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    #196242 - 07/11/14 05:46 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    Registered: 07/03/12
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    After picking up DS5 from his acting class, he announced that he had reached his full potential.

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    #196252 - 07/11/14 08:48 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    grin That's AWESOME, Khombi.
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    #196269 - 07/11/14 11:30 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: Khombi]
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    Originally Posted By: Khombi
    After picking up DS5 from his acting class, he announced that he had reached his full potential.


    Golden!
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    #196270 - 07/11/14 11:36 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    Quirky anecdote 1:

    Yesterday, DS2.8 recited a passage from a recent library book from memory, intentionally removing the first syllable/sound from every word, and he was only a touch slower than if he were reciting it word perfect:

    uper orm is uper trong
    uper orm is uper ong
    atch im iggle
    ee im uirm
    ip ip ooray or uper orm!

    (The original is:
    Super worm is super strong
    Super worm is super long
    Watch him wiggle
    See him squirm
    Hip Hip hooray for super worm!)

    He was very pleased with himself.

    Maybe not-so-quirky, but morally satisfying anecdote 2:

    Also, today DS read in front of his skeptic Nana (my MIL), who was forced to finally believe that yes, he can read, his mother isn't just a fabricator of lies. (He did read the label off a gift at his 2nd birthday party, but I guess that wasn't convincing enough.)

    Quirky anecdote 3:

    Yesterday, DS was doing some experiments with his trains while I was emptying the dishwasher. I looked over and said, "Hey, why do you think that train got stuck around the bend?"

    He looks up and says in the tone of an exasperated teenager, "It's FRICTION, Mama. You know that."
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    #196597 - 07/16/14 01:06 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    DD4.8 and I were playing Uno and she pulled a wild right after I did. She said," Two wilds in a row. That is too wild!" And not getting the laugh she was expecting out of me, she continued," Mom, did you not get it. Homophones?"

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    #196604 - 07/16/14 05:02 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    #2 child to #1 child: Will you play school with me and teach me algebra?
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    #196606 - 07/16/14 05:41 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    DD: "I love you Mommy. You are the best Mommy in the world."
    Me: "Oh, I love you even more. You're the best little girl in the world."
    SO: "...And I'm the best...Papa..in the world?"
    DD: "No."
    SO and Me: "No?"
    DD: "That is what I said."
    Me: "Why would you be so mean?"
    DD: "I'm not being mean. I'm being honest. He can try harder."
    SO: (trying not to laugh)
    Me: "What do you mean?"
    DD: "Have you ever tasted his Mac'n Cheese? He tried to make me eat it."
    Me: "Well, he might not be the best cook in the world but he is good at many other things."
    DD: "Name a few."

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    #196616 - 07/16/14 08:38 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    Mana I am seriously cracking up right now... smile

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    #196713 - 07/18/14 09:01 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    Aquinas - you gotta love those sceptical grandparents hey? (Do you also get the "let him be a child" thing when he wants to build a puzzle/read/breathe?"

    Mana - I am laughing so hard!
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    #197409 - 07/29/14 10:28 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    Me: How was school today?

    DS6: Good, I am studying erosion.

    Me: (thinks about curriculum, not sure where erosion would fit) Is anyone else studying erosion?

    DS6: No, everyone else is playing tennis then. I noticed it looks like there is an erosion problem near the tennis court. If they don't do something about it, I think one corner of the court might start crumbling soon. I just don't know how quickly it is eroding.

    (Found him outside later experimenting pouring water on a dirt mound)

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