Mama Diaries

Friday, August 15, 2014

Underdeveloped Brain

Last night, I was helping my ten-year-old son with his homework.  He had math problems to solve.  Afterwards, he had to locate the answers in a number find (similar to those word find games).

For some reason, he was having difficulty locating the numbers.  I showed him how to do a search pattern, but he was still stumped on quite a few of them.  "I need help, Mama!"

I looked over his shoulder.  "Which ones can't you find?"

He pointed to the numbers.

I found them very easily.  "If I was able to find these in less than three seconds, why weren't you able to find them?" I asked.

He looked at me very seriously and said, "Because I'm a kid.  And I have an underdeveloped brain."
 

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  1. He has a point! And when he's a teenager, he'll use that excuse many, many times...

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    1. Haha! I can't wait for the teen years with him. I'm planning a few comeback lines for such occasions. ;0)

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  2. To have such an underdeveloped he is quite quick witted.

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    1. Excellent observation! I'd hate to see what his wit will be when his brain is fully developed!

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  3. does he have any interest in law??

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    1. No. Science. But with wit like that, he'd be a good lawyer!

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  4. Maths was a tough subject for me. Can't blame the kid. Always wonder why we force all kids to study it until high school !
    Good post, Sherry :)

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    1. Because math helps us learn to think logically, and because one needs math for many science courses, including chemistry. We don't stop teaching language arts because some people aren't good at reading and writing, so we have no reason to stop teaching math.

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    2. I agree with Janie. Math can be tough, but it helps develop our brain. And for those pursuing careers as accountants, engineers and scientists, it's a necessity.

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  5. If he's such a sassy kid who can bring back dinosaurs, I wonder what he'll be like as an adult. The next Einstein?

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    1. I think he is the next Einstein. The way his mind works is amazing!

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  6. His brain is waiting to take the world by storm when grown up as a genius.
    Yvonne.

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  7. lol well he does make a good point

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  8. His comments are so cute, but wait till he gets into high school and has a question about calculus!

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    1. Oy! I'm afraid of the calculus questions. I'm sure I don't remember a darn thing about that from high school!

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  9. Too funny! At least he thinks you are super smart. :)
    ~Jess

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  10. So he is saying you have a smart brain or at least a developed one

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    1. Just developed. Doesn't mean I'm smart! ;0)

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  11. LOL, he always has an answer for everything, doesn't he? :P

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  12. I hated maths, but it was a useful subject. You rock. You're super smart.

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    1. Haha! Thanks! I think being a musician really helped my math skills.

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  13. I to have an underdeveloped brain when it comes to maths....

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    1. Haha! I think a lot of people would share your sentiments.

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  14. Of course, he's scientifically correct. They've determined that our brains aren't really fully developed until sometime in our 20's! Who knew? And here I was making decision as a teen as if I had a brain ready to go. He's smarter than he knows.

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    1. At least he's aware of his limitations!

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  15. Except that was a very sharp answer!! So funny!

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    1. He comes up with some good ones, doesn't he?

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  16. Please tell Bubba not to give up on math. Math took The Hurricane to Italy and Germany this summer. It has taken her all over the U.S. and to many other countries. Math can be elegant and abstract and fascinating. Too bad he's too young for Good Will Hunting.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. He has a good math teacher this year, so I think he'll enjoy it.

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  17. Good answer. But he should know that now is the best time in his life to learn a foreign language -- something much more difficult for us old folks.

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    1. I've been trying to teach him Spanish and German for a while, now. He did well in his younger years, but he lost interest along the way. He'll have to take a foreign language in 6th grade. We'll see if he remembers anything I taught him.

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  18. Hahaha. Because I'm a kid. Always a winner of an answer.

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  19. At least his has a chance of developing. My math brain never quite grew the same as the rest of my brain. :(

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  20. He harbors a hope of developing his brain as he grows. He is right I think.

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    1. He has a good chance of having a fully developed brain. I'm sure of it.

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  21. LOL Awesome answer! But no undeveloped brain would have come up with an answer like that ;)

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  22. Haha! Kids say the funniest things! At times, I fear my brain is a little underdeveloped too...Or maybe that's loss of brain cells from having so many kids! :)

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