Thursday, January 29, 2009

Breakfast Conversation

Caroline: Can you be nothing when you grow up?

Me: I guess you could but you might be kind of bored.

Caroline: But you're nothing except for a mom.

Me: Sigh...

Katherine: No Mom, what are you going to be when you grow up, like Daddy.

Me: Sigh...

Katherine: I am going to be a fireman when I grow up.

Me: Oh, a firefighter. Great!

Katherine: Yes, a fireman.

Me: Sigh...

Caroline: I think you should go back to work.

Me: Sigh...


At January 30, 2009 at 11:09 AM , Blogger Duncan Vinson said...

A strange American affliction, isn't it, to believe that one's role in the workplace is what one is as a person. And how can we raise our children to have different values, short of moving off the grid and homeschooling?

At February 3, 2009 at 3:27 PM , Blogger mere_bishop said...

See, and I just tell my kids that when I grow up I am going to be an astronaut or a zebra.

At February 4, 2009 at 12:00 AM , Blogger ChefDruck said...

I sighed right along with you. And then they gave you pink eye. Not fair at all.

Just tell them you're a BLOGGER. My kids think that's pretty much better than being Santa Claus.


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