A proud father tonight

United States
May 26, 2007 11:10pm CST
I took both of my kids on a walking ghost tour tonight. It's basically a 2 hour trek around some of the haunted locations in the area and the guide tells some spooky stories about things that have happened at the locations. We are all armed with flashlights and I have my digital recorder trying to see if I can pick anything up. Anyways, I watched my little guy tonight and he is just so curious about all this stuff and fearless to boot and he just looked like alittle mini-me....it was very cool and I got a little choked up to be honest. There was one location that they just call "the creepy house"...it's well named, believe me. Well, I am under the house in this rotten old crawlspace with my flashlight and he comes right in beside me trying very hard to be quiet so as not to get in the way of the recording, shining his flashlight around and looking like a great investigator...I know I'm rambling but it was just so cool....one of those great father/son moments.
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• United States
27 May 07
Awww, that is a cute story! I don't have any kids yet, but if I ever have kids, I hope that they will be into the more unusual things in life, like my fiance and I both are. :)
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• United States
27 May 07
I love that my kids embrace that sort of thing...the biggest thing that people always say to me is about my tattoos..they always ask "aren't your kids afraid of your tattoos?....they don't even notice them to be honest and think they are cool....love that about them...very non-judgemental little people.
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• United States
29 May 07
That's the beauty of children. They are non judgemental. Adults teach them to judge. I know your kids are going to be great cause I know what you are like.
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• United States
30 May 07
WOW!!...Thank you maildumpster, that's a very nice compliment
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@klystron635 (1520)
• Philippines
27 May 07
It is a great bonding time for you and your son. The both of you will not forget that experience. I remeber just this morning my father scolded my brother. My father asked my brother a question and the latter didn't respond. My brother wasn't feeling well so I guess that's the reason he did not respond. My father told my brother different kind of stuffs. I am not saying my father is bad but he often misunderstood us, my brother and me. I think the reason behind this is the fact that we didn't grow up with him.
• United States
27 May 07
it's not always the easiest thing being a parent...it's impossible to do and say the right thing every time...thanks for the response.
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• Philippines
27 May 07
I do understand that being a parent is hard work. But my dad should have understood the fact that my brother is sick.
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@freak369 (4851)
• United States
12 Jun 07
You know, thirty years from now, he is going to look back on moments like that and smile. It's not the high priced toys that kids receive or even the sport awards they earn that they remember .. it's the small things like quality time or crawling under a haunted house that they carry with them forever. Cherish these moments friend .. for before too long .. they will be fleeting memories.
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• United States
12 Jun 07
My two little ones - My two little ones taken on a very cold day in Pittsburgh just before the Steelers game
I agree...I look at my kids sometimes and they just take my breath away...they are so polite and well behaved and are a constant source of pride for me.
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• United States
27 May 07
aww:) that sounds like it was a great moment. it must be nice to have kids that share the same interest :)
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• United States
27 May 07
it really was great...I'm getting all emotional again just thinking about it.....I love those little moments with my kids.
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• United States
27 May 07
That sounds like a lot of fun,l love it when kids really get interested it different things like that, you can see it in there little faces. I think it makes there mind expand and look at the world and things around them differently. You must be a fun father to come up with cool and inventive way to spend a few hours with your kids. I think your not the only one that is proud tonight!
• United States
27 May 07
wow...thank you, what a very nice thing to say. I appreciate that.
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• United States
12 Jun 07
I've always wanted to take one of those tours while we've been down South, but have yet to get the chance. Someday I will. :) Glad to hear that you had such a special time with your son. It sounds like it was a wonderful time.
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• United States
27 May 07
Awesome! Go fearless little dude!!
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@PunkyMcPunk (1477)
• Canada
27 May 07
Taking time out to do things like this with your kids is wonderful. It creates memories that will last them forever. Kids when they are young are fearless. It is because they are so innocent. They haven't learned that there are things out there that will hurt them on purpose and inadvertantly. My son is a curious little guy and I always ensure that I take time out to answer all of his questions and the "why this?" "why that?" because he is learning and I am helping him grow intellectually. I bet your kid had as much of a ball doing something with dad as you did!
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@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
27 May 07
That is so nice. It is great when your kids like to do the same things that you do. And, nice that you take them along. I would love to go on a ghost tour. I've read about them, but they don't have any close by where I live. I'm glad you're enjoying your kids while they still like to do things with you. They grow up so fast. Though it sounds like yours are going to enjoy the same things you do. :)
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@4cuteboys (4103)
• United States
27 May 07
That is VERY cool. I went on something like that before. I think it was more of a nature thing though, but outside at night with flashlights and I remember how much I loved it. Anyways now I will have to look to see if there is anything like that out here for my kids. I know the older two would have a blast and I think it's a great idea. I get choked up too about stuff like that. Sounds like a great night for you guys!! :)
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@irishmist (3820)
• United States
27 May 07
Great Story! Getting our kid's involved in stuff like this is very important. They need to know, that not everything is cut & dry in life. On another note. I have had many experiences happen to me. We need to be prepaired for whatever comes our way.
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@Fishmomma (11523)
• United States
27 May 07
Its always wonderful when we can have fun with our children. Mine grew to fast. I'm spending the day out with my youngest daughter and we are seeing the Spider-man 3 movie tomorrow.
• United States
30 Jun 07
Awww thats just the coolest thig ever! How old is your kids? I cant wait til i can do thigns like that with my son..hes 5 now..and im all about hauntings,huntings etc..its just so amazing! If you dont mind me askin where abouts did you go and did ya see anything worth mentioning? lol..I think the bond you and your son have now is such a strong bond..that you wil be close forever..and i hope the very best..I just hope my relationship with Sky stays close as well..take care!
@natalie1981 (2000)
• Singapore
30 May 07
Oh, that's so precious. It's like when I saw my niece reading an encyclopedia. I actually saw my geeky little self in her. LOL. It's nice that your kids aren't afraid of ghosts. But I guess you really raised them well and thought them alot about your hobbies. And I know that they really look up to you.
• United States
28 May 07
oh i love this! thank you for sharing! and you SHOULD be a proud papa, sounds like you love your kids very much! i love to see my son with my hubby, it is like a mini-me situation with them two, all the time! and how fun? a walking ghost tour? i would love to do something like that! well anyway, good job proud papa...keep on "rambling", we love to read it!
28 May 07
Wow he is brave, my son would not even go on a tour of Chedder Gorge when they mentioned a woman is known to haunt the caves with her cat. He clung to his dad and we had to take him out when we went through a part that had a display about a dragon. He has such a vivid imagination. The best walk I went on was the Jack the Ripper tour round the East End of London, it was brilliant, but also still very haunting. Even as a grown adult it gave me the willies.
• United States
27 May 07
What a wonderful way to build a strong relationship with your children. It will bring lasting memories, and something you three can do for years to come. I hope when i have children, i can get them interested in things like this to. Its something that shouldnt be feared, but something that should be explored. I have a few places in the area i live, and a little ways down the road, that are deemed to be haunted, I have yet to get the chance to explore them, but this summer i think i will. Happy ghost hunting.
@craz2max (254)
• United States
27 May 07
It's so cool that you spend time with your kids. My dad was too busy keeping us fed ans clothed and a roof over our heads to spend much time with us. When we got old enough to go fishing with him we got to spend a little time with him.