How much do you love your child/children?

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  1. Mark-Mac-Attack macrumors regular

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    It has certainly been clear to me that a mans love for his daughter is stronger than no other.

    I say this as my daughter reaches her first birthday today and I feel protection over her like i've never felt before in my life; as one would expect!

    What are others thoughts and experiences for the love of their child? Does your protection get (dare I say) in the way of things? How does it change through time? Any comments anyone wishes to add?

    Mark :)
     
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  3. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    A doting father? Been there. Still there.:D:D:D I guess things will change once she hits the teen years. My love for the ankle biter didn't change, it just got harder.;) As they get older, you'll have to temper that love with a bit of discipline. Don't let your daughter have her way just because you cherish her, not even when she does the sad puppy dog eyes.;):p
     
  4. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    Amen to that. My daughter is 8 going on 18, she's a nightmare and a blessing combined.
     
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    My children are #1 and always will be. There's nothing better than being a dad.
     
  6. scotty96LSC macrumors 65816

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    I love my three kids -- 28, 19, 16. And yes I feel more protective over the 28 and 16 year old girls. Especially the 16 year old now as everyday a new boy is at the door. Of course he has to get by 500-pounds of Great Danes and then me. It weeks a lot of them out.
     
  7. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    Touch my kids and I'll rip off your head, reach down your neck pull out your heart and then shove it up your butt.

    Me, protective, never.
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    I have a brother 10 years younger and I would do anything for hom

    Having my own child would only amplify those feelings in a way I cant even imagine now
     
  9. Mark-Mac-Attack thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am guessing that you are not a parent? ;)

    It interests me how the feelings towards my child will change through time. I must say, before she was born, but after the pregnancy was announced, I didn't feel much in the way of change; but then again I was not yet a father. Since birth, things certainly have changed. If anything, there is now a focal point in your life (Something better than buying Apple stuff! :rolleyes:), even when relationships end and things aren't going quite the way you planned.
     
  10. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    My daughter is 4 1/2, and often has what I call PMT (PreMature Teenager) haha, but I do love her.

    Interestingly, when she was just a baby, yes, I loved her, but I didn't feel much of a special bond. As she's developed and started talking and showing her personality and character, I love her more and more, and I'm starting to enjoy more and more hanging out with her and chatting about stuff and teasing each other.

    Learning to be a father has been a big challenge. I've had to re-evaluate my thinking on a lot of things. It's become unbelievably important for me to think carefully before I speak, and once I've said something, stick to it. Discussing with her mother our framework of limits and rules, and trying to stick to it, has been an adventure.
     
  11. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    Ah, yes. I suffer and will suffer anything for my boys.
     
  12. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    the bond is obviously insanely strong. can't even really put it in words.

    it's a fine line between discipline and love.

    I know this though: if anyone were trying to take them or hurt them (ie. not kids fighting), I wouldn't hesitate to kill that person in order to save my kids.

    i think that's as strong as it gets :)
     
  13. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Enough that my reflexive answer is: what the hell kind of question is that? ;)

    My kids are all grown, so I have the joy of knowing they turned into wonderful adults. Now I'm loving my grandchildren: two babies and one 4 year old, all of whom we babysit.

    I love 'em all, even though the 4 year old has turned into a little **** because she's jealous of the attention the babies require. I love her to pieces; she's just having a hard time trying to deal with not being the center of the universe right now.
     
  14. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    I would give my live to save his and kill to save him.

    I think this is in my Levi's.
     
  15. Mark-Mac-Attack thread starter macrumors regular

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    Interesting about the bond changing as you interact through time.


    And yes, I realise as a normal person this questions is rather stupid!

    It was my little girl's party today, and very proud of her I was too. Always well behaved :). It could well be a very long time until I have another child, so every moment is a blessing!
     
  16. Prof. macrumors 601

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    I'm the exact opposite with my brother. He and I do not get along at all.
     
  17. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Not sure about children - but I'm very fond, and protective - over the stage 2 culture I'm growing behind my toilet. ;)
     
  18. xlii macrumors 68000

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    Well, my daughter is 21... thinks she's 25... and sometimes acts 15. One more college payment to go... if you been there... you know what I mean.
     
  19. mscriv macrumors 601

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    I tell my boys everyday, "I love you more than anything!" Our oldest is 4 and a half and his younger brother is 8 months. My heart just melts when our four year old comes up and says it to me on his own. "Daddy, I love you more than anything." There's no way to describe how it makes you feel.
     
  20. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    Great advice to be honest. I always tell my boy that I love him, and make sure he knows I'm interested.
     
  21. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

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    I have step daughters (none of my own--well none at least that I am aware of) so we have three girls all teenagers the thought has crossed both our minds of selling them to the Gypsies on Craigslist. Nahh probably won't.
     
  22. mscriv macrumors 601

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    I'm told that despite the rough economy the price for teenage girls has remained relatively high. :D
     
  23. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    I love my kitty like a son. :)
    Im 19. No little ones, but sometimes I wonder just how much I will love my children, if I already love a kitten THIS much. You know? I can expect to be a very loving father. :)
     
  24. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I don't have children as I am certain I make for a horrible caretaker of a human being (and fish).
    That said, I know a man who has a 4-year old and his love for her is immeasurable. Then again that also means that his love for her clouds his judgement. ;) Looking at another friend who has children who are much older than 4 years old, I can safely say that the love you have for your children can only grow. If the previously mentioned friend with the 4 year old can be 1/4th the father this other guy is then he'll truly nail parenting. It is really amazing to see just how much he loves his children.

    Knowing just those two people in my life who can love so much makes life worth living because if you can watch that kind of love evolve you're a lucky person, imho.
     
  25. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    A lot of people say they would "do anything" or "suffer anything" for the sake of their children. I'm wondering just how far that really goes.

    Would you create a disadvantage for another person's child so that your own could prevail in some way? What if it were a life and death situation?
     

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