Daughter, 15: Why do they only have (high school) career pathways for, like, doctor or engineer and not, say, stripper? That may be where many of my classmates are headed.
Me: You should make a formal complaint with the guidance counselor.
Daughter: Why isn’t pole dancing an option? Because they want to decide for me what is an appropriate career choice! What I find inappropriate may be totally different from what they do. I can make those decisions for myself.
Me: Also laws about what underage kids can’t do.
Daughter: I didn’t think about that.
Me: Your heart is in the right place.
Daughter: I’m going to be a doctor, you know.
Me: I know.