Several times each week I monitor homework with my teenage grandsons before their mom gets home from work. We have some curious conversations prior to getting down to business.
Yesterday Ethan and I had this discussion before he did his science homework.
Ethan: My science teacher was telling us today that we use too much water in our country and we should not bathe every day to conserve water.
Me: He wouldn't want to be around you if you didn't bathe every day.
Me: Interesting... in health class they teach you to bathe every day to protect the environment.
Ethan: And in science class they tell you NOT to bathe every day to protect the environment.
Me: In science class they teach you to protect the WATER from your body odor and to protect the AIR in your health class! I guess the lesson here is that you should should run around fast in the shower... EVERY DAY!