It’s A Numbers Game…
Whenever I am trying to be funny and play dumb about something, I love to twirl my hair and say “Math is hard”. It’s my little throwback homage to the highly quotable Teen Talk Barbie…the Barbie that was pulled from the shelves in the early 90′s when legions of adults complained about the numerically challenged doll.
As an adult, I see why parents were upset about a doll that might encourage or support a stereotype that women aren’t good at math. As a kid, I didn’t care, I was really good at math…Barbie wasn’t, which was fine by me, I loved being head of the class. (I mean, I even used to enjoy playing that terrible ‘Smath game…anyone else remember that one?)
Tonight, I am attempting to do my taxes, and you know what….Math is hard! I don’t know whether to blame the rusty unused math-portion of my brain, or whether I should blame Teen Talk Barbie, whose words I have repeated so many times, that they have now become part of who I am.