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    #216987 - 05/26/15 06:00 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    DD 3y 4m has had an ongoing joke for probably a year of her insisting the car is hers. This has taken many strange turns, but today's I thought was very clever.
    DD: Dad?
    me: Yes?
    DD: What is your car's name?
    me: Make Model (I said the real make model, but I do not want a side debate about cars, so I won't post that.)
    DD: Oh! That is the same as mine!


    Edited by it_is_2day (05/26/15 06:06 PM)

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    #217218 - 05/29/15 05:20 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    Makes sense to me-- car has her name all over it, apparently. wink


    You know that you have a gifted teen when she doesn't tell Chuck Norris jokes....


    nope.


    She tells GAUSS "facts."

    Sure there's no Nobel prize in mathematics, but it doesn't matter.... Gauss already won the Nobel Prize in math.


    Yeah. That was the day after he played himself in a zero sum game... and won.


    grin

    Actual statements made by DD15.
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    #217219 - 05/29/15 05:39 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    HowlerKarma, I really love hearing about your DD. She is a gem.

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    #217238 - 05/30/15 07:56 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    That series of statements was because she has been self-studying Swedish, for reasons that make no sense to anyone but her. She seems to be sort of picking at N. European languages in general as a thing-- not sure if she is sifting and looking for "the pattern" or what, but that would be well in keeping with her nature as a learner.

    So her dad was teasing her that if she were going to move to Sweden (because she is fundamentally completely socialist in her worldview), she needed to like COFFEE a lot more than she does...

    and I pointed out that Stockholm almost certainly isn't in her future with her current major...


    It's just that kind of household. Snark begets snark.
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    #218377 - 06/16/15 12:44 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    I think we've hit a new low.

    DD4: College is a place to go so you can get a job?
    Me: Not exactly, well, yes, some people do.
    DD4: If I want to be a soloist, I'd go to college?
    Me: Hmmm. I think becoming a soloist is a bit complicated but sure, some soloists go to a music conservatory.
    DD4: Then that's what I want to do.
    Me: Hmmm. I think you should go to a place where you can double major.
    DD4: Just two?
    Me: Two is plenty enough.
    DD4: Ok, if I have to choose, I'd choose G major and A minor but why just two?



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    #218379 - 06/16/15 01:00 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: Mana]
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    Originally Posted By: Mana
    double major... choose G major and A minor but why just two?
    LOL, caught by multiple meanings of the word major!

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    #218380 - 06/16/15 01:02 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    Originally Posted By: HowlerKarma
    and I pointed out that Stockholm almost certainly isn't in her future with her current major..

    so has she changed? SICS was not at all bad last time I was there, which admittedly was a while back... and there's always Chalmers...or better yet she could learn Danish (harder!) and go to BRICS...
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    #218384 - 06/16/15 01:19 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    Oh, we weren't teasing re: studying there-- more like being, um-- invited there, if that makes sense. She can't win a Nobel in a category that doesn't award one, after all. I don't think that there is one for groan-worthy puns and Gauss facts. wink

    Yes, actually-- she abandoned CS. Long, long story, some of it gender-based.


    LOL Mana, that's hilarious!!
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    #218387 - 06/16/15 02:02 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    Originally Posted By: HowlerKarma
    Oh, we weren't teasing re: studying there-- more like being, um-- invited there, if that makes sense. She can't win a Nobel in a category that doesn't award one, after all.

    Ah, now I'm with you. Of course from that far away it probably does look as though there'd be only one reason to go there!!

    Originally Posted By: HK

    Yes, actually-- she abandoned CS. Long, long story, some of it gender-based.

    Sigh. Sorry to hear that. Hope she's enjoying whatever she's doing more of in its place.
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    #218608 - 06/19/15 09:49 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    I'm so proud of DS3.5, who I'm teaching to swim one-on-one. We have a membership to a lovely gym that offers a shallow instructional pool kept warm for young swimmers. DS exhibits many sensory challenges that make swimming an often overwhelming experience for him. Couple that with his astute, well-honed BS detector, and distraction is challenging. My philosophy is to gently motivate him to stretch himself outside his comfort zone voluntarily. Even if we make 1% progress each session, a long-term positive trend will result in him learning to swim.

    We've been attending open swims together for one hour 2-3 times per week for the last 6 weeks. Most of the time we play silly games on the steps or pretend to be marine biologists. Today, for the first time, DS willingly accepted wearing a life vest. (We started out with him wearing it dry in the deck.) He was splashed in the face accidentally by another swimmer passing him and, instead of melting down, he turned his head, wiped away the water and calmly said, "No big deal!" He even agreed to lie (mostly) on his front and kick as I raced him around the pool. The best part was his rippling giggle as we played. He was SO proud of himself and clearly delighted at his progress!

    To put the magnitude of this development in context, this is a child who is uncomfortable with inversion (even tilting backward) and having water on his head. Yay DS!!!
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