Sunday, November 2, 2008

Albert Einstein

During lunch today, we enjoyed some Smart Puffs, the healthy version of Cheetos. A very funny conversation ensued...

Katerine (while looking closely at the bag): "Who is that man?"

Me: "Albert Einstein"

Caroline: "Is he on the bag because he invented Smart Puffs?"

Me: "No, he's on the bag because he was a super smart man and the inventors of Smart Puffs thought it would be funny to have his picture on the bag."

Rob: "I never realized that Albert Einstein was on the bag."

Me: Feeling intellectually superior and more observant sat back, shaking my head. How could he not have noticed, I thought.

Caroline: "What else did Albert Einstein do?"

Me: More silence as I couldn't quite put my finger on what else this super smart man had actually done...

Rob: "Well, he had a great impact on the Manhattan Project, the group that led to the invention of the atomic bomb." Rob continued throwing out facts and words like Oppenheimer, Hiroshima, August 6th 1945 and then Nagasaki, August 9th 1945.

Me: Relieved that Caroline ran off to find more Halloween candy instead of asking what an atomic bomb was stared at Rob.

At first I tried to put off all this extra knowledge on the fact that Rob's birthday does happen to fall on August 6th. You do tend to remember more about big historical occurrences that happened on your birthday but still...

Apparently, I am no Albert Einstein. Off to brush up on my United States history...

3 Comments:

At November 3, 2008 at 10:20 AM , Blogger sara said...

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At November 3, 2008 at 10:21 AM , Blogger sara said...

this is the sad thing -- i sat back while reading your post and thought, just WHAT did albert einstein do? from a parent of a speech-delayed child's standpoint, i do know that einstein did not start talking until age 4. but what else ... i thought he invented electricity, but then realized it was edison ... why do these two smart men both have last names starting with e's and ending with n's? just to confuse me? i think i'll go brush up on US history myself. :) sara
p.s. i mistakenly deleted a comment earlier -- man, am i just looking dumb all the way around ...

 
At November 3, 2008 at 10:01 PM , Blogger ChefDruck said...

how funny that Albert Einstein came up again at the Leapster thing yesterday - weird karma.

 

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