last night, i did what i always do. i asked the kids what they learned at school that day.
for alex it's usually something regarding math or the current animal they are studying. for ian it goes something like, 'nothing, i learned nothing' or 'i don't like school, or learning'.
tonight, in unison they both said, 'we learned the lockout drill!'
'excuse me?' lockout drill? (i ponder) 'is this like a fire drill, or an earthquake drill?'
'yes' alex replies. 'but instead of an earthquake or fire we are protecting ourselves from burglars, or bears, or anything outside of the school trying to come in to hurt us'.
'i see. well good (i lie). now eat your peas.'