So...the other day I'm driving down the road. Maizie is in the backseat telling me about her day and the test she took and how worried she is about how she did (or didn't) do.
Let me remind you at this juncture that Maizie is all of ten.
Somewhat distracted, I assure her that I'm sure she did fabulously and not to worry. "Plus also," I add cheerfully at the end, "You're beautiful!"
There is an audible pause in the back seat and then...
"Yeah...like that'll get me a college degree."
I think it may have been the proudest moment of my life.