Thursday, May 21, 2009

The rivalry thing

Me: Do you want to go to medical school and become a doctor?

Devyn: Yes.

Molly: Me, too! Me, too! Me, me, me!

Me: There's a medical school very close to us. You could go there.

Molly: Yes, Mummy. Me, Mummy. Me, me, me!

Devyn: Yes, I want to go to medical school but I don't want Molly to copy me.

Me: Well, both of you could be doctors working in separate fields. You might have different specialties or sub-subspecialties. You could be a neurosurgeon and Molly could research neuroplasticity. You could be a family doctor and Molly could be a gerontologist. You could both be doctors without being the same kind of doctor.

Devyn: I know, but I just don't want Molly to copy me.

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