than drive-by asshole, Philo likes to play pretend people said things that are easier for me to argue against.
July 9th, 2007 7:32pm
You can still be friends with people outside your community, no?
I might as well cancel my lunch tomorrow with my previous vancouver now indianna friend :)
July 9th, 2007 7:34pm
Sure you can Rick, but no fucking faggots, right? Not around the children anyway.
July 9th, 2007 7:36pm
OTOH, I have been accused of being naive about friendships and personal relationships.
So forget about what I wrote.
July 9th, 2007 7:36pm
zed, I'll let you know my answer when I have my children.
But I am sure I'll kick their butt if they use the word faggot.
July 9th, 2007 7:41pm
Now I'm really confused.
July 9th, 2007 7:44pm
Maybe zed count himself/herself the gay community?
July 9th, 2007 7:48pm
One thing I know for sure Rick, is I don't want my kids growing up to be jesus freaks.
July 9th, 2007 7:56pm
What if they are gay jesus freak?
July 9th, 2007 7:59pm
July 9th, 2007 8:07pm
You're all hilarious. Philo, if it makes you feel better, I took your comment the way you intended it. And, as so many people have pointed out, you can't get too worked up over things said on an online forum.
And as to the actual nitpick - I said we're trying to get pregnant. He's definitely involved in trying to get me pregnant. :-) I suppose it remains to be seen how involved he'll be after that.
And StH, I'm the main breadwinner in our house. He'll likely be a stay at home dad, and this is what he wants.
the great purple
July 10th, 2007 9:26am
"Why would anyone want to bring a child into this garbage-can world?"
Glad ya don't think I'm a meathead, sharky.
July 10th, 2007 4:10pm