In Merlin’s genius class they have been doing debating. It sounds basically like arguing except that you can’t choose which side you argue about. I argue a lot so I just know he takes after me. I tried to show him how to cry and flounce out of the room during an argument but he said you can’t do that when you are trying a debate. Anywhoo, he and his teacher (my close, close friend Ty) were going to some state debating contest today. I had no idea that this was a big deal. i guess he has been doing a lot of debating and I just haven’t been able to make it to a single one because of my busy, busy schedule, but this one is very important. I had to drop him at school early this morning and there were people from the newspaper there to take his picture. i guess he is the youngest person who debates or something.