Summer Camp as a Grad Student
Dear Mom & Dad,
I’m having a great time here at grad school. By now you’ve noticed that I really can’t come home for the summer. I know the neighbor’s kid came home from medical school three weeks ago, but as I’ve told you before I’m not going to be that type of doctor.
Also, please stop asking me when my semester ends. We don’t really follow semesters that closely. In fact, I haven’t taken a class in two years. Yes, I’m still in school even though I’m not taking classes. As I’ve tried to explain before, my “school work” is really just lab work. And we do it year round.
Sorry about missing the family 4th of July picnic. Unfortunately, science doesn’t recognize national holidays. My mice still need to be injected every Wednesday whether it is a holiday or not. Hopefully next year I can try and make it. I’ll see grandma at Christmas. Please stop asking me if she has Alzheimer’s, I’m really not that kind of doctor. I can tell you about neuronal death in Alzheimer’s disease, but I can’t diagnosis it.
I promise I won’t spend the whole holiday working. I’ve made lots of friends here. Though I must say, #454does not behave very well and has bite me three times. Jokes on him though, I put him in the placebo group. Haha! I’m just kidding though, some of my friends are human. I’m sure we’ll see the fireworks at night after work is done.
You don’t worry about me, though if you had some spare quarters for laundry I wouldn’t turn them down. Give Auntie K a hug for me!
Your Nerdy Kid