My son is very smart

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I might be interested in some hot peppers. My daughter and I purchased a small block of ghost pepper cheese, and have eaten about half of it so far. I know that the reapers are the hottest but once you get above a million scoffield units I think it is just splitting hairs lol. Plus people make a lot of odd faces when eating hot hot peppers.
 

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Well, I have to hand it to you guys. You got my son interested in school work! He was trying to figure out how much money he could make off his peppers, so I showed him how to apply all the math he's been learning in a real life setting. That boy has been multiplying, dividing, adding and subtracting all day long. :weeeApparently real life math is not boring.

if you start talking to him about saving and investing he'll be set. :) for one, the stock market will teach him about scammers and trying to evaluate different investments against each other and the risks involved and having some idea of savings and investing for the long haul would be a help to you parents. then again, gambling these days is often wrapped up in various things too. hope he can avoid that or keep it in perspective.

working, savings, having goals, working towards them... gardening fits in nicely. genetics and ecology... all good things to think about. :)

every child needs to learn lessons early about scammers, for me it was sea monkeys. :) :) :)
 

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Do you really eat these peppers? For me, Habanero is already a biological weapon.:)
Good luck growing them!
Ferment them, make peppersauce dilutions also. The back end flavor profiles are fun in the kitchen but nobody need die. Remember, rubber gloves and do not touch your face!
 

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I don't know how other people do it. My husband told me the habanero salsa he made was "Not that hot" and it was awful! I had a tiny taste and my mouth burned forever.
Do you really eat these peppers? For me, Habanero is already a biological weapon.:)
Good luck growing them!
I personally don't. I don't like spicy at all. In fact, one time my husband told me to try one of his hot sauces because it wasn't so bad and "had a great flavor."

That hot sauce used scorched earth tactics on me from my mouth all the way out the other end >.<

My son also doesn't like spicy, but he knows dad does, and he wanted to make a sale. Who knew it would be so successful?

if you start talking to him about saving and investing he'll be set. :) for one, the stock market will teach him about scammers and trying to evaluate different investments against each other and the risks involved and having some idea of savings and investing for the long haul would be a help to you parents. then again, gambling these days is often wrapped up in various things too. hope he can avoid that or keep it in perspective.

working, savings, having goals, working towards them... gardening fits in nicely. genetics and ecology... all good things to think about. :)

every child needs to learn lessons early about scammers, for me it was sea monkeys. :) :) :)

@flowerbug, until recently my son's mind was pretty closed to new learning. He has steadily slipped behind in school, and the school team went out of their way to let me know (without actually saying the words) that he was dumb as a box of rocks.

Fast forward to Covid-19, and I listened in on some of his lessons. They go like this:

Today we're going to learn double digit multiplication! Don't worry. You have a whole month to learn it before your test.

Week 1:
Let's draw a FLOW CHART showing how multiplication works.

Week 2:
Today we're going to learn how to multiply by adding a whole bunch of stuff in weird ways. This requires his adult parents to confer in a meeting, and the child to check the teacher out for a math help session, in order to figure out what the heck this is.

Week 3:
Now we're going to learn to multiply using shapes.

Week 4:
This is standard algorithm, you have 5 days to learn the only thing that actually looks like multiplication this whole month, and then we'll test you Friday.


Of course he isn't learning! Who could possibly learn anything from this?! The other kids in the class must be geniuses to figure out how drawing discs and pointy arrows will help you do double digit multiplication.

They also managed to make him think history and science is boring!!He is a boy! Of all things, how can you make bloody battles and lots of running around shooting people boring?? How can you make blowing up stuff boring?? What are they teaching him that makes him think these things?

It got so bad one day as he was logging in I heard him say, "Time to turn my dumb brain on!"

That was it for me. We pulled him out and started homeschooling. It's been a month, and we've been going over the 4th grade work from the beginning. The boy who could not use basic punctuation in school can now write essays. He is actively interested in history and science. ((I started him off with a movie of the ottomon empire for history, which is basically a giant bloody battle, and he could not unstick his eyes from the screen.))

Money usually passes through his hands like water, but I have real hope that I can teach him some stuff now that he keeps his 'smart brain on' all day.
 
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Ferment them, make peppersauce dilutions also. The back end flavor profiles are fun in the kitchen but nobody need die. Remember, rubber gloves and do not touch your face!

Just saw this. How do I ferment them? Will it make them less spicy? My husband always mentions the flavor of his peppers, but I can't ever taste anything over the burn.
 

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My last year (10th grade) i got a D- - in basic business math! Fractions / decimals ate my lunch. Probably my fault but hey, some’s better at ciphering than others. 😳
Years later i walked into a Machine shop in Odessa Tx, applying for a machinist trainee position and they said “you’ll do”!!!
Soon i was learning all sort’s of cool boy stuff And making $2.50 an hour. that was in the mid 70’s and looking back im very thankful for that job for a lot of reasons, one of which was learning how to read a micrometer. Armed with that knowledge i had no further issues with fractions & decimals. It wasn’t the subject matter, it was the teaching method!
I’ve mentioned previously, we home schooled both of our’s. Once covid’s behind us i hope folks who moved over to home school stay with it.

seeing the response your getting from the pepper project is nice! Thanks to all those joining in!

a small pepper from south Texas called a chili petin (wild peppers) is the hottest thing i care to eat but not for the heat. They also have a very good flavor, which i dont get from most spicy peppers.
 

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