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    #79111 - 06/27/10 06:46 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: ColinsMum]
    Breakaway4 Offline
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    Registered: 06/23/09
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    Loc: MA
    We had a horrible year at school with a teacher who completely did not get my son and really managed to destroy his self-image. Recently we went to a bbq and ran into an art instructor he had two years ago at an arts/science summer camp. She immediately asked me if my son was with me and went on to tell me what a neat amazing kid he is and how she loved the way his mind works. She even starting telling another person nearby about him. My son went right over and they exclaimed over each other and reminisced about how much fun they had that year.

    Ahhhhhhhhh both DS and I needed that. :-)




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    #79128 - 06/28/10 04:51 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: ColinsMum]
    freya Offline
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    Registered: 05/14/10
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    Last week DS 4 noticed an article in the paper titled 'Invisible man wins Democratic nomination for Senate' which was about the Alvin Greene controversy. The invisible man bit piqued his interest and lots of questions about democracy followed as well as a lot of invisible man questions:-) Today he was drawing at the table on old newspapers and he noticed the same article. He called for dad, reminded him of the article and proceeded to read it aloud in full. The only word he struggled with was incumbent. He's been pretty reluctant to read out loud up until now so this is a super achievement. I never thought I'd be sitting here in Australia discussing US electoral shenanigans with my 4 year old!


    Edited by freya (06/28/10 04:51 AM)

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    #80287 - 07/13/10 11:49 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: freya]
    minniemarx Offline
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    Registered: 10/31/08
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    Not really a brag, but fun to share:

    Last night, Chico (just 5, and in the grip of a long-term obsession with space) fell out of bed; I ran upstairs to pick him up and soothe him and pop him back under the covers. Poor little lad, still half-asleep, whimpering a bit with his bumped head, whispered in my ear, "oh mummy, I love you even more than ASTRONOMY--big love, big, big love."

    That has just made me happy all morning!

    peace
    minnie

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    #80476 - 07/15/10 07:26 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: minniemarx]
    Speechie Offline
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    Registered: 07/08/09
    Posts: 128
    I thought it was kind of cute the other day when my 2 yo fell and bumped his knee and anxiously asked: "mama, do you think I might have a broken patella?"
    LOL
    He's also told DH that "You are the one in my heart, not like a drawing but a real heart like in my chest, my 'bone-heart'. I love you".
    Very tender little sweet feelings stated in such a funny way.

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    #80488 - 07/15/10 01:02 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: minniemarx]
    Austin Offline
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    Registered: 06/25/08
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    Loc: North Texas
    We took Mr W (2y6 mos) to "Toys R Us" for the first time last weekend.

    He took two hours walking through the store looking at stuff. There were a few things he wanted badly, and he changed his mind a few times, too. So we replaced items in the cart a few times.

    He picked out nerf swords, a race track with electric controls, an RC car, and some books.

    When he wants to play with the nerf swords he will give me one, then say either, "En Garde!" or "Defend yourself!" then come at me like a Sith Lord.

    He loves his electric racetrack. He cannot hold the controller with one hand and work the toggle, so he presses it against his body and uses his index fingers to control the pressure. He figured it out pretty quick. He watched DW for a bit, then had the car going around the track just fine. He will let the car go around a few times, then pick a curve and max the speed and send the car flying, laughing hilariously.

    The RC Car is a bit more involved, but he can move it around the house now.






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    #80491 - 07/15/10 01:49 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Austin]
    newmom21C Offline
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    Registered: 07/11/09
    Posts: 342
    Originally Posted By: Austin
    We took Mr W (2y6 mos) to "Toys R Us" for the first time last weekend.


    I'm so impressed you lasted so long without taking him! We go often for the Thomas the train set that they have set up there that the kids can play with for free. Plus they have AC and we didn't have that for a long time... laugh

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    #80514 - 07/16/10 06:40 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Lori H. Offline
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    Registered: 05/26/07
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    I got to watch my 12-year-old son's rehearsal for Seussical the Musical for the first time (after being asked by my son to stop helicoptering) as his musical theater group ran through the whole show for the first time. He is playing Mr. Mayor. His solos sounded really good, his timing was excellent, his acting was good and the director had only good things to say about him in her notes.




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    #80558 - 07/16/10 10:49 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: newmom21C]
    Austin Offline
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    Registered: 06/25/08
    Posts: 1840
    Loc: North Texas


    Originally Posted By: newmom21C

    I'm so impressed you lasted so long without taking him! We go often for the Thomas the train set that they have set up there that the kids can play with for free. Plus they have AC and we didn't have that for a long time... laugh


    Well, he is very difficult.

    They had this really complex miniature train system set up and he made me hold him up for 10 minutes so he could inspect it. If I had put him on top of the glass case where he really wanted to be, he would have been on all fours inspecting it until midnight. He screamed for another 10 minutes because I wanted to go look at something else.

    We have to carefully think through what we do with him because he will argue with us or come back with something original.

    For instance, just today he was being a handful and DW told him.

    "Mr W, if you keep doing that, we'll make a trip to the bathroom and you won't like that!"

    "Oh, I'll like it Mommy! IIIII WILLLL LIIIIKKE ITTTT!!!"

    On other occasions, lately, he will call our bluff. We'll threaten with holding something from him. He will go get it and hand it to us then keep doing what he was doing. Or, get it and wave it around, taunting us with, "Here it is. Come get it."









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    #80559 - 07/17/10 02:24 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Austin]
    TwinkleToes Offline
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    Registered: 12/02/09
    Posts: 435
    my DD4 made a comment / joke about stalagtites and the 12 year old junior librarian stared blankly then said to me, "What are those?" and then she said, "HOW does she know THAT?" Just a typical day for us and a reminder that she isn't quite typical.

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    #80560 - 07/17/10 02:24 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Austin]
    TwinkleToes Offline
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    Registered: 12/02/09
    Posts: 435
    my DD4 made a comment / joke about stalagtites and the 12 year old junior librarian stared blankly then said to me, "What are those?" and then she said, "HOW does she know THAT?" Just a typical day for us and a reminder that she isn't quite typical.

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