"Do you know why we made pies today?" Why? I asked.
Joshua's reply: "Because Obama cut a tree down today."
It took me a few seconds, but I finally figured out what they really learned about today was George Washington and the cherry tree story. (Which yes, I know is a made-up story used only to illustrate Washington's honesty.)
A few days later while eating lunch together, Joshua asked, "You know last week when we learned about George Washington? Today we learned about Abraham Lincoln."
Dutifully, I asked, "Can you tell me something that Abraham Lincoln did?"
Joshua's reply? "He gave the gold plates to somebody." Assuming he must have Abraham Lincoln confused with some Mormon events I asked again, "He did what?"
"Abraham Lincoln gave a gold diamond to someone."
I've made a mental note to work with Joshua on his US history studies, and at the same time will work on my own too. Because though I have never claimed to be a US history buff, I have no idea what Joshua thinks and/or learned about Abraham Lincoln.
One more thing for my proverbial to-do list.