This conversation took place in the car the other day:
Blade: Ouch I hurt my kneecap.
Dakota (deep sigh): BLADE, you should really call it by its proper name of patella.
Blade: Whatever, that's harder to say.
Dakota: Actually Blade, patella is a shorter word than kneecap. (eye roll) I'm just trying to make you smarter.
To add insult to our intellectual injury, she then spelled it out for us. It's a tough job she's got, teaching the unteachable.
Confession: I had to google patella and make sure she wasn't feeding us a line and also to check her spelling.
The results? Dakota: 2 points Dakota's Obviously Unintelligent Mother: 0