R: I don’t want to go to school!
M: I don’t want to go to work, either. But I have to, so we’ll have money for food and clothes, and you have to go to school because it’s the law.
R: I want to change the law.
M: In that case, I suggest you become a lawyer.
R: Ok. How do I become a lawyer?
M: You need to read a lot and write a lot… and cultivate an argumentative personality.
R: Fine, no problem.
M: If you were a lawyer what would you do?
R: Change the laws: kids only go to school one day a week and people work one day a week.
M: Does that mean everyone would only work one day a week - even doctors, teachers, and bus drivers?
M: What if you got sick on a day that the doctor wasn’t working? Who would take care of you?
R: I would let the doctor come over in his or her shorts and sneakers.
M: What would happen if we had to take the bus and it was on a different day than the bus driver worked?
R: No problem. Take the car.
M: What would you do about mean bosses and nasty teachers?
R: Throw them in jail.
M: Hm….. well, get in that school of yours and do lots of reading and writing. But try and hold off on the argumentative personality for the time being.
R: OK! Bye, mom.