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    #203889 - 10/20/14 11:49 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Add DS8 to the list. I finally got him to stop singing it. At least in my presence. For now.

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    #203892 - 10/20/14 12:51 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: ConnectingDots]
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    My children have never really been into bathroom humor, for some reason...they did, however, embark on an "opposite" version--which, naturally, devolved into an intense discussion about double, triple, etc. negatives, as these endeavors usually do...
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    #203933 - 10/20/14 09:09 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    I remember watching E.T. in the theater as a very young child and feeling sick to my stomach that I had to suffer through it as I found it heavy-hande, cheesy, and unnecessarily manipulative.

    DD is more like SO who had much more age-appropriate responses to movies and books. She loves Frozen and really identifies with Elsa but thankfully, she got over the songs very quickly and now she only sings them when she has Frozen-loving friends over.

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    #203961 - 10/21/14 09:30 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    I'm not sure if I posted about this, but ...
    A few weeks ago, ds4 says to me, "Mommy, when I grow up I'm going to be a scientist working at the zoo. But first, I need to build a robot to assist me. That's why I need to bring this notebook and pencil. I need to start writing my ideas and hypotheses."

    He is serious.

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    #203967 - 10/21/14 10:45 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    On Sunday when we were watching the 49ers versus the Broncos, Peyton Manning set the "all-time passing touchdown record." Or did he?

    According to DS the answer has to be "no, he did not." Because: "There's no way to know if someday another player will throw more, and then another person further in the future and on into infinity. So nobody can have the 'all-time' record."

    OK - good point. I'll send a message to ESPN, but I fear they won't make the correction to "holds the record for all time up until now."

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    #204123 - 10/23/14 11:13 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    Two in rapid succession (the last 5 minutes):

    ONE

    Toilet training looks something like this. (Back story: DS has a sticker chart where he earns 1 sticker per toilet attempt. At 50, he can earn a coveted toy.)

    DS retires to the washroom.

    Me: Would you like to try using your toilet? You'll earn another sticker toward your backhoe if you do.

    DS: No thank you Mama. That's not an enticement.

    TWO

    Me: DS, would you like to play "Go Fish" with me?

    DS: No thanks Mama, it's not to my taste.
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    #204128 - 10/23/14 01:30 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    "I'm not sure if I posted about this, but ...
    A few weeks ago, ds4 says to me, "Mommy, when I grow up I'm going to be a scientist working at the zoo. But first, I need to build a robot to assist me. That's why I need to bring this notebook and pencil. I need to start writing my ideas and hypotheses."

    He is serious."

    I had the almost identical conversation with my DS! Love it!

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    #204146 - 10/23/14 03:34 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    When your 3.5 y.o. asks you to teach him to count from 100 to 200 so that he can learn to count all the way to 1000. I agree (oh but so exhausted) and then I say, "Did you know that not everyone loves numbers?"
    DS: "Who? Who are these people?"
    Me: "Just some people don't LOVE numbers, they like other stuff."
    DS: "Who are these people, can you tell me their names?"
    Total disbelief at the possiblity that someone couldn't love the very things that electrify him. Too cute.

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    #204153 - 10/23/14 05:31 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: GGG]
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    Originally Posted By: GGG
    When your 3.5 y.o. asks you to teach him to count from 100 to 200 so that he can learn to count all the way to 1000. I agree (oh but so exhausted) and then I say, "Did you know that not everyone loves numbers?"
    DS: "Who? Who are these people?"
    Me: "Just some people don't LOVE numbers, they like other stuff."
    DS: "Who are these people, can you tell me their names?"
    Total disbelief at the possiblity that someone couldn't love the very things that electrify him. Too cute.


    "Can you tell me their names?" <-- LOL! smile
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    #204274 - 10/26/14 10:10 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    DS3: Mama, may I please have an eighteenth (!) bedtime story?
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