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    #62458 - 11/28/09 01:37 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: JenSMP]
    minniemarx Offline

    Registered: 10/31/08
    Posts: 466
    Chico (4) asked me who the Grinch was a couple of days ago (he'd heard some kids talking at the playground--we have had a few Dr Seuss books around here at various points, but never that one, for some reason). I explained that the Grinch was an unhappy person, who couldn't stand other people being happy, and wanted to spoil their happiness.

    He thought that over for a minute, and then said, "Oh, you mean like Iago?"

    I think Harpo must have been telling him Othello stories, because neither Frenchie nor I have been...


    #62655 - 12/01/09 12:57 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: minniemarx]
    OHGrandma Offline

    Registered: 01/05/08
    Posts: 830
    Got to brag somewhere!!!!

    I'm always talking about the first grandchild here, GS10. I convinced our daughter to have her oldest tested for the gifted program at school since she just moved to our district for this school year. GD8(9 in 3 days!) tested gifted! (But, I already knew she would!) I suspect GD6 is also gifted, but our district doesn't offer services until the third grade so they don't test until the end of the second grade. I also suspect GD10weeks is advanced, she's mimicking faces and sounds already.

    #62658 - 12/01/09 01:18 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: OHGrandma]
    Breakaway4 Offline

    Registered: 06/23/09
    Posts: 465
    Loc: MA
    Sounds like you will be a busy busy grandma OHGrandma! :-)

    #62700 - 12/02/09 03:59 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Breakaway4]
    Mewzard Offline

    Registered: 10/08/08
    Posts: 51
    DD2.11 has learnt to recognise her name after 3 pre-school sessions, she goes 2 mornings a week. Then i catch her and DS5.5 spelling thier names. She can get up to the 3rd letter before DS gets annoyed that she is going so slow and finishes it for her. Her name isn't phonetic either.

    #62943 - 12/03/09 03:48 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Mewzard]
    kec Offline
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    Registered: 10/12/09
    Posts: 40
    Loc: Pennsylvania
    My DS8 is interested in food and food science (he loves the set of Good Eats/Alton Brown dvd's we just got.) I was experimenting with new types of chocolate and gave him a piece to taste. I asked what he thought and he gave me the so-so gesture with his hand and then asked what I was going to use it for. I told him that I was going to make truffles with it and he replied "oh, I can see it would be good for that application." I think I am creating a food snob.

    #62946 - 12/03/09 03:51 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: kec]
    onthegomom Offline

    Registered: 07/28/09
    Posts: 1743
    that's amazing. that makes me laugh. Thank you for sharing.

    #62969 - 12/03/09 06:08 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Michaela]
    Katelyn'sM om Offline

    Registered: 10/22/08
    Posts: 1085
    Loc: Austin, TX
    Awww Michaela... that is a great story. Talk about determination!

    #63120 - 12/04/09 07:56 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Katelyn'sM om]
    RobotMom Offline

    Registered: 02/25/09
    Posts: 604
    Loc: in a happier place
    Master of none, as far as I know, night vision goggles only work with things that are radiating heat. Nice try though for late night books wink

    #63144 - 12/05/09 07:36 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: master of none]
    Austin Offline

    Registered: 06/25/08
    Posts: 1840
    Loc: North Texas
    Originally Posted By: master of none
    Scary stuff! The kids asked for night vision goggles for Christmas. When asked why, they said so they could read in the dark. Does anybody know if you can see clearly enough to actually read with night vision goggles? Does the page light up or does it have to be a heated page to show up?

    There are two types of devices - one works on infrared and the other works using ambient light.

    The latest generation of NVDs that use ambient light allow you to read quite well. There has to be enough ambient light for them to work right - you cannot be in a totally sealed room. They are not cheap. Under a starry sky, or even an overcast, you can see very well. Depending on the light present, you may need a suppressed LED to read stuff. But, in most urban locations, you can read quite well with them.

    I have not worked with the IR systems in 20 years.

    #63159 - 12/05/09 12:38 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Austin]
    Michaela Offline

    Registered: 11/18/09
    Posts: 529
    Loc: The bottom of my cup
    I just posted this on my usual baby group, but I toned it down, and that's not enough, I'm too excited!

    DS7m walked!! Not well, yet, or anything, but it's been building for about a week, and yesterday he stood up off my ankles and walked a bit over a meter to get to a shoe display, and he did similar things several more times after.

    My little critter!!
    (thank goodness for semi-anonymous webforums)
    DS1: Hon, you already finished your homework
    DS2: Quit it with the protesting already!

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