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Postby FroDawg on Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:42 pm

Congrats SOAM. Enjoy every minute of watching the little guy grow. Before ya know, your #1 is 35 and you look back on how quickly that time went by. I love being a Dad and I know you will too.
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Postby Codeblue on Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:07 pm

Kramerica wrote:It's not the money so much as the freedom that just evaporates.

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Postby tourist504 on Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:58 am

jjbehren wrote:We actually saved money for a while after having the first kid. We stopped going out and spending money at bars and nice-ish dinners. Then the daycare starts, and that's like a 2nd mortgage.

This, but you gotta cook. Grocery pickup services help, too.
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Postby jmagee87 on Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:09 pm

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jjbehren wrote:We actually saved money for a while after having the first kid. We stopped going out and spending money at bars and nice-ish dinners. Then the daycare starts, and that's like a 2nd mortgage.

This, but you gotta cook. Grocery pickup services help, too.

Walmart pickup has been great for us. Much easier to budget for groceries and eating out less.

And geez...the daycare bills :hanging: :hanging: :hanging:
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Postby applehead on Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:43 pm

soam24 wrote:Man, this is kind of surreal, but we just had our first born yesterday. Got all the feels. Feel for all you parents out there as words can't describe how awesome this is.


Congratulations soam!! Our baby girl just turned 8 months. Enjoy the first 6-8 months as much as you can!!
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Postby tourist504 on Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:29 pm

jmagee87 wrote:
tourist504 wrote:
jjbehren wrote:We actually saved money for a while after having the first kid. We stopped going out and spending money at bars and nice-ish dinners. Then the daycare starts, and that's like a 2nd mortgage.

This, but you gotta cook. Grocery pickup services help, too.

Walmart pickup has been great for us. Much easier to budget for groceries and eating out less.

And geez...the daycare bills :hanging: :hanging: :hanging:

Yeah, those more than anything have lit a fire under us to get our mortgage paid off as quickly as possible so we have room in the budget for school - public schools in New Orleans are awful so you kind of have to go private.
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jordachep wrote::drool: Can't believe the size. I want this so bad.

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Postby guryter on Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:42 pm

It's more loss of personal time than freedom imo... I guess they go hand in hand. Still very much worth it, obvi.

Our daycare bill is more than our monthly mortgage payment.
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Postby jmagee87 on Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:41 pm

tourist504 wrote:
jmagee87 wrote:
tourist504 wrote:
jjbehren wrote:We actually saved money for a while after having the first kid. We stopped going out and spending money at bars and nice-ish dinners. Then the daycare starts, and that's like a 2nd mortgage.

This, but you gotta cook. Grocery pickup services help, too.

Walmart pickup has been great for us. Much easier to budget for groceries and eating out less.

And geez...the daycare bills :hanging: :hanging: :hanging:

Yeah, those more than anything have lit a fire under us to get our mortgage paid off as quickly as possible so we have room in the budget for school - public schools in New Orleans are awful so you kind of have to go private.

Just move up north to Livingston Parish or Central where I'm at
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Postby mrkyuss on Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:41 am

Wait till you have to pay for school fees!
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Postby NoseSpray on Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:47 am

Congratulations! My first turns two on the 13th. Pretty intense.
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Postby soam24 on Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:59 pm

Alot of parents in here. I feel like I'm part of a new club
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Postby kansasbbq on Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:15 pm

Welcome! :lol:

Personally, each year has gotten better/been more fun.

Age 3 > Age 2 > Age 1 > Infant
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Postby hunterjax on Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:28 pm

kansasbbq wrote:Welcome! :lol:

Personally, each year has gotten better/been more fun.

Age 3 > Age 2 > Age 1 > Infant

you're hitting the peak years of spending the best time with the kids . . . then they start playing with friends more, then turn into teens who begrudgingly tolerate you, lol.
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Postby kansasbbq on Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:09 pm

hunterjax wrote:
kansasbbq wrote:Welcome! :lol:

Personally, each year has gotten better/been more fun.

Age 3 > Age 2 > Age 1 > Infant


you're hitting the peak years of spending the best time with the kids . . . then they start playing with friends more, then turn into teens who begrudgingly tolerate you, lol.


Not our little guy. :P
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Postby jmagee87 on Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:29 am

hunterjax wrote:
kansasbbq wrote:Welcome! :lol:

Personally, each year has gotten better/been more fun.

Age 3 > Age 2 > Age 1 > Infant

you're hitting the peak years of spending the best time with the kids . . . then they start playing with friends more, then turn into teens who begrudgingly tolerate you, lol.

Nah kansas's kid is gonna be a wook going to phish shows with his dad until the sun burns out
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