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 Post subject: Fringe Skills
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:43 am 
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As we head towards E(xam) day, can you add to this list of fringe skills that my DC has been honing to an ever higher level with each session of help/tutoring that they undertake with me?

1. Pencil dropping on the floor;
2. Rubber dropping on the floor;
3. Turner Prize level pencil doodling on their rubber;
4. Oscar winning yawning;
5. Asking for another drink;
6. Going to the toilet again;
7. Saying that they're too hot;
8. Saying that they're too cold;
9. Asking for the window to be opened;
10. Asking for the window to be closed;
11. Saying that the fridge in the kitchen is making that funny buzzing noise again;
12. Saying that their school doesn't teach them to do multiplication/division/pencil holding/line drawing/etc./etc. that way;
13. All other forms of creative time-wasting.

Oh the "joy" that we shall no longer have to endure once E day has been and gone !! :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Fringe Skills
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:13 am 
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Those are skills that will be important to the moving through senior school, GCSEs, A levels etc. Mine have perfected them over the years & I would now consider them experts. Hopefully you will soon be able to add "Wifi too slow to access My Maths" and "Stupid computer lost my essay before I had saved it".


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 Post subject: Re: Fringe Skills
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:22 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Fringe Skills
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:11 pm 
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can I have a long bath!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Fringe Skills
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:24 pm 
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...suddenly deciding that it is imperative to hairdry hair, rather than quick towel over, is my DS's latest delaying tactic...he is well past 11+ though!!


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 Post subject: Re: Fringe Skills
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:39 pm 
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No serial biscuit eating either? A mere lightweight at the game! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Fringe Skills
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:16 pm 
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DD1 entering 2nd year of Uni and these are still the most used skill she learned from the 11+. Currently 'I need to pack' no, she doesn't, as she didn't really unpack when she came home for the summer, apart from her washing of course :evil:

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 Post subject: Re: Fringe Skills
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:10 pm 
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Don't mock a good excuse.
I have been using all those myself for quite a while as I have been promising to hoover under DS's bed since the first week of the holidays " To get it all nice for him for the summer " . He goes back to school tomorrow and I have yet to get anywhere close to even heaving the bloomin Dyson anywhere near his bedroom door.
God knows what I will find growing there when I eventually get around to it, at Easter I found his body weight in olive pips and 200 penguin wrappers...


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 Post subject: Re: Fringe Skills
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:13 pm 
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marigold wrote:
Don't mock a good excuse.
I have been using all those myself for quite a while as I have been promising to hoover under DS's bed since the first week of the holidays " To get it all nice for him for the summer " . He goes back to school tomorrow and I have yet to get anywhere close to even heaving the bloomin Dyson anywhere near his bedroom door.
God knows what I will find growing there when I eventually get around to it, at Easter I found his body weight in olive pips and 200 penguin wrappers...

I'd be happy about the olive pips, a sophisticated European in the making!

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 Post subject: Re: Fringe Skills
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:49 pm 
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I can't begin to tell you what someone I know found in a boot hung up on her son's wall when he went to university :mrgreen:
(Maybe this should be in rehab?)


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