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UnquietDad Fri 27-Jul-07 23:09:11

(Let's have a serious one. Mirroring one the laydees have started.)

I read them a bedtime story every night.
I take DD to school (DS will join us in Sept).
I do my best to discipline them fairly (although I am sometimes a bit too stern)
I always love them.
I pretend to enjoy their crappy artwork.
I take them out to the common to play football.
I buy them books.
I sometimes get their breakfast...

whomovedmychocolate Sat 28-Jul-07 21:21:36

<<tumbleweed>> they are all off laughing at us laydees in chat!

I particularly enjoyed the 'crappy artwork' claim though

You sound like a fine dad to me

moljam Sat 28-Jul-07 21:26:53

you sound like a very good dad.

scattyspice Sat 28-Jul-07 21:27:20

Me too.

Buy them books?

UnquietDad Sat 28-Jul-07 22:30:53

Is it odd to buy them books?

cba Sat 28-Jul-07 22:34:32

I think you are all great, as a mum understand the crappy artwork. I have three lots! UnquietDad, buying them books is fab, they will remember it all their life. Well done!

UnquietDad Sat 28-Jul-07 22:36:34

I just wondered why scatty was querying the books thing?? Oh well. Any other offers?

cba Sat 28-Jul-07 22:38:47

maybe scatty dosent buy dc books. I dont see it as odd, I think it is wonderful that a dad would buy books and be interested to buy them and not just to do the rough and tumble thing that so many dads concentrate on.

fransmom Sat 28-Jul-07 22:39:15

hi uqd i think ss was suggesting to buy some books. but no it's not odd to buy books for your children. i take dd with me book shopping sometimes and she really enjoys picking out a book

Pan Sat 28-Jul-07 22:41:12

I love my dd.
I have just sat through a MaCauley Culkin film, because she wanted to see it.
She still gets 'daddy's shoulders' rides on demand though she is 7.
I cannot recall ever saying I will do something with/for her, and didn't.
I am already mentally preparing myself for the day I meet her first post-pubescent boyfriend, and focussing away from the 5-iron option.
I don't really care what time she wakes me up when she is here.
I played 'hopping-bump' game today though I looked utterly ridiculous.
I have taught her the difference between the Detroit Emeralds and the Detroit Spinners.
I ensure she 'wins' most of our Teavel The World game and Shopping List game.

and lots more!!

Pan Sat 28-Jul-07 22:42:32

but she can buy her own sodding books...

fransmom Sat 28-Jul-07 22:42:40

at pan.

i too am trying not to think about the bf stage i'd better buzz off out the men's room now then. bye!

UnquietDad Sat 28-Jul-07 22:43:15

For Pan (well, for all of us with DDs, but Pan's comment made me think of it):

Ten Simple Rules for Dating My Daughter

greensleeves Sat 28-Jul-07 22:43:57

You pair are making me go all misty-eyed

Lucky kids. Pity so many children don't have all this.

Pan Sat 28-Jul-07 22:49:00

UQD - will save this.

<<have already priced electric nail guns..>>

fransmom Sat 28-Jul-07 22:49:03

uqd rofl @1-9

where on earth did you find them????????

fransmom Sat 28-Jul-07 22:49:44

don't need nail gun - i used to go kick boxing [nasty grin at dd's future bf]

biggitdad Sat 28-Jul-07 22:55:21

I get their milk first thing for them every morning when they come into our bed.
I get their breakfast everyday
I tell them I love them and cuddle them lots
I make them laugh lots
I sing to them when I am driving so they can shout to me my singing is RUBBISH!!
I carry them on my shoulders when we walk (obviously one at a time!)
I take DD to school (half way on my shoulders the cheeky mare!)
I change DS's nappies when either instructed or not!
If I am not working late I will help bath them and put them to bed.
Would not change a thing!

biggitdad Sat 28-Jul-07 22:57:02

Must say Pan and UQD your posts are lovely and impressive.

Pan Sat 28-Jul-07 22:58:20

Touche mon frere!

cestlavie Mon 30-Jul-07 10:45:31

I managed to sit through just over two hours of Balamory on DVD yesterday with my slightly under the weaather DS and managed to sing and be enthusiastic with each opening and closing title credits (god help me, I still can't get rid of it from my head)

Daddster Mon 30-Jul-07 20:36:45

PMSL at UQD's rules.

I get home most evenings to give both DDs bath, songs and a story.
I can throw both DDs in the air AND catch them (erm, although not both at the same time of course).
I taught them both to make funny noises.
I cheer DD1 on when she does a poo or wee-wee in the potty!
I spend hours poring over kiddy books in Waterstones and sometimes even buy one!
I go swimming with them and have not yet drowned either of them.
I make their breakfast most mornings and as of today have not scalded or poisoned them.
I try to play with them even when I am knackered after a hard day.
I can watch Me Too with them without putting my boot through the television.
I remain composed when I am being shouted at by both of them and my DW is in tears because she's had hours of it.
I make sure their mummy has an occasional lie-in so that she doesn't lose it completely with them.

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