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Parenting done right?. as found on imgur, hey at least I gave credit imgur.com/S92mTor. EVERY YEAR, MY WIFE AND I DEVOTE THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER TO CONVINCING OUR

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EVERY YEAR, MY WIFE AND I DEVOTE
THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER TO
CONVINCING OUR CHILDREN THAT,
WHILE THEY SLEEP, THEIR PLASTIC
DINOSAUR FIGURES COME TO LIFE.
It began modestly enough. The kids woke up to
discover that the dinosaurs had gotten into a box of
cereal and made a mess on the kitchen table.
The next morning. the dines had climbed onto the
kitchen counter to raid the fruit bowl
The morning after that, they had managed to breach
the refrigerator and help themselves to a carton of
eggs. "," we heard our girls whisper. "Mom and
Dad are not going to like this."
Things quickly escalated from there. More often than
not, the dinos' antics were less than tidy. They are
dinosaurs, after att.
To be fair, they did clean up after themselves from time
to time.
Usually, though, the dinosaurs are just like anybody
to have a good time.
WHY DO WE DO THIS? BECAUSE IN THE AGE OF
PADS AND NETFLIX. WE DONT WANT OUR KIDS TO
LOSE THEIR SENSE OF WONDER AND IMAGINATION.
IN A TIME WHEN THE ANSWERS TO ALL THE
WORLD' S QUESTIONS ARE A WORDSEARCH AWAY,
WE WANT OUR KIDS TO EXPERIENCE A LITTLE
MYSTERY. ALL IT TAKES IS SOME TIME AND
ENERGY, CREATIVITY. AND A FEW PLASTIC
DINOSAURS.
CHILDHOOD IS FLEETING, SO LET' S MAKE SURE ITS
FUN WHILE IT LASTS.
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#4 - tkfourtwoone
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Man, I remember back when I was a toddler, what it was like on a few Christmas Eves.

We kept the tradition of putting up the Christmas tree and decorating it right on the Christmas Eve evening, before supper/Christmas dinner.
And I KNEW that once that **** was up, Santa was close. Was perfectly convinced that the old ****** moved with Flash speed, always when I wasn't watching.

So besides the usual when you wake up to the presents under the Christmas tree, I remember a few occasions when my mom took me to take a bath to get ready for dinner, ************* Santa already left when I got out, or when my older cousin took me out for a stroll under the snowfall (I ******* LOVE snow and when its snowing) for 10 minutes or so - Santa of course came when we were away.

Now I'm bloody 24, thinking about the day when we'll have kids and WE will get to be Santa.
But what I learned from all this? If you wanna be Santa for your kids, you gotta learn to be darn sneaky. Kids are curios basterds that won't shut an eye all night waiting for Santa given the occasion...

Sorry for the somewhat off-topic tl;dr, but OP reminded me how much kids are willing to believe in magic (hey, don't judge me, I really wished some stuff like the cupboard from "The Indian In the Cupboard" -nice film to watch- were real) and how easy it is to make them as happy as their little hearts can be
#11 to #4 - hodhandr
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So Santa is like a weeping angel, but more... friendly? Right now my brain does not language.
User avatar #25 to #11 - tkfourtwoone
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I don't know, I don't speak whoovian
User avatar #71 to #11 - nandaaz
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Santa only moves when he can not be seen, and if you see him he will run away.
Weeping Angels don't give a **** if they are seen, because as soon as you blink they can get closer to you... and closer... and closer...
User avatar #8 to #4 - ludislavonac [OP]
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Heh, yeah I can relate to all that. I used to wake up at 4 or 5 AM just to take a look at my presents
#153 to #4 - thevsamoviessecond
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Wait, are you saying SANTA ISN'T REAL?
#80 - hauntzor
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>kids' fw waking up in the middle of the night to see them setting it up
>kids' fw waking up in the middle of the night to see them setting it up
User avatar #172 to #80 - kristovsky
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Mum! Dad! You play with dinosaurs too!!
#18 - zhanken
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One of the better posts in a while. Thanks, OP!
One of the better posts in a while. Thanks, OP!
User avatar #50 - amirblumenfeld
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Please tell me you call it Dinovember?
#108 to #50 - stlbecker
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they actually do, saw this on their blog
#16 - bitchesbanthymine
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So snug.
User avatar #98 to #16 - professionalfeeder
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much comf
#105 to #16 - xchewsifferx
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I didn't choose the snug life. The snug life chose me
#5 - acidreign
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OP
#213 to #5 - anon id: 5c6c4e4d
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how dare you post that about me faggot.
i'll have you know that i can do karotee and will kick ur ass, bitch ******.

