This is a conversation I had with my daughter Leighanne as we were driving home from Chinese School.
Leighanne: Mom, tell me about the Jima Bean War.
Me: Leighanne the what? I've never heard of the Jima Bean War. Tell me what you know about it.
Leighanne: It's a war after the War of 1812.
Me: (Racking my brain) Umm Honey, I cannot think of anything to do with a Jima Bean War.
Leighanne: You spell it LOWA JIMA.
Me :(Trying not to burst out laughing) I think you mean the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War 2.
Leighanne: Yeah--that's the right word. And we both died laughing.
To her credit--her teacher told them about several Wars and events that they would study about in the 5th Grade--She just got them a LITTLE CONFUSED.
I was thankful that my brain remembered that I had really never heard of such.
All in all it was a great laugh on the way home.