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    I think the culprit might be our common denominator-- DH! wink


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    I loved reading these!

    Some of them reminded me of some things my DD said/did.

    At around 2.5 she was drawing a picture at school and an older child asked what she was making and she said "spirals". The older child (around 4) said "what are spirals?"

    At a little over 3 she loved They Might Be Giants: Here Comes Science. She would always go around singing the Bloodmobile song. "We begin in the heart's right ventricle and travel to the lungs. Red blood cells get oxygen to take back to the heart. Then from the left side of the heart and out to every cell. Delivered by the Bloodmobile."

    At around this age, I also gave her a periodic table and she responded, "This is so cool!" She then took it to show and tell at preschool. The other kids just kind of stared when she started explaining what was on the paper.

    And also very regularly while we are driving she will ask some question and we will get into a conversation about that topic. "Why do we always have to put gas in our car?" So we talk for 20 minutes on the way to school about internal combustion engines. I don't think this is a conversation I would have with a typical 4 year old.

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    Aren't those moments of just-- ENJOYING your child's asynchrony priceless? I'm kind of enchanted by the sheer uniqueness of her perceptions sometimes. She goes places that no child-- or adult-- ordinarily would.


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    bmoore4, I really relate to your post. Our DCs would have one rousing play date!

    We were at the playground when DS3 spotted a rock structure with fossils (all man-made, but nice for the kiddos). My DS3 pointed to the fossil and said to his park friend, "See that ammonite fossil. That means this park used to be underwater!" The other boy said "Huh? and ran off.

    Yesterday, we played his newest game, atom. He put the quilt in the middle of the bed, and said that was the nucleus, and he was the proton and I was the neutron. I can't remember if this was before or after he created his "mega-heater-keeper-outer" outfit for our journey to the earth's core.

    On our coffee table sits a half finished drawing of the circulatory system.

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    You guys should arrange an e-play date for your LOs! Google hangouts is kid friendly. smile


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    DD came home from school today and said, "I just love making Powerpoint presentations!" (She looked a little confused when I burst out laughing)

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    grin That was DH's precise response to that exact statement out of our DD, too.


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    An interesting discussion tonight with DS2.25.

    DS: Mummy, what's in water?

    Me: Hydrogen and oxygen.

    DS: No, not oxygen! (He associates this with air.)

    Me: Yup, water's two parts hydrogen, one part oxygen.

    DS (incredulous): There's oxygen in water?!

    Me: I know you're thinking about oxygen in air, like we'd talked about before. It's in water, too.

    DS: So there's hydrogen AND oxygen in water. *Giggles away giddily and shakes his head at me*





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    DD14 observes (about our cats):

    They hardly ever meow in complete harmony. But when they do, they sound like the twins from The Shining


    grin I think she understands cats rather well.


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    That was clearly an accident -- she's not supposed to notice that. laugh

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