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Offline JayUtah

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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #150 on: January 24, 2021, 12:21:14 PM »
Heh, I had my first paying Shakespeare role at age 16.  I played Fleance in [the Scottish play].  Although I like reading Shakespeare, I don't often like performing him.  But should any of you visit Utah, don't visit me -- visit the Utah Shakespearean Festival in Cedar City.
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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #151 on: January 24, 2021, 12:28:50 PM »
I've played the kids some Shakespeare, but I have to admit they're more familiar with him as a character on The Who Was? Show--where he is, appropriately enough, played by a girl in drag.
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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #152 on: January 30, 2021, 12:08:47 AM »
"Wise men speak because they have something to say!" "Fools speak, because they have to say something!" (Plato)

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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #153 on: February 05, 2021, 11:05:37 PM »
8YOD emerges an hour or so after bed time to complain she can't get to sleep because of strange noises (it was raining quite heavily, but there was no thunder).

Mummy: Can you hear the rain outside?

8YOD: Yes.

Mummy: That's not scary, is it?

8YOD: No.

Mummy: Well, you go back to bed, and you concentrate on listening to the sounds of the rain drops hitting the roof.

8YOD: But that sounds boring!

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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #154 on: February 05, 2021, 11:06:58 PM »
Plus, annoyingly, all three kids are going through a phase of pretending to not understand figurative language when they hear it, and are instead interpreting all such statements literally.

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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #155 on: February 06, 2021, 09:59:45 AM »
Oh, my Gods, being bored at bedtime.  "It doesn't matter if you're bored; you're supposed to go to sleep anyway!"
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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #156 on: February 06, 2021, 02:42:44 PM »
I've always considered a helpful milestone in going from childhood to adulthood to be when sleep becomes a reward instead of punishment.
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Offline Peter B

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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #157 on: February 06, 2021, 08:37:19 PM »
I've always considered a helpful milestone in going from childhood to adulthood to be when sleep becomes a reward instead of punishment.

LOL! So true!

The kids have just finished six weeks of summer holidays. I think it took them about four of those six weeks to embrace the idea of sleeping in. Of course, now we have to get them back into the routine of getting up at 7am to be ready for school...