But despite the overwhelming precociousness of my kids, they are still human, and they are definitely still middle schoolers and products of their times.
This morning I taught a lesson in my extra-curricular ESL conversation class. The talking point of the day was:"When you grow up..." "Want to do.../want to..." and a few related sentences and questions were the target phrases.
I think most were getting it, so before I introduce the next activity for practice, I ask one kid the question, :Do you want to be a doctor or a teacher?"
"No, I don't. I want to be a fund manager."
I couldn't help but laugh.