Thursday, May 3, 2007

A Funny Story

Last night, our son's school held their Spring Sports Banquet. One of his friends needed a ride so the four of us went together. On the ride home, we were asking his friend, David, about his upcoming State UIL competition - which is being held in Austin. David is a very bright young man, and is competing in the Spelling event at the State level. He was telling us about the test: that they have a list of words (think spelling bee), but they also have to watch the news and read magazines and newspapers. Some of the words are random words, taken from these sources. He was telling us one of the random words at the regional meet was ewer. My husband immediately said, "Oh, that's a jug." Davids eyes got big, and he replied, "WOW - pitcher or jug - that's impressive." Our son, replied, "You are such a jerk - why do you know everything." *This said in the spirit of fun after witnessing his father's mental shock and awe moment* David was amazed that my husband knew that word. I don't think anyone has ever asked my husband a question he didn't know the answer to - he's VERY well read. It was a nice ending to the evening, with all of us laughing as we dropped David home.

4 comments:

Toni said...

I didn't know that. Why would I?

Toni said...

I saw in your side bar that you have read "Judge & Jury" by James Patterson- how was it? I am SLOWLY making my way through his list. I have switched to audio books on CD to try to get through at least 2 a week!

Caroline said...

toni - Judge & Jury was great! I write a short post on each book as I finish it - it's probably in the April posts. I love James Patterson books.

Constance said...

It's funny but I'll bet when your son is grown, that will be something that stands out in his memories of his dad, (not that he was a jerk) but that he was so well-read! I love to learn something new all the time! I'm afraid if I don't keep my brain engaged, the rusty hinge on it will slam shut and that'll be the end of that!
Connie