Did you see your kids first steps?

Yeah   2 votes - 16 %
Nah   1 vote - 8 %
Childless People Vote Here   9 votes - 75 %
 
12 Total Votes
Well, by blixco (2.00 / 0) #1 Thu Apr 06, 2006 at 06:02:25 AM EST
I am both happy and sad for you!
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Heh by hulver (4.00 / 3) #2 Thu Apr 06, 2006 at 06:03:49 AM EST
We thought we saw D1's first steps. When told the nursery the next day they said "Oh, she's been walking for weeks, we thought you knew?"

She'd just been hiding it at home, because we'd do stuff for her :)
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first steps by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #12 Thu Apr 06, 2006 at 11:16:21 AM EST
We were looking the other direction.

One minute he was here, then he was there.
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[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman

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Great news! by lm (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu Apr 06, 2006 at 06:09:28 AM EST
But, unfortunately, once they learn to stand and walk, their effective reach extends by almost a meter. Oodles of stuff that used to be `safe' is now a target.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
lucky for cm_uk by garlic (4.00 / 1) #7 Thu Apr 06, 2006 at 07:37:57 AM EST
he's already dealt with this with the other son.


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and todays prize for observation goes to... by codemonkey uk (2.00 / 0) #10 Thu Apr 06, 2006 at 08:01:59 AM EST
:D

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Almost as Smart As you.
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Right by lm (2.00 / 0) #11 Thu Apr 06, 2006 at 08:28:56 AM EST
But stuff that is `safe' for the older elf is not necessarly `safe' for the younger elf. One is old enough to understand that pulling all the tape out of a cassette tape is not a good idea. To the other, it's just fascinating that you can keep pulling and pulling and pulling ...

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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The other good: by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Apr 06, 2006 at 06:17:22 AM EST

The little dude won't remember you weren't there. The important thing is to make sure the house is mobility-proof, as, I'm sure you already know, next thing he'll be climbing stuff, opening cabinets, and jumping off the back of the couch.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
oh man by MillMan (4.00 / 2) #14 Thu Apr 06, 2006 at 03:45:09 PM EST
I totally forgot how much fun flying off the back of the couch was.

Everybody still hates me in this city and I hate everybody.

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It's still pretty awesome by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 2) #15 Thu Apr 06, 2006 at 05:28:44 PM EST

Though my neighbors complain about all the noise.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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WIPO by Cloaked User (4.00 / 1) #5 Thu Apr 06, 2006 at 06:29:56 AM EST
I missed my daughter's first steps, but not only did I see her first crawl, I taught her how to do it - I literally got down on the living room floor and showed her how.


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My dad taught me to drink and smoke by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 2) #6 Thu Apr 06, 2006 at 07:05:32 AM EST

In much the same manner.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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Good! Now that you've spent the first year by wiredog (4.00 / 2) #8 Thu Apr 06, 2006 at 07:43:06 AM EST
getting him to walk and talk, you get to spend the next 17 or so trying to get him to sit down and shut up!

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

ba-dum-tish! by codemonkey uk (4.00 / 2) #9 Thu Apr 06, 2006 at 08:01:06 AM EST
Before you know it it'll be: by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #13 Thu Apr 06, 2006 at 11:17:33 AM EST
"Karl! Karl! Put that down! Don't climb that! Karl! Karl! STOP! STOP RIGHT THERE!"
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[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman