Thursday, April 09, 2009

When I Grow Up

My husband and I often enjoy, as I'm sure many parents do, talking about what or who Linus will be when he grows up. The easiest path for this conversation to take involves his choice of career or job. A few of our guesses include:

A soccer player: While I was pregnant, I was constantly being kicked. It was usually so common that while having some pretty intense practice contractions (according to the EFM during an NST), I was oblivious. It was during my pregnancy that my husband would regularly see my belly morphing from sphere into some undefined three dimensional shape, and he would reach over, lay a hand on it, and say "He's gonna be a soccer player."

A third base baseball coach: Often when trying to communicate something, Linus will scroll through his vast vocabulary of ASL signs while I simply stare at him wondering what he could possibly be trying to say. I imagine this is what many a baseball player has felt like while watching their coach. Maybe all his signs will help form his career path.

A chef: With his passion for food and his constant presence in the kitchen while meals are prepped, it is pretty certain that Linus will know a thing or two about cooking before leaving home. Maybe this interest will grow into something more leading to a career as a chef, baker, or even food critic.

Linus may also follow in his mom's footsteps and become a teacher, his dad's footsteps and become a web programmer, or make his own path in a yet to be created career. Who knows?

What we do know though is no matter what path Linus chooses whether astronaut, hair stylist, CEO, or stay-at-home dad, we will support and love him as he achieves his dreams and not just ours.


What did you want to be when you were a kid? I dreamed large from astrophysicist to lawyer to pediatrician, but the constant dream was to be a teacher and a mother. My dreams have come true.


Midwest Mom said...

In my heart of hearts I wanted to be a ballerina.

Sheri said...

I love this post. We often wonder what our girls will become but with little expectation other than them doing something that are passionate about.

Me...I always wanted to act or dance professionally. I did the dancing part. Then, I became the one thing I was absolutely sure I would be and that is a mother. :) As I tell my girls all the time, it is the best job in the world. Zero pay but the greatest rewards.

Marty, a.k.a. canape said...

I wanted to be the first female Major League Baseball player. For the Phillies. I loved Mike Schmidt.

Then I didn't fit right in the boys' baseball pants around the 5th or 6th grade, and I gave up.

After that I wanted to be a rock star. Heh.

Miche said...

I always wanted to be a ballerina or a movie director, and a mom. :) 1 out of 3 isn't bad-the best one came true. That was a lovely post!

Anonymous said...

Lily wants to be a stripper. Naked, dancing sometimes with boots. Sigh. It's going to be hard to keep that girl off the pole.