Yesterday I asked Addy what she wants to be when she grows up. I’ve asked her this question before, and she’s told me she’d like to be a puppy, a mommy and “just Addyson.” Yesterday she told me she’d like to be a princess when she’s a big girl. I told her that would kind of make me a queen by association, which would be pretty cool.
It goes without saying that I don’t care what Addy (or Peyton) decides to be when she grows up as long as she’s happy. And this might not make me super-popular with the feminist bunch (who am I kidding — I’m never super-popular with the feminist bunch) but I was ecstatic that Addy said she’d like to be a mommy when she grows up. Sure, a puppy would be cute, and it’s heartwarming that she’d like to be a princess. At this point she realizes she’ll never be a dog, and sooner or later she’ll discover that it’s highly unlikely she’ll be a royal. And, while I know that she’ll answer, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” a million different ways before she actually decides what she really wants to do for a living, I’m not-so-secretly hoping “a mommy” always tops her list.
What have your kids said they want to be when they grow up?