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    #207046 - 12/05/14 05:12 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
    Michaela Offline
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    Today my 5 yr old designed a manned Mars rocket (while watching the Orion launch, why do you ask?), fussing quite a lot over fuels, colourcoding the electrical and life support systems, and drawing the innards of the rocket engine (which to be fair is simpler than, say, an automobile engine).

    Then he put on his gloves to go outside and washed his hands. In that order.
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    #207047 - 12/05/14 05:28 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
    MegMeg Offline
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    Ha ha ha!

    (Good to see you back, Michaela, even if it was troubles that brought you back.)

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    #207204 - 12/08/14 05:46 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
    Mana Offline
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    My DD took a very brief IQ test at a private K admission office. I was too curious about what went down so I asked her to tell me what it was like. She recalled all the questions as well as her answers.

    Her answers were very creative. They weren't technically wrong but I don't think she could get credits for a lot of them. I asked her why she gave such strange answers and she said she was trying to demonstrate her sense of humor.

    :banging my head on the wall:

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    #207209 - 12/08/14 09:24 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    grin Well, um-- mission accomplished ?


    Sounds like my DD's recap of baboons or monkeys or something-- as an integral part of her SAT essay. Yeah-- I had the same response. eek
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    #207210 - 12/08/14 10:05 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
    Mana Offline
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    Now that I have calmed down a little bit, yes, I'd say mission accomplished. Some of her responses were rather witty.

    If she pulls anything like this on her SAT, I'm going to ship her off to somewhere civilized but miserable like spending a whole winter in Norway.

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    #207227 - 12/08/14 10:59 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: aeh]
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    Originally Posted By: aeh
    Originally Posted By: Mana

    DD4: "You're my mommy and it's your job to listen to me whine and cry."
    Love that! Has she been talking to my kids?

    Well, it might be our job but I wish I were paid better...

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    #207505 - 12/10/14 07:34 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    (bump)
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    #208115 - 12/21/14 06:12 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    Registered: 08/28/11
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    Ds decided he was going to "believe" in Santa like his friends. So he went about discussing how to catch Santa in the act, and talked about what he would ask Santa for Christmas, and so on.
    This went on for maybe a week of contemplating all the what if's.
    In the end he concluded that he was glad Santa wasn't real because he didn't like the idea of a stranger entering our home while we slept and that now he's dealing with bad dreams all because he wanted to try to be "normal."

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    #208209 - 12/22/14 02:47 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: Carnation]
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    my kids are playing outside, without me, without being forced!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    #208211 - 12/22/14 03:32 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    Right there with ya, Mahagogo5!

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