Thursday, January 22, 2009

Overheard

Earlier this evening, Aaron (my 8 year old) was asking his older brother for some help with his math homework. Daniel offered a strategy for solving the problem but Aaron wasn't sure that was the right way to do it. They went back and forth for a few minutes until at last I heard Daniel settle the issue once and for all with these words:

"Aaron, TRUST ME. I'm an 8th grader and I take algebra. "

Aaron didn't say another word. I mean, how could you argue with THAT?
I almost choked trying to stifle my laughter in the next room.

Oh, to have such confidence again!

J.

9 comments:

Palm Springs Savant said...

hee hee oh to be that age again!

e.Craig Crawford said...

Come to think of it, I was a lot smarter than I am now when I was in the 8th grade.

Susan said...

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Sayre said...

I can just hear him in the future: Because I'm your father and I said so!

Lady Jaye said...

That is TOO cute! I wish I could instill that sense of trust!

Brother Dave said...

When I was in the 8th grade I was three minutes smarter than e.craig.

Precious comment by Daniel.

All 14 yr-olds know that an 8th-grader is smarter than an adult.

AmyD said...

Bwahahahaha!!! That is GREAT!

Tookie Tail said...

Awww that's too cute!

HoosierGirl5 said...

Rick - I wish I had been as confident at that age as he is!

Craig - I'm sure you were...um...something else!

Susan - Please go spam somewhere else. Thanks.

Sayre - Daniel will make an awesome father.

LadyJaye - He is really adorable.

Brother Dave - I'm sure it was WAY more than 3 minutes! My boy IS precious!

Amy D - I'm sure you hear a lot of similar stuff at your house. Teenage boys are so witty!

Tookie - Well, you know, he takes after his mother!

J.