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    #30266 - 11/12/08 03:39 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: shellymos]
    Barbara Offline

    Registered: 07/29/08
    Posts: 149
    I love this thread!

    #30282 - 11/12/08 05:36 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Barbara]
    Austin Offline

    Registered: 06/25/08
    Posts: 1840
    Loc: North Texas
    I would also like to brag about our dog, who is getting old, and is quite the rabble rouser, having grown up on and lived on the farm and always gave more than she got - she just takes Mr W's abuse and loves every minute of it.

    Edited by Austin (11/12/08 05:36 PM)

    #30288 - 11/12/08 06:24 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Austin]
    minniemarx Offline

    Registered: 10/31/08
    Posts: 466
    I love this thread, too!

    Groucho (5) has a new favourite expression: id est. He was explaining "The Taming of the Shrew" to someone today, and happily told him that "two of the suitors dress up as schoolmasters (id est, teachers) when they go to court Bianca." Also, when he wants a drink at bedtime, he says to Frenchy, "Daddy, someone here is thirsty, id est, Groucho [insert real name here]."

    Shellymos, I love both the fractions and the syllables stories--what fun! Sounds like a great kid, who keeps you busy, too, I'll bet!


    #30290 - 11/12/08 06:46 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: minniemarx]
    shellymos Offline

    Registered: 08/20/08
    Posts: 847
    Loc: New York
    id est, that is hilarious. That totally sounds like something I could hear my son saying in the next year or so. I swear we could write a book with the things they say.

    #30292 - 11/12/08 07:02 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: shellymos]
    Cathy A Offline

    Registered: 05/26/07
    Posts: 1783
    Loc: West coast, USA
    Not sure if this is a brag, but I thought it was funny:

    DS5 (almost 6) asked me how I type so fast--have I memorized all the keys? I told him I had. He said, "Well, my method is I've memorized the backspace key, so I just hit the keyboard randomly and if I get the wrong letter I backspace and try again."

    Well, now that I think about it, I guess that algorithm would work just fine--but might be a little slow... crazy

    #30293 - 11/12/08 07:11 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    oneisenough Offline

    Registered: 10/04/08
    Posts: 110
    Loc: West Coast of Canada
    This evening dd(24 months) was looking out the window and said, "Look Dadda, I see silhouettes of trees!"

    A BIG BRAG....dd chose her Dadda to read stories to her tonight instead of me!!! This was the first time in a year or more!!!!!!!! I had to go in to read her one story and then put her in her crib, but she did choose dh to start with so that was a HUGE step!!

    #30294 - 11/12/08 07:19 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Cathy A]
    minniemarx Offline

    Registered: 10/31/08
    Posts: 466
    Oh, Cathy, I so needed a big laugh today! And that one was a real thigh-slapper!



    #30295 - 11/12/08 07:34 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: minniemarx]
    EandCmom Offline

    Registered: 11/09/07
    Posts: 516
    I remember when DS(now10) was 2 years old, he was explaining to someone about the difference between deciduous trees and evergreens.

    #30307 - 11/13/08 12:14 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Dottie]
    S-T Offline

    Registered: 08/28/08
    Posts: 207
    This thread is so interesting to read! The "calculator" as a gift made me smile because that was exactly what DS8 has asked for since last year. For his birthday in June, my sis bought him a scientific calculator and he was proud and eager to use it!

    I realised I couldn't recall many wonderful moments. frown There was one particular one which I did though. It was when DS was in KA (4+). His room teacher proudly shared with me what DS had drawn when he asked the class to draw something to show the word "enormous". DS drew himself as small as an ant. Beside him, he drew the Eiffel Tower.

    #30314 - 11/13/08 04:50 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: shellymos]
    lanfan Offline

    Registered: 09/24/08
    Posts: 180
    Yesterday he wanted to play a syllable game and I wasn't sure if he really knew what syllables are. I asked him how many syllables were in a couple different words and he easily got them right. then he paused for a minute and said "mom, supercalafragelisticexpealadocious (sp?) has 13 has 14"



    Maybe we should try to arrange that playdate!! I told dh about the syllables and he remembered when my dd7 was in Kindy she did the same exact thing and just a week or so ago, showing her continued obsession with the word, said and spelled it backwards laugh laugh

    Edited by lanfan (11/13/08 04:50 AM)

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