Grandparent: Is your dad watching baseball these days?
Alison: I don't know. How would I know?
Grandparent: Well, there are some really important exciting baseball games going on. Do you talk about baseball in school?
Alison: Baseball? Huh? No way.
Grandparent: Have you heard of the World Series?
Grandparent (trying another tack): You don't have spelling baseball or geography baseball or something like that?
Alison: Spelling baseball??? No.
Grandparent: What do they teach kids these days?Alison: We only do baseball in Sunday School.
At the moment (Thursday night), dad is downstairs watching game 6, as he has done with every baseball game since the playoffs. I guess we're doing a good job of keeping the kids away from the TV, but I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry at this 8-year-old's complete cultural illiteracy.