Background information: The home school mom and her 12-year-old son were studying the Mayas. The conversation began with the mom presenting a good-natured riddle to her son.
Mom, giddy with excitement: “Guess what Mayan drink your curriculum suggests we drink today?”
Son: “Corn beer?”
(Insert silence here.)
Mom: “No, hot chocolate.”
And the mom was thinking Starbucks, not the local bar.
Disclaimer: Any resemblance to us persons real or imaginary is purely coincidental. And in all fairness, the educational video this mom and son watched did explain that Mayan kings drank a special beer made from corn before certain ceremonies. And finally, I did ask the boy’s permission before posting.