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    #32191 - 12/05/08 08:16 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Kriston]
    Austin Offline
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    Registered: 06/25/08
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    Loc: North Texas
    In some subcultures this might be a brag. I don't think its a brag, but its funny.

    Mr W ( 10m) and I went shopping this week at the grocery store. The cupboard and fridge were empty and even the mice were complaining of not having any crumbs.

    So, at checkout the cart was FULL. $400 full.

    While I was busy unloading the cart, Mr W was examining the offerings of candy and tabloids from his perch in the cart seat. He grabbed a few things to look over and when he seemed done, I would take them from him and put them back.

    The Altoids boxes fascinated him the most and we repeatedly played take-remove-put back until he seemed satiated with the Altoids and just sat quietly in his seat until I was done.

    We arrived home and I put him on the floor so I could go outside and get the groceries.

    When I came back, he was swinging an Altoids box and giving his campaign speech (DAHADHA! DafCHUCKAWAYAYY! ) , smiling at me. shocked

    I was shocked. I took the box from him, "You little Hoodlum! You stole that!!"

    He laughed right back at me.

    I got more groceries and when I came back, he had ANOTHER BOX!!! shocked

    He had not moved from where I left him.

    I unzipped his jacket - and there was one more box inside of it!!!

    He stole THREE Altoids boxes!!

    This morning I caught him taking my wife's stuff from her nightstand to put it in her laptop case - her lip gloss, keys, and phone.. LOL. Had I not seen it, we would have been looking hard for her keys.

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    #32192 - 12/05/08 08:17 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Austin]
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    ACS, that is a great!

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    #32194 - 12/05/08 09:01 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Dottie]
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    Registered: 10/31/08
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    Dottie and Austin, very fun stories!!

    And acs, good for your son--that's terrific!

    Chico (3) has been printing a lot lately, in fact, it has been his major preoccupation for a couple of weeks (he writes "theme" pages,with one word per line--there's the knight, sword, shield, joust, etc. page, the stethoscope, needle, tongue depressor, medicine, etc. page, and so on--he gets help with spelling from whomever happens to be around when it's a word he hasn't done before). He's been drawing his own horizontal lines on blank sheets to use as ruling, and it's been neat to see how evenly sized and spaced the letters are.

    So I was a little taken aback to come across some of these sheets yesterday with most of the letters nice and big and even, with some teeny tiny little ones in several of the words--Frenchie and I had a closer look, and lo, the little monkey had made all the silent letters small!

    Kids are so much fun!

    minnie

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    #32196 - 12/05/08 09:16 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: minniemarx]
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    Registered: 09/24/08
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    Funny story...

    I was talking to dd5 about global warming last night. The conversation started with the basics. The earth is getting warmer because of pollution etc. etc... Well dd kept asking more and more detailed questions and her voice sounded as if she were on the verge of tears. Finally I stopped answering because it she was so upset. I asked - Honey are you worried about all of this? She answered Yes! so I asked - What exactly are you worried about? Her response, "Well I really just don't like the heat" LOL!!!


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    #32197 - 12/05/08 09:18 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: minniemarx]
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    Registered: 09/17/08
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    Have to put in a brag....

    Two days ago, DD9 was in her classroom where the Teacher was trying a new schedule. Well, unfortunately the schedule was wrong and had too many kids doing the same thing at the same time. DD said that the teacher tried several configurations to try to get every student to do every activity planned for the day and just couldn't get it arranged. DD took one look at the chart, reaaranged it and it worked the first time!

    She loves puzzles, math and patterns!!! (I wish she could organize her room that easily! lol)

    Aside: LOVE the Altoid story!!!

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    #32199 - 12/05/08 09:54 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: lanfan]
    Austin Offline
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    Originally Posted By: lanfan
    Funny story...

    I was talking to dd5 about global warming last night. The conversation started with the basics. The earth is getting warmer because of pollution etc. etc... Well dd kept asking more and more detailed questions and her voice sounded as if she were on the verge of tears. Finally I stopped answering because it she was so upset. I asked - Honey are you worried about all of this? She answered Yes! so I asked - What exactly are you worried about? Her response, "Well I really just don't like the heat" LOL!!!



    I don't know if this will help, but a smart HS kid turned me on to this site.

    It looks like most of the "heating" is due to poor USHCN station siting. Most of the stations surveyed are non-compliant.

    http://surfacestations.org/odd_sites.htm

    You could look up the USHCN stations in your area and submit a report. Its very easy to do. And its real science and you are DOING something.




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    #32221 - 12/05/08 02:56 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Austin]
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    Registered: 10/22/08
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    Loc: Austin, TX
    Okay I had a proud momma moment last night with my DD 27 mths. She had brought her doodlepad into a restaurant last night and happily went to drawing. For the most part she has been drawing volumuos creatures with some features up to this point. Of course, nothing recognizable, but last night I looked over and she had drawn a baby bird coming out of a nest. It had eyes and a mouth as well as little wings. There was shading in the nest and a sense of volume in the bird. She even told me it was a bird in a nest. As an artist I was thrilled and just had to take a picture before it got wiped clean.

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    #32224 - 12/05/08 04:37 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Katelyn'sM om]
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    Registered: 01/14/08
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    I got the best brag. I bought my tree and put it up. Have all my presents done. Packages sent. I am so so cool.

    Hope everyone is doing well in this holiday season. Tis not the happiest of times for the world.

    Ren

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    #32226 - 12/05/08 05:16 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Wren]
    Katelyn'sM om Offline
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    Registered: 10/22/08
    Posts: 1085
    Loc: Austin, TX
    Wren,

    We have a term for people like you: OCD!!! laugh

    You know I am just jealous. We do have our tree up but still have to get the garland up and certainly do not have anything under the tree at this point!!

    And I second your well wishes. My prayer this year is for all the families hit hard by the economy.

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    #32228 - 12/05/08 05:45 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Katelyn'sM om]
    Kriston Offline
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    Registered: 09/19/07
    Posts: 6145
    Loc: Midwest
    Tree is up. Presents are almost all bought but none yet wrapped. We made applesauce-and-cinnamon ornaments for homeschool art class today, and DH made soap (from lye and bacon grease!) this summer to give away, so most of our homemade gifting is done. Yay! smile

    BUT...

    I still haven't gotten the holiday cards and newsletter done. I'm usually just about finished by this time of the month, and I've barely even brainstormed for ideas. Nothing is on paper yet. I haven't even taken a photo of the boys for the card. eek

    It's such a long, cold month. *sigh*

    Way to go, Ren! smile
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    Mom to DS13 and DS10

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