algo #algoreads OMG, my daughter is going to be in Middle school next year! 13h
  •   mephi5to I think friends trouble is in their body: girl on the right seems broken to me. Like pretty bad 12h
  •   algo @mephi5to - I forgot how big of a deal all this becomes for 10-11 year olds! Little kids are so much easier - feed them, wipe their but, give them a toy/take them to the park - done. Now they have "feelings" :0 11h
  •   yana933 Мой 9-ти-летка устраивает мне бОльшие скандалы чем 18-ти-летний тин! 11h
  •   mlozovskaya @algo haha that not so fun time for parents for sure but it is interesting to see how kids change so much in the short period of time. have a lot of patience and some wine :) 6h

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algo "Mom, do you think I will go to a good college?" "I think any college will be lucky to have you as a student." "But which one do you think would be the best?" "It depends on what you like when you are 16-17. Different people like different things. Different colleges are better fit for each person. There is no perfect school that fits all." "I like piano, swimming, and I want to do math at work, like dad." "That's great, but it might change in 8 years." "Just make sure my college has the best swim team, Mom. I bet that guy's college is nice, the guy we did the training with, who won the Olympics. I want to go to his college." No child of mine is going to Texas!!!! 1d
  •   cowisland Don't you want the kids to learn something new? 1d
  •   algo @cowisland Iowa. A small private liberal arts college in Midwest is a far as I am willing to bend to expose then to "real America" Texas is out of my progressive /liberal (or corrupted, feminist, degenerate /atheist - if you see it from other side of the trenches) comfort zone. 1d
  •   algo @cowisland you know I'm joking, it will be up to them to decide. But realistically, growing up with such parents, I doubt they will choose it. 1d
  •   fetushka They will make the right choice. You will make sure of it 1d
  •   deichtine а с кем они тренировались?:) 11h
  •   algo @deichtine Джимми какой-то и Клои Сатер-что-то, я даже не запоминаю имена, когда они делают Swimming with Olympians clinics. Их так много чемпионов - в каждом виде, эстафеты и проч. Она его запомнила, потому что она по итогам "сессии" и он ей подарил свою шапочку плавательную с быком рогатым из Техаса. 11h

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algo Swim Meet. Less than 0.2 seconds slower than Junior Olympics cut, oh man. It would have been so nice to qualify at the very first met, skip the meets for the rest of the season and just go to JOs in Spring. But alas. 1d
  •   mephi5to How accurate those things? I think 0.2 in swimming is ridiculous. And in running. And in any sport really. You can take off early, like guess when they going to "shoot" start an be ahead. This is crazy. I like Olympics back on 80s-90s when ppl were less on drugs and numbers where down to earth :) Good luck on your next meet 1d
  •   algo @mephi5to it is totally ridiculous, I agree. The touchboards definitely have some limitations on accuracy. She had a bad start on couple of events, and accidentally bit her tongue hard enough to draw blood when diving on the last event (butterfly), said it made it harder to breath = slowed her down. She will still be competing in 10&under age group a year from now, so this is all a rehearsal for the future, more serious events, to help her build confidence, practice swimming under stress, perfect touchboard finishes etc. 1d
  •   deichtine интересно! я нашла таблицу, для квалификации нужно AAAA min? 11h
  •   algo @deichine не обязательно, это другой стандарт, Metropolitan Junior Olympics cuts, я даже не знаю, как они соотносятся точно с буквенными категориями. Она А только, по-моему, то есть даже не National level пока, но в JOs была в первой десятке в прошлом году. 11h

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  •   yana933 Да не просто нам, какие уж там еще мысли:)) 1d
  •   helgapple Как тебе эта книга? Мне понравилась. :) 1d
  •   algo @helgapple да. Тема избитая, но она иронично пишет. 1d
  •   helgapple @algo :) это точно. Я книгу начала читать, потом решила посмотреть, кто такая Эфрон. Оказалось, что она умерла за пару дней как я книгу начала читать. 1d

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algo Watched "Princess Kaguya", other people's kids crying made me cry too. 2d

