Friday, June 24, 2011

dragon school.

One of my (English-speaking) three-year-olds: "But why aren't you coming back anymore?"

Me: "Because I'm moving to another state, buddy. I'm starting graduate school."

His eyes got super big and he stared at me...

"That's SO SCARY!"

I'm thinking, whoa, this three-year-old gets my soul! It IS so scary!

He shook his head, looking sober, and turned back to his block tower.

"That is WAY too scary. I am NOT going to Dragon School."

Hm. Clinical Psych doesn't sound quite as terrifying in comparison to whatever Dragon School would consist of, come to think of it :-).

1 comment:

Kacie said...

Hah! Funny. Yay for plans, though! I don't know when I'll make it to grad school, or where... but ... at some point I hope I make it!

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