Princess loves to do maths. It is not uncommon for her to announce
late in the evening,"I'll go to bed right after I do some maths."
Last night as I looked around my living room which was wall to wall blocks,
I said "OK,here is what we are going to do".
I had her sort her blocks by color, and then count them as she put them back into the bin.
I wrote the number down for her, and we looked at the numbers and went over which color had
more and which had less. This was our math concept for the week, so it tied in nicely.
I was very impressed with myself for thinking so well on my feet when what I wanted to say
was "pick up all that mess and go to bed...I'm tired!"
To her credit, she got down to the last two piles, when she turned to me and said,
"Hey, I know what you were trying to do, you just wanted me to clean up this mess!"
I did not laugh, I just smiled and said "don't be silly Princess, Momma just wanted you to be happy
doing your maths like you asked."
That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!