Charlotte: Your kind of crazy works for me, the so-called "sane" people I've met I didn't even want to get to know. It took a while for me to get that frogging and starting over really is OK, sometimes I have to let something that just isn't going right sit for a while before I can frog, but then it's OK. Home Ec teachers taught sewing and cooking their way were things I never wanted to do, but I was sewing and cooking already. I told my kids that they have to do things the way the teacher says and don't feel like they should explain that the way they already learned is better. I figured they might learn something useful and there are times when we just have to get through. So, keep being your own special crazy, it's easy to appreciate.
I should never overestimate my basic arithmetic skills.