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    #172750 - 10/25/13 05:27 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    Chana Offline
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    DD10 was taking forever to get her homework done because she was goofing off with her siblings. We wanted her to get it done because we have a lot of plans for the weekend.

    Me: You have 15 minutes to get your homework done or I will make you put it away for the whole weekend and you will just get points off on Monday.

    Me thinking: Did I really just say that as a threat? and because I knew it would work?

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    #172997 - 10/28/13 08:14 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    When other children don't understand your child's Halloween costume, but the adults get it and think it's "awesome!"

    BTW my daughter is a Jedi padawan learner and the girls at her girl scout party could not figure it out.
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    #173106 - 10/29/13 07:03 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: Cassmo451]
    lilmisssunshine Offline
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    Originally Posted By: Cassmo451
    When other children don't understand your child's Halloween costume, but the adults get it and think it's "awesome!"

    BTW my daughter is a Jedi padawan learner and the girls at her girl scout party could not figure it out.


    My DS4 is going to be the 9th Doctor and I'm dressing DD21-months as a weeping angel. laugh

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    #173113 - 10/29/13 08:55 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: lilmisssunshine]
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    Originally Posted By: lilmisssunshine
    My DS4 is going to be the 9th Doctor and I'm dressing DD21-months as a weeping angel. laugh


    One of the best episodes, ever. <3

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    #173114 - 10/29/13 09:40 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: lilmisssunshine]
    HowlerKarma Offline
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    Originally Posted By: lilmisssunshine
    Originally Posted By: Cassmo451
    When other children don't understand your child's Halloween costume, but the adults get it and think it's "awesome!"

    BTW my daughter is a Jedi padawan learner and the girls at her girl scout party could not figure it out.


    My DS4 is going to be the 9th Doctor and I'm dressing DD21-months as a weeping angel. laugh



    AWESOME.

    My DD was going to be Galadriel. But then she remembered dressing as Fleur Delacour....

    let's just say that we're familiar with the whole "who/what ARE you?" thing.

    So she's just going to be "an elf" instead.
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    #173121 - 10/30/13 04:54 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    DD was almost Galadriel too- but at the last minute decided to be a bottle of Sriracha sauce (uhhh....because 13yos are more likely to recognize that?). She also had the "what are you" reaction last year when she was the leader of the knights who say Ni- at least I think some of the teachers got it.

    I have to say that as she has gotten older Halloween has gotten easier- not because the costumes are less elaborate but because she can do most of the planning/crafting/sewing herself, thank goodness.

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    #173133 - 10/30/13 07:09 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Percy Jackson got the most "who are yous?" for us...and my older son was him for 3 years and the younger son was him last year and the older son was Jason. I think they got a lot of who are yous because Percy was just an orange t-shirt that we computer designed an iron on design that said Camp Half-Blood and a picture. The second year we had a store bought t-shirt for Percy (in fact I just recently retired that shirt to the trash can because it was so holey). And the pants were just jeans and then the blonde hair had to be colored black. So Percy Jackson just looks like a regular kid not in a costume. I think one year they carried around the book.

    Jason was a purple shirt that we ordered off the internet with that Roman design on it. Jason is blonde so no messy hairspray.

    This year younger son is Harry Potter (and no asking who he is, it is obvious).

    I am not sure if the older son is going. He is supposed to go to supervise the younger one but he is currently throwing up. He doesn't have a costume but he could always do Jason again.
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    #173169 - 10/30/13 09:32 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    I've always thought that my DD would make THE most awesome Alice in Wonderland ever. She would not need to alter her appearance at all-- add a headband and a pinafore dress and she'd be good to go.

    {sigh} Alas, she has no interest.

    I hear ya, cricket-- very glad that DD is sewing her own velvet bliaut. I'm in charge of elfin ear cuffs and an elaborate hood decked out in a bunch of felted leaves and flowers. Speaking of which-- back to knitting. smile
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    #173173 - 10/30/13 09:42 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: Cassmo451]
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    Originally Posted By: Cassmo451
    When other children don't understand your child's Halloween costume, but the adults get it and think it's "awesome!"

    BTW my daughter is a Jedi padawan learner and the girls at her girl scout party could not figure it out.


    all kinds of YES to this... when she was 3, DD went as Terry Fox, her hero to this day. at 4, she was Hermione from HP3 (so we could make a Monster Book of Monsters as a prop)... in the gym at school last year, she had to go stand with all the other Hermiones - they were all from the (affiliated) middle school.

    this year, she decided on Black Cat - it's obviously more conventional, but lobbied for a REAL pet collar from the pet store for "verisimilitude". that was a fun conversation when the associate wanted to help.

    ....
    and here's my new one. you know you're parenting a gifted child when your 5 y/o is 3 pages into a letter to a pen pal and decides to switch to cursive for "a greater challenge."

    also, for anyone who remembers the full on horror that was her Pre-K year... i think MY KID IS BACK! smile
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    #173203 - 10/30/13 12:08 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Oh doubtfulguest, that's wonderful!!! smile
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