Tag: Nicholas-isms

Lord help us. The kids have blogs. A while back I read an interesting article about how we’re the last generation of parents who grew up without the Internet. The premise was this: When it comes to our kids and the Internet, iPads, social media, smart phones, etc, etc, etc, we have no idea what we’re doing. Having grown up in the pre-digital age, we…

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What are our dear, sweet children thankful for? Their Thanksgiving activity sheets came home from school this week. One is thankful for his family. (I would have guessed it was something to do with Minecraft.) “I am most thankful for my family. Because I love all of them. My Mom makes me cookies. My Dad is funny.” And the other one, well…he is thankful for…

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Okay, smartypants

Posted by September 3, 2012

Nicholas is my idiot-savant. He showed his teachers the savant part last week during a literacy assessment. Then, presumably, the idiot part during the motor-skills testing the next day. We sat in on the literacy and skills testing. It’s fascinating to see the logic of little kid’s minds. It went like this. Teacher: I’m going to give you a block, and you tell me what…

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I always joke that Nicholas is my little idiot-savant. He was reading at 3-and-a-half years, doing his brother’s kindergarten homework and now, at four, starting to learn math. But he CAN NOT put on a pair of socks in under 10 minutes. (Don’t even get me started on the shoes.) He obviously lacks fine motor skills so we’ve been encouraging him to draw or try…

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So I haven’t posted any of these in a while. As Jacob and Nicholas get older, it’s harder and harder to write down the ridiculous things they say (because they talk so fast). Nicholas can read. He’s been reading since age 3.5. When I say this, I’m sure most people (like I would) assume he’s memorized some books, and so his “my kid is the…

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So I’m scrolling thru Urban Outfitters sale section looking for xmas gifts (free shipping, no min. purchase thru 11/29!). In the middle of the search results page is this poster: Nicholas sees it. Nicholas (reads): Drugs..roll..sex..rocks. Nicholas: The end. That was a good story. Indeed.

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ABC song

Posted by September 16, 2011

Nicholas is a little punk. A bit of a smartass. (No idea where he gets that from.) In the car the other day: Nicholas: A-b-c. E-f-g. A-b-c. E-f-g. Me:(singing the ABC song): A, b, c, D, e, f, g…next time won’t you sing with me. Sing with me. Nicholas: Kaa-shoo. Kaa-shoo. Kaa-shoo. He’s bent over. His head is down. He’s pretending to be asleep. Me:…

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Pick up time

Posted by August 31, 2011

I set my watch alarm for 2 p.m. so we know when it’s almost time to pick up Jacob from school. The first day of school, watch alarm goes off. Me: It’s almost time to pick up Jacob. Nicholas: We pick up dog poop. We don’t pick up Jacob. He wants me to say we “go get” Jacob. That or Jacob is dog poop.

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Yesterday Nicholas started singing and rhyming words. (Yeah, you know where this is going.) Nicholas: Chuck, chuck. F*@k, f*@k. Chuck, chuck. F*@k, f*@k. Me: Nicholas, don’t say that. That’s a bad word. Nicholas (very seriously): Chuck is NOT a bad word.

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