Last night, doing math homework, which is frustratingly boring for Kael….
Me: ok! you’re almost done, just three more problems!
K: I can’t do this any more! Here’s the answer, I just can’t do it their way! (Distributive multiplication)
Me: yes, you can! Its just like the multiplication checkerboard, they just didnt call it the multiplication checkerboard. (I illustrate the problem, 29816×7, as on the MC, the Montessori way) see, distributive multiplication is exactly like writing out your checkerboard problems.
K: but i learned that in THIRD GRADE. I can do this in my head and just give the answer! Its easier! I can’t do this. I’m. Rage. Quitting.
Me: you cannot rage quit homework.
K: crying, scribbles on a random paper, rips it up, then closes his eyes and starts taking deep breaths.
K: (calmly) I’m going to rage quit 5th grade and just be a digimon designer.
Me: (thinking: Kid, before you can do that you’re going to have to earn some fiat to buy bitcoins.) 🙄🙄🙄