Monday, 30 June 2014

Clever clogs

This little imp ...

is just far too clever.

Earlier today I was adding up some figures.  To be precise, I was adding 16 + 16 + 16, which I'd written in a column, not a row.  Yes, I could have probably done it in my head, but I prefer to see things written down.  I must have been having a brain freeze or something, because instead of the correct answer, I wrote 32 as my total.  As anyone who's even half awake knows, this is only 2 x 16, and not 3 x 16.

Clever clogs, who was sitting next to me at the time, glanced over and said, "6 + 6 + 6 isn't 2, Mummy, and the answer is 48."

Not only was I quite flabbergasted at my own stupidity (and amused that it was pointed out to me by a five year-old), I was equally flabbergasted at his quick mental arithmetic.  He'd added up the first column, carried one over to the tens column, and got the right answer in a flash.  Go home ed!

Proud mummy moment :)

Until next time. x

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