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    #149630 - 02/27/13 08:28 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    That is terrific, Colinsmum! laugh Is he excited?
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    #149837 - 03/02/13 04:14 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    Originally Posted By: HowlerKarma
    That is terrific, Colinsmum! laugh Is he excited?

    Pleased, but I wouldn't say excited really. The follow-on involves writing out full proofs, rather than being multiple choice, and though his writing is much better than it was that's still a bit off-putting to him. I did get his teacher to let him write in pen, though, on finding that he was more worried about being able to write enough in pencil than about being able to do the questions!
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    #149871 - 03/02/13 06:51 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    My almost 4 yr old just typed:

    "lavgav
    ding yuha blabla
    apple
    dapple
    blapple
    gumapple

    candied apple
    rocket ship"

    It took about an hour, he worked REALLY hard. I spent about 35 minutes (altogether) saying "Are you sure you want to do this?" and he just kept saying yes... I am now pretty convinced there's a non-g e somewhere in there, because, seriously, man, most people find it EASIER to do the pushing of the button than the finding of the button... but anyway... He DID IT.

    I'm rather proud. He SERIOUSLY worked at that.

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    #149880 - 03/02/13 11:36 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    This has been going on for a while

    We have about a dozen Melissa and Doug puzzles. They are super easy (say three and up on the back) and I was going to donate them to a local daycare.

    Then DS2 found a way to make them interesting. He does them all at the same. He dumps all the pieces from all the puzzles in one box, then arranges the boards around him and then gets to work. It is so cute.

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    #149882 - 03/03/13 12:26 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    kjp-
    i love hearing this!!!
    my DS6 did that when he was 2 also!!! at 3 he was doing 150 pcon his own, and soon w/ a little help from us, even 500pc puzzles! because of him, we own lots of more difficult yet fun puzzles, and have incorporated them into our family nights, or just fun family days :)our DR table nearly always has a puzzle on it!!
    DS is very much visual/spatial, yours must be also? smile
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    #149899 - 03/03/13 11:12 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    This is probably an odd thing to be "proud" of, but I am very proud of my DD because this kind of thing is her real passion.

    She is an officer in her school's honor society chapter, and she is leading the insurrection against a unilateral policy change which apparently comes from the (first-year member) president-- a policy which she has pointed out may well violate not only the spirit of non-discrimination, but probably the letter of it as well from an ADA standpoint--

    she is hot over this. But she's responding coolly, with well-considered debating techniques and professional language, and she is considering how and when to escalate her concerns.

    Her concerns are:

    that this is a change in practices, policies, and procedures which CREATES barriers to participation for students who are non-traditional, those who are non-Christian, and those who are rural/poor/disabled.

    She is positively alight with outrage over this-- it's pushed her social justice buttons with full force.

    And she's going to win. She's also probably going to succeed in taking this other (PG) kid's office from him as a result, because she dotted all her i's and crossed all her t's socially before she went after him over it-- by checking with members and other officers and explaining/persuading them to see things through the "right" lens.


    It's an amazing thing to watch her in full flight. WOW-- she's good. Scary good.


    Go, DD!!! Fighting for the downtrodden since 1999... that's m'girl. cool


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    #149903 - 03/03/13 12:50 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    Nothing odd about being proud of that IMO!
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    #149904 - 03/03/13 01:07 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    My DS5 just came in and told me to Facebook, Twitter and Amazon;) his exciting news. I've never even tweeted and don't FB much ever...so that right there is funny!

    He loves online Scrabble and just played a seven letter word on the first turn against a random opponent. He has been trying to find a seven letter word opportunity for the last two months since he started playing. Overall he is getting good at the game and even legitimately beats my DH (who isn't so good at it;). So proud!

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    #149909 - 03/03/13 02:12 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    my favorite game! good for him! smile

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    #150003 - 03/04/13 09:25 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    This funny analogy from DS5's tale of drama in the K classroom.

    "I was as angry as a hippopotamus with a crocodile in its territory"

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