Thursday, June 16, 2011
Me: What do you want to be when you grow up?
L: A Dad.
Me: That's great. But what do you want to do for a living?
L: What do you mean?
Me: What do you want to do to make money.
L: I just want to be a Dad.
Me: You can be a Dad and something else, like a doctor, teacher or policeman.
L: Then I won't have time to be with my kids.
Me: We have to pick something for your Kindergarten Celebration. Is there anything else you would like to be?
L: I guess I can go to an office. But I still want to be a Dad.
You are not caught up into being something when you grow up. In preschool, when you were asked that question you said "When I grow up, I want to be a man." Now in Kindergarten, you want to be a Dad.
I really love that about you. You love to play house and cook with me. You love to take care of others. You have such a big heart and it's so filled with love that you are always making up songs to tell others that they are loved.
But since you needed to decorate a paper doll to look like you when you grow up, I pushed you to make another choice. I should have just left it alone at Dad. In the end you decided to say "I want to be a computer supervisor and a Dad because it sounds like fun."
You were so darn cute in your tie and you kept talking on my old cell phone in between the action.
It was a bittersweet moment to realize my baby is growing up. You are going to be one awesome first grader!