"I want little kid to learn to read before starting kindergarten so I was thinking we'd play home school when school's out," I told Big Kid today.
"Oh, wow, that would be good if he could learn to read! We can do flash cards with him! I'll do that."
"I want you to be learning some stuff, too. Not doing worksheets! But projects, presentations, experiments, field trips and reports--fun stuff!"
"Okay, cool. No worksheets, though."
"Nope. Good! We'll make it an educational summer," I said with excitement.
"Oh wait--you think this is happening in the summer time? 'Educational' and 'Summer', is that what you just said?"
"Yes. When school's out."
"Oh, no. No sir. I can't believe you're even sayin' that. No school at home when school's out. Words like 'educational' and 'summer' don't even belong in the same sentence together, mom, and you know it."
I do know it, but it was worth a shot.
I'll just have to be sneakier about the educational part.