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Offline gillianren

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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #180 on: May 01, 2021, 10:19:05 AM »
I told Zane yesterday that the noise when he's whining sound like the Burgess Meredith Penguin.  I played him clips.  He's leaning into it now, deliberately.

The dinosaurs with which Sandy has populated our backyard have apparently meanwhile expanded into an imaginary dinosaur friend named Olivia.
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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #181 on: May 09, 2021, 10:25:14 AM »
When it's early...

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10YOS shuffles into the family room, Friday morning just after 7am.

Me: Good morning!

10YOS: What?

Me: I said, good morning!

10YOS: Oh, okay.

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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #182 on: May 20, 2021, 04:50:31 PM »
When it's early...

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10YOS shuffles into the family room, Friday morning just after 7am.

Me: Good morning!

10YOS: What?

Me: I said, good morning!

10YOS: Oh, okay.
To be fair, I'd probably say the same thing if someone said Good Morning to me at 7AM.

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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #183 on: May 21, 2021, 04:57:56 AM »
My granddaughter Eva’s class were asked what they did at the weekend.

Eva, “My mummy and daddy got drunk and I was allowed to eat cakes and sweets.”

My daughter doesn’t even drink.. Eva is a little minx.
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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #184 on: May 30, 2021, 10:15:18 PM »
Mastering the non sequitur

I'd brought 10YOS and 8YOD to my den, where I store wargames and related material. 8YOD was looking around...

8YOD: I see this game [points in one direction] and that game [points in another direction] have similar names and writing, so [points in a third direction] what's this ruler for?

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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #185 on: May 31, 2021, 06:01:02 AM »
Reading a Friday Barnes novel...

8YOD: So, is gelato made in Italy?

Me: Yes, it was invented by the Italians.

8YOD: Wow, so there are some real things in this book!

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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #186 on: May 31, 2021, 11:26:13 AM »
Sandy has taken to telling me when she's upset at me that I've broken her heart.  Four years old and mastering the guilt trip!
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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #187 on: June 08, 2021, 03:15:02 AM »
10YOS will soon be 11YOS...

There's a tradition at our kids' primary school of bringing in a plate of cupcakes or some other treat on their birthday to distribute to classmates and teachers (yes, I figure it's likely to be a widespread thing these days).

Anyway, I've generally prepared a box of my Anzac biscuits for our kids to hand out - they're easier to make, lots of kids seem to love them, and a few parents have mentioned that they make a lot less mess in the back seat of the car than cupcakes...

Of course, not everyone can eat the biccies, as they're not safe for those who are gluten-intolerant. So, bless my little 10YOS, on his own initiative he asked me if I could come up with a gluten-free version of the recipe, and asked his teacher if there were any gluten-intolerant kids in his class.

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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #188 on: June 09, 2021, 01:09:09 AM »
8YOD has long hair, but she's reluctant to give it the brushing it requires. This results in almost daily requests from my wife and I to her to brush it properly, and occasional parental interventions.

After another brushing request produced another half-hearted brushing attempt, she groaned, "Your nagging is more pleasant than brushing my hair."

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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #189 on: June 09, 2021, 09:53:41 AM »
I was introduced to the notion of ANZAC biscuits by one of the actors in the film Danger Close, who at the time was dating someone in my city and therefore had occasion to mingle with our film and theatre community.  My sister (whose birthday coincidentally it is today) is legitimately gluten-intolerant: diagnosed ciliac disease.  So if anyone finds a good gluten-free biscuit recipe, I hope they share it.  Bless the kids today who just habitually think of kindness toward the historically marginalized.
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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #190 on: June 09, 2021, 10:01:51 AM »
Zane gets very upset when people mispronounce his classmates' names, which makes me happy.
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