Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Overheard in the Odyssey

Sarah: "So what do the 'S's' on our interims stand for again?"

Darren: "Satisfaction."

Mommy: "Actually, they stand for 'satisfactory,' which means okay."

Darren: "What's better than 'satisfactory?"

Mommy: "Well, there are plenty of words that mean better than satisfactory, but satisfactory is the best word they use on interims."

Sarah: "Maybe they should use 'P's' for 'phenomenal.'"

Mommy: "I think you are phenomenal for remembering that phenomenal begins with a P."

[*While I am the very first to declare my children ultra-bright, before you start dialing up Mensa on their behalf (behalves?), know that "phenomenal" has long been a family favorite, and we've addressed that it--and many others---aren't 'F' words, but "PH' words.----CRL]
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15 comments:

Leigh Anne said...

oh my goodness! what a smartie!

The Mama said...

Oh my.. big words, how old are they?

Laura said...

I've called Mensa.
They are coming over to check out Sarah.
They are going to teach her the secret handshake.

Terra said...

I think our children would be very good frieds if we lived closer!

Sotorrific Twins said...

even still - good for them! I'm very big on good spelling.

Barbara Manatee said...

Wowsa! That girl deserves ALL P's on her next report!!

Missy said...

Well, I do not want to sound redundant but seriously, your kids are the smartest! Phenomenalis correct!!!

Cheryl - playing Way Back When-esday tomorrow and I am pre-posting it to post 5:30 am - we will be gone tomorrow. Can you add me to the list please?

Tamara Mitchell said...

WOW...can I say SMART!!!

Nancy said...

oooh - she IS a smartypants :) Nice!

Bia said...

fenomenal starts with a "ph"? really? :)

MereCat said...

Super teacher! Love that you throw them ph-oenetic curve balls!

noble pig said...

Good for her!

cat said...

I still think they are brilliant independent thinkers and if I can get my kids to be thinking like yours at that age, I will feel like I did a great job. Ps. I have informed MENSA who will be dropping you an email shortly;-)

Jen B. said...

I think it's fantastic she remembered that! Just for that, they SHOULD give P's on interims!

Tracy said...

I still think they are brilliant, even with your disclaimer. :)