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Frank the tankFrank the tank Posts: 6,806
edited December 2014 in The bottom bracket
Went out today with my daughter for our annual xmas shopping trip (basically to get Mrs Tanks pressies) and a hearty meal and a few pints(for me) a glass of mineral water for my daughter. I just love it. I spend plenty cash on things she would not buy herself but I love her to bits and can't resist.
How many of you dads out there feel/do the same?
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,178
    I am always buying the little one's stuff. Can't help it but they are a along way off saying "Daddy, can I have..."
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  • slowmartslowmart Posts: 3,806
    Excellent. Treasure the time :D

    For me it's a weekly trip to the local super market with my daughter for food to cook for tea on a Sunday. Things always move on though….. :roll: :wink:
    And God created the bicycle, so that man could use it as a means for work and to help him negotiate life's complicated journey.
  • tim wandtim wand Posts: 2,945
    Get about One in Six Sunday club runs in since 6 year old daughter started Pony Lessons.

    Still got her a nice shiny Trek 20 Inch wheel MTB for XMAS so hopefully can get her back round to being the next Marianne Vos before I turn into the next Jan Ulrich .

    Her favourite saying at the moment is " Mummy I did mug Daddy right off "

    p.s How's Little Franky getting on?
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,487
    Mine is at the stage now where she wants her clothes to be 'Superdry' and a Samsung phone somehow isn't good enough because some of her mates have iPhones. Indulging your sprogette is fun but as they get older, the cost goes up while the gratitude goes down...
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  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,699
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Mine is at the stage now where she wants her clothes to be 'Superdry' and a Samsung phone somehow isn't good enough because some of her mates have iPhones. Indulging your sprogette is fun but as they get older, the cost goes up while the gratitude goes down...

    Ain't that the truth! :lol:
  • My lad is still at the level of being happy with a tickle. Nearly 2 and balance bike time! He's already sat on a proper bike with pedals and tried to pedal. Glad it had stabilizers on as I had my back turned at the time. Makes me so proud. That and when we give him the option of a bike ride or a walk and he chooses the bike ride. Even though it is on the child seat he still wants to go for a ride.

    Yet to experience the older child (other than niece and nephew), but so far the younger child sounds best. Mind you, I won't swap him no matter how bad the teenage years. Reckon you start them off right (on a child seat) and with luck you see them on the podium in Paris!! We can dream!!

    PS just seen on Evans Cycles website there is actually a drop handled balance bike for sale!!!! :D
  • slowmartslowmart Posts: 3,806
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    the cost goes up while the gratitude goes down…


    Accountants, eh! They know the cost of everything but haven't a clue about the value :wink:


    Teenage daughter….. I love you dad

    Me, And i love you. ( while thinking yes, that love is going to kill me!)

    My daughter did press the reset button for me a few years ago. We had just been on the best family holiday and one of the high points was being driven back from the airport and my daughter fell asleep on my shoulder. It took me back to when she was a toddler….
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,303 Lives Here
    My daughter is about to hit her teens, should I worry? Thankfully she's not into designer labels. I told her Superdry is a complete con as it's not actually waterproof. For some reason she rolled her eyes at me with a look of despair. Thankfully she prefers to go shopping with her Mum, that suits me just fine, but she knows I have my uses.
  • bigmatbigmat Posts: 5,108
    when we give him the option of a bike ride or a walk and he chooses the bike ride. Even though it is on the child seat he still wants to go for a ride.

    Lazy little f***er.



























    I joke of course! :)
  • bianchimoonbianchimoon Posts: 3,939
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Mine is at the stage now where she wants her clothes to be 'Superdry' and a Samsung phone somehow isn't good enough because some of her mates have iPhones. Indulging your sprogette is fun but as they get older, the cost goes up while the gratitude goes down...

    and the next stage for me was "Dad, now i'm at Uni I need a car as i've started sword fighting and how ironic would it be if I got stabbed walking the streets back to my flat in the dark!" :roll:
    All lies and jest..still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest....
  • tim wand wrote:
    Get about One in Six Sunday club runs in since 6 year old daughter started Pony Lessons.

