Holla to all the parents out there!
How’s the homeschooling going?
On Friday, Louisa asked if I could help her with math. These are words I don’t wish to hear on a Friday afternoon. But not passing along my fear of math is right up there in parenting goals as making sure she knows how to feed and clean herself.
So I cheerfully agreed that sixth-grade math is exactly what I wanted to do! Yes!
Suffice to say, an hour later, we were still tackling the volume of a rectangular prism using fractional dimensions. Unbeknownst to me Louisa was taking notes on my attempts to teach her this mathematical theory I too was learning in that very moment. I found these notes later as I was throwing away all the crumpled up papers from my many failed stabs at finding the correct answers. It went something like this,
“We got 2 x 1/4…no 2 1/4? It would be 2/4….no. It would be 6/4.” And on it went.
Oh my poor child. I hope she knows how much I love her and how much I will have to do with her failure in all areas of math if she doesn’t get to go back to school soon.
Until then I will teach her grit. And everything I can about growing an artichoke, flipping a pancake, filling a tamal, and cooking the perfect steak. With that at least I know she will never go hungry.
Maybe I’ll start this week with one of these 10 delicious recipes from some of my favorite food friends. I hope you all have something comforting to come out of your kitchens in these coming days. It will help with all the other uncomfortable things we will have to do, math lessons included.
- Chicken and Dumpling Soup with Spring Vegetables from Brooklyn Supper
- Brownie Bottom Cheesecake from I Am Baker
- Classic Cantarito Cocktail from Salt and Wind
- Whole Roasted Chicken with Potatoes from Foolproof Living
- Classic Italian Bread from Girl vs Dough
- Enchilada Turkey Meatball Skillet from Climbing Grier Mountain
- Creamy Hummus from Cosette’s Kitchen
- Roasted Sweet Potato Gorditas with Creamy Zucchini from Life, Limon, Y Sal
- Roasted Salmon Salad with Hot Ginger Vinaigrette from How Sweet Eats
- Quick + Easy Homemade Fire-Roasted Salsa from A Sassy Spoon