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    #171023 - 10/11/13 03:59 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    In order to wrap his head around the pain of eye drops required for his VT, your son spends time making an elaborate, three-dimensional drawing of a device that would eradicate the need for eye drops in the future.

    And wants to hold it while receiving his eye drops.

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    #171025 - 10/11/13 04:34 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    When your (then) 2 year old DD is asked by her play group teacher, "what kind of dinosaur did you draw? Is it gray? Brown?". And she replies, "a gray stegasaurus silly!"

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    #171027 - 10/11/13 05:13 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    ...You delude yourself into thinking you'll be okay taking your DS23mo to the museum with a 2.5 year old friend from music class. You reason that she's 25% older than him, so that should work. It's not okay, not even remotely close. DS wants to closely examine an exhibit on magnetism for 40 minutes. Friend prefers to change activities every 2 minutes and has a penchant for grabbing.

    ...Your DH is repairing a broken toy and doesn't want little hands interfering, so he says, "Can you please have a conversation with [your stuffed] walrus?" DS acquiesces, looks walrus in the eye and says, "So how are you, walrus?"
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    #171172 - 10/13/13 07:31 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Originally Posted By: aquinas
    ...You delude yourself into thinking you'll be okay taking your DS23mo to the museum with a 2.5 year old friend from music class. You reason that she's 25% older than him, so that should work. It's not okay, not even remotely close. DS wants to closely examine an exhibit on magnetism for 40 minutes. Friend prefers to change activities every 2 minutes and has a penchant for grabbing.

    ...Your DH is repairing a broken toy and doesn't want little hands interfering, so he says, "Can you please have a conversation with [your stuffed] walrus?" DS acquiesces, looks walrus in the eye and says, "So how are you, walrus?"


    Love these. So wish we could take them to the museum together. At 2.5, I took my son to the Field Museum in Chicago. We were there from open to close three days in a row. He still begs to go back. I had trouble tearing him away from anything in there. It makes me want to move somewhere with bigger museums than here.

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    #171173 - 10/13/13 07:49 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: SAHM]
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    Originally Posted By: SAHM
    Originally Posted By: aquinas
    ...You delude yourself into thinking you'll be okay taking your DS23mo to the museum with a 2.5 year old friend from music class. You reason that she's 25% older than him, so that should work. It's not okay, not even remotely close. DS wants to closely examine an exhibit on magnetism for 40 minutes. Friend prefers to change activities every 2 minutes and has a penchant for grabbing.

    ...Your DH is repairing a broken toy and doesn't want little hands interfering, so he says, "Can you please have a conversation with [your stuffed] walrus?" DS acquiesces, looks walrus in the eye and says, "So how are you, walrus?"


    Love these. So wish we could take them to the museum together. At 2.5, I took my son to the Field Museum in Chicago. We were there from open to close three days in a row. He still begs to go back. I had trouble tearing him away from anything in there. It makes me want to move somewhere with bigger museums than here.


    Wouldn't that be great to take them together? I've resolved that, given our current social circle, museums are for Mummy and DS because we can become engaged in the material without interruptions, but I'd be over the moon if you two were nearby.

    We're lucky enough to have a great museum just around the corner from us, so we visit at least once each week, some weeks daily. I adore museums! *Wistful sigh*
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    #171256 - 10/14/13 07:42 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: Portia]
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    The space museum was great too! Chicago is fantastic!

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    #171259 - 10/14/13 08:12 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    SAHM, I PM'd you
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    #171262 - 10/14/13 09:07 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    SAHM Offline
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    Originally Posted By: aquinas
    SAHM, I PM'd you

    Replied. smile

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    #171419 - 10/16/13 12:18 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    when you start taking away your child's tablet early in the evening so they will go to sleep and rest and then you catch them doing the whole hide under the cover reading thing with not one but three different books and cross referencing between them. AND the books are not even remotely related that you can tell.
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    #172101 - 10/20/13 09:28 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    When you turn you back on your 2 year old to answer the phone and he has just put together the new puzzle that just came in the mail.

    When Santa brings your 7 year old a 'college' dictionary and it's the most loved & used present.

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