It’s not often that my son brings home a book from school in which he needs to do homework from. I’m not entirely sure why but I don’t ask questions. Especially when it comes to math books. I’d rather those just stay at school because they’re scary and I possibly have flash backs of me never doing math homework and then scrambling to finish it before class in the hallway on the way to math class when I see one.
This morning he pulled out a math book from his backpack and before I could even have a flash of fear he flipped to some random page and went on and on how the picture had it all wrong.
Nothing he said had to do with math.
I then asked him to write it all down for me because it was still early and I was only one cup of coffee in.
So, welcome to my son’s brain on Saturday morning:
- Akhnaton was a TYRANT in Egypt, so a poor choice.
- They stopped making pyramids 1000 years before Akhnaton.
- I understand this is a math book, but they used RECTANGLES in Egypt. Why can’t this segment be about that?
- They would not have blue OR orange clothing, because it was WAAAY too expensive. Plus, they would wear white robes, because of the hot sun (not tunics).
- The Egyptians would be either bald, or with very limited hair, because they would over heat otherwise.
- They would have darker skin color then a light mocha.
- The pharaoh lived in a palace, and would not waste time in a dirty, peasant filled quarry.
- They would use lime stone, not THAT.
- They would use copper, not wood (due to the lack of trees).
- They did not have belts.
- The peasants were almost always bare footed.
- Simon is NOT an Egyptian name (but Ill cut them some slack, an Egyptian name is waaaaay too hard to pronounce).
- The pharaoh would wear a gold and black headdress, which I deduce symbolizes the sun and moon. Plus he/she would only wear it for a huge ceremonial occasion.
- Akhnaton had a horrible disease, which caused his chest and stomach regions to bloat, while in between it shrunk horribly.
- Akhnaton didn’t have a goatee, and had a MUCH more narrow head.
- How are there shadows? They’re in one of the darkest places in Egypt, the dim quarry!
I guess his fascination with Egypt is still alive.
::pours pot of coffee into mouth::