Tonight at dinner, instead of giving in to the kids insisting on watching something on TV, we left the TV off and started a conversation.
Me: What did you study at school today?
Cutie Pie: We learned about Lewis and Clark.
Me: You did? What did you learn about Lewis and Clark?
Hubby: (Correcting me.) Lois and Clark.
Hubby: LOIS and Clark. (Blank stare from me.) I think it was Lois and Clark...
Me: No, dear, that's Superman.
Me: (To Hubby) I'm totally blogging about this later. (To Cutie Pie) Please continue.
Cutie Pie: Lewis and Clark set out to find...
Pot Pie: (interrupting) SUPERMAN!
(Laughter from everyone.)
Me: Please continue.
Cutie Pie: Lewis and Clark were two explorers who...
Pot Pie: Peed their pants!!!
Me: Please continue. Pot Pie, no more interruptions.
Cutie Pie: Lewis and Clark were two explorers who were sent by Thomas Jefferson to see about reaching the Pacific coast. They had a Native American guide named Sacagawea.
Hubby: Wasn't she an Indian Princess?
Me: I think you're thinking of Pocahontas, sweetheart...
I love having these conversations with the boys as a family. I look forward to every day, asking them what they learned at school. Even though they usually answer "Nothing.", I know they are learning because our conversations are becoming much more informed, much more opinionated. I hope to be able to challenge their thoughts as long as I can, until they are smarter than I am. Then maybe I'll learn a thing or two.