Quote of the Day

"Mom, I think we need some new pancake syrup.  The viscosity is too high in this one."
– Delta, age 12

Geez, I had a decent vocabulary at her age, but I doubt I knew what viscosity was until high school — probably about the time I learned how to put oil in my car.

7 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. on 07 Oct 2007 at 7:21 pm girlfriend

    I had to look it up.

  2. on 07 Oct 2007 at 8:17 pm Joel

    Heh. Yeah, my daughter told her 5th grade teacher she was being “facetious.”

    Now you know why NCLB is irrelevant.

  3. on 07 Oct 2007 at 10:21 pm shane

    Too funny! (Maybe if you microwave it, the viscosity will decrease to a level acceptable for Delta… :-)

  4. on 08 Oct 2007 at 4:01 pm oneutvol

    I suspect these young ladies knowledge about “viscosity” and “facetious” had nothing to do with the school system Doc.
    Probably has a lot more to do with parents who are committed to their kids education and actively involved in that education.

  5. on 08 Oct 2007 at 6:17 pm Netmom

    Actually oneutvol, I asked Delta where she learned that word, and she said they’d studied it in science class (proceeding to further define it as “fluid resistance”).

  6. on 09 Oct 2007 at 6:40 am Joel

    “Probably has a lot more to do with parents who are committed to their kids education and actively involved in that education.”

    Which was precisely my point. NCLB cannot address the major predictor of success for children in school–home life.

  7. on 09 Oct 2007 at 12:18 pm Jacket

    The importance of education when properly applied at home enhances the educational experience when given just an opportunity to learn at the school.

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