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Re: momma letterboxes too much
Board: Kid Shenanigans
Reply to: #494553 by R2L2D-J
Feb 26, 2010 6:13am
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Amen, sister!
Re: momma letterboxes too much
Board: Kid Shenanigans
Reply to: #494553 by R2L2D-J
Feb 26, 2010 9:46am
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"I was stamping momma. But I did not letterbox at school."

That is pretty sweet :o)
Re: 7 year old boy in the house
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Reply to: #496078 by Traveling Garden Gnome
Mar 4, 2010 7:30pm
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I am convinced that boys are wired differently than girls. My three daughters never did some of the stuff my grandson does! Have you asked "why?" yet?
Re: 7 year old boy in the house
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Reply to: #496143 by Traveling Garden Gnome
Mar 5, 2010 9:41am
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I have to agree. I often need to remember that I better want the answer I get! Goota love 'em tho!
Re: 7 year old boy in the house
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Reply to: #496219 by SN Bone
Mar 5, 2010 1:50pm
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They probably needed washed after they fell into the dog's water bowl.
Re: 7 year old boy in the house
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Reply to: #496078 by Traveling Garden Gnome
Mar 5, 2010 4:25pm
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And the excitement never ends either... our 7th grader recently got suspended from the bus because he brought a bag of rice with him (for the second time, for no apparent reason except to be goofy) and then he bopped someone on the head with it (while the bus driver was negotiating on icy roads, of course) and the rice spilled all over the bus. He does stupid stuff like that quite a bit, and yet we're taking him to a math competition tomorrow b/c he's a math genius!
Re: 7 year old boy in the house
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Reply to: #496293 by MO UR4Me
Mar 6, 2010 7:24am
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he brought a bag of rice with him (for the second time, for no apparent reason except to be goofy)

Sounds like my house. Believe me, it is a well-documented fact that giftedness and common sense DO NOT always go hand in hand. Makes life interesting.
Re: 7 year old boy in the house
Board: Kid Shenanigans
Reply to: #496398 by Mama Stork
Mar 6, 2010 10:49am
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"...well-documented fact that giftedness and common sense DO NOT always go hand in hand..."

I can attest to that having also had a child like that!
Re: 7 year old boy in the house
Board: Kid Shenanigans
Reply to: #496398 by Mama Stork
Mar 6, 2010 11:22am
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it is a well-documented fact that giftedness and common sense DO NOT always go hand in hand.

I have a nephew like this. smart as a whip. and sometimes, you'd want to whip him.

makes me glad I'm only extremely bright rather than gifted. it leaves room for common sense. ;-)

romana
A real Hero!
Board: Kid Shenanigans
Mar 15, 2010 6:06pm
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I want to tell you all what an amazing thing my 8 yr old did this afternoon!!! We had let my kids, Mackenzie (8yrs old) and her little brother Jesse (2 1/2) go out in the back yard today after school to play. We went in to get a drink and were going out to sit with them. She is an excellent babysitter and they always play in the back yard. They aren't usually allowed to have their 4 wheelers ( the little battery operated Power Wheels) in the back yard because of the pool. They have both been great about the pool and know they aren't allowed on the concrete around it if we aren't out side with them. Even the 2 yr old knows he isn't allowed and doesn't do it. What we forgot, was that he had his 4 wheeler back there from when he was playing with his daddy. We heard Mackenzie started screaming for us and we could tell somehting was wrong. We went running outside and saw the water in the pool just splashing over the sides. We haven't cleaned it this season and the water was dark. Jesse lost control of his little 4 wheeler and it flipped into the deep end of the pool. Mackenzie didn't wait on us, she jumped right in and went under until she found him and was able to pull him to the side while holding his head about the water. She took 2 sessions of swimming lessons 2 yrs ago at the Y and they also taught life saving skills with a doll. She was amazing!!! We wouldn't have been able to get to them and find him in time. The water was too dark and he was completely under. When she got out, she fell on the ground and cried. Her legs were so weak she could hardly walk! and so were mine. I am so proud of her and I just wanted to share with you all what she did! I can't imagine an 8 yr old being so cool and calm in an emergency like that and reacting with such accuracy! Jesse told her he loved her and she is his hero!
Re: A real Hero!
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Reply to: #498566 by the Dawg Pound
Mar 15, 2010 6:20pm
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Ok-now I'm sitting here crying! I read this aloud to my hubby and 18 yo Eagle Scout. He has taken life saving and knows what to do in an emergency, but I wonder if he would have enough presence of mind to do this. What an amazing daughter you have there. Thank you for sharing this story. Sometimes all we hear is how bad kids are. This is a testimony for sure!!!!!
Re: A real Hero!
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Reply to: #498566 by the Dawg Pound
Mar 15, 2010 6:33pm
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Well that made me tear up. What an amazing Sister he has and daughter you have! So proud of her and Shes not even mine. =) You should contact your local paper or City hall. A lot of them have a heroes day, where citizens are awarded for bravery and doing what needed to be done. She deserves it. =)

