Sundays Are For Sebastian #117

Sebastian is my six-year old and he says some of the funniest things–we have no idea where he gets his material since his mother and I are rather boring, serious people.

With many kids across the country heading back to school, I thought I would share this school-based SAFS that occurred last year in the Spring.

Sebastian: “Daddy why is there no ‘E’?

Me: “Huh?”

Seba: “Why is there no letter ‘E’?”

Me: “I have no idea what you are talking about….”

Seba: “You know, for grades. There is an A, B, C, D, and F, but no E. How come?”

Me: “That is a really good question, I have no idea.”

Seba: “And what do they mean?”

Me: “Well, an A is the best, then comes B …”

Seba: “No, I mean what do they stand for? What does the A mean?”

Me: “As far as I know, nothing. The only one that stands for anything is ‘F’ which means ‘Fail’.”

Seba: “And what does that mean?”

Me: “That means you did not do well enough and you might have to do it all over again.”

Seba: “Are you sure that is the only one that means anything?”

Me: “Pretty sure.”

Seba: “Oh” [Sounding disappointed]


Me: “Why?”

Seba: “I thought the ‘D’ meant ‘Dufus’.”IMG_4258




About the drunken cyclist

I have been an occasional cycling tour guide in Europe for the past 20 years, visiting most of the wine regions of France. Through this "job" I developed a love for wine and the stories that often accompany the pulling of a cork. I live in Houston with my lovely wife and two wonderful sons.
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11 Responses to Sundays Are For Sebastian #117

  1. Fiona says:

    If “D” were for “dufus”, in my day, many would not have got very far. That said, it really is quite scary how labels develop and stick. Made me laugh though! Have a good week.


  2. Here in NYC schools they don’t assign letters for grading it’s numbers 1-4 one is failing and 4 is the highest grade. D is for dufus, love that.


  3. sallybr says:

    D definitely should be for dufus!

    Let’s start a campaign for it!


  4. definitely Sundays with Sebastian:)


  5. This kid is one critical thinker.

    Liked by 1 person

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