As my friend Marianne found out, it's nice when people think you're a genius.
Two of my boys were volunteering at the Summer Reading Game table. They
have volunteered for me for years. As I always do, I gave them the Word
for the Day and told them to look it up in the dictionary. The word was
obsequious. I came back 10 minutes later to find them still at the
"Did you guys look it up?"
"Yeah, Ms. B, but we didn't
understand what it said."
"You didn't understand? Why?"
"Well, it used a
word we don't know so we have to look that up."
"Oh, I see. Might the
word be fawn?"
One of them said, "How did you know that?" The other
replied, "Don't you know by now she knows everything? She IS the