The soon to be 5 yr old has started declaring that she wants to be an engineer when she grows up.
She does this 5 times a day.
It’s getting old and my replies have gone from enthusiastic to a nod a mumble.
So when the soon to be 3 yr old decided she wanted to be part of this conversation and declared she wanted to be a mommy, just like me I had to reply:
“Hopefully you’ll be an even better mommy, Missy T”
That did it, the smiling child just had to keep going:
“uh huh! And I’ll have a little girl”
Me: “that’s right, maybe you’ll have a little girl”
“A little girl JUST LIKE ME!” Said with a whole lot of enthusiasm.
I laughed, hubby laughed, she looked confused for a moment, then I said:
“God willing you’ll have a little girl JUST LIKE YOU!!”
Satisfied with that answer she happily went off to play.
The older I get and the older my kids get, the more I understand my own parents…and boy do I feel like I need to apologize and say thank you to them every day! Especially when I deal with the kids who are “just like me!”