Wednesday, November 14, 2007

How many years of college will he need first?

The five-year-old has a huge list of his future professions. He wants to be a firefighter, an astronaut and a professional dancer (he loves watching Dancing with the Stars), among other things. The other day, he added video game programmer to his list. But then he announced, "I don't want to be in the Army when I grow up."

"Okay," I said, "but why not?"

"You have to fight people, and I don't know how to fight people."

"Well, if you decided you really wanted to be in the Army, they would teach you how to fight people," I told him.

"Oh!" He contemplated that a moment. "I still don't want to be in the Army." And he walked away.

It's probably just as well. I'm not sure how he'd fit it in among all those other things he's planning to do!


  1. Too cute - and its amazing how many times they change that list as they grow

  2. Aw, how sweet!

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut and a doctor. And a singer. I'm really neither, but I'm happy. So, it's all good I guess!