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    #30502 - 11/14/08 07:00 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: lanfan]
    Austin Offline

    Registered: 06/25/08
    Posts: 1840
    Loc: North Texas
    Mr W ( DS10m0w) did a 6 piece shape sorter by himself today.

    He watched the Wizard of Oz with us until he fell asleep when they got to the Emerald City. He loved the Lion and kept saying "Poppies"

    #30591 - 11/15/08 09:32 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Austin]
    skyward Offline

    Registered: 03/23/08
    Posts: 123
    Loc: midwest
    Ok Ive got a recent brag. I took DS4 in oct, DD1.5, and baby to the library this week and DS4 picked out a magic tree house book. We got home and she said she wanted to read it, so I got comfy on the couch with her and opened the book to start reading and DS4 said I know that word and sounded out he first word. She ended up reading the whole page. She called her grandma to tell her the news and was very excited. She continued to read pages every several pages that I read. Three days later we are on our fourth magic tree house book.

    #30808 - 11/18/08 04:29 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: skyward]
    lanfan Offline

    Registered: 09/24/08
    Posts: 180
    Look at what my dd's teacher sent me!!! I will certainly have a good day! Yay....

    "There are many writing competitions for children on line. You may want to take a look and encourage dd7 to submit something. She truly is a gifted writer. Have a great day."

    #30810 - 11/18/08 04:40 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: oneisenough]
    montana Offline

    Registered: 11/13/08
    Posts: 77
    Loc: ironically, CT
    What a cool thread!

    My ds6 used to write a lot of lovely stories, which ended after he started school and got miserable. But two days ago, reading the book Dragonology, he noticed the key to dragon runes, taught himself them - all but Z, which is hard b/c you never use it, Mom - and suddenly began writing again, just in Dragon! He's got pages of story about a dragon who goes to a Red Sox game, which he then gleefully asks me to read, which I can't do, b/c *I* can't read dragon. And even better, his teacher let him do it yesterday after he finished his work, so he came home happy from school for the first time this year.

    And the same day, ds3 did a 96 piece puzzle, and ds8weeks used a consonant for the first time and said "bleh!" it was a banner day.

    #30815 - 11/18/08 06:24 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: lanfan]
    shellymos Offline

    Registered: 08/20/08
    Posts: 847
    Loc: New York
    How exciting, what a great compliment!

    Well I wanted to share something from this morning, because it is way to wierd to share with coworkers. I will get the weird stare. Anyhow, this is typical DS4. He does lots of thinking while I drive and wants to engage in interesting conversations. So this morning he said to me "3x4+1 equals a bakers dozen, right?" and I agreed, then he quickly said "or you could also say 4x2+5 equals a bakers dozen" Then he proceeded to go through addition problems in Spanish for fun, and then moved onto roman numerals. And THEN decided to do "Spanish Roman Numerals" I had no idea what he was talking about until he started saying "ixx = 19" only he said all the letters and numbers in spanish. The stuff that comes out of his mouth floors me. I swear he learns things while he is sleeping.

    #31209 - 11/20/08 07:39 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: master of none]
    seablue Offline

    Registered: 10/21/08
    Posts: 356
    Loc: by the sea
    I have less of a brag and more of a celebration of sorts, too. I had no idea DD 22 months knew that C comes after A and B. We have not tried to teach her the alphabet quite yet. Tonight DH comes home from a walk with DD and says, "Did you know DD can say the whole alphabet?" She proceeded to sing the whole song. I was speechless. That little rascal has known all along!

    Shelly, do you keep up with all that? Do you already know Spanish? Wow!

    #31232 - 11/20/08 09:14 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: master of none]
    oneisenough Offline

    Registered: 10/04/08
    Posts: 110
    Loc: West Coast of Canada
    oh it feels so nice to be able to share!! Today dd (2) counted from 10 down to 1. I had hearrd her do that before, but today dh heard her and he was so proud! smile

    #31243 - 11/21/08 01:43 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: oneisenough]
    ienjoysoup Offline

    Registered: 09/10/08
    Posts: 325
    Loc: ny
    DS7 went for his belt test in tae kwon do and won a trophy for having the most"Awesome Attitude" strips, he gets these for good grades at school.


    Edited by ienjoysoup (11/21/08 01:44 AM)
    Edit Reason: belt test, not bel test

    #31885 - 12/01/08 07:35 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: ienjoysoup]
    Cathy A Offline

    Registered: 05/26/07
    Posts: 1783
    Loc: West coast, USA
    This morning it was chilly in the car and DS quipped:

    Guess who's in the artic?

    Coldilocks and the Three Polar Bears!


    Oh, and the other day he drew four dots on a piece of paper and then connected them in all the possible ways (i.e. like a box with an X in it.) I asked him what he was drawing and he said, "This is how they all shake hands."

    #31901 - 12/02/08 07:06 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Cathy A]
    Kriston Offline

    Registered: 09/19/07
    Posts: 6145
    Loc: Midwest
    Awww! There's nothing I like more than a little punster. You made my morning, Cathy! smile
    Mom to DS13 and DS10

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