Egg Skin

We are at the breakfast table. Vian is having cereal and I am having hard boiled eggs for breakfast. I offered one of my eggs to Vian. Vian: I don’t like the yolk. Me: I can take it out for you. Vian: Yeah, if you can take out the yolk, I will eat just the skin. 

August 26, 2022 · 1 min

Kinder Graduation

Vian’s last day of graduation was yesterday. It was a heartwarming ceremony where the teacher recognized each kid with a certificate for a certain quality and had the kids announce what they want to be when they grew up. Vian was recognized as a problem solver. He then stood up and announced, I want to be a dad when I grow up. Needless to say I was floored by this announcement....

June 9, 2022 · 1 min

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