Oh, the things us Mums must put up with…
So we’re currently dabbling in the world education games, and once, early on in a practice session, we actually came up against one of Rockstar’s friends. Now, we know this kid is good at math. But he appeared to exit the session abruptly one morning. It was before school, and I thought like when my laptop hangs, he’d also hung up or maybe gone to catch the school bus like we also had to do, but at some point Rockstar would tell me they discussed the round they were in together…..
Rockstar: I saw (friend) and he says he saw me online too!
Me: That is SO cool, thousands and thousands of kids online and you two actually meet each other in a game <Rockstar nods enthusiastically>
Rockstar: He says he knocked out – that was a knock out. You get knocked out if you get 3 wrong answers.
Me: Oh really? Are you sure?
Rockstar: Yeah. He says he knocked out because his mum was helping. Sometimes, Mums aren’t very smart.
Me: (?! Obviously KO-because-mum-helping is also a bit suspicious, more like just not playing the round seriously) “Sometimes, Mums aren’t very smart”?! He said that bit or is that you?
Rockstar: That’s me, I’m saying. Sometimes Mums aren’t very smart.
Me: Oh, really. And you reached this excellent deduction, how?
Rockstar: <apparently unfazed by my tone> You can see them everywhere. You see Mums around everywhere, and they can really be, well, not smart. <shrugs>
Me: You are aware you are saying this to your mother?
Rockstar: <apparently having not heard me> Sometimes, the things Mums do… Tsk... <shaking head>
Me: EXCUSE ME???
(Rockstar throws back his head and laughs)