When I was little, I just wanted to be: A showbiz talk show host, a wife/mother and/or a Barbie.
I guess you can be anything you want to be as long as you want it bad enough.
I'm a mommy ...gossiping about my family in my blog---and I have bleached (fake) blonde-blandan hair! Close enough!
That is why I wanted to guide Sasha in this most important decision this early.
(This morning's conversation)
Me: So what do you want to be when you grow up?
5 year old Sasha: I want to be a doctor!
(I do not know why all kids want to be a doctor but never really pursue it when they grow up)
Me: You panic at the sight of blood. Is it really what you want? Because if you are just saying that because its what everