Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Quick Geography Lesson

Yesterday my 7 year old asked me, "Mom, where's Argentina?"

"It's in South America."

"Oh, that's the license plate I saw yesterday with daddy" he said.

"Really? Daddy said it was Arkansas" I replied.

"Yeah, that's what it was."

Pause...

"Mom, Where's Arkansas?"

"It's in the middle of the United States" I said.

"Oh."

Geography lesson? Check.

14 comments:

Talon said...

From South America to middle America in one easy lesson! Sweet!

girlytwins said...

Great job! Haha. So basically what u r telling me that the questions never end :)

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

They do kind-of sound alike . . .

a corgi said...

makes you wonder where he heard Argentina from; I don't think my kids at age 7 knew Argentina (I'm not sure if my 20 y/o would know these days either :)

reminds me of when I was in elementary school; my best friend was moving with her family to Albuquerque, New Mexico but I thought it was Acapalco, Mexico; a bet of a difference for sure :)

betty

Joyce-Anne said...

Ok, now that geography is covered, what's next? lol

Michelle said...

Hey, you totally get points for actually knowing the answerrs. NOT all parents do :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Moms have to be SO SO SO smart, Cookie.... You have to answer all of your children's questions.... Right????
Hugs,
Betsy--who is on my laptop in Dillard, GA

p-huong said...

Where's Detroit?

My best friend actually asked that question recently and some how the conversation went from Michigan to Illinois because she was getting Detroit mixed up with Chicago and some how Ohio got into mess.

I loved geography back in the day because it was an excuse to color in class. Good times.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Geography completed !!nice

Lynn said...

Hey they both start with an A!

Mama Zen said...

I was thinking what Lynn said!

Momisodes said...

LOL!

Arkansas. Argentina. Same thing. ;)

LL Cool Joe said...

You wait until they got older. The questions get harder! Or maybe it's the answers that get harder!

Check

Ann's Rants said...

That is a great response that I plan to use when my kids ask me where in the US various states are situated.

Since I don't know where most of them are.

Or you can use the pseudo-teachable moment "Why don't you go find it on the map!"

;)