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Postby SoCalHiker » Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:44 pm

Congrats also. Your life will be different. There will be many sleepless nights and other worries, but it's all worth it.

Still find it a bit strange that you told it first a bunch of strangers though :wink:
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Postby butitsadryheat » Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:01 pm

Congrats Marc

Your life will never be the same as it is now. It will be better! Truly! Try and get your sleep now, as it may not be possible for awhile in a few months!

And like many have said...the mountains will be there when you're ready to return.

The pickles and ice cream is clever, btw. They should get it
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Postby The Chief » Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:04 pm

Think of it as an 18 year Big Wall with lots of A5 pitches in store.

Congrats!

BTW, no need to get fat. There will be many opportunities for you and your kid to go do stuff, together, in the great outdoors. Even go climbing....
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Postby Dave K » Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:26 pm

Congratulations Marc!
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Postby Ejnar Fjerdingstad » Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:55 pm

Congratulations and best wishes, Marc. By the way, don't think all the problems are over once they become 18! You will be a father for the rest of your life, sometimes it is great fun, at other times it may be trying, but upon the whole I recommend it.
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Postby goldenhopper » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:05 pm

Well done Marc! Now just be sure the little one leans to the left. :wink: :lol:
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Postby Dow Williams » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:44 pm

NancyHands wrote:Well done Marc! Now just be sure the little one leans to the left. :wink: :lol:


Based on his/her dad harping about conservative values at him/her, that will be a given!!! Another vote for Obama it is.
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Postby JasonH » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:45 pm

Congrats Marc! Enjoy sleep while you can. :lol:
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Postby billisfree » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:47 am

And 16 years down the line... your kid is sick and tired of "old dad" who can't climb like the young ones.
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Postby chicagotransplant » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:03 pm

Congrats to you and your wife! I can tell its very hard for you to contain your excitement, glad you were able to find a way to let the cat out of the bag without getting in trouble :D
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Postby butitsadryheat » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:00 pm

Dougb wrote:You're not doomed, sure things go slower with your kid, a lot slower, but some of the best days I ever had were spent with her. Not long ago we were hiking along, checking out the flowers and lizards and squirrels, and she told me I was the best dad in the whole world, just out of the blue she said that, and wow did it make me feel happy. The neat thing about kids is that they are so innocent, it is refreshing. It's hard to believe, but all of us were that way at one time.


great post. those moments are indeed unbeatable
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Postby mrchad9 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:18 pm

Dougb wrote:The neat thing about kids is that they are so innocent, it is refreshing. It's hard to believe, but all of us were that way at one time.

Good luck convincing my sister of that!
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