Sunday, 16 January 2011

Bringing up boys: Maths...


Driving to Bury St Edmunds today the youngest proudly piped up from the back seat: “I can do math Mummy!”
Me: “Marvellous Darling! You are clever.
Bog Boy: “Go on Mummy, tell me a question!”
Me: “Oh! Alright. Well, erm, if you have one apple and I give you one more how any apples will you have?”
Bog Boy with some thought: “Two apples! Now Mummy can I tell you a question…?”
Me: “Go on then..”
Bog Boy: “If you had eleventeen apples…..”
Me: waiting expectantly for the next bit and wondering just how much elventeen is…“Yes, Darling?”
Bog Boy curiously: “…would you be able to eat them all?”

10 comments:

Spencer Park said...

The lad is a genius!

Just out of curiosity could you manage eleventeen apples?

Tattie Weasle said...

Spencer Park - he is a total genius and it scares me but not half so much as the thought of eating eleventeen apples in one sitting...(eleventeen I am told is a very HUGE number!)

Jude said...

Oh that's so cute - it's just the sort of thing my younger son would say!

Miss Sadie said...

You might not eat them all; you could make apple sauce.

Posie said...

Ahh...so cute, lovely that you are capturing all of these little treasures in a blog too as you do forget them with time...and they are priceless.

Mother Hen said...

Really it would depend on what kind of apples they are, don't you think!

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Expat mum said...

Eleventeen - my kind of maths!

mollygolver said...

Tattie that has just been awarded my 'Love it' tick. Which I do :0)

Iota said...

Ha! Love it.

muummmmeeeeee...... said...

Priceless!

Go on you know you want to...

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