Here is some of the parenting advice I've gathered:
While cleaning out what used to be our guest room, to make ready for a brand new member of the family, Ragnarok and I realized that there still was a lot of Cal stuff in the room. Now, we could use these pieces of Cal paraphernalia (including Cal Band poster, bear in a Cal sweater, Cal banner, Cal Band blanket, and a framed Daily Cal from when we won Big Game in 2002) to slowly guilt our poor offspring into thinking he (or she) can't please us unless they attend and love UC Berkeley. Frankly, I'm a little uneasy putting that kind of pressure on a fetus. So, I do what I always do when I have questions about life and the world -- ask the CGB regulars.
You gotta be KIDDING me. Where’s the freaking incentive for me to get a good education to provide a stable learning environment for MY kids?! If anything I should make life SHITTIER for them so they’ll be able to pull this B.S excuse on college app essays.
by Spazzy Mcgee on Jan 15, 2010 8:21 AM PST up reply actions 0 recs
I took my nephew to his first Cal game when he was 10. He thought the band was the greatest thing ever. When the band came charging out of the tunnel he gave me a big hug and said, "Thank you, thank you, thank you for bringing me here!" All I can say is, Cal Band Great.
by CalBear81 on Jan 12, 2010 11:07 PM PST up reply actions 0 recs
To be fair, I would totally admit someone [to UC Berkeley] simply on the basis of their name actually being Whitey McWhiteWhite.
by BearStage on Jan 14, 2010 3:11 PM PST up reply actions 0 recs
Chuck E Cheese sells beer. Just treat it like a bar and you’re good.
by Missing Barry on Jan 15, 2010 10:36 AM PST up reply actions 0 recs
The only time I bought a megapack of condoms was in Target, when there was a kid screaming on the floor of the aisle. I looked at the kid, thought "Aw HELL no" and bought the biggest pack I could.
by sec119 on Dec 8, 2009 11:54 AM PST up reply actions 4 recs
I know a lot of my friends' parents use Jewish guilt as a parenting trick with them (take notes carp, Ragnarok, and zoonews). As a way to control their kids. "Oh, you want such that you go to a bad college 13 years from now? Why would you do that to me?"
by TwistNHook on Dec 15, 2009 7:27 AM PST
So go ahead and tell us how we should indoctrinate our new Cal fan. We are now accepting advice and bear-shaped onesies. And to finish it off -- a conversation from our house:
Ragnarok: I think I'll read this book [A Short History of Nearly Everything] to our baby.
AndBears: Sure, it won't understand it, but it'll help to learn language, tonality, sentence structure. It should learn English faster.
Ragnarok: What if we have Telemundo on for 4 hours a day?
AndBears:... <pause>... Why is our child a science experiment?