Steve G.

TitaniumGirl gives birth to world’s smallest Paulian

In Libertarian on September 24, 2008 at 11:44 am

Let’s all give a nice LFV welcome to TiGirl’s newborn daughter – isn’t she absolutely adorable?!   I understand she’s quite strong-willed, just like her mom!

Only 18 years until she can vote ……

  1. Another one on the 18-year recruiting plan, I see.

    For a pup without fur or a tail, it’s pretty cute🙂

  2. Susan – we are dog people too – Paulian Baby’s room is done up in puppy dogs – she is going to be awesome!

  3. We’ve got like 29 weeks (give or take) to go still. Its going to be a long winter🙂

  4. Awwwwwwwwww! Congrats!

  5. Jason – that’s awesome!

  6. Congrats, and she’s beautiful!

  7. Congrats!

    Here’s one of my girl:

  8. Your little one is adorable as well, GE!

  9. G.E.: She -totally- looks like you.

    I mean, not *totally*. But a lot!

  10. As long as we’re sharing…

    http://milesandporter.blogspot.com/2008/09/civil-littletarians.html

    Yes, they’re both boys.🙂

    The one holding the sign, Porter, said to me when we were watching the Revolution March from the sidelines, “The president is going by.” Maybe someday…

  11. What a cutie!!

    Obviously she is also quite brilliant.

    Mazel tov

  12. Cute kids, Peter!

    In case anyone hasn’t figured it out, my son is a contributor here. Just look in the right sidebar for ElfNino to see his photo.

    Obviously, he’s all grown up (which means that, yes, compared to most of you, I’m old, LOL).

  13. GE & Peter – LOVE the pics! I’m accepting advice on liberty oriented parenting resources. I want a kid who understands economics, liberty, history and latin & the arts. Wondering how/what other parents use to instill libertarian values at an early age. I know of “The Little Red Hen” but that’s about it.

  14. Beautiful child T.G. and best wishes to all the parents on here. Take care of the children.

    MHW

  15. congrats & best to mom and daughter both

  16. I’m accepting advice on liberty oriented parenting resources. I want a kid who understands economics, liberty, history and latin & the arts.

    My wife and I are homeschooling with the classical method, which includes Latin, etc. Peter, I think, is taking the “Unschooling” approach, which is more child-directed. So we should be able to provide you with a diverse set of experiences!

    Your daughter is beautiful and you should be very proud! Is she your first? If so, there’s nothing that can prepare you for and no words that can describe what you’ll experience over the next two years. Get ready for a LOT of sleepless nights but moments of greater and purer joy than you’ve ever experienced.

    Congrats again!

  17. Congrats!

    (Whew … dodged the bullet … doesn’t look a thing like me)

  18. Get ready for a LOT of sleepless nights but moments of greater and purer joy than you’ve ever experienced.

    I hear this often. Sometimes I suspect it’s a cover for ‘buyer’s remorse’ (‘yes, children do make our lives really complex and often miserable, but what joy!’), and sometimes I suspect it’s some sort of sleep-deprivation effect.

    Probably it’s a real phenom though. I suppose babies have some sort of ‘great and pure joy’ stimulator they can trigger in parents. It must be the case, or every couple would only have one child. Kind of like the cute-think puppies have going to keep from getting disposed of in their first year.

  19. TGirl –

    Awww! What a cutie! :o)

    Book for you – The Psychology of Freedom, Peter Breggin.

    Congratulations, and *never* make her eat everything on plate, just because it shouldn’t go to waste! ;o)

  20. TiGirl,

    You and hubby sure made a pretty baby and I know that she’s gonna be the coolest kid evah! (How could she not be with you as her mother?)

    Quit your job yet?

  21. Susan – What? The sleepless nights suck but they’re over with soon enough. There’s nothing to match the joy of your child saying, unprompted, that they love you. There’s certainly no “buyer’s” remorse on my part.

  22. Rachel – thanks for the book info – I will def. check it out.
    G.E. – I can’t wait for the holidaze, the vacations, the molding of a new independent spirit. I am VERY interested in Homeschooling. Miche – going back to work in Nov or Dec – but I don’t wanna!

  23. Really cute!

    My best to all of you.

    George

  24. Wondering how/what other parents use to instill libertarian values at an early age.

    Mine had to pretend to be socialists so I would rebel against them. I know they’re secret libertarians, but they’ve been living the lie for so long, they can’t back out of it now.

  25. Very cute! Congratulations! Four more and you’ll have a Paulian basketball team.

  26. She’s adorable! My own girls are indoctrinated enough that they were eager to make this Libertarian video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E5h6QukJHw. See also http://knowinghumans.net/2007/08/6-yr-old-libertarian-challenges-city.html

  27. […] 24, 2008 by Brian Holtz We’re interested in politics so that someday she won’t have to […]

  28. Very cute Brian. Two more and we’ll have enough for a Texas Paulians versus California Reformers basketball game at the 2026 National Convention. That’s assuming all you Californians don’t follow the current trend of moving to the better state of Texas in which case we’ll have enough for a showdown right here at the 2026 Texas State Convention. I’ll be taking bets for both teams and charging 15%.

