Thursday, January 22, 2009


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!



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...

Looks good; I saw this site with some useful info on Coffee Tables. Hope it helps...

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 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!