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Far enough to dress up like a super hero and take him shopping at Home Depot.

Sometimes its the little things that count.


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Son or daughter? I think I see pigtails...

Doesn't matter though, that dad is a super-hero to his child either way.


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Why not?

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Yep, a daughter.  F for Feminists!!   But Tarol wrote above, hey, why not?   :;):

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Sorry Raz, but at the main site, all I could read and could think of was this.




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That's awesome. Hey, maybe she's dressing up like daddy.
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Sorry Raz, but at the main site, all I could read and could think of was this.



Used to think 'cool image' -- and now it looks downright stupid.  I'm sure I am not the only one with that perception change.  And that's one change for the better in our society.


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Sorry Raz, but at the main site, all I could read and could think of was this.




Used to think 'cool image' -- and now it looks downright stupid.  I'm sure I am not the only one with that perception change.  And that's one change for the better in our society.

Not to derail Raz's thread, but ad's or not, smoking is still rampant in our society and even worse in Europe, "The Far East", and whatever the now politically correct term for "developing nations" is.

The ban on cigarette ads on the TV or in print did absolutely nothing to curb the appetite of the addicted. The scare tactic ads with John Wayne did nothing. The exorbitant  tax rates on them now haven't cut down sales at all.

All I wanted to do was offer up a bit of old nostalgia for those that don't remember the old ad, and show how far we've come.


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^To paraphrase another cigarette slogan, "we've come a long way baby."

And who wears a hole in their shoe walking a mile?


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And who wears a hole in their shoe walking a mile?

Even back then, that's what I always thought !!!!

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Why not?

This.

I have a picture of Cinderella taped onto my laptop right now, because my 4-year-old daughter had cut it out just for me and hoped I'd put it somewhere.  I'm sure there's folks at a coffee shop who might question my, uh, orientation for that, but who cares.  I think of her every time I see it.

I'd dress up like a superhero in a heartbeat to go shopping with my kid.  Sounds like fun. :)  Most parents would, I think.


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But would you dress up like THIS superhero???

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I used to go around with my son, with both of us dressed as pirates. He loved it and now I love the memories.

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I'd dress up like a superhero in a heartbeat to go shopping with my kid.  Sounds like fun. :)  Most parents would, I think.

<---More than once. Even dressed up like a chicken and went shopping. My favorite was the kid going into Kroger and Publix in his ninja outfit. Complete with sword.  :D He was told to leave Kroger or they were gonna call the police. Good times.

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But would you dress up like THIS superhero???


He did.  That's a video from HOTB.  Where'd you get that??  What happens at HOTB is supposed to *stay* at HOTB!

:D :D


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Gotta say ... when I dress up (see picture, left), my son is usually mortified and doesn't want to be seen within 20 miles of me.

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Gotta say ... when I dress up (see picture, left), my son is usually mortified and doesn't want to be seen within 20 miles of me.

Oh, the ways mothers torture their young!!  :D

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Gotta say ... when I dress up (see picture, left), my son is usually mortified and doesn't want to be seen within 20 miles of me.

That seems the more typical attitude to me.  Still, it looks like fun.
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He did.  That's a video from HOTB.  Where'd you get that??  What happens at HOTB is supposed to *stay* at HOTB!

:D :D

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Gotta say ... when I dress up (see picture, left), my son is usually mortified and doesn't want to be seen within 20 miles of me.

That seems the more typical attitude to me.  Still, it looks like fun.

He'll appreciate that he had a fun mom when he gets older. :D

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Far enough to dress up like a super hero and take him shopping at Home Depot.

Sometimes its the little things that count.

Maybe the kid dressed up so her dad wouldn't feel out of place in his superhero outfit?
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On a semi-regular basis. Mind you, I don't wear a cape.

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It is a son.  The pigtails you think you are seeing are the tie downs for the wool hat.  See the ear flaps on Dad's hat.  

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He did.  That's a video from HOTB.  Where'd you get that??  What happens at HOTB is supposed to *stay* at HOTB!

:D :D

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Swimswithtrout I have no idea of where you got your information about cigarette smoking but in the US the percent of adults that smoke have been slowly coming down for the last 50 years.  In 1965 over 42% of the population smoked and now it is less than20%.  Still far too high!  The target population for prevention is the youth where prevention can lead to a life time of no tobacco use!
Per the CDC “Interventions that are proven to prevent and reduce tobacco use among youths include media campaigns, limiting advertisements and other promotions, increasing the price of tobacco products, and reducing the availability of tobacco products for purchase by youths.”

As far as the picture … it is good to see someone willing dress up to please their child unless of course the father really thinks he is a super hero and then there may be a problem.


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Looks like fun to me! I would dress like Boots from Dora for my daughter.

Oh man, it would be REALLY great to dress up, and talk like, The Tick! Too bad my daughter will have no idea who that is in a few years, when she will be old enough to be embarrassed by something like that. Bummer.


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