Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Kid Stuff: Things My 12 Year-Old Mathlete Says
"Hey, Mom, can you take me to McDonald's on March 14th at 3:14?"
"Huh? Oh, in the afternoon."
"But you'll be in school . . . oh, okay, Spring Break. Let's see: March 14th, Pi Day, so you want a fried pie from McDonald's at 3:14?"
"Why would I want a fried pie?"
"Because . . . it's PI Day."
"But you know that I don't like pie."
"Ohhhhkay. So, if not for pie, why McDonald's, exactly?"
"I want to order an apple juice, an Egg McMuffin and a Sausage Egg McMuffin."
"An apple juice, Egg McMuffin and Sausage Egg McMuffin, with tax, cost $3.14."
"GOT IT. Small problem, though."
"And that would be?"
"You can't order off of the breakfast menu at 3:14 pm."
[Pause while he's thinking.]
"Hey, Mom, can you set your alarm and take me through the McDonald's drive-thru on March 14th at 3:14 am?"
I [heart] my mathlete. Possibly even enough to take him through a McDonald's drive-thru at 3:14 am.