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I like to think of myself as the 'crazy mom of four'. I'm 31 years old and I love my life, my kids, my husband and my God. "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." Jim Eliot

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Little mathmeticians

I hate math. It is well known among my family that I hate math, and among anyone else who knows me that I am not very good at it. I have always struggled with math and at the age of almost 31, I think it will forever be a thorn in my side. SO glad they built calculators into cell phones! Anyway...

Katherine and Kaleb love math. Abbey, while I do not know if she loves it, has picked it up quite well and doesn't seem to have a distaste for it like I do. Actually I just asked Abbey if she liked math and she said 'Yeah'. Kris of course loves math. It's science and common sense that really trip him up! Just kidding about the common sense part...sort of. ;-)

Tonight was a sad night for me. Olivia has joined the dark side of math lovers. She was eating dinner tonight (chicken nuggets in case you were dying to know), and she started the following conversation with me:

Livvy: Zero means nothing right?

Me: Yes (insert disapproving look here as I see where this is headed)

Livvy: So when I finish this chicken nugget I will have zero left, right?

Me. Yes (insert defeated look here)

She's four and already grasping so easily the concepts that she needs to become a math lover like the others. It's like all 5 of them are in some sort of secret club that I am not privileged enough to be part--not that I'd WANT to be in a math club if I had the ability. I would not. A (my family loves math) + B (I hate math) = C (my family hates me). ;-) See how bad I am at math??


  1. I just need to add that right now, as we speak, Abbey of her own volition is now doing math flashcards on the computer.

  2. I forgot that if I say my son likes something he immediately hates it so I can hear him downstairs protesting 'I hate math.' He'll never admit it...but I don't think that is true.

  3. Jess Ransdell-SmithJanuary 28, 2010 at 9:22 PM

    I hate math too. Guess what classes I'm now dealing with! LOL *sigh* Why couldn't I have remembered more of my high school algebra...Bah!

  4. I don't even know how I passed math in high school...I am pretty sure I never got better than a C. It was the one class that I really just couldn't get. I can remember sitting in someone's class (can't remember his name) and crying on more than one occasion in geometry!

  5. I took Algebra my freshman year and don't believe I even passed. That was it for me. I'm not sure how I graduated with no more math than that. I would still be at MHS if they had the requirements back then that they have now. I made sure to married a math genius (thanks, David) to pass on some positive math genes to my kids. lol

    So, you see, my dear Jamie, you must be more gifted in this area than me!

    Oh, by the way, Jess, you have my sympathy AND my prayers. Just added you to my list. : )