Dawson and I are watching an episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the narrator opens with the usual recap of previous happenings. Towards the end, he says something like:
"...and Anakin Skywalker thwarted the nefarious plot."
So I ask Dawson, "What does nefarious mean?"
"What do you mean, Dad?"
What's nefarious mean? The guy just said that Anakin thwarted a nefarious plot.
*he thinks for a second*
"Well, it must be really bad because he was talking about the evil scientist."
It never ceases to amaze me how these teachable moments just fall in my lap. I just have to be paying enough attention to them and take the time to ask a couple of questions.
I wonder how many of them I actually miss, though.