(Tonight’s text to my 14 year old who chose to do next to nothing at school today and was pretty flippant with his mom about it)
“Son, apparently you chose not to use your brain and your planner today. That’s your choice and I respect that. Should you continue to choose to not use your brain and planner tomorrow, I’ll have a math problem for you to answer….
This is a square tile. It is 19.5 inches by 19.5 inches. It covers every square foot of our downstairs.
Next is an approximate layout of downstairs. All measurements are in feet.
Finally, this is the box of Magic Erasers you’ll be using to scrub every inch of grout between each tile.
Tomorrow, should you choose to not use your brain and planner at school, you’ll be using your back here. And you’ll still have to calculate how many feet of grout you scrubbed.
Choose accordingly. There are a whole lot of tile here. Love you, son!”