Parent Place

Not bike related? Talk about it here!
User avatar
Moonraker
Posts: 342
Joined: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:03 pm
Gender: Male
Bike(s): Suzuki SV650S (2000)
Location: Kent
Has liked: 83 times
Been liked: 158 times

Re: Parent Place

Post by Moonraker » Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:48 am

Bender wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:33 pm
Congratulations :thumb:

Don't believe a word it never gets better 😁

As they grow you swap one set of problems for another, you think it's rough now, it's not, you know exactly where she is and what she's doing and she hasn't developed a will of her own, yes I'm still on about the daughter not the wife.

Get a routine as quick as you can, don't creep around trying to be quiet, that's just making a rod for your own back, rule them with a rod of iron, all kids need is love, yes to begin with they are that stupid, they will soon grow up and bleed you dry so enjoy the honeymoon period :thumb:


Right what stories do you want? Squeezing huge poo out of a bum, projectile vomiting, gastroenteritis, diarrhoea comming out of the neck of the baby grow, unforseen accidents nostradamus couldn't predict, yes being a parent is one of the hardest most stressful and enjoyable jobs going.

Love the wife, love the child, look after them both and repeat till the grandkids appear then start again.

Good luck, you don't need it but it can't do any harm

😁
Thank you. So no joy at all then? Lol :lol:

Lol, my wife is very strong willed so I'm stuck there. It's all a journey, right? Ups and downs, tantrums, good days, bad days - and not only for me :D

We are currently dealing with this while "night and day" thing - basically kiddo thinks night time is the time to be fully awake and active, and that day time is for rest.

We all like an adventure don't we? Even if it's a tired one. I already forget out tired nights and poo filled nappies when I look at her, so all will be forgiven I'm sure.
A society grows when old men plant trees whose shade they know they'll never sit in.
100 Challenge 2017 - 20 points
100 Challenge 2018 - 20 points
100 Challenge 2019 - Must do better....



Up to 25% off insurance Click here for more info

User avatar
Moonraker
Posts: 342
Joined: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:03 pm
Gender: Male
Bike(s): Suzuki SV650S (2000)
Location: Kent
Has liked: 83 times
Been liked: 158 times

Re: Parent Place

Post by Moonraker » Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:53 am

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:48 pm
I had forgotten the teething poo coming out of the top of the babygrow. My solution involved the garden hosepipe. Which worked....but 30 years later I'm still hearing about it.

Also, and this is important, never ever decide it's a good idea to cut their hair with a penknife. Women get tetchy about such matters.

And My Little Pony doesn't do well in a microwave.

When they won't stop undoing the buckle on the car seat find a suitable roundabout that enables you to turn and brake so that the child seat (with sprog still installed) ends up upside down in the passenger footwell. At this point silence will ensue because they know they've done bad but can't figure out how to get out of the situation. Find a quiet road and prolong the journey until such time as they resolve never to meddle with the car seat again.

At parents evening being able to remember the name of the young and very attractive PE teacher but not any of the other teachers does not earn you brownie points with your beloved.

If door slamming becomes overly annoying removing the spindle between the handles so they are locked in their room because they slammed the door so hard that they broke the house is worth trying.

At the stage when having learnt to speak they won't stop talking try thing them that when you are born you have only so many words held inside you. Once you've used them up you won't be able to speak again. Ever. It will get you about two weeks respite until they discover the truth. Again, expect repercussions for many years over this one.
That penknife story was proper hilarious, as was the hosepipe.

My wife is a deputy head teacher (primary school) and I've met her teacher friends many times and so I dont think I can forget names if I tried. Although I'm sure she'd pick up pretty quickly if I remembered a name too well.

I love the little stories to tell children to try and keep them quiet or to get them to behave. The only one I have stored so far is, when kiddo is of an age to understand, to tell her that we need to leave beer and pizza (or wings) out for santa. Not milk and cookies. :cheers:
A society grows when old men plant trees whose shade they know they'll never sit in.
100 Challenge 2017 - 20 points
100 Challenge 2018 - 20 points
100 Challenge 2019 - Must do better....

