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#114886 - 12/05/07 11:11 PM Re: Popular Mechanics 25 things all men should kno [Re: Susan]
JCWohlschlag Offline
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Originally Posted By: Susan
3. Change a diaper so it stays up when the baby stands up (without you vomiting or fainting). Think of it as an engineering trial, as babies don't have much in the way of waists or hips. Diapers can be trickier than they look. (DO NOT duct tape the diaper to the baby's skin!)

Hey, Susan. Im going to invent some diapers with attached suspenders. I can even name them after you if youd like! Is that okay? whistle
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#114905 - 12/06/07 03:27 AM Re: Popular Mechanics 25 things all men should kno [Re: JCWohlschlag]
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Sorry Susan, I don't have the patience to read through your list either... I'm always amused, however, at articles like these. They seem to assume that men are forever "angsting" over what others think about them. Yeah, right. Not all men are like that idiot on Tool Time. Lots of us can (and do) fix and build things. Get over it.

The posters about First Aid are right on. Both of my kids (boy and girl) will be learning a lot about self sufficiency from me. The answer to your problems isn't in your cell phone, it's between your eyebrows and the top of your head.

They're only 7, but learning to appreciate changing oil, brake jobs, tune ups, drywalling, plumbing, and the list goes on. I love little kids, they're like a sponge, and they love to learn!

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#114907 - 12/06/07 03:35 AM Re: Popular Mechanics 25 things all men should know [Re: Susan]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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My wife says that you would love me.

Re the diapers, here is a hint that sounds stupid but works. Put those neato disposable diapers on BACKWARDS. They fit the kid better, and as a result work better...
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#114911 - 12/06/07 03:43 AM Re: Popular Mechanics 25 things all men should know [Re: Susan]
ironraven Offline
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Registered: 09/08/05
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Loc: Vermont
*ahem*

I can dust. But like most animals, I run at the sound of the sucky-beast.

*laughs*
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#114915 - 12/06/07 04:58 AM Re: Popular Mechanics 25 things all men should know [Re: ironraven]
GarlyDog Offline

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Registered: 04/05/07
Posts: 776
Loc: The People's Republic of IL
Something every man should know is how to spend money WISELY to keep his girlfriend or wife happy.

Example:

When DW and I quit smoking, we decided to put the money saved toward hiring a house cleaning service once a week.


Edited by GarlyDog (12/06/07 05:06 AM)
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#114920 - 12/06/07 05:51 AM Re: Popular Mechanics 25 things all men should know [Re: Susan]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
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Loc: La-USA
Sue, Sue, Sue,,,,,You'r speaking "common sense" again.

These are things that I am trying to teach my nephew, a man has to be able to take care of himself AND his FAMILY.

And yes, changing diapers are learnable!
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#114923 - 12/06/07 06:02 AM Re: Popular Mechanics 25 things all men should know [Re: benjammin]
wildman800 Offline
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You're right,,,I AM the Captain of my ship and I execute every order that the Admiral (DW) issues!!!!
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#114924 - 12/06/07 07:28 AM Re: Popular Mechanics 25 things all men should know [Re: wildman800]
xavier01 Offline
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Registered: 12/02/02
Posts: 86
Loc: Phx, AZ
I wonder what a list of things women should know would look like.

I'd like to start:

Wait for the game to END before handing over our to-do lists!

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#114928 - 12/06/07 08:18 AM Re: Popular Mechanics 25 things all men should know [Re: xavier01]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2829
Loc: La-USA
I had DD2 take Auto Repair class in High School.

Taught her basic leather working and carpentry, at home.

Taught her that although she still lives in a man's world, she can do anything she desires, if she's ready to fight for the right and the chance to try it.

Taught her basic gun safety and marksmanship.

Taught her that being prepared provides future options and good sleep at night!
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#115209 - 12/09/07 08:38 AM Re: Popular Mechanics 25 things all men should know [Re: benjammin]
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And don't forgot rule 2:

'If the wife is wrong; refer to rule 1'.
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