Backdrop: Wyatt’s two schools – Ravenel Elementary for kindergarten and Jackson-Via Elementary (woot jackrabbits!) for first grade – have both had these ramped-up 100 Book Challenges. Each night, the school sends home an easy-reader for Wyatt to “read.” (the quotation marks are because in the early days, it was us reading to him). Much of this has been of the “See Jane Run” variety, mind you. He’s progressed some these days, but still…
So, that is the necessary background for the following dialogue. However, when the question first came, I made no connection to these educational rituals.
seth (out of the blue): dad, have you read 100 books?
me: yeah, I think I’ve read 100 books.
me: well, just over my lifetime.
wyatt (unimpressed): hmm. I read 100 books in kindergarten.