April 15, 2013

Focusing on Bones

I know there are some bad things going on here in the US and I'm not posting on it because I have nothing to add that anyone hasn't already added. And this is my happy place... so I'm not going there today.


Bones had the FCAT, standardized testing today. It was an entire day of Math. I don't know how they can expect two hours of math out of these kids.... and two sessions as well. I think it was a total of five hours of Math when all was said and done.

Anyway, Bones got in the car and I said, "So how did it go?"

Bones: Ok, overall. It was just... so... long.

Me: Did you have to guess on any?

Bones *wide eyed*: Of course. Oh you'll love this one... this is funny...


*Sidenote, this is not a good thing when he starts a story this way. It's akin to "Hey, Mom! Watch this!" No good can come of it...*

Bones: You know how you have those grids where you're supposed to actually grid in a number? Like you calculate the answer and then you grid it in.

Me: yes...

Bones: Well, I didn't want to leave it blank, so I made a J.

*Sidenote: His name starts with a J*

Me: I don't get how you can make a J...

Bones: Well, there is plenty of room, Mom. It's 5 columns of 0 through 9, so I just chose 1's all the way across for the top of the J. Then I chose 3's for awhile and then looped it up with 1's and 2's...

Me: But... baby... it will only read one number per column...

Bones: I know, but I didn't want to leave it blank...

I'm a bit lost. The computer is going to mark it wrong, but he has this aversion to leaving something empty, so he pretty much drew a picture.

This is Bones' new version of Christmas Treeing a test, but it was just on one problem. Thank God.


So the moment we have been waiting for.

Bones... tying a bow tie like a shoe.

1) I've never recorded on an iPad before. I actually shun the iPad. I don't know why I don't like it. And I'm not very good at it. Which leads me to...

2) So I figured if I turned it so that they both showed up better in the screen, it would be fine. But it wasn't, so halfway through, you have to watch them sideways.

3) Yes, those are Christmas trees at the end. I won them at an Auction a couple weeks ago and I've not put them in the attic. So I'm half decorated for Christmas in my living room.

4) That's it.

We're still laughing.

Posted by Boudicca at April 15, 2013 08:54 PM

When you said he drew a J, I though he meant a parabola. That might have been (somewhat close to) right.

Tying the tie turned out like we expected.

The green with white spotted ties that Soapy Williams always wore were hand tied. I know because I met him with his grand kids standing in line at the Jewel House in the White Tower back in 1979.

Posted by: The Thomas at April 15, 2013 09:38 PM

I wonder how many kids draw pictures in those number grids. I bet more than we know...

I hope he passed... seriously.

Ringo likes his tie. He may very well become sold on hand tied bow ties. He actually tied it by himself earlier.

Posted by: Bou at April 15, 2013 09:40 PM

Youngest son says you DO kind of tie it like a shoe. So Bones was right!

Posted by: PeggyU at April 16, 2013 12:01 AM

Ever watch a kid learning to tie his shoe? He doesn't get it right on the first try. It's a learned skill, and hand-tying a bow tie is the same thing. Once you learn how to do it many men prefer it to a long tie.

Posted by: Angus of Jura at April 16, 2013 07:53 AM

Ringo has it down. It looked pretty good.

I think I need to get Bones one with a Skull and Cross Bones for his birthday.

Posted by: Bou at April 16, 2013 07:57 AM

LOL. A "J"... I really want to live in his world. I would never have considered doing such a thing, how sad is that. And I love tying the bow tie!!!

Posted by: Teresa at April 16, 2013 10:00 AM

Aw, that was sweet and funny!

More videos, please! :D

Posted by: pam at April 17, 2013 05:13 AM