Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Word of the day: math

As you may or may not be aware, my grandson is not only extremely high on the cuteness scale.


He is also extremely high on the intelligence scale. Now, I'm not sure if there is actually an IQ chart for 2-year-olds, but he'd top it if there was. Just sayin'...

The other day we were reading a new book together. Look And Learn Numbers.
Xander pointed to a picture and said, "Danny [that's how you say Granny in Xander language] there are 2 orange pencils and 3 green pencils so there are 5 all together."

 I know it doesn't sound like rocket science, however that is grade one math this two year old was stating so matter of factly.

Am I proud? uh.. maybe. just a little.

Continuing on with our math theme, someone asked me today how many ziemer grandchildren and great grandchildren there are. I thought I'd share the convoluted answer with you:


Ernie and Grace have 186 offspring. 

There are 86 grandchildren, this includes 48 blood children, 27 spouses, 5 common-law spouses, 5 step grandchildren and 1 living in heaven.

There are 74 great grandchildren. This includes 4 unborn and 3 living in heaven.

The first great grandchild is set to get married next year and the multiplication process begins all over again...


PS - yes, I could name every one of them.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Neither of them got their smarts from papa and no he couldnt name all of them!

Anonymous said...

you didn't mention the number of children....mom

elzee said...

word of the day was math ... you have do some of it for yourself :)

elzee said...

...besides, the original question was "how many grandchildren and great grandchildren"

c'mon stay with the story lol

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