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    #203086 - 10/09/14 04:44 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    DD6 is fiddling with some toy, multi-tasking during breakfast, and you realise in awe that she has completely solved 2 Rubik's cubes. 2 mins later she has a breakdown because she can't tie her own shoelaces up!!

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    #203126 - 10/10/14 11:46 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    DD8's teacher emailed us to say that we need to get together and talk about how to get her organized because she keeps leaving things at home and can't do the work at school. Now, she does leave stuff at school so that she can't do the work at home, but the binder full of folders in question is always in her backpack when she goes to school, so I know she's just being lazy, and I told the teacher that. But I told DD that she needs to take her binder out of her backpack and put it in her desk each day, and she said there's no room.

    I asked what's in her desk that everyone else doesn't have, and she said she has three library books. I asked why she has three library books in her desk.

    She said "because there's no room for more!"

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    #203129 - 10/10/14 11:59 AM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    At breakfast, DS 3.5 keeps eyeing a new Halloween Candy box sitting on the counter, then flees to go "fix it". He sees that it's not aligned properly. He comes back and says, "I'm an exceptional unusual candy box fixer!" I ask, "What makes you unusual?" He say, "No, it's an unusual candy box, it's shaped like a house."

    DH and I both holding our breath at the moment he said, "exceptional and unusual." Like, did he hear us talking at night? Has he figured something out. LOL Whew! Nope-just describing the candy box.


    Edited by GGG (10/10/14 12:02 PM)

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    #203131 - 10/10/14 12:01 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: Ivy]
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    Originally Posted By: Ivy
    DD11's Observations from history class: Pocahontas suffered from Stockholm Syndrome, Lincoln was a racist (but just not compared to other racists of the time), the girls in the Salem Witch Trials were hysterical drama queens. For the latter I sent her on a 'witch hunt' to Google ergot poisoning -- that should make for fun class discussion.


    That's one intelligent kid! She sounds fun to talk to.

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    #203134 - 10/10/14 12:10 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    DS2.11noticed a lady sitting across from us was wearing Chuck Taylor shoes like his. He pointed them out and she replied, "But I think yours are cleaner." Without missing a beat, DS says, "Oh, that's because I preserve them in formaldehyde."
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    #203155 - 10/10/14 03:07 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
    Nautigal Offline
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    Originally Posted By: aquinas
    "Oh, that's because I preserve them in formaldehyde."


    And err...does he?

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    #203162 - 10/10/14 07:18 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: Nautigal]
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    Originally Posted By: Nautigal
    Originally Posted By: aquinas
    "Oh, that's because I preserve them in formaldehyde."


    And err...does he?


    Nah, but I'm sure he would if given the opportunity. One of his favourite games is playing museum and pretending to be a curator.
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    #203208 - 10/12/14 02:11 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    When you are getting the kids loaded to go to a pumpkin patch and the first thing your 3 year old says after getting in the car is, "Is time travel real?" Proceeds to enjoy pumpkin patch as any kid would. Then you load them up to go home and as soon as we hit the road he asks, "What happens when everyone is dead?"
    In and out of normal childhood, in an out of existentialism.

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    #203219 - 10/12/14 05:06 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: GGG]
    aquinas Offline
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    Originally Posted By: GGG
    When you are getting the kids loaded to go to a pumpkin patch and the first thing your 3 year old says after getting in the car is, "Is time travel real?" Proceeds to enjoy pumpkin patch as any kid would. Then you load them up to go home and as soon as we hit the road he asks, "What happens when everyone is dead?"
    In and out of normal childhood, in an out of existentialism.


    Yes! Exactly this!
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    #203721 - 10/17/14 01:24 PM Re: You know you're parenting a gifted child when... [Re: aquinas]
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    When DS6.5 is asked what he would like to be for Halloween and has a few weeks to consider it, he announces that he would like to be dark matter.

    How do you make a costume for something that doesn't absorb or emit light?!

    It was bad enough last year when he wanted his little brother to be the Higgs boson.

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