Wednesday, February 27, 2008

"NEW" Math

There is nothing that makes me feel as stupid or as inadequate as a mother than 5th grade math. I mean really, all kidding aside, this stuff is HARD! Jamie had to run to WalMart last night to buy a protractor for the child. I don't even know how to use one of those. (Looks like a ruler in bad need of a chiropractor to me!) We are dealing with obtuse and right angles, planes, line segments, and all other sorts of things that just freak me out and make my brain completely go into spasms. My eye twitches. My tummy flutters. And then I say....."Go ask your Daddy!" Bad thing is, most of the time Daddy can't get it either. This is when the REAL humiliation starts.....I have to call my niece in Baton Rouge. It's sad. I have to call a 21 year old senior at LSU who is entering medical school in just a few months for help with 5th grade math! It is so embarrassing. But, I have to brag on my niece....she always says it is no problem and she never makes me feel dumb at all. She just says "It's ok MiMi, you just haven't done this in a while!" and then she tells me to call anytime Riss needs help. What a sweetheart. I hope I do half as good a job raising Riss as my sister did with her girls! They are both amazing, and it is hard to believe they are almost 22. I remember the day I found out that I was going to be an aunt, then the day I found out I would be an aunt to twins, and then the day our girls entered the world. Such beautiful girls, I have always been so proud of them. What an honor to be their aunt! Now...back to the math.... Here is an easy equation for you.....2 fabulous nieces + 1 amazing daughter = one blessed ME!


Cecile said...

The girls are beautiful!! My son is 9 yrs old and I have to call my college educated friend to help us w/ geometry and language homework so I feel your pain buy it's no biggie for her she doesn't mind helping him..Thank God!!!I would be calling sylvan or one of those other tutoring places:(
Take care.

Debbie said...

Thank you for the wonderful comment about my girls, who are the light of my life. I am also very proud of them and I am equally proud of my 10 year old niece whom I love very much. Plus, her mom isn't bad either. In fact, she is my "favorite" sister.

Love you and have a wonderful day.