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  1. Elaine Schoch
    April 22, 2013

    I hope to ruin my kids the same way. =)

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    • Talon Windwalker
      April 22, 2013

      Well, they only live once, right?

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  2. Nienke
    April 22, 2013

    I can’t believe this website hasn’t been shut down by the government already. Such a mindblowing awesome and inspirational way of raising your kid should be illegal. Seriously.

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    • Talon Windwalker
      April 22, 2013

      Shhh! Don’t give them any ideas! LOL

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  3. Sam
    April 18, 2013

    A belated April Fool’s Joke post? Great satire. Good points, all of them.

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    • Talon Windwalker
      April 18, 2013

      I wish I had thought of this for April Fool’s. I almost did a post about how after 2 years we were quitting and going back to the states for AF, but I figured no one would believe it for a minute. LOL

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  4. Lorena
    April 17, 2013

    Talon, what a great post!
    Something similar happens when people find out we homeschool our kids in Mexico, mostly because is not regulated here.
    We are bad parents!

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    • Talon Windwalker
      April 18, 2013

      The worst kind of parents!

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  5. Hogga
    April 15, 2013

    there is always the bad with the good, no matter what you do

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    • Talon Windwalker
      April 15, 2013

      Very true!

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  6. Lindy
    April 15, 2013

    What a great post, and what a great human your son will turn out to be (or better: is already)!

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    • Talon Windwalker
      April 15, 2013

      Thank you! I’m kind of looking forward to seeing how it affects his adult life, even if I don’t want him to grow up. 🙂

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  7. Harvey (H-Bomb’s Worldwide Karaoke)
    April 13, 2013

    Talon, this is hilarious! And these are good reasons why no one of any age should travel. 🙂

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    • Talon Windwalker
      April 13, 2013

      Totally! Travel is a bad, bad thing.

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  8. Derek Freal
    April 13, 2013

    Interesting take on things, never really thought about the possible downsides to showing your kid the world at a young age…

    Even so, don’t book your flight back to stateside just yet 🙂

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    • Talon Windwalker
      April 13, 2013

      So you think I should hold off a bit longer? Hmmm. 🙂

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  9. Carly
    April 12, 2013

    Great honest post Talon, will you be doing a post ‘why you should travel with kids’ next? 🙂

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    • Talon Windwalker
      April 12, 2013

      Nah. If people haven’t figured that out through all the other posts, there’s no reaching them. 🙂

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  10. Cila
    April 12, 2013

    You’re ruining your son’s chances to be a miserable, self-hating wage slave who thinks that he can buy is way to happiness. What a terrible loss!

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    • Talon Windwalker
      April 12, 2013

      I know, right? I hang my head in shame. No worries, though. He’s still 11. If we head back now, I can change him back. I think.

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  11. Natasha von Geldern
    April 12, 2013

    LOL I love it, you guys are the best 🙂

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    • Talon Windwalker
      April 12, 2013

      When I told Tigger the title of the post, he was immediately offended. LOL

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  12. Patti
    April 12, 2013

    Ah Talon…. this is me shaking my head in despair. No wonder he tried to get a bird to land on my head!

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    • Talon Windwalker
      April 12, 2013

      See? Someone who understands!

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  13. Jason Allred
    April 12, 2013

    So awesome! We came so close to doing the same thing. Autism got crazy and delayed us. I wish more people had your spirit!

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    • Talon Windwalker
      April 12, 2013

      I hope for your family that when autism calms down more you can make it work, and I’ll follow that journey with interest. One of my nephews has autism. It’s been amazing to watch him develop from afar, but I remember those early days and couldn’t imagine being half the parent my sister was.

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  14. Stacy
    April 12, 2013

    My children need to be ruined in that same way, because I’m thinking (dangerous in our society, I know) there is no better leader of tomorrow than one who didn’t study in the conventional way as a child. 😉 Great blog post, T. Thanks.

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    • Talon Windwalker
      April 12, 2013

      Thinking?! OMG! Now you’ll have the authorities on to me for sure!

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  15. Jess with2kidsintow
    April 12, 2013

    Love it! We saw similar ‘occurances’ in our 5yr during our year away and we’d honestly say that now upon our return, she’s so much more self confident. SEA is so wonderful for kids–just beware of all those terrible child-nappers who are supposedly everywhere 😉

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    • Talon Windwalker
      April 12, 2013

      Yep, they have me TERRIFIED. I’ve considered putting him on a leash and also discussed microchipping. Jury is still out, though.

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  16. Amber DeGrace
    April 12, 2013

    Love this so much. Thank you!

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    • Talon Windwalker
      April 12, 2013

      Glad you liked it! 🙂

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  17. Emily
    April 12, 2013

    Ahahaha.
    “He is growing up with an entrepreneurial spirit, and we all know how damaging that can be!”
    Yup. He’ll never be satisfied in a cubical and you have RUINED him for corporate America. How dare you?

    Also, his face in the paragliding picture says, “Dad, stop taking my picture already. Don’t you know that’s annoying?!”

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    • Talon Windwalker
      April 12, 2013

      In the photo he was actually irritated with the helmet. Bugged the crap out of him, and he was a little . . . uncomfortable with the harness.

      I know. I’m such an absolutely horrible parent. I don’t know why no one hasn’t called Child Protection on me yet!

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