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Re: 101 things to say to children that will be greeted with silence
« Reply #45 on: February 24, 2009, 06:49:53 am »
It is an excellent teaching exercise! And it helps prepare the children for life by giving them the skills to deal with morons who need overexplaining in order to function.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: 101 things to say to children that will be greeted with silence
« Reply #46 on: February 24, 2009, 07:45:09 am »

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Re: 101 things to say to children that will be greeted with silence
« Reply #47 on: February 24, 2009, 02:20:45 pm »
A favorite activity we share is pretending to be incredibly dumb, so that the children have to patiently explain very simple concepts to us. Then we act amazed and incredulous.

They're starting to catch on, though.

Have you ever watched Blue's Clue's?  That's basically Steve and Joe's whole schtick.  That they are complete morons who need the kids at home help figuring out which cup of juice has more or which sock is blue, etc., etc., 
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Re: 101 things to say to children that will be greeted with silence
« Reply #48 on: February 24, 2009, 03:43:31 pm »
Yes! It gets more fun as they get older.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: 101 things to say to children that will be greeted with silence
« Reply #49 on: February 24, 2009, 03:55:14 pm »
My dad likes to say "Hello boys!" to a group of girl children.  They are stunned for a few seconds, and then incredulously cry "WE'RE GIRLS!!"

I like to ask kids where their husband or wife is.  They are always (always) shocked by the question.

 :lulz:

My housemate has done something like that.

A favorite activity we share is pretending to be incredibly dumb, so that the children have to patiently explain very simple concepts to us. Then we act amazed and incredulous.

They're starting to catch on, though.


HAHAHA!!  I'm gonna try that with the niece and nephew in Florida.
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Re: 101 things to say to children that will be greeted with silence
« Reply #50 on: February 25, 2009, 07:38:46 pm »
Yes! It gets more fun as they get older.

I'm imagining you asking a twenty-year old how a pbj sandwich is made. :lulz:

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Re: 101 things to say to children that will be greeted with silence
« Reply #51 on: February 25, 2009, 08:23:02 pm »
Yes! It gets more fun as they get older.

I'm imagining you asking a twenty-year old how a pbj sandwich is made. :lulz:

It's even better... there are countless things in modern life that I can pretend to not understand, and some of them haven't even been invented yet!
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: 101 things to say to children that will be greeted with silence
« Reply #52 on: February 26, 2009, 01:07:55 am »
This playing dumb thing has good potential.  :twisted:

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Re: 101 things to say to children that will be greeted with silence
« Reply #53 on: April 02, 2009, 10:44:50 pm »
So, kids, can any of you tell us how to play dumb?

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Re: 101 things to say to children that will be greeted with silence
« Reply #54 on: April 03, 2009, 10:03:51 am »
two lazy two look up the #. Yes, YOU CAN have it. How are you going to PAY for it?



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Re: 101 things to say to children that will be greeted with silence
« Reply #55 on: April 03, 2009, 04:21:06 pm »
two lazy two look up the #. Yes, YOU CAN have it. How are you going to PAY for it?

dude, that's a good one.

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Re: 101 things to say to children that will be greeted with silence
« Reply #56 on: April 03, 2009, 04:32:25 pm »
two lazy two look up the #. Yes, YOU CAN have it. How are you going to PAY for it?

dude, that's a good one.

My father told me when I was 16 he would buy me an Alpha Romeo Spider Veloce as soonas I could afford it.  Reality hit in the middle of my jumpingup and down in excitement.  I've used that with my kids a lot.  Sure, i'll buy you those $190.00 Nikes just as soon as you can afford them.

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Re: 101 things to say to children that will be greeted with silence
« Reply #57 on: April 03, 2009, 04:39:53 pm »
two lazy two look up the #. Yes, YOU CAN have it. How are you going to PAY for it?

dude, that's a good one.

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A year and a half later when I got my license, I had $6k in the bank and she was faced with a daughter who was very, very prepared to buy that bright red sports car.
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Re: 101 things to say to children that will be greeted with silence
« Reply #58 on: April 03, 2009, 05:41:18 pm »
but YOU bought it

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Re: 101 things to say to children that will be greeted with silence
« Reply #59 on: April 03, 2009, 06:03:02 pm »
Yes, but I think she holds me singularly responsible for 90% of her gray hairs. :cry:
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