Too Smart for Her Own Good

So, the other day I'm driving with the girl in the car. She starts counting in Spanish.
Lauren: I can count to six in Spanish. (and she proceeds to count)
Me: I think I can count into the teens. But I used to be able to count to 100.
Lauren: Why can't you anymore?
Me: Well, I took Spanish a long time ago, in High School.
[thoughtful pause]
Lauren: Oh, yeah. And they didn't have paper back then. Weren't those wood boards you had to write on very heavy to carry around?
If she wasn't being completely serious and not sarcastic it might make me mad. But she's heard the horror stories of my childhood -- no videogames or cable or cellphones. Socks for Christmas. No extravagant birthday parties. I'm sure in her eyes, I did grow up "Little House on the Prairie"-style

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Hi! I’m Mari Farthing and I’m a mother, wife and freelance writer and editor living in Moore. Originally from Wisconsin and formerly the editor of MetroFamily, my husband Tony and I made our home in Oklahoma via orders from the USAF after spending years living in Germany and Washington DC. When Tony retired from active duty in 2011, we became official “Oklahomies.” I’m a former multitasker and current work-at-home mom, which sometimes is an exercise in futility. I am interested in books, music, knitting, running, cooking, laughing and writing and occasionally I get bored and add a few more interests to fill up the final 15 minutes of my day.

I sometimes succeed, sometimes fail, and consistently rewrite the to-do list that manages my day.

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