Go ahead and get your dictionary out, I had to.
About twice a week my niece calls wanting help with her homework. I'm still at a loss as to why she calls ME. I quit paying attention in school around the 6th grade. By time I managed to get to 7th I was more focused on boys or skipping WITH the boys. I was not the model student, by any means. I repeated 7th and how I made it to 9th I don't know, but had to repeat that too. I then gave up. So as you can see I really only made it to the 6th grade, mentally.
My niece is now in the 6th grade and I was already having difficulty helping her with the 5th grade homework.
Last night we flew through the English, find the definition and use that word in a sentence. No problem, as soon as she got the meaning, she was coming up with sentences on her own. I like helping like that, just a supportive voice on the phone. No brain pains involved.
She then threw a Science question at me and of course my answer was I DON'T KNOW. I was particularly bad in Science. She got frustrated with me, but yet moved on to Social Studies. Determined to get all she could out of me.
Her assignment was to find the definition of words pertaining to Mexico. Then rewrite the definition in her own words. Why am I on the phone with her? She can do this without me!
First word...Mestizo..a person with mixed blood, such as a person born from two different races.
Really? Please! Why would anyone need to know that! Oh okay, maybe a super scientist.
After my sister and I get through kidding around about the necessity of this word, My niece gets all huffy with us. She shouts in the phone (to both of us) "You went to school, you should know this stuff!" My sister and I are rolling with laughter mixed with tears. My niece grabs the phone and informs me "Aunt Heather, you need to go back to school! Oh, and "What happened to college?" By this point I am in hysterics! She is so funny when she gets mad at us. LOL
Who knew I was going to have to know what Mestizo meant? LOL