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  • Oilersfan34
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    Originally posted by Jaws View Post
    Some talented boys you have there.
    My Son played on the wing for the North Wales side for quite a few years during his School Days.
    Good times

    Nice! The Welsh love their rugby. As far as talent my boys do pretty well. We tend to be a fast lot and they have gotten those genes. Although we tend to be on the thin side of things until mid-teens. I don't know why but its the way it is I guess.

    My youngest is just a straight beast. I think he may be slightly off-kilter and at worse I worry that he might be insane. His own teamates have asked coaches to not have to go against him in hitting drills. I'm a tad under 6ft and 200-205 LBS and he is like 4'5 and 61lbs and he hits me so hard when we are wrestling it actually hurts. And when he gets mad? It's honey badger time. Last year he was hit by a pitcher twice in the same game and he charged the mound. The poor kid about crapped his pants and ran into the outfield with my kid hot on his butt looking to fight. My kid was 8 at the time. Insane.

    My oldest is a good athelete but not extremely passionate. He likes playing but at the end of the day he gets that its just a game.

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  • Oilersfan34
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    Originally posted by Chronic_Toker View Post
    I have been a parent for almost 7 weeks now. I miss my sleep, my booze, my pot, being lazy, watching movies (uninterrupted), eating a meal (uninterrupted), my sex life...

    HOWEVER, I love her smile, her cute feet, the sound of her farts (haha), the way she stares at me, the way she gazes into space during feedings, the way her mouth continues to move when I take away the bottle to burp her...and most importantly, I love her!

    The roller coaster that was my life has been upgraded, it now has higher highs and lower lows.
    Just gets better CT. Make sure you get plenty of embarrasing photo's to hold over her head as punishment for when she is older.

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  • Chronic_Toker
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    I have been a parent for almost 7 weeks now. I miss my sleep, my booze, my pot, being lazy, watching movies (uninterrupted), eating a meal (uninterrupted), my sex life...

    HOWEVER, I love her smile, her cute feet, the sound of her farts (haha), the way she stares at me, the way she gazes into space during feedings, the way her mouth continues to move when I take away the bottle to burp her...and most importantly, I love her!

    The roller coaster that was my life has been upgraded, it now has higher highs and lower lows.

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  • Jaws
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    Originally posted by Flatlander Fan View Post
    For me it's soccer. That's the sport I grew up playing. I can be pretty calm watching them play any sport except soccer. Of course, as they age, it's getting a bit easier. For instance, my 14 year old is now a superior player compared to me. I can no longer picture myself doing what he can do with the ball on the field.
    Which soccer teams do your boys root for?

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  • Flatlander Fan
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    Originally posted by Oilersfan34 View Post

    I must say I am having a much harder time not doing the vicarious thing during rugby than I ever was with FB or Baseball.
    For me it's soccer. That's the sport I grew up playing. I can be pretty calm watching them play any sport except soccer. Of course, as they age, it's getting a bit easier. For instance, my 14 year old is now a superior player compared to me. I can no longer picture myself doing what he can do with the ball on the field.

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  • Jaws
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    Originally posted by Oilersfan34 View Post

    I have 2 boys, 11 and 9 and this is their first year in rugby. I am coaching my oldest's team and enjoying the hell out of it.

    This weekend was our first real match and my boys (all of whom are 11-12) have to play U-13's and everyone one of them is a first year player, although my son has a good grasp of the game since he has seen me play since the he was about 3 months old. Unfortunately, our first match was against the defending champs and it showed. We got our butt whupped. That was the anguish part. But the joy part came from watching my boy play scrum half like a manimal and my entire team not quit, play hard and take the beating like men. I was really worried about a couple kids being intimdated and wanting to quit. So I gathered my boys up away from the parents and ask them what they thought. Everyone was jacked about the game and couldnt wait to play again. I was on cloud nine all day saturday and sunday!

    Its interesting though because my younger son, who is usually the fastest and meanest kid on his team played lights out, scored 4 out of his teams 7 tries and didn't miss a tackle and yet I was still more impressed with my oldest. He is 11 weighs 83 lbs is about 5 ft tall and he took everything the other kids could give him and gave it back! He was easily the smallest kid on either team weight wise and he missed a good half-dozen tackles but he gave a mansized account of himself and as a dad thats all i can ask.

