OK, so even though Kellen won't technically be eleven until tomorrow, I thought I would share the following conversation with you as proof that he's wise beyond his years and certainly the early-admissions department at Harvard will be calling any day now ...
Kristie: "OK, so you've got to make a paper doll and dress it up *creatively*, and write a report, is that correct?"
Kristie: "And who is your historical figure?"
Kellen: "George Washington"
Kristie: "Ok, so it says here that your report is supposed to include a few interesting facts .... so, what do you know about George Washington?"
Kellen: "That he was President of the United States?"
Kristie: "Right, what else?"
Kellen: "That he was in charge of the Revolutionary War?"
Kristie: "Uh-huh ... what else?"
Kellen: "That he was worried about global warming?"
Kristie: "Right, ok .......... wait, what? No, not global warming, what are you talking about?"
Kellen: "Then I don't know anything else."
Kristie: "What about the story about the cherry tree he supposedly cut down?"
Kellen: "Did he cut it down because he was worried about global warming?"
Kristie: "NO! He didn't cut it down at all --- the whole story is false is my point. It has nothing to do with global warming. What about the fact they say he wore wooden teeth?"
Kellen: "And the wood came from the cherry tree he chopped down and THAT'S why he was worried about global warming?"
Kristie: "Oh for goodness sake --- WOULD YOU FORGET ABOUT THE GLOBAL WARMING ALREADY??!!!"
Kellen: "Um, I can't really think of anything else about George Washington."
See? See why I'm sharpening my pencils now, to fill out that Ivy League application????