"What's material science?" my daughter asked on our way to school one morning.
Uh. I wasn't sure. 7:30 AM is not the best time to ask me questions - especially when I haven't yet enjoyed my first sip of coffee.
"How about sociology?"she asked.
I dunno. The study of people and their social structures? Does that make any sense? Gawd, I need a latte.
"What are you doing?" I asked.
"I have to fill out this form for the PSAT," she replied. "And they want to know what I'll be majoring in when I get to college. I don't think it looks good to check 'Undecided.'"
Ah. In my day, you took the PSAT in 11th grade and the SAT in 12th, and that was it. Forty years later, they start administering it in middle school. Megan took it last year and this year, she took it again. This was optional; but I figured that they must be encouraging it for a reason -- and the more practice she had taking the test, the less nervous she might be when the results finally count (in anotherRead More »from My Daughter, My Self