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    This morning I had this conversation with DS9 while I was laying in bed and he was running around the room, turning the lights on and generally not going along with my plan to delay Monday for a a few minutes.

    me: DS, I'm not feeling very well, can you please shut the lights off and run around somewhere else
    DS: how do I know you're not feeling well?
    me: I have a sore throat, my voice is funny and I'm telling you that I'm not feeling well
    DS: well if I say I feel weightless it doesn't mean it is true. If I'm in a forest and it is so dark I can't see the trees, how do I know if they are still there, they might be gone and then I'm not in a forest, ....

    not sure what else he managed to go on about because DH kicked him out but oiiii, 6am Monday is too early for these conversations.

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    As an Asian/Caucasian family we discuss race on a regular basis. Tonight before bedtime DD11 announced that a boy in band could not figure out why some people are not happy with Trump. I know the boy's family is not voting for Trump (they are Asian) so I expressed surprise and stated that some people of color fear Trump and are worried about his views. DD popped out "Well, black is the absence of color so African Americans shouldn't be afraid of Trump."
    I've run that through my head quite a few times now.

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    I grinned for quite awhile after reading this!!!

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    My husband's car was broken into one night and he came in and said,

    "my car was broken into last night"

    My son said "oh no! How did your car get broken in two?"

    I laughed so hardů.

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    chay, I love your story! and I have a lark too (that's what I call my DD who likes to get up at the crack of dawn). Thank god she doesn't want to talk in the morning (at least, not yet)

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    It's so much fun how much ODS loves to play with words, but it sometimes doesn't work out so well!

    ODS4 to YSD3: "You're being Loud Loser".

    Me (thinking this was something he had heard at school): "Where did you hear that?"

    ODS: "I made it up. Like Rude Randy and Polite Pete. And I'm Quiet Quack."

    Mommy: "Oh, it's really great that you made it up, but maybe we should say Loud Larry instead."

    ** We had been working with a child behavioural specialist who was helping us with some of ODS's behavioural issues by introducing the characters "Polite Pete" and "Rude Randy".

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    DS7, last night: "If you don't finish reading to me, I will stay up and read it myself!"

    It was the first part of the Fellowship of the Ring. Sure enough, he fell asleep with the book (the entire trilogy bound into one volume) balanced on his knees.

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    (DD playing a lengthy piece of music on her instrument--sounds pretty good but she's having to guess and fix some notes here and there. She has a piece of sheet music in front of her.)

    Me: Hmm. I thought you said you knew all your band music and didn't need to practice. (DD has been practicing other music since she says her band music is too easy.)

    DD: Oh, this isn't THIS music. (gestures to sheet music)

    Me: So you're playing the music for the other band again? (DD wants to be in the higher-level band even though she just started playing, and keeps ogling other sax players' sheet music and remembering it.)

    DD: Well, the other band is playing it...buuuut this isn't the sax part.

    Me: Whose part is it?

    DD: I don't know. It's how it sounds, though.

    DH despaired of the fact that this child did not seem to have musical talent (he's very musical). I think he's going to have to eat his words.

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    Originally Posted by ultramarina
    (DD playing a lengthy piece of music on her instrument--sounds pretty good but she's having to guess and fix some notes here and there. She has a piece of sheet music in front of her.)

    Me: Hmm. I thought you said you knew all your band music and didn't need to practice. (DD has been practicing other music since she says her band music is too easy.)

    DD: Oh, this isn't THIS music. (gestures to sheet music)

    Me: So you're playing the music for the other band again? (DD wants to be in the higher-level band even though she just started playing, and keeps ogling other sax players' sheet music and remembering it.)

    DD: Well, the other band is playing it...buuuut this isn't the sax part.

    Me: Whose part is it?

    DD: I don't know. It's how it sounds, though.

    DH despaired of the fact that this child did not seem to have musical talent (he's very musical). I think he's going to have to eat his words.
    By ear is definitely the best way to learn. smile

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    Dd4, suspected gifted: Mama, what does happy mean?

    Me: well, it's an emotion. The opposite of sad.

    DD: rolls eyes. I knowwww that. But what does it actually mean, to be happy?

    Me:...........

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