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    #158217 - 05/25/13 05:17 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: deacongirl]
    KADmom Offline
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    Originally Posted By: deacongirl
    Originally Posted By: doubtfulguest
    you have no idea how touched i am, Deacongirl.

    right now, my kid's primary survival tactic is to blend in, but i worry that if she's always shaping herself around others, she'll never have a friend who truly knows her. it gives me a lot of hope to think that there might be kids like yours out there who might really enjoy her for who she is. thank you!



    Well, I have to encourage you then. My dd was lucky enough to have a few friends (one in particular) who really got her when she was younger...but she has gotten very good now at picking girls who appreciate having enthusiastic conversations about feminism and justice and literature etc. etc. I wish I could have recorded the conversation in the car after I picked up her and her friend from The Great Gatsby. But even in a middle school with a lot of affluence and conspicuous consumption (and in a conservative county in a conservative state) she has managed to find kindred spirits and she is comfortable showing who she really is. She is leaps ahead of me at that age. I think just the fact that you are aware that this could be an issue for your dd is a huge step. She sounds like a very cool kid!


    It's wonderful your dd is confident in her beliefs and has been able to find her people.

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    #158218 - 05/25/13 05:23 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    ds loves to make movies. When he was younger he would narrate his rok n bok play and Lego play and later, when he was lucky to have an amazing sitter who was also a film student she helped him to make a couple of short films. He has a wonderful quirky sense of humor.

    Perhaps one the dearest moments for me was when he was much younger and looked at a glass of soda for the first time, a rare treat, and said the bubbles looked like tiny dancers.


    Edited by KADmom (05/25/13 05:23 AM)

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    #158221 - 05/25/13 06:57 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    I don't think that my ds 7 is gifted, but apparently he has an interested in speed math.

    Meaning, that he likes to race me in math facts (it looks like he has my math processing speed, which is a plus; granted, he also has my speeling ability, which is a minus).

    However, his interest seems to be in square roots.

    So, we've really skipped subtraction, multiplication (of basic facts), and division and gone straight into square roots.

    I lost the game last night since I was unable to calculate 16 x 16 in my head fast enough to satisfy him (naturally, being the square root of 256, he knew what it was).

    Normal multiplication is apparently boring in comparison to square roots.

    Unsurprisingly, he has been unable to educate his classmates on the wonder of square roots.

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    #158223 - 05/25/13 07:34 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    Ahhh-- has he seen how to do the long-division-derived method for FINDING square roots, Jon? That one might really thrill him, as it's one of those slightly archaic skills that isn't taught in pre-algebra classrooms anymore.

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    #158240 - 05/25/13 11:24 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: KADmom]
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    Originally Posted By: KADmom
    Perhaps one the dearest moments for me was when he was much younger and looked at a glass of soda for the first time, a rare treat, and said the bubbles looked like tiny dancers.

    One of the funnier quotes from my DD from her 5th birthday, when she was allowed to order a Shirley Temple at dinner - she said, "It feels like a fairy in your mouth!"

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    #158241 - 05/25/13 11:28 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    That's awesome! DD has been into square roots, too, but I haven't exposed her to beyond 12 times 12. Its hard to explain to her teachers, though, when they just see her not properly showing her work for 9 minus 4 or whatever :p

    These are all so great!

    Last night DS2.5 seemed to have an Eliza Doolittle breakthrough with rhymes. He was gleefully telling me rhyme after rhyme. When daddy got home I said, "What about nifty ninja?" And he started rhyming nifty, difty, etc. I said no, is nifty ninja a rhyme? And he said no, it's alliteration (which he can just barely pronounce). Got a good laugh from daddy! wink

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    #158242 - 05/25/13 12:26 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: doubtfulguest]
    KJP Offline
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    Originally Posted By: doubtfulguest

    me: sorry, kid, did you just say something? it was very quiet.
    DD5: it wasn’t very nice – never mind.
    me: hee - did you just say, “show-offs?”
    DD5: yes. [shifts uncomfortably]
    me: what made you say that?
    DD5: the mannequins back there. they are standing in the most ridiculous way – as if they are better than us – which they ARE NOT. they’re so slender, they wouldn’t even have room for their organs if they were real.
    me: that's a very interesting observation.
    DD5: i mean, honestly. human bodies have 78 organs - and those mannequins would have nowhere to put them all.


    I love this.
    DS5 would really like to meet your DD. A girl that knows about organs would be very cool.


    Edited by KJP (05/25/13 12:26 PM)

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    #158243 - 05/25/13 12:34 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    My DS9 tends to have an interesting perspective on things. His latest is, "My brain is the flashlight of my body."

    The other day he was asking me if it is possible for an object to have a 3D shadow, and if a blackhole, being that it is 4D, would create a 3D shadow.

    And then there are all his religious theory questions. When he was four he asked, "Is it necessary to use water for baptism or will any blessed liquid or substance do?"
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    #158254 - 05/25/13 03:16 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    mnmom, that sounds exactly like something my DD would have asked-- when she was about 7 or maybe 8, I think, she asked about what, precisely, it is that "blessing" is doing to the water. How long does it last? Is it detectable? How?

    If only holy water works during an exorcism, then is that the placebo effect? Could someone use any water as long as they really believed in it? What if the demon/person being exorcised doesn't believe that it's holy water?

    LOL.
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    #158264 - 05/25/13 11:10 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    Mnmom23 he sounds too cool!

    This morning DD told me, like she was just pondering it, that she thinks first there was night, and then there came day, because first it was all dark, and the sun had to be made, then the Earth to spin around it... it was very biblical sounding in her wording and Big Bang based in her info wink

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