In the car, driving home from swim practice:

Lauren: You know, I been thinking that if the science thing doesn’t work out, I’m going to be a judge.

Me: A judge? You want to be a lawyer?

Lauren: No, not a lawyer. I want to be a judge.

Me: Well, judges are lawyers first. You have to get a law degree and work as a lawyer before you can be a judge. That’s lot of school…and a lot of paperwork. Not really your strong suit.

Lauren: I guess not.

Me: What makes you want to be a judge anyway?

Lauren: I’ve been watching Judge Judy and it doesn’t look all that hard, and I like to wear all black. I don’t know if I could be as mean as her though. I hope I never end up on Judge Judy, she’d hate me because I talk way too much.

Me: Yeah, I think you better stick with science and stay out of the courtroom.