~Aurora
Re: A real Hero!
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Reply to: #498570 by songwriter
Mar 15, 2010 6:35pm
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Bless her little heart! You taught her well and she performed like a champ! God bless you all! Glad your little dude is okay thanks to your 8 year old....what a story! Great idea there Aurora.
Re: A real Hero!
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Reply to: #498566 by the Dawg Pound
Mar 15, 2010 6:37pm
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Way to go Mackenzie! You rock girl!
Re: A real Hero!
Board: Kid Shenanigans
Reply to: #498566 by the Dawg Pound
Mar 15, 2010 7:06pm
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You've got a great girl there and some awesome guardian angels. Life will have amazing things in store for them. Thank you for sharing that story. Please tell them how many people are proud!! storm rider
Re: A real Hero!
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Reply to: #498591 by storm rider
Mar 15, 2010 7:18pm
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Well that made me tear up.

Oh My God...me too! I am teary eyed just reading this...what an amazing story, I am so happy to hear everything turned out ok. I agree that you should have her recogonized by the paper as a local hero!
Re: A real Hero!
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Reply to: #498566 by the Dawg Pound
Mar 15, 2010 7:20pm
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She truly is a hero. And it is very painful for me to have to write this, but honestly, it is a subject I feel VERY strongly about, ever since my own oldest daughter almost drowned when she was visiting her biological father, in his pool.

There is NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER a good reason to not have a fence around a pool. Period. Saying "they know better", as you now know, is not enough. A kid can drown in a matter of seconds, with even the most stringent of safety measures in place, so to leave one unattended around un-fenced-off water... well, I am so incredibly happy that your daughter was there! I know you are surely already feeling this to your core and have taken immediate measures, no doubt, and I am not posting to you. But to everyone else who is reading this take heed of the lesson. A tragedy was averted because of one extremely heroic, resourceful girl, and she absolutely deserves all the praise she gets. But this should never have gotten to that point in the first place.

I know I will get flamed and "ruded", and I probably deserve it, but I came too close myself to this situation, and feel VERY strongly. I do not do this lightly, nor to try to cause bad feelings.
Re: A real Hero!
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Reply to: #498566 by the Dawg Pound
Mar 15, 2010 7:49pm
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What an amazing and smart little girl!!
hugs
Re: A real Hero!
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Reply to: #498566 by the Dawg Pound
Mar 15, 2010 8:23pm
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i'm crying while holding baby goofy... i'd throw confetti but i think she deserves more!

gg
Re: A real Hero!
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Reply to: #498611 by Goofy girl
Mar 15, 2010 9:02pm
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Not only did I tear up while reading the original post, all the comments are so heartfelt they make me tear up all over again! storm rider
Re: A real Hero!
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Reply to: #498611 by Goofy girl
Mar 16, 2010 4:52am
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i'd throw confetti but i think she deserves more!

I think a tickertape parade might be about right. :-)

Knit Wit
Re: A real Hero!
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Reply to: #498566 by the Dawg Pound
Mar 16, 2010 4:56am
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Tell Mackenzie she's my hero too. Hugs to all of you!

