This week at kindergarten, Ben's been getting a tryout in the gifted class. Today, he brought a batch of uncompleted first-grade worksheets home for homework, and I'll be damned! He's getting the knack of it. (Where did he pick this up? Phonics, addition problems, word order—what?!?) I don't know if the teachers have made a final placement decision—no note has been sent home—but Ben is under the impression that he's being transferred to the new group.
Mr. Tangerine asked Ben, "How did you get to be so smart?"
Ben replied, "From school."
Mr. Tangerine prodded, "Oh, not from Mommy and Daddy's genes?"
"No, from school, and maybe from Mommy and Daddy's sweaters." (Rim shot.)