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#901 Pegs

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 06:18 PM

Now I'm really curious about what people have thought your username was on about, for all this time! :)


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Posted 08 October 2017 - 07:35 PM

Maybe they thought she couldn't spell?

 

I had for a while a picture book that I think was originally published in Australia, with "chooks" and a "moggy". The Amazon reviews contained one Very Annoyed Person complaining that books for small children shouldn't be teaching them "made-up nonsense words".


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Posted 08 October 2017 - 07:36 PM

Now I'm really curious about what people have thought your username was on about, for all this time! :)

 

That was exactly my thought too!

 

I'll have to ask you over IRL why you're Pegs on here  :)



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Posted 08 October 2017 - 07:40 PM

Maybe they thought she couldn't spell?

 

I had for a while a picture book that I think was originally published in Australia, with "chooks" and a "moggy". The Amazon reviews contained one Very Annoyed Person complaining that books for small children shouldn't be teaching them "made-up nonsense words".

 

Moggy, as in cat?

 

Or Maggy, as in Magpie?



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Posted 08 October 2017 - 07:57 PM

Moggy as in cat. It was a really cute book - the words that weren't "moggy" or "chook" were mostly sound effects, and I loved the artwork. If only I remembered the title....


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:31 AM

I was just digging through my records of things the boys have said and wanted to share a few funny ones.  (A is DS#1, L is DS#2, and O is DS#3.)

 

A (then 4.5): Mama! This is SO dangerous!

Me: I think it's okay. The back is screwed on.

A: But if O (then 1) found a screw driver, and inserted it, and rotated it the right way, then he could get the back off and EAT the button cell batteries!!!

Me: .........Yeah, I suppose that could happen.

 

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Me: Tell me the multiples of 3, backwards. Start with 30. 

L (then 6): 30, 27, 24, 21, 18, 15, 12, 9, 6, 3, 0, *pause* NEGATIVE 3, negative 6, negative 9 --

Me: Okay, that's good. How about 46+87?

L: 123? No, no. 133.

Me: What number comes before 26?

L: WHAT!? *throws self into heap on floor* I doooooon't knooooooooow! It's too haaaaaard!

 

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O (then 4.25): Look mama, a nunyo! 

Me: That says yo-yo. 

O: No, it says yo minus yo. Mama.  If we have a yo and minus yo, then we have none. It says nunyo.


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#907 Pegs

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 05:34 PM

A nunyo! :D
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:58 PM

Moggy as in cat. It was a really cute book - the words that weren't "moggy" or "chook" were mostly sound effects, and I loved the artwork. If only I remembered the title....


Chicky Chicky Chook Chook by Cathy McLennan.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:00 PM

Thanks!



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 12:11 PM

Talking about my great aunt with ds 5ys:
Me- Her house smelled like urine that's what I remember
Ds- Urine? You mean European!?!? Europeans smell?
Me- laughing
Ds- I didn't know Europeans smell. Why didn't you tell me!

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 03:39 PM

My five-year-old: "It's high time I started acting like other children, and calling my bedroom the nursery!" :lol:

Yeah. That was when I stopped the classic British children's books and got some books written in the last twenty years, instead.

 

I had a moment like that when dd was five - we had recently moved and she wanted a bosom buddy. 


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 03:46 PM

12 year old to 22 year old Physics major "so what is that in radians?"

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:43 PM

My 4 yr old and I were out on a walk. She saw a man walking. She shouted "HI Human"
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Posted 17 October 2017 - 11:19 AM

My 5yo, apropos of nothing: "I am SO GLAD that I am a chordate."


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 02:05 PM

Sacha, struggling to carry a [small] pumpkin back from the pumpkin patch yesterday: "Now I understand how Atlas felt, carrying the sky on his shoulders!"

 

ETA pics: https://www.facebook...261?pnref=story


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:56 PM

This one requires a visual to fully appreciate:

 

https://www.facebook...&type=3


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:58 PM

This one requires a visual to fully appreciate:

https://www.facebook...&type=3


That is so adorable! My wee one is into codes as well. :)
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:37 AM

5yo DS hits 4yo DS and declares, "That's a transfer of momentum!"


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:45 AM

DS (7yo), singing to himself, "Sumus agricolae, bum-be-de-bum-bum-bum-bum-bum."

 

 

 

:lol:


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 12:31 AM

Two recent ones from my youngest:

 

Oldest dd made 3.5-year-old ds a little stuffed bear for Christmas, and he decided all on his own to call it "Ursa Minor".

 

We also heard him playing Hot Cross Buns on the piano the other day.  He has seen his older siblings practice it before, but no one has directly taught him to play it.


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 07:53 AM

My kids like to play the "I'm thinking of a number" game, where the guesser is told to try again higher or lower.

 

I had to institute a "whole numbers only" rule after the argument about whether 3 1/7 is higher or lower than pi.


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