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    #173549 - 11/02/13 06:25 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    Zen Scanner Offline
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    Registered: 07/13/12
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    ...when your seven year old mentions he now likes writing fiction and wonders if he could have two jobs, one as a full time math professor and another as a full time writer. And then speculates that he may have to skip getting married in order to do both.

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    #173552 - 11/02/13 06:53 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: Zen Scanner]
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    Registered: 04/22/09
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    Originally Posted By: Zen Scanner
    ...when your seven year old mentions he now likes writing fiction and wonders if he could have two jobs, one as a full time math professor and another as a full time writer. And then speculates that he may have to skip getting married in order to do both.


    The boy is wise beyond his years!

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    #173555 - 11/02/13 07:29 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    aquinas Offline
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    Registered: 11/02/12
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    ...When you don't know where to store your shampoo because your bathtub is a de facto lab for your DS2. We have a test tube rack and test tubes (baby soda bottles, courtesy of Portia's suggestion), plastic beakers, funnels, and a rinse bottle crowding every inch of the tub.

    DS wanted to have two baths today to keep working on his buoyancy experiments. He also built a nifty sink model out of a funnel, soap dish holder, pipettes, and a beaker, then proceeded to pour water through it to prove to me that it worked.

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    #173564 - 11/03/13 01:47 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Love it smile
    Just keep encouraging the science in the bathroom. So much harder to clean than when it moves to the kitchen and everything in the pantry is utilised! The dog is happy though as she often eats the experiments when DS5 is done smile

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    #173572 - 11/03/13 07:17 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Thanks Bobbie and Portia!

    Good suggestion, Portia. We have a dedicated shelf for bath toys, but they never make it back because DS loves to play with the plastic ware so often! It was the best $15 I spent for his birthday.

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    #173582 - 11/03/13 12:30 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    ...when your needle-nose pliers are never where they belong. Ever.


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    #173583 - 11/03/13 12:43 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: DeeDee]
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    Originally Posted By: DeeDee
    ...when your needle-nose pliers are never where they belong. Ever.



    Yes! And scissors. Somehow, we have acquired at least 10 pairs yet there is still never a pair in the scissor drawer. I think they hang out with the forever missing rolls of masking tape and duct tape.

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    #173584 - 11/03/13 12:49 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    You. Know how pens are chained to counters or clip boards? Scissors need to be chained to the scissor drawer...use them standing right here and then place them back in the drawer and shut it....oooo I should go on shark tank.
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    #173624 - 11/04/13 09:34 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Registered: 08/10/09
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    my mom was suprised that DD2 was already asleep at 10pm -- that girl doesn't need sleep frown

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    #173630 - 11/04/13 10:30 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Registered: 03/15/13
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    ...when your 5 y/o is making a secret list. a list that is multifariously characterized as "private", "exclusive" and now apparently "classified". the nature of this list cannot be revealed, but she works on it a little every day, looking things up in the dictionary as she goes. i am given to understand that it is important to ensure that the list can be read by others... even though, as a classified document, it actually won't be.

    and yes, i am prepared to eventually receive a redacted version. the kid loves a Sharpie.
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