This is the conversation we had with the twins over dinner last night.
John: Neil Peart is the best drummer in the world.
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?
Me: I’ve got some social studies for you. What state touches the southern part of Ohio?
Dallas: You’ve been there.
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?
Me: North Dakota?
Me: South Dakota?
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.
Taryn: Cheyenne! Duh, Congress and the Senators.
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?
Me: Who are our Senators?
John: Lisa Murkowski.
John: Just her.
Me: No, we have two. Every state has two! You just said that!
Taryn: Mark Begich?
Me: Right. How many representatives?
Taryn: It’s by population.
Dallas: Correct. How many people are on the Supreme Court?
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?
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.
That’s when my head exploded.