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dhizzy

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Since I started smoking a pipe my three little girls have become very fond of it. They gravitate to me when I'm smoking and love to be near me. Funny part is they want to smell my tobaccos in the tin and always go "Mmm. That smells good!" My littlest one (2 years old) when she is asked what her daddy does for a living will tell you, "My daddy smoke a piiiiiipe." I just thought I'd share this with you guys because my girls make me swell with pride and give me the feeling that I am doing something right. Fatherhood is a heck of a ride and sometimes I wonder if I'm doing it correctly. This is a picture of them that was taken for our Christmas card this year and my wife made the shirts because they are just that, joy. Post your joy up if you are inclined. Merry Christmas.

 

matchstickman

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My sister smokes cigs, and when my 11 year old nephew is around, she always smokes outside. When he comes to Grandma and Grandpas house, where I moved to recently (my parents), I am usually smoking an aromatic, and he said to me one day, "Uncle Erics pipe smells WAY better than those things that mommy smokes." I had a hearty laugh at this, and then he asked me, "Why doesn't Mommy have a pipe?" I told him, "Your Mommy smokes those cigarettes because she HAS to. I smoke my pipe because I WANT to." Being 11, he doesn't understand the difference yet, but I hope that he will some day.

 

winton

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Love the picture! My first reaction to the title was expecting to see a picture of your wife, but daughters are a good second.
Winton

 

colorduke

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Very nice looking daughters,i have 2 myself ages 11 and 5 they both like smelling my aros when i have them fired up in the basement.

 

mano

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Nov 29, 2011
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Adorable kids, dhizzy.
Fatherhood only changes your life 100%, but it's worth it.
Happy holidays to you and yours.

 

bootlegbonvivant

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And proud you should be, those are some beautiful little girls you have there.
My daughter, more than my sons, does just what yours do. She loves smelling the different tobaccos. My boys at this age, I think, are just more absorbed into what games they have in their game systems. They show some interest from time to time.
Being a parent, I often wonder if I'm doing the right things as well. It's the hardest job I've ever had, but I'm proud of my kids. And warping them to some degree is just part of the fun, lol.

 

dburrows

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That's great dhizzy - thanks so much for sharing. I have a 22 month old and an 8 week old. My 22 month old hangs out with me on the deck when I smoke my pipe. She isn't interested at all yet but I hope as she gets older some of that will be the case; not cause I want either of them to take up pipe smoking but that the pipe will arouse some fond memories of dad smoking while they were growing up :)

 

dhizzy

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Aug 29, 2011
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Thanks guys, there aren't many things I boast about but my girls are one, well three reasons!
expecting to see a picture of your wife, but daughters are a good second.
Actually, they are third, my wife second and My my Saviour Jesus Christ first.

 

judcole

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Sep 14, 2011
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Cute girls. I have 3 myself, but they are just a bit older- 29, 27, and 25.
Hmm it doesn't like Flickr links, I see. Ah well.

 

iowamike

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Nov 14, 2010
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That is a cute christmas picture. Is't fatherhood fun, wish there was a manual for child raising.

 

dhizzy

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Aug 29, 2011
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Excellent Bible passage Phillip. Thanks man. Iron sharpens iron and one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17.
And winton, if I were to create a thread about my wife it would probably be titled "MY BOSS" :rofl:

 

judcole

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Is't fatherhood fun, wish there was a manual for child raising.
The best you could hope for is a general guide as to what you can expect at certain ages in behavior, physical development, and so on. Some of the books written by good pediatricians can help you out I seem to remember we had books by both Drs. Barry Brazleton and Benjamin Spock around. (Whether or not you agree with Spock's theories of child rearing, he can be quite useful with general tips and so on.) But they're all so different on everything, there's no hard and fast rules.