The other day, I wrote about our trip to the water park with the kids from Mercy Street.
And my wedgie. Transparency is almost my middle name. Except for the fact that I'm not going to tell you my middle name because what's a relationship without a little mystery.
I also mentioned that Tee was all down in the mouth because he couldn't beat me down one of the slides and how I explained to him why it was impossible.
"Son, let me help you understand. It's not a question of skill, but of weight. If you drop a pot-bellied pig and a grasshopper at the same time, the pig's just gonna hit the pavement faster. It's a matter of physics."
And, last night, my friend Madelyn, who is both funny and smart, called after reading this post - apparently also a believer in seizing the teachable moment...
"Um, yeah, read your post about the water park. Now, you know the pot-bellied pig and the grasshopper would fall at the same rate because blah, blah, blah physics. They would make impact with different force but their rate of fall would be the same. Why Tee wouldn't be able to beat you is on account of you having greater body surface and friction. Fool."
She didn't really call me a fool, I added that for effect. She may have said "Bless your heart" though, I'm not sure.
She was laughing the whole time and I'm pretty sure also making a note to herself: When Covenant is raising money for it's scholarship fund, that post might be a handy tool.
With a tag line, of course - "For the love of education, PLEASE give generously so that the Hill children don't have to be homeschooled by their momma."
Anything I can do to help.