Originally posted by NuroSlam
So its father's day today and I have to work 18 hours.
They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that … that doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests. That’s right. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table and think about how badly they’re getting #ed by a system that threw them overboard 30 #in’ years ago. They don’t want that. You know what they want? They want obedient workers … Obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork. And just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly #tier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it, and now they’re coming for your Social Security money.
Originally posted by NuroSlam
So its father's day today and I have to work 18 hours. You do what you have to do to support your children. I try not to mince words and tend to speak my mind.
I'm a single father of a wonderfully bright 6 year old girl that I will give my life for if I need to. When shes here with me, I let her be a kid, something I don't see a lot of parents do any more. Like most little girls, she likes to dress up, the big gaudy jewellery, princess gowns etc. She also likes to play with make-up and nail polish. While I'm not to happy about the whole Disney indoctrination of girls, I am but one of two parents with limited time to instill in her the values that I hold dear.
From the age of four she has put make up on me, painted my nails, put horribly awful looking stuff in my hair with a true sense of glee. Its not uncommon for her to want to walk to the store to get a snack after this happens. Now, after two years I can honestly say I have never dreaded walking out the door like this, I don't care what people think of me one bit so I just roll with it. I do pay attention to the reactions of those around me though, and I find it very amusing. "Men" snicker and giggle like little school girls when I brandish my Tinkerbell wallet she gave me for fathers day 2 years ago. They look at me like I am out of my mind with 6 different colors of nail polish on. In fact I'm writing this because I made a post saying I got distracted while having my toenails painted to explain my forgetting to link to a site in an OP. The one reply was "I'm a man, that would never happen to me"
The women's reactions are exactly the opposite, they say how cute, how great of a dad I am that I would allow her to do these things and not worry about anyone else's actions. I have in fact scored a couple of dates!
So you think you are a real man, macho and ready to take on the world, but can you set all that aside for a precious little soul that you care and love?edit on 19-6-2011 by NuroSlam because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by 0288796
Originally posted by FoxStriker
Then he should mention that its in response to another thread... hell, a real man would have won the arguement on the original thread, not retreat and start another thread with no explanation.
A real man would have won the argument in the real world. If the OP is such a "real man", let him confront face to face in the real world the guys who are mocking him (if indeed they were).
I agree with your post entirely.
Originally posted by FoxStriker
IT'S about him wanting to be reasured that he's a man... thats it. He want revenge for being mocked by other men...
and no offence to the OP, but thats not a definition of a real man in any situation... its the last refuge of a coward... To insult other men who are not like you... which is the very arguement he's argueing. Thats Sad
Originally posted by facchino
Fantastic - what a great post that really made me smile....
I like you am a single dad with 2 and 3 year old girls and although they haven't got the paint out like that yet I would probably do the same - I don't care less what people think anymore (I used to) but as long as you're having quality time with your kids thats all that matters..Try whizzing on the trolley down an aisle in the supermarket shouting weeeeeeeee - they love it but you dont half get some stares of people
As for the numpty who said you were spoiling her on page 1 (not read past that yet so don't know if he has had replies) but people like you are so sad.
Most parents know what the line is - but are you suggesting they should stop their children having fun and just being kids - great to see a parent actually interacting with their child and not just dropping them in front of a DVD and leaving them to it. Seriously what a ridiculous post to lower the tone of this topic - shame on you.
Originally posted by gabby2011
I didn't lower the "tone" of the topic , and excuse me ,but I do see a father who indulges his daughter in this manner , and enjoying the attention he gets when he goes out , as a bit of an odd type of attention seeker. All the rest of you who call it "quality time" bonding, I beg to differ.
yet the fact that I in shared a brief moment in time that doesn't fit your supposed idea of a man means I don't do anything else with my daughter.
I think its wonderful a father spends time with his daughter..and I encourage them to do so. My dad taught me how to count and add, by teaching me crib...he taught me how to throw and catch a ball, as well as "nail" it with a bat. He took me swimming ,taught me how to ride a bike, and many other life lessons. Never once did he let me "do " his hair ,or paint his toes , but I sure remember what he did teach me. All very valuable to me as a kid.
Originally posted by Windows
Nuroslam I read your post and all I can say is that when it comes time for me to settle down and have kids that I turn out to be exactly how you are with your daughter, you show how much you care about your daughter and would easily sacrifice something of importance to make sure that your daughter is happy.
You see all them parents out there but I actually think that some of them could learn a thing or two from you on how to properly be a parent, the TV isn't a babysitter.
Originally posted by sliceNodice
Your kid will become spoiled rotten, you know that right?A lesson that has been long forgotten in the west. Perhaps that is why these men think you shouldn't pander to your daughters every desire. It's one thing to love your daughter more than anything in the world, it's another thing to be blinded by love and make foolish decisions that will hurt your child dearly in the long run.
Eventually, your daughter will grow to expect these things from you. She will be astonished when you tell her you have a very important business meeting to attend that could cost you your job, and you are sorry you can't make her birthday. She will hate you for it, she will abuse you until you feel like **** and never forgive you. She will tell all her friends the story and conveniently leave out some details because she is a lying scumbag due to your bad parenting. She will struggle in her life because of her huge personality flaws and endure endless amounts of pain.
If you really love your daughter, you will stay focused, and make the right decision based on thought, and not emotion, like a real man.
Originally posted by MJZoo
I change my daughters diapers and dress her.
I've only been a Dad for 8 days
Happy Fathers Day!