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Jinx

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Sep 25, 2005
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Well she's doing it wrong. :rofl: Because she asks me what to do. I tell her. "No, MOM, that won't work because *ridiculous reason*"

"Okay, try *this*"

"OMG, no, MOM, you don't even get it."

:uh:
And it's not like you can just tell her you've dealt with assholes like OT for the last 15 years to buff your "dealing with assholes" cred
 
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The Grand Inquisitor

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Mar 14, 2005
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My wife gave up $400k/year :hsd:

Money isn't happiness. Easy for me to say since I also have a high paying career, but it is certainly a cut.

Edit: We decided that we wanted to raise our children ourselves rather than a nanny, spend time with them as parents - not as a career power couple. Definitely going to be an adjustment, but one that we both think is going to be worth it in the end.

:werd:
 

JZA

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Oct 21, 2004
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I guess I have no idea how to talk to my 12 year old daughter lol at least not about her incessant friend drama. She will call me at work (I always answer) and just rant about stuff that's stupid to me but I know is like super important to her. I'll listen, I'll calmly suggest things that she can do to resolve the matter, have her shoot my perfectly reasonable ideas down, rinse, repeat until she's basically yelling at ME. So then I'm yelling and saying outrageous things like "JUST TELL THEM THEY'RE ALL STUPID PIECES OF SHIT THEN FUCK" And it's just a mess. :hs: Not even a teenager yet FML.
This is pretty much being a husband listening to wife problems at work. lmaoooo
 

shreddedchicken

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Mar 31, 2016
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What camera do you guys use for taking baby/kids pics? iPhone 13p is convenient but I find when I print them out using Costco or shuttlefly the quality ain’t great. Taking out my dslr 6d around the house or outside at the park is kind of PITA..
 

crotch

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Oct 12, 2001
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What camera do you guys use for taking baby/kids pics? iPhone 13p is convenient but I find when I print them out using Costco or shuttlefly the quality ain’t great. Taking out my dslr 6d around the house or outside at the park is kind of PITA..
i just watched a video about how iphone is 12mp which is perfect for social media sharing or sending to other peoples phones but 12mp when blowing the pic up isn’t that great. so maybe if you wanted you could get an android like a galaxy or something with a larger sensor and higher mp like a 48mp camera and just use that spare phone for pics you plan on blowing up?
 

DasVWBabe

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Sep 25, 2002
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What camera do you guys use for taking baby/kids pics? iPhone 13p is convenient but I find when I print them out using Costco or shuttlefly the quality ain’t great. Taking out my dslr 6d around the house or outside at the park is kind of PITA..
I have a pixel 3. Husband still has a pixel 2 - both of us have had photos printed through Google photos and they look great. Probably not 8x10 level though I haven't printed anything of that size that wasn't professionally shot. But up to 5x7 looked great, imo.
 
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Aug 7, 2006
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Fort Apache
What camera do you guys use for taking baby/kids pics? iPhone 13p is convenient but I find when I print them out using Costco or shuttlefly the quality ain’t great. Taking out my dslr 6d around the house or outside at the park is kind of PITA..
Nikon dslr with a 50mm

Sony rx100
 

Remy Bressant

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Jul 24, 2015
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My wife decided not to go back to work now that her maternity leave for our second is drawing to a close. She never was really happy with her chosen career. The stress certainly outweighed the benefit for her. She loves being there for our kids.

Proud of her for making that call. She worked her ass off to get where she is. There’s no way it would be easy to give up.
Is she going to do something else or be a stay at home mom?
 
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jaunt

jaunt

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Aug 7, 2006
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How's the fam doing?
Much better, microdosing and therapy has been a huge help. We are taking a break from boozing, we've both started intermittent fasting, she started working out again, we are adamant about not turning into fat parents like most of the people we know. After being married for ten years and having a kid it's so easy to let your health slide. For whatever reason she was in a mental funk which spills over into the physical realm, we both have a renewed outlook on things.
 

Remy Bressant

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Jul 24, 2015
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yesterday picking him up from daycare another dad was coming in behind me through the gate and i press the doorbell, here comes my kid and the guy behind me had already picked his up from the playground area and here he comes to rant at the employees “he had a rock in his mouth just now i wanted yall to know”

like yes this is less than satisfactory but his statement made me giggle i had to walk away like

bro they are gonna eat rocks calm down
I remember seeing the neurotic first time parents losing their shit over laughable things at daycare
“He had SAND in his DIAPER!”
Well yeah Karen, he we living his best life in the sandbox with the other kids, chill out little Paxton will be fine”
 
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