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    #105345 - 06/18/11 12:22 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    La Texican Offline

    Registered: 07/10/10
    Posts: 1777
    Loc: South Texas
    Whoa. M&M's... Really?!?!!!!
    Youth lives by personality, age lives by calculation. -- Aristotle on a calendar

    #105352 - 06/18/11 02:13 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: M&Ms Mom]
    Madoosa Offline

    Registered: 02/20/11
    Posts: 710
    Loc: South Africa

    those are awesome! well done to them! I love the ski photo - it's gorgeous and would make a stunning puzzle or poster laugh
    Mom to 3 gorgeous boys: Aiden (8), Nathan (7) and Dylan (4)

    #105373 - 06/19/11 07:39 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    chris1234 Offline

    Registered: 06/27/08
    Posts: 1897
    those are amazing photos of amazing kids! Wow!

    #105396 - 06/19/11 10:56 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    M&Ms Mom Offline
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    Registered: 04/11/11
    Posts: 38
    Loc: NV
    Thanks so much for the compliments! I feel like I know you guys. Ansypants & chris - you've BTDT, great with practical advise, La Texican has a wickedly good sense of humor, Madoosa LOVES HER BOYS.

    It's seems like we have to be really careful who we share with IRL so it was fun to post pics here. My kids have always been almost freakishly kinetic/sensory - early motor skills, good balance, etc.

    DS10 moved up to a tougher ski racing league this year, from local to regional and his best finish was 11th. He is so into it - studies weather patterns to know what type of wax to apply to the skis in the morning, talks about the different sounds the skis make in the snow depending on how icy the course is and how much carve he is getting out of the ski depending on the beveling of the edge. (I didn't start skiing till I was 35 and I'm pitiful!) Sensory-wise, he does things like touching and smelling new clothes before he will try them on. He often does the same with food. And the other day I bought memory foam bath mats for him (I knew he'd like the softness) to use in front of his bathroom sink and shower. When I went in for goodnight hugs, I saw that he put one on his desk under his computer so his hands would rest on it and the other over his pillowcase...kinda quirky.

    DD is mello and messy, loves her gymnastics (she is fearless on the beam and has 5 NV State gym titles) and learns best by hands-on. She loves science and her favorite part of 4th grade was dissecting a squid. She loves to read Lemony Snickets and thinks she's bad at math but scored at 96% on MAPS.

    This fall will be the first time they will not be in the same class. DS was accepted into the SWAS (School Within a School) for 5th grade. They will both take the EXPLORE in October and we'll go from there.

    Love this forum and find it a little addictive - have to check in at least once a day to see how everyone's doing smile

    #105438 - 06/20/11 01:18 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Madoosa Offline

    Registered: 02/20/11
    Posts: 710
    Loc: South Africa
    M&M's - thanks, I do love my trio of terror laugh

    your son sounds like he has found his thing - and that is so cool!

    I have to agree - I check in here at least daily as well, I think the big thing is knowing that somewhere, someone else is experiencing what I am, trying to figure out stuff the same as me etc. and that you guys will understand. That above all means so much!
    Mom to 3 gorgeous boys: Aiden (8), Nathan (7) and Dylan (4)

    #105752 - 06/25/11 11:27 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Austin Offline

    Registered: 06/25/08
    Posts: 1840
    Loc: North Texas
    Mr W (3y5m) had an earache. We went to the Pediatrician. His normal Ped was out, so another Doc filled in.

    When the Doc came in, he said, "So I hear we are not feeling good."

    "Daddy is ok. I am the one sick." said Mr W.

    Doc looks over at Mr W.

    "My right ear hurts, again. Its probably an ear infection. I think I need amoxycillin. My mommy is taking it now."

    Doc looks starts looking at his charts. "How old is he?"



    Mr W (3y5m) got a new baby sitter.

    He let her get the tour before starting the interrogation. After the third question, she sitter just stared at him with her mouth open.

    "How did you find out about this job?"
    "How old are you?"
    "Do you have a boyfriend?"
    "Do you like to watch the movie cars?"
    "What kind of car do you have?"

    At midnight, we got a text.

    "I've tried everything. He is still awake!"


    #105754 - 06/25/11 01:27 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Michaela Offline

    Registered: 11/18/09
    Posts: 529
    Loc: The bottom of my cup
    @Austin: This is why I read this group.


    We had a bad babysitting experience the other day. Really bad. I NEEDED that giggle.

    DS1: Hon, you already finished your homework
    DS2: Quit it with the protesting already!

    #105760 - 06/25/11 05:24 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    thesqueakywheel Offline
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    Registered: 04/22/11
    Posts: 24
    What a wonderful do start hiding what your kids do for fear others will make a comment about you bragging. We are all just proud mama's so it's nice to hear things other gifted kids do!

    A few stories of my own:

    Very proud of DS11 this year. He was asked-by a very picky piano teacher-to play in an adult performance festival. Not only did he memorize his entire piece-the only one to do that-he and another older adult pianist chose the same piece. DS performed unfortunately after him, and played it better, receiving a standing ovation. I had tears in my eyes...

    DS10 just took state assessments 2 years ahead of his class-just because-and received the only perfect score by anyone in the school. He also told a substitute teacher when she was making small talk that he was feeling "melancholy" because a friend was "distraught about the loss of a beloved pet".

    Proud, proud mama!!

    #105844 - 06/27/11 11:59 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Ametrine Offline

    Registered: 05/27/11
    Posts: 741
    My first brag:

    Just this last month our son is finally consistently dry at night. (4.4 years) One of his pet-peeves is pulling up his underwear after using the toilet. Yesterday morning he told DH that "in the future there will be electric underwear that pull themselves up." Then he went on to say he's an inventor and will invent them.

    I thought he did a good job seeing a "need" and figuring out a way to meet it. wink

    #105860 - 06/27/11 02:42 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    AntsyPants Offline

    Registered: 09/15/09
    Posts: 260
    Ametrine, that's great news!

    Today DS10 was in a mini Spelling Bee they had at camp for fun today. (It's Summer Institute for the Gifted) Anyway, he told me the words were too easy. He said they gave him some easy word so he told them to give him a harder one. I think it was pedestrian, which he spelled correctly. He said, "they should have given me words like sternocleidomastoid or gastrocnemius" Both of which he defined and spelled correctly which I had to confirm by googling lol

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