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Old 03-12-2017, 08:30 PM   #10061
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As much as my dad loves me he would have beat me like a red headed stepchild. If I wrote on his stuff, Younger brother Yea he could of got a way with it along with killing the family dog.
I have to say that this saddens me. I was the same. My Dad would have beat the dog**** out of me for messing with his stuff. I learned to treat my kids differently.

I encourage them to be there and instead of dissuade them from touching anything promote them as they learn to what they can touch. First thing was screwdrivers, they put those away 3 times in a row they get a handful of nails and a hammer and some scrap lumber to make whatever. They screw up it goes the opposite way.

My son got all the way up to being able to cut on the bandsaw (which I thought no way he could get to) and we built a cardboard rocket ship of his design. His next goal is the RAS, which is a long time of using the band saw correctly, but first he has to get to the band saw which requires certain jobs be done correctly. He literally could not get to the RAS before he's 7 (he's almost 6).

They have certain things they can write on and know what tools to play with and where they go. Pretty freaking cool to have your kid rather go hang out in the shop with Dad than go to the play room while mom's at the gym. My daughter and son would rather be shop rats than be gym rats
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Old 03-12-2017, 09:31 PM   #10062
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I told Scout if she learned how to set up and run a moulder, she could get a pretty good paying job wherever she happened to be.

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As much as my dad loves me he would have beat me like a red headed stepchild.
My father was the exact opposite---go ahead give it a try---you want to help, sure. What ever gets broken we can fix, don't worry about it.

I am the same way with our children----both when they were young and to this day----always told them, if you cut off a finger we'll discuss what you did wrong, you got 9 more chances to get it right.

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Old 03-12-2017, 11:34 PM   #10065
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My daughter is my sanding buddy. I teach my son handyman stuff all the time, daughter is a little young for some of that yet.
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When you can date yourself in a relationship, based on your vehicle on date night.

Starts out picking her up in a 65 mustang on your first date,

getting married and 2 years later, rushing her to the hospital for the birth of your first child in a 74 Lemans sport coupe.

2nd kid comes along, you bring him home in a buick century station wagon.

Kids get involved in activities where you're running all over the state to watch them in a suburban.

They graduate, go on their own. ...second childhood comes along, buy yourself a Mazda millenia S. that car flat ass, hauled ass.

Grandkids come along, buy yourself a Toyota highlander so you can have 3rd seat when necessary.

But when it's just you and ma, it's the polaris ranger to go check, work at the garden.
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My first date was in a 65 Mustang

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Old 03-13-2017, 11:56 AM   #10068
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My first date was in a '65 Beetle.
There was no second date.
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Double-dated in a '63 Chevy Impala hardtop.

2nd date with same girl was in my parents '69 Impala Coupe.

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When you can date yourself
Guys have been doing that forever.
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Very first date, built '57 Chevy

First date with my wife, '76 Mustang with a 351 engine swap, she came with me to World of Wheels for set up night.

Second date with my wife, 1200 Suzuki.

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First date was a 77 Chevy step side, I put in a wood bed, primer grey (never got to painting it) 4 in the floor. Changed bench seat out to bucket seats with a console. Fast little sucker, we used to all drag race on Wirtz Dam Rd and if you were lucky on your dates you'd end up on Max Starke Dam Rd out in the woods and wish you had a bench seat lol

First date with my wife was an 85 3/4 Scottsdale, 4 in the floor 454, 8 ft bed. Pull the heater out of hell.
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My father was the exact opposite---go ahead give it a try---you want to help, sure. What ever gets broken we can fix, don't worry about it.

I am the same way with our children----both when they were young and to this day----always told them, if you cut off a finger we'll discuss what you did wrong, you got 9 more chances to get it right.

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My dad was that way aswell. To mark something like that he would not have been too pleased though.

He had no problem watching me make a fool of my self trying to impress him. He just wanted me to learn and respect other peoples things.

To this day I have that mind set I don't care if its a harbor frieght saw or a FESTOOL. Ill treat both the same if its not mine. Ill baby them, they are not mine.
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They could write I love dad on the side of my moulder and I wouldn't care.

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How about if they scratched it on the side of your truck with a rock?


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That's nice. Always good to have a good relationship with your kids.

Crazy how they want to do it now wait till there teens. Might change in a heart beat.
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That's nice. Always good to have a good relationship with your kids.

Crazy how they want to do it now wait till there teens. Might change in a heart beat.
His oldest is pretty damn close to teens, and dealing with the **** she's dealing with, should be lashing out at Dad big time. Instead she's writing I love Dad, I'm pretty sure if I was Darcy I wouldn't give a flying **** if she poured "I love Dad" on the front lawn in gasoline. Just for the record, she respects other people's stuff incredibly well.

I was reading a book of Darcy's and she came out to tell me she might have put it back on the wrong page and it was HER DAD'S BOOK that I was borrowing (and haven't returned, sorry bout that Darcy, I'll have a new one sent). His kids are about as respecting as they come.

Anyhow, after seeing his kids it gave me a new incentive to treat my kids a little differently when they're with me in the shop.
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I like bringing my kids with me to the shop and most days they like coming. Sometimes I am not very good at giving them tasks to "help" and they get bored with sweeping.

The absolute first thing they all were taught was to never turn on the table saw. My middle son pushed the green on button one day when he was about 3-4 and it scared the chit out of me. I remember yelling at him to never do that. I felt bad after but to this day (he is 9) he still points at the green button and says he is never to touch that and tells his little brother the same.
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His oldest is pretty damn close to teens, and dealing with the **** she's dealing with, should be lashing out at Dad big time. Instead she's writing I love Dad, I'm pretty sure if I was Darcy I wouldn't give a flying **** if she poured "I love Dad" on the front lawn in gasoline. Just for the record, she respects other people's stuff incredibly well.

I was reading a book of Darcy's and she came out to tell me she might have put it back on the wrong page and it was HER DAD'S BOOK that I was borrowing (and haven't returned, sorry bout that Darcy, I'll have a new one sent). His kids are about as respecting as they come.

Anyhow, after seeing his kids it gave me a new incentive to treat my kids a little differently when they're with me in the shop.
Great now I feel like a d**k. Never intended too just saying how it was when I was growing up.

I think its awesome that his kids want to be in the shop with him, regardless of his personal details seems like a AAA+plus father. We all are saints in sinners eyes.
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I love it when they do that as well.

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