From Tracie: Let's Make A Pie Chart

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Let's Make A Pie Chart

Thomas: "You know, Katarina, you don't have to wear your denim shorts to sleep at night."

Katarina: "This way I don't have to dress when I get up in the morning."

Thomas: "Okay, fine. But if you ever stay at a friend's house, who you are going to church with the next day, just don't wear your dress and shoes to bed. They will think you are weird."

Katarina: "Why are you giving me this information? I don't care what other people wear to bed. Some wear nightgowns. Some wear pajamas. Let's make a pie chart."

Tracie: *suppressed giggles*

Thomas tried, without success, to use "Let's make a pie chart" as a comeback to everything that was said to him for the rest of the night.

Pie Chart - Ten Year Olds Win Conversations

I tried to make a pie chart, but this was the only statistic I knew for sure to be true: Katarina wins conversations. Is it a ten-year old thing?

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28 comments:

  1. Haha! Too funny! Our daughter has soccer practice sometimes at 7 am Sunday mornings during the winter and the indoor facility is an hour away. On those days she sleeps in her soccer stuff (minus the shin guards of course) so she can get up at the last possible minute!

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    1. That seems smart to me!! I am all for every extra minute of morning sleep you can get.

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  2. This is priceless! Now, I have to find ways to insert pie charts in conversations with my peeps. So funny...

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  3. GREATNESS. And I feel weird for wanting to make a pie chart.

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    1. Not weird at all. I want to see any pie chart creations that happen.

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  4. BWAH HA HA HA!! I died laughing!-Ashley

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  5. I love tweens. I used to teach middle school and those kids said the craziest things. In our house, we talk about taking polls and cross-referenced bibliographies when we're throwing insults around. Total nerds.

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    1. I love nerds. And nerd insults. I think I would fit right in with your family.

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  6. She is too funny! I am now going to say, "Let's make a pie chart!" all day long.

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  7. They're logic just slays me. Joe is similar. And he says it with such conviction you're left wondering if you've lost your mind to have argued with him in the first place.
    Which is probably how we wound up eating entirely too much pizza this summer...

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    1. I'm with Joe on the pizza. It is always a good thing! :)

      These kids just keep getting smarter every day.

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  8. It's a four-year-old thing too, I think. Have you ever seen Arrested Development? This reminds me of Tobias wearing his denim shorts to shower and to sleep.

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    1. I have never watched that. But it sounds funny.

      Thankfully she hasn't wanted to shower in her shorts. I would have to put my foot down about that one - pie chart, or not.

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  9. I have a LOT of friends that wear their running clothes to bed so when the alarm goes off, you just gotta put on your shoes :)

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  10. Oh yes, my ten year old sons wins just about every argument!

    And for what it's worth, now that I'm getting up early to ride a bike every morning with my son, I sleep in clothes that will work and just throw shoes and a bra on :)

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  11. Go nerds! Data wins the day!

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  12. Hahaha, this is hilarious! When I was her age, I used to wake up super early, put my clothes on for the day, and then go back to sleep for like an hour. Her system makes much more sense than mine did.

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  13. Remember that episode of Dick Van Dyke when Laura is pregnant, so Rob sleeps in his suit, with the phone on his belly, and his finger on the first number of the doctor's office?

    Genius.

    Now I want to either make a pie chart about pies, or just have some pie, so thanks for that, Tracie!

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  14. What would we do without pie charts!

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  15. My son is nine - and he is a skilled debater/point-maker, already. I can totally see him sleeping in his clothes for the next day if he were to think of it. :)

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  16. That's one smart little cookie you have there Tracie!

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  17. Too funny! And yeah, 10 year olds are still cute enough to get away with anything. Plus good for her for not caring what others think. I love this kid! Does she have a self-help book written yet, I'll be her first buyer!

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