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    #161809 - 07/08/13 11:02 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Wow, that's amazing! I haven't heard of subtracting that early; my mathy one was counting and adding by 12 months, but not subtracting until two. Fantastic!

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    #161827 - 07/08/13 02:00 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    DD5 started dance camp today and apparently they sorted her into the 9+ group. she came out shining and happy and totally herself - it was really nice to see, after the year she's had.
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    #161847 - 07/08/13 06:28 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: ]
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    Originally Posted By: squishys
    Wow, that's amazing! I haven't heard of subtracting that early; my mathy one was counting and adding by 12 months, but not subtracting until two. Fantastic!


    I'll tell DH. He thinks it doesn't count because it's only for small numbers. confused
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    #161848 - 07/08/13 06:30 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: doubtfulguest]
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    Originally Posted By: doubtfulguest
    DD5 started dance camp today and apparently they sorted her into the 9+ group. she came out shining and happy and totally herself - it was really nice to see, after the year she's had.


    Such great news that her needs were recognized and she meshed with the group!
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    #161855 - 07/08/13 10:15 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: aquinas]
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    Originally Posted By: aquinas
    Originally Posted By: doubtfulguest
    DD5 started dance camp today and apparently they sorted her into the 9+ group. she came out shining and happy and totally herself - it was really nice to see, after the year she's had.


    Such great news that her needs were recognized and she meshed with the group!


    they really are so great at her dance. if she hadn't had her dance teachers last year looking out for her and moving her up... not only would she have quit entirely, i really think it would have been hello loony bin. i literally can't say enough good stuff about those women - they really, really get it.

    and ps - subtraction! seriously - YES. that's awesome.
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    #162566 - 07/20/13 06:27 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Not a brag, but an observation... My DS16m has started to really enjoy looking through books. Today he sat on my lap for half an hour looking through an 'ABC' book. He could name most of the objects. Then he went off to find the objects and bring them back to me, and would turn to the correct page. He was also noticing colours and said "red" to a red car. He's loved books since he was two months old, but lately he just seems mesmerized. It's cool when you can see that switch flick.

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    #162567 - 07/20/13 06:38 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    That is exciting, squishys! There really are discrete jumps at that age, with interest turning on like a light switch. It keeps us parents on our toes!
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    #162572 - 07/20/13 08:24 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Yes, it is an exciting time. I remember my eldest switching on at this point with interests in hobbies (like using the computer, building structures, etc), then at 20 months he really went from baby to kid with language and general behaviour. I'm really looking forward to that stage; 20 months to three years is probably my favourite stage of development. It's easy enough for me to keep up with, and less expensive for fulfilling activities lol.

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    #162733 - 07/22/13 02:17 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    this is probably only fun for the swimming nerds, but DD5 just started learning front crawl with me in her grandparents' pool. lesson one, she got her arms out. lesson two, she got the breathing. lesson three, she corrected a cross-over, added an effective flutter kick and zipped up and back completely unassisted.

    after this success she looks me gravely and says, "it seems they weren't really teaching me at all during the school lessons. i like the way you actually explain what i can do better."

    er - yay (?)
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    #163102 - 07/26/13 08:03 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Wasn't sure if DS3.4 could spell since he's our "closet giftie" who hides his talents but I actually managed to catch him on camera with my phone today playing a spelling game on Kindle where he was spelling words like ... starfish, spider, tiger, toad, zebra, turtle ... made momma proud! smile

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