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    #140775 - 10/18/12 07:41 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    McSweeney Offline

    Registered: 01/05/12
    Posts: 62
    Macrophage?! I just had to look that up. Well done!

    #142000 - 11/01/12 12:43 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    La Texican Offline

    Registered: 07/10/10
    Posts: 1777
    Loc: South Texas
    I was putting away the girl's Halloween candy, yeah, and eating some. She read another word, you know she's read just a few. She looked at a yellow box with just the words on it and called "milk duds" chocolate milk. She had to have read the word "milk".
    Youth lives by personality, age lives by calculation. -- Aristotle on a calendar

    #142008 - 11/01/12 01:35 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    DAD22 Offline

    Registered: 07/19/11
    Posts: 312
    I tried to convince my 22 month old that his flashlight was broken. I flipped the switch and it didn't turn on. "It's broken." I told him.

    "It needs batteries." he replied.

    I wasn't prepared to be called on my lie, so a big smile swept over my face. I admitted defeat and went to get replacement batteries. You win this round DS. I wont underestimate him next time.

    #142015 - 11/01/12 03:47 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Michaela Offline

    Registered: 11/18/09
    Posts: 529
    Loc: The bottom of my cup
    Texican; my ds3 doesn't read, erm, sorta... But it's amazing how many candy bars i'm pretty sure he's never heard of that he can ask for by name wink. "Learn2read; the halloween method!"

    In other news, ds11mos who took his first steps months ago, as of today is walking regularly. This means he only did two months of occaisional walking, compaired to the olderone who took five months to go from occaisional to regular wink. He has plenty of words, and a whackload of phrases like hi/bye x, but today's "hahaha i'm yonna gachoo" (then he bit my cheek and strangled me) will be memorable.

    Oh! And DS3 is suddenly a bilingual counter and starting to add/subtract... But only in spanish. The only people who speak spanish in our house are Dora, Diego, and Diego's sister, so, erm... i guess its just a mathy language, eh? Oh, and he's gotten hinself started on neuroscience, and learned to pronounce "th."

    The stares on the bus have reached a whole new level. "mama, read the cerebellum part...". I keep re-reading the thread where peoe say to just go with it when they're little. And not worry about teh stares. That's not so easy. I dont't like the bits about "it gets worse," incidentally.

    Gee, I had a lot of brags. Sorry.

    DS1: Hon, you already finished your homework
    DS2: Quit it with the protesting already!

    #142277 - 11/05/12 10:31 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Evemomma Offline

    Registered: 05/17/12
    Posts: 451
    Haven't "bragged" in awhile. My dd2.5 is a super-imaginative kid. She doesn't read yet like her brother did, but she's amazing in her own way: today she took two plastic hangers, put one under her chin and held the other like a bow. "Look Mom!" She exclaimed, "It's a violin!". Be still my heart.

    #142297 - 11/05/12 02:22 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Khombi Offline
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    Registered: 07/03/12
    Posts: 40
    Not a brag exactly but wanted to share. DS, just turned 4 was going on and on about The difference between real and make believe and spouted off
    That all Marvel heroes are make believe. Then he said and guess what, Santa is make believe too but I will pretend to believe in him if it will make you feel better.

    #142473 - 11/08/12 11:37 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    RobotMom Offline

    Registered: 02/25/09
    Posts: 604
    Loc: in a happier place
    DD9 had 2 years of toxic math experiences in school, as a result, she had herself convinced that she hated it and that she was no good at it (she is currently taking Algebra 1). @ days ago after school she was telling me about what happened and the first thing she said was: "you know mom, I love math! It is so cool and interesting and fun, I love it."
    I was so excited to hear this. I told her teacher the next day and she was as excited as I was.

    #142592 - 11/10/12 09:32 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    sunday_driver Offline
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    Registered: 01/23/12
    Posts: 47
    I haven't written in so long, but my just 3 yr old has started cracking jokes. And writing her (short) name, which was pretty much a shock the first time I saw it. She also walks around a lot making the sounds in words, like "ch-ch-chicken"

    Here was her 2nd joke.
    Her dad: Do you want me to tickle you? Poke, poke, poke!
    Giggling, note there is a polka dot pattern on her pillow
    She says: Don't poke me, poke-a-dots!

    The other night, I was reading a book with colorful pictures, about different kinds of families (Todd Parr). It has a picture of a fish family where each fish is a different color, and the following page is "All families like hugs." Immediately says the fish family can't hug because they don't have arms. After my initial surprise, I told her fish kiss instead...

    Yesterday at a kids' haircut place, I was told I'm in trouble after she informed the stylist she wanted a hair clip on her left side only, pointing to her left side. While she has known left from right for months, it was funny to see the woman's reaction.

    She is also very reliable on alive/not alive, like telling me her stuffed animal can't think because he's not alive... and some fuzzy concept of death exists (has started asking a few questions as it has briefly come up a few times).

    Probably enough for now! smile

    Edited by sunday_driver (11/10/12 09:32 AM)

    #142605 - 11/10/12 06:23 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Kathie_K Offline

    Registered: 11/28/11
    Posts: 52
    Khombi, loved the Santa post. DS 4.5 asked the other day if he was real. I got away with "What do you think?"...although I'm guessing he might have figured it out but wants the presents to keep coming!

    My brag:
    DS in the car today keeping himself amused...counting backwards, by twos, starting with 39, in Spanish.

    #142613 - 11/10/12 09:49 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    alliesebas Offline
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    Registered: 03/28/12
    Posts: 12
    What a GREAT idea. I so enjoyed reading the relief in the voices of all the proud parents, to know they are safe here, that I don't even feel the need to post something about my own child. smile Your pride and honesty was enough to give me the strength I was looking for when I came here. The worst thing is not being able to share anything about your child, or worse playing her strengths down to make others feel better, or to make sure the moms don't hate you!

    I often come here just to feel normal. To feel like I am not the only one who worries about my PG child. Even sharing with close family members, or my husband even, how hard it can be, everyone rolls their eyes like, "Oh I feel so bad that your child is soo smart."

    That is just not the way it is. I find myself feeling alienated and isolated from all the other parents no matter what. I am lucky to have a close friend with a gifted daughter, close to my daughters age but she is moderately gifted, so even though she gets it, I still feel alone.

    Ok while I am here I will add my most recent moment:

    My daughter just skipped 1st grade and before my daughter was even in her class the 2nd grade teacher was skeptical and I am not sure if she thought we made the best decision. But at our first conference a few weeks ago she was just beaming with how wonderful our daughter was doing. Top of the class in every area. She has kids 2 years older than her and she has won everyone over, even the skeptical teacher smile Very proud of her. She is 6 and teaching herself division and multiplication on the Ipad. Never ceases to amaze me. smile

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