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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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#902 Tanaqui

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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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#909 Tanaqui

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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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