Hoist by my own petard...

>> Wednesday, 9 October 2013

You want to know what's galling?

When you make the following statement to your 7 year old son whilst trying to help him with his homework; "I am 46 years old, Boy #2.  I think I know how to answer questions on using a ruler.  Please try it my way - if it's wrong, I will send your teacher an email to explain it was my fault."

And then, the next day, having to write said email.

Dammit.

4 comments:

Iota 9 October 2013 at 22:00  

That's quite sad... 46 and still can't use a ruler...

Clare Taylor 10 October 2013 at 08:44  

I know Iota, shocking (tempting as it is, I won't go into the reasons for the confusion - but essentially I was trying to be too clever...).

nappy valley girl 10 October 2013 at 10:40  

Oh dear...but giggling. Can just imagine that happening here. The number of times I've said, if the teacher complains, tell her it was Mummy's fault. Not helped by the fact that maths seems to be done in a completely different way now from when we were kids....

Expat mum 10 October 2013 at 16:39  

I, on the other hand (she says muggy) was able to sort out why my ten year old was getting into difficulty with his long multiplication problems. Not an arithmetic problem at all, but a simple matter of giving him a ditty to remember the order of things.

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