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To wish people would stop asking which parent dd1 gets her IQ from

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lisad123 Sat 04-Jun-11 12:36:59

DD1 is a clever little thing, has a real head for numbers and has a massive IQ. She tells people facts and number stuff, and they always ask where she gets her cleverness from, me or dh??
Cant it be just because she is? And seriously do they think I will answer that?

cookielove Sat 04-Jun-11 12:39:22

I think that you are just going to have to grin and bare it, or say just that she is they way she is cause she was born that way grin however some part of it is down to genetics and theres no escaping it.

FabbyChic Sat 04-Jun-11 12:41:11

I get asked this all the time about my children, one just finished his Maths degree, another starting on his this year. It's do they get their Maths ability from their mother

Thing is, they do!

diddl Sat 04-Jun-11 12:44:01

Can´t you just say both of you?

And be grateful?

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 04-Jun-11 12:56:07

If I were you I'd be insulted by that question grin

tallulahxhunny Sat 04-Jun-11 12:59:11

Are you just annoyed cos you know she gets it from your DH and not you lol

BluddyMoFo Sat 04-Jun-11 13:03:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AlpinePony Sat 04-Jun-11 13:03:34

Of course you should reply "she must've got her father's brains, I still have mine y'see".

Primafacie Sat 04-Jun-11 13:04:30

Easy - just reply "oh she gets her brains from my husband. I kept all mine. " smile

lesley33 Sat 04-Jun-11 13:05:59

I would say me of course and smile - even if she didn't.

TheFlyingOnion Sat 04-Jun-11 13:07:43

stealthboast! grin

lazarusb Sat 04-Jun-11 13:13:13

My FIL asked me that about dd - more than once. The last time I replied "Well, it isn't from your side of the family is it?". He hasn't asked since grin

KatyMac Sat 04-Jun-11 13:17:04

DD got DH's looks & my brains

Thanks god it wasn't the other way round

IslaValargeone Sat 04-Jun-11 13:18:04

My mil, who credits me with no brains/talent at all, insists that because my dd plays the recorder she gets her musical side from dh's sister hmm (who happens to play the guitar) I play the flute and clarinet, she just doesn't know about it.

cherrypez Sat 04-Jun-11 13:22:11

lol at flyingonion

ChopMonster Sat 04-Jun-11 13:25:28

You beat me to it FlyingOnion!

treas Sat 04-Jun-11 13:38:17

Don't worry as insults go that's tame. When ds was 2 y o I'd take him to the local leisure centre for a toddlers playtime. Being interested in numbers he would read the gymnastic position posters around the walls embarrassingly loudly.

One week another child's grandmother asked "Is your husband clever?". shock

How I didn't keel over from swallowing my own tongue I do not know!grin

ApocalypseCheeseToastie Sat 04-Jun-11 13:47:27

Oh a new take on stealth boasting wink

I am impressed at your resourcefulness, she must get her brains from you wink

lisad123 Sat 04-Jun-11 21:13:41

Lol thanks grin
least I wasn't saying about how beutiful she was wink

thumbwitch Sat 04-Jun-11 21:18:08

LOL at lazarusb - good answer! grin

lisad - it's a stupid thing for people to ask but just let it go and tell them that of course it's from both of you.

lazarusb Sun 05-Jun-11 13:59:56

smile At least she hasn't inherited his huge gut and penchant for sitting in a chair drinking cheap vodka when he should be doing some exercise!

TidyDancer Sun 05-Jun-11 14:24:41

Nicely put flyingonion!

TheMostBeautifulPoster Sun 05-Jun-11 14:25:09


you nobbo OP

you will DIE by sunset

TheFlyingOnion Sun 05-Jun-11 14:30:31

have your kids inherited your way with words, TheMost?

TheMostBeautifulPoster Sun 05-Jun-11 14:31:33

sorry forgot the grin
it was to be said in a witchly cackle ( as it was in my head!)
not a hope lisa!

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