Saturday, 23 June 2007

Write

To make marks wth a penil , paint or ink.

Hers: Matt doing his Maths homework.
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How handy was the prompt for me (no pun intended). I spent last night sat at the kitchen table with Matt working over his Maths homework which was equations. My initial reaction was to take it to Grandad Clive's today and he could help, Grandad Clive is a retired High School Maths teacher, but blow me, when I got passed the initial confusion of how he has to set it out, I could actually do them!! So we spent a pleasant hour doing equations together on some scrap paper. This meant that this morning Matt had to re-write them neatly in his book, hence the photo opportunity. Just needs to wash his hands now and scrub what there is left of his nails !!!
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Most of yesterday was spent cleaning the boys bedrooms - uuurggghh. There were things in there that I swear were alive at one time or another and by the time I had finished I was hot, sweaty and covered in dirt. It was worth it though as my house is now shining like a new pin, well sort of ish. Now comes the hard part of keeping it that way until Claire arrives here this afternoon. She is actually in the UK now as her Toronto plane should have landed at 7.30am but is expected to land at Heathrow any moment now (7.56am) it will then take them forever to get their bags and collect the car and then there is the drive to Grans and after that up to Cheshire so I don't expect that they will get up here until about 4-5pm this afternoon. A long time to keep the house clean with 2 boys in it! Lol
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Yay the plane landed at 7.55am - TOUCH DOWN!
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Rach
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20 comments:

Terry said...

I absolutely love the picture. It is a wonderful closeup. Have fun with your company. I love reading your little stories.

MaaikeV said...

great shot and such dirty fingers....

*** Moneypenny *** said...

Brilliant photo Rachel ~ love it xXx

Ann said...

6x + 15 = 27 oooh I can do that one..... x=2!! Great shot, dirty fingers is realistic!!

ally said...

love the picture :)

SuzyB said...

Great shot :o) x

Bobs said...

Maths + Bobs = ACK!!! Lol!
This is a fabulous shot!

Alexandra McNicol said...

Great photo

Louise said...

love the mucky fingers... fantastic shot:)

Sarah (AKA monroegirl) said...

I love his inky fingers, a sure sign that he is working hard! Great photo :o)

Moreen (aka Armenime) said...

Nice photo. Enjoy your company.

Jane said...

I love the photo too, the neat writing, the concentration and even the dirty fingers :o)

Have a lovely day!

Jolanda said...

No homeworks here any more for this summer. Great idea!

Lin said...

Cool picture, I love maths, which I think makes me some kind of weirdo, but I don't care, lol!

Ps, boys are meant to get dirty, it comes with the territory. ;-)

sharon said...

I hated Maths at school..felt more at home in the art class..lol..brilliant pic though.x

Asian Butterfly said...

Great close up. I think the dirty nails are a great prop for the pic!

Fiona (aka Erisindevon) said...

Fab shot. Love the squared paper - looks great.

Chris said...

oh that is too cool for words... a real 'boy' shot. I hate maths... never was much good at it :)

mil lunares said...

What a beautiful real life-picture! You don´t have to feel embarrassed about your sons´nails. thats the way kids (don´t) do in that age! LOve it!

Aubrey Harns said...

Terrific shot - it wouldn't have been real if his fingers/nails didn't look like that!!! I have a teenage boy - I know.
:-)
Aubrey