Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Table Talk

This was how the dinner conversation went at our house tonight...

Jake: Um, how many minutes are in a day?

Brian: Well how many hours are in a day?

Jake: 24.

Brian: Right, and how many minutes are in an hour?

Jake: Um... 60?

Brian: Right. So how would you figure out the minutes in a day?

Jake: 60 times 24?

Brian: Thats right.

Jake: *long pause with extreme concentration....*

Me: Try this, what is 60 times 10?

Jake: Uhhh...

Me: Remember the trick with times-ing by 10 is to add a 0 to whatever number you are times-ing, so 6 times 10 would be 60, and 60 times 10 would be?

Jake: 600!

Brian: Right! So what is 600 plus 600?

Jake: 1200.

Brian: That's right, and that accounts for 20 of the 24 hours so now what is 60 times 4?

Jake: 280? No, 240?

Brian: Right. So add that to 1200 and you get?

Jake: 1440! There are 1440 minutes in a day.

Me: That's right! Good job honey!

Evie: So anyways... I love the color purple.

6 comments:

Mary said...

That is awesome. Nothing else to say.

Mary said...

Terral says he agrees with Evie!

Elena Loo said...

LOL... Jake is brilliant, and Evie has good choice in color.

Dinee said...

Your kid is a genius.

Susan said...

Jake is so amazing...and Evie cracks me up! Oh my gosh! I laughed 'til I cried. And yes, purple rocks!

Sandra & Brent said...

This is one of the funniest things I've read! Once again . . . brought back great memories! Perhaps one day Jake will help Evie with her math and Evie will help Jake choose that just right piece of clothing for his wardrobe! The photo of Evie sprawled out asleep on the floor is absolutely classic. Surely there's some kind of photo contest somewhere that you'd take first place in, with that shot! Love ya, Sandra