Sundays Are For Sebastian #101

Sebastian is my six-year old and he says some of the funniest things–we have no idea where he gets his material since his mother and I are rather boring, serious people.

I was helping Sebastian with his Kumon math (have I mentioned he is half-Korean), which was focused on subtraction.

He was having trouble with subtracting a single digit number from a double-digit number, so I offered him a hint:

“If both numbers are even, the answer will be even. If both numbers are odd, the answer will also be even. If there is one odd number and one even number, the answer will be odd.”

Me: “Does that help?”

Seba nodded, smiled, and walked off to complete the problems.

A few minutes later, I checked his work, and he made numerous errors.

Me: “Did you remember what I told you?”

Seba: “Yes.”

Me: “So why did you make so many mistakes?”

Seba: “I have no idea what odd and even mean.”

Seba playing first




About the drunken cyclist

I have been an occasional cycling tour guide in Europe for the past 20 years, visiting most of the wine regions of France. Through this "job" I developed a love for wine and the stories that often accompany the pulling of a cork. I live in Houston with my lovely wife and two wonderful sons.
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32 Responses to Sundays Are For Sebastian #101

  1. And I have learned more about math today than I have learned in years.


  2. mrsugarbears says:

    This is awesome!


  3. frankstero says:

    As they say, assumption is the mother of f***-ups!

    Congratulations on SAFS #100!!


  4. Awww Sebastian! He sounds like one cool little dude. Let him know that he won’t need long division in life (lol just kidding…sort of). ;o)


  5. Six? !!! I’m still stuck on 4-year-old Sebastian. Wow–time really does fly.

    They sure push math early these days! And homework. I used to pretend I had homework in 3rd grade, but I didn’t really. It was something only the big kids got, and I stupidly thought homework was something to look forward to.


  6. jeffeckles says:

    I can totally relate to this story. My kiddos have gotten to the point that they aren’t shy about asking “What does that mean?” though…and they ask it……a lot! LOL Congrats on #100


  7. Lignum Draco says:

    Congrats on the 100 mark. Many more to come I presume. 🙂


  8. A great big congrats to you all for #100 SAFS!


  9. Heck man, I had to read your explanation three times before it clicked. Sebastian’s probably better off than I am.


  10. manuchettan says:

    Of course! Basics first!! 😀


  11. I’m with Sarah ….lol
    And your son is Awesome!!!!


  12. lulu says:

    Sometimes we forget the devil is in the details.


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