User avatar
MarkW
Posts: 1782
Joined: Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:52 pm
Gender: Male
Location: Neither here nor there
Has liked: 448 times
Been liked: 1306 times

Re: Parent Place

Post by MarkW » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:55 am

If you bottle feed your baby you can't go far wrong with Les Dawson's advice:

"If they squirm when you stick the teet in, you've probably got them the wrong way round."
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

User avatar
Mr Fro
Subscriber
Posts: 6045
Joined: Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:03 pm
Gender: Male
Bike(s): ZX6r, ZXR750L Turbo
Location: Bury st Edmunds-ish
Has liked: 30 times
Been liked: 895 times

Re: Parent Place

Post by Mr Fro » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:18 am

Congratulations mate.

I'd love to reel off some great stories and sage advice but I'm far too knackered and not functioning correctly due to having a 12 week old and a 2.5 year old plus studying and work...

Just do the best you can for baby and your other half and it'll turn out fine. :thumb:

Edit: Actually, one thing... try and give the baby a bottle feed every day if you can, whether it be expressed or powder because the day will come when your Mrs will want to go out for the day and the last thing you want is a hungry, screaming baby who won't take a bottle. [/bitter experience]

James in Brum
Posts: 506
Joined: Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:01 pm
Bike(s): ZZR600D1
Location: Birmingham
Has liked: 74 times
Been liked: 178 times

Re: Parent Place

Post by James in Brum » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:56 am

Congratulations to you. The tiredness thing is real. Mine are 3 and 5 and I have not slept through more than one night on the trot for over five years. The thing about the tiredness is the impact on relationships. Things that might not have mattered too much really do when you are tired. Try to always give each other the benefit of the doubt.
There are steps where it gets easier, 6 weeks is the first, it will change, it will not always be hard in the way it currently is.
Sounds like you have the rewards already happening, it’s not only hard. Don’t be afraid to ask questions anonymously on Mumsnet. But do filter the responses. I found reading around attachment helpful. Reusable nappies are not as difficult as they seem if you have a tumble dryer.
Enjoy watching what you like on the telly whilst they don’t get it. I really enjoyed watching Pulp fiction with my daughter when she was about 12 months old when I realised she was starting to watch the tv so my last chance. CBeebies since then.
It’s okay tI it hard and not to.
Time spent being groovy to each other is always well
Spent

James in Brum
Posts: 506
Joined: Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:01 pm
Bike(s): ZZR600D1
Location: Birmingham
Has liked: 74 times
Been liked: 178 times

Re: Parent Place

Post by James in Brum » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:57 am

Oh and the more you put in the more you get out. In the first few months I got up every wake up and did nappy before my wife fed the midsized they see me as someone who meets their needs even though I have to go out to work.
Time spent being groovy to each other is always well
Spent

User avatar
Six30
TOTY 2019
Posts: 7244
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:48 am
Gender: Male
Bike(s): Suzuki GSX S 1000
Location: In Rennies wardrobe
Has liked: 1980 times
Been liked: 3513 times

Re: Parent Place

Post by Six30 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:17 am

get em out the house and working as soon as :thumb:
"People know me. I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany."

User avatar
JRH
The Hoggfather!
Posts: 4532
Joined: Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:10 am
Gender: Male
Bike(s): Bandit1250
Location: Warwickshire
Challenge score: 250
Has liked: 861 times
Been liked: 999 times

Re: Parent Place

Post by JRH » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:09 pm

Moonraker wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:41 am
JRH wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:00 pm
Congrats @Moonraker and Mrs Moonraker.

It does get better, it’s just the first 30 years or so. :wink:
Then she will get a bike of her own and you get to do dad and daughter ride outs. :cheers:
Thank you.

