Would you make a good Dad?

  • silverfox

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    Jun 15, 2009 4:42 PM GMT
    Dad, as in father of a child.

    Assume you became a Dad of a new born, or if you are a Dad already how would you rate yourself? What are the characteristics that you think you possess that would make you a good father.....or not?

    When I babysit my nieces and my sister in law tells me how good I am with the girls I usually get a fatherly "pang".

    I think one of the greatest attributes that I have is the ability to see the world through the eyes of a child. I love creating a special magical "world" with them when we play.

    On the flip side, I am not sure how much of a disciplinarian I would be, I crumble pretty quickly.



    How about you? Would do you think you would make a good Dad?

  • Timbales

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    Jun 15, 2009 5:02 PM GMT
    I don't think I'd be a good dad.
  • Bunjamon

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    Jun 15, 2009 5:45 PM GMT
    I think I'd be a good dad, and I definitely want to have kids someday. I'm attentive, intuitive, caring, entertaining (I can make very funny faces! icon_biggrin.gif), and I'm not bothered by crying, burping, poo-filled diapers or the terrible twos.

    I think I had such great parents, and if I follow their example even just A LITTLE, my kids will turn out just fine.
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    Jun 15, 2009 7:33 PM GMT
    I'd be a dreadful dad, plus I genuinely believe my genes are bad. For me, having no kids is the best part of being gay.
  • ShawnTX

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    Jun 15, 2009 7:36 PM GMT
    I think I'd be a great Dad, I just have no desire to be one.
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    Jun 15, 2009 7:41 PM GMT
    I think that I have been a good father. I've been through some pretty bad shit (as a child, with my ex wife and ex partner). I'm still around for my daughter, she knows that I love her & we are ok.
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    Jun 15, 2009 7:47 PM GMT
    the children would run away within a week.

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    Jun 15, 2009 7:48 PM GMT
    Ahahaha, I've been told on soooo many different occausions that I would be a very, very good dad to a newborn baby. Everyone that has seen me around kids knows I'm great with them, and I know how to discipline them. I think it would great.
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    Jun 15, 2009 7:49 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidthe children would run away within a week.



    i give them a couople of hours
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    Jun 15, 2009 7:50 PM GMT
    Fable said
    Lostboy saidthe children would run away within a week.



    i give them a couople of hours


    They would want to leave within a couple of hours. Then they would decide that they were serious and would break out. Within a week.
  • GQjock

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    Jun 15, 2009 9:52 PM GMT
    I have a younger brother who is 18 years younger than me

    My father was never a father to any of his kids
    so I was the one who taught my brother how to ride a bike or play ball
    and when he got older I was the one he came to for info on girls
    LOL ...... How the F**k did that happen? icon_rolleyes.gif
    But I was the father he needed by default

    And I have to say my little brother is one of the most caring well-rounded ... yes Str8 ... guy that I know
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    Jun 15, 2009 10:16 PM GMT
    Hands down, I'd be an AWESOME Dad!!!

    They'd LOVE and HATE me equally!!!!
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    Jun 15, 2009 10:24 PM GMT
    all my ex's brothers' and sisters' kids have always loved me hugely and i'm always asked to be the sitter. but, it's nice to give the kids back and go home for some peace and quiet.

    further, i don't follow the mainstream ideas of prude and prayer. i'd be happy to educate my kids about adult affairs. i'm not going to encourage them to get laid, nor will i chain them up to prevent it. same goes for marijuana. i don't do it, but i'm not going to kick their asses if they try it - responsibly. i will however impress on them greatly that they accept the consequences should they get busted.

    parents tend to give me a shadowy look at that.
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    Jun 15, 2009 10:25 PM GMT
    Last Father's Day my then 23 y.o. daughter, who lives with me, wrote in the card she gave me that any man coming into her life would have a hard time living up to the example I'd set. I have to say there were some tears of happiness that day. Now my 1 y.o. grandson lives with us as well, and I hope to be at least as good of a granddad as I have been a father. The coolest thing now is that we're not only father/daughter, but friends as well.
  • hartfan

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    Jun 15, 2009 10:30 PM GMT
    svengali11 saidLast Father's Day my then 23 y.o. daughter, who lives with me, wrote in the card she gave me that any man coming into her life would have a hard time living up to the example I'd set. I have to say there were some tears of happiness that day. Now my 1 y.o. grandson lives with us as well, and I hope to be at least as good of a granddad as I have been a father. The coolest thing now is that we're not only father/daughter, but friends as well.


    This is a very touching story. You'd be a good example to all potential/current dads out there. Hope you'll have a good upcoming Father's Day.
  • jasonrme

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    Jun 15, 2009 10:34 PM GMT
    I would make a great father. I only have one thing standing in my. I am gay and partner cannot give birth so I have been searching for a someone to have a baby with. I would love to find a lesbian couple to share in our experience but have not had any luck yet. icon_cry.gif
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    Jun 15, 2009 10:35 PM GMT
    No. I simply do not have the patience to be a good father. I have an evil temper, and am lucky to have a man that loves me.
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    Jun 15, 2009 10:54 PM GMT
    My partner will be a much better dad than I, and he'll coach me when the time comes. Being a good dad to a girl will be extra difficult for me.
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    Jun 15, 2009 10:56 PM GMT
    Yet, I have a little girl...makes me stay up at night. She is far better than me.
  • creature

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    Jun 15, 2009 10:58 PM GMT
    I think I would make a pretty good father.

    I would love to raise children and educate them, raise them with strong values and hopefully witness them becoming benefactors to society, rather than detriments. There's no better accomplishment.

    And I understand the concept of the ticking 'biological clock,' because I want children so bad. But currently I'm not in the position to raise them. However I would love to, in the next couple of years.
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    Jun 15, 2009 11:03 PM GMT
    When my firstborn daughter woke up every night crying at 3.00am, it was a delight to get out of bed, carry her to the kitchen where I would have a bottle of milk ready at the right temperature, feed her, change her diaper and put her back to bed.
    And I was still awake enough to leave for work at the right time.
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    Jun 16, 2009 2:55 AM GMT
    Many have told me I would have made a great father and I would like to agree.

    However, I don't want to be responsible for this person for the rest of my life. Too much pressure.icon_biggrin.gif
  • silverfox

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    Jun 16, 2009 3:00 AM GMT
    svengali11 saidLast Father's Day my then 23 y.o. daughter, who lives with me, wrote in the card she gave me that any man coming into her life would have a hard time living up to the example I'd set. I have to say there were some tears of happiness that day. Now my 1 y.o. grandson lives with us as well, and I hope to be at least as good of a granddad as I have been a father. The coolest thing now is that we're not only father/daughter, but friends as well.



    OMG I WANT YOU TO BE MY DAD!


    (though we are close to the same age but hey)

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    Jun 16, 2009 3:00 AM GMT
    My kids would be complete nutters, but they'd have a very fun upbringing, can't wait to adopt some little mouldable people.
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    Jun 16, 2009 3:01 AM GMT
    i AM a good dad icon_smile.gif