February 07, 2010

Brain Fog

Bones is still trying to cough up a lung.

Ringo if fighting something.

Mr. T's cough is still bronchial.

And tonight every single kid had math homework they didn't understand, with a test tomorrow.

So tonight I taught Trig, Pre-Alg, and 5th grade math (lowest common multiples and greatest common factors) and I swear to you, my brain is now stretched thin and the LCMs and GCFs were the toughest of it all as I was trying to figure out what I did in 5th grade.

Scarier yet, I remember exactly when I learned LCMs and GCFs, who my teacher was, and where I sat in the classroom.

And without looking at his book, I was able to teach it to him based on what I remember on the chalkboard from 35 years ago.

But I can't remember where I parked my damn mini-van.

Go figure.

On a food note, it's going GREAT and my biggest problem will be when my husband cooks. When my husband offers to cook, I 1) never say no and 2) never say "I won't eat that" and 3) am never picky.

So I'm having to tread carefully. I am so grateful for Mondays, his cooking day, that I don't ever want to act like I'm not.

Fortunately, he cooked from scratch beef with broccoli and it was all things I'll eat and it was good. But I do suspect Mondays will be my biggest... diplomatic obstacle.

Posted by Boudicca at February 7, 2010 11:07 PM

Your boys would have to worry about math up here in Maryland, We got 28+ inches of snow 2 days ago and a looking at getting another 16 - 23 tonight. Nobody going to school for quite a while I say. I just hope the power stays on and not many roofs collapse (including mine). Its the little things...

Posted by: Web at February 9, 2010 09:52 AM

Ahh factoring - prime that is. My boy is in Algebra 1 this year (only about a week or two left in the book). I love that this series of texts includes geometry right along with the Algebra. This being the third of my kids to home school through Pre Cal, I've got this Algebra thing kicked. By the time they get to the Pre Cal they are on their own! Trig? I don't think so...

I stopped cooking about a year ago- much to the man's dismay.

Posted by: patti at February 9, 2010 01:54 PM

Web- Holy crap! I'd not even thought about roofs collapsing under all that snow!

Patti- I love Trig. I HATE Geometry.

Posted by: bou at February 9, 2010 03:16 PM

Everybody loves Trig! Notice Sarah Palin did not name her son Statistics or Calculus. :)

Posted by: PeggyU at February 9, 2010 05:23 PM