Conversation with my first-grader in Starbucks today…

Little Bit: What’s the next size after “tall?”

T_R: Grande.

LB: (holds arms wide apart) Is a grande this big?

TR: A tall cup holds 12 ounces, a grande holds 16 ounces.

LB: 4 ounces isn’t a very big difference.

TR: (shrugs) Well, it’s half a cup.

LB: (thinks for a moment) No, Mom, it isn’t a half. 4 ounces is ONE THIRD of a 12 ounce cup.

TR: You’re right about that.

Like any proper Seattle child, she’s proficient in coffee math.

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*LOL* That’s awesome!

Yay for attentive children!

LOVE those little mathematicians. ðŸ™‚

That was good……that would be my child.

Starbucks will never be able to pull a fast one on her.

You have a very bright child:)

Proficiency in Coffee Math is very important in this day and age.

Haha! How cute! Math is revolting and I still find that darling. RYC: Yes, Bootie Tubb is a very peculiar name and it’s never revealed why his mother calls him Bootie rather than Frederick.

love it thanks!!!

Very good. Who says that girls lack math skills?

And that 1/3 cup more costs how much???? Thanks for stopping by; your cookies should be there soon. ðŸ™‚

(Sung to the tune of “Money For Nothin'” by Dire Straits) I want my, I want my, I want my Henry’s Blend.

You did continue the conversation and point out that 4 ounces is half a cup in the decaffeinated world, right?

brilliant child! ðŸ™‚

She’s brilliant! Now maybe she can explain how the smallest size can be interpreted as “tall.”

I had to read this about 3 times before I figured it out.I’m not much for math skills.

Ah the power of relative definitions.

lol, isn’t that standard in Wa. schools these days?!