9yr old: mommy, what if I want to be a teacher, an artist, AND the President? I'm very conflicted about it all.
Me: 'conflicted'??? Well, you don't have to conflicted about any of that right now. Just enjoy what you like to do and don't worry about that stuff yet.
7yr old: someone in my class thought the STAAR test (state standardized test) was about drawing stars and the best stars you can draw. THAT girl needs to worry about HER future.
Aaaaaaand my worry about teaching my youngest to be nice with her words has returned...