Another lawyer kid anecdote, about the same three-year-old daughter of two attorneys who was the subject of our last story.
Here it is:
The other night at dinner, [X] had several carrot pieces on her plate. I told her that she couldn’t have any more pasta until she finished “all those nice big carrots.”
She ate one more carrot piece, then demanded a second serving of pasta. When I pointed out that she hadn’t finished her carrots, she argued that the remaining ones were too small to be considered “big” — and therefore didn’t qualify as carrots she had to eat before getting more pasta.
BRILLIANT. If she doesn’t go into litigation, this kid could grow up to be a great corporate lawyer. Is “big carrot” a defined term? Are the required dimensions or weight of a “big carrot” spelled out anywhere within the contract?
For that kind of genius, give her an entire plate of April Bloomfield’s renowned sheep’s-milk ricotta gnudi. We expect her to ace the LSAT in a few years — by the time she’s in third grade.
Yes, she’s only three years old right now. Scary.
(We’re eager to receive your own lawyer kid anecdotes. Please send ’em to us by email, subject line: “Lawyer Kid Anecdote.” As always, thanks.)
Earlier: Lawyer Kid Anecdotes: Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Litigators