Last night Thomas came excitedly into the family room;
"This is a test," he said. "Answer these questions:
15 + 6
3 + 56
89 + 2..."
And so on, in that vein with 5 more skill testing addition problems.
"Now," he instructed, "tell me a colour and the name of a tool".
His face fell a little when I answered, and I asked if I had given the wrong reply.
"Sort of," he said.
Apparently, after answering a series of left-brain, logical math questions, it is normal for one to answer the colour-tool question as from the left brain, with little or no creativity. The normal answer, after 8 or more sums, is "red + hammer".
I said "red" and "monkey wrench".