Dean is home this weekend to celebrate his birthday. Naturally the first order of business was presents.... He's taller than me by even more every time I see him, and he's extra happy these days after settling in enough at school to realize that the biochemistry major wasn't quite doing it for him. I think he needs just one more sign-off, and then he'll be an environmental and conservation biology major with a political science minor. Couldn't possibly be more delighted for him; there's a new spring in his step.
My son, then about 4 years old, was being his wild self right at bedtime. I said, "no more monkey business!" in my best stern-mom voice, and he looked me gleefully in the eye and declared, "infinity more monkeys!"