Wednesday, February 11, 2009


While attending law school we used to joke that it ruined a variety of things for us. One example: legal dramas/comedies on TV. When you know what the actual law is and/or the real way things are done, the TV version is never quite as exciting. I used to be a huge Law & Order fan. But, that was before law school. Now I can't help but nit-pick the way they portray things (and how accurate they are). I have heard similar things from friends who are doctors. ER just wasn't the same after going to medical school.

"Discussions" with my husband aren't the same. I don't think I need to elaborate on that. Today I discovered another way that law school ruined me: I attempt to reason with a precocious 3 year old. A few minutes ago she and Jack were "playing" while I prepared lunch. She was loud and a bit aggressive. He was laughing for a while, then he was crying. In response she said, "I'm sorry, I'm sorry, you're OK, you're OK." She immediately volunteered to me that it (whatever "it" was) was an accident. I asked what she did, she said she pushed him to the ground on accident. I almost launched into a discussion about the fact that the word push implies intent, which would mean it wasn't an accident. Who has that conversation with a 3yo? Lucky for both of us I caught myself and avoided much frustration by forgoing that line of conversation.

Seriously, I'll never be the same!

1 comment:

  1. love it! You made me laugh at work! I am in awe of you my dear! I love your stories and the way your mind works! I am so glad the Lord has blessed me with a friend like you!