Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Randomness of boys

So yesterday while in the car Ethan asked me about percentages. He wanted to know what it meant when someone said 100% or 30%. So Andrea, I am not a math major, Golding tried to explain it to them...here is how it went down.


ME: Well let's say you have a hundred marbles then you...
Tyler: Why can't you put marbles in you nose
Ethan: I love marbles, can I have a marble track?
Tyler: Ma -Ma- Ma - Marbles get stuck in you nose? Momma we never put marbles in our nose, right?
Me: So a percent is...
Ethan: I think Santa has to work all year to make enough marbles for all the girls and boys.
Tyler: Sometimes I get beads stuck in my nose...
Me: So 30% means...
Ethan: I bet he has a magical marble machine that has sparkles and magic and star dust all mixing inside and they make the most beautiful marbles and ...
Me: And tithing is 10%...
Tyler: Forks in you nose is berry dangers
Ethan: And then the marbles shoot into the sky and they land with the girl or boy who has the most magical heart and the boy or girl has to bury the sparkly marbles in one day or...
Me: So if you save 20%...
Tyler: Peanuts in you nose is bad too, huh Momma? Peanuts in you nose is so bad!!

12 comments:

Andrea M. said...

Ok, that was pretty hillarious!

lynsey said...

seriously so funny. i loved the "berry dangers" part because i could just hear it coming out of ty's mouth. i read it out loud to ben & we were laughing so hard.

ps-we went to the spaghetti factory last night for the great prices and guess how long the wait was before 6 pm? THREE HOURS & FORTY-FIVE MINUTES!!

Heather said...

that made me laugh so hard!!

Charlotte said...

Bwahahahaha! That was great... thanks for sharing!

Marci Ward said...

HEEEEHHEEE!! That is so funny. I feel like that is exactly how my entire day goes. I have one train of thought and it just gets all jumbled up in santa, magicalness, guns, the police, and dinosaurs....I now know why we have mom brains...because "people" are always getting us off our train of thought! To many derails in one day!

Rachel Chick said...

I love reading your post SO much! I swear, one of my favorite blogs! Hilarious! Thanks for sharing!

Ian and Sarah said...

hi. it's me. wanna see me 7.5 months pregnant, it'll make you feel better about yourself! this is the first pic. i've posted since JUNE, and Ian was the one who did it!

Michelle said...

oh so funny! I love little boys!

campblondie said...

So out of 100 marbles, how many do you think Tyler could fit in his nose? Just give me a guesstimate.

Talmage & Kelly said...

Your boys are the cutest things. So I'm curious...how were you going to explain the percentage thing? I don't know how I would...

Christy said...

I love your blog. I'm such a loser and just read the whole thing. Sooo cute. I am going to make every one of those recipes you posted too. Love your sweet boys, they are lucky to have you for a mom!

Anonymous said...

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