Last week, I saw that the 2012 College Rankings list came online, and called the children to come over and check it out. We noted the usual list of top college names, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, etc.

In that same article, I saw a link to a list of A+ universities for B students. That’s interesting, I clicked on that link.

“Hmm…Pepperdine, Purdue, Syracuse….University of Colorado-Boulder…not too bad, you know.” I said out loud, more to myself.

“Mom, print this B student list out for me!” my 11-year-old commanded.

Just WHO is this alien that invaded my child’s body?!!

My jaw must have dropped and fell onto the floor, as I turned to stare with eyes wide open at my 11-year-old.

Okay, nothing wrong with this list of universities. I was deeply offended by this lack of ambition.

Reading my obvious unhappiness with the B list request, the 11-year-old immediately exclaimed, “I just wanted to make sure that I don’t accidentally apply to one of these schools, and have to hang out with the B students!!”

Ah…smiling to myself…there is the snobby child I raised.

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