Ah, a long wait I see :lol:

Well to be honest I haven't been on my bike since she got pregnant essentially :cry: . I don't blame my wife - she loved being on the bike but appeared to have a mindset change when she got pregnant and how she is here, I'm "too precious to lose". This thought is influenced by news and multiple medical programs that show bikers being mangled in crashes.
However, I am optimistic that this will change and I'll get to have some leisure ride outs. :D
You can pillion a toddler, right? :shock:
NO..... that’s what panniers and top boxes are for. :D
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Current Bandit 1250 :D
Previous GP125 GSX250 GT750(had 2) GPX750



2020 challenge 100


Pubs 6 / 10
Churches 10 / 10
West Midlands 2 / 12
South Wales 1 / 12
Hoggs Bonus 1 / 15

User avatar
Moonraker
Posts: 342
Joined: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:03 pm
Gender: Male
Bike(s): Suzuki SV650S (2000)
Location: Kent
Has liked: 83 times
Been liked: 158 times

Re: Parent Place

Post by Moonraker » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:54 pm

MarkW wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:55 am
If you bottle feed your baby you can't go far wrong with Les Dawson's advice:

"If they squirm when you stick the teet in, you've probably got them the wrong way round."
Lol, good advice. I'll keep it in mind.
A society grows when old men plant trees whose shade they know they'll never sit in.
100 Challenge 2017 - 20 points
100 Challenge 2018 - 20 points
100 Challenge 2019 - Must do better....

User avatar
Moonraker
Posts: 342
Joined: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:03 pm
Gender: Male
Bike(s): Suzuki SV650S (2000)
Location: Kent
Has liked: 83 times
Been liked: 158 times

Re: Parent Place

Post by Moonraker » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:56 pm

Mr Fro wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:18 am
Congratulations mate.

I'd love to reel off some great stories and sage advice but I'm far too knackered and not functioning correctly due to having a 12 week old and a 2.5 year old plus studying and work...

Just do the best you can for baby and your other half and it'll turn out fine. :thumb:

Edit: Actually, one thing... try and give the baby a bottle feed every day if you can, whether it be expressed or powder because the day will come when your Mrs will want to go out for the day and the last thing you want is a hungry, screaming baby who won't take a bottle. [/bitter experience]
I know the feeling. My work is full on let alone the studying on top of it.

Thanks for the bottle advice. I'll keep it in mind.
A society grows when old men plant trees whose shade they know they'll never sit in.
100 Challenge 2017 - 20 points
100 Challenge 2018 - 20 points
100 Challenge 2019 - Must do better....

User avatar
Moonraker
Posts: 342
Joined: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:03 pm
Gender: Male
Bike(s): Suzuki SV650S (2000)
Location: Kent
Has liked: 83 times
Been liked: 158 times

Re: Parent Place

Post by Moonraker » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:06 pm

James in Brum wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:56 am
Congratulations to you. The tiredness thing is real. Mine are 3 and 5 and I have not slept through more than one night on the trot for over five years. The thing about the tiredness is the impact on relationships. Things that might not have mattered too much really do when you are tired. Try to always give each other the benefit of the doubt.
There are steps where it gets easier, 6 weeks is the first, it will change, it will not always be hard in the way it currently is.
Sounds like you have the rewards already happening, it’s not only hard. Don’t be afraid to ask questions anonymously on Mumsnet. But do filter the responses. I found reading around attachment helpful. Reusable nappies are not as difficult as they seem if you have a tumble dryer.
Enjoy watching what you like on the telly whilst they don’t get it. I really enjoyed watching Pulp fiction with my daughter when she was about 12 months old when I realised she was starting to watch the tv so my last chance. CBeebies since then.
It’s okay tI it hard and not to.
That's good to know, thank you. We're really determined to be a team, which is working well so far.

We also read up on attachment. Having been in hospital for a few days we utilised the advice only midwives as much as possible. I'm a big fan of the baby carrier. It's been really helpful. The hospital loaned us a kangawrap while we were there. I would take kiddo in the wrap and go for a wonder or a cup of tea while my wife would sleep. It was great to have my hands free while walking around. I'll even sat and completed an essay while she was in the wrap asleep.

Yes, kiddo is subject to the rugby at the moment. However, overall the day seems to fly by quickly at the moment so haven't had much time watch it. We've had family visitors which has also taken time, but we've basically used a booking system with visitors now, to keep it in check :D
A society grows when old men plant trees whose shade they know they'll never sit in.
100 Challenge 2017 - 20 points
100 Challenge 2018 - 20 points
100 Challenge 2019 - Must do better....