#61 to #5 - ffinfinity
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User avatar #192 to #61 - ningyoaijin
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dat diabetes
#44 to #5 - ludislavonac [OP]
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Obligatory    
 I'm OP here
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I'm OP here
#95 - slunchy
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I'm getting a twinge of nostalgia, for the bygone days of youth when magic was real, and we didn't have things like school shootings and dirty politics and Zimmerman and world wars to deal with. I know when I look at this post, I start to ache deep down inside, and miss that care-free imagination and curiosity and that magical lack of self-consciousness I had when I was in elementary school.

**** it, I'm gonna rant.

I miss the ages gone by. Not specifically the 90's, just any time before 9/11, because the world just seemed a little more cheerful before that. I really miss the days when people weren't glued to their "smart"phones. I miss the times when people had manners, and stupidity wasn't a pandemic. Remember the last time you turned on the news and saw something happy or hope-inspiring?

Me neither. **** guys, can we all just start making this country a better place already? Get involved in **** and let people know we don't want to live in a nation of gloom and paranoia, we want to be happy. Let's try to erode some of the awfulness away, instead of living in the past, because the 90's and the 80's are over. Go out and play music with your friends instead of playing Skyrim all night. Get outside and try to disconnect a little from technology, it feels like a breath of fresh air. It's time to lead ourselves, our little brothers and sisters and our children into a better time.
I can't stress that enough, guys. If you have little brothers and sisters, get involved in their lives. Try to be a good role model and keep things like "Please" and "Thank you" and "You were right Anon, Jurassic Park is awesome!" alive. Cause they're our future. Despair isn't going to help, even though I feel it every time there's another school shooting, or a government shutdown or whatever.

User avatar #180 to #95 - yetiyitties
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That's exactly how I feel at like 2 am in the morning, then I go to sleep and wake up and automatically forget about it. I think back to that thought during the day, and toss it aside because I'm busy and I have no time to daydream about things I can't change.
#103 to #95 - cookiesnao
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User avatar #146 to #95 - konradkurze
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i fully agree
bring back the positive energy people used to have, bring back the respect we used to have for each other, and not have to live in a constant state of paranoia, having to barricade ourselves in our homes like the russians do....bring back the sense of commmunity when neighbors knew everyone else on the block

