Saturday, October 6, 2007

The Girl is a Mathematician

The girl is a cuddler, she likes to be half asleep and dig her feet under my thighs. I like the weekend routine.

This morning, was different, she bolted upright and announced "Zero is an odd number. No matter how many you have, even a hundred zero's, you still have nothing. No, wait, zero is an even number, if you have zero, I have zero, and A has zero, we still have nothing. If you don't have anything you still have zero."

Bleary eyed and confused, all I could do was listen to her rattle off her thoughts quickly like a machine gun.

Once she was satisfied with her monologue, she dug her toes under me and began to cuddle.

The weekend has begun.

5 comments:

moooooog35 said...

Wait til she misunderstands her teacher.

My daughter, who just started second grade, swears that she heard her teacher say that "w" is a vowel.

She will not accept any argument against it, because she heard her teacher say it. We even Googled it for her. No dice.

My conundrum is this: What if her teacher actually DID say that? Horrifying is the thought.

Feel lucky your daughter stopped her own conversation...my daughter just keeps on goin'.

Moooooog35

Anonymous said...

Actually, W is considered a vowel sometimes depending on how its used in the word, such has the words HOW and VOW. same thing with Y. AEIOU and sometimes W and Y is how I learned it in school and so did my 22 year old ds.

A Girl, A Boy, and Me said...

Lol, I've only learned a-e-i-o-u-and sometimes-Y as being vowels.

A Girl, A Boy, and Me said...

Dear moooooog35, I'm also glad she doesn't have a pencil fetish.

A Girl, A Boy, and Me said...

Anon~I was REALLY curious about the W thing and searched online and it seems pretty divided - W is or isn't a vowel. Anyway thanks for the comment, because if you didn't comment, I would have never known there was a controversy!