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#1 barney_rebel

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 10:23 AM

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 10:47 AM

"There are NEVER diaper changing stations in men's public restrooms," he wrote.

Not true.  I stopped reading at that point.

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 10:53 AM

View Postgoose, on 15 March 2015 - 10:47 AM, said:

"There are NEVER diaper changing stations in men's public restrooms," he wrote.

Not true.  I stopped reading at that point.

Yeah, no shit

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:07 AM

View Postgoose, on 15 March 2015 - 10:47 AM, said:

"There are NEVER diaper changing stations in men's public restrooms," he wrote.

Not true.  I stopped reading at that point.

I stopped reading at "Ashton Kutcher"

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:07 AM

View Postgoose, on 15 March 2015 - 10:47 AM, said:

"There are NEVER diaper changing stations in men's public restrooms," he wrote.

Not true.  I stopped reading at that point.

There is one in the bathroom men's at my church. In my experience there are diaper stations in the Mens room more often than not. Maybe East Texas is just a lot more progressive than southern California ;)

Im not really sure how any of those things are that revolutionary, not completely sure what number 3 is, but most dads I know do all of the other 4

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:09 AM

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:21 AM

This chick needs to take this message to the projects.

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:23 AM

What a steaming pile that is unless this thing was penned in the 1950's.... :|

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:25 AM

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This chick needs to take this message to the projects.
No. 1 would be to actually have a "father" or "dad" to attempt to do the remaining 5... :sigh:

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:26 AM

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What a steaming pile that is unless this thing was penned in the 1950's.... :|
That, or she came from a family with a batshit crazy mom who scared off the dude who was the sperm donor

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:30 AM

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View PostNarpsberg, on 15 March 2015 - 11:23 AM, said:

What a steaming pile that is unless this thing was penned in the 1950's.... :|
That, or she came from a family with a batshit crazy mom who scared off the dude who was the sperm donor
Truth be told this would have done my dad some good but he is 80 and was raised in a different era. To his credit he was always there earning the majority of the bucks and still is always there. Also to his credit I and my three siblings played sports all year round and I can never recall a game of mine that he didn't attend. The man cared and still does but just shows it in a different way...

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 12:12 PM

Yep. I dont ever rememeber my dad taking me to a park or anything like that. But he did always coach my baseball teams etc. I am different I do all kinds of stuff with my kid but I am sure he loved and still does love me like I love my kid. I am not sure but until my son was born I doubt he ever carrried a diaper bag around. Ha.

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 06:45 PM

This thread is a total sausage-fest.  Sorry ladies...


...or not?

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 06:53 PM

View Postgoose, on 15 March 2015 - 06:45 PM, said:

This thread is a total sausage-fest.  Sorry ladies...


...or not?
Shouldn't Not be capitalized?

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 01:19 PM

I did all these things with and for my kids.  So did my father.   All of my friends who are fathers also do these things on a regular basis.   Granted, my social circle is not a truly representative statistical sample of society, but it is pretty broad and I live in supposedly uber conservative, traditional family, blah-blah-blah Texas.

The underlying message of the story seems to be "most men don't do these things" when, in fact, my experience is that most men actually do.

Either this author didn't bother to actually talk to men who are fathers, or she has some really bad personal examples and experiences, or she's just another blogger (with her eyes on the stars.... sorry, couldn't resist the Rush reference) void of any actual sense of journalism.

And, one other thing, I can't remember the last time a public men's restroom in South Texas did *not* have a diaper changing station... and judging from their condition, they are often used.





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