Historically speaking, or my kids in a nutshell

So in the interests of attaining cultural literacy, the boys and I watched Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure tonight. Yes, possibly one of the stupidest movies of the '80s, but still fairly entertaining.


Me (thinking this would be a fine opportunity for the boys to show off some of their homeschooled history whizkidishness): "So if you guys could go back in time and pick anyone you wanted to bring to the present with you, who would it be?"

Fisher: "Besides Baron von Richthofen? Ummm… probably Alexander the Great… and Pompey… and Joan of Arc, she's a pretty cool historical figure."

Rhys: "How far back in time does it have to be?"

Me: "I don't think there's a limit… who were you thinking of?"

Rhys: "Uncle Pete."

(To which he added, about 15 seconds later, "And Dinah*.")

*my parents' late, much-lamented pound-puppy wonder dog

About Molly Newman

Writer, cook and trivia/spelling bee hostess, living it up in North Portland.
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2 Responses to Historically speaking, or my kids in a nutshell

  1. Summer says:

    Lol! Love it!
    Caden actually just watced some of the original movie last weekend. He was mostly bored but liked watching Bill and Ted jump around like idiots.

  2. Herm says:

    Sweet Rhys. And funny Fisher.

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