Driving Kathleen home:
Me: Today I listened to a podcast about “grit.” Do you know what that is?
Kathleen: No. Sounds boring.
Me: Grit is what allows people to work hard, even at things they don’t like doing in order to achieve big goals in their lives. Are you a gritty person Kathleen?
Kathleen: I don’t know.
Me: I was wondering because you quit soccer and you quit piano. You don’t like practicing things. So maybe we need to work on your grit.
Kathleen: Um, I don’t think so.
Me: But you don’t really have any activities that develop your grit.
Kathleen: Yes I do. I watch a lot of TV.
Me: How does that show grit?
Kathleen: Sometimes shows are really long, and if you drink a lot you have to have real bladder control ….
Me: I stand corrected.