Conversation Starters

(This is a Throwback Thursday post, written in May of 2007.)

Many years ago, when my oldest was learning about solids and planes in his math book, I came across the following info:

All squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares

That’s the type of phrase you mumble when you need to say something intelligent to start a conversation. Works every time. Yesterday I learned another phrase:

All toads are frogs, but not all frogs are toads

These are the trivial types of things that my children latch onto (just like I do!) and blurt out to their relatives over the holidays. Although the first one, about rectangles, doesn’t cause quite as good of a conversation as the second one does, it still gets people talking. And my kids feel smart, because these are the trivial things that many people don’t know. We’re learning a lot about frogs this week. You can read more about our adventures in these two posts: Considering God’s Creation, part 1, and Considering God’s Creation, part 2.


Conversation Starters — 2 Comments

  1. I am looking for a place to sell my new Weaver Vol. 5 set. It has been sitting on my shelf collecting dust and I would like to find a new home for it!

    Thank you,
    Holly Fournier

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