Ground Control to Major Tom

Overheard… Seven-year-old Julianna and Mommy:

J: Mommy, when I grow up, can I be a astronaut?
Mom: “An” astronaut. And yes, certainly. But you’ll have to study really hard in your Science and Math Classes.
J (excitedly): And, when I become an astronaut I will welcome you aboard my spaceship!
Mom: That’s great, Sweety!
J (rethinking): Well, but… By then, you’ll be old. Like, VERY old… You’ll almost be dead! So, maybe it would be better if you stayed on earth.

Me (to Mommy): Technically, I suppose, she’s right. But, still. Ow.

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