Some recent conversations:
My niece went to stay with her dad one weekend and, having the common cold, my Sister called to confirm she was taking her medication. My niece, at this time, was 7 years old.
Sister: Are you being a good girl at your father's house?
Niece: Yes, Mom.
Sister: Are you still feeling sick?
Niece: Yes, a little.
Sister: Ok, did your dad help you take your medicine?
Niece: Yes, but really I did it by myself.
Sister: You did? Well, how much medicine did you take?
Niece: One T-B-S-P.
My classmates and I talking before a Movement exam that happened to be the same week as other exams. This particular exam was memorizing functional events/processes with the correct OT terminology. We had all the answers as these processes were things you do every day, such as pouring a cup of water or scratching your back, but we had to name the movements as they relate to OT, such as supination, pronation or external rotation.
Me: Wow, there are so many exams this week. I thought I was prepared but now I realize I have to study a bit more than I originally thought.
Student 1: Yeah, me too. This is a lot of information to study for this week...so much to do...
Student 2: Yeah I know! I gotta get home and start memorizing these terms.
Me: Well, the bright side to all this is that at least we have all the answers to the exam. We just have to memorize them.
Student 2: Yeah, but if you think about it, isn't that the way it is for EVERY exam.
Me and student 1: Hmm, I never thought about it like that...