Having a child in school makes me realize that I’m a total dumbass. I’ve been humbled, and no longer consider myself reasonably intelligent.
How, exactly, do you explain the concept of “before” to someone without using the word in the explanation? For example, in explaining what number comes before 7, I tell him “it’s what comes in front of 7. He doesn’t get it. So I say, it’s what comes at the beginning. He says 1. So I say, “no, it’s the number BEFORE the 7.” I’m concerned he won’t make it to first grade.
After dinner he was having some chocolate pudding, and he asks me, “do you want a piece of pudding?” Sweet, but it doesn’t give the impression of superior intelligence. So then I try to explain why pudding isn’t in pieces, but other things are. I also failed miserably at that explanation.
All the hours of children’s programming has not taught me anything. I’m going to start
sending hate mail to that little shit, Elmo.