Saturday, February 02, 2008

Best Laid Parenting Plans



In the spirit of raising our children to believe in their own potential, during dinner tonight K told them,


"You can be anything you want to be when you grow up."


To which The Rooster enthusiastically responded,

"I want to be The Space Needle and a dinosaur!!!"

[Okay, well maybe not any thing.]





44 comments:

Omaha Mama said...

When I was five, I told several people that when I grew up, I was going to be a boy! Once I started kindergarten, my aspirations quickly changed to becoming a cheerleader. :0) Go Rooster!

psychicgeek.com said...

My brother wanted to be chinese when he grew up. Didn't happen.
Tell the kid good luck in finding space needle school.

flutter said...

oh the fun my shrink could have with that! kidding...she is so cute

Avery Gray said...

How imaginative! I'd like to see that.

dawn224 said...

hee hee. I wanted to be six feet tall and blonde. That didn't happen either.

Maddy said...

It's usually when we're being our most sober, serious and wise with our children that they sock it right back to us.
Cheers

Anonymous said...

Oh Rooster. I love you so. I think Space Needle school must be in Seattle. I'll look forward to her visits. Love Grandma Seattle.
And what did the Mayor say?

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Why do you guys lie to your kids?

But seriously, if she gets to be the Space Needle I am telling EVERYONE that I know her mom.

Sugarplum's Mom said...

That's too precious. When I was little and learned about babies coming from eggs in my body I immediately insisted they were catholic and silver... funny, now that I'm grown up, I am not silver, nor am I very catholic.

Velma said...

My brother wanted to be a dog, really badly, when he was 5. Really, really badly. There was outside peeing on all fours involved, as I recall. Ooooh - gotta remember to bring that one up next time I see him!

Wendy said...

Now why would the Space Needle be fun? Sure it's tall but you don't get to run all over the place?!

Angie said...

When my son was little he wanted to be a fire truck. No, not a fireman, a fire truck!

Geologychick said...

I remember when I was little, my dad telling me that very same thing! I totally believed him and actually became what I wanted to be! It was the best piece of advice anyone ever gave me. You can bet, I'll pass that one on, too!

Stimey said...

Nice. My two-year-old wants to be an astronaut and travel to Jupiter. Not Mars, not Saturn, but Jupiter. But I guess he has a better chance of doing that than being a dinosaur.

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

How about a dinosaur ripping down the space needle???

LSM said...

When Gym Girl was around The Rooster's age, she insisted that she was going to be a flower when she grew up. This lasted quite some time until she decided to be a dentist instead.

painted maypole said...

i want to be a shark!

Loralee Choate said...

At the opening parent day of Kindergarten the teacher asked each of the kids a question in front of everyone. My eldest was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up.

"A dog!"

Yay!

Katrina said...

Lucas wanted to be a fireman doctor who played drums in a band. Not quite as cool as the space needle, but not too shabby either. ;o)

Kelley said...

when I was a kid I wanted to marry my uncle.

And be a marine biologist. And I am TERRIFIED of water. I just wanted to be one cause it sounded fancy.

MsPrufrock said...

Hey, at least the kid's ambitious -she wants to be two things rather than a measly one.

My brother used to want to marry our collie, Liberty, and have children, oddly all named Harry. Thankfully that never came to fruition.

Mahala said...

I'm still waiting to grow up...

girl of a thousand blogs said...

tagged you for a meme. cause I suck like that. stop by ;)

carrie said...

I dont' think there's anything wrong with that! :)

mamatulip said...

You should dress The Rooster up as the Space Needle for Hallowe'en this year. ;)

Damselfly said...

You mean you crushed her dreams?!

map of new zealand said...

Go Rooster, you stick to your dreams and maybe one day you can be a dinosaur or space needle!
I love how kids dream big!I wish we could keep that as we get older.

pootandcubby said...

Both at the same time?

-andi

Sarcastic Mom (aka Lotus) said...

Oooh, that's much better than how I wanted to simultaneously be a ballerina and an astronaut! I love that kid!

Jenifer said...

I think those are lofty ambitions. I am just catching up a bit...the post about being more patient hit home. I SUCK at this, but I am trying. Feels nice to not be alone on this one.

JaniceNW said...

The marketing possibilities are endless! Snerk. What color dinosaur?

kurrabikid said...

Can I just say, discovering your blog has made my entire week!...

Faerie Mom said...

At the same time? Or on alternating days? WHat color dino? I think red would be good. I want to grow up and be something.... I don't know what, but something!

Sarah O. said...

The Space Needle? What a great answer!

Queen Karana said...

Well, there's always evolution. :)

Tracey said...

I want to be the space needle too! Please tell me it is possible!

JoeInVegas said...

The space needle - great! I love the imagination.

Sayre said...

Hahahahah - that was great! The Rooster is definitely a creative one.

WkSocMom said...

My son's older brother (a whole 5 to his bro's 4) keeps setting him straight - "you can't be a transformer because you aren't a little transformer, you're a boy)

kittenpie said...

The Space Needle, huh?
Um paging Dr. Freud...

holly said...

When my uncle was young he wanted to be a fire truck. Not a fireman, but the fire truck itself. He used to run around making siren noises. :)

Chelle said...

Awww c'mon mooooom... the space needle AND a dinosaur! How can you beat that! :D

Those are the best answers I've heard in a long time. Great kids!

*Mini* said...

At least he's reaching for the stars!

Ally said...

Dude, I've been thinking we could USE a new Space Needle 'round here.