So difficult child is part of her school's Science Club. Their advisor is a really energetic, positive and upbeat teacher And Duckie loves attending. Their next meeting will involve.... dissecting a squid. Duckie is adamant that she wishes not to attend this meeting because not only is she squeamish but she is also morally opposed. She told me she sees no good reason for a squid to give its life when she isn't planning on working as a vet or in medicine. I explained that I wouldn't force her to attend the meeting but I told that she would probably need to do it sometime for a class grade. She then said that a required class is different than an extracurricular activity. Sometimes she's far wiser than her 11 years.