Giles and I are driving home from an appointment, and Jarvie is at home with Abbey our current babysitter
Giles: Mom what is 5 + 5?
Mom: Well, what is 5 + 5?
Mom: Of course!
Giles: What is 10 + 10?
Mom: I think you know that one. What is 10 + 10 Giles?
Mom: Very Good!
Giles: Mom what is 100 + 100?
Mom: What do you think 100 + 100 is?
Mom: Very nice!
Giles: Mom what is 1000 + 100?
Giles: No it isn’t Mom! It’s 100,000.
Mom: No, it really is 1100. You have to be careful what your doing
addition, multiplication or subtraction.
Giles: Mom what is subtraction?
Mom: Subtraction is takeaways!
(Mom holds up five fingers, then holds two down)
Mom: Giles what is 5 takeaway 2?
Giles: 2! Well, I was just improvising, or at least I think I was
Lisa J Lafave, PhD, MBA, ACC
CEO & Founder of Coaching Rocks, LLC
Single Mom By Choice Raising Surrogacy Twin Boys
Written in My Little Brick in University Heights, OH
Boys are 5 1/2