Cute things your gifted kids say

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Cute things your gifted kids say
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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 1:37pm

My 9 year old is always cracking me up with his fancy choice of words and then like a bad mom, I forget to jot them down for memory! So I thought I'd start a thread here so we could have a place to share. Smile

I have one from last night:  We were playing the online game Wizard101 together and I had to leave to bring older DS somewhere. I asked him if he would finish up the boss for me. When I got home, I asked him how it went and he said it went great, followed by the statement "Oh, and I took the liberty of tending your (online) plants for you too!."  Somethiing about hearing the phrase "I took the liberty of" coming out of a 9 year old just made me laugh!Laughing

My all-time favorite one was back from when he was 3 or 4 years old. He was crying and throwing a temper tantrum in his room and all of a sudden I hear: " Now my pants have fallen down, this is too much!" 

 Can't wait to hear some of yours!

Lisa 

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 2:17pm

" Now my pants have fallen down, this is too much!"

LOVE IT!  Hilarious!  How did you keep a straight face through that?

This one is a few months old, but I love it.  DS (5 at the time) brought home something (I don't remember what) which needed to be done for school.  I told him I had never used one of those so we needed to experiment to figure out how it worked.  (I say this often to teach perfectionism lessons).  He quips, "Allow me to demonstrate for you, Mom!"

It felt like one of those foreshadowing moments!  Grin.

Karen

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Tue, 02-26-2013 - 8:57am

Barely 7 yo has been getting in trouble a lot due to a poor coping mechanism for social skill difficulties--he will do "air ninja" moves or growl to get people to stay away from him or give him space when upset or bullied.  He'd been resisting efforts to get him to switch up his methods.  This weekend:  "I'm going to conduct a scientific experiment.  While I feel that my methods are working for me in terms of keeping bullies away and getting me what I want, I will try your way for a few days and compare the results." (So far, mommy's ideas for how to cope are stacking up well against air ninja.  ;) )

Gwen

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Tue, 02-26-2013 - 9:00am

My favorite cute gifted thing ever, though, remains ds's insistence at age 2.5 that there must be "lower case numbers", and that I should show him how to write lower case numbers vs. capitals.

Gwen

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Wed, 02-27-2013 - 3:45pm

My daughter, now 17, has always had a very dry wit. When she was 11, we were at my brother's wedding reception in my parents' backyard, with some early guests, waiting for the wedding party to arrive. We were standing around in an awkward cluster and started introducing ourselves. My dad introduced himeself first, "I'm Bill M-----," and then my oldest brother, his namesake, said, "I'm also Bill M----," and then another male guest, whose name also happened to be Bill, laughed and said, "And I'm Bill K---."  Next was DD's turn, and she said very matter-of-factly, "I'm Abigail...but you can call me Bill."

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Sun, 03-03-2013 - 9:33am

The first thing that comes to mind is when my youngest (DD4) last week was out of sorts one morning and snapping at people. Later in the day I asked her what was going on with her. After a few moments she very seriously replied: "Well, I was feeling like a big robot with angry red eyes." 

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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 2:49pm

I'm loving reading all these! Keep 'em coming!

This morning, my youngest son told me that he knew how to play Chess but not Checkers. Laughing

Lisa