In honor of BlueDog's impending fatherhood I think a thread on raising children would be appropriate. Given the nature of this place, I'm not entirely certain why I think that, but even with the overall cynicism, casual misogyny, and general disdain for anyone under age 20, there might be a few pearls among the swine. Raised any youngun's? Give him some advice. Tricks for getting them to sleep. How not to gag changing a diaper. How to deal with the instant crushing lack of spontaneity in your new life. You know, the good stuff.