Monday, May 30, 2011


 Each summer the girls all have a planter they are responsible for. They choose the flowers, plant them, water and maintain them all summer. Yesterday was planting day and Erin was nothing short of entertaining. She was working with a yellow theme.
She placed her larger flowers in the pot and said she was going to fill in the empty spaces with "the misbehavins".
"The what?" I asked her.
"The misbehavins!" she said.
"What are the misbehavins?" I asked again.
"You know the flowers out front!" clearly getting annoyed I don't know what she's talking about.
"You mean the Impatiens?"
"YES! That's what I'm talking about!"

I told her she would have more success with her full sun planter if she put the petunias in instead of the 'misbehavins'. That was fine with her.
We started digging the rest of the holes for the Petunias. While digging the holes she said that since it didn't look like they would fit horizontally she would put them in vertically and if that wouldn't work she would try oblique. Oblique? What the heck, I'm racking my brain to try to remember what the heck oblique is (angle, line etc).

"Where did you learn about oblique," I asked her.
"Lesson 36 in math," she replied.
"Oh, refresh my memory, what's oblique?"
"YOU know, not horizontal or vertical, the other way!"

Apparently I am not the brightest mother she has and it does cause her concern and definitely frustration!
I'm so glad that her math lessons are working, not sure its such a good idea for her to be doing her math independently since I obviously have no idea what she's talking about!
In the end it was a very entertaining experience and she did a great job on her planter. And I'm feeling a little bit smarter today!


Rob M. said...

Looks like Erin's lost her two front teef!


Gretchen said...

What a riot!!! All of the Miller kids are WAY too funny!! I wonder why???