So you've ruined your life...

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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by Tomous » Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:18 am

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:Thanks again for the kind words guys, warm fuzzy feels all round :wub:.

Are there many of us in the Ruined Life club? Have to admit, I've ignored this thread pretty much entirely until now, so I only know of other parents from references in other threads. I need to learn the ropes so I can gang up on non-parents and tell them how tired I am, and start all my posts with "As a dad..." :slol:.

When we talk about good sleeping habits, is that just literally sticking to a schedule so it's always nap/bed time at the same point every day?

You can tell I have absolutely no idea :lol:.



Ours was an absolute nightmare with sleep, we had real issues with him and ended up doing a course with a sleep consultant. A few months ago he'd absolutely refuse to go to sleep if he wasn't in someone's arms (which you can imagine is very unpractical) and now as I type this, he's asleep in his cot next door as good as gold, so she definitely helped us a lot. There's lots of things you can do, but consistency with schedule and routine goes a long way, as well as not teaching bad habits-it was our fault he was reliant on sleeping on someone. Of course, some babies are no issue with their sleep at all, and will sleep fine anywhere, it's a bit of a lottery!

I wouldn't worry too much though, you pick up the basics really quickly. As an overgrown manchild who didn't want to grow up (as my wife affectionally calls me), even I managed to get the hang of it....

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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by Drumstick » Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:00 am

Our daughter would also refuse to go to sleep. Each evening we had to lay her her down, read her a story, stroke her forehead and sing to her for up to 90 minutes until she fell asleep. If we tried to leave the room before she had fallen asleep she'd scream the house down and we'd have to start the process all over again.

Eventually we got to the point where we couldn't do it anymore, it was so exhausting. After watching one of those programmes on TV about getting kids to sleep, where they would just pop the child into bed, say goodnight and leave, we tried it. First night she screamed the house down. We would reset her and leave again, but gradually leave more and more time between each interval. This worked after about 4 days and it was so liberating.

Now she has a quick story and that's it.

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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by Dowbocop » Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:44 pm

Daytime hours:
Do you need a wee?
No
Do you need a wee?
No
Do you need a wee?
No...Daddy I weed in my pants.

Half past one in the morning:
DADDY I MUST URINATE IN THE TOILET LEST THE ABSORBENT DISPOSABLE UNDERWEAR BECOMES MOIST

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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by Tomous » Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:34 pm

Here's something they don't prepare you for: baby headbutts.

strawberry float me, it's starting to feel personal :lol:

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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by Moggy » Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:41 pm

Tomous wrote:Here's something they don't prepare you for: baby headbutts.

strawberry float me, it's starting to feel personal :lol:


Just wait until you get a 4 year old deliberately punching you in the nuts.

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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by Rax » Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:25 am

My son has taken to using me as a stress reliever, punching, pulling hair, grabbing ears, pinching nose, he does it all. The worst part is he thinks its strawberry floating hilarious if I do similar to him to teach him it hurts so me grabbing his ear is like Im egging him on and he does it even more. I have to admit though its great fun cos he loves being thrown around and playing rugby on the trampoline with him is brilliant.

Also, congrats Ob, dont overthink it, noone has an idea what theyre doing, just do your best and youll be grand.

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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by Tomous » Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:14 am

Not sure he should still be doing that at 24, Rax

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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by Jenuall » Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:20 am

Come on now, the officially sanctioned joke "kid is older than expected" age is 28. Get it right!

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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by Tomous » Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:47 am

I'm a renegade :cool:

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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by Rax » Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:01 am

Tomous wrote:Not sure he should still be doing that at 24, Rax

Disciplining kids is hard at any age.


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