Tuesday, November 2, 2010

When I Grow Up...


like father.....................like son


One of the questions I most commonly ask people is "What do you want to be when you grow up?" I still have things that I would like to become. Such as: a librarian...or a patient mother of five children.
I asked both of my boys (the one's that I don't have to decipher their words) this question and they both responded by saying that they wanted to be what their daddy does. Awww. So sweet. Right? Granted his job is very cool and it's a small niche to be a flying photographer (the unofficial title I just made up). That sounds so awesome, except they think he actually pilots the helicopter and plane. I think they really want to be pilots who take amazing pictures of themselves flying. And who wouldn't?
I do think it is lovely that they want to be just like their daddy. I am sure they will want to be a many great and wonderful thing before they decide to be a something that works in a cubicle. Like an astronaut, or an artist. Samuel seems to have loftier goals than Cooper. Cooper says he will be a security guard in Sam's factory, or to be a worker in that same factory (I am pretty sure he thinks that Star Wars toys are made there).
They remind me frequently that I am already grown up, to which I respond with surprised astonishment. I can't be the only one out there that still thinks of myself as 17. When I meet people and they are my age, I automatically think they are older than me. And you know I am getting older and grown up because the nurses treated me like I might know something during the delivery of my last baby (which I don't). Sam turns 8, and will be baptized in a few weeks. That is the biggest reminder that I am indeed in the middle of my life and well on my way to being grown up.

7 comments:

Sacha said...

I definitely don't feel grown up, even though I have a baby. I feel like I'm just playing "house" sometimes. :)

Wanting What I Have said...

I am SO WITH YOU on the 17 feeling. i still feel that way. I still meet people, even younger than me, and think they must be older. I am just now beginning to realize that I'm approaching the half way point - I mean, it's not that far off. yep, I'm with you.

Elizabeth said...

i'm still confused from the "mother of 5" comment, are you trying to tell us something?

p.s. i miss you

Janan said...

I've discovered your blog! mwahaha!
I am still suprised to see myself in pictures, in my head I am young and a size 6.

Cheyenne said...

Funny! I think I'm super young as well as super fly. My young women are patient with me! Realizing that I'm the same age as I now remember my "old" mother being just makes me confuse.

Manda Mae said...

are you expecting another??? am i on the wrong planet thus not sure if you were just making a joke or being serious about having another baby... please shed some light to one that is very out of the loop here! and if so... congrats!

janan hussey said...

I am a little late leaving a comment on this...just was "catching up" on your blog. And as i do feel the same way, i am mostly leaving this comment to comment on that you have TWO friends named JANAN!!! Well now, THAT my friend, is awesome! And i can almost assure you that most people cannot say that! (: