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  1. 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.

    By the eternal! There is a man whose form should be cast in deathless bronze and the statue placed in every college in the land. It is not book-learning young men need, nor instruction about this and that, but a stiffening of the vertebrae which will cause them to be loyal to a trust, to act promptly, concentrate their energies; do the thing - "carry a message to Garcia!" Elbert Hubbard "A Message to Garcia" 1899
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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.

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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

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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.

    I will give up my pipe when they pry my cold dead fingers off of it!
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    Adorable kids, dhizzy.

    Fatherhood only changes your life 100%, but it's worth it.

    Happy holidays to you and yours.

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    Very SWEET!

    U.S.M.C. (SEMPER FI)
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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.

    Southerners don't talk slow because they're dumb, we do it because there's really no rush.
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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

    I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. -- C. S. Lewis, Theologian, Philosopher, Professor, Pipe smoker.
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    Beautiful little ladies!!

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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.

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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.

    Thought in the early morning, solace in time of woes,
    Peace in the hush of the twilight, balm ere my eyelids close
    Rudyard Kipling
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    The very best to You and Your Wonderful family.


    Smoke What You Like, And Like What You Smoke...Regardless Of What Anyone Else Thinks...
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    That is a cute christmas picture. Is't fatherhood fun, wish there was a manual for child raising.

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    You have a beautiful family, David.
    Read Psalm 127

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    Read Psalm 127

    Excellent

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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"

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    GREAT PHOTO!!!!! And Adorable kids - thanks for sharing !!

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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.

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    You have been blessed. Merry Christmas.

    Since you have to die anyway, you might as well die from something you like.
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    i am only 47 am both my kids r grown and gone now. i truly wish i could do it again. Miss havin little ones around the house

    If at first you don't succeed, have another bowl.
    Posted 7 years ago #

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