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    #30370 - 11/13/08 08:20 AM The things people say!
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    #30373 - 11/13/08 08:36 AM Re: The things people say! [Re: Austin]
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    Thanks for posting this Austin! It was just what I needed to read. I particularly liked the following quote. It just seemed to speak to me right now!

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    The coordinator looked at the 3-years-above-level state test that my son had completed with 92% accuracy and said “never mind, he’s doing the grade 5 state test this year and those results are the ones that matter”. The point that it was an 8th grade test was lost. He was now in grade 5 and should only know grade 5 material, and anything more than that is irrelevant.
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    #30386 - 11/13/08 11:25 AM Re: The things people say! [Re: Austin]
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    My eldest is 4.5 years old. Despite her young age many of the anecdotes on the page brought a "been there done that" smile to my lips. She has received comments ranging from "You're not old enough to know/do X" or a variation "you only think you know/understand, but you don't. You're too little." (resulting in her going underground and feeling there was someting wrong with her)to "that's just plain freakish" to "no child is ready to know X; you must be hothousing her" to "stop pushing her and let her have a normal childhood" - I could go on, but you get the idea.

    Oh and one last from her preschool teacher (parent/teacher conference)when my DD was 3, "I admit she does seem very advanced, but she's going to have to work at the same level as everyone else. She's going to have to learn to be bored. Have you considered limiting her access to things like books and games in your home? So she has something to look forward to during school." (This was a half-day program my DD attend twice per week.) We are now happily home schooling.

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    #30395 - 11/13/08 01:07 PM Re: The things people say! [Re: mizzoumommy]
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    We were just talking about this.... it's funny when adults spell things out.... this would happen when he was 4 a lot.

    DS7 would say back what they were spelling....

    I would look at them with a deer in the headlight face (I can't spell)

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    #30400 - 11/13/08 01:43 PM Re: The things people say! [Re: ienjoysoup]
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    Too funny! People would do that to my DD when she was younger.

    To me: "Can she have a c-o-o-k-i-e?"
    Before I could answer, DD would say, "Chocolate chip if you have it. Can I have some j-u-i-c-e or m-i-l-k too, please?"

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    #30402 - 11/13/08 01:59 PM Re: The things people say! [Re: Dottie]
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    "what...what, what are you talking about?"... yes that's me... overweight, 43, gray haired......

    "HUH? What? Are you spelling something? I think he is spelling something or some such?*cough* cough*- I need a lemon drop....."


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    #30403 - 11/13/08 01:59 PM Re: The things people say! [Re: ienjoysoup]
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    lmao

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    #30405 - 11/13/08 02:14 PM Re: The things people say! [Re: Dottie]
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    Originally Posted By: Dottie
    I upgraded to "intelligent speak" at that point, but soon lost DH when questioning him about the possibility of traveling for processed fowl (McD's) crazy . DD then about 3 would catch on faster....


    BWHWAHHA!!

    Did he cry fowl?


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    #30409 - 11/13/08 03:19 PM Re: The things people say! [Re: Dottie]
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    Originally Posted By: Dottie
    My kids weren't as bright, but would just say "what...what, what are you talking about?" whenever the spelling began, LOL! I upgraded to "intelligent speak" at that point, but soon lost DH when questioning him about the possibility of traveling for processed fowl (McD's) crazy . DD then about 3 would catch on faster....


    LOL, this is what we do too! Usually he just tunes out, but I wonder how often he knows what we're talking about. I think most of the time, but he's wise enough to keep his mouth closed! laugh

    Our spelling moment was a few years ago, when a neighbor asked if me if ds-then-4 would like to go to the P-A-R-K. "Oh yes!" he chimed in. "Can we go now, Mama?" The neighbor also had a 4yo and was a little taken aback. smile
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    #30412 - 11/13/08 03:33 PM Re: The things people say! [Re: Mia]
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    DS7 learned very early--like a year old or so!--that if we spelled something, ANYTHING, the answer was always "YES!"

    I didn't think too much of it at the time, since I knew he couldn't actually spell yet. But now that I think of it, it shows a measure of good sense to figure that out...My little logician! wink
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