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Lunchtime Logic


My husband makes lunch for our son every night. It used to be my gig, but the mister’s creations are far more exciting than mine so I’ve agreed to sit by the wayside, sipping champagne and letting him break a sweat for the mini me.

What makes his lunches far superior, you ask? Could it be the sandwich, celery sticks, M&M/peanut/raisin snack mix, fruit, juice box, and cookie contained within? Nay. Could it be the lowbrow brown paper bag, which has replaced the paid-for lunch boxes? Nay. It’s the damn logic problem. And my husband knows I failed logic in college. Three times. I hate it when he wins.

Everyday on the front of the bag, Matt writes a logic, math or word problem. The mini me and his friends sit at lunch and rack their brains figuring out the puzzles, and then he reports back in during dinner. Apparently, what started out as lunchtime busy work for Peyton and his friend Bobby the “goat killer” has ballooned into three tables worth of kids working on it, and my husband’s colleagues–who call him each morning to find out the puzzle of the day. Stupid logic.

On Fridays–well, when I can remember to grab it, anyway–I’m going to post it for your viewing pleasure. So mine isn’t the only noodle that’s baked.

  • What’s your answer?

Author: Dolly R. Sickles

Writer, mother, wife, adventurer, agent of change, advocate, ally, volunteer, instructor ... I'm never bored. I write contemporary romance and romantic suspense under the name Becky Moore, and children’s literature under the name Dolly Dozier. You can also check me out at MacMillan Publishing’s Heroes & Heartbreakers, where I’m a romance blogger. During the fall and spring, you can find me in the classroom teaching other folks how to follow their dreams or how to fund their community outreach at Wake Technical Community College, and Central Carolina Community College. During the summer and at random times during the year, I'm out adventuring with my family.

8 thoughts on “Lunchtime Logic

  1. My Little Magnolia, you’re right: he IS a walking logic problem.

  2. Everyday, Matt was a logic problem… in one form or fashion. Sometimes it was music, sometimes it was a computer problem, sometimes it was a social issue.. So yes in some respects yes I have had one of Matts logic problems. Hes too good at it.

  3. You never had one of Matt’s logic problems, did you?

  4. Tell Her to get a new damned lamp or call in sick…

  5. You’re right, BP! And she sounds just like me, throwing the socks into a pile. We hate to fold laundry, as a general rule, but socks are the worst. Tune back in next week … Maybe we can throw you for a loop!

  6. It’s 3, right? But tell that WOMAN doing the laundry to fold the pairs together. Jeesh!

  7. Remind me and I’ll post the correct answer …

  8. Sounds like a good plan to me. I’ve seen some of those “problems” and they are NOT simple! Glad so many of the kids at school are taking part and showing an interest in trying to determine the answers.

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