It started last night at dinner, my youngest was talking about Five Nights at Freddy’s. Apparently the prequel takes place way back in 1987 (way back!?) Being the strange family we are I said; Extra credit to the first person who can tell me how old Mom was way back in 1987. Both girls started calculating. Rachael answered first with 15. No wrong answer. Gretchen was still busy adding and subtracting but it didn’t take Rachael long to answer 14. Yes, but since my birthday isn’t until Monday for most of 87 I was… still not difficult, Rachael replied, 13.
Gretchen was upset her sister gave away the answer so she gave us a math game she discovered online a few days ago. She had her sister pick a number, double it, add six, divide by two, subtract your original number. The answer… 3. Rachael tried it over and over with different numbers. One time she got tricky and picked i; which did not end up being 3 but it was close, since the answer was i +3. Yes, this poet has math inclined children. Where did I go wrong?
Then this morning I find the #haikuchallenge word today is addition. I remembered back to NaPoWriMo when one Saturday morning I was accosted by math. Believe it or not, the identical twin was a math major. I think she took away all my addition sense when the egg split. 😛
One egg splits in two
Daughters double overnight
A Birthday haiku for my twin the haiku-a-holic.