Tuesday, October 15, 2013

what we have learned

Recently I asked the children what they had learned from me.  They drew a complete blank for some time.  Then Iris had an inspiration.  "The difference between champagne and sparkling wine!  Champagne is from Champagne, and everything else is sparkling wine."

I felt a bit taken aback.  Surely I had given them so much more.  Even if we were to limit ourselves to this bit of knowledge, where were cava and prosecco?  I decided to make the best of it and asked cautiously, "And how do you tell how good it is?"

"By the size of the bubbles," answered my non-drinking minor child triumphantly.  At least I have imparted something useful, I consoled myself.  They won't be drinking André on my watch, I thought.

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