What I Should’ve Learned in 10th Grade

Recently, my daughter has discovered Percy Jackson. This has led to a desire to learn Greek Mythology.

I have a confession.

When I moved from Connecticut to Utah, I had the opportunity to go into honors English in 10th grade. But to do that, I had to read a Greek Mythology book over the summer. And Greek Mythology scared the living daylights out of me. I think it was because the book had a dark cover with a foreboding marble statue. So I didn’t take the class.

And now I wish I had. Because sometimes I get Athena and Aphrodite confused. But luckily I have 3 kids and at least one of them is always correcting me.

(I may have told them that I confuse these two Goddesses because you have to be smart about who you fall in love with, which I think is a brilliant cover up, but my kids see through it and just think I’m old.)

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2 responses to “What I Should’ve Learned in 10th Grade

  1. I think that a brilliant cover up, Marianne. Of course, if my kids would have reacted similarly, I would have followed up with,

    “…and you wouldn’t be here to think that, otherwise.”

  2. Any mythology that features a person who has live snakes for hair is pretty cool in my book 🙂

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