Mama Diaries

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Magic Belly Button

Every day, I test my nine-year-old son on his math facts, using flash cards.  Yesterday, we worked on multiplication.  He did well for a while, then he had a harder problem.  He grabbed the card from my hand, pulled up his shirt, and shoved the card in the little crease by his belly button.

"What exactly are you doing?" I asked.

"Math," he said.

"How is shoving a flash card in your belly button, doing math?"

"It's a magic belly button.  It reads the card and tells me the answer."  He looked down at the card and jiggled it around his belly button.  "Eighty-one,"  he announced.

I took the card from him.  "Right."  I gave him another problem and he did the same thing.

"Sixty-three," he answered.

"Mmm hmmm," I said.

"See, Mama. It works.  Don't you wish you had a magic belly button?"

Um, yeah.   

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    1. I know. It would be totally awesome to have a magic belly button!

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    1. Yes. In a completely different place. ;0)

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  3. he may be cheating :)) captain obvious to the rescue :D

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  4. Why didn't that work for me in College Algebra? And what about The Hurricane? Wouldn't she get her Ph.D. faster with a magic belly button?

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Did you try it? Maybe you do have a magic belly button, and don't know!

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    1. Yes, hooray for math and magic belly buttons!

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  6. Magical or not, I highly doubt teachers would approve of help from a belly button during a math test. XD

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  7. Hope he doesn't do it in public

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    1. That could end up being a big problem!

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  8. LOL. Yes, please. I'd put my WIP in there and save myself months of rewrites!!!

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    1. Now that would be an awesome magic belly button! I'd love one that did revisions perfectly the first time!

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  9. He is so cute and sweet, Sherry! :-)

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  10. Sherry, your son is too funny! I wonder if magic belly buttons can balance check books?

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