Today was another perfect weather day. 80 degrees. sunny. no mosquitoes yet. No bees yet. We spent the morning at the pool.
And the afternoon? After telling daughter D. that she could do just about anything she wanted? Well, we spent the afternoon indoors making Math Arrays of course. Isn't that what all 7 year olds do on their summer vacation?
More on math arrays (for the un-initiated in elementary school math:)
Her school doesn't have enough money to buy adequate math supplies, so of course, we are making them. You don't want to know how much time it takes to make a set of math arrays. Trust me, don't ask.
There is hope for those of us who didn't exactly shine at math the first time around. There is always a chance one will give birth to a math geek and get to do it all again.
It was actually pretty fun...except for the part where she could figure out major multiplication problems faster than I could. That part isn't quite as fun.