What Would You Like To Be When You Grow Up?

Monday, 11 January 2016

What Would You Like To Be When You Grow Up?

What Would You Like To Be When You Grow Up?

What would you like to be when you grow up?

To be honest I am still asking myself that now. I might have 3 boys of my own, but I hardly feel like a grown up. When I was little I wanted to be a librarian for a short time. Mainly as I wanted to stamp books. Then I wanted to be a teacher so I could mark books. Ironically, when my dream came true, marking books was one of the worst parts of the job! So although I have no idea what I am going to be if I ever grow up, I do like to ask my children every now and then.

I think we can say my boys lack ambition.

Last week I got big man's school record book out. After having a laugh at his drawing of a seed and his best friend being so young looking 3 years ago I went on to read his ambition.

Clearly a seed growing!

Apparently he wanted to be a doctor. So I asked him what he wanted to be now.

"Ummmm, I don't know, just write down doctor again" he replied. Having taught a handful of doctors in the past I am pretty sure that none of them had this lackadaisical attitude towards their chosen career path, even at the age of 8. So I left it blank.

Next up we have little man.

What are his hopes and dreams for the future? Well he made it quite clear at the breakfast table the other day.

He would like to be a dwarf.

The conversation went something like this, after his Daddy had told him that milk would help him grow big and strong.

"Me no drink hot milk!"

"Why, you normally like it?"

"Me no want to grow. Me wont fit in me Gruffalo dressing gown no more."

I am thinking that little man is going to be disappointed very soon as at the grand age of 4, he isn't really fitting in his 2-3 year old dressing gown as it is.

And last but not least is middle man. He shared his dream with me on the walk to school the other day. Remember he is the child that we are pinning our hopes on of being a genius. Would he actually like to be a doctor unlike his half hearted brother? Maybe a Barrister? Or Prime Minister? I won't lie I was slightly taken back with his response.

"Mummy, when I grow up I'm going to be ......


....a reckless driver."


And with that came a long lecture about road safety and the thought that I really must vet what he is watching on the TV.


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