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    #44891 - 04/16/09 09:02 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: IronMom]
    Austin Offline
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    Registered: 06/25/08
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    Loc: North Texas


    We got back from our visit to SIL's for Easter. On the flight, we sat with a woman from Venezuela. We told her MR W understood Spanish. I'm sure she thought, "Yeah right, these crazy gringos." So, she started talking to him in Spanish and he warmed up to her, pointing things out and babbling back.

    There was a mom with two kids sitting in front of us on the flight's next leg. The DS was five and chattered away like a 13 year old and the DD who was very alert and maybe two was called "Boo" by the mom. Coincidence?? Let me know.

    Mr W (14mo) was making eyes at both of them and had a great time on the plane.

    He spent two hours carefully watching SIL's kids then joined in with them, playing with all their games. SIL's DD is 2 and is counting to 30 and doing 30 piece puzzles. ( SIL is in full GT denial. )

    For the Easter Egg Hunt, Mr W knew what he had to do right away, taking his basket, looking for eggs, etc. He filled up his basket to the brim.

    Mr W took all the stuff out of the dishwasher for SIL one morning and tried to put some of it away where he thought it should go. She just let him and watched.

    BIL then asked later, "Where is all the stuff? Its all over the place!!!"

    LOL

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    #44899 - 04/16/09 10:41 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Registered: 10/21/08
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    Loc: by the sea
    Adorable stories, Austin. Mr. W. sounds very social. How nice he can fly.

    Yesterday, I stepped up to the counter to order lunch with DD 28 mos. on my hip. The man asked for our order, DD answered before I could say a word. I just paid.

    The day before, she directed DH how to drive home: "There's the vet, turn here, turn here, now go up the ramp to the highway."


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    #44917 - 04/17/09 07:13 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: seablue]
    minniemarx Offline
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    Registered: 10/31/08
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    Wonderful stories, Austin and seablue! Those kids are going to keep you hopping!

    peace
    minnie

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    #44957 - 04/17/09 10:32 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: IronMom]
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    Originally Posted By: IronMom

    DS6 antics this weekend: created a StarWars imperial drop ship out of left over cardboard from toilet rolls that the botanical garden left outside for kids to create binoculars from. It consisted of 2 planes shaped out of pieces of cardboard - designed the same way he makes his Legos - one long vertical piece, one smaller horizontal piece - all stapled together. He had cut, stapled and hole punched a design in the wings. The small ship was attached to the larger ship by a long piece of green ribbon - hence forming the "drop ship". Just cracked me up. So much detail out of old cardboard.


    That's so great! This is exactly the sort of stuff our ds does - he draws out designs for all kinds of conveyances, costumes, etc., but also loves to build things out of whatever is piled up around the house + tape.

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    #44958 - 04/17/09 10:36 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: chris1234]
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    Ahh tape:)
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    #44977 - 04/17/09 12:40 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Mom0405]
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    My DS5 (just turned 5 a couple of weeks ago), is doing 500 piece puzzles. He has a Melissa and Doug rain forest one that he can do in less than half an hour (granted, he's done it 10000 times now).

    I'm not sure that this is really a GT trait, but I still think it's pretty cool!

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    #44978 - 04/17/09 12:44 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: mamaandmore]
    Austin Offline
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    Originally Posted By: mamaandmore
    My DS5 (just turned 5 a couple of weeks ago), is doing 500 piece puzzles. He has a Melissa and Doug rain forest one that he can do in less than half an hour (granted, he's done it 10000 times now).

    I'm not sure that this is really a GT trait, but I still think it's pretty cool!


    Ah, the constant repetition!! It drives me batty. Mr W wants to do his shape sorter 10 times each night - he has had it down since he was 7mos. He also has to do all his other toys at least once before bed time and he keeps bringing us stuff to do because he does not want to go to bed!!

    I can forsee him wanting to do his 500 piece puzzle every night when he is 5!!!

    Aahhhh!!!!

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    #44980 - 04/17/09 01:20 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Austin]
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    This made me smile - DS6 and DS4 had the playdough out the other day and when I came downstairs they had "created" a DNA strand, using different colours for Cytosine (?), Adenine (?) etc. DS6 went on to explain that only certain ones will join together - it was so cute that I had to take a photo so that I can look back and smile when they are all grown up! Clearing up the mess was a different story, my boys and playdough are a very messy combination, but I couldn't complain as they had sat without leaving the table for close to 2 hours smile

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    #44985 - 04/17/09 02:44 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Tiz]
    LMom Offline
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    Registered: 12/14/07
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    DS6 solved the following problem yesterday

    How many digits does a number 2^k - 1 written as a binary number have?

    There are days when I seriously worry that filling out gaps in the 5th grade math (we homeschool) bores him to death.
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    #44988 - 04/17/09 03:50 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: LMom]
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    DD can recite large blocks from memory almost anything she has ever read (fiction). If only she could remember to turn in her homework....

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