Brag on your kids

Man, I don’t know what I’d do in these miserable times without having a pack of wonderfully talented children around to cheer me up. 

Our society bitches incessantly about how entitled and worthless this generation of kids are, but I see exactly the opposite. My kids and their friends (from early teens to early 20s) amaze me at their optimism, righteous anger to make the world better, realistic acceptance of the challenges that face their generation, and understanding of the hard work that will be required of them. 

What awesome things are your kids doing? 

My 14 year old daughter’s latest work. 


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Comments

  • DeeDee Adelaide
    That is a great piece of art! Your daughter is so talented. 

    I love young people of today. They are so smart and clued into the world compared to the blithering idiot I was as a teen/early 20s. My daughter (22) is my favourite person to be around - she’s so fearless and funny and clever. She’s also an amazing cook; she has this knack of just knowing what flavours to put together to make something taste incredible. She made me a lamb biryani earlier this week that I’m still thinking about, lol.
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  • Dee said:

    She made me a lamb biryani earlier this week that I’m still thinking about, lol.
    *Nice*
  • edited June 19
    My oldest son, unbeknownst to me until recently, turns out to be a gifted writer in addition to being a passionate field botanist. 

    An assignment in an architecture course, where they were tasked with continuing a text that was provided to them:


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  • HatorianHatorian Dagobah
    my son. is drawing these really creepy drawings from the Roblox games he plays. nothing to really brag about though. 
    NoelcdriveChinaskiJSDCAtom_gMurderbearmykhailo
  • JoshuaHeterJoshuaHeter Omaha, NE
    As someone without kids... I 100 and 10% back this thread. While it’s uniquely difficult to be positive about anything... let’s celebrate the accomplishments  of the up and coming generation.
    majjam0770HatorianNoelMichelleCecilycdriveChinaskiJSDCAtom_gMurderbearand 2 others.
  • I just watched my daughter's virtual high school graduation on the internet.  The school band all recorded the graduation march from their homes, and it blended together... pretty well.  One student sang the national anthem while proudly displaying black lives matter shirt and decorations on their cap.  The black national anthem was sung as well by another student.  All the teachers did a reading of an inspiring poem (one at a time, recorded mostly at their homes) based on "Oh the Places You'll Go" by Dr Seuss.  As the names were called we were connected with family and other students over the phone and text.   There was so much positivity and good-will in this crappy situation, I am still a little emotional over it all.

    Anyways I totally agree that this new generation is pretty terrific and will continue to be. They will be the first to really have to face the consequences of global warming, the first to be raised entirely with the internet present, and I mostly see kindness, compassion, and a "let's do the right thing" spirit from this group.  Thanks for starting this post - I agree so much mykhailo - and your daughter is a terrific artist, thanks for sharing her art.  
    MichellecdriveChinaskiMrXJSDCAtom_gMurderbearDeemykhailo
  • Not my own kid, but my niece:


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  • CecilyCecily Cincinnati
    Our 13yo Jack recently closed a bag of chips AND secured the chip clip when he was done eating!  
    MurderbearcalebthrowerMichelleFlukesJaimieTjtmy92NoelCorycdrivetom_gand 9 others.
  • fidozfidoz Houston
    During quarantine I've learned that my daughter is the loudest eater, drinker, walker and bag crumpler that has ever lived. I would say she's the loudest cabinet closer ever but I wouldn't know because she's never closed a cabinet in her life. 
    MichellecdriveChinaskiMrXMmmBopJSDCAtom_gNoelMurderbearCretanBulland 3 others.
  • My youngest, about to finish undergrad, is applying for some combination of, Rhodes, Truman, Marshall, and/or Fullbright.
    mykhailoMichellecdriveChinaskiNoelMurderbearDeeCecilyMrX
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    My 8 year old got Pokemon Sword for his birthday and beat it in 5 days.   :o   I'm a little scared to share that because that is A LOT of screen time, but hell man.....I remember when I binged games when I was 8.  And I wasn't in Covid lock down.  
    MichelleChinaskitom_gNoelMurderbearDee
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    i have the most beautiful, smart, loving, caring, creative, amazing 8 year old daughter on the planet. she's really into crafts and drawing. she was facetiming with my sister last night and my sister noticed a drawing in the background. i heard my kid say 'daddy said it was very Bob Ross so i think it's pretty good.' :D
    cdriveMichelletom_gNoelMurderbearCretanBullDeeCecily
  • MurderbearMurderbear Cold Spring, Ky
    My niece just moved to real food and seemed pretty happy with the situation 
    cdriveMichelleChinaskiHatorianCretanBullDeetom_gNoelCecily
  • MichelleMichelle California
    edited June 19
    Happy Fathers Day weekend to you all!  :heart:


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  • HatorianHatorian Dagobah
    Thanks! I get 2 fathers days. The US and part of the world celebrate on a different day than Australia. And since we’re like half Australia I get that Father’s Day too. Lucky mee
    CretanBullDeeNoelMurderbearMichelle
  • Dee said:
    That is a great piece of art! Your daughter is so talented. 

