Sometimes, dinner conversation at our house is just odd.
“Mom, did you know that the Egyptians used to pull the brains out of a dead person through their nose with a big stick?”
My fourth grader knows how to ruin your appetite. And he does it grinning.
“No,” I responded. “Did you know that when I was in fourth grade, I studied Egypt, and it made me want to be an archeologist?”
“Why did you want to be an archeologist?” he asked.
“I studied the Leakeys, who were great archeologists, and I wanted to be just like them.”
My husband added, “They were the real-life Indiana Jones.”
“Except for the theme song.” My third grader is all about cool. “I’ll bet they didn’t have that.”
Fourth grader: Gross science facts.
Third grader: Cool theme songs.
They make a good team, even if you’d never guess they were brothers.