Sebastian is my ten-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.
As I have mentioned in this space before, I often quiz the boys on various topics, and Nathan is particularly fond of this practice. He pretty wants me to query him every minute that he is awake.
Sebastian, too, likes the “game” but only when he knows the answer.
On one particular occasion, I was quizzing Nathan on presidents of the United States. Sebastian walked into the room and wanted to join in, so I thought I would throw him a softball….
Me: “Who was the third president?”
Sebastian, without hesitation and with considerable confidence: “George Matthews.”
And then he promptly left the room.