bring back the sense of family where parents always had time for their kids and were able to provide for them and live happily,
#163 to #95 - nasesse
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Although don't agree with you about the world being gloomy only after 9/11, (**** hit the fan before that, 9/11 was just the splatter of said ****) i do agree with you on alot of what you said. Alot of us, me included, are guilty of relying on technology for everything. Im in my final year of high school and every day i come home, close my door sit on my laptop, or do homework, then go to sleep. I dont remember the last time i had a heart to heart with my mum. I now treat sitting in front of the tv as family time. In my opinion, spending too much time on the internet or playing games 24/7 makes you spiteful and angry. Its almost like a drug because of how addicted it is.
#116 to #95 - zzforrest
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I disagree with you on multiple points. First of all, I'm a highschool student, so I have seen lots of kinds of people, I know the youth, and I associate with them. But that also means I lack the perspective you may have of the world, given I don't have as many years under my belt. Second, I watch the news and keep up with politics. I don't have the greatest understanding of them, but I am aware of the current issues.
That said, I think that as you get older you just become plain cynical. I have seen many uplifting stories of kindness and greatness in the news. It's just I don't notice them, because I am too busy seeing that the world is going to end or whatever. The majority good is overshadowed by the minority bad, an almost universal truth. Kids can be polite, but to be honest, I think kids are just timeless little *****. Myself included. We are *********, any era you pick you will find that kids just **** around. It's universal, I believe. Even in your age, your parents were likely whispering behind your back "These NES's or whatevers, are gonna kill our kid's brain!".
This era isn't spectacularly bad - I call it the age of knowledge, because everybody knows things. Ever since 9/11, the human race has been so obsessed with knowing everything, that if somebody is as oblivious as what would have been normal 20 years ago, they are considered stupid. What hasn't changed, and what will never change, is the infinite stupidity of kids. What has changed? What adults think of and expect of kids. Adults think they are ***************, but now expect them to memorize useless **** and do things that don't matter. The change isn't the kids - it's you. The previous generation is like a parent to the next (in many cases, it literally is the parent), so raise us right or be disappointed.
I hope you see my point, even if you disagree.
User avatar #119 to #116 - slunchy
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You're definitely right about the cynical part. I think it's a phase every college age person goes through, where they think they know the face of the world and think they're somehow "smarter" to think cynically. My biggest problem with this era is the information overload and the increasing desensitization. Social networking is all the rage instead of actual socializing, and that's incredibly damaging to kids. I would never allow my children access to Facebook, because it's scientifically proven to be bad for you if used often. You lose that real, face to face connection with actual people, and it's difficult for you to develop emotionally and mentally.
I think the change is definitely in the kids, and in myself and my peers. I'm only 20, man, and I see comparatively worse behavior in today's youth than in mine or previous generations according to the older folks I've talked with.
Also, I agree with you that this is the age of knowledge. But how that knowledge is approached...I dunno about that. It seems to be there's no real thirst to learn. It's like there's this "Why should I learn things when I can just pull it up on Google on forget about it later?" sentiment. You're right though, that every generation is a parent to the next. It seems to me that those we've been getting increasingly bad at raising our children since the 60's.
User avatar #122 to #119 - zzforrest
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As far as older gentleman go, I don't trust their opinions on the youth. Perhaps I am naive, but I think they have cynicism down to an art, to the point where you could hardly tell it is. I see why you think what you do - but I also want to express another change in the world.
Back in the day, if you were stupid, the few people who you were stupid around could just punch you in the back or something. Be stupid around your parents? Get a paddlin'. Be a tard in class? Teacher whips you with a ruler. You wouldn't get smarter or anything - but you would learn to shut up. Nowadays, we have technology. This brings about 2 things, one a direct result of the other. The first one is that kids can talk, no matter how dumb, no matter where. I can shoot a stupid text to my friend, real easy. Being dumb is so much more apparent now, because if you want to look up stupid kids, you can find them really easily through the internet. Also because of our increased technology, practices that may be seen as damaging or abusive are reported so fast, within the hour a youtube video will be up, a tumblr page will be started, and 40 people on facebook will see something about it.
Any violent behaviour that used to shut up stupidity is now gone. Stupid was everywhere to begin with, we just couldn't see it because it was stifled and quieted. Now, we have opened the blinds, and you can hardly escape stupid. It wasn't like you could escape before, but at least you couldn't tell.
User avatar #148 to #122 - konradkurze
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well one thing to point out....with the increased desensitization of kids, more and more kids are getting overly sexual and if they get sexually inapporpriate (or in new zealand, underage rape) the general outlook tilts towards blaming the victim and making them feel like the bad side for being the victim
#191 to #148 - theafroman
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Kids may be desensitized to sex, but at least they're smarter about it. In most educated places around the world, teen pregnancy is going down. Having sex young isn't a problem per se, as long as your not being dumb about it. That's just my thoughts though.
User avatar #214 to #191 - konradkurze
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smarter about it?
teen pregnancies higher than ever before? smart?
kinda sad one of the smallest nations in the world, new zealand has world #1 spot for teen pregnancies

then again farmers are dumb
User avatar #216 to #214 - theafroman
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I don't think I'm seeing you're point. Are you saying that the teen pregnancy rate isn't going down? Or that it's impossible to be smart about sex when your underage?
User avatar #217 to #216 - konradkurze
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well depends....some places may be going down but others are going up, especially where parents are just enablers allowing their kids to be overly sexual or even encouraging it
ive even heard kids arguing that apparently just because they hit the legal minimum age to physically have sex that they consider themselves mature enough to do it

