When Lawyers Reproduce
The attorney gene is not dying out in my family. I think, rather, that it is becoming intensified through the generations. When my nieces or nephew have children, those kids will probably be Supreme Court Justices.
Allow me to tell a little tale starring my 3-year old nephew, whom we shall call Clarence.
Little Clarence has recently become obsessed with board games, specifically Candyland and Chutes & Ladders. One day last week his grandma and uncle were babysitting him, and sat patiently through several games of Candyland. After awhile, Uncle [we'll call him] Steve said "Clarence, I'm tired. Let's play something else."
Clarence agreed and quietly helped put all the Candyland cards and game pieces away. He then turned off the television and several of the lights.
"What do you want to play now, Clarence?" asked Uncle Steve.
Solemnly, Clarence replied that he wanted to play school. Both grandma and Uncle Steve were amenable to this idea.
"That sounds good, Clarence. And what are we going to do in school today?" asked Uncle Steve.
"Today we're going to learn....
....to play Candyland."
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what a lawyer looks like when he's three years old.