Mama Diaries

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Thinking Cap

A couple of weeks ago, my son was sitting in his room, at his desk, with a box over his head.  It appeared he was trying to do his homework, but with the box on his head, I couldn't quite be sure.

"Bubba, what are you doing, and why is there a box on your head?" I asked.

"I'm doing my homework, Mama," he answered.  "Hold on while I figure out the answer."

I looked over his shoulder and saw that he was doing some math problems. I also saw that the box was cut out in such a way that there was an opening for his face, and spaces cut out so it could sit comfortably on his shoulders.   It was an elaborate concoction.

After a few seconds of staring at the math problem, Bubba took a pencil and started scribbling on the inside of his box.  I watched quietly, trying to figure out what the kid was doing.  When he was done, he wrote the answer to the problem on his paper.

"Okay, Bubba.  What was that all about?"

He grinned.  "This is my thinking cap.  It's helping me do my homework!"

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    1. I didn't make him take it off. At least he was getting his homework done!

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  2. Maybe he aspires to be a knight and that is his armor.

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  3. he might be a cat.... a mutant cat.....

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    1. Yes. Cats like boxes, don't they? I don't know if cats do math problems on boxes, so that would probably be where the mutant part would come in.

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  4. He's got those math problems all boxed up

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  5. Bubba is always thinking outside the box and it works (-: This makes math a little more fun.

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    1. Ha! This time he was thinking inside the box!

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  6. I wish I thought of that idea when I was a kid. It could have solved a lot of math problems. :)

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    1. I wish I had a thinking cap like that for calculus problems I did in high school!

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  7. I just used a piece of scratch paper. Bubba's Thinking Cap... a much more creative approach.

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    1. Scribbling on the inside of a box that's on your head is way more fun!

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  8. Your son sounds like a wonderful character. I'd tried eating fish which is supposed to boost brain power when what I obviously needed was a thinking cap.

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    1. Next time you get a package, save the box and make a thinking cap. See if that works for you!

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  9. That is so stinkin' cute! I should have tried that when I was a kid. Math wasn't my thing:)

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  10. Maybe I should make one of these for when I have writer's block.

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  11. I find your son too too cute. He must be keeping you quite entertained Sherry.

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  12. Btw...can I borrow Bubba's thinking cap. I badly need it.

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  13. I NEED a cap like that! Is he going to market them?
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

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    1. I'll ask him. He'd probably make millions on it!

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    1. Leave it to Bubba to come up with something like that!

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  15. Hmm.. wonder if i could try that at work
    Your Bubba's a cutie!

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    1. I'm sure the boss wouldn't mind a bunch of people sitting around with cardboard boxes on their heads!

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  16. How cute! Sounds like it was working. :) He must have gotten those creative juices flowing when he created the cap!

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    1. He always has creative juices flowing!

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  17. Perhaps he will start a new trend. Clever Boy you have.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Yes. Pretty soon executives will be sitting around tables, discussing important matters, with boxes on their heads.

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  18. He has the right idea. I may have to get me a box, close out distractions and get some work done!

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    1. That's a good use for a box. Maybe I should do that when the kids have the TV on and music blasting!

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  19. Sherry, please tell your son he makes me laugh...in a good way, of course. :-)

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    1. I will. I think he makes a lot of people laugh!

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  20. Can Bubba make a thinking cap for me? I need one!

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    1. I think there are several requests for one. I'll tell him to begin production right away. ;0)

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  21. Bubba is awesome. I love how creative he is!

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  22. Hehehe! Fantastic. ... did it work? I could use one!

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    1. He got his homework done, so I'd say it worked!

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    1. Can't be any worse than the inventions you show on your page. ;0)

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  24. Perhaps I would have been better at math if I'd had such an ingenious creation.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Maybe all kids should create a thinking cap in the third grade and continue using it all the way through college. ;0)

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  25. I love it! I have to admit, when I was a kid, the term "thinking cap" always perplexed me.

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