I was just about to get after Shane for staying up late when he told me he had been reading
Macbeth and The Merchant of Venice.
Then we discussed The Merchant of Venice over breakfast:
Shane: That loophole was pretty awesome.A pound of flesh but not one drop of blood.Me: Yeah, that Portia's pretty clever.Shane: I don't know why he didn't take the offer of two times the money.I would have--that would have been 6,000 ducats.Me: I know--it sounds like a lot of money.Shane: He wanted the guy dead so bad--he could have justtaken the money and gone on with his life.Me: Revenge makes people do crazy things.Shane: True that. I'm going to memorize that part--"The quality of mercy is notstrained..."Me: Well, OK, if you insist.
Extra points if you can guess why I chose the number 38 for this homeschool post :)