Monday, February 14, 2011

Real Life Conversations with JT: Patriarchy is Dead edition

The Backstory:  In his 5th grade social studies class, JT is studying ancient Chinese history.  There was a whole section devoted to Confucius, and today's quiz is on that section of the book.  All morning long, I was quizzing JT about Confucius's ideas.  He was apparently weary of my "help."

Mama:  What does Confucius say about family obedience?

JT:  He says that mothers must obey their oldest son.  And I say we are done studying.

Mama:  This isn't the Middle Kingdom, son.  You're in the Mama Kingdom.  Back to work, kid.

Today, he was happy to get to school.

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