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Secret Mommyhood Confession Saturday–I really hope Joshua doesn’t take after me

I am WHOA bad with numbers, y’all.

And I realize this isn’t necessarily something that has to do with motherhood, but I’m going to spin it so it is.

Because all of the goodness I did not get with numbers I got with words. The little brother got the numbers gene and learned his multiplication tables at 4 years old. I learned to read Cinderella. At 4.

I still do math with my fingers. And apparently, my fingers are broken.

Case in point:

The background: Teacher’s once-a-month pay plan + a 15th and 30th pay plan = 5-week months get weird. (Do I get credit for writing a word problem there?)

Dan and I discussing bills and the budget for the end of the month:

me: well, it’s not pulled from the bank statement page yet, but I’ll mark it off
so then that’s good because we know more what we’re dealing with

we’ll have ~$400 in the bank

Dan: how you figure?

me: $645 – $140 is $400, estimated



shit I’m bad at math

Dan: heh

me: whatever

Yeah. It really is that bad, people. The math, not the money.

(I mean, if a million dollars, or even a hundred, mysteriously found its way to my bank account? I would not complain. But who would?)

One day, I’m going to hear “Mama, can you help me with my homework?” And I’m going to see math problems on the page and run screaming for a tutor and my husband, all the while having hot flashes and cold flashes and flash card flashes and hives.

Math is just not my thing.

Now that he’s a “preschooler” (stupid Babycenter) how long do I have until I’m expected to teach him to add and/or subtract? And please know that that’s about as high as I want to go in the grand scheme of dealing with numbers.

Please tell me it’s a long, long time. And send wine. Because wine is always the answer. (Right?)

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Monday 21st of March 2011

daddy helps with math. and science. and technology. and gym.

also? I love your invites for J's birthday...may have to do an animal theme for E in June!


Friday 25th of March 2011

I will send you whatever I have left over if you go with animals for E!


Saturday 19th of March 2011

I am thankful every day that darling husband can do maths and sciency things. When the time comes I will take a large step back. Am totally going to rock English and art though :D


Saturday 19th of March 2011

English? Is on lock.

Math? Might be time Daddy brushed up a little bit.


Saturday 19th of March 2011

wine makes the world go round. math only comes in a far second at best.


Friday 25th of March 2011

I wish I could "like" this comment.

Mom Went Crazy

Saturday 19th of March 2011

I Don't think you have to teach him anything! That's what the wonderful teachers are for!! Hire that tutor, honey.


Saturday 19th of March 2011



Saturday 19th of March 2011

ZOMG...I love you. I am terrible at math and I'm a freaking nurse! Let me tell you my calculator is my best friend. When I got a cell phone with a built in calculator I was saved. It's almost embarrassing when I have to sit there and count on my fingers. My best friend is an accountant and my husband is a whiz and they can figure out an equation in milliseconds from the top of their heads. I? Sieze! I feel ya.


Saturday 19th of March 2011

I just did not get the math gene in utero. At all.

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