As I wrapped packages with TG’s assistance, TB read a book. I don’t know what he read that sparked the following conversation.
TB: Mom, I don’t remember how to add fractions. Will you teach me again?
Before I had a chance to respond, TG jumped in.
TG: I can show you. I’ll show you. Can you wait until I finish putting bows on this present?
TG: Good. While you wait, you can get a sheet of paper. No, two sheets of paper. And pencils. Two pencils.
TB: And that’s why we need homework packets over break. Without them, you’ll forget everything and be behind when you get back to school.