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Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by WOODBS, Apr 21, 2011.


    WOODBS Very Active Member

    Jun 5, 2007
    I try not to be selfish...but I love reggae, Marley etc...So Ziggy is in tampa at a restaurant slash bar next weekend. Friday nite to be exact, we have vball in Orlando sat am...which I will make. Am I being totally bad dad by wanting to attend ?
  2. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

    Sep 29, 2003
    Wetumpka, AL
    Dad's have a life, too. Just got to maintain that balance between being there for your family and still being there for yourself.
  3. GypsyGraphics

    GypsyGraphics Major Contributor

    Mar 19, 2009
    the fact that you're asking means you probably don't miss a game very often... seems like it would be selfish of someone to ask you not to go... and maybe no one is, maybe it just you questioning if you should go... either way the answer is
    HECK YEAH.... GO SEE ZIGGY and have a blast!!!
  4. John Butto

    John Butto Very Active Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    enjoy yourself man

    You have to ask us for an opinion, there are people in this world who cannot have children and would do anything for that miracle to happen. Buy some plane tickets for the family and go to Jamaica where it is 85 and sunny. Download and listen to Buffalo Soldiers on the ipod while you watch her play.
  5. cdiesel

    cdiesel Very Active Member

    Jan 28, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    Take the old lady to the concert and leave the girls with a sitter and some pizza money.
  6. MikeSTK

    MikeSTK Dawns Vinyl Designs

    Feb 23, 2011
    Weatherly, Pa
    I never missed a football game of my only child, missed a couple Little League games when he was small (work). I still remember helping him get dressed for practice the first year.......

    He graduates this Spring, I am already not liking the concept of not being able to go see him play.

    You are absolutely reasonable to have your own likes but you can definately count how many games your child has left. Concerts on the other hand, could be hundreds left. (and if you played any sport remember what it meant to you having a parent watching)

    Choose wisely 'cause it's over in a blink. Your child won't be playing in a city near you in 10 years. :wink:
  7. surf city

    surf city Active Member

    Jun 25, 2009
    Toms River, NJ
    If you can make the concert and not miss anything that involves your kids hell yeah go, you have a life also. I remember when my son was doing all that stuff...Football, Baseball, Hockey, Lacrosse, snowboarding etc., etc. I wouldn't trade all the 5am practices and driving to all the away games and coaching football all those things were awesome !!! He's away at college now. I can honestly say that I miss those days very, very, very much. But, I also had a life in there too and you have to have a balance to stay sane as a parent cause life is usually crazy busy during those years. So if you can go, enjoy it man but, always remember what matters most.
  8. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

    Sep 27, 2010
    I'm more of a jimmy cliff fan, but that's besides the point.

    In my opinion when someone has kids things should go to the back burner. Priority one is to the kids without equivications. Now if you think you can do both and still give your kids 110% of your support during the game tomorrow morning, then go and enjoy yourself and use Sunday to crash and recover.

    When kids are young, life is about them or at least it should be. My dad always regretted not being around so much when my sister was growing up, because he was working to be able to support everyone.

    Now I'm not saying don't have a life or any outlets, but try to keep the "conflicting" schedule down.
  9. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

    Jun 24, 2003
    I gave up a high paying job years ago just so I would never have to miss my kids growing up. One son is a jazz musician and getting recognition for it. I attend all his concerts.
    I can say this with pride. I watch him grow into his talent and that in itself is worth every second of missing my favorite events. Our kids come first. All others take second.

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