    Ha, know about this one - 10 year daughter rides 2-3 times at the weekend and now Mrs Diamant has taken it up. Plus side is that I am left to my own devices on a Saturday morning - downside is having to spend every other Sunday morning watching daughter ride. Had a spectacular fall when jumping last week, but impressed everyone by dusting herself down and getting back on and jumping again, with a big grin. Seemingly falling off and climbing on again is a badge of honour - especially when there are bruises to show off afterwards - so nothing like cycling then...

    Its got so serious we have had a conversation at the weekend about buying a sodding horse though (there goes my hope of a Colnago!).
  • tim wandtim wand Posts: 2,945
    Diamant49 wrote:
    tim wand wrote:
    Get about One in Six Sunday club runs in since 6 year old daughter started Pony Lessons.

    Ha, know about this one - 10 year daughter rides 2-3 times at the weekend and now Mrs Diamant has taken it up. Plus side is that I am left to my own devices on a Saturday morning - downside is having to spend every other Sunday morning watching daughter ride. Had a spectacular fall when jumping last week, but impressed everyone by dusting herself down and getting back on and jumping again, with a big grin. Seemingly falling off and climbing on again is a badge of honour - especially when there are bruises to show off afterwards - so nothing like cycling then...

    Its got so serious we have had a conversation at the weekend about buying a sodding horse though (there goes my hope of a Colnago!).


    I m resisting buying 500kg of unprocessed dog meat at the moment and I live in an old police house with stables. So running out of excuses quick (besides poverty). I ve told her if she passes her 11+ and gets into a good school ( I know wheres the socialist in me gone? Ponies and Grammar Schools/ but having taught in the local comps I'm justifiably scared) So that gives me another 5 years breathing space.

    Also coincides with my 50th and I promised myself a sabbatical from work to cycle the 50 mountains in Mountain high that Summer. So I can feel an argument coming. Hopefully by then one of us will have grown out of our Hobby and Toys. :D If I cant get the time off work then its going to be a Colnago Master.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,487
    slowmart wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    the cost goes up while the gratitude goes down…


    Accountants, eh! They know the cost of everything but haven't a clue about the value :wink:
    ….
    So are you saying I should or shouldn't buy her a Superdry outfit and an iPhone 6? :wink:
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  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    slowmart wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    the cost goes up while the gratitude goes down…


    Accountants, eh! They know the cost of everything but haven't a clue about the value :wink:
    ….
    So are you saying I should or shouldn't buy her a Superdry outfit and an iPhone 6? :wink:

    Good job you've got so much money Stevo :lol:
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

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  • tim wandtim wand Posts: 2,945
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    slowmart wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    the cost goes up while the gratitude goes down…



    Accountants, eh! They know the cost of everything but haven't a clue about the value :wink:
    ….
    So are you saying I should or shouldn't buy her a Superdry outfit and an iPhone 6? :wink:


    Get her the I phone Stevo! That Samsung lot sponsor some well dodgy organisations :D
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,055
    tim wand wrote:
    then its going to be a Colnago Master.

    great idea :)
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,487
    veronese68 wrote:
    My daughter is about to hit her teens, should I worry?
    You probably should :)

    A sense of humour helps...
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  • VTechVTech Posts: 4,736
    Went out today with my daughter for our annual xmas shopping trip (basically to get Mrs Tanks pressies) and a hearty meal and a few pints(for me) a glass of mineral water for my daughter. I just love it. I spend plenty cash on things she would not buy herself but I love her to bits and can't resist.
    How many of you dads out there feel/do the same?

    Very touching.
    I did this for the first time last year and will do the same this year. Im trying to make up for a lifetime of not being there. :oops:
    Living MY dream.
  • tim wandtim wand Posts: 2,945
    matthew h wrote:
    tim wand wrote:
    then its going to be a Colnago Master.

    great idea :)


    http://www.pbase.com/bentleyboys/colnago_master


    Yep by , the time she's a gobby teenager , I d probably sell her for that.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,178
    tim wand wrote:
    matthew h wrote:
    tim wand wrote:
    then its going to be a Colnago Master.

    great idea :)


    http://www.pbase.com/bentleyboys/colnago_master


    Yep by , the time she's a gobby teenager , I d probably sell her for that.

