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    #60833 - 11/10/09 07:57 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Breakaway4]
    Austin Offline
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    Registered: 06/25/08
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    That is cute.

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    #60900 - 11/10/09 10:12 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Austin]
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    I remember my two year old DD looking at her mylar helium balloon the morning after her birthday party. She was staring at it and pulling on the string making it bounce up and down. I asked her if she liked her balloon...and her reply was simply. "It must be filled with something lighter than air"

    I think I just sat down and said.."uh-huh"

    :-)

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    #61264 - 11/14/09 11:40 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: JewelsJC]
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    Our dearest, most precious son... with stacks of gifty accomplishments and totally cool test results has done something that tops everything else.

    He finally... FINALLY learned to tie his shoes (effectively).

    Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!
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    #61270 - 11/14/09 01:17 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Dandy]
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    Originally Posted By: Dandy
    Our dearest, most precious son... with stacks of gifty accomplishments and totally cool test results has done something that tops everything else.

    He finally... FINALLY learned to tie his shoes (effectively).

    Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!


    LOL! Love it. Glad we're not the only family whose kids are NOT precocious at shoe tying. :-) Those darn velcro shoes are so handy.

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    #61280 - 11/14/09 02:54 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: kimck]
    CAMom Offline
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    Dandy- Can you send him to my house to teach my son? He tried ridiculously hard this summer and never got it to work in under 10 min! He did learn to ride his bike without training wheels though- his other important summer goal!

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    #61291 - 11/14/09 05:56 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CAMom]
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    We can all ties shoes here...getting them do DO it is the big struggle. Shouldn't a fourth grader be embarrassed to ask his Mom to tie his shoes?

    Way to go Dandy's and CA's little ones! Shoe tying and bike riding are big milestones that really make them feel so cool and grown-up. :-)

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    #61362 - 11/15/09 05:43 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Breakaway4]
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    DD 2.8 has become obsessed with mazes, so much so that I laminated 30 so she can use a dry erase marker on them, she did them all through twice in one sitting today....and for the past week...she has been demostrating addition

    "mommy, there are 2 people in this car. Me and you. One person is in daddy's car" (this is when we took seperate cars the other day to dinner) "2 people plus 1 persone equals three people"

    and

    when I asked her how many animals were in the picture she said "3" I said and if another pig came how many pigs would there be. She said "4"

    and

    today she walked up to her dad and said "1+1=2 daddy"

    She has also been rhyming like crazy....she wil sit in the car, say a word and then say as many rhyming words as she can. The on to another word. She does this while driving, while walking around the house...She even came up to me while I was lying on the couch and said "couch rhymes with grouch" smile

    She is absolutly amazing me lately.!
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    #61407 - 11/16/09 06:56 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: cricket3]
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    This is more humorous than a brag, but this morning, ds was in a negative mood, and he said, "This is going to be a terrible day. I just know it." I told him that I firmly believe you shouldn't say negative things like that out loud because it makes them more real and they are more likely to come true. He didn't miss a beat and replied, "Today is my birthday! I can't wait for my party!" LOL (It's not even close to his bday!)

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    #61409 - 11/16/09 07:18 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: JenSMP]
    Wyatt Offline
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    Registered: 07/26/09
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    Jen - your DS helped me start my morning off with a laugh. Too funny. Clever boy. grin

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    #61418 - 11/16/09 08:38 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Wyatt]
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    My 11 year old son, who did musical theater since age 4 and really enjoyed singing with a group where he only occasionally sang solo parts, usually only one or two lines because he was a little shy about singing solo, was asked to do a lead singing part in song from the musical Annie for the county 4H talent show. He was so worried the night before and also backstage that he would not do well, but there wasn't anyone else in the group who could do it, so he was determined to do his best. He did very well and his group won second place. I was very proud of him because this was another fear that he overcame. For some reason speaking or acting in front of a large group did not bother him, but singing by himself made him nervous. I wanted to show the video to his acting teacher but we found out later that day that she had died in her sleep early that morning. She was only 38 years old and she had an 11 month old baby. She and the musical theater group were such a big part of our lives and we are still in shock.

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