Comments: What Would Have Happened If Adam Had Eaten a Peach?

Personally, I think grapes would have made a good answer...grapes...wine...spirit :)

Posted by mom at November 1, 2009 11:20 PM

Hahahahaha!! I love it!! :)

Posted by Richmond at November 1, 2009 11:52 PM

Fascinating the corners that a child's ADHD mind works it's way around.

Posted by diamond dave at November 2, 2009 03:20 AM

I'm with Bones on this one. We should be able to take words literally. I don't know why we give single words vastly different meanings.

I remember as a kid I heard news commentators talking about "fights" in Congress and I imagined our leaders having all-out brawls, not mere verbal arguments.

Posted by George P at November 2, 2009 08:51 AM

Oh how I love Bones! :o) Since all five of my offspring have either ADD or ADHD... well, I can sympathize. I will have to find those blog posts around here somewhere just so you won't feel alone... I have to laugh most of the time too.

Let's see.... Laugh... or Cry...

Yeah, I pick laugh every time.

Posted by Lemon Stand at November 2, 2009 05:59 PM

OK, I give up. What ARE the fruits of the holy spirit? And what happens if he flunks religion? Do they kick him out of the Catholic church? Do they hold him back a year? The result SHOULD be that they fire the religion teacher for doing a poor job of teaching something that should be simple to 10 year olds.

Posted by Angus of Ardmore at November 2, 2009 06:00 PM

Bones can sit by me. As a child Bible verses confused me too. The one that really bothered me the most is, "The Lord is our Shepard; we shall no want." For years I could not figure out why we wouldn't want the Lord if he was our Shepard. It finally dawned on me much later in life what the "want" meant.

Posted by Sticks at November 2, 2009 06:50 PM

I've read this several times now and I'm still laughing. I have to ask...

"What are the fruits of the Holy Spirit"

What is the answer??? I grew up Catholic and I have NO IDEA what this question means. None at all. I would have flunked it too.

Posted by Teresa at November 2, 2009 09:56 PM

Where is Hobbes? I keep waiting for him to attack out of nowhere...

Posted by The Piper at November 2, 2009 10:04 PM

It was an open book test, which to most of us, would be no big deal. We'd scan the various paragraphs and find the words we needed.

But to Bones, it is not so simple. It is as if there is too much input and he has to make sense of it all. The pictures, the words, the pages and pages. He judges a book upon how many pages are in it, not on the story. Every book we read is about how many pages he must make his way through.

So an open book test is proving to be the 'test kiss of death' for him and us.

On the 2nd page of the chapter, all paragraphs in 16 point font, big print, in the 2nd paragraph, the 2nd sentence, it says 'The Fruits of the Holy Spirit are love, joy... etc."

I picked up his religion book and big as day, there it was. She asked nothing obscure really. Everything she asked was taken word for word from a sentence in the book, and as I said, it was open book.

I'm in the process of finding a teacher to meet with us, one that was recommended, to work with him on how to take open book tests.

And in all honesty? I couldn't give a rat's ass if he passes religion, but the problem lies in the fact there are open book tests in other classes, such as science, and we can't afford for him to goof those up.

It's all a work in progress to get to the end point.

As serious as it all is, however, I'm still laughing...

Posted by Bou at November 2, 2009 10:19 PM

Well, at least it's not as obscure as I thought it was. LOL.

You're right, it's more serious with other classes, but at least Religion class is a far better place to have this "come to Jesus" moment.
;-)

Posted by Teresa at November 2, 2009 10:44 PM

This sort of thing would get my kids in trouble too as I have taught them if they can convince me with a good argument and be able to back up their positions, I'll give them at least some credit. Sooo, he had decent reason and showed "creative thinking skills" - some credit given. Not a zero, which is virtually impossible to counter with future grades - at least some points. Teacher needs to take a chill pill, and yes - instruction on strategies to handle open book tests are in order.
Still makes me laugh out loud :)

Posted by patti at November 3, 2009 05:45 AM

Everyone knows that the fruit on the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil was bananas. "Why a banana?" you ask. Because a banana has "appeal".

Posted by Bob at November 3, 2009 08:24 AM

Saw this and thought of Bones. Wonder if it might help?

Posted by Omnibus Driver at November 3, 2009 10:58 AM