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July 25, 2012

Charlie has developed a little fascination with numbers.  It’s like a mild case of Tourettes.  Numbers pop into his speech when you least expect it.

Charlie: “Mom, are we going to the pool today 14?”

Or: “Can I have another cookie?  98.”

He is also very interested in honing in on the largest number.

Charlie: “So which is bigger, 200 million or 19?”

So, I had the(obvious)  bright idea of having a little math lesson.

Me (holding up two fingers): “Charlie, if you had two cookies and then you gave Elisabeth one cookie (illustrating with fingers) how many would you have left?”

Charlie (way ahead of me): “One, mom. But if I had five cookies and Elisabeth has one cookie and I gave her four cookies then she would have five cookies and I would have one cookie.”

I have to say the number we are all most excited about is 20,000.  Last week Betsy listed The Boy Who Cried Over Everything on Amazon as a free Kindle book for a five day promo.  Within five days 20,000 people had downloaded the book and it was listed as the number one free children’s download.  The free promo has ended, but the book is now in the Kindle lending library and so will continue to cheer up children everywhere.

Congratulations Betsy!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 25, 2012 7:34 pm

    I had started teaching the twins math at one point in their younger years, and then realized they were essentially teaching themselves, so I quit (for a time).

    Congratulations to Betsy. That’s fantastic!

  2. Carl permalink
    July 25, 2012 7:41 pm

    Yeah Betsy! Also, keep in mind that Uncle Carl time can be used for numerical exploration if so requested by the parties being served.

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