KW
Re: A real Hero!
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Reply to: #498566 by the Dawg Pound
Mar 16, 2010 5:02am
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Jesse told her he loved her and she is his hero!

My friend ....... I want you to give both of them a huge hug from me and here is a hug for you ! She did AWESOME ! Wonder where she gets it from :O) !!

Very thankful everyone is fine! Hope to see you soon !

Holly
Tooth Fairy Letter
Board: Kid Shenanigans
Mar 16, 2010 10:02pm
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This isn't quite a shenanigan but still is very cute:
An assignment from my daughter's kindergarten teacher was to write a letter to the tooth fairy and put it under her pillow. The teacher sent an e-mail to the parents asking them to write a letter back from the tooth fairy. Here is what my 6 year old asked and what the tooth fairy answered...
What do you do with the teeth?
Are you a girl? yes or no
What is your favorite cookie?

I like to plant them in my garden. In the spring they grow into pretty white flowers.
Yes, I am a girl.
My favorite cookie is a sugar cookie with sprinkles on it.

The tooth fairy drew little flowers and decorated the letter with glitter. Right now it's under her pillow waiting for her to discover it in the morning...how fun!!!!
roly-polies
Re: Tooth Fairy Letter
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Reply to: #498843 by roly-polies
Mar 16, 2010 10:27pm
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Stopping by for something to read.
You going to scrap book those letters, and take a picture of her in the morning? Would make a great memento. Will she remember to look under her pillow?

A great idea for Mom's and kids. Or Dad's and kids, too.
Have fun.
OD
night now.
Re: Tooth Fairy Letter
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Reply to: #498843 by roly-polies
Mar 17, 2010 3:56am
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An assignment from my daughter's kindergarten teacher was to write a letter to the tooth fairy and put it under her pillow

Aren't these assignments fun? My daughter spent the last few days making a leprechaun house and was thrilled to find a note from the leprechaun in it this morning.
Re: Tooth Fairy Letter
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Reply to: #498843 by roly-polies
Mar 17, 2010 4:42am
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I have a tiny container of really fine glitter, not the big huge pieces, and the mornings that the tooth fairy visits, she sprinkles glitter in my kids hair. They find it throughout the day.

The Leprechaun house idea is cute. How did you make it? Our Christmas elves came back for today and they were dressed in green. They also brought a box of Lucky charms cereal. I think that's a St Paddy's Day tradition we'll keep. The kids love these kinds of things!!
Re: Tooth Fairy Letter
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Reply to: #498856 by the Dawg Pound
Mar 17, 2010 5:14am
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Love the Lucky Charms cereal--will definitely add that next year!! OR perhaps tonight as a thank you....

And steal the glitter idea as well. Even my older kids enjoy these little things (as do I)

THE house was just a shoe box decorated with construction paper/scavenged scrap furniture. They had done traps in school last year, but she didn't want to catch a leprechaun, only host one.
Re: Tooth Fairy Letter
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Reply to: #498857 by Mama Stork
Mar 17, 2010 5:33am
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That's so cool that she didn't want to trap the leprechaun, but just take care of it. It's great when kids are so fair thinking.

OD - I will definitely take a pic and keep the letters. :)

roly-polies
Re: Tooth Fairy Letter
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Reply to: #498857 by Mama Stork
Mar 17, 2010 5:57am
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Even my older kids enjoy these little things (as do I)

We were raised as a Christian family and we knew the true meaning of Christmas and Easter, but my mom still always made a big deal over Santa, the Easter Bunny, tooth fairy etc.

with that being said, my mom always told us that if she ever heard us say the words, "I don't believe in.....", that would be the end of our fun! And I don't think any of us, including my two brothers, have ever said those words and even as teenagers, we still enjoyed the fun! I think the older ones enjoy it, even if they're too cool to admit it to their friends. I hope mine always enjoy the fun and "magic" of the holidays. I see on the elf website that the elves still visit some teenagers and kids in college. I have as much fun as they do I think!

And anyone is welcome to use any of my ideas!! that's why I post them! Enjoy!

but she didn't want to catch a leprechaun

what would you have done if she did want to keep it?? lol