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    #29121 - 10/27/08 05:09 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Skylersmommy]
    seablue Offline
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    Registered: 10/21/08
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    Loc: by the sea
    Sleeping through the night? Woo hoo! Break out the champagne! (That's what we'll do, I bet.)

    I love reading about everyone's kids!

    My small brag from this weekend is our 22 m.o. DD has a cold and she played Doctor /Nurse /Parent to her stuffed kitty. She looked intently into its eyes and said, "Do you need some medicine, Kitty?" in the most tender and endearing voice, then waited earnestly for a reply. She went on to go through my Pediatric Medicine box and use all its contents on the Kitty - ear thermometer, motrin, gas medicine, Vics Vapo Rub (she can say that), nasal aspirator, nail clippers, an eye dropper and hair brush. I'm not sure if that's gifted, but it sure was cute and I didn't realize she knew what all those things did.

    She also used a mini screwdriver to take the plate off the back of a toy. She is constantly saying "It's broken," "It's not working," or "It needs batteries," so it was funny she could finally change batteries herself.


    Edited by seablue (10/27/08 05:15 PM)
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    #29132 - 10/27/08 07:15 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    shellymos Offline
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    Registered: 08/20/08
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    Loc: New York
    most of my stories of DS4 are just cute and funny stories...or at least that come to mind...but he is pretty funny.

    He likes to play a game called "scrambled up word" which he made up himself. He writes out on his board "rsreae dabro" Which was eraser board. He is pretty good. The "board" part was the funniest because after writing the first word out all mixed up (he scrambles them in his head and writes them out pretty quick) he turned to me and was about to whisper and ask me "how do you spell board?" but I stopped him before he said the word and told him to ask his dad. So I hear him upstairs say "no not that kind of board with an e...the board with an a" and then I hear him coming down the stairs whispering to himself "b-o-a-r-d" over and over. How funny. So smart but still just a little 4 yo.

    And my DD(16mo) is starting to talk more. It is really neat to see. My DS said a couple hundred words at her age....so to see her start to communicate more with us is great. She is developing her own personality and is just so awesome. And I LOVE watching them both together. They can play forever chasing eachother around.

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    #29300 - 10/30/08 05:22 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: shellymos]
    lanfan Offline
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    This is my favorite story. When DD5 was at a well baby checkup at 15months the doctor asked her is she could say something simple like "ball" or "cat" and she responded, "I can't talk I'm just a baby" LOL!!! Talking and humor :-)

    Wow Shelly. Your little DS4 is amazing! My dd7 loves stuff like that but to have that ability to manipulate language at 4 is truly exceptional. Good for him!


    Edited by lanfan (10/30/08 05:31 AM)
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    #29354 - 10/30/08 02:11 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: lanfan]
    Isa Offline
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    Registered: 11/28/07
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    Actually I have another brag:

    when DD was two and two months she made the remark that real cats do not wear clothes and talk and started to asked questions about real cows or horses, etc.

    Two months later she made the remark that 'Sinterklaas' (the Dutch version of Santa) is when papa and mama have hidden presents in the cabinet under the stairs...



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    #29439 - 11/01/08 08:08 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Isa]
    st pauli girl Offline
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    Registered: 01/29/08
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    This is just a small brag, but it was one of those "oh, yes, he's a bit different" moments. I'm pointing out the shadow play of a lit pumpkin in the dark. Me: "hey - look at the wall." DS4: "The pumpkin is projecting images on the wall."

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    #29442 - 11/02/08 12:05 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: lanfan]
    seablue Offline
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    Originally Posted By: lanfan
    This is my favorite story. When DD5 was at a well baby checkup at 15months the doctor asked her is she could say something simple like "ball" or "cat" and she responded, "I can't talk I'm just a baby" LOL!!! Talking and humor :-)


    Wow! Astonishing and apropos! Does she still have the same sense of humor? Dry, wry, or otherwise sarcastic? Amazing for a 15 m.o. baby!

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    #29447 - 11/02/08 06:57 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: seablue]
    lanfan Offline
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    Registered: 09/24/08
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    Yes she does. She's a riot!

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    #29448 - 11/02/08 07:01 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: seablue]
    minniemarx Offline
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    Registered: 10/31/08
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    What a great thread! I wish I could meet all of your kids--they sound wonderful!

    Some of my favourite Harpo (now 7) moments:

    When he was 2 and just starting to read aloud to us, he'd also spend a long time quietly staring at print of any sort (cereal boxes, whatever). One day, he asked me to type him two pages on the computer, one with lower-case "a" in every font, and one with lower-case "g" in every font. I thought this was a little odd, but I did it, and he carried it around like a talisman for weeks at a time. I finally figured out (I am slow) that those are the only two letters that exist in two different forms, according to font. So then I went up to the university library and got a bunch of books about type design, and he was in hog heaven for months.

    When he was three, he'd lie on his bed for more than an hour at a go for about a week, chanting the alphabet slowly to himself. At the end of the week, he came down and said, "there are only five letters where I don't have to do anything with my lips or my teeth, and they are a, e, i, o, and u." Then he went happily out to play.

    When he was four, we were waiting in a long line at the bank one day, and to keep him happy, I handed him a bunch of the bank's pamphlets about their services. One of them had to do with the bank's commitment to keeping its customers' personal information confidential, and had a photo on the front of a woman locking up a huge safe. He looked at it for a while and said he'd like to see this safe, where was it? I explained that there wasn't really a safe exactly like that particular one, but that they were trying to get across to people how seriously they took their privacy concerns. He said, "Oh, you mean it's a metaphor?" Every adult head in line snapped back in our direction.

    Sorry, too many stories--I have pent-up bragging needs, since I only have one person I can tell this kind of stuff!

    peace,
    minnie

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    #29450 - 11/02/08 07:31 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: minniemarx]
    st pauli girl Offline
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    Registered: 01/29/08
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    Originally Posted By: minniemarx
    When he was four, we were waiting in a long line at the bank one day, and to keep him happy, I handed him a bunch of the bank's pamphlets about their services. One of them had to do with the bank's commitment to keeping its customers' personal information confidential, and had a photo on the front of a woman locking up a huge safe. He looked at it for a while and said he'd like to see this safe, where was it? I explained that there wasn't really a safe exactly like that particular one, but that they were trying to get across to people how seriously they took their privacy concerns. He said, "Oh, you mean it's a metaphor?"


    Wow! Many adults do not know what a metaphor is. Amazing kiddo!

    Originally Posted By: minniemarx
    We haven't had any of the kids tested (so I may be deluding myself that I have any business being here in the first place)...


    Um. Just had to go find the above quote in another thread...tee hee


    Edited by st pauli girl (11/02/08 07:34 AM)

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    #29451 - 11/02/08 07:36 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: st pauli girl]
    lanfan Offline
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    Registered: 09/24/08
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    Wow is right! I want to hear more stories about Harpo don't leave them pent up anymore.

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