Thursday, March 1, 2012

What I Learned from 5th Grade History

I quizzed La Petite Belle for her history quiz yesterday.

When I got to the very last part of what she was supposed to study, I began to question my history knowledge.

How did someone pinpoint that John Cabot held the first baby squirrel in Africa?

I actually asked her, "Who was the first man to hold a baby squirrel in Africa?" Then, said ... "WAit ... What?"

Afterwards, I proceeded to crack up laughing. La Petite Belle joined in on the laughter. And, Beau as well.

Through the tearful laughter, I attempted to scold her over this.

So ... as far as teaching my child that she can't just write down random crazy answers in her schoolwork, I may have failed.

Because I just couldn't stop laughing.

5 Comments:

Lisa Landry said...

OMGosh that is too funny! I just had to go look up John Cabot myself!

Autumn said...

Hysterical!
I was checking over my son's math homework this week, and I told him to look back over one I thought he'd done wrong...
He laughed and showed me the correct answer written in the margin. He'd written a fake answer to try and "trap" me! To see if I was really checking the numbers!
These kids!

Mama to da Drama said...

that is hilarious! what about the next one... "someone lame"???? was he unable to walk, or was he a dork? I guess I don't know my history as well as I thought I did.

Mama Belle said...

Holly ... I know. I'm not sure which one she meant, but either one is quite hilarious.

She should be getting the correct info!!!

Tami said...

I just had to google John Cabot for myself. Amazingly enough, there was nothing about a squirrel or Africa. Go figure. Love it!