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    #173553 - 11/02/13 07:06 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    DD3: "Why did the cashier person ask the lady where she was from?"
    Me: "Oh, because she was visiting from another country and he was making a conversation."
    DD3: "I know that, Mommy. I want to know why he had to ask. She was from Australia. She sounded just like (one of her classmates)'s mom."
    Me: "Well, but what if she wasn't? When you make a wrong assumption about their background, people could get offended."
    DD3: "Offended? Why?"
    Me: "If people thought you were from Jupiter, wouldn't you be offended?"
    DD3: "Why would anyone think I'm from Jupiter? There is no air for me to breath or water for me to drink."
    Me: "Oh never mind."

    My head hurts.

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    #173557 - 11/02/13 08:01 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    LOL, Nautigal!

    Mana, that daughter of yours is precise. She reminds me of my husband, the lawyer. Whether that's a reason to celebrate or mourn, a nice glass of wine or a hot bath is in order either way.
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    #173558 - 11/02/13 09:04 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: aquinas]
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    Originally Posted By: aquinas
    Not academically impressive, but apt: DS2 was watching an episode of the TV show "Between the Lions" when a musmemical interlude came on. He said, "This is terrible music." He was right!

    On the ride home from swimming tonight, we were running through the alphabet and naming a dinosaur for each letter to occupy DS' attention. I blanked at "T", and he promptly suggested "titanosaur". I couldn't even think of t-rex or triceratops (or even a class like theropod) and he outclassed me.

    Good memories! We did this too. smile. It was soon followed by what shapes have X number of sides, and then what do you call a Y that has Z number of wheels/eyes/legs... Google is my friend.

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    #173559 - 11/02/13 09:14 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    We have two dogs, one is a mixed breed and the other is not. They were both rescue dogs so we really didn't care what breed they were. I have a tendency to call the Jack Russell a mutt when she is being silly. My daughter likes to correct me about that saying "well actually, she is not the mutt. Rocky is the mutt." He is a Dachshund/Beagle mix.
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    #173560 - 11/02/13 09:27 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: SAHM]
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    Originally Posted By: SAHM
    Originally Posted By: aquinas
    Not academically impressive, but apt: DS2 was watching an episode of the TV show "Between the Lions" when a musmemical interlude came on. He said, "This is terrible music." He was right!

    On the ride home from swimming tonight, we were running through the alphabet and naming a dinosaur for each letter to occupy DS' attention. I blanked at "T", and he promptly suggested "titanosaur". I couldn't even think of t-rex or triceratops (or even a class like theropod) and he outclassed me.

    Good memories! We did this too. smile. It was soon followed by what shapes have X number of sides, and then what do you call a Y that has Z number of wheels/eyes/legs... Google is my friend.


    Ooh, great suggestions SAHM!
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    #173562 - 11/03/13 12:55 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    OMG, my husband, being a genius himself, tells me he has to figure out Greenwich time to reset his digital watch because it keeps track of fishing and hunting times. This is the same man who can't tell time on an analog watch. No wonder I have trouble figuring out our DD9.
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    #173594 - 11/03/13 11:37 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: aquinas]
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    Originally Posted By: aquinas
    She reminds me of my husband, the lawyer. Whether that's a reason to celebrate or mourn, a nice glass of wine or a hot bath is in order either way.


    If that's the case then, your in-laws have my sympathies. How did they survive his teen years?

    They are probably delighted to have a grandchild who doesn't interrogate them at every opportunity.


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    #173595 - 11/03/13 11:49 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
    Mana Offline
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    DD has been calling me by my first name for the last few weeks. I thought it was just a phase but it's sticking.

    I don't mind it so I am not going to insist that she stops but it is rather strange.

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    #173596 - 11/04/13 03:16 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    Mana all three of my kids have had a stage lasting months, or even years, of calling my husband and I by first names, usually starting between one or two years old. I've always been surprised when people freaked out about it "She called you firstname!!" "Yep, that's my name..." I don't understand the fuss. They all still call us Mum and Dad, or some variation of such, at least some of the time. But even if they didn't and only used our names I still wouldn't fuss... Maybe that's weird of me?

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    #173600 - 11/04/13 06:04 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: Mana]
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    Originally Posted By: Mana
    Originally Posted By: aquinas
    She reminds me of my husband, the lawyer. Whether that's a reason to celebrate or mourn, a nice glass of wine or a hot bath is in order either way.


    If that's the case then, your in-laws have my sympathies. How did they survive his teen years?

    They are probably delighted to have a grandchild who doesn't interrogate them at every opportunity.



    They took the approach of virtually ignoring all their children and are doing the same with their grandson. FIL has commented that DH had effectively raised himself, which DH says is true.

    Here's one of my own...

    DS to DH: I need to watch toy trucks playing in a green turtle sandbox. [On YouTube.]

    DH: Buddy, that's not going to be easy to find.

    DS (insistently and slightly menacingly): Yes, it is. [DS then passes DH the iPad.]
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