    I must say I am having a much harder time not doing the vicarious thing during rugby than I ever was with FB or Baseball.
    Some talented boys you have there.
    My Son played on the wing for the North Wales side for quite a few years during his School Days.
    Good times

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  • Jaws
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    Boy punches man to escape abduction in Northamptonshire village

    Not my offspring but I bet the parents of this young 11 year old boy are glad he packed a good punch and ever so relieved!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...50#TWEET143682

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  • Oilersfan34
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    Originally posted by CanDB View Post
    I think the thing that is hard about parenting is that you want your kids to learn overnight what took you years to understand. And even if you help them avoid mistakes, which is a good thing after all, sometimes they DO have to learn for themselves. So it's a catch 22 sometimes, wanting your kids to learn for themselves while wanting to help them bi pass a lot of steps along the way. There is a proper balance somewhere in between, but that is easier said than done.
    Uggghhhh... I know. I had a great childhood / early adulthood. I loved my life and I can't say I had any experiences I would give up..except one. I was a real big smart-arse and I didn't treat most of the girls / young women in my life (family i did) with any respect. I was what you would call a player and I know I hurt more than my fair share of girls for no reason whatsoever other than that I could get away with it. I was the dude that most moms were afraid of and to this day there are women all over Montana and Nevada that are card carrying members of the I hate Rich club.

    So when I see this attitude or behavior in my boys I put a stop to it, explain how crappy a guy I was and ask them to remember the other person has feeling and there really isn't any need to hurt them Being nice takes no effort at all. Other than that I try and let them learn on their own as much as they can.

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  • Oilersfan34
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    Just experienced the joys and anguish this weekend!

    I have 2 boys, 11 and 9 and this is their first year in rugby. I am coaching my oldest's team and enjoying the hell out of it.

    This weekend was our first real match and my boys (all of whom are 11-12) have to play U-13's and everyone one of them is a first year player, although my son has a good grasp of the game since he has seen me play since the he was about 3 months old. Unfortunately, our first match was against the defending champs and it showed. We got our butt whupped. That was the anguish part. But the joy part came from watching my boy play scrum half like a manimal and my entire team not quit, play hard and take the beating like men. I was really worried about a couple kids being intimdated and wanting to quit. So I gathered my boys up away from the parents and ask them what they thought. Everyone was jacked about the game and couldnt wait to play again. I was on cloud nine all day saturday and sunday!

    Its interesting though because my younger son, who is usually the fastest and meanest kid on his team played lights out, scored 4 out of his teams 7 tries and didn't miss a tackle and yet I was still more impressed with my oldest. He is 11 weighs 83 lbs is about 5 ft tall and he took everything the other kids could give him and gave it back! He was easily the smallest kid on either team weight wise and he missed a good half-dozen tackles but he gave a mansized account of himself and as a dad thats all i can ask.

    I must say I am having a much harder time not doing the vicarious thing during rugby than I ever was with FB or Baseball.

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  • CanDB
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    Originally posted by Flatlander Fan View Post
    Man, I find myself see-sawing back & forth to both sides of that balance all too often. I want my boys to grow into men with integrity and strong character, but I sure don't relish some of the requisite experiences & "lessons" along the way.

    Nevertheless, it is pretty amazing to see those moments when they impress through their decisions. I've seen them both step up in key situations & they fill me with pride.
    I truly believe that a seriously high % of folks would choose their children as their most important "achievement" in life.

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  • Flatlander Fan
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    Originally posted by CanDB View Post
    I think the thing that is hard about parenting is that you want your kids to learn overnight what took you years to understand. And even if you help them avoid mistakes, which is a good thing after all, sometimes they DO have to learn for themselves. So it's a catch 22 sometimes, wanting your kids to learn for themselves while wanting to help them bi pass a lot of steps along the way. There is a proper balance somewhere in between, but that is easier said than done.
    Man, I find myself see-sawing back & forth to both sides of that balance all too often. I want my boys to grow into men with integrity and strong character, but I sure don't relish some of the requisite experiences & "lessons" along the way.

    Nevertheless, it is pretty amazing to see those moments when they impress through their decisions. I've seen them both step up in key situations & they fill me with pride.

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  • Jaws
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    Originally posted by CanDB View Post
    This is a classic example of distance education.......
    Which I fully endorse as a Teacher lol!

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  • CanDB
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    I think the thing that is hard about parenting is that you want your kids to learn overnight what took you years to understand. And even if you help them avoid mistakes, which is a good thing after all, sometimes they DO have to learn for themselves. So it's a catch 22 sometimes, wanting your kids to learn for themselves while wanting to help them bi pass a lot of steps along the way. There is a proper balance somewhere in between, but that is easier said than done.

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  • CanDB
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    Originally posted by Jaws View Post
    My immediate concern is that I don't want to be a grandmother for at least another five years.
    So keep it in your pants Booker T if ever you happen to log in and read this!
    This is a classic example of distance education.......

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  • Jaws
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    My immediate concern is that I don't want to be a grandmother for at least another five years.
    So keep it in your pants Booker T if ever you happen to log in and read this!

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