(scene opens at cluttered dining room table)
Me: (frowning over embroidery hoop)
Gamma: (sitting stupidly close, poking at her tablet) Mom, which is a German horse breed? Shetland, Holsteiner, or Gelderland?
Me: (stops, perplexed) Why on earth are you asking me that?
Gamma: I’m playing Horse Haven and I can earn coins for answering horse questions.
Me: Oh. (thinks) Uh, I’d guess Holsteiner. (turns back to embroidery)
Gamma: Yes! (silent a moment) Mom? What’s the name of Alexander the Great’s horse? Is it…
Me: (doesn’t look up) Bucephalus.
Gamma: (jackpot noise from tablet) You’re right! I got a thousand coins! You’re so smart, mom.
Me: There have been times in my life I’ve been mocked for knowing that.