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Freddie Woo says: What has made you smile and made your day better recently? We need cheering up.

(, Thu 23 Jan 2014, 14:02)
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Having the baby is the 'easy' bit
It's the next 18 odd years is the killer.
You are kinda boring with this rant, though.
(, Tue 28 Jan 2014, 13:15, closed)
It wasn't meant to be interesting.
I'm just attempting (probably fruitlessly) to stem the tide of boring kids stories, which get posted regardless of the QOTW topic.

Seriously - anyone who disagrees with me, I challenge you to find a kids-related story on this topic that wasn't utterly dull. Go on... have a go, and be honest... link one that is amusing, or interesting in any way, and I shall relent and agree that I've been completely unreasonable.
(, Tue 28 Jan 2014, 13:27, closed)

Although its not this qotw, its kinda kid related.. ish.

jelly.b3ta.com/questions/darwin/post367250
(, Tue 28 Jan 2014, 13:42, closed)
OK, so that story is excellent.
But importantly:

1) it's not actually about kids... the child is mentioned once in passing, with no adjectives in the way.

2) someone other than the parent is telling the story, so it keeps all the funny bits, and doesn't get sidetracked by some discussion of the posters feelings towards said child.
(, Tue 28 Jan 2014, 13:48, closed)

I tried :\
(, Tue 28 Jan 2014, 13:54, closed)
You do realise that this bias towards children by parents is genetic
and is essential for our survival?
The fact that as a non parent, you can't see this, is proof.
(, Tue 28 Jan 2014, 13:47, closed)
Yes I know it's genetic.
And I'm all for parents loving and caring for their children to the best of their ability.

I'd just rather they understood that it's not special, it's not funny, it's not interesting, billions of other people do it (most without going on about it), and crucially it is not an appropriate answer to every single QOTW.
(, Tue 28 Jan 2014, 13:51, closed)
I think you're right and you're a beautiful person.
We're all proud of you Son.
(, Tue 28 Jan 2014, 14:30, closed)
I get the point that you are not interested in children, that's fine.
But it's not really about kids, it's about subject matter.
I'm not interested in many things such as mountain biking, hip hop music, juggling flaming hamsters whilst dressed in a tutu, just to name a few.
But I'm not going to get the burning cross out and rant to high heaven that QOTW this week is full of juggling flaming hamsters stories.
If you don't like it, move on, else you're in danger of sounding like a child yourself.
If you've got a story to bring to the table, all well and good, but there's been a culture on this site of hamming people down when at least they've got something to say.
Bring back Spankeyhankey, Legless and the rest of them I say, they may have been full of bullshit but at least they could spin a good yarn.
(, Tue 28 Jan 2014, 14:47, closed)
I quite agree... those guys could tell a story (regardless of it being obvious lies).
I also agree it's about subject matter: if someone posts a story about football, a subject I find very dull, I wouldn't post a rant about how boring it is, because it is easy to conceive of some 3rd party (whose hobbies include football) finding the story interesting.

But "other peoples kids" is not a valid hobby/interest for 3rd parties to have... in fact, it's totally weird and unsettling if you are particularly interested in such things. It is not, therefore, appropriate to expect other people to wish to read such stories.

Also, you think anyone on b3ta is worried about sounding like a child? That's like jumping into a swimming pool and worrying about getting damp.
(, Tue 28 Jan 2014, 14:55, closed)
I disagree, whether you have kids is irrelevant, they could be of interest.
You're spot on with your last point though!
(, Tue 28 Jan 2014, 15:09, closed)
Which is irrelevant.
The question is not about peoples kids, it's about moments of joy.

You've projected it into what you're ranting about. It was never what you are arguing it shouldn't be.

People with kids have moments of joy with their kids. They're answering the question.
(, Tue 28 Jan 2014, 15:29, closed)
I never said they weren't answering the question.
I said they were fucking boring answers to the question.

Anyway, I'm bored with your inability to add anything challenging to this thread, and I have shit to do, so I'll just settle for calling you an terribly tedious, todger-titted, toss-testicle, and then go about my day.
(, Tue 28 Jan 2014, 15:32, closed)
Oh good grief...

(, Wed 29 Jan 2014, 10:44, closed)

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