Sometimes when the kids are sleeping and DH is reading a book late at night, and it’s unusually quiet in the house, I ponder what my kids might be when they grow up.
I’m usually a very “non-labels” type of mom. I know a lot of parents who say little Johnny is their intelligent, out of the box thinker, and how Suzie Q is their quiet, soft-spoken dreamer. I’ve never really described either of my children that way before. I guess if I had to, here’s what I’d say:
H is my little lover boy. He’s a toucher for sure-he loves to rub my arm fat while he’s trying to go to sleep or when he’s tired, and he’s done it since he was a baby, nevermind the fact that it drives me absolutely bonkers! He’s wise beyond his years, and knows things that a 6 year old shouldn’t be able to comprehend. He’s sympathetic to others’ needs, and he’s a great listener. While he says he wants to be a garbage guy AND a firefighter (’cause he likes to ride on the back!) I see him as a pastor, or a therapist. Sometimes I think he’d be but DH swears he’s got the communication skills to be a negotiator…he can talk himself down to only 5 minutes in his room before you know it! Jokingly, we used to say he was going to be a drug pusher when he got older. I’ll always see his little 4 year old self saying, “come on, you know you want to try it!” whenever DH and I refused his half licked lollipop or similar treat.
K on the other hand is my little spit fire. She knows what she wants and she’s going to get it. She’s incredibly creative, tying my thread and ribbons to everything and giving it a new name. Her motherly instinct is in overdrive…she follows our friends’ little boys all over and mother hen’s them, and a baby doll’s never had a more attentive mommy. Everyday with K is like another day at a comedy show, she’s hilarious. Honestly, I see her as some upper level management in an office working for the government or some very important company. I can totally see her bossing everyone around in her pantsuit and high heels, all with a baby on her hip
In the end, it doesn’t matter what they are as long as they’re happy and healthy, and doing something they love. Making lots of money for mommy and daddy wouldn’t hurt of course though!
So tell me, what are YOUR kids like? What do you see them doing when they grow up?