I always wanted my child to be a genius. I loved that Jodie Foster movie “Little Man Tate” and thought it would be fun to have a child prodigy of my very own to balance my checkbook and do my taxes. However, since my child was normal and did not exhibit genius-like tendencies by the age of eighteen months, I did the next best thing and faked it.
I taught Lulu to answer “Two” to every question I asked her.
I would gather an audience (Usually consisting of Stanley and Grandma Bean) and ask Lulu,
“What is 1 + 1?”
Next, I asked a harder question. “What is 100 – 98?”
Then I’d ask a real toughie. “If x + 8 = 10, what is x?”
Unfortunately, Lulu didn’t know when showtime was over. To every question asked, Lulu blurted:
I had created a monster!
Stay tuned for the next installment of The LezBeans, Episode 13.
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