Tuesday, November 09, 2010

A single homeschool moment that beautifully illustrates our days

Eleanor, who is supposed to be doing math:  "Mom!  You know how you get brain lock sometimes?  I totally just got brain lock and can't remember a fact."

Mom:  "Yeah.  Yeah, I get brain lock all the time. What is your missing fact?"  [I'm thinking it's a math fact.]

Eleanor:  "I can't remember where Plimouth Plantation is."

Mom:  "Uh, why do you need to know that right now?  Aren't you supposed to be doing math?"  [Wondering if she is supposed to figure out the area of Plymouth Rock or something.]

Eleanor:  "Yeah, I am [supposed to be doing math] but it just popped into my head and I just have to know where it is right now."

3 comments:

Crystal Jeffers said...

I LOVE this! seriously sometimes its easy to get locked into what your "supposed to be doing" and its easy to get sidetracked. I personally am not a person who can concentrate on one thing at a time. I actually function better when I am doing multiple things at a time. *example*... I have 6 windows and 2 browsers open right now.

wayside wanderer said...

Ah, I love that. And Eleanor is such a pretty name.

Birdie said...

Yep. I think that pretty much sums up my life! ;)