No wonder so many educators and others are lamenting the lack of knowledge our children exhibit.

Lynette: Do people dress up for Pioneer Day or would it be weird?

Me: My mom used to dress me up for Pioneer Day.

Lynette: Were you embarassed?

Me: (thinking about the cape and elfboots I wore to church in my teens) No–

Lynette: (interupting) But that’s right, you were IN the pioneer days.

Me (and the other teachers): *die*

Teacher next to me in an aside to me: Then I must be from the Dark Ages!