All of you parents out there know how much fun it is helping your kids with their homework. This year, it's at a new level for me. My daughter is in the "gifted" program, and her homework is rather challenging. Today, I was trying to help her with her math assignment. She's taking a course on DaVinci Vision, and it has something to do with proportions. Anyway, she had to look at an animated chart from some tracker software on the computer. She had to analyze the fraction/decimal ratios.
"Mama," she said. "I don't get it. Can you help me?"
I walked over to the computer and stared at the flashing yellow and white chart. The numbers, first of all, were microscopic. Second, the chart was flipping back and forth so fast between the decimals and fractions, I could barely read anything.
I couldn't help it - I just started cracking up.
"Mom, this isn't funny. Why are you laughing?"
"Well, girlfriend. For this course, you have to be gifted mentally and physically," I said.
"What are you talking about?"
"Mama might have a brain in her head, but she most certainly does not have gifted eyeballs!"