100 Words - Periodic

periodic table

In elementary school we learned about the elements. Our science book revealed to us the periodic table in all its four color printed glory. That night my mother asked what I learned in school. I told her that Mrs. Reno taught us all about periods.

This is where I should say my mother was shocked, but she was a nurse. Nothing related to human functions shocked her. She was confused though when I was unable to answer some simple questions. My oldest brother laughed and explained the confusion. They all laughed at my blush when Mom explained what periods were.