My daughter needed help with some math she was doing. She was becoming quite agitated and frustrated with her word problems, so she decided to put those down for a while, finish her English work, then come back to it.
I asked, “What do you have to do for English?”
“Use vocabulary words in sentences.”
“What sorts of words.”
“Ooooh. That’s a good word. I have lots of ideas for that one.”
“Maaaah-uh-om. They have to be school APPROPRIATE.”
Whatever the hell THAT means.
So, I decided to drink copious amounts of wine and prove to her that I could still do those damn word problems, mostly correctly.