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    Enjoyed HK's post and replies! Here is my funny brag:
    After I said no to my dd4 venturing out in snow by herself
    Dd: mom, do you know that in olden days, children used to go out without adults.
    Me: really, what olden days?
    Dd: days when Solomon Grundy was still alive.

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    grin LOVE that.


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    DD9 approached me yesterday and informed me that she wants to invent something. This was out of the blue, exciting news, so I asked what she was going to invent and if there was anything I could do to help. She told me she isn't sure what she wants to invent yet, but she has a really good name already picked out for it. (LOL)

    She said the invention may have something to do with electricity, water, or light. I asked her what would happen if the name she has pre-chosen didn't really fit the invention after she figures it all out and she informed me she could easily change the suffix if she has to. (LOL again)

    DD8 has now joined her in this endeavor, so I can't wait to see what they come up with.

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    On the invention front, DS2 followed up on his "cleaner gleaner" from last week with a "lighter brighter" last night, which was effectively a dimmer switch. It was fascinating to see him think it through out loud. He was talking about making the room brighter or darker with a button.


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    After ds6 picked out a desk for his room today, he quickly asked, " Does this mean I don't have to go back to school?"

    Another step closer to convincing dh that homeschool is the way to go.

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    DD thoroughly enjoyed watching Frozen.

    Now she won't stop singing. She makes up broadway-style songs (inspired by Frozen, Sinatra's Christmas songs, and Annie) as she goes about her day.

    How do I get her to stop?

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    Originally Posted by Mana
    DD thoroughly enjoyed watching Frozen.

    Now she won't stop singing. She makes up broadway-style songs (inspired by Frozen, Sinatra's Christmas songs, and Annie) as she goes about her day.

    How do I get her to stop?

    LOL. I wouldn't. But then, DW and I recently spent a childless afternoon communicating and narrating our ordinary actions in the style of an opera (and we're not fans of the opera).

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    Originally Posted by Mana
    DD thoroughly enjoyed watching Frozen.

    Now she won't stop singing. She makes up broadway-style songs (inspired by Frozen, Sinatra's Christmas songs, and Annie) as she goes about her day.

    How do I get her to stop?

    My DH tries to get me to stop, and I just sing louder ;p lol

    I wouldn't try... just maybe... get ear plugs or something. Or move to a different room.

    Singing is very very very soothing. Telling someone who needs to sing that they should stop is kinda hurtful (no matter how gentle you are). I'd try the earplugs smile

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    Dude & CCN,

    I was trying to hold out until DD moved on to something else but today, her musical theater performance went on for hours. You'd think that she would get tired of it herself but no, she just keeps on going.

    It might indeed time for earplugs or a noise cancellation headset.

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    Mana, dd4 is much the same way. Singing (operatic renditions) are her favorite form of communication. I say enjoy it. Better yet, join her:)

    Here is my funny story: DD declared that she was going to marry a boy (let's call him X) in her class. When I asked why, she replied that he has blue eyes and golden hair. I remarked that those are superficial and do not define a person's character. She immediately said," I know mom. The real reason why I like X is because he has an awesome brain. His amazing brain can solve all kinds of difficult problems." Then she added" Mom, don't tell X. I am going to marry him secretly." "But why?"" Because if I tell X, he might say he doesn't want to marry me and that he wants to marry someone else. Better to not tell him at all." "Yup, agreed! Good thinking"

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