I think this might be my favorite recent photo of Sylvia. I feel a little bad about how much I like it, because she was so unhappy at the time. She shoved her scarf into her ears because they started playing really loud music at the restaurant. It just makes me laugh.
I’ve lived in DC since 1995. Up until today the only remotely “political” thing that has happened to us was that we sat in front of Sonny Bono and his family during Mission Impossible and listened to him say repeatedly, “Who’s the mole?”
But today, just by chance, Sylvia and one other classmate got the opportunity to go hear part of the speech the Vice President was giving near school and then get their picture taken with him.
According to the adults who were with them, he was a super sweetheart to the girls and the girls were beside themselves. He told them they could grow up and do whatever they wanted, and Sylvia said, “Actually, I know what i want to do. I want to go to college and double major in chemistry and fine arts, and then I want to be a glass blower.”
So, yeah, no big deal, Joe Biden knows what my daughter wants to be when she grows up.
Luckily, I have a friend at the school where Sylvia was visiting today. She sent me this picture of Sylvia with a brownie. I was later informed it was the best brownie ever, and her ‘buddy’ bought it for her (SUPER SWEET).
She enjoyed her visit, but when I asked if she could see herself there, her answer was, “Well…if I don’t get into [boarding school] I could, but if I get into [boarding school] I really want to go there.”
Evidently she said that in her interview too. Oops. But I’m glad she’s honest and also glad she is so interested in [boarding school].