Thursday, March 26, 2015

One Third

"Pie is overrated." Big Kid announced.

"Even Key Lime?" I was surprised by this revelation because I thought he loved pie.

"The number. There's pi day and pi shirts and people trying to learn pi. What about the decimal for 1/3? It goes on until infinity but it sure doesn't get a day. You don't see anyone bragging about knowing 0.333333 to the thousandth place. I'm just sick and tired of hearing about pi."

"Uh...okay. I hear you." Because what do you even say in response to that?

I've got to admit that sometimes I worry about him but then I think about the sort of things other tweens are into and angsty about right now and I guess I'm lucky he hates pi.

4 comments:

Cindy * Daisies and Crazies said...

Totally. My kiddo had to write a "piem" over spring break. Difficult, dumb, annoying IMO.

Tell Big Kid that the 8th graders at our middle school had to go through the halls singing Pi Day Carols. Songs about pi to the tune of Christmas carols. I could not -- nor would I -- make this up.

Ashley McCann said...

He would be disgusted. Although I'm indifferent on all of it, pi day carols are ridiculous.

Curious to know how a piem would go.

Cindy * Daisies and Crazies said...

The piem is a poem where the first word has 3 letters, the second word has 1 letter, the third word has 4 letters, and so on. I think he was required to go up through the 20th digit or something like that.

E wrote his piem professing his love for Office Max. ROFL!

Ashley McCann said...

A piem may be the dumbest idea ever. I love that his muse was an office supply store, though.