Talking about the effects of the Norman Conquest on Western Civilization with my 15-year-old as we drove to a doctor appointment. On the way home, having the same kid explain how an Icee is a great model of how oil sands work. I just have to trust him on that.
He's been reading 1066: The Year of the Conquest, which I read in anticipation of this year's history studies. I thought I had written something about it here, but it turns out I did that on goodreads. Looking for it reminded me that I need to update my monthly reading. Anyway, I handed it off to him and he's been enjoying it too. It's a fun popular history, not academic at all, and gives a good overview of the time period.
It is so fun to share "adult" books with my kids now. It's fun to hear him speculate on what his world would have been like if Harold had defeated William. Maybe someday he'll write an alternate history novel about it. Could happen!