Sunday, April 24, 2011
Just goes to show how smart I really am ...
I just proved to my 11 yo daughter how entirely clever and brilliant I am. She is properly impressed that I passed her little test.
I was being silly and walking around singing, "I'm so smart! I'm so smart!" I had just figured out a solution to storage problem I was facing. It had just dawned on me that I could store my bulky exersaucer in our leaky basement IF I took out the cloth seat portion. I hadn't wanted to put the cloth down there to possibly mildew, but I didn't have any more closet space to store the whole thing. It was about time I figured it out, because at 7 mo, Baby V doesn't like to be in it anymore.
About that time, my 11 yo walked up and said, "Mom, I have a question. If you're so smart ..."
I said, "Uh, oh! No good question ever started out with those words ... If you're so smart ... "
She laughed and then proceeded to ask me her question. "So, what's 6.59 divided by pi." pause "I don't even know what pi is." giggle
I then brilliantly explained to her that pi is 3.14 and a bunch of other numbers that we simplify to 3.14. Then I told her that the answer to her question would be 2.something that I couldn't really figure out in my head.
She said, "You weren't supposed to KNOW the answer!"
I told her I really didn't know an exact answer, but that it just goes to prove, "I'm so smart! I'm so smart!" (back to singing)
I love my kids!