Sunday, February 26, 2017

Skipper is reading in the living room. I'm washing dishes in the kitchen.

Skipper: Mom! I have a predicament!
Me: Yeah?
Skipper: What's a predicament?
Me: Um... a problematic situation that you need to solve.
Skipper: My predicament was that I didn't know what predicament meant.

Monday, February 6, 2017

My second-grader knows more history than the president.

We've been playing "Timeline." And she's reading this book right now with surprising avidity.* So I think she's way ahead of the game.

*Skipper really dives into some surprising books, and then offhandedly rejects all sorts of books I expected her to enjoy. .