Wilson’s Smarts

Wilson, a confident first grade student, believed he was too smart for his grade level. Even his sister in the third grade couldn’t match his intelligence. Concerned about Wilson’s claims, his teacher shared the situation with the principal.

The principal decided to put Wilson to the test. If he could answer a single question correctly, he would be allowed to move on to the third grade. Otherwise, he would have to remain in the first grade and keep quiet. Wilson and his teacher agreed to this arrangement.

The principal began asking Wilson questions that a third grader should know. One by one, Wilson confidently answered each question without hesitation. The test went on for about an hour, covering various subjects.

After witnessing Wilson’s impressive performance, the principal announced, “I see no reason why Wilson can’t go to the third grade. He answered all of my questions correctly.” Both the teacher and Wilson were overjoyed.

Eager to test Wilson further, the teacher asked if she could pose some additional questions. The principal and Wilson agreed without hesitation. The teacher came up with a series of riddles to challenge Wilson’s wit.

“What does a cow have four of that I only have two of?” the teacher asked. Wilson promptly responded, “Legs.”

Emboldened by his correct answer, the teacher continued, “What do you have in your pants that I don’t have?” The principal was taken aback, but before he could intervene, Wilson confidently replied, “Pockets.”

The teacher wasn’t done yet. She asked, “What does a dog do that a man steps into?” Wilson confidently replied, “Pants.”

Finally, the teacher presented the challenging riddle, “What starts with F and ends with K and involves a lot of excitement?” Wilson thought for a moment and then confidently said, “Firetruck.”

With a sense of relief, the principal exclaimed, “Put Wilson in the fifth grade! I even got the last four questions wrong myself.” Wilson’s intelligence had astounded everyone present.

And so, Wilson proved that he was indeed too smart for the first grade and rightfully earned the opportunity to advance to the next level of education.