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algo Morning soundtrack: "Child abuse! I don't want to go in the mornings! You try getting into ice cold water so early!" Came to practice - she is all smiles, chatting with her friends in the locker room, now swimming happily. And I feel so deflated, and it is only 8am. Arggh. 3d
  •   domovenka I have a crazy soccer boy - who is it our bedside at 7am - "its time for the tournament!" With my eyes closed "Daniel, it starts at 8:30" D: "oh. Well I am hungry" 3d
  •   algo @domovenka she is not a morning person. Life is harder when you are not a morning person 3d
  •   algo @domovenka and of course her brother was up at 6:30, woke up himself to read. I just wish there was a way to rearrange their personalities so that he gets a quarter of her tenacity, and she is half as pleasant as he is in the mornings. 3d
  •   algo Медали надо давать не юным спортсменам, шахматистам, музыкантам, а их родителям, однозначно. 3d
  •   domovenka Niether is Daniel - for anything but soccer I get grumpy Daniel complaining of unfairness of life - dragging and half asleep. Only waking up once he reaches the destination. Soccer is another dimension - he could play all night - as a matter of fact last night he kinda did. Stayed after practice and then ended up walking alone home because all his friends already left. I know what you mean - mine are like night and day - if I mixed them up it would be one determined and cheerful person :) 3d

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algo Still nesting. 4d

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algo Field trip. 5d

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algo #algoreads I'm so busy, busy, busy. 5d

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algo T. took a photo on my phone. 1w

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algo First World problems, still can't decide which one I'm getting next but I'm leaning to Sony (awesome camera + awesome battery, waterproof, like its design better than either iPhone or LG). Arggh, too many good options out there! 1w
  •   sgtalbertmartin asus zenfone 6 )) 1w
  •   yana933 Сони симпатичный, тоже не понимаю тенденцию к увеличению размеров телефонов. 1w
  •   mephi5to Yeah. Get Sony. Make your hubby happy 1w
  •   algo @mephi5to there are other, way easier, ways to make him happy I just told him Android is getting boring, I am game for something else (including iOS). But then we went to the store and I played around with iPhone 6, and it was the same as my iPhone 2 years ago. I was so certain I'm going back to iPhone, but I didn't like it as much "in person". Too many options, so many great phones on the market now. 1w
  •   algo @domovenka @yana933 @sgtalbertmartin моя проблема - все приедается. После трёх поколений айфона, мне он наскучил до ужаса два года назад. Думала после перерыва понравится, но нет, поиграла с 6-ым он точно такой же, как все мои айфоны раньше. Тоска. Хочется чего-то нового, непривычного. Буду искать. 1w
  •   sgtalbertmartin Ну кроме того, что всё надоедает, Apple в последней операционной системе реализовало всё, чтобы их продукцию не захотелось покупать больше никогда: постоянно отваливающийся Блютус, wi-fi, и необходимость носить внешний аккумулятор, чтобы заряда хватило хотя бы до вечера. 1w
  •   ksusha8_8 У меня "сони" который последний Белый) хороший телефон) камера хорошая только если Соня будет много фотографировать,то лучше карту памяти купить сразу!!!) 7d
  •   ksusha8_8 И зарядка долго держится!!!!!)) 7d

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algo Santochka, my Santochka! 1w

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algo Morning loop around the island. 1w

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algo Done. I'm so proud of her. 1w
  •   algo ОФФ: мне жалко её братьев, когда твоя старшая сестра в 9 лет отобралась/ проплыла в Metropolitan Junior Olympics и выступила в Carnegie Hall, как с этим соревноваться?!? 1w
  •   8meili8 Какая умница! А братья наверняка в чём-то другом отличатся, а за сестру только порадуются:) 1w
  •   insta_fleur Как здорово! 1w
  •   anya_kazya Вот это она реально крутая! 1w
  •   zaychatina Поздравляю! Круто! 1w
  •   yana933 Думаешь мальчишки сейчас понимают всю значимость сестренкиных достижений? Я имею ввиду, мой Костя например понятия не имеет что такие Карнеги холл:)) мальчишки у тебя шахматисты и читают запоем 1w
  •   mlozovskaya @algo мне твое фото понравилось и Сонька молодец. А у них были еще призовые места или все кто попал в выступительную программу получил приз? как много детей выступало? она каким жанром музыки увлекается? 1w
  •   algo @mlozovskaya это был концерт призеров, конкурс был весной. Всего человек 10-15 их было. Жанр? Классическая музыка. 1w

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algo Me: "And this is how you add 15% tip." S.: "Yeah, I'll just have my husband do it." 1w

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algo Rehearsal. Carnegie Hall. 1w

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algo Knight of the Grass Stained Knees. 1w

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