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Just get him his bed; eventually, he'll get into a sleep pattern from being tired. It won't be perfect, but it will happen.

This is what boys do, period. They climb in, they climb out, they climb just for the sake of climbing, even when there's no hope of every going anywhere. When I was exactly that age, I pushed my wooden toybox (two feet by three feet, with a lid) up to my tallboy dresser. I then climbed on the toybox, then over onto the metal swivel handles on the dresser front. I scaled the thing, got onto the top, and dumped baby powder all over myself. My mom heard me climbing down, came in, and found this tiny white ghost with bright blue eyes staring at her.

Another time, I pulled the drawers in the kitchen out and staggered them like steps. I then climbed up, got a Jell-O mold from a top cabinet and some other things, which I donned like armor. When Mom caught me, I shut my eyes and pretended to be asleep, standing up on the counter with my cookwear armor.

And that is what boys are like.

Too True!

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there was an article in the local timeout last week, a woman asking about talking to her teenage boys about masterbation and giving them advice about lotions and lubricants and so on. I found that to be very weird, and I am not looking forward to that period with my kids.

Man, I have a hard enough time talking to ours about scrubbing the undercarriage properly. God help me when THAT day comes around. Maybe I can get uncle T4 to help out on that talk.
post #212 of 354
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You're even entertaining the thought of doing that????

no, I meant the time when they get to that age. they can figure it out themselves, but I am guessing that at one point I am going to se evidence of it, or walk in on it.
post #213 of 354
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Originally Posted by drøn View Post
our first son is in the works and will be done in a few weeks. and right now my wife is driving me crazy with names talk. i would never have imagined how much time you can spend just reeling off names.

now you guys might actually be to some help.
my wife is half japanese with no real connection to japan though, so we would like to call him something that will kind of point to his descent. on the other hand he will grow up in denmark and i want the name to be somewhat recognizable in europe. it should be a name that he will not have to spell out all the time.

any suggestions?

we wanted names that worked in 3 languages, hebrew, english and spanish. we ended up using first middle combinations that worked pretty well.
post #214 of 354
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Same thing for us - we wanted names (two of them) that work in French, Japanese and English. i.e. that are actual proper first names in all three languages. Let me tell you that narrows down the field pretty dramatically.
post #215 of 354
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Same thing for us - we wanted names (two of them) that work in French, Japanese and English. i.e. that are actual proper first names in all three languages. Let me tell you that narrows down the field pretty dramatically.

Yan/Ian??
post #216 of 354
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Same thing for us - we wanted names (two of them) that work in French, Japanese and English. i.e. that are actual proper first names in all three languages. Let me tell you that narrows down the field pretty dramatically.

^

Same for US/Aus. Portuguese/Tetum and Vietnamese. We ended-up with using the middle name to cover some of that
post #217 of 354
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Yan/Ian??

We had a final list of 6 or 7 names. A couple were no no's because of the Japanese meaning. Picked the two we preferred. Don't remember if Yan was on it (is that a Japanese name too?)
post #218 of 354
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We had a final list of 6 or 7 names. A couple were no no's because of the Japanese meaning. Picked the two we preferred. Don't remember if Yan was on it (is that a Japanese name too?)


PM names, curious...
post #219 of 354
Picking a name is hard enough, makes me glad we only had to consider honky.
post #220 of 354
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We had a final list of 6 or 7 names. A couple were no no's because of the Japanese meaning. Picked the two we preferred. Don't remember if Yan was on it (is that a Japanese name too?)

i would really like to know that list...purrrlease
post #221 of 354
When picking names, I think it's worth looking into what the most popular names are in case you want to avoid them. Originally, I had wanted to name my son after one of my favorite singers, Aidan. Turns out that Aidan and its variants are the most common names for his age group, so we went with something else. I never would have guessed, but now all his classmates are named Aidan, Braiden, Jayden, etc.
post #222 of 354
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i would really like to know that list...purrrlease

Seven was one of them

post #223 of 354
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post
no, I meant the time when they get to that age. they can figure it out themselves, but I am guessing that at one point I am going to se evidence of it, or walk in on it.

My son's sixteen, and nothing (apparent) so far. Thank the Mighty Lord above.
post #224 of 354
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My son's sixteen, and nothing (apparent) so far. Thank the Mighty Lord above.

amen. I am not looking forward to that.
post #225 of 354
Savor the time with your child it might seem like forever but it passes quickly Teach by example " the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree"
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