Son gets a little too creative with his homework
The kids were working on their homework recently when my 7-year-old son disappeared down the hall. A couple minutes later he returned to the living room, and plopped himself on the couch with his papers. That's when he proudly announced, â€śNo point in doing it the old-fashioned way!â€ť
I was in the kitchen, but I just had to see what he was up to. I couldn't imagine what my son might consider â€śold-fashionedâ€ť or what that had to do with his homework.
â€śWhat are you doing?â€ť I asked as I approached him.
â€śMy math homework,â€ť he answered. And then I saw the calculator in his hand. He repeated his statement with a smile, â€śNo point in doing it the old-fashioned way!â€ť He was so proud of his cleverness.
My daughter cried, â€śNo fair!â€ť And I laughed and explained he wasn't old enough to use a calculator for homework, as he first needs to learn the math without it.
My son was a good sport about putting the calculator away. I suspect he knew it wasn't really going to work out for him anyway.