A few months back, KT and all her friends took the PSAT. Eventually, it was scored and the results were mailed back to us. (Of course, our KT did quite well). Not too long after that, our mailbox started getting crammed with information from various colleges from around the country. Shaun and I merely groaned, but KT got excited…and competitive.
Everyday KT and her friends would compare which colleges were interested. At first there were only small, local or barely heard of colleges. Then came the day that KT came home and wistfully told us that “Patrick* got one from Cal Tech”…
A day or so after that, KT got one from Cal Tech as well. (Take that Patrick!) She also started getting interest from other stellar schools such as Columbia, Stanford, Harvey Mudd, Smith (just try getting one from there Patrick!),Brown, UW** and my personal favorite Saint Olaf. We think the one from Harvard must still be in the mail. (Oh Jaaaaaammmmmes???)
So far, KT has received about fifty letters trying to entice her to return the “send more info packet” form. Now the logical thing to do here would be to go through all the brochures and decide which ones are of the most interest to her. However, KT loves getting mail…so she sent them all back.
Yes, we are perfectly aware that our mail man will soon hate us. Sigh…
*We’ve known and adored Patrick since first grade. In fact Shaun and Patrick’s mom arranged the marriage between them. So far, the kids aren’t cooperating with that plan.
**UW is the only one that really counts here. Shaun has decided to brainwash KT into going here as a way to keep KT close to home, yet going to a good school.
Bit O’ Life
After many frustrating hours of trying, my brilliant child has finally managed to touch her nose with her tongue.
Have I mentioned that she takes after her father?