I love this thread! I don't have much opportunity to talk to IRL mamas about my girls, I feel like I'm boasting or something? Anyways it's great to read about what everyone's kiddos are up to!
So here's us:
-knows *everything* about ancient Egypt. She got an Egyptians trivia game for cmas and gets ALL the questions right...even the 'adult' level ones. I'm lucky to get the 'easy' ones right lol! We were playing the other night and the question was "what is the name of the explorer who discovered King Tut's tomb in..." and she jumps in yelling "1922!! It was Charles Howard (or whatever the guy's name was) and she went on to give the details of the entire expedition. It was cool! There were several other seemingly random facts about Egypt that she knew and it made our jaws drop!
-She writes 'books' (stapled papers) endlessly about really bizarre topics. Her latest is entitled "All About Sex: A Book For Grownups"
THAT was fun to explain to grandma...
-She is currently reading The Odyssey. And when people ask that here IRL it's inevitable that folks think I mean some comic book or that we're reading it together or whatever. Nooooo....we're reading Madeline L'Engle together
She's plowing through Greek mythology on her own (her other fav topic)
-She read my entire collection of Calvin and Hobbes comic books when she was 4-5, she has most of the entire strip memorized. So now she writes new Calvin adventures, usually to Calvin's demise LOL
-She's currently REALLY into the "Tycoon" games on the computer (Roller Coaster Tycoon, Zoo Tycoon, and Monopoly Tycoon) and she loves Age of Mythology.
-She spent this morning designing a newspaper that covered current events, the weather, and book reviews. She would LOVE for me to find a newspaper template that is printable if anyone knows where to find one?
8 month old DD: We don't know yet if she's gifted, as she's SO young. But she's definitely a little advanced. We don't know HOW advanced really, but I know compared to other babies we've been around she's ahead. I know there's a chart showing gifted 'levels' that talks about infancy, so if anyone knows where to find that let me know, just for the sake of curiosity
-She's standing independently, can hold and pass items from hand to hand while standing, doesn't usually hold on. She can bend her knees and clap while standing too. She's cruising furniture (since 5 months) and walking while pushing things (toys, laundry hampers, the cat, whatever moves with her holding on) (since 7 months). She's been crawling since 4 months.
-She 'reads' every book she touches. She sits and turns pages, looks at pictures, and talks to the books. It's so adorable! She occasionally eats the books, but usually just sits and 'reads'.
-She's signing Mama, Daddy, milk, more, give me, all done, phone, and she shakes her head 'no'...all in context. She says Dada and Mama.
-She 'talks on the phone' and puts a phone or toy up to her ear and starts babbling. It's hilarious! She also 'types' on the laptop keyboard...but only if it's on.
Thanks for letting everyone share, keep the stories coming! It's so much fun to hear what everyone is up to!