Monday, April 18, 2011

Big Math

Quite a while back, my sister-in-law posted on her blog that her son, George, had walked in the door from church, gotten himself a yogurt, and ate it without spilling a drop. George is only 20 days younger than Big, but Big often forgets that fact because he's bigger than his cousin. And, when you're 3, the concept of time can be just a tad elusive.


Yesterday, Big was eating a yogurt and making a terrible mess because he wasn't staying focused on his task. I pointed out to him that his cousin can eat a yogurt without spilling, so I know that he can, too. Big seemed shocked and a bit dubious at the revelation.


Then this morning, after clearly having mulled it over all night, Big said, "George is 2 years younger than me, and I'm, like, 3 years older than him... so how is it that he can eat a yogurt without spilling?"


When I told him that no matter how sketchy the math the answer is still the same, he seemed disappointed. You just need to pay attention to what you're doing, Big.

4 comments:

Tamsen said...

That's awesome! Can't wait to get these two together again. :)

jww said...

That is HILARIOUS! Not just that George is 2 years younger, but the fact that Big is 3 years older, TOO! :)

t0moo said...

I think that Big has a future as a political pollster. Or he's already well on his way to getting a phd in statistics. I've never met a statistics grad student who didn't spill his yogurt.

carmar76 said...

tee hee! your big makes me giggle. : )