Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sunday morning learning . . .

Overheard in our kitchen:

MH: I wish I was an octopus so I could have 152 thousand (152 is her favorite number du jour) arms and legs!

Mommy: You know octopuses don't really have that many legs! Hey, how many sides does an octagon have?

MH: I don't know. Oh yeah, 8.

Mommy: So, octagon . . . octopus - how many legs does an octupus have?

MH: I don't know . . . eight.

Mommy: Right! Octo is latin (ok, not positive about that one, but I went with it) for eight. Get it, octagon, octopus - one has 8 sides, one has 8 legs.

Daddy: Oooohhhh, listen to Mommy getting all fancy this morning!

MH: OY! Oy, Oy, Oy!

Guess it's a good thing I didn't start with Octo-Mom.

4 Fabulous Replies:

Cecily R said...

Hey, I've had a similar conversation with at least two of my kids! I don't think I sounded nearly as fancy or smart as you did though. :)

dgotlib said...

what a fun conversation. I think you're right. Do you know how many hearts an octopus has? I don't know why but our family ended up with an entire octopus theme during hanukkah....

Rach (Mommy Learns to Blog) said...

Hmmm, 8 legs, 8 nights, 8 candles ... makes sense to me! But the number of hearts? Not a clue!

Nishant said...

I need to check these hats out they sound awful.

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