Thursday, January 24, 2013

getting his money's worth

This is Brady. Brady goes to college. COLLEGE! I just need to emphasize that he is an adult in college and he went to class and was asked to draw a picture of himself on the first day of class as an introduction. Not only was he asked to draw a picture, but the stick figure outline was already provided. He brought home his masterpiece and put it on our fridge with a magnet. He felt like he needed to post his receipt for tuition paid to the college next to it. "This is what I am paying for!"  Kind of ridiculous. 
He also asked me one day "We used to always have some popsicle sticks and glue around here. . . do we still have any?"
"Probably . . . what do you need with popsicle sticks?"  
"A class project.  Remember that ship I built out of popsicle sticks in 5th grade? I'm building another ship to go with my paper. "  
I wish we would have saved the ship from 5th grade, it was intricate and had working lights and a moving rudder. And in 5th grade, he had a lot more free time on his hands to be making arts and crafts projects for school than he does now as an adult who is working his way through college.

 I think he is anxious to get to the University next year and move on from crayons and arts and crafts.