DD13 regarding being a freshman at her new high school:

Last week: "I'm not going to tell anyone I skipped a grade and I'm not going to be a huge nerd and take every advanced class because I just want to be normal."

Yesterday: "It's too bad they won't have a botany club... maybe I should start one! Can I be a botanist and study astronomy?"

(I suggested astrobiology and reminded her of The Martian -- cue huge excitement... glad she wants to be normal)