little kid is really into reading this year.
His teacher offers full-size candy bars to kids who reach a certain reading goal, and that just sparked the love of literature into a full-on inferno.
"Mom, if you could have a Lamborghini or 9 really nice bookcases full of your favorite books, which would you pick?"
"The Lamborghini," I said without pause.
"What? I have a Kindle and a library card. No one's lending me a Lamborghini."
"You know what I would pick, mom?"
"I'd pick the books. Because I could read them all and get the knowledge and get into a good college and get a good job and get my own Lamborghini AND still have the books."
"That is an amazing answer! I'm really proud of you! I am so impressed by your motivation this year!"
"Now what would you pick?"
"Still the Lambo."
This kid's going places.
Maybe I'll even drive him there in my Lamborghini.
Meanwhile I'm explaining what happens if you don't graduate from high school to my 7th grader that is totally unmotivated to do homework.
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