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This is so Curious and Odd

“Dad, do you think I am a dolichocephalic?”
“I’m busy,” his father replied.
“You do not have to sound euphoric,” the six-year-old said.

The state inspector closed his notebook and tiptoed out, satisfied.
He had been sent to this home to see if these parents were on track
home-schooling their first grader.

Two days later the parents receive an accommodation letter
with a request that they please also home-school the state
inspector’s six-year-old child.

“This is so curious and odd,” the mother said.
“Berserk,” the father added.
“Maybe he had a mental breakdown?” the child guessed.
None of them realized that other first graders are learning sight words.

Copyright © Caren Krutsinger

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