Ike found an book on the central nervous system in his class and proceeded to read it. I thought, good for him. At dinner the following night he shared with us what he had learned.
1. Punch someone under the ribs on the left side. that is where the stomach is.
2. Punch them on the side of the head behind the ear lobe. Mass of nerves located there
3.Hit someone at the base of the skull with a blunt object to inflict maximum damage to the neck and head.
I could go on and on, but I choose not to because by the time he got to #4 I was thinking, "Where did I go wrong?" The strange part is that Ike is not a brawler. He had never been in a fight. I think if he were to actually get into one he would run home as fast as his little legs could carry him.
Needless to say, I usually don't look forward to dinner conversations. I tend to lose my appetite quite rapidly once the boys start sharing what they learned that day.