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Old 08-04-2014, 02:35 PM
 
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I was pointing out how you posted this thread and asked for advice, yet you seem as if you didn't really like people's answers. Then you suddenly start posting comments about what a great dad you are and how your kids just love you, and it just seems, well...like you are trying to prove it to us or something. This was one weekend. Will you be there next Thursday or will you have to work? What about the next weekend? This Dad thing is a 24/7 job.
I'm on holiday. I was just sharing a few good moments I had with them, not trying to prove anything. You people overanalyze everything.

 
Old 08-04-2014, 02:53 PM
 
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they seem to love me despite I never giving them proper attention.
Hopefully you understand that won't happen when they're 12. Or 22. Or 42.
 
Old 08-04-2014, 04:35 PM
 
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Yes you are, they're only young once, if you don't build the bond now it may never happen.
 
Old 08-04-2014, 05:29 PM
 
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Hopefully you understand that won't happen when they're 12. Or 22. Or 42.
My father wasn't around much (and he comes from a much more stuffy generation as well) and I still get along with him.
 
Old 08-04-2014, 06:30 PM
 
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My father wasn't around much (and he comes from a much more stuffy generation as well) and I still get along with him.
Well, then. If you're aiming for "getting along with" your own sons you're probably on the right track.
 
Old 08-05-2014, 10:31 AM
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My father wasn't around much (and he comes from a much more stuffy generation as well) and I still get along with him.

Well that sounds great. I get along with the people at work.

I think I see the issue here - your model of what a father should be is set in your mind by your own father.
 
Old 08-05-2014, 12:31 PM
 
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Well, then. If you're aiming for "getting along with" your own sons you're probably on the right track.

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Well that sounds great. I get along with the people at work.

I think I see the issue here - your model of what a father should be is set in your mind by your own father.
I'm in no way saying he's the reference though.
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