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do you have a really thick kid - and know it?

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Tortington Fri 08-Jul-05 00:10:07

just wondered

hunkermunker Fri 08-Jul-05 00:10:52

LOL! DS can't read yet - is he slow?

Blossomhill Fri 08-Jul-05 00:13:35

I don't know any mum that would describe there child as thick. Not nice

ScummyMummy Fri 08-Jul-05 00:16:23

No. Either mine are not spectacularly thick or I don't know it. Why, babe?

hunkermunker Fri 08-Jul-05 00:17:17

Read this as a lighthearted thread where people slag off other mums for being competitive over the teeniest thing (my child has a more attractive mole on her shoulder than yours, etc).


Janh Fri 08-Jul-05 00:17:38

Um - no - but I hope if I did I would know.

Why in particular, custy?

fairyfly Fri 08-Jul-05 00:18:26

oh my goodness, your from manchester you must be, yes i have one, thick as fuck, pmsl

BigGayDad Fri 08-Jul-05 00:19:24

Are you born with thickness or is it a skill that is learnt ie He used to really bright, but after much work has developed into a real thicko!!

Tortington Fri 08-Jul-05 00:21:36

fairyfly - you made me laugh!

no was just wonderin. hunker got it.

hunkermunker Fri 08-Jul-05 00:23:40

BGD, sadly think that sometimes promising children are squashed into being thickos by their peers

But seriously - should DS be able to read by now? He's 15mo and I'm worried... He can barely tie his shoelaces and do algebra!

ScummyMummy Fri 08-Jul-05 00:24:04

oh good.

Janh Fri 08-Jul-05 00:25:30

hunker, I'm sorry to tell you this but he is obviously very, very slow.

Sign him up for remedial shoelaces and beginners reading immediately.

BigGayDad Fri 08-Jul-05 00:25:43

HM at 15mo I would expect rudimentary physics at leastg. You need a home tutor obviously

ScummyMummy Fri 08-Jul-05 00:25:49

Mine were reading Milton, doing macrame and had solved the problem of Occham's razor by that age, hunker. I guess they all go at their own pace tho?

hunkermunker Fri 08-Jul-05 00:26:31


It is as I thought! I should have weaned him earlier. He'd be on rocket science by now if I had

Tortington Fri 08-Jul-05 00:28:29

its all becuase you let him watch tv after six, dont give him extra organic bananas - washed inside and out and let him play with gund. FGS woman call social services

ScummyMummy Fri 08-Jul-05 00:28:34

Well... I hate to rub salt in the wound. But yes, you've clearly held him back, I'm afraid.

fairyfly Fri 08-Jul-05 00:29:09

my son is definetly one digestive short of a cheese cake when it comes to academia, but he is wonderful in all the other ways. Prefer it this way.

hunkermunker Fri 08-Jul-05 00:30:05

I let him play with my old mobile phone. Am sure I've radioactived his poor developing brain

Maybe if I got some baby pasta for him, he'd perk up a bit? [hopeful] Or is it too late? On the scrapheap at 15mo...

Tortington Fri 08-Jul-05 00:34:45

lol digestive !

Milliways Fri 08-Jul-05 07:56:52

I am waiting for my teenager to become a fully fledged Kevin, with associated Thicko'ness

Enid Fri 08-Jul-05 08:31:34

erm...well my dd1 is certainly not 'thick' (horrid word) but she isn't the brightest in her class. She is fab with writing (lovely and neat, really enjoys it) but hopeless with numbers and is probably one of the worst in her class. She seems about average for reading (although I think the class average is high comparitively) But she loves school and loves listening to stories. They are about to be split - the top 8 go up to Class 2 (a mix of year 2 and year 1) and the 'bottom' 8 stay in Class 1 (reception and year 1). I am confidently expecting her to stay in Class 1. I was a bit bothered at first as I was such a brainiac at school but I have recovered now and am just so pleased that she loves school so much and seems very popular

expatinscotland Fri 08-Jul-05 09:26:04

Are you kidding? She understands the pleasure of idleness at this age already - clever as a fox if you ask me. 'Work smarter, not harder'.

She's 2 years old and asks to be placed in her cot so she can watch TV whilst reclining.

Work to live, not the other way around!

WideWebWitch Fri 08-Jul-05 09:28:19

ha ha ha ha, I do have a friend who says she wonders if her dd's a bit thick.

expatinscotland Fri 08-Jul-05 09:30:03

Let's not forget that many of history's greatest figures were last in their class.

In fact, at West Point, the famous American military academy, it's a point of honour, as many famous generals were last in their class.

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