My Mathlete

I love math.  I love numbers.  I have ever since I was a child.

It is tres nerdy, I know.  But it explains my career of choice, accounting.

Really, it was either accounting or an actuary, and I went with accounting because you had to take less certifying exams.

I love math, but I also love laziness.

I love math so much I actually use algebra pretty regularly to solve problems.

I love math so much I can't wait for my kids to bring their math homework to me so I can complete it, errr, I mean help them out.

Which brings me to the point of today's blog.

I picked up some Thomas the Train counting and numbers flashcards in the $1 bin at Target.  Big E loves anything Thomas, so I figured he'd enjoy all of the pictures.

Over the past two days those cards haven't left his sight. He even brought them to gymnastics with him today.


This evening he wanted to sleep with them.  The idea of 50 flashcards crumpled up in Big E's bed made me anxious, so I made a deal with him.

I let him keep one.

When I put him to bed, he was not curled up with one of his stuffed buddies like duck, or other duck, or other other duck.

He was curled up with a flashcard.

My heart flipped inside of my chest.

He is going to make an awesome mathlete one day!

I couldn't be happier!
A little trigonometry humor for all my fellow nerds.


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