its not impossible to be smart about it, just unlikely given modern culture doesnt teach kids discipline or control, and just lets them get away with a 'i can do it so i will"
User avatar #218 to #217 - theafroman
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You know kids, while not having the experience of some older people, aren't all dumbasses that can't think for themselves. Many of them realize the consequences of teen pregnancy and plan ahead accordingly, ie condoms, birth control, etc. Not to mention that there is a minimum age for a reason. In general, that's about the time that it's ok to have sex. If they really didn't want kids to be legally doing it at that point in time, they would have raised it. And to say that there are no morals or discipline is just widely inaccurate. Kids, whether they are in this time or not, have always been little ***** when they are by themselves, and a minority is disrespectful to adults as a whole.
User avatar #220 to #218 - konradkurze
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well minimum age is based on the average rate of a person's physical development, nothing to do with their mindset....

the laws concerning legal age were set back when people actually taught their kids better and kids in general were alot less reckless about life....which is especially a problem in todays society where laws 'protecting' kids are so strict parents cant discipline kids without getting in some form of trouble, and the kids seem to think theyre bulletproof

and they wont raise the age limit because political parties dont want to piss off what will be the next wave of future voters they can manipulate....

yes kids have been little ***** one way or another but where their antics used to be more about stealing, or vandalism, or sneaking into places they shouldnt be...modern teens may do these things but above these theyre more sexual

not helped by the fact most kids get spoonfed seuxally implying things on public tv....just look how more openly sexual shows like simpsons, family guy and american dad keep getting every season
User avatar #221 to #220 - theafroman
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So, sex is worse than actual crimes? And minimum age is based on maturity, not the physical development. They don't have the drinking age in america at 21 because the body can suddenly now handle something that is harmful to you, it's because they believe you can make good decisions concerning alcohol.
User avatar #222 to #221 - konradkurze
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so please tell me....how a person can, at 18 yars old, be mature enough to join the military and understand they will be responsible for killing people, even large numbers of people, (and given how this war is going...killing women and children too) BUT they will not be equally mature enough to drink alcohol for 3 more years at 21?

there are plenty of people well over 21 still making ****** up choices about alcohol. so the age limit hoping for maturity fails there.....and a similar ideal for minimum sex age....there is absolutely no guarantee that just because a person reaches the age limit that they will be 'mature' enough to control themselves

not every kid carries birth control with them always.....and also a number of boys are stupid and think the 'carry the condom in the wallet' method is okay despite proof that too much regular heat such as that of a wallet next to ones body...actually weakens condoms and increases the chance of it breaking during sex

the sad angle than more and more kids are not being taught maturity at young ages, though not so much directly raising the rate of teen pregnancies it is surely raising the risk factor....

its one new trend in new zealand that theres a number of sexually active teenage boys through the country who are committing indecent acts or even rapes on teenage girls and the girls are too scared to come forwards because their peers on social media sites treat the victims as the guilty party. and nz police do **** all about dealing with the offending boys
#225 to #222 - theafroman
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I was using the drinking age as an example, but you have exactly proved my point. You say it as though the youth are irresponsible people, when really it's people period that are doing stupid ****. Sure there is no guarantee that someone at the minimum age is mature enough, but there is also no guarantee that someone over is. Should we ban sex because anybody of any age could decide not to use a
condom?

So? Not all adults have birth control when they have sex. And some protection, even if it's not the safest, is better than going in bare.

You can't teach maturity, it is gained through experiences. Kids are gonna be kids, and some of them will make mistakes. It's a part of their journey to become mature.

Ok, so some guys are raping girls. People get raped everywhere. There isn't a way to stop it, and it isn't a problem with maturity.
User avatar #227 to #225 - konradkurze
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well one problem is, teens getting pregnant is places especially like most of usa where abortion is illegal or they get family or religious pressure to keep it....they are pretty screwed, they dont have any life experience to look after a kid, they cant finish their education or get to college because they have to raise their kid, and getting a job with a kid is hard as hell

teens who have kids are stuck wit hthat they dont always have people who can help look after their kids while they keep trying to get somewhere in life so by and large they end up as welfare cases raising kids while they themselves are pretty much stil kids too

taking a look at teen today, alot of them are still wired into the life of teen fun and mispend their money on **** then struggle to provide for their kids