User avatar
Moonraker
Posts: 342
Joined: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:03 pm
Gender: Male
Bike(s): Suzuki SV650S (2000)
Location: Kent
Has liked: 83 times
Been liked: 158 times

Re: Parent Place

Post by Moonraker » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:07 pm

James in Brum wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:57 am
Oh and the more you put in the more you get out. In the first few months I got up every wake up and did nappy before my wife fed the midsized they see me as someone who meets their needs even though I have to go out to work.
Yep, team work makes the dream work and all that. All about this :thumb:
A society grows when old men plant trees whose shade they know they'll never sit in.
100 Challenge 2017 - 20 points
100 Challenge 2018 - 20 points
100 Challenge 2019 - Must do better....

User avatar
Moonraker
Posts: 342
Joined: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:03 pm
Gender: Male
Bike(s): Suzuki SV650S (2000)
Location: Kent
Has liked: 83 times
Been liked: 158 times

Re: Parent Place

Post by Moonraker » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:08 pm

Six30 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:17 am
get em out the house and working as soon as :thumb:
Ha! I need them to have a decent living to fund my retirement so I'll need to be picky!!
A society grows when old men plant trees whose shade they know they'll never sit in.
100 Challenge 2017 - 20 points
100 Challenge 2018 - 20 points
100 Challenge 2019 - Must do better....

User avatar
Moonraker
Posts: 342
Joined: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:03 pm
Gender: Male
Bike(s): Suzuki SV650S (2000)
Location: Kent
Has liked: 83 times
Been liked: 158 times

Re: Parent Place

Post by Moonraker » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:33 pm

JRH wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:09 pm
Moonraker wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:41 am
JRH wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:00 pm
Congrats @Moonraker and Mrs Moonraker.

It does get better, it’s just the first 30 years or so. :wink:
Then she will get a bike of her own and you get to do dad and daughter ride outs. :cheers:
Thank you.

Ah, a long wait I see :lol:

Well to be honest I haven't been on my bike since she got pregnant essentially :cry: . I don't blame my wife - she loved being on the bike but appeared to have a mindset change when she got pregnant and how she is here, I'm "too precious to lose". This thought is influenced by news and multiple medical programs that show bikers being mangled in crashes.
However, I am optimistic that this will change and I'll get to have some leisure ride outs. :D
You can pillion a toddler, right? :shock:
NO..... that’s what panniers and top boxes are for. :D
Could you imagine?

Also, doesn't it need a netted part so the child can see the views? :lol:
Last edited by Moonraker on Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.
A society grows when old men plant trees whose shade they know they'll never sit in.
100 Challenge 2017 - 20 points
100 Challenge 2018 - 20 points
100 Challenge 2019 - Must do better....

User avatar
JRH
The Hoggfather!
Posts: 4532
Joined: Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:10 am
Gender: Male
Bike(s): Bandit1250
Location: Warwickshire
Challenge score: 250
Has liked: 861 times
Been liked: 999 times

Re: Parent Place

Post by JRH » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:38 pm

Moonraker wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:33 pm
JRH wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:09 pm
Moonraker wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:41 am


Thank you.

Ah, a long wait I see :lol:

Well to be honest I haven't been on my bike since she got pregnant essentially :cry: . I don't blame my wife - she loved being on the bike but appeared to have a mindset change when she got pregnant and how she is here, I'm "too precious to lose". This thought is influenced by news and multiple medical programs that show bikers being mangled in crashes.
However, I am optimistic that this will change and I'll get to have some leisure ride outs. :D
You can pillion a toddler, right? :shock:
NO..... that’s what panniers and top boxes are for. :D
Could you imagine?

Also, doesn't it need a netted part so the child can see the views? :lol:
Nah. The little one will be asleep. Gently lulled by the motion of the bike. :thumb:
Current Bandit 1250 :D
Previous GP125 GSX250 GT750(had 2) GPX750



2020 challenge 100


Pubs 6 / 10
Churches 10 / 10
West Midlands 2 / 12
South Wales 1 / 12
Hoggs Bonus 1 / 15

Return to “General Chat”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CommonCrawl [Bot], Mickly, S-Westerly, Swagman and 2 guests