It's a common phrase I hear from my kids. Every time they tell me what they want to be when they grow up, I have to giggle inside. The reason I giggle is because they are SERIOUS about doing some of these crazy things when they grow up. You are probably wondering what in the world sparked this post?
Meet the newest, "Mama, When I grow up…"
Brandon the Musician!
Yesterday we went to the music store to rent his violin for school. He was really excited to play strings this year and give it a whirl. When we walked into the music store Brandon was overwhelmed at all the instruments and came to the grand conclusion he wanted to be a musician. Mind you the only thing he has played is spoons on pots and pans! I patted his shoulder and told him, "Absolutely!" Inside I was jumping for joy and excited that we were making progress over the previous ideas he had come up with. For instance, he loves seeing the Wal-mart Greeters and HE felt like this would be the perfect job for him. He says to me, "Mama, they don't move very often and they just smile a lot. It has to be the best job ever!" I just nodded my head. The last job he was SUPER excited about was being a grocery store bagger. When you go to the commissary on base you have baggers that work for tips. You always get a bagger and you better pray you have a few single dollar bills on hand. Well this particular day I didn't have any single dollar bills so I tipped the man a $5 bill. We got inside the car and Brandon says to me, "Mama, this is exactly what I'm going to do when I grow up! He just made a fast $5 for just putting a few groceries in our car!" I nodded my head but also explained to him I was STUPID to give him that much. He was exactly right, they barely do anything. Sigh…
I hope you can tell me your children have these same aspirations or at least similar? I'm waiting for him to say he wants to be a Vet or Pilot? Maybe a Dr.? Nope, just a grocery store bagger.
Meanwhile as Brandon becomes a musician I'm on the lookout for ear plugs. The noise that the Violin makes right now is pretty retched. It's a very squeaky sound and he moves the bow in a fast motion making the hair stand up on your neck. I'm usually pretty good about giving him positive feedback but I'm afraid my facial expressions may be telling another story.
Hope your day is filled with good things. There is always something good here.