I know, holy freak, right?!?! Wanna know what prompted such an observant recognition of my pure genius?
Took my kids through the drive-through at P. Terry's tonight and our total was $11.42. I told my big guy to dig out 42¢ from my cup holder. OK, well, that was a "no can do" because they were super sticky from one of my kid's soda spillage at some point...so I dug the coins out of my wallet. I also took out a $20 and a $1. We pulled up and I handed the guy the money. And, what did he give me back? Take a moment, do the math, yup, a $10 bill.
Cue the Big guy: "That was really smart, mom."
And to think that so many people say, "I'll NEVER use this when I'm a grown-up." when they're taking all those elementary, middle and high school math classes. Feeling pretty grateful I paid attention and have my mad math skills. And that my sweet kid noticed.