Unfortunately, she wasn't paying enough attention to the television program to gloat. I wish she'd had the chance. Few people get the chance to do that, and well---it would have pretty fucking awesome. And she deserved that gloating. As a biology major, I should know that sea turtles' hatching beaches have specific smells that they can track because I love sea turtles, and I should fucking know. Damn. And ugh--I hate being condescending. WHY WAS SHE NOT PAYING ATTENTION?! At least I told her about it. She was able to feel proud and intelligent (she is intelligent--she just rarely shows it like the rest of us). She refuses to go into science. I think she'd make a spectacular entomologist. She loves insects.
I am terribly ashamed of the way I treat her 90% of the time. Though I have my kind moments, they are far too rare.
P.S. She is graduating tomorrow. Yay!