Last night Hubs was having a very important talk with ten-year-old Adam, explaining why math is important and how he will use it his entire life.
(I chose to sit beside Hubs and nod in very serious agreement, hoping that Adam wouldn’t call my bluff and point out that his mother needs to pull out the calculator just to make a loaf of bread.)
Anyhoo, Hubs was listing all the important uses of math in the world, while Adam tried to counter that he already knew plenty, thankyouverymuch.
"Oh really?" Hubs asked. "You know how to balance a checkbook?"
Adam didn’t miss a beat. He extended his palm out in front of him. "Of course. You just lay it very carefully in your hand and don’t let it fall."
We’re in for it.