They say you can’t teach an “old dog” new tricks.
However, as I sat down to teach my dad how to play Scrabble, I sure was in for an awakening about this fallacy.
My dad as never been big into literacy, reading, or language whatsoever, but when you put a Scrabble board in front of him, he becomes a whole different literary genius.
Some of the words he came up with, and creatively placed, stumped even a season “Words with Friends” veteran like myself.
I went into the game thinking I was simply teaching my dad a way to help keep his brain active. I left the game with a stern reminder that my dad has always been one of the most clever people I know, and I sure was the one who learned the lesson today!