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The other day at school Huck came up with a mathematical formula that nearly blew his mind.  Here’s how it works: you take any three numbers, add two of them together, then take that sum and add it to the other number.  Then you take those two equations and add the numbers up and down and that becomes its own correct equation.  Or something like that.  I really can’t explain the “Huckreom (apparently pronounced Huck-rem) Thereom,” but I think it’s just a variation of the more appropriately spelled Pythagorean Theorem. How he got to it is what’s hurting my brain while simultaneously filling me with the same mother-pride I felt when he suddenly started writing letters on a big cardboard box back in 2008.  I think it’s time to accept that my future as the applauding/crying mother may be less in the So You Think You Can Dance studio audience and more in the Nobel Peace Prize arena (or whatever award is given to smart mathematicians) with a bewildered look on my face that appears to say, “I have no idea what he does all day but oh how I love him so!”

Then again, just about the time I lose all ability to understand the words coming out of Huck’s mouth, he suddenly comes up with something creative like “Project Christmas,” and the next thing I know the two of us are on the floor slopping together an enormous Santa that now takes over the entrance to our apartment.  I may get a headache hearing about his new theorems and formulas and whatnots, but just wait till you see what I can do with a bag of cotton balls, some construction paper and a roll of tape.  Ta-da!

(It’s even scarier in real life.)

5 comments

pappy T

December 7th, 2012

Both the “Huckreom Thereom” and “Project Christmas” are beautiful and mysterious. Not scary at all. : )

December 7th, 2012

I have the same underwear

Nana

December 7th, 2012

I am amazed at how he thinks and talks and he actually comes across like one of the guys on that show “Numbers”. You go , Huck!!! So proud of you.

shauntsies

December 7th, 2012

Dear lord. I don’t know what to say. When I was Huck’s age, I thought the lyrics to Away in a Manger were “the little lord Jesus lay down with no head.” Or maybe that was 2009. Who cares? Mysterious. Beautiful.

Aunt Jeni

December 9th, 2012

I love the different sides of Huck…from confusing mathematics equations to a giant Santa for Operation Christmas! I think we’ll always be able to relate to Huck in some way…plus he has a great sense of humor and laughs at our jokes. xoxo

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