World's craziest dad?  

Catdoc2000 57M
944 posts
8/17/2006 6:15 pm

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8/18/2006 6:55 pm

World's craziest dad?

OK Time to fess up. I spend allot of time thinking about the things I want to teach and show my son. They are of course a reflection of things I have found important or informative to me during my life. I have a load of music I want to introduce him to, mostly stuff he will not hear anywhere else. I have been practicing this on my nieces and nephews with some limited success. I have these bucolic visions of us out camping or driving, me introducing him to the music and then we talk about it and the music he likes.... I have recently gotten a TIVO style PVR for my digital Sat. & along with my DVD burner for the first time in my life I can time shift TV and get a virtually perfect copy of things I like. I was in Japan in the early-mid 80's and didn't get my career established till around 92 so I missed the MTV era as far as videos go so now I'm time shifting VH-1 Classic and burning the videos I like. I have some 700 music videos now and figure that when I hit around 1,000 I'll have all the ones I want. I have transfered these to a HDD and can mix and burn them by genre, yr or make disc's containing all a groups videos in chronological order. I hope that someday he will find these interesting. I have a series of books selected to give him the chance to read as he grows up. Tales of Narnia when he's around 8. Robinson Crusoe when he's 12. The Three Musketeers when he's 13. A bunch of Michenor novels during his high school years with some more "interesting" stuff like Hunter S Thompson sprinkled in. I also have a trip out west planned when he's about 10. We can take a large chunk of the early summer before the crowds kick in do Colorado, the canyon lands of southern Utah the Sierra Nevada's ending with the Mojave desert. That is one of the advantages of waiting till you're over 40 to have your first child, it's easier to take a work sabbatical. I think more and more about how things seemed when I was his age and try to gear my efforts to fit his world. I am afraid that I am building my expectations of our relationship too high. My dad was real low key and let me run free and I think he was a great father. Maybe I'm trying too hard to make my son feel the same way about me?

JuicyBBW1001 54F

8/17/2006 6:35 pm

I am over 40 and had my one and only child when I was in my late 30's. The diva is 6 now. I have done some pretty crazy things too for my daughter all because I didn't have the things I am giving her when I was growing up. Like for example she has been to all the amusement parks in Florida. We took lots of pictures too so she would have those "happy" memories well into her old age.
We are planning a cruise next year and maybe a trip out west sometime in the future because I have never been.
As for music and books she listens too all the music I listen too which are classics like Foreigner, Journey, The Doobie Brothers and many many more. We have spent time reading alot of different books together too mostly the Disney classics and a few others.
So I can understand your need to be a bit crazy but remember the gift of your time no matter what your doing or where your spending time with one another is PRICELESS.


rm_PurryKitty2 48M/50F
9753 posts
8/17/2006 6:38 pm

Just keep being a dad and do what you feel is right!

Purry {=}


dasher121 36M

8/18/2006 11:56 am

great book selection for your kid man!! My dad shared similar stories with me, and I def loved them. One of my favorites was THe Count of Monte Crisco. Great experience!


Catdoc2000 57M

8/18/2006 3:28 pm

GOD Dasher! I'm really freaked out thinking my son may turn out like you! LOL

Juicy I think many our age are taking parenting more seriously than it was say 30yrs ago. The reason can be attributed in no small part to the results of that laize faire parenting IMHO

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