Atticus and I just finished watching a delightful Masterpiece Theater, "My Family and Other Animals," which is the story of naturalist Gerald Durrell's childhood years. The family lived on a Greek island for several years and during that time, Gerald was allowed to indulge his love for all things wild and living. He kept scorpions in matchboxes, brought home destructive magpies, and generally lived to explore nature.
In the final scene, as they are headed back to England, his mother says to him, "And we'll get you an education."
Gerald looks at her, dumbfounded. "What was it I just had?"