Thing One made it to the state Geography Bee all three years that he was in middle school. To qualify, he had to win his school-level Bee and then score in the top 100 on a written exam taken by all of the school Bee winners in the state. (He also signed up to take Geography as an elective next year as a freshman because it interests him.) Safe to say the kid knows about planet Earth.
I blame it all on the globe I bought him for his third birthday.
You see, my husband travelled a lot for work when we were first married. I mean A LOT. All over the place. And when your toddler keeps asking where Daddy is, you can't really say "Amsterdam" or "Sydney" or "San José" and have it mean anything. So you buy the kid a real, big-kid globe and you point to places on it. "You are here and Daddy is there." And then the questions *really* start. Ye gods.
On the bright side, all that travel adds up over time. In Himself's case, to over a million miles flown on one airline as on last year, which qualified us both (not even just him!) for Platinum frequent flyer status. Which explains why we found ourselves upgraded to Business Class for our flight to Punta Cana yesterday morning, and were able to toast the beginning of our (slightly belated) fifteenth anniversary trip with mimosas on the plane at 7:30AM.
Happy Anniversary to us. Grateful thanks to my in-laws, who are watching the children this week so we can have this getaway. And happy Mother's Day to the best mom ever. Lots to celebrate today!