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    #163550 - 08/04/13 05:11 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    St. Margaret Offline
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    She's been to a few performances. She finished last night so now we get to watch the stage version that's online. I can't wait til the Whedon one is on DVD so we can show her parts (it was just a tad too sexy to take her to the theater). Now she's correcting me when I try offhand to recall lines, in a little low wry voice :p

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    #164359 - 08/14/13 11:55 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    DS5 has lately been into a verbal wordplay game that uses a set of homophones. He blows me out of the water! Basically you just use two homophones, each in a different sentence, but when you get to the homophones you replace them with "teakettle". The other person then has to guess what the words are. DS thinks new ones up all day long. His best one came yesterday. He used the pair phone and fohn (which is a type of wind - and apparently he had heard about it a song by the - as he called them - Bearded Ladies, aka Barenaked Ladies, called the Crazy ABC's.) I seem to have no need to teach this kid spelling, because he seems to have absorbed it by osmosis somehow. I am pretty jealous, because I am a terrible speller. smile He literally has come up with hundreds of pairs of words as we have been playing this the last month.

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    #164368 - 08/14/13 12:29 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    A brag about me and not dd. I finished setting up our montessori-inspired homeschool this week and if I may say so myself, it is wonderful! DD3.9 loves it and spends most her day there. I am planning to start a separate thread on setting up a homeschool and posting some pictures and notes on how i went about it. I am still waiting for a couple of the materials to arrive by post but it is such an inviting place, even my dh loves to spend time in the homeschool.

    And now a quick brag about dd. I asked her how we were going to split 7 apple between the 3 of us and she said, "mom, you can't. There will be one left. But then, you can cut it into 3 pieces so everyone gets 2 and 1/3rd."

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    #164380 - 08/14/13 02:12 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Oh, congrats lovemydd! I know you've been working on setting up a prepared environment quite conscientiously. It must be satisfying to see your hard work paying off. Will be eager to read about your approach. smile
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    #164399 - 08/14/13 04:53 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    My DD14 has gotten 'specialty' invites for ultra-early application (the red-carpet apps) from a handful of elite schools during the past two weeks...

    RPI among them, which is deeply ironic since they chased me, too. wink

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    #164404 - 08/14/13 05:55 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Lovemydd]
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    Originally Posted By: Lovemydd
    DD3.9 loves it and spends most her day there. I am planning to start a separate thread on setting up a homeschool and posting some pictures and notes on how i went about it.


    Yes please! I need some inspirations and encouragement. DD was happy with her playroom/homeschool room for about 2 months then she got over it. Now, she's asking me to clear the room, install a ballet barre and sprung flooring so it can be her home ballet studio.

    Grrrrrrrrrrr.

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    #164405 - 08/14/13 06:01 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    Originally Posted By: HowlerKarma
    My DD14 has gotten 'specialty' invites for ultra-early application (the red-carpet apps) from a handful of elite schools during the past two weeks...


    Yay for your DD! I hope she's excited about some of the schools that are courting her. smile

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    #164408 - 08/14/13 06:25 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
    aquinas Offline
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    Originally Posted By: HowlerKarma
    My DD14 has gotten 'specialty' invites for ultra-early application (the red-carpet apps) from a handful of elite schools during the past two weeks...

    RPI among them, which is deeply ironic since they chased me, too. wink



    That's wonderful, HK!!
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    #164416 - 08/14/13 08:49 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    She definitely is tickled pink!

    I feel a little bit like Cinderella's Godmother-- I knew it would happen-- but she (seriously) had NO idea. It's amazingly sweet to me that she's that self-effacing and lacking in arrogance, even while it can be exasperating that she shrugs off the amazing things that she does.

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    #164438 - 08/15/13 08:00 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    Congrats to your DD, HK. If she does decide to go to RPI, welcome to our neighborhood! I would love to help you guys settle in the new place.

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