October 19, 2013
The other evening I was helping Andrew with his homework. They’re studying American symbols, and he had a worksheet on the Statue of Liberty. Question 1:
The Statue of Liberty raises a ______________ in her left hand.
“Torch,” he said and wrote that down. Question 2:
The Statue of Liberty holds a _________ in her right hand.
“Book,” he says, and starts to write.
“I think it’s supposed to be a tablet,” I say.
“Nuh-uh,” he replies, “they didn’t have tablets back then!”
So I had to explain that “tablet” meant something different back before we had iPads and such.