A task I have done a million times got away from me (as happens on occassion) and as I was clearing the plates and bowls from a lovely dinner prepared by my even lovlier wife, I dropped a small bowl onto a larger bowl in the sink cracking the bigger bowl and this was the result…
I had a few options open to me as I mulled over the broken tableware.
I could curse like an episode of South Park and introduce my three children to words that were heavy on the “k” sound.
I could quietly clean up my mess and hope no one saw it.
I could do what I did and since my middle child, Jared, was having some difficulty in school recently concerning fractions, I took the opportunity provided to me by the broken bowl and we discussed 1/4 and 3/4 (sort of like how the bowl was broken) and other fractions and ratios.
As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.