Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bi-Lingually Confused

Z: Hola!
Me: Hola, como estas?
Z: Uhhh, wha dod THAT mean?
Me: It means, how are you?
Z: How do you say,'great' in Chinese?
Me: I have absolutely no idea. Besides, we were speaking Spanish.
Z: . . . WHAT?!?!

It was the tone that got me; like somehow he had been betrayed.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Starting Point

Quote of the week--thank you Adam Goff: "Well, you have to start somewhere, and if you can't start by being petty and childish, where can you start?"

Monday, September 24, 2012

Big Graph, Lots of Number--Can I Be Done Now?

V has the math homework assignment from hell. I think he was getting tired, because at the bottom of the page I saw this: "What if the length of 5 more boys' shoes measured 21 centimeters? Describe how the table would look." His answer? "It would look like a big graph with lots and lots of numbers."

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Spelling Tests

I actually enjoy helping my boys prep for a spelling test. I get to make up sentences like; "We'll: we'll have to negotiate for the hostage release;" or "Strike: how dare you strike an un-armed bear!"