yes rape isnt a maturity issue its an intellectual issue...rapists are either those with mental or poersonality issues, either way not fit to be allowed into society,....for those who have personality issues its partly a lack of maturity while growing up and partly a lack of social skills

the problem still filters back to lack of maturity taught to kids, i was raised in the 80's where hollywood pumped out sexuality by the ton in movies but heres the thing ,i was taught maturioty to control my sex drive, kids today dont get that and go off on humping sprees
User avatar #228 to #227 - theafroman
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Actually, there is no where in the US where it is explicitly illegal to get an abortion. How much life experience does it take to know how to raise a baby? The only real problem is money, not the amount of experience. No direct experience in life teaches you how to care for a child. And if one had the support of their family, it might solve the money issue. I doubt maturity plays into personality problems, seeing as you can't fix Sociopathy with it. And how exactly are kids not being taught maturity like you were? It's a pretty big blanket statement to just say that they aren't mature, and leave it at that.
User avatar #127 to #122 - slunchy
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I haven't really thought about it like that. Good point.
That kind of goes along with the news too. That would explain why I hear about more earthquakes in foreign countries. More advanced reporting. Still, that's a real downside to technology. Everything seems to be so analyzed and dissected.

But with the older folks, I still have to give their words consideration. You have to remember, they're not all grandpas who want everything to be like it was when they were kids. Older people, people in their 30s and 40s have seen so much more than we have. They actually have the experiences and knowledge of what it was like growing up in the earlier part of the 1900s, and can compare the attitudes and behaviors of their generation, to the current one. I give that regard, but I also know how to spot the fogeys. You know the ones, the guys saying "There's no good music anymore, I wish everything was Led Zeppelin instead of this Foo Fighters **** blah blah blah" You know, the real cynics. Then you have people like my friend's aunt who has been a politically active person her whole life. She's in her 60s, and I hear her remark about the amazing stupidity that's been increasing over the years. I know it's easy to take the "Oh you're just old and wish it was the 60s again" approach, but that's the path to arrogance. Those who ignore the past, and the wisdom of those who have lived it, are walking an uninformed path and could easily **** up quite tremendously.
#129 to #127 - anon id: c5117b10
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“I fear the day when the technology overlaps with our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots.” - Einstein
User avatar #128 to #127 - zzforrest
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I honestly would like to see any evidence of increasing stupidity. I've seen a lot of hoaxes like "the average IQ is decreasing" (If you know anything about IQ that's just plain retarded), and the like. I still stand by the idea that we aren't in an age of stupidity. I often ask my parents ( who are 48 and 50 ) about highschool in their day, and it sounds about the same. I honestly believe that nothing really changes about the people, it's more about the setting. If you took 100 kids, their personalities and intelligence, and swapped them with 100 kids from 20 years ago, I don't think there would be any difference. There wouldn't be a new "100 outlandlishly stupid kids" because they would be the same. And here, there wouldn't be a new "100 amazingly smart kids" either. We are the same, either way. Honestly, the best judge of "global intelligence" would be to not look at the ********* who have no understanding of the world (the kids), and look at the adults. But whoops, the adults come from the 60's - 80's, which is the majority of the people complaining about stupidity.
To be frank, judging the intelligence of a generation by the kids is like judging the freshness of the water in a river by looking at the dirt.
User avatar #136 to #128 - slunchy
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You don't think our increasing reliance on technology is having a negative effect on people's intelligence? What about the increasingly poor standards in education? What about our homogenous entertainment industry, our worsening social skills, the continuation of electing bad people into office? I live in Florida, and our governor Rick Scott, before he was elected governor, made it clear he was going to cut funds to education and law enforcement. Crap tons of people including teachers voted him in anyway, and are now complaining about him. People go into the voting booths and write down Mickey Mouse, instead of researching the best candidate that fits their beliefs. I think there's plenty of evidence.
User avatar #118 - tiredofthis
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I remember when my Dad would spend the better part of an hour setting up adventures for our GI Joes. Those were the best times ever.
User avatar #22 - megatrollinator
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Awesome parents are awesome
#12 - vissova
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This is what I want to see more of.
This is what I want to see more of.