Alica Mckenna Johnson

My son Logan

My son was working on his history paper, the topic women in aviation engineering. He says to me. “Mom I just learned something interesting. The women interviewed in the article says that at least 1/3 of all women in the field went to all-girl colleges.”

I say, ”Well, that makes sense. It is believed or maybe true that some men don’t like to date smart women, or at least women smarter than they are, so in mixed classes women tend to ‘dumb down.’”

Logan looked at me as if I had grown a second head. “What?”

Me, “I raised you right; you don’t understand.”

Logan, “That is lame. Who would want a date a guy like that anyway?”

Me, “I have no idea. Would it bother you if your girlfriend got a better grade on your English paper?”

Logan eyebrow raised. “Mom, she is so going to get a better grade on her English paper, and she’s in a higher math than me.”

I shrugged. “Does it make you feel like less of a man?”

Logan, “Of course not. Some people are so stupid.”

Me, “Yes, yes they are. And you’re welcome.”

Logan, “For what?”

Me, “Raising you to be better.”

Have you had a moment when you knew you had done an awesome job as a parent? I’d love to hear about it!