    I love young people of today. They are so smart and clued into the world compared to the blithering idiot I was as a teen/early 20s. My daughter (22) is my favourite person to be around - she’s so fearless and funny and clever. She’s also an amazing cook; she has this knack of just knowing what flavours to put together to make something taste incredible. She made me a lamb biryani earlier this week that I’m still thinking about, lol.
    Is she "Nat's What I Reckon" good because that dude is getting me through covid-19!
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    Hatorian said:
    Thanks! I get 2 fathers days. The US and part of the world celebrate on a different day than Australia. And since we’re like half Australia I get that Father’s Day too. Lucky mee
    Yeah, I was confused for a moment - I have been losing track of days a bit since working at home but surely it’s not September yet???
    Hatorian
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    @CretanBull I don’t know who that is! Is it someone on YouTube? I will investigate. Anyway, she’s pretty damn good. She works in a place that has both a fancy restaurant and a deli/charcuterie and does most of the deli cooking. The chefs in the restaurant eat her sandwiches and soups a lot rather than their own food because she can make something as basic as that amazing. The first time she made lunch for the chefs, the head chef came out to tell her it was the best sandwich he’d ever had. 

    She has coeliac disease so she can’t eat a lot of processed food, so she makes all her curries, laksas, sweet foods etc. from scratch and the flavour complexity is amazing. Oh, and she also made me this blueberry and lemon cake once that I was supposed to take to work, but it was so good that I kept it at home and ate the whole thing myself (not all on the same day). 


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  • CretanBullCretanBull Toronto
    edited June 20
    Dee said:
    @CretanBull I don’t know who that is! Is it someone on YouTube? I


    He's an Australian comedian turned covid-19 'chef'.  He teaches people who are useless in the kitchen (like I am!) how to make basic things.  He's hilarious, foulmouthed and full of that Aussie charm that we all love.

    "You like fucking cheese?  Well then, you're going to love this fucking cheese because it's the best fucking cheese."

    "Don't be an asshole and touch the pan when it's in the oven.  That fucker is hot and you'll burn your god-damned hand so wise the fuck up and pay attention to what you're doing."

    PS - your daughter's dishes look lovely!  That somehow sounds like an inappropriate thing to say, but I mean it with the best of intentions :) 
    Dee
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    edited June 20
    @CretanBull Okay, well you almost lost me at Australian comedian - not a fan of 99% of them. But I checked out the shepherds pie one and first I was like yeaaaahhhh, this is not my cup of tea, but by the end of the video he has grown on me. I am looking for ways to avoid cleaning the oven today so I will watch a few more. 
  • fidozfidoz Houston
    My 11 year old son is playing Dungeons & Dragons with his friends tonight. This makes me happy. 
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  • MichelleMichelle California
    My niece just moved to real food and seemed pretty happy with the situation 
    THE CUTEST!!!!!! :heart:
    MurderbearHatorian
  • My almost 5 year old rocking the trails!


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  • edited June 21
    MrX said:
    My almost 5 year old rocking the trails!
    Oh hell yeah. 
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    MrX said:
    My almost 5 year old rocking the trails!


    So rad, my man. 
  • fidozfidoz Houston

    Happy Father's Day to all my fellow dads out there. Spend some quality time with the kids today and take a little time for yourself. 

    NoelmykhailoDeeCretanBullChinaskitom_gGiovanni
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    happy fathers day to all the BM dads. hope y'all are having a much deserved relaxing day.

    and hey @fidoz - treat yourself, maybe watch a movie. it's been over 24 hours since i've heard of the last movie you saw and what you thought. i'm getting a little concerned haha.
    DeeNoelfidoz
  • HatorianHatorian Dagobah
    I think I did brag about this first one in another thread but not positive 

    my oldest has about 20 of these characters done in Minecraft. He learned from watching YouTube videos. 


    Also during quarantine I taught the kids how to become expert puzzle makers (always complete the edges first, group into colours, etc ;) they then worked their way up from 100 to 300 piece puzzles. I’m only a guiding hand. We’re currently on number 6 or 7. 


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  • fidozfidoz Houston
    Chinaski said:
    happy fathers day to all the BM dads. hope y'all are having a much deserved relaxing day.

    and hey @fidoz - treat yourself, maybe watch a movie. it's been over 24 hours since i've heard of the last movie you saw and what you thought. i'm getting a little concerned haha.
    Rewatching Scott Pilgrim as I type this.
    Murderbear
  • HatorianHatorian Dagobah
    So I’m watching Return of the Jedi with my kids and my 9 year old turns to me and says I think the stormtroopers got new armor because a lot of the clone troopers stayed as good guys . So the new armor allowed them to be distinguished....I’ve been a die hard fan for 25 years and never thought of that...it’s such a good idea though and makes perfect sense...
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