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How have you advanced the education of your dc over the Xmas holidays?

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indignatio Sat 04-Jan-14 20:47:09

Mine can sing the theme tune from TBBT. February half term will see them learning the other verses without googling barenaked ladies and Big Bang.

DorothyGherkins Sat 04-Jan-14 20:48:11

Seeing much chocolate you can eat before you feel sick.

HorsePetal Sat 04-Jan-14 20:48:43

Have you also mastered the words to Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty?

If not then shame on you grin

indignatio Sat 04-Jan-14 20:51:28

Too many la la las, they know what you are talking about, but clearly weren't paying enough attention. Maybe Easter HP.

BeerTricksPotter Sat 04-Jan-14 20:51:40

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StarlightMcKingsThree Sat 04-Jan-14 20:53:50

Minecraft power rails mastery for ds.
Slip knot for dd
Cutting 6 teeth for baby ds.

TheGonnagle Sat 04-Jan-14 20:55:21

God yeah.
We've done lounging, sitting, faffing and eating too much. She's going to do well in those topics next term.

HamletsSister Sat 04-Jan-14 20:55:37

My son learned the evils of alcohol when a teen friend stayed and was sick for 24 hours after stealing beer and cider. They both learned tolerance from a visiting, and very trying, relative (and the importance of manners etc).

TensionWheelsCoolHeels Sat 04-Jan-14 20:58:19

DD has got the hang of the sky buttons, accessing films recorded for her viewing pleasure smile Handy when her DM is struggling to get up out if her pit wink

ThreeBeeOneGee Sat 04-Jan-14 21:01:09

German grammar (as requested by the school as he was very behind).
Onesie wearing.
Has also watched both Hobbit films and LOTR.

Can now play Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty on the clarinet.
Ate too many sweets.
Has bred some zombie chickens (or something) in Minecraft.

Read all 13 books in the Series of Unfortunate Events.
Made a (huge) mess.
Created various stretchy bracelets out of tiny multicoloured rubber bands.

Achieved something on Plants vs Zombies.
Did some origami.
Got in my way.
Learned the lyrics to 'Wonderwall' and a dance to go with it.

So a mixed bag, really.

indignatio Sat 04-Jan-14 21:03:50

The words to Soft kitty were remembered half way up to bed in order to delay the inevitable. Thanks so much HP. DH nearly started singing it in the round...

Sparklingbrook Sat 04-Jan-14 21:07:11

They have reached 'Advanced level' in Bickering.

ThreeBeeOneGee Sat 04-Jan-14 21:08:31

Oooh yes, mine are now ready to represent their school, if not their county, in pointless bickering.

JollySantersSelectionBox Sat 04-Jan-14 21:08:33

DS has learnt loads:

The "trap it/unwrap it" Choc orange method,
How many consecutive days you can wear the same onesie before it walks to the wash basket by itself,
Which buttons to press to fast forward through the ads,
Advanced Radio Times reading and highlighting.

DH tried ruining my smug bubble today by telling me that the mark of good parenting skills is apparently NOT recording the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures and watching them under a duvet with DS and two selection boxes for breakfast.

He knows nothing.

indignatio Sat 04-Jan-14 21:12:51

JSSB I am in awe. I wish I had thought of that. To me that must be the epitome of parenting. Glasses of milk and nice coffee also required to make it perfect.

Theimpossiblegirl Sat 04-Jan-14 21:28:52

Mine have also achieved advanced level in bickering but have still not managed even the basics in tidying their rooms and getting up before 11.
However, they have both learnt to make tea and coffee for me.

I love the holidays. smile

morethanpotatoprints Sat 04-Jan-14 21:34:25

Mine completed the first tune a day for clarinet and is working on duets with dh. She walked in with MY instrument and told me she was going to play it. She has also perfected pieces set by her music tutors and started teaching herself how to conduct. She's weird though. smile

HorsePetal Sat 04-Jan-14 23:26:21

indignato "purr, purr, purr" grin

pourmeanotherglass Sun 05-Jan-14 00:24:30

tried teaching them to knit. Regretted it after several repeats of - oops, gone wrong again, oops, my stitches all fell off, help, I still don't get how to do the 'through' bit.

They both learned how to download new apps to my phone and play with them.

DialsMavis Sun 05-Jan-14 00:34:40

DS:coffee making, going up the shop for me, pushing my buttons until I explode

DD : mastering the iPad, regressing totally in the poo side if potty training. (Not a pre teen)

17leftfeet Sun 05-Jan-14 00:38:18

Dd can explain the rules, word for word, to rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock

She's also given her brain plenty of time to grow by sleeping until lunch everyday

MrsCakesPremonition Sun 05-Jan-14 00:57:06

DD has been initiated into the universe of Douglas Adams. She has designed some weird stuff in Minecraft. She and her little brother are bonding over traps and water lifts.
DS has learned the joy of family pizza and movie nights.
It has been rather nice most of the time.

JollySantersSelectionBox Sun 05-Jan-14 03:17:32

Ooh nice coffee. Yes. (adds to list)

HorsePetal Sun 05-Jan-14 22:43:20

DD has become quite an expert with the Tassimo Machine. Unfortunately her skills don't quite enable her to empty the little plastic pods into the bin.

Perhaps we'll work on that at Easter.

Madmog Wed 08-Jan-14 09:44:56

Mine is an expert on chocolate and perfecting the words "I don't want to go out".

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