Math & T.V.

Last night T and me are working on his dreaded math extra work. But it is not so dreaded when it gets down to it. All they have to do is write out the steps to show how they arrive at answer. Same way I learned just longer and time wasting but who am I to argue with the great minds who came up with this ‘new’ math.
However not what this is about.
T did the 2nd question himself and he came slow close. It is when he transfers # over that he is losing something. The pencil he is using has thick lead maybe a finer clicker pencil will help. He did awesome job and even though we forgot some places he felt more confident. He even said ‘mom after this I will bring home more to work on.’ ‘Math?’ ‘Yes math. Hey mom can you teach me to type like you type? I mean I know how to type but it is hard on laptop.’ 
This here is the following reenactment of actual events. Names have not been changed to protect the innocent. No one was harmed in the making of this event. 
I looked over at him a little musically. 
‘Sure. But The keyboard layout is the same as the typewriter I used to teach myself on?’
‘A typewriter?’ T states at me like I have grown two more heads.
‘Um yes a typewriter. I took typing class because it was an easy A elective and as I wanted to be a writer I could not be typing two fingered. So I sat with my book and over the weekend taught myself to type. After that it was fine tuning finger placement.’
I showed him where my fingers were placed. Was told I did not know my finger names. Turns out Pointer Finger is a technical term. Who knew?
‘So mom if you didn’t have computers how did you watch t.v.?’
Well how the hell do I know? I told him there were big round things that bounced signals around.I have no idea what I am talking about so I am making large arm movements to distract him from the jibberish falling from my lips. 
‘And mom if there were no computers how did they make t.v. shows?’
‘They filmed them with a camera. Like today.’
‘But how did it get into your t.v.?’
I could only look at him. I have no idea what to say to him. He hugs me and takes off into his room while I sat there. Bemused and chuckling I am in for the adventure of a lifetime and we are just getting started.
March 7/19

Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

I am a single hard working mom in her 40's. I have always written poetry and I love words. I live with depression and its ups downs. This is a space where I can create and write all that I need to.

27 thoughts on “Math & T.V.”

  1. This is so cute! Crazy how technology has rapidly change over the years. My younger sister was talking about floppy disks the other day. She said something along the lines of floppy disks being “ancient”. I told her I used floppy disks when I was in middle school and she was astounded! Her face was priceless. She had the nerve to say you were alive when floppy disks existed. I’m still in my 20s!! ha ha

    Thanks for the read ❤

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  2. It’s amazing how ancient you can feel when trying to help your kids with homework. What they make these kids know as such an early age compared to what I remember from school is ridiculous, in my opinion….if you think you got a reaction about typewriters, try showing T a rotary phone. I remember seeing a video of young adults trying to figure out what it was and how to use it. It was hilarious!

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  3. For sure your “adventure of a lifetime” is just getting started and you are ensuring it is off to a great start!! Keep talking to him like you are and although the time will go too quickly, it will be wonderful and he, T, will definitely thank you for it! Marie xx

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