A short while back (longer than I had intended - sorry...school's kicking my butt!) I posted about an assignment my son was given regarding gravity. Given a set of pictures (helicopter, cheeseburger, scissors, balloons, groceries on stool) he had to circle the objects that will fall to the ground if something is not holding them up. Place an 'X' on the objects that will NOT fall to the ground.
He failed the assignment the first time around - because he 'over-thought' the answers. Yep. He OVER-THOUGHT. At the age of 5. He answered by placing an 'X' only on the groceries because they would remain on the stool 'unless someone knocked them down'. He explained that the helicopter would either run out of JP8 (yes, he knows what JP8 is) or have a mechanical malfunction (yes, he knows what that is as well); that the cheeseburger and scissors would fall to the ground due to gravity; and that the balloons would either deflate or hit a tree that would cause them to pop.
According to his teacher (which means according to the curriculum because, had she actually been teaching rather than simply implementing curriculum, his answer would have been completely acceptable), none of the items should have received an 'X' because gravity would - in one way or another - eventually pull all of them to the earth.
But he over-thought his answer. *sigh*
There really isn't much else going on at this point. School is school. Midterms are coming up - yay. If I can live through March 20th and maintain my sanity and my GPA, life will be good.
Life is still in limbo. But that's ok - I'm getting better at 'embracing the inaction of the situation'. Heh. Seriously - every day that nothing happens is a day that we have a roof over our heads, food on the table, and health care. I can't ask for more.
It looks like I might be able to get to the MilBlogging conference which I am excited about. And my 20 year high school reunion is coming up (yes, I'm admitting that I am that old...) that I am hoping to make.
But really, life is boring and I like it.
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