Conversation from this evening:
Michael (7) [unprompted and with conviction]: "I'll never ever go to Cal [University of California at Berkeley]."
Me [very politically correctly and with a mostly straight face]: "Well, Michael, despite the rivalry with Stanford, Cal is a very good school. I'd be happy if you went to Cal."
Michael [adamantly]: "No way. I'm never ever going to Cal."
That's my boy. I'm so proud. Go Stanford! (Now, he just needs to study really hard, and I just need to save a small fortune...)