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    Originally Posted by ultramarina
    I keep hearing about Vi Hart--are there videos on Youtube? Any particular recommendations? Sorry to hijack.


    These are the ones DD's been watching:


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    Originally Posted by doubtfulguest
    i'm mainly posting this to encourage more contributions - things are difficult these days and all your stories are just the greatest.

    and this just happened:

    DD5 comes bursting out of her room. "I THINK I'LL WASH MY KIDNEYS!" i snort, laughing, and she comes back with a withering, "my medical model kidneys, not my internal organ kidneys... honestly, woman!"


    Ooooh, do want!

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    medical models really are the gift that keeps on giving. DD does the conventional kind of stuff with them, but the organs also give puppet show performances and they often feature in (extremely creepy) still-life artwork. they lead very full lives - which probably explains why they might need washing from time-to-time!

    ps - i was actually just watching the Vi Hart stuff - it's amazing.


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    Lines DS19mo has come up with lately (excuse the focus on body functions, please):

    To Grandpa in a cautionary, not reactive way -- "Don't pick your nose, Grandpa!"

    Something that has been repeated often, complete with dreamy, happy baby eyes-- "I love nursing!"

    Upon seeing a book targeted at young children on toilet training, at FULL VOLUME in a crowded bookstore-- "Look, Mummy! Little boy is pooping inside small toilet!!!"

    After giving a flower to another little boy at the playground yesterday, DS was disappointed when the little boy didn't verbally acknowledge the gift. He pauses a second, eyebrows raised expectantly, then says "you're welcome". No response. He waits a moment before saying in an exasperated tone, "thank YOU."


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    DS (6) asked to make a sonar screen today. Something for a large screen that he can sit inside.

    When I was questioning him on his design (on paper) he said dad showed him some new technology from Gorilla Glass and he wanted to use it for the screen because it can bend.

    He wanted my help to buy it online...but he said he needs help spelling "gorilla". laugh

    Not having a clue what he was talking about, I Googled and found this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18329974

    Cool. I want some.

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    Originally Posted by doubtfulguest
    i'm mainly posting this to encourage more contributions - things are difficult these days and all your stories are just the greatest.

    and this just happened:

    DD5 comes bursting out of her room. "I THINK I'LL WASH MY KIDNEYS!" i snort, laughing, and she comes back with a withering, "my medical model kidneys, not my internal organ kidneys... honestly, woman!"

    DS5 is very into anatomy too. We got the Visibile Body app. Kind of pricey at around $40 but worth it.

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    Doubtful guest -- I agree the stories do make me smile!

    Here's one I'll share about DD2, upon receiving a new puzzle this weekend. Definitely made me smile:

    DD2: It's really cool.
    (Looks it over for a minute.)
    DD2: I can't wait to show Grandma.
    Me: Why's that?
    DD2: She'll say, (super high voice), "Oh you precious child! What a gorgeous new puzzle you have! Can we do it together?"

    DD2, continuing: And when baby Livvy comes to play she'll say, "Puzzz-le? Ooo!" And when Dada comes home, he'll say, (deep voice) "Did you get a new puzzle today?"

    She's done these impressions a few times before, but this was the first time she'd strung them together. DS6 used to do this. He'd give such accurate imitations of his friends when retelling stories about their time together. One of those things that I remember made me go, "Hmmm..." smile

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    I love that, Mana! She sounds (affecting my British accent) absolutely delightful!


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    LOL Mana! Love the accent, so cute!

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    At 6:30 am, pre-coffee, the bathroom door bursts open in an effort to surprise me. It worked.
    A wild-eyed DS4.5, who usually sleeps much later says:

    "Are you pooping mom?"
    "Yeah. Do you have to go?"
    "No. I just really want to show you something on Minecraft."

    *sigh*


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