"We've got to get going or we're never going to get into college," jokes my friend, who has a Ph.D, a couple of master's degrees and a closet full of ordinary B.A.s. She also has a teenager starting his senior year of high school next month. We all do.
We're at the book store researching our college options. The boys are back at Dianne's house racking up kills or points or whatever it is you earn for hours spent playing video games while your mom does your homework for you.
This just might be the smartest generation of kids yet.
Photo: The college-bound teenager's starter kit. Answers to "mom."