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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 11:45 AM
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It's really hard to look cool, when you're a parent...
:rofl:

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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 11:46 AM
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1. You mean those aren't all sex toys?
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 11:48 AM
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3. Bwahaha!
Nope! Just toddler paraphernalia, which he have in great excess.

:D
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miss_american_pie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 11:48 AM
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2. Oh come on
You aren't covered in nearly enough body fluids to properly demonstrate parent uncoolness. :hi:
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 11:49 AM
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5. Well, I don't really want to look, but
I'm pretty sure based on the sounds involved that Jack just rubbed snot in the back of my hair.
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miss_american_pie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 11:51 AM
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Ewwww
I was so unbelievably happy when my older kid learned how to blow his own nose.
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 11:53 AM
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8. Lol! The things we take joy in, huh?
I just had a wiffle ball shoved down the back of my jeans. Attention-seeking behavior, anyone? :P
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anarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 11:49 AM
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4. at least that's cooler than walking around with all that stuff
and not being a parent. That would be a little bit...odd.
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:14 PM
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22. Lol!
Good point.

:rofl:
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pdx_prog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 11:50 AM
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6. Nah, I think you would look cool regardless...
What IS that in your mouth though?

:hi:
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 11:51 AM
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7. A wooden, segmented snake.
We have three of them. Because everyone needs three wooden snakes.

:eyes:
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pdx_prog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 11:56 AM
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10. There HAS to be a comeback for that....
Damned if I can think of one though...lol

:yoiks:
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 11:54 AM
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9. Nah. You look cool regardless.
Besides, being a good parent is very cool!
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:14 PM
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21. Awww!
You're right, being a good parent IS cool. At least in my mind!

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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 11:58 AM
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11. i have this sexual thing for women
with wooden snakes in their teeth :D
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:13 PM
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20. Well, now we know what to get Mrs. Matcom for Christmas.
Glitter and a wooden snake.
:D
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:15 PM
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23. if you tell me you ALSO have Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots...
i'll need to excuse myself for 9-12 minutes :D
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:19 PM
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28. They're in the den closet.
But I think they've been rock'd and sock'd into an unusable state.

:rofl:
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:26 PM
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32. i'll be in there if you need me
:bounce:
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 04:28 PM
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52. Wooden snake? Shit, I thought that was a hose to a hookah pipe.
And you can't get any cooler than that
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 12:00 PM
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12. I know, tell me about it.
Like rocking out to a tune in your minivan and then noticing a pack of teenagers in the next car laughing at you. :blush: while your kids are in the back yelling "Mooooommmmmmm stop. You are soooo embarrassing!"
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:12 PM
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19. Bwahaha!
My Mom went through a phase where she was obsessed with bagpipe music. Naturally, I was in junior high, and it was like a secret horror of mine that my friends would find out!
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:15 PM
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24. But I'm a coooool mom
Damn it! I was rockin' to Incubus for crying out loud. It's not like I was singing a Tiffany song or anything. My oldest keeps saying "Mom, you look like a teenager." and she doesn't say it in a way that sounds at all complementary. :rofl:
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:18 PM
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26. My oldest is eight, so he's not QUITE as mortified by me yet.
But I am sure he will be, in a few more years!
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:19 PM
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27. Mine is 9
Get ready for it. :rofl:
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:20 PM
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29. Oh shit.
So I've got four months left...

:scared: :rofl:
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Divameow77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:47 PM
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41. 9 year old here too
and its already started. Of course I take the opportunity to embarrass him when I can :evilgrin:
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:46 PM
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39. my son actually yells at me
mom, your music is too loud!

(old and prematurely deaf old punk parent here!)
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Bassic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:02 PM
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13. Yeah, but you manage it a lot better that I do
Unless I'm doing this:



Then I can hold my own a bit :D
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:10 PM
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16. Yes! Outside our natural habitat, we can fake it.
Mostly. Until we reach into our pocket to pull out our cell phone and instead retrieve a pacifier and a dirty baby sock.


:D
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Bassic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:11 PM
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18. That's actually happened to me once
:D

It was a pacifier :D
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:06 PM
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14. Meh. Looking cool is overrated. I'm into dorks.
:hi:
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:08 PM
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15. Well, then you'd just looove me!
I managed, about ten minutes ago, to sustain a bleeding wound from the prickly-side of a piece of velcro.

:eyes: :rofl:
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:10 PM
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17. What can I say?
:yourock:
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:17 PM
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25. Maybe not cool in that picture, but definitely beautiful
and dignified. Okay, maybe not dignified either... you get my point. :7
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:21 PM
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30. Lol!
I'll take that for the lovely, if disjointed, compliment that it appears to be! Thanks!

:thumbsup: :D
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:26 PM
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31. Well, it is pretty impressive actually
that you can carry all that stuff and still have a hookah in your mouth...

That's pretty damn cool if you ask me!

RL
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:37 PM
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35. It's called "multi-tasking."

Which is a necessary aptitude for any parent, as I'm sure you well know!
:7
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:47 PM
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40. it does look like a hookah, doesn't it!
he he
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:34 PM
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33. By the way...
Something's sticking out of your top. Looks like a bra tag or something.

:rofl:

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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:35 PM
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34. I think it's a piece of my hair that's wedged in there.
But you can think whatever you want... :P
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:39 PM
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36. I was wrong- it's the pendant on my necklace.
I had to go look at the bigger pic to tell. It was bugging me.
:crazy:
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:43 PM
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37. Square hair?
Rare.

Especially there.




Cue George Carlin...

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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 02:00 PM
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45. I revised my explanation, but just for you- here's what it is:
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 02:04 PM
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46. ...



















I'm sorry. Were you saying something?

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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:44 PM
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38. yeah
I always felt that when I would be dressed in my indie rock chick gear, big boots and Ramones t-shirt and wiping the kid's nose....


that's a great picture!
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S n o w b a l l Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:48 PM
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42. I'm not a parent.....
...but, sometimes I wish I was so I'd have an excuse! :D
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Divameow77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:48 PM
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43. My son has that same claw toy
your holding :-)
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:54 PM
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44. JackMN uses it to beat people.
:eyes:
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Divameow77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 04:25 PM
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51. Yup
pretty much here too
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 02:05 PM
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47. What is that - a Hookah you're sucking on?
:shrug:
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 02:10 PM
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48. No. It's a wooden, segmented snake!
Damn it!


:rofl:
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 03:16 PM
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49. I can sooooo relate.
for my 13 yr old son, there's no way I can either look cool or BE cool. It's just not happenin', at least in his eyes.... :eyes:

Great pix, btw! Good multi-tasking. :D
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swimboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 03:43 PM
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50. It's already apparent you're way cool.

:loveya:
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