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Old 09-23-2011, 05:42 PM   #661
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Verbatim from the 13-year-old stepdaughter:

Her: I'm very stubborn.
Dad: Uh... not really, honey.
Her: Yeah, I guess not. It's pretty easy for people to talk me into stuff.
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Old 09-23-2011, 05:51 PM   #662
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Yeah, we read a lot to them and my favorite book is the Third Edition of Roget's Thesaurus, so i guess it rubs off. The new Thesauruses have been dumbed down, defeating the whole purpose of them.
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Old 09-23-2011, 05:52 PM   #663
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Verbatim from the 13-year-old stepdaughter:

Her: I'm very stubborn.
Dad: Uh... not really, honey.
Her: Yeah, I guess not. It's pretty easy for people to talk me into stuff.
That is very funny.
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:41 PM   #664
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<snip>The new Thesauruses have been dumbed down, defeating the whole purpose of them.
They're called Roget's Embasaurus, and shelved with books on the Early Cretaceous period.
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:50 PM   #665
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Verbatim from the 13-year-old stepdaughter:

Her: I'm very stubborn.
Dad: Uh... not really, honey.
Her: Yeah, I guess not. It's pretty easy for people to talk me into stuff.
From the 18 year old lass I had been treating for heatstroke in a first aid tent at a festival (honest), and who had been incoherent and uncertain of anything, but had now recovered:

Me: are you usually indecisive?
Her: [looks left] Yes. [looks right] No. [looks at me] Maybe. [Giggles].
Both: LMAO
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:53 PM   #666
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SonofV from the recliner in the front room:

"Uh oh. I have to fart and I don't know which way to lean."

I love sons.
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:52 PM   #667
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Tell him: push hard, try for lift-off.
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:40 PM   #668
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Thor (9): I'm breaking sticks with my hands as I walk along because this is something I can do to keep them busy without annoying other people"

Thor; [more of the same]

Me: It's Ok, that's good, whatever you need to deal with your ADHD...

Thor: I do not have ADHD. Oh hi kitty (to a tailless cat spooked by us walking by)

Beest, Hebe and I took a good 5 minutes to stop laughing.
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Old 10-09-2011, 12:27 AM   #669
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Thor: I do not have ADHD. Oh hi kitty

HA !!!
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:47 PM   #670
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Made be wheeze/laugh a la Muttley
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:51 PM   #671
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As I walked by I heard the mm: "...and this is the family, and here is their pet; a loathsome beast..."
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:35 PM   #672
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:57 PM   #673
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yes, funny. say.. her finger was on a picture of the pet, no? not... someone else, right?
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:39 PM   #674
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There were no pictures, just little Duplo blocks and creatures
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:15 PM   #675
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Me: Please stop making that noise.
Minifob: Why do I need to stop making that noise?
Me: Because it hurts my ears.
Minifob: Actually, it's because it's annoying.
Me: Well okay, I guess it's that too.
Minifob: That's not a very nice thing to say, you know.
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