Thursday, January 8, 2009

Three-thirds makes a manicotti

Isn't that a great title? I should write a children's book based on that. Hhhmmm... The fraction teaching market has been covered by Goldfish, M&M's and Hershey's, so I'll have to go another route.

Emma actually said "Three-thirds makes a manicotti" last night. I thought it was such a great line that I wrote in down in my ever-present notebook immediately. She and I had the unexpected opportunity to go out to dinner alone together. Scott was at a church function; Hayley was out with a friend.

Em chose to go to Olive Garden, but when we got there at 5:45, there was a half hour wait. I looked at her and said, "It's up to you, kiddo." She looked agonized for a few seconds before saying, "Breadsticks are worth it!"

We shared an order of manicotti, so the kitchen put one, cut into thirds, on each of our plates. I ate one third of mine. Emma ate two-thirds of hers. We asked for a box and while we were waiting, she looked at what was left and said, "Three-thirds make a manicotti."

Too bad for us that we left those three-thirds of manicotti sitting on the table when we left the restaurant. But what an unexpected joy to have some time to spend with my funny little girl!

2 comments:

Kidsncats said...

This is just cute! :) Love it!

Tootie said...

I stumbled on your blog and enjoyed reading your posts. This one was very sweet!