Regents week has taken on a new flavor in the Squid household. In past years it has been a time of extreme stress for just me as I juggle the testing schedule of my school. Mike has it relatively easy -- he goes in, proctors and grades and comes home. Yes, he has a lot of grading to do, and he has to actually create the exam for his subject but it is a different kind of stress then his usual day-to-day teaching and he tends to relax a bit.
Squidette has just added Regents Week to her "times of stress." Tomorrow she takes her first Regents Exam -- Earth Science. Mike is helping her study by asking random question from her notes. He just finished the astronomy unit and had me in giggles and tears.
Mike: "Where is Mercury?"
Squidette: "It is the closest planet to the sun."
Mom's (silently): "In the plaza at Rockefeller Center."
Mike: "Where is Saturn?"
Squidette: "..." (something relevant ... I forget what)
Mom: Giggles hysterically since I know where this is going ...
Squidette: "Why are you laughing? ... Oh, I get it." (and silently, to self "my parents are idiots!")
Little Squid (emerging from room): "What's going on?"
We know what was coming next ... do you?