A conversation with the kid:
- Didn’t you know I placed second in spelling.
- That’s good, that means you’re getting better in the classroom.
- No, not in my class.
- What do you mean class, I don’t get it.
- I got second place in the school trials for spelling.
- Hmmm, now that’s different. You’re supposed to be happy with that, second is good.
- Well, I could’ve gotten that simple word spelled correctly.
- Don’t worry about it, do you want to do some spelling exercises?
- Why not?
- It’s boring.
- Well, you could pretend you’re eighteen years old in Half-life and spell every word correctly.
- I’ve done it already, but I could do more, plus it’s boring trying to be adult.
- Ooooo-keeeyyyy, how ’bout this…[scratches head]
- I’ll go get the dictionary and I’ll put you through some interesting spelling test.
Conclusion: Raising kids in America is hard.