So I've been babysitting for a family that lives close to me for over a month now. I've gotten to know all the kids pretty well at this point, and it's exhausting and great birth control but I actually really enjoy it.
Since there are 3 kids and dad travels a lot, I'm more of a "mother's helper" than a sitter, because a lot of the time the mom is home but just needs an extra adult to run errands, help with homework, pick up at soccer practice, etc.
Yesterday after I did the lacrosse drop off I made dinner and did homework with the boy while the parents went to a work dinner and one of the girls was at lacrosse and the other was getting ready for bed.
I was almost done with dinner when he asked me to check over his math answers.
I look and say "looks good except for that last one."
And he says "that one's right!"
And I said "no look at it again. One quarter plus five nickels plus three pennies is NOT 53 cents."
boy: "yes it is!!!"
me: re-count on my fingers... "oh, yeah... You're right. Good job!"
Boy: "Are you SURE you went to college?"
And I just died laughing.
Maybe they accidentally gave me second grade math on the bar exam?