January 17, 2008

Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?

Although my daughter is a mere 4th grader, I certainly find myself floundering at times when she asks me to help her with her daily 25 pages of homework. I either forgot all about the stuff I learned in elementary school or lost those brain cells somehow. (Yes, somehow - as in - I admit to nothing.)

For Christmas, her Auntie Sherry gave her the DS game, Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? She loved it and it soon became our entire family huddled around the 2x2 screen listening to the "You Know You're A Redneck" voice asking questions that made my brain smolder. We were playing and learning and damn it, it was fun.

The game is addictive. And in most cases, you chose an answer that is wrong, thus inciting the host to berate you on your inadequacies. My kind of game.

I decided to take it on as a personal challenge. And so, while sitting at the kitchen table on Sunday morning, I began to play. And I was kicking ass. My phone rang and I ignored it. Miss Thing picked it up and began chatting with my Mother while I played. I was getting higher and higher and totally entranced in the game.

I finally made it to the MILLION DOLLAR question.... And the Subject was ART! BINGO!

I answered the question and began my peacock prancing yelling things like "WEE-WHO! And YEAH BABY!"

I hear my daughter explain to my mother that I was IN FACT smarter than a fifth grader! She listens to my mother's reply and then repeats it for me.

"Grandma says that you BETTER be smarter than a fifth grader after all of the money she spent on your college."

Damn that woman for being so quick-witted and funny.


At 9:21 AM, Blogger janeylynne said...

Hee hee...I had that game on my cellphone for a while. Not too bad. Glad to know you ARE smarter than a 5th grader, Sharpie...but I'm pretty sure most of us already knew that!

At 11:28 AM, Blogger Not a Granny said...

We have that game also! Love it. I have actually won the million dollar questions twice!!

At 3:39 PM, Blogger Susan said...

We have the board game version which makes it so much easier to cheat.

At 5:29 PM, Blogger Karen said...

My daughter has been begging for that game! And I think that whole story will take place in our house after we get it! Ha!


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