Random Monday

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• Last Wednesday, a discussion about what we should have for dinner turned into an intense debate during which Big said, “I’m SORRY, I just don’t see the POINT of soup.”

• Also last week during math, Big said, “are these subtraction problems correct? I’m trying to develop a trick.”


That is probably not the kind of encouragement that will turn him into the next Bill Gates, but just ONE day of doing schoolwork without arguing over how to make a nine, or drawing arrows and bubbles and lines all over his paper, or refusing to put a Y or N for yes/no questions and instead coming up with an elaborate system with a grid for checkmarks and Xes, just one day free from all that would be a VACATION.


• This article won’t excite people whose kids are close to college age, but it’s awesome for those of us with young kids – The End of the University. Technology changes everything – even a Harvard education. (hat tip Lori Pickert). MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) are the future!

• I woke up with a very sore back the other day. I couldn’t figure out what I did. Finally, it dawned on me that I had literally injured myself while sleeping. This is how you know you are old.

• The other night I stayed up late to watch The Real Housewives (as is my wont), and one of the women in Beverly Hills stated that owning a horse was really expensive because you have to pay for boarding and vitamins and chiropractors and masseuses (masseusi?).

A masseuse. For your horse. I don’t know how to process that. I just…I don’t know. Horse Masseuse. Like, that’s a thing. Apparently.

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9 Responses to “Random Monday”

  1. Tressa Says:

    I read that college article awhile ago. I think it is interesting, but it willbe awhile. Online degrees are just now losing their stigma. I also think that those kind of degrees sold be reserved for the highly motivated. Don’t get me wrong, I think it would be great, but I think it will be awhile.

    Oh yeah, horse masseuse, they even have chiropractors for horses.
    Tressa´s last blog post ..Let’s talk about All-Purpose Flour

  2. Kristy Says:

    Did Big’s math trick work?
    Yes, you are getting older every day. Soon you will be storing Kleenex in the sleeves of your blouse.
    I’m missing all sorts of enlightening conversations by not watching the Housewives.

  3. Deb Says:

    I’m going to store my Kleenex in my cleavage, like my Grandma.

  4. Dawn Says:

    Ha ha, kleenex storing! i’ll add this to my growing list of “you know you are old when…” So far I have: crowns (on teeth), bifocals, random aches and pains (including, as Deb pointed out, the mystery ones that show up overnight), walking into a room and being completely baffled as to why you went in there. Sigh.

  5. April@M3RH Says:

    “STOP TRYING TO RE-INVENT MATH AND JUST WRITE THE ANSWERS BEFORE YOU KILL ME DEAD.” Yeah! And ditto that for handwriting too. Gracious.
    April@M3RH´s last blog post ..Random Monday: Vacuum Belts and Eggplants

  6. Karen@Candid Diversions Says:

    But I’m guessing Big doesn’t doodle hearts and flowers and goodness knows what all JUST WRITING HIS NAME, before he even gets to the actual Math problems. Seriously, I have three children doing actual schoolwork, none of which are working at the same level. I think I can figure out who turned in the 3rd grade math sheet without them writing their names AT ALL. It would save so much time for some of my students. 😉
    Karen@Candid Diversions´s last blog post ..Random Monday

  7. Tina H. Says:

    Hey, I am totally randomly commenting to tell you something unrelated to anything you wrote today – but it’s Random Monday, right?

    I’ve been dying to tell you that I actually DID do the “meggings” thing as a White Elephant gift with my hubby’s family…and the BIL I wanted to get the gift DID…AND he loved it (plus, everyone else laughed their tails off as well)! BIL even let me take pics of him wearing said meggings (which were really cheap women’s leggings so I wouldn’t have to spend that much, but don’t tell him!). I am just not allowed to post the pic ANYWHERE…but I am going to print it out and wrap it up for NEXT year’s White Elephant gift. :^)
    Tina H.´s last blog post ..Worth It

  8. Eddie - The Usual Mayhem Says:

    I’m kind of with Big on the soup thing. It’s not my go-to meal…if I don’t have to cheew it, it doesn’t count as food.

    Homeschooling is totally awesome. Usually.Ok, 75/25.
    Eddie – The Usual Mayhem´s last blog post ..Polar Animals Week 3 – a slight obsession?

  9. Ingi Says:

    Reinventing maths? Welcome to my world, Deb!! And we have a horse chiropractor just up the road – it’s a thing, apparently! And I sooo need to do a Random Monday again soon – it’s been too long.
    Ingi´s last blog post ..One day we’ll fly away…