  29. I was born in Texas, so I can’t lose in that game. And watch out, ‘cuz I’m teaching Zoe a Tony-Parker-esque crossover dribble.

  30. Oh, crap! Brian is a “native” Texan while I’m just an “invader” from Louisiana. Time-out!

  31. Wes, you and I are both invaders from Louisiana but I think we fit in well here.

  32. Yep, we’re unschoolers, which for us basically means:
    1. Pointing them in the direction of interesting stuff and getting out of their way
    2. Answering questions as accurately and honestly as we can, and not being afraid to say “I don’t know”
    3. Reading a lot

    There was actually a friendly schism in our D.C.-Area Preschool Homeschoolers group recently between the unschoolers and the classical education folks. Two great ways to learn.

    As for point two — there was a great article in the Washington Post a while ago about the frustration of the docents at the Air and Space Museum (one of our favorite haunts) over dads who insist on answering all of their children’s questions authoritatively, even when they don’t know the answer. These poor folks hear fathers pass on all sorts of errors to their children about historical and scientific facts. It reminded me to never be afraid to say, “I don’t know, let’s look it up!”

  33. Mine had to pretend to be socialists so I would rebel against them. I know they’re secret libertarians, but they’ve been living the lie for so long, they can’t back out of it now.

    Sleeper cell!

  34. Skimming through LFV to see if something else had been posted yet, I saw the picture of TGirl’s baby again. She gets more adorable every single time I see her, which I honestly didn’t think was even possible. 🙂

  35. Cute little girls, Brian! The baby saying “corn” on cue is precious. 🙂

  36. Here’s a couple recent pics of my 13 year old…

    http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n250/jgatties/dylanprep.jpg

    Prior to his first 7th Grade football game last week (#2)

    http://stjoefootball.com/photos/2008/7th/GUI%209-17-08%20(12).jpg

    My son lining up at wide receiver

    http://stjoefootball.com/photos/2008/7th/GUI%209-17-08%20(72).jpg

    He’s a starter. I’m so proud🙂

  37. errr…waiting moderation. Also the links are funky I see, I don’t think wordpress liked the jpg links I posted.

  38. Thanks, but it cut off my last two links. I think it has to do with how the links were done up at the source. Think the (72) or whatever through things off.

  39. derr…threw…

    I need a drink…

  40. but…if anyone wants to see him in his football uniform, just copy/paste it.

  41. What a handsome son you have, Jason! Elf played football as well, in Pop Warner and then in junior high and high school. Going to the games was a lot of fun, although in all honesty I still to this day don’t understand the game. I just cheered when the other parents cheered, LOL.

  42. I tried to fix your links, but it still doesn’t work like it should. Very strange.

  43. Brian,
    I LOVE that video – didn’t know that those were your girls!
    Those are the kind of little people that I adore!

  44. Congrats, Titanium!

    I would encourage anyone — especially libertarians — to look into unschooling. We do that with our boys as well.

    Unschooling example — my 7 y.o. son just learned a lesson about running a business, complete with profit margins, etc. He had a table for selling lemonade while I did a yeard sale. He took money from his piggy bank to buy the product, I helped him practice how to ask people if they’d like to buy, then cut him loose on the visitors. He made more money than I did. Afterwards, I had him sit down with pencil and paper, and we counted up his remaining inventory, and found out how much he made on each bottle and overall, etc.

    He did all the math himself.

    He’s beginning to read all on his own — we didn’t teach him — and what’s more important, he reads things that are 1) important for daily functioning (like highway signs and place names on maps) and 2) that he has a genuine, personal interest in.

    Good luck and get plenty of rest!

  45. I helped him practice how to ask people if they’d like to buy,…

    Oh, I can see it now:

    Mini-Montoni: Hey, Ma’am? Ma’am? Would you like to take this great easy quiz? It’ll tell you where you fall on the Beverage Map!

    [quiz: do you like wonderful healthy thirst-quenching lemonade, or are you an evil swiller of diet cola? woman shamefacedly chooses ‘lemonade’]

    MM: Wow! You must be a lemonade fan! And… it happens to be your lucky day! I have some more information about lemonade right here. Please sign here for our lemonade propaganda list.

    – Susan ( fellow propagandizer)

  46. He’s beginning to read all on his own — we didn’t teach him…

    I think you’re lying. ‘Fess up – you do you to them, don’t you? What’s that if not ‘teaching’?

  47. Mark,
    Thanks for the info! Is it possible to unschool and provide a classic homeschool foundation at the same time?

  48. Titanium,

    We’d love to discuss the unschooling philosophy with you. Drop us an email via the address listed on my blog ‘about me’ page and we’ll provide whatever help[ we can.

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