Is it bad when my 6th grader is explaining to me some sort of math thingy and I just stare at her as if she is speaking some made up language from the time before Christ. (Oh wait, maybe that really is when it all was made up???)
Her: So, when you have the absolute value, and the blahdy, blah, and then you add in the total value of the rational number.....
Me: Uhhhhmmm ?!?
Her: See Mommy? See? Look right here - it's so easy!!!! Just solve for the variable in this exponent and you get the factorals in the permutations of the....
Me: Oh, I know that word! Exponants.... that sounds familiar. But, wha...?
Her: (exasperated) Wow Mom. Really?
Me: sigh... yeah.