Tuesday, May 16, 2006


My six-year-old has been "helping" his father grade his tenth-grade English students illustrated versions of Beowulf.

This is an actual conversation I overheard, between Gabriel and his six-year old buddy, D~ and M~, the 12 year old down the road, while they were playing soccer in our yard yesterday.

"Hrothgar was the king of the Danes. "Bearwolf" was a great warrior of the Gaets. Grendel was this big monster. Hrothgar KING OF THE DANES asked brave "Bearwolf" to kill Grendel the dragon. And so "Bearwolf" took his sword and he SLAYED him dead! Then, "Bearwolf" had to kill Grendel's mom, because she was SO MAD about "Bearwolf" killing her son. So, "Bearwolf" SLAYED Grendel's mom. And was the mighty king of the Gaets for fifty years. It's much more cooler than Power Rangers."

Um...I'm a little worried what the other moms in the neighborhood are going to start to say...



Blogger Christina said...

Oh that is too cool - your kid knows more lit than the average adult! Okay, the "slaying" of everyone might not translate well when the other kids share the story with their moms... but still, very cool! :-)

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 12:07:00 PM  
Blogger Robinson 4 said...


Wednesday, May 17, 2006 1:25:00 AM  
Blogger Tyger88 said...


Not Bearwolf.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 6:45:00 PM  
Blogger LawMommy said...

Yes, Tyger88, I'm well aware that it's BEOWULF, if you notice, I mention that my husband was GRADING PAPERS about BEOWULF earlier in the post.

What is FUNNY is that it was my SIX YEAR OLD talking about Beowulf. That was the whole point of the post.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 11:12:00 PM  

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