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    I haven't been on here in a while but had to share this one from last night. DD12 is trying to teach herself Russian and has an old text book (We own a used bookstore) and as she is trying to sound out the words she looks at me and asks, "Is that right?" Sweety, I love you but I have NO idea.

    We are getting a tutor for her. And this is an after school thing because our school only teaches Spanish and only at the High School.


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    DD13 regarding being a freshman at her new high school:

    Last week: "I'm not going to tell anyone I skipped a grade and I'm not going to be a huge nerd and take every advanced class because I just want to be normal."

    Yesterday: "It's too bad they won't have a botany club... maybe I should start one! Can I be a botanist and study astronomy?"

    (I suggested astrobiology and reminded her of The Martian -- cue huge excitement... glad she wants to be normal)

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    First day of Multivariable Calculus. The teacher, referred to by DS as The Keeper of All Knowledge, tells them, "all the other math classes you took are just one long test to see if you belong here." They can't wait.

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    When you're trying to help DD10 make a Littlest Pet Shop bathtub that she saw on a Youtube video and when I'm a little upset because it doesn't look quite the same, she quotes the Marilyn Monroe quote hanging on the bathroom wall "Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring".

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    When you have to specify to your child to just clean up the magnatiles and not sort and arrange them by color, because you have other stuff to do. It makes me giggle.


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    A neighborhood acquaintance struck up a conversation with my daughter the other day and ends it with, "she sure is...articulate."

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    Portia, I thoroughly enjoyed reading that!

    It sounds like something was amiss in the housing/durable goods pricing. You can always suggest that your DS buy up the businesses that produce the more scarce products (e.g. vehicles, homes) and price discriminate. (Has he learned the different types of price discrimination yet? If so, try to have him optimise based on 1st degree price discrimination.) That should reduce demand for the durable goods/houses so it better aligns with his inputs, because demand will, presumably, be pretty inelastic for those consumption categories. Gotta love running a monopoly!


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    When your five year old out maths you....

    At bed time we were talking about him one day being the grown up and trying to get his kids to sleep. Somehow this got to how long I'd live.

    DS5: I think you'll die of old age when you're 105.
    Me: That is pretty old. When I'm that old, you'll be an old guy too.
    DS9: How old will he be?
    Me: Let me think...

    Two seconds later
    DS5: 73

    More time passes.

    Get out phone calculator because my working memory is horrible.

    Confirm he is correct.

    DS9 to DS5: You should be a mathematician instead of a fisherman (his current proclaimed future occupation)




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