By Diane Ako
Olivia insisted on wearing snow boots to school today. Claus bought them for her when he took them skiing last December. They look like Uggs - fleece lined, and way too hot for May in Hawaii.
She loves them. As soon as they got back from Utah last December, she wore them a handful of times to school, each time coming home telling me they were too hot by day's end. I had warned of such, but she always ignored.
I do not know why she can't remember this experience, or care when I remind her of it, but she's been trying all week to wear them again. Finally, I gave in.
"Have it your way. When I see you after school, don't complain how hot they were," I warned. "You should really just listen to me. I'm smart."
To test me, she actually quizzed me! Her exact response to me was, "What's 100 + 100?"
"Two hundred," I said.
"What's one million + one million?"
"Two million," I answered.
"What's one million + 200?" she continued.
"One million two hundred," I responded.
"Wrong! Twenty hundred one million!" she exclaimed gleefully.
I suppose I can't argue with that.