Some funny’s from the kids

I often forget to capture some of the funny things our kids say as they grow up, and since we’ve had a couple just in the last few days, I thought I’d capture them here.

The whole family has had a stomach bug the past few weeks and while the kids took it like champs, Angie and I were ready to be put out of our misery. Mallory also just had her ear surgery to repair the whole from her tube in the right ear. As a result, she was on an antibiotic to help ensure it doesn’t get infected. The antibiotic tears up her stomach, so we weren’t sure if she was sick because of the bug, or the medicine.

I picked up some Imodium to see if it would help, and it was green and mint flavored. She tried a quick taste, and her first reply was:

“It’s not playing out how I thought when I first saw it…. I thought it would taste like green eggs and ham.” :)

Not too long after that her stomach got better and so she was ready to go back to school. While Angie was getting ready one morning, Mallory was listening to Bible stories on her phone and the story said “Pharaoh made Joseph ruler over all of Egypt”… to which Mallory replied… “That’s a big opportunity!” HA! Yes it is…

And then last night we went to dinner with our friends the Kidds and on the way home Calen was playing a motorcycle game on Angie’s phone. He has been playing this game every chance he get’s, and has gotten pretty good at it. As we were talking about it, Angie referred to it as a “Dirt Bike” and Calen didn’t miss a beat and came back with “It’s not a Dirt Bike… it’s a CLEAN Bike!”

I love our kids!

Teaching Math in the USA – The Past 60 Years

From an email I received…I laughed out loud, so I felt I had to share… Thanks John!

Last week I purchased a burger at Burger King for $1.58. The counter girl took my $2 and I was digging for my change when I pulled 8 cents from my pocket and gave it to her. She stood there, holding the nickel and 3 pennies, while looking at the screen on her register. I sensed her discomfort and tried to tell her to just give me two quarters , but she hailed the manager for help.

While he tried to explain the transaction to her, she stood there and cried. Why do I tell you this? Because of the evolution in teaching math since the 1950s:

1. Teaching Math In 1950s

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit ?

2. Teaching Math In 1960s

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?

3. Teaching Math In 1970s

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit?

4. Teaching Math In 1980s

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

5. Teaching Math In 1990s

A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of $20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes? (There are no wrong answers, and if you feel like crying, it’s ok. )

6. Teaching Math In 2009

Un hachero vende una carretada de maderapara $100. El costo de la producciones es $80. Cuanto dinero ha hecho?

Second Day in the Hospital

So this morning, Dr. Perales came in and we talked about how we would approach this. She essentially said she would rather deliver the baby a little early but without as many drugs, than wait two weeks and risk infection and Angie/Baby both being on drugs the whole time. She said she wanted to take Angie off of the magnesium in the evening, so go ahead and call Angie’s mom and tell her to start on the way.

So Angie’s mom checked on changing her flight but it ended up being better for her to drive.

Angie felt pretty icky the entire day. We had a lot of visitors. Angie’s Dad and Kat came by. Matt stopped by and stayed for a while, and played cards with Kylie and me. Lauren and her friend Jennifer stopped by. Cindy stopped by.

Chuck and Kat stayed with Angie during lunch time while I ran home to take care of some things, let the dogs out, and get a shower. I made it back up to the hospital around 3PM. Angie had ate some lunch which consisted of jello, this flavored ice treat, and beef broth which she said wasn’t that bad.

Lot’s of people called to check on Angie which was nice. I think we sometimes forget how many people there are out there who care about us. Between our family, church family, friends, and coworkers, we’ve had a lot of people thinking, asking and praying about us, and we truly do appreciate it all. It’s been surprisingly calm since those first few hours when we confirmed her water had broke and Angie wouldnt’ go home without having a baby. I had to modify the way I say that because I was originally saying we wouldn’t go home without a baby. That’s not necessarily true. We may go home with the baby in the NICU. It’s not ideal, but we have to keep reminding ourself it’s in God’s hands and beyond “healthy momma, healthy baby” everything else is minor. It’s all going to work out, and I know that in the end, every bit of work that Angie has put in will be much more than worth it. It won’t be long before Mallory Grace or Jayden Christopher is here. :)