Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Talking Time

One child of mine is very particular about time. For example if I'm doing something and he needs me and I say in a minute, he will stand their next to me counting 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004...expecting that I will not help him a second sooner or later than 1060. He also gets quite irritated when someone says it's about quarter to 8 when it's actually 7:43. Black and white! So now that we just celebrated Spring Forward there's been a lot of talk about time lately. Here's how it goes.

It sure doesn't feel like 11:30, I'm hardly hungry.
That's because it's not really 11:30, it's 10:30. We ate our snack just 15 minutes ago, but really it was an hour and 15 minutes ago.

It's 8:30. Time to get started with school.
No, it's really 7:30, the clock just says 8:30.

And now that it is really 7:52am exactly I need to get my morning routine done so that I'm ready to start school at exactly 8:30 but it will really be 7:30. Ugh!