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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8820 on: March 07, 2017, 07:36:28 PM »
The drive to communicate and the frustrations involved are huge for toddlers. My girls language improved dramatically while I was working away mainly because she wanted to express how pissed off she was that I wasn't there. On my return she wouldn't look at me or respond to anything I said for 3/4 of an hour then came and sat in my lap and went to sleep. Presumably I had been punished enough.

She also came up with 'water crumbs' to describe raindrops beading on a window which I thought was fantastic.

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8821 on: March 07, 2017, 07:52:39 PM »
She also came up with 'water crumbs' to describe raindrops beading on a window which I thought was fantastic.
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8822 on: March 07, 2017, 08:18:43 PM »
She also came up with 'water crumbs' to describe raindrops beading on a window which I thought was fantastic.

Oh my God! "Water crumbs" is absolutely adorable. It makes perfect sense too, but I'd never have thought about raindrops that way until hearing it just now.
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8823 on: March 07, 2017, 09:44:34 PM »
Buys Eric a Beer and explains that reading The Wee Free Men will be a life changing event close to The Lord of the Rings or Life the Universe and Everything. Sir Pterry was made an honorary Brownie (young Girl Guide) as a result of this series (the honour he claims to have been proudest of) for writing a sensible heroine.

Seriously man READ IT!!! and if you can't find it I will send you my rare unsigned copy. The great thing about these books is they grow up with Tiff.
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8824 on: March 07, 2017, 10:14:42 PM »
JMacksdotter has been accepted to a Latin instruction masters program at University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has free tuition, plus a <$20K stipend for assistant teaching during those semesters she's not student teaching. After teaching in private school (er, public school for Brits?) for 7 years, she'll come out with a teaching license allowing her to work for government schools and build toward pension, etc.

And she'll move in with her boyfriend, also a Latin teacher in Amherst and graduate of the same program. Oh, fellas, our Emmas (Celia's) do grow up.

Meanwhile, JMacksson is selling more organic hummus at the winter farmer's market than he ever expected. He's trying to figure out how to actually do his farming during the growing season and still meet the hummus demand. He thought he'd lead with veggies; he's finding his unique slot is hummus. BTW, I tried store-bought hummus recently. It sucked compared to his, and now I'm spoiled.

And he is without girlfriend (or boyfriend, though with him that's a given  :)).
I will accept blind dates on his behalf and force him to go.
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8825 on: March 08, 2017, 12:20:33 AM »
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Oh, fellas, our Emmas (Celia's) do grow up.

Love hearing about all your great kids.  ;D ;D

Take heed all you great Dads here, whether with sons or daughters, those words of Jmack are heartbreakingly true, but you don't realise how quickly the years fly by, savour every single moment you can with your kids.
 You will end up with wonderful adults, but those early years of fast changes are precious. Then, as soon as they start putting pencil or paint to paper you begin your lifelong collection of paper art or written offerings  you cannot bear to throw away.   ;)

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8826 on: March 08, 2017, 12:27:22 AM »
My middle son, like many autistics with Asperger's, was early in speech development at first, and even developed his own elements of language that I've not seen elsewhere. He had a term "donner" which meant any adult besides my wife and I - pretty practical term for a 2 1/2 year old. He also had a term for cookie that he was so firmly determined to use, that he would not use the word cookie - not even for a cookie.
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8827 on: March 08, 2017, 09:14:00 AM »
Fully agree about all that's said about the little ones. :)

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8828 on: March 08, 2017, 09:36:25 AM »
CUTE!!!! :D

And how time flies! I remember when he was born! And Hedin's little one! :o
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8829 on: March 08, 2017, 01:17:34 PM »
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Oh, fellas, our Emmas (Celia's) do grow up.

Take heed all you great Dads here, whether with sons or daughters, those words of Jmack are heartbreakingly true, but you don't realise how quickly the years fly by, savour every single moment you can with your kids.
You will end up with wonderful adults, but those early years of fast changes are precious. Then, as soon as they start putting pencil or paint to paper you begin your lifelong collection of paper art or written offerings  you cannot bear to throw away.   ;)

Nope, they're going to stop growing in a few years (preferably once they are both 100% potty trained) as I refuse to have a teenage daughter.  My 3 year old is already talking about her wedding, at least for now I have her believing she can't kiss a boy until she is married.

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8830 on: March 09, 2017, 12:37:18 AM »
Good luck with that. I suspect they will go through a phase of not wanting to kiss boys to the idea being more appealing to they damn well will because dad said no.

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8831 on: March 11, 2017, 12:35:11 AM »
Chatting about children....................


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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8832 on: March 11, 2017, 05:45:24 AM »
Good luck with that. I suspect they will go through a phase of not wanting to kiss boys to the idea being more appealing to they damn well will because dad said no.

Teenagers are horrible. As a person who had came out of the angsty phase only a few years back, I can positively confirm this.  ;D

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8833 on: March 15, 2017, 12:01:29 PM »
I became an adult and bought a minivan yesterday and did so willingly and with excitement.  Whatever is left of my teenage self is stunned into disbelief. 

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #8834 on: March 15, 2017, 12:13:11 PM »
I became an adult and bought a minivan yesterday and did so willingly and with excitement.  Whatever is left of my teenage self is stunned into disbelief.

But just imagine the adventures ahead!

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