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    #118329 - 12/16/11 05:16 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    ColinsMum Offline

    Registered: 09/19/08
    Posts: 1898
    Loc: Scotland
    That's wonderful to read, CFK, and all good wishes to your son as he goes through university. Don't be a stranger!
    Email: my username, followed by 2, at google's mail

    #118335 - 12/16/11 07:13 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    herenow Offline

    Registered: 02/12/11
    Posts: 433
    Loc: on the learning curve
    Congratulations!!!!!! Thank you for sharing such happy news!

    #118350 - 12/16/11 09:39 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    HelloBaby Offline

    Registered: 08/10/09
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    Congrats, CFK!

    Well done!

    #118351 - 12/16/11 09:46 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Austin Offline

    Registered: 06/25/08
    Posts: 1840
    Loc: North Texas
    Wow! Great job CFK and good luck to DS!

    #118356 - 12/16/11 10:24 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    st pauli girl Offline

    Registered: 01/29/08
    Posts: 1917
    CFK - that is awesome news! Congrats to you and your DS. I hope you do pop by occasionally, as I have gotten a lot of great advice from you.

    #118362 - 12/16/11 11:32 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Speechie Offline

    Registered: 07/08/09
    Posts: 128
    Congrats CFK!! awesome to read about your child's success!

    I have a cute Nick quote-
    we were tucking him in last night, and he still sleeps with 'Lovie'- a giraffe/blanket thing with a rattly head. We have several that we rotate/wash from when he was a baby. My DH handed Nick his Lovie for that night, and we noticed Lovie was MUTE his 'rattle' noise was gone/broken. Nick took one look at him and said, "That Lovie is a dead ringer!" and burst into laughter.

    #118465 - 12/19/11 05:32 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Cawdor Offline

    Registered: 03/21/10
    Posts: 93
    Congreats CFK .. hopefully our boy can get where yours is soon .....

    This is DS7 at his Christmas recital this weekend

    Edited by Cawdor (12/19/11 05:32 AM)
    DS9 - Starting 9th grade
    DS7 - Starting 5th grade

    #118526 - 12/20/11 09:05 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Lori H. Offline

    Registered: 05/26/07
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    I love to read success stories. Thank you for posting yours. I hope to be able to write about how my twice-exceptional son successfully managed to learn everything he needed to learn by homeschooling while simultaneously dealing with disabilities that cause frequent, sometimes distracting pain.

    He has been asking me if I thought there was a light at the end of the tunnel for him after reading the "We are the 99 percent" letters online. Some of these letters were written by young adults that had finished college and couldn't find jobs. Most of them don't mention having disabilities.

    I tell him that he does have what it takes to make it despite the disabilities because his intelligence and his ability to express himself so articulately and his ability to not give up even though he can't see that light at the end of the tunnel will carry him through.

    As an example of his ability to succeed in spite the disabilities, Saturday night he did a really good job playing Linus in A Charlie Brown Christmas. An hour before he was to perform he started getting a bad migraine and the headache pill was not yet working. He knew if it got to the point of no return (throwing up) that he might not be able to perform. He also knew that grandfather, who had not seen him perform in years was going to be there to see him. He got up out of bed, got himself ready, and when he got on stage he became Linus. Even though he had been getting used to a new painful scoliosis brace and having frequent migraines he was still able to learn his lines and act his part well. Several people told me they could hear him and understand what he was saying better than some of the other kids who do not have any disabilities at all. Most people are surprised to find out that he has disabilities because he is able to compensate so well. There was a lot of applause from the audience after he finished telling Charlie Brown what Christmas was all about and his grandfather was very proud of him.

    #118530 - 12/20/11 09:35 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Cawdor]
    Austin Offline

    Registered: 06/25/08
    Posts: 1840
    Loc: North Texas
    Originally Posted By: Cawdor
    Congreats CFK .. hopefully our boy can get where yours is soon .....

    This is DS7 at his Christmas recital this weekend

    I love this. Such a little man!

    #118558 - 12/20/11 04:04 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    La Texican Offline

    Registered: 07/10/10
    Posts: 1777
    Loc: South Texas

    4 yrs   + 3mos. The artist takes his 
    Next step! ! He followed the directions from Jan Brett's online video "how to draw a chicken".  
    I erased the line at the head and neck and explained to him to "make m's & w's" for the comb on the chicken's head and feathers on it's neck.  Also when he tried to draw one line for the chicken's leg I pointed out that "she (Brett) drew two lines on the leg".   I paused & started the video as he worked.
    He's obviously not in preschool because when she said to draw a square for the beak he drew a perfect square.  :D  that boy sure can follow some directions though!  And he seems to have a gr8 sense of scale a lot of times!
    Youth lives by personality, age lives by calculation. -- Aristotle on a calendar

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