Rockstarism #246 – Chinese New Year Math

Is the best kind... You can't buy or drill the whole motivation and money counting thing and I've been eyeing the opportunity for a We Use Math For Everything In Life demo... Also, a space shuttle recently landed in our living room...

Dis is a space shuttle in our living room

USD 25 can buy some love.

This alien abductee seems strangely happy about it.

Judging by the deranged look on my firstborn's face, USD 25 can also buy happiness.

Rockstar is very proud he is now too tall to stand up straight in this thing

But is still disapproving when Little Miss crumples the assembly instructions...
Occasionally you have guests on board....

Escape hatch - they think of everything!

And so all space shuttles should come with escape hatches, should visitors start pulling at your arm and t-shirt... But ok, here's the money shot:

In more ways than one.

Who knew space shuttles were great for stuffing lai sees for your mum over breakfast?

Had Rockstar work out how much to put in first... (NASA however needs to know they don't need to develop a pen that writes in zero gravity - they can use a pencil.)

Thought it was a great chance for revising his school math (know they did Ways To Make Up 10 and 15 quite some time ago, in the end I decided to ask him to do Ways To Make 5 and then just added a zero behind everything, above). Then, overheard at recent party: "What's 51+52?" Me: Rockstar, what's 50+50? Rockstar: 100. Me: What's 1+2? Rockstar: 3. Me: What's 100+3? Rockstar: 103. Me: So what's 51+52? Rockstar: 103. "Oh his math is quite good?" Me: Where d'you learn your math? Rockstar: In school and on IXL (school online homework)... <pause> and in my cardboard space shuttle where I count Hong Baos. ??!!

Little Miss laughing at private joke at recent party

And some of what Rockstar wore...

Ps: And here for more on last year's lai see...

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About Aileen

I blog about living and raising my son in Hong Kong - where toddlers have entrance interviews, parents keep test score spreadsheets, private school debentures can trade for more than half a million USD. Raising Rockstar's the most important thing I'll ever do. We show our true colors by the choices we make in bringing up our children. My blog is a message to my toddler son, about what the world and his parents are like today - for when he becomes a teenager and knows everything.
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  • Mun

    Nice job! Preparing the angpows for mommy!

    The space shuttle, who assembled it? Rockstar?

    Ms Rockstar is so very pretty in her chinese dress.

    • Aileen

      Kings and I assembled the shuttle under Rockstar’s supervision. The pieces are the same size as him so no way he could do it…

      I do love her in her chinese outfits, the one in pic is a full length ruffled sleeveless Zara grey party dress and then I put the blouse of a samfu over the top… will put more pics up of her outfits later on, I’m a little backlogged because I thought Rockstar would be back in school last couple days (and he’s not)…