This conversation just happened between me and Alexis (9) and Tyler (7).
Alexis: Mom, were you alive during the Dust Bowl?
Me: (Thinking we're talking about some sort of football game) I don't know, when was it? What was it?
A: It's something that happened in a small Utah town (she then provides more explanation that I've already forgotten).
A: In the 1930's.
Me: (Trying to control my laughter) Uh...no.
A: Well, do you know anyone that was? It happened in 1935, so how old would they be?
Me: I don't think I know anyone that age. They would be 79 at least.
Tyler: Oh, I do!! My school teacher!
Just so you know, Tyler's teacher is probably in her 40's.
Speaking of football (sort of), Tyler received a set of 32 miniature football helmets--one for each NFL team--for Christmas. He knows which team each helmet belongs to, and likes to quiz everyone (and I mean, EVERYONE) on them. When he has friends come over he sits them down and pulls out the helmets one by one, asking them to name the team it belongs to. If they get a helmet wrong, he sets it aside and makes them practice it. The other day I asked him to quiz me on them. First I named each team and got probably 30 of them correct, which I think is pretty good for a person who doesn't even like football. Then he wanted me to go back and name what city or state the team was associated with. That was a little harder and I think I missed 5. But hes got me practicing them 3 times a day and I'm sure I'll have them down in no time. (Not really.)