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#1 of 6 Old 11-02-2007, 09:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Today we did our regular @20 minutes of morning work and read a new library book before heading out to our hs group's game/indoor play day from 10-1 (including a packed lunch). Then home to quickly get ready for dd1's horse riding lesson during which dd2 and I play games and read together as ds (hopefully) naps. Then home @4. I refused requests to set up a "playdate" at that point, because gee, we're approaching dinner time, etc. The girls decided to play 'puter and then outside with the neighbor children.

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When dh asked the girls at dinner about their day he was told, "Mom wanted us to have a kinda down day, so we stayed home after DD1's lesson.":

Anyone else experience this phenomenon?
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Sounds like you had a pretty full day, even if your child didn't. (that is a joke )

I think that is quite a lot to do--perhaps it is because we're introvert-types, but that sounds like a pretty busy day to me (at least for mom )

But that sounds like something a kid would say...

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Wait - do you have a 5yo?

I swear, it doesn't matter what he did that day, by 7pm all anyone gets out of him is "I did math today". Forget the rest - you'd be hard pressed to get more than that - he could have seen pink elephants, gone to the circus, went over Niagara falls and swung from a trapeze, but you would get to hear that "he worked on math" *sigh*
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Wait - do you have a 5yo?
YES! So that explains it. Glad I'm not the only one.
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Wait - do you have a 5yo?

I swear, it doesn't matter what he did that day, by 7pm all anyone gets out of him is "I did math today". Forget the rest - you'd be hard pressed to get more than that - he could have seen pink elephants, gone to the circus, went over Niagara falls and swung from a trapeze, but you would get to hear that "he worked on math" *sigh*
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I get that all the time

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