Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Distinction, illustrated

Another Archies list, and a particularly elegant and poignant one as well, from proactive bridesmaid. Don't be intimidated -- yours will be great, too, so get to listmakin'!

Today was the first day back at school for Archer (success! one good-as-gold!) and a special playdate for Cady Gray at her best friend's house. We celebrated this era of good feeling with dinner at Cady Gray's favorite restaurant. On our way home, as is their wont, the kids kept up two rarely-intersecting monologues from the back seat. One particular sequence seemed to me a particularly clear example of the difference between our two children.

Archer: In the Primes To One Hundred grid, the prime numbers were colored yellow, but 41 was accidentally colored red, but it is a prime number. And below the Primes To One Hundred grid, some people were carrying signs that said 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, and 17. Mom, the numbers that are not prime numbers are multiples of 2 except for itself, multiples of 3 except for itself, multiples of 5 except for itself, multiples of 7 except for itself, and so on.

Cady Gray: Remember the time when the lemonade tasted like water so I got blue Powerade and I really liked it? Remember that? That was a special day!

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