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MusingsBirddog
Nov 3, 2001 10:58 AM
1) Hey Dog, how was the opera? Didja eat any bait and crackers? I hope you didn't like the opera too much, because you're gonna have to cut it out now that you have a small Dog on the way. You have to get your priorities straight, and cutting out opera is the only chance at normalcy that you'll have for awhile. Spinchicks tests are really right on ther mark. You probably laughed, but let me tell you, they are all true. As a for instance, one year fram Jan 1 to Aug 1, I had spent over $800 for MD visits and amoxycillin alone for my 2 little ones that are 19 months apart.

2) Delia, you don't have to go, just don't read those type posts. I always scan the posts and the headlines first to get a feel for what is being discussed. At the very least, the first post is usually a clue, and you can just check out. Topics that are best suited for barber/beauty shops, (politics, religion, creation etc) are best left at the barber/beauty shop where they can be discussed in person. This forum is much better suited for discussing food, friendships and flatulence.
re: MusingsDog
Nov 5, 2001 6:37 AM
Wife too tired and nauseated. Stayed home. "Season tickets" are just 4 performances, anyway (this is Fresno), spread over 6 months, so it was not like it was going to become a lifesyle.

I forwarded Spinchick's test to my wife, and she replied, "that's for people who have MONSTERS." Oh, boy. Her immaculate house is in for trouble. White sofa - history. Wood blinds - I'm sure they'll be ripped down. You get the picture. Sad thing is, I'm sure that no matter what happens, it will be my fault somehow.

Good health insurance. 'Nuff said.

Doug
re: monstersJs Haiku Shop
Nov 5, 2001 6:57 AM
she's in for a double shot of reality. this is typical kid stuff, maybe even well-behaved little sweeties. you don't want to know about the monsters.

wood blinds=safe. get those safety rollers for the blind cords. you won't have to worry much about them until crawling/walking time.

for sale, one white sofa.

move anything electronic, breakable, edible, and/or valuable above three feet. NOW.

immaculate house? wanted: one housekeeper. full time.

DOG, not to say or imply that you wife is currently residing in a land of fantasy, but...i was the surrogate partner for my aunt when her husband was serving aboard a carrier six years back. we did the birthing thing together (she did the birthing, i did the [im]moral support), which was interesting. funny, this: before pregnancy (she was 30ish), she was 100% self-absorbed. no, 200%. she changed, **literally**, overnight, upon the birth of her first (now she has two). she's supermom now. like two completely different people.
WHITE COUCH!!! OPERA IN FRESNO!!!Birddog
Nov 5, 2001 6:57 AM
Yeah you're really in for it, but it is an amazing experience. "you're either on the bus or you're off the bus".
The comment about the $800 for MDs and Amoxycillin wasn't about the money, it's about the shear enormity of small hassles. We had a continual supply of that pink stuff (the size of a mayonaise jar as I recall) in our fridge for about 5 years. Ear infections were as common as diaper changes there for awhile. "wife nauseated" Oh, oh, morning sickness already. Another fun aspect of the parenting process.

On the good side, we just reminisced with our now 18 year old daughter about the time her older brother cut her hair when they were about 3 and 5 respectively. Just one of many fun and amusing incidents.
hmmmmm...more fun...Js Haiku Shop
Nov 5, 2001 7:08 AM
ear infections once a month for a year, visits to the doc twice or more per month, 'til we finally had PE tubes put in his ears. these came out in a week, we had to go back. of course, this is outpatient surgery at the crack of dawn in his footed-furry pajamas. anasthesia + kids = plenty of time to cut fingernails. that second time for tubes, doc also took out his adenoids. gosh, that was a fun few months.

then, at fifteen months, we discover he's highly independent, and quite aggressive about not being hassled by other kids at school. he tells us with his teeth. at the daycare we put him in at the expense of two week's adjustment for sleep and eating cycles, 20% higher tuition and 8 miles (one way) of additional driving to get there, through heavy traffic. of course, he got kicked out. d'oh! little troublemaker...we need to get him a leather jacket, size 4t, and some tiny brass knuckles.

my boss says to get him one of those football mouthpieces.
Heh, heh..monsters? Oh yeah, but it'll be YOUR monster.Spinchick
Nov 5, 2001 7:56 AM
I wouldn't fret too much, babies have way of throwing your life into this really cool tailspin. When you finally start to slow down, you realize suddenly your priorities have done a 180 degree turn - and you're perfectly okay with it.

BTW, may as well sell the white couch now. When we bought new rugs for our LR and DR floors, we picked patterns with colors that matched spit-up and yellow dog hair.
omg! your kid has yellow dog hair! nmJs Haiku Shop
Nov 5, 2001 8:03 AM
Actually, two of them do...Spinchick
Nov 5, 2001 8:44 AM
the Lab and the Golden Retriever/Chow mix. They were the first "kids." Of course, only "dog people" will relate to this. The rest will probably just flame me.
KidsMiklos
Nov 5, 2001 3:03 PM
My wife I's kids include 2 German Shepherds, 2 cats (barn cats) and two horses (soon to be 3). None of the human kind though.

Miklos
19 months apart=glutton for suffering. nmJs Haiku Shop
Nov 5, 2001 6:48 AM
19 months apart=glutton for suffering. nmBirddog
Nov 5, 2001 7:01 AM
I wouldn't want them any closer, but it wasn't too bad. The diaper bill was a bit excessive there for awhile though.
HOW do you find ride time? wife must be angel. nmJs Haiku Shop
Nov 5, 2001 7:02 AM
Son is 19 and So in college, Daughter is 18 and HS Senior nmBirddog
Nov 5, 2001 8:10 PM
Opera D'Fresno??Placido Domingo
Nov 6, 2001 8:44 AM
Just out of curiosity, what does the opera season in Fresno consist of?
Is it a local company (gag!!!), or are they by travelling companies??