It's not rocket science...

It's Elementary MATH!

Yesterday evening we were at a Soccer photo shoot. A mom had ordered $42 worth of stuff and she gave me $60. We only had $1 bills to give back in change.

I counted up... 43 , 44, 45, 46, 47 - she said, "Oh I hate to take all your change, let me add something." So she found something that was $8. I had to add 42+8 and give her how much?

Ten, that was easy - 1, 2, 3.... she said, "Oh let get something else, let me get two of those." Ok so I had to add 16 to the original 42 - all even numbers.

Really Kenya? I felt super dumb. I didn't want her to see that I had to think about it. 

Just the other day I had to privately google reasonable and compatible numbers to understand Christopher's homework. 

Then there are days like this... 

Kenya G. Johnson (Author)
I told Christopher to take the recycle bin out so he wouldn't see me use a calculator to check his math.

When I took Algebra classes in college as an adult and BK (before kids) I found that I was actually good at it. In high school I always had a tutor for Math. As an adult, I finally understood it. To solve a mathematical equation made me feel elated. As soon as I had taken the three required classes of Algebra, I was done with it, and the how to left my brain. 

This is a Finish the Sentence Friday post. "The best part of my day is"...


The best part of my day is, when I learn something.

Yesterday Christopher watched me trying to create an app icon. He said, "Are you making that for your blog?" I said, "Sort of." He said, "You're great at technology. I think that's the best thing you do."

I said, "Hmmm. I am not sure how to take that." (flashes of unimpressed faces at recent crockpot meals go through my mind). He says, "Take it as a compliment." 

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So I finished making my app icon. You can create a shortcut to blogs on the home screen of your device.

Of course the next question to myself was, I wonder how you can change these icons. Well I can't change yours but I can change mine.

But you know I'm going to TMI it in a Tech Byte for you soon. So stay tuned. Update: article here

Before Christopher went to bed, I proudly showed him what I had been working on. I said, "Look. I made an app button for my blog. He said, "That's pretty good, what kind of game is it?" 

/:)

Here's the thing... adding shortcuts to your home screen and making an app icon isn't rocket science but it made me feel smart. It's pretty cool too, don't you think?