Congratulations Auntie Lia!
Auntie Alia graduated from medical school at Brown.
Here is the conversation between Alia and Alex contributed by Alia. (The “Me” is Alia):
Alex: (obligatory voice) Congratulations, Auntie Lia.
Me: Thanks, Alex!
Alex: What kind of doctor are you going to be?
Me: I’m going to be a psychiatrist
Alex: (super excited) You are?? That’s great!!!
Me: Do you know what a psychiatrist is?
Alex: Yes, and I REALLY need one! I have a very long story, and it’s VERY HARD!
Me: Well, I’d be happy to listen to your story any time at all. You can call me or write me a letter.
Alex: If I wrote you a letter, I’d need 15 envelopes.
Me: Then you can email me, and we’ll save some trees.
Alex: Okay, good. I’m so glad you’re a psychiatrist.
I have to say, that’s the most favorable response I’ve ever gotten in response to my specialty choice. =)