“Mom, did you know that spaghetti is my favorite food? Well, it’s true. I think it’s pretty cool that spaghetti is just chinese food that comes from Spain. Ya know, I’ve always wanted to go to Spain…to eat the spaghetti, of course. Plus, I hear they have lots of cool buildings. But, the thing that bugs me about Spain is that they make you get a bunch of shots that really hurt or the Spain people won’t let you come in. Don’t you think that’s a little rude? And, the other thing that really stinks about Spain is that you can’t buy any cool stuff in the gift shops because they don’t take our money. It’s a good thing they take our money in California. Wait a second…California is part of the United States, right?” Jay-8
This was said while Jay dined on chicken fingers and french fries, not the spaghetti, in an Italian restaurant in Southern California. After I choked on my Chianti, I politely suggested that we work on geography before the start of the new school year. His response….
“Sure thing, Mom. I’ve always liked science.”