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Son gets a little too creative with his homework

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 11:34am

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, “No point in doing it the old-fashioned way!”

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 “old-fashioned” or what that had to do with his homework.

“What are you doing?” I asked as I approached him.

“My math homework,” he answered. And then I saw the calculator in his hand. He repeated his statement with a smile, “No point in doing it the old-fashioned way!” He was so proud of his cleverness.

My daughter cried, “No fair!” 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.

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