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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.com/monique.b.labarre/posts/10155150128473261?pnref=story

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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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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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DW is reading a 6 page book Broccoli wrote, and is having trouble figuring out what part of it says: "How many hours?". Broccoli: "Oh, I accidentally wrote that in Roman numerals".

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I had given my daughter (11) a Kierkegaard philosophical quote to reflect on and respond to.

 

Part of the conversation went a bit like this:

 

Me: A lot of people believe they're wise.

A: Wise? People assume they're wise? They could be tewwing the twuth. 

 

:D

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DD#2 (age 6): "How do you draw a hurricane?"
Me: "I don't think drawing a hurricane will help you divide 78 by 14."
DD#2: "Well...if I draw 78 hurricanes--"
Me: "No."

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Not exactly a “said whatâ€,but this seems like the best category

 

DD13 is taking a multisensory education workshop with me this weekend, and today, at one point, DD was asked “so, A, are you a teacher?†She replied “I’m a college student interested in educationâ€. The questioner commented “OK, I was wondering-you look about 12!â€

 

I think she enjoyed it.

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DD, age 7, has some serious imposter syndrome. Going through the results of her Woodcock Johnson with her: “The tester must have made a mistake. I’m not very good at math. Oh! I know what must have happened! She told me I could stop at a certain question because it was for older kids and I wouldn’t have learned it yet, but it was a really fun equation, so I did it anyway. Something like 4x+7=23. I love those! She must have given me bonus points or something.â€

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In honor of Pi Day tomorrow.

 

So, we're listening to this song in the car (&Run by Sir Sly) and these lyrics come on:

 

Heavy as the setting sun
Oh, I'm counting all the numbers between zero and one

 

Sacha: He's going to be here awhile.
Me: What?
Sacha: He's says that he's counting all the numbers between zero and one. In the song.
Me: Oh, right.
Sacha: That's an infinite number of increasingly smaller numbers that approach zero.
Me: I don't think I understood limits until college.

 

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In honor of Pi Day tomorrow.

 

So, we're listening to this song in the car (&Run by Sir Sly) and these lyrics come on:

 

Heavy as the setting sun

Oh, I'm counting all the numbers between zero and one

 

Sacha: He's going to be here awhile.

Me: What?

Sacha: He's says that he's counting all the numbers between zero and one. In the song.

Me: Oh, right.

Sacha: That's an infinite number of increasingly smaller numbers that approach zero.

Me: I don't think I understood limits until college.

 

 

Ha ha. That's hilarious. I remember trying to explain to my husband the difference between countably infinite and uncountably infinite a few years ago. It completely blew his brain that the "number" of numbers (including infinite decimals) between 0 and 1 is "infinitely larger" than the (infinite) "number" of counting numbers / integers.

 

(Quotes just because it's layman speak and not the correct terminology.)

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It completely blew his brain that the "number" of numbers (including infinite decimals) between 0 and 1 is "infinitely larger" than the (infinite) "number" of counting numbers / integers.

 

I remember reading once that the guy who first worked out that infinite sets can be different sizes actually checked into a mental hospital for a while. I'm loath to research this and find out it's not true, or not connected to math anyway.

 

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I remember reading once that the guy who first worked out that infinite sets can be different sizes actually checked into a mental hospital for a while. I'm loath to research this and find out it's not true, or not connected to math anyway.

 

Well, he was in and out of sanitoriums a number of times in his life, for various things ranging from depression to paranoia. Some have suggested it was due to his rather deep contemplations of mathematics (they really shook up the world, particularly religious folks who worried about the implications his mathematics on infinity would have on how people view God), but it's not at all clear that there was a causal relationship there.

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Ds6 playing LEGO today with his friend, also six, who notices a Batman minifig wearing a kilt. 

 

Friend: "Hey that's a cool Batman. What sort of deal is he wearing?" 

Ds6: "That's a kilt. That's my William Wallace Batman." 

Friend: "Who's William Wallace?"

Ds6: "He's a Scottish Rebel that put some guy's skin on his sword. "

Friend: "Cool." 

 

I have no idea how Batman in the kilt was christened as William Wallace Batman, but chalk one up for Horrible Histories!! Screen time pays off every once in a while! This was better than when we were at homeschool group and they held up a picture of Paul Revere and my ds identified him as Dick Turpin. Yep, I'm the unpatriotic homeschool Mom who's kids know way more about British history that U.S. at this point thanks to HH. :)

 

ETA link to the Batman fig if anyone needs one: https://brickset.com/article/25945/review-tartan-batman

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A lady in an office we were submitting some paperwork to mentioned she was going to Italy and that she was going to start by visiting Rome.  My son said, "Don't you know?!  You are too late! Rome was sacked and overrun by the barbarians in, like, 400 BC!" 

 

Decided it was time to add some 'current events' and maybe fast-forward a little in chronological history... :huh:

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DD13, to a 14 yr old friend she doesn’t see much (in the back set of the car).

 

“So, what do normal teen girls talk about? You’re my only normal friend. Everyone else is a college student, homeschooled, or a statistical outlier, or some combination thereof, so what do normal girls my age want to talk about? “

 

 

They did find a topic, mostly on how hard it was to talk to people at school :).

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DD13, to a 14 yr old friend she doesn’t see much (in the back set of the car).

 

“So, what do normal teen girls talk about? You’re my only normal friend. Everyone else is a college student, homeschooled, or a statistical outlier, or some combination thereof, so what do normal girls my age want to talk about? “

 

 

They did find a topic, mostly on how hard it was to talk to people at school :).

 

Am I the only one that imagines dmmetler's daughter like Hermione Granger when she talks? :)

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Am I the only one that imagines dmmetler's daughter like Hermione Granger when she talks? :)

 

dmmetler posted a video a while back, of her and her daughter at an alligator park. It may have been on the chat board.

 

It was really nice to put faces (and voices) to these online personas that we feel we know so much about.

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It's on the Gatorland Vlog back a few months ago-the one on Trainer for the Day.

 

She has that pressured, intense delivery. She doesn't have Emma Watson's accent, though :)

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When you're factoring quadratics in math, but your head is really back on your bio lab: "Variables are dominant, and constants are recessive! If you multiply variables you get a variable, and if you multiply a constant by a variable you get a variable. The only way a constant is expressed is when you multiply constants." ~ DS#1 (10)

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