    I hope you put better bars on it than that [email protected]! matt h did on his.
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    W - Wiggle Honda

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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,055
    tim wand wrote:
    matthew h wrote:
    tim wand wrote:
    then its going to be a Colnago Master.

    great idea :)


    http://www.pbase.com/bentleyboys/colnago_master


    Yep by , the time she's a gobby teenager , I d probably sell her for that.

    I hope you put better bars on it than that [email protected]! matt h did on his.

    I get the feeling you aren't feeling the love for the bars! :)

    Wait until the proper stem arrives ;)
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,487
    tim wand wrote:
    matthew h wrote:
    tim wand wrote:
    then its going to be a Colnago Master.

    great idea :)


    http://www.pbase.com/bentleyboys/colnago_master


    Yep by , the time she's a gobby teenager , I d probably sell her for that.

    I hope you put better bars on it than that [email protected]! matt h did on his.
    You lot should have pointed Matt to Italian Bike Snobs R Us to make his purchase :wink:
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  • [/quote]
    I m resisting buying 500kg of unprocessed dog meat at the moment and I live in an old police house with stables. So running out of excuses quick (besides poverty). I ve told her if she passes her 11+ and gets into a good school ( I know wheres the socialist in me gone? Ponies and Grammar Schools/ but having taught in the local comps I'm justifiably scared) So that gives me another 5 years breathing space.

    Also coincides with my 50th and I promised myself a sabbatical from work to cycle the 50 mountains in Mountain high that Summer. So I can feel an argument coming. Hopefully by then one of us will have grown out of our Hobby and Toys. :D If I cant get the time off work then its going to be a Colnago Master.[/quote]

    Funny enough my one is currently doing her Transfer Test - which is what has replaced the 11+ here in Norn Iron land. Last of three tests this Saturday morning, thankfully - she has been doing practice tests since Easter.

    We have no real alternative where we live - where I grew up we had selection at Year 10, but that meant 3 years in a streamed comprehensive, at the worst part of the "troubles" here - at least two fellow pupils did time for murder, and each day was a lesson in survival (I was in the A stream, which was happy hunting for the kids in the R(emedial) stream).

    Certainly wouldn't wish that on anyone, least of all my daughter.....
  • katiebobkatiebob Posts: 208
    From a daughters perspective - I'm 32 and LOVE spending time with my dad.

    He's my shopping buddy as my mum is rubbish. Its a bit embarassing at tills though as we practically wrestle to get our cards into the machine before the other!

    He never bought me a pony though...
  • VTechVTech Posts: 4,736
    katiebob wrote:
    From a daughters perspective - I'm 32 and LOVE spending time with my dad.

    He's my shopping buddy as my mum is rubbish. Its a bit embarassing at tills though as we practically wrestle to get our cards into the machine before the other!

    He never bought me a pony though...

    Has anyone ever mistaken him for your husband ?
    Reason I ask is that I've been mistaken for the wife's father on a couple of times.
    Never been happy with that one :oops: :shock: :? :(
    Living MY dream.
  • katiebobkatiebob Posts: 208
    VTech wrote:
    katiebob wrote:
    From a daughters perspective - I'm 32 and LOVE spending time with my dad.

    He's my shopping buddy as my mum is rubbish. Its a bit embarassing at tills though as we practically wrestle to get our cards into the machine before the other!

    He never bought me a pony though...

    Has anyone ever mistaken him for your husband ?
    Reason I ask is that I've been mistaken for the wife's father on a couple of times.
    Never been happy with that one :oops: :shock: :? :(

    Ha ha ha! OH MY GOD - YES!

    When I was about 15 or so and was pushing my sister in her pushchair (shes 12 yrs younger than me). We were in a shop and dad was trying on a shirt...

    sales lady: that looks very nice sir, and what does your wife think? :oops:
  • stovemanstoveman Posts: 155
    Missed out on the father daughter relationship as I had a really messy divorce and the ex wife turned my 3 daughters against me.
    They only live 750mtrs from where I do,but haven't seen them in 4 years.

    What I have done though is focussed on my 2 stepchildren and 3 grandchildren and have such an amazing relationship with them.Really wish things had worked out differently but life just seems perfect when I'm with the grandkids.

    Phil.
  • cubedeancubedean Posts: 670
    I love spending time alone with my son, he's only 4 but really enjoys the daddy time.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,487
    Now on the Christmas list for Stropteen is an iPad Air...how much?!
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