This morning Benjamin was sitting at his computer taking his math test on expressions and equations—and I mean really taking his math test. In past units he'd spend about 10 minutes on a 20 question test, fail, and then have to do it over again, but today he was really working. The test ended up taking him just over two hours to complete, but he did amazingly well on it (only had to take it once!) and, in his defense, there were a few distractions here and there.
For one thing, his little siblings couldn't seem to stay away!
Phoebe would crawl up to his desk to see what he was doing, and then I'd cart her away, and the next thing I'd know Alexander would be there as him a question about Minecraft. While I was off finding a book for Alexander, Zoë decided she'd better get down her ukulele and sing and play at the top of her lungs...in the same room as Benjamin. So we had a little revolving-door circus going on.
For another thing...is something burning? It smells like something is burning...
Benjamin—thankfully—allowed himself to be distracted by the burning smell (I'm sure the smoke helped distract him, too) and located a charging cord that was feeling a little too hot, hot, hot!
He bravely unplugged it (burning his fingers a little bit in the process) before coming to find me to tell me about his little adventure. Thank goodness he was (still) at the computer doing his math test!
We've been lauding him as our little firefighting hero today.
- Passing his math test with flying colours
- Preventing a house fire (always a good thing)
- Writing a spook-tacular story