Conversations with a 6yo

Yoshi is having a serious conversation with the kids. Vian is jumping around being playful and generally not paying any attention to Yoshi. Yoshi: Vian did you hear what I just said. Vian: Yeah! Yoshi: Can you tell me what you heard? Vian: I don’t know. Yoshi: But you said you were paying attention. Vian: I’m just really good at forgetting.

June 4, 2022 · 1 min

Conversations about the largest number

We’re at a restaurant waiting for our food. My 9yo is discussing large numbers. Sempi: Did you know that googol is 1 followed by 100 zeroes? Me: Yeah. Sempi: And googolplex means 1 raised to the power of googol. Me: Technically it is 10 to the power of googol because 1 to the power of anything is just 1. Sempi: Ok. (whatever). Me: Also Google is named after googol. Sempi: I know....

May 23, 2022 · 2 min

Hot Cocoa Part 2

Yoshi is making hot cocoa for everyone after our snow play day. Me: I think I’m going to drink all the hot chocolate that Amma is making. Vian (5yo): If you drink my hot chocolate, I’m going to punch you 5 million times in your face. Me: You can’t even count that high, Vian. Vian: Ok then I’m going to punch you one hundred times. 

February 22, 2022 · 1 min

Measure of Age

Vian (5yo) is curious as ever. He asked me how old I am. Me: I am 40. Vian: You know 40 is not that old for an adult. Me: Really? How come? Vian: I can count to 40 really fast and it doesn’t even take that long. He then proceeds to demonstrate how quickly he can count from 1 to 40. 

February 22, 2022 · 1 min

Confidence of a 5yo

I don’t know how to play Minecraft. Vian (5yo) decided he’s going to educate me. We’re now playing real-world Minecraft in the front yard without a computer. He’s narrating various aspects of the game as he’s walking around the front yard. A leather armor, iron ingot, wooden pickax, bedrock and so on. Then he delivers this pearl of wisdom. Vian: Here’s a good tip. When you’re in the game don’t mess with me....

December 3, 2021 · 1 min