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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:05 PM
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Oh man... my kid ROCKS! *wipes tear*
My kids got home from school a bit ago, and I filled them in on why today has been excellent:

1. We close on our house on Friday, definitely (this has been the longest freaking experience of my life, you have no idea how happy this makes us)

2. Delay has been indicted and stepped down as majority leader (this is mostly just making me giddy, but the oldest (10) is a politico so it pleased him as well)

3. A live giant squid has finally been photographed (this was the big hit with them)

After looking at the pictures of the giant squid and hearing the other reasons today is wonderful, my 10 yr old turned to me with his huge braces smile and said, "This IS a great day! Great for our family, great for science AND great for America all at once!"

*swoon*

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CatBoreal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:07 PM
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1. I love your kid too!
WOW! You've got a bright one!
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Quakerfriend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:07 PM
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2. OMG! Thx for posting this!
As a scientist, this makes me want to cry!

You have raised him well! And, BTW, best of luck with your closing.
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:37 PM
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15. He's a wanna-be scientist.
Even wrote a paper last year on the giant squid. We've had many a conversation about their elusiveness. :) He was thrilled!
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Verve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:07 PM
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3. So when does his campaign begin?
Nonconformist Jr. for Prez! :thumbsup:
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Inland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:08 PM
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4. Please show us a pic
of the squid. (I'm not really sentimental)
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:11 PM
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8. Here be the squiddie!
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OnionPatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:12 PM
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9. Yes, please
post a link....I've always wanted to see a giant squid!
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:24 PM
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14. Giant squid pics ---->




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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:09 PM
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5. You have bright kid there! Give him a hug for us!
:grouphug:
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lady lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:10 PM
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6. This is likely the first time, but not necessarily the last,
that the words "squid" and "Delay" appeared in the same post. Hehehe!

Oh, happy day :party:
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:11 PM
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7. (((((nonconformist)))))
What a wonderful kid, how proud you must be :D

(I'm betting it has something to do with good parenting) ;)

:hug:
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Infomaniac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:15 PM
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10. You've got a smart kid.
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dhinojosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:16 PM
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11. I am voting for this one.....thats all there is to it....
Great kids.
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az chela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:21 PM
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12. Finally
About time for some good news!!!!
I know about the house closing thing,I used to be a realtor,what a nightmare!!!!Congrats on closing.
Your son is a star in the making.Give him a hug from me.About Delay,it beyond time that he has been indicted.May many more of his buddies follow!!!
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:22 PM
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13. Woohooo, you've done a fine job raisin' that kid!
:)
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:39 PM
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16. Bright kid!
You did good! :hug: for you AND him!
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ArkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:39 PM
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17. It's amazing how they want to please you, at least, until they hit 13.
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dhinojosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:55 PM
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18. WTF? where did that come from?
Holy shit, remind me not get anywhere your emotional baggage.
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ArkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:05 PM
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19. I can tell you don't have kids. It's a standard parent joke about
teenagers. :shrug:
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dhinojosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:13 PM
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21. Oh ok....
scared me there.
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:21 PM
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24. my neighbor w/ 3 kids once said "after 13, they have no use for you!"
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:16 PM
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22. I dread that!
I'm naively assuming it won't happen, I'm so close to my kids.
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FlaGranny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:34 PM
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25. I had three kids,
never had a problem with them turning 13. It is not inevitable that you have problems, but you must learn to negotiate. You must learn to respect them and you must also earn their respect. You must be a kind and compassionate POLICE OFFICER. ;-)
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ArkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:39 PM
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26. It's not a problem but they do have a change in attitude. They
become overconfident about their personal knowledge. I think it's universal.
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FlaGranny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:56 PM
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29. Yup, they start to become independent,
just like we raised them to do, but there's no reason for a lot of conflict. I couldn't explain in detail how I raised my kids, but they always came to me for permission to do stuff, and they always wanted to talk about their lives. I'm sure they did some stuff I wouldn't have liked - don't we all? But there comes a point, if they're good kids, that you have to trust them. It ain't always easy.
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ArkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:41 PM
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36. You are absolutely right!
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:09 PM
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20. kiss on the cheeks of that huge brace smiled face n/t
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:20 PM
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23. what a sweetie!
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lostnfound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:43 PM
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27. Yes he does rock!
a (non-alcoholic) :toast: to your son

:yourock:
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GOPFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:51 PM
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28. You rocked my day!
Thanks!
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:59 PM
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30. That's great!
I'm so happy for you and your family.

I'm so happy about the squid too! :bounce:
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johannes1984 Donating Member (210 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:10 PM
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31. your kid rocks
hands down future hope for america .....awesome post
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:13 PM
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32. You "done" good, noncomformist!
Kudos to you for raising a child like this!
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Jeanette in FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:20 PM
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33. Out of the mouths of babes
What a great day for you as well. Give him a hug from down here in Florida as well. Good job done.
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:15 PM
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34. Thanks everyone!
:blush:

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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:28 PM
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35. Congrats on your new home and your terrific kid! When I told my hubby
tonight that I had good news, my youngest (17) said, "the DeLay indictment??"
She knows the score too!
And my hubby was just as happy as we were.
I wanna see all these corrupt filthy liars, killers and thieves in jail.
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yodermon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:10 AM
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37. Closing on a house this friday too!
:toast: good luck! :hi:
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:35 AM
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38. Same to you! nt
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