When Craig was growing up, I had a feeling he would either become an attorney or a college professor. He’s always had a mature and insatiable appetite for reading and could, with very little prompting, recite an impressive display of facts and trivia on any subject of one’s liking. Truthfully, there were times when he was very young that I imagined him as a contestant on Jeopardy but realized that to carry that out would put me in the same category as a Toddlers and Tiaras stage mom. I was not willing to risk it. Plus, I didn’t talk southern enough! 🙂
Once, when Craig was in early middle school he had to have a small cyst surgically removed from his neck. As the medical staff readied him for surgery, the anesthesiologist came in for Craig’s pre-surgical briefing. In a very condescending tone, the doctor slowly explained in very juvenile terms to my little bookworm what was going to happen during surgery. He then asked Craig if he had any questions. Without missing a beat my little boy said, “One word comes to mind…… malpractice.”
I could have DIED. Surely the doctor would assume that he overheard his parents talking when in reality, we were catching a preview of a future career. (Although his current legal interests lie in different disciplines, we still laugh about that, even now!)
Although May 25th is a long way off, I’m stocking up on tissues now. There is something about seeing graduation processionals that really get to me. In the meantime, I’m wondering if Judge Judy is thinking about retirement within the next decade. I may just get that shot as stage mom yet.
We’re proud of you, Craig!