Friday, March 28, 2008

Movin on

OK.. so I'm past it... I got over the math... with Judy and Kim's help. I was over-thinking it.. Just follow the pattern.. just follow the pattern....as my hubby will remind me, 'Stop questioning everything'...
Just in case you haven't caught that character trait..
Here's an example:
Twins come home from their 1st day of 1st grade, many years ago. They have one homework assignment... 'Cover the book'... My eyes go wide.. I start muttering( in my mind)... "OMG, how in hell are we going to read this entire book? Are the teachers nuts? WTF? This is totally unacceptable".. Hubby then comes home.. and I start on my second tangent - out loud... he makes me sit and calm down and (with hand motions) pantomimes covering the book...! I then turn seven shades of red/purple, throw a roll of brown craft paper at him and go and sit in my bedroom for an hour. It's not that I don't think... I just ALWAYS seem to think TOO much... Ugh....

3 comments:

kim said...

Yes, yes you do. Which is what makes you so awesome at you "work" job! :)

I have to be honest, I used to get annoyed that you would read the pattern ahead because I'm too lazy to do that. And it made me feel just a little bit inferior... I'm over it too...

MadMad said...

I don't understand a pattern if I read it ahead... I need to be doing it while I read. Sadly, though, that doesn't always work, either...

WA said...

That reminded me of how I used to think that when they talked about the "ball room" at Ikea, they meant a
room where shoppers could go dance.

(And it's really not too ridiculous to think that they'd actually expect first graders these days to cover a whole book in a night.)