As promised several days ago, here is Einstein Junior's list of things he wants to be when he grows up. I think the order of occupations is half as they came to him and half his actual preference.
Number 12, my husband informed me, is "study-er, as in, someone who studies." When I asked EJ why 13 was blank, I thought maybe he couldn't think of anything else, or he didn't have time to finish the list. His answer made me laugh so hard (inwardly, I couldn't laugh out loud at my son!). "If numbers 1 through 12 don't work out, I just want to do nothing. 13 is nothing." Okay, well...We had a discussion about what would happen if he was a grown up and did nothing. How would he buy food? or clothes? or books?! He said we would just buy that stuff for him, like we do now. We popped that bubble right quick. By the end of the conversation, he realized the importance of doing something with his life. When he was little, like, barely able to talk all the way until he was about 4, he said he wanted to be a driver. He didn't know what kind of driver, but he knew God wanted him to drive for his profession. Then he turned four and started kindergarten where the first half of the history curriculum is learning about ten different jobs. Ever since then, he stopped talking about being a driver and started making lists like this one. I have to say, though, most of the time when he talks about what he wants to do when he grows up, he says things like, scientist, telescope scientist, rock scientist, astronaut, microscope scientist (feel a theme here?). The funniest thing is, though, is if you ask him his favorite subject in school, science ranks 4th or 5th. I guess all I have to say is, it's a good thing he still has ten years to figure it out!
Who am I, you ask?
In 2006 I had a stroke, and every day my husband encourages me to use my remaining brain cells to the best of my ability. I love to organize, make crafts, and go on adventures (safe ones). I hope that through my blog posts, you will be encouraged to accept and make the best of challenges God throws at your life.