Monday, December 10, 2007

How many more days??

"Mom, Mom!!! How many days until Christmas?!?!" asked the exuberant Mini-me.
I happen to know because of certain Christmas counters I've seen lately (one of them being my own at the bottom of my blog). I still turned it into a math lesson.

"Well, Christmas is on the 25th. Today is the tenth. You would subtract 10 from 25. So what is 25 minus 10?"

She thought for a minute and then her whole face took on circles. Her mouth formed a circle, her eyes became circles - "15 days!!!" And she bounced with glee.

I said, "Yes, roughly two weeks."

The glee stopped. The bouncing stopped. The bottom lip nearly pouted.

"Awwwww." she said almost mournfully.

I watched.
I waited.

"Oh. Wait!!" she brightened up considerably, "TWO Weeks?!?! Yay!!!!"

That was too much fun. It probably shouldn't have been, but it was.
I love my job.


Halfmoon Girl said...

Sounds like our house!

Anonymous said...

Rosie is using stickers! :o)

Classic MaMa said...

:) When Scarlett was little, I used to measure time in Veggie Tales. To Grandma's house? Well, that's 3 Veggies. I don't know how I would communicate two weeks! :)