Friday Fun

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Registered: 02-21-2013
Friday Fun
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Thu, 02-21-2013 - 8:38pm

Seems like there are a lot of new posters, introductions?.....

-what does your poster name mean?

-what is your favorite room in your house?

-what is your favorite sandwich?

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 4:33pm
Who has a genius kid? I don't know of anyone here with a "genius" offspring. I know quite a few of the kids in question. They run the gamut, mostly average to above-above average, some with musical or athletic or artistic or dramatic talent. No prodigies. All of their parents seem to love them a lot, regardless.
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Registered: 02-21-2013
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 4:27pm
Here we go again with the genius kids. I feel like I never left here. My kid is in a real gifted and talented program. So what does that mean in the realm of things since it seems everyone has a genius kid?
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Registered: 11-14-2011
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 4:22pm
Oh, and he is funny... I mean really, really funny. :)
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Registered: 11-14-2011
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 4:20pm

Daughter and I were talking last night about son, and how much he has changed over the last two years.  He has really *blossomed*, lol.  Some friends of ours, whom we've gotten to know over the last year, really do not believe that son didn't talk to anyone the year before (and I mean anyone at all, except for me).

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 4:13pm

"No matter what I do, say, think or who I know, I'm still just a freshman boy"..."

Sounds like your kid has a healthy and humorous perspective. It will probably serve him well.

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Registered: 11-14-2011
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 4:06pm

My son is smart (maybe higher end, but definitely within the realm of average smartness).  He is mature, well liked and respected by his peers and adults alike.  We have spent a lot of time encouraging him to "live up to his potential" lol...while at the same time reminding him that the world doesn't revolve around him, that there will always be someone around who is smarter (or better looking), that he has a responsibility to help those that he can.  When he started highschool, one of his (girl) friends came up to say "hi".  When she walked away, his friends were "acting all stupid and stuff" b/c the "hot senior girl talked" to him.  His response at the end of the day was.... No matter what I do, say, think or who I know, I'm still just a freshman boy"....lol.

 

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 4:03pm

Heidelberg would be amazing to spend a semester or two, a great college town!  What an amazing experience they will both have!

PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 02-22-2013 - 3:58pm

Bord, mine never did get told she was special, since we aren't rich anyway, lol.

I have told her that there will always be someone slower than her, and also someone faster, someone poorer and someone richer etc.

She did run into bad attitude from rich kids once and she did not like it. She had gone to a MUN with a team from her public school. The other kids on the team had no prior contact with the fancy private school where the MUN was held. One of her uncles happened to be on the board at the fancy school and was there to open the thing, so to her friends she became one of "them" and was expected to explain the behavior of the fancy kids. This behavior included booing the public school kids, snubbing them at every opportunity and trying to keep them off committees (actually this was done by the fancy school teachers, not the kids). The idea being that the public school kids wouldn't be applying to foreign colleges anyway, so why waste a cap feather on them. It was pretty ugly. But the new rich phenomenon is unusually pronounced in Athens, unfortunately.

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 3:53pm
You're welcome.

 


 


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In reply to: savcal2011
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 3:53pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p>Sav, we have started the college process too, what a wild ride so far.  The boy/man started out choosing colleges far and wide from home but as the time comes closer he is choosing closer and closer.  I find that interesting, but we have let him develop the pattern on his own for the most part.  It will be interesting to see where he ends up for college.</p>

As much as I will insist she consider other options, I'm 80% sure The Girl will end up at the place she's been talking about. 

 

However, I'm still planning to explore study abroad options for her first year. 'Twould be a shame to waste the opportunity for her to study in Germany or somewhere close since her dad will be right there.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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