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Are You Smarter Than A 8th Grader?

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This is the conversation we had with the twins over dinner last night.

John: Neil Peart is the best drummer  in the world.

Me: Who?

John: Neal Pert, he is in this band called Rush. Have you heard of them?

Dallas: Yeah, everyone has heard of them.

Me: They’re only one of the most popular rock bands of all time. Which one of your friends likes Rush?

John: One of my teachers talked about them in class today.

Me: What class?

John: Well, it wasn’t my real teacher it was a sub in Social Studies.

Me: You were talking about Rush in social studies?

John: Yeah

Me: I’ve got some social studies for you. What state touches the southern part of Ohio?

John: Ummm…

Dallas: You’ve been there.

John: Tennessee?

Me: No.

John: Virginia?

Me: No

Taryn: It’s Kentucky.

Dallas: Right, which two cities connect there?

Taryn: I don’t know. How would I know that?

Dallas: You’ve been there. Louisville and Cincinnati.

Me: What’s the capital of Florida?

John: Tallahassee

Me: Texas?

Taryn: Austin

Me: Indiana?

John: Indianapolis

Taryn: Wyoming?

John: Cheyenne

Me: North Dakota?

John: Cheyenne

Dallas: Bismarck

Me: South Dakota?

Taryn: Cheyenne

Me: Pierre

Taryn: Virginia?

John: Cheyenne. Haha, just kidding it’s Washington.

Me: No, it’s really not.

John: What state is Washington D.C. in?

Dallas: It’s not in one, it’s in the District of Columbia.

John: Is that a state?

Dallas: No, it’s a district.

John: What’s the difference?

Dallas: They don’t have a state legislature.

John: I have a geography question for you. Who won the 2010 World Cup?

Me: That’s so not a geography question.

John: Oh, I know the 3 branches of government! Judicial, Legislative, and Executive.

Me: Great, what makes up the Legislative branch?

John: The Supreme Court.

Me: No

Taryn: Cheyenne! Duh, Congress and the Senators.

Me: No.

Taryn: No? The Senate and The House of Representatives?

John: Well then what is congress?

Me: It’s the house and the senate. How many senators does each state have?

John: Two

Me: Who are our Senators?

John: Lisa Murkowski.

Me: And?

John: Just her.

Me: No, we have two. Every state has two! You just said that!

Taryn: Mark Begich?

Me: Right. How many representatives?

John: Two!

Me: No

Taryn: It’s by population.

Dallas: Correct. How many people are on the Supreme Court?

Taryn: Twelve

Dallas: Nine. Name three.



Dallas: Name one.


John: I know where the tallest building in the world is. Saudi Arabia.

Me: I don’t think that’s true. Also, not really geography.

John: Yes, it is. It’s in Saudi Arabia.

Me: No, it’s in Dubai.

John: Is that not the same thing?

Me: No! Are you kidding?

John: No. I can name all the countries in South America.

Me: Go ahead.

John: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba.

Taryn: Cuba is in Central America.

John: Oh, I meant to say the Netherlands.

Me: The Netherlands?

John: Yeah

Me: Not even close to South America.

Taryn: Well can you name all the territories in Australia?

Me: No, I can’t. Can you?

Taryn: Wales, Queensland, Victoria…

John: Victoria is a desert not a place.

Taryn: Whatever. And the Netherlands.

Me: NO! The Netherlands is also nowhere near Australia. Are you freaking kidding me?

Taryn: New Zealand, I meant New Zealand.

Me: Also, not in Australia, but you are getting closer.

Taryn: Cheyenne?

That’s when my head exploded.


About Twinisms

I am the mother of two sets of twins that are ten years apart. Each of them has moments where they say and do hilarious, frustrating, and crazy things.I counter that by also doing borderline crazy things. It's a good time.

4 responses »

  1. loL! You have some smart kiddies, though! I was impressed!

  2. I was actually pretty impressed by how much they knew. Maybe it’s because there’s four of them.

  3. bahaha Thats fantastic

  4. My head practically exploded halfway through the conversation! Seriously,so not looking forward to this, but still funny!


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