At least he's honest...
Update: "Profits" as opposed to "prophets"; Proof that medication, lack of sleep and blogging do NOT go together. I have corrected it now. ;-)
On Friday "Little Mark" was retaking a Bible Quiz. I say "retaking", because he chose not to study before said quiz and failed miserably. I went over everything with him, including studying all of the prophets. I knew he would have to list all of the major and minor prophets IN ORDER on the test, so before giving him the quiz I instructed him to be sure to study them, come to me and say them and once he could do that I would give him the quiz.
About an hour later he came to me, rattled off all the major and minor prophets in order and took the test. He made a 98. That is a respectable score, so we moved on.
Later that morning my Mom and I were talking about her new Myspace account. (We are dragging our Mom into the 21st century...) ;-) "Little Mark" then said, "Nana, I know you login and password for myspace." Oh really?! Yes, turns out the little guy heard us discussing it ONCE, several DAYS ago. It is well noted in our family that "Little Mark" has a wonderful memory for phone numbers. He can remember phone numbers we haven't had IN YEARS. I think he has most of my phone book in my cell phone memorized. Seriously.
I then asked the obvious question, "How is that you can remember things like passwords and phone numbers that you hear ONCE, days or even years ago, but it takes you an hour to memorize the minor prophets?"
His response: "Minor Prophets aren't fun."