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#conversations I never thought I'd have with my son

Me (reading from The Story of the World about Shamshi Adad, the Assyrian king, and thinking that maybe this isn't the best reading material): "When he conquered a city, he chopped off the heads of all the leaders and put them up on stakes around the city."

Calvin: "They did the same thing in Shakespeare's time."

Me (somewhat skeptical): "Really?"

Calvin: "Yes. They cut off the heads of traitors and put them outside the Tower of London. And other places."

Me: "Where did you hear that?"

Calvin: "I read it in a book about Shakespeare. A book you gave me." (My emphasis. Because really, that needed to be emphasized).

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