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## Halloween Prevue

October 27th, 2007 § 0

## Extravagance

October 6th, 2007 § 3

This is what happens when you win a photography contest and you allow your husband to convince you to use the winnings in an extravagant way in lieu of for your child’s tuition:

## Eraser head

October 4th, 2007 § 0

Alli often requests that we give her mental math problems.Â Of late, she seems to have latched onto basic multiplication.Â At the first answer to 2 times 2, I thought perhaps she didn’t get the difference from adding, but when she quickly came up with the right answers for 3 times 5 or 6 times 3, I took notice.Â Noticing that she wasn’t counting on her fingers and fascinated by the unique algorithms that kids come up with to do math operations, I asked her how she worked the problems out.

Her response:Â **“Well, it’s like I have a piece of paper and a pen in my head, and I can just write things down and look at them there.”**

And a followup:Â ** “Only since it’s a pen, I can’t erase.Â I have to cross things out.”**

Then: **“And I only have room for 4 lines on the paper.”**

I then asked her what happens when the lines are full.Â She indicated that she has a few more pieces left in her head.Â I then asked what happens when all of the papers are full.

Her honest response:** “That’s when I throw a fit.”Â **

*Probably the most astute observation I have ever heard.Â *

## Two wheels

October 4th, 2007 § 0

I’m not sure

I really believed

this would ever

happen:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bexcR6L4gw[/youtube]

## Things you don’t hear every day…

October 3rd, 2007 § 1

A recent comment from ‘the mommy’ to ‘the spawn’ the other day that had me scratching my head…

Alli: Mommy, look at this picture!

Mommy: Nice! Is that a chinchilla? No, wait,Â a Venn diagram?