Today seemed as good a day as any to get the household kindergartener started on a long life of Adventures In Mathematics. He's been asking for it, the iron is hot, all that sort of thing. So I fetched the math primer and the unit blocks and summoned Spuddy Buddy to the kitchen table ("Oh! I'm doing math! Like sisters!! Yippee!!!"). I put on my Happy Math Face and proceeded with Lesson 1. I thought it went very well.
At the end, however, my young scholar said flatly, "So, that was it?"
"That's your math for today!" I chirped.
A thoughtful pause. Then, all incredulous,
"SO...umm... how am I supposed to learn math from THAT?"
OK, then. Only thirteen years to go.