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Old Dec 7th, 2010, 20:17 PM   1
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Other Half not ready?


Saw this article about getting your boyfriend/husband on board the baby train.... thought I'd share with anyone willing to try:

First, make sure this is what you want, because once you convince him, if you change your mind, it could take a lot more than this to get him to believe you again. If a baby--Poop, spit, snot and all is really what you want, proceed to step 2.

2. Babysit together... But don't accept offers from people with bad, annoying, or loud kids. That'll scare him away. The ideal situation would be to babysit a baby who sleeps a lot, and when it's not sleeping, it's laughing and cooing at you. Then tell him that's how good your kids will be.

3. Get a dog, or some sort of pet, let him fall in love with it then say you're allergic and give it away. It's sad, but there's tough love in the game of love and war... And in that time of mourning is the perfect time to say "well, maybe a dog just wasn't the right move for us, and it's time for a real child."

4. Watch sports with your husband. Get all into it and tell him how fun it'll be when your little boys are old enough to play sports... Shoot, they aren't even conceived, better get going!

5. When moments present themselves, and you spot a cute family you think you'll resemble, or a kid's outfit he could see his child wearing, point it out to him. Don't over-do it, just nudge him and peer in the direction of the bait. He'll get the hint. WARNING: Don't do this too often or it could get annoying.

6. When he notices a cute family or comments about his dreams for children on his own, stay calm. Don't freak out, your over-excitement may just scare him out of the thought. Keep your cool and when the timing is right, tell him how you'd love that too.

7. Get all dolled up for him, let him have the remote, make him a nice dinner, and give him the night of his life. At the end of a long tiring but wonderful night when you're about to go to sleep, tell him how fun it will be when you're trying for a baby, and how it will be that much fun every night.

8. At church, let him catch you staring at little kids. Don't stare too long, or you'll look like a stalker, just long enough and with the nicest smile so that he knows, whether he likes it or not, that's what you want more than anything.

9. Hire outside enforcements. A couple he would look up to, but is in a worse situation than you financially. Make friends with them, then let them drop the bomb on you guys and tell you they're pregnant and share how excited they are with you. It may not work the first time, but after about the 3rd or 4th couple it's sure to strike a chord. This especially works with best friend couples with good babies, so you may have to invest some time and research.

10.Turn he tables. Halt everything you've been doing, and all of the positive vibes toward kids. Tell him you change your mind, you're not sure when you want to have kids and that maybe you two should wait awhile. He'll wonder why your mind has changed and it'll bring the idea of kids to the front of his mind. Then he'll always be the one bringing up the topic. That's when you POUNCE! Catch him while he's down and jump on his team, agree with him and he'll think the whole idea was his!



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Old Dec 7th, 2010, 20:28 PM   2
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By the way, I'm not on board with #3, that's just mean, but I didn't write the article.



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Old Dec 7th, 2010, 21:29 PM   3
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LOL I thought #3 was mean too! I propose a revision.

Get a pet and let him fall in love with it. The take the pet everywhere you can. Try to take it all his favorite places (like Disney World or the restaurant around the corner with the really big TV's, and when the pet can't get in remind him that a child can.



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Old Dec 8th, 2010, 05:40 AM   4
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Too funny! Thanks for this - you just brightened up my morning. I already do a few of these things without trying, so maybe i'll try a few of the other hints & see what happens, LOL!



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Old Dec 8th, 2010, 07:26 AM   5
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haha i hope it's supposed to be a joke! seems really manipulative otherwise!!



 
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Old Dec 8th, 2010, 12:41 PM   6
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Number 3! So mean!



 
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Old Dec 8th, 2010, 12:50 PM   7
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haha i hope it's supposed to be a joke! seems really manipulative otherwise!!
I see how it could be, but then again, I don't think someone can truly be convinced something this serious unless they sort of do want it. The part about making him think it's his idea is a bit manipulative, but I think some of them can just be used to get him thinking about it without pushing, and see how he feels. I'm pretty certain if I'd tried this with my OH a year ago, it would not have worked. (Though I did not try it at all, he came to wanting a child on his own)



 
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Old Dec 8th, 2010, 14:53 PM   8
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I feel sorry for any man with a partner who would go through that! most of the stuff happens naturally anyway



 
Old Dec 10th, 2010, 11:06 AM   9
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haha it seems funny to me i dont think any of those would even work if you tried



 
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Old Dec 10th, 2010, 17:16 PM   10
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haha it seems funny to me i dont think any of those would even work if you tried
I don't think so either. LOL but it was a funny article, I thought I'd share it.



 
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