When one says, “a little off the sides” one means just that. Instead, we got a LOT off of ALL sides. Hopefully, he isn’t Samson and doesn’t lose all of his strength and wisdom. That said, I can see his face! Who knew?
(This may also mark the end of the fifth grade girls following him around, which he described as “annoying.”)
The words “bad hair day” should NOT be uttered by a second grader.
Enough said. (And yes, they were.)
Ah, number lines. L approaches them in an assembly-like manner. Assess question, color in least number of squares, write digits in sequence.
M: “I notice that when you’re doing these exercises, you always color in the least number of squares necessary.”
L: “Yes, that’s my strategy.”
M: “Seems to work well. Looks like it’s a good strategy.”
L: “I’m a good strategy.”
Can’t argue with that.
Finally, a much-needed hair cut. Being a nut, I shun the usual Super Duper Easy Cuts and go for something a bit different. I love his hair. It’s beautiful. Not as blonde or as curly as it once was, but abundant, lovely hair.
Let’s keep it long. Just a touch off the sides. Maybe…?
Haircutter: “L, who’s in charge of your hair? You or your mom?”
L: “Hmmm… That’s a good question. She made me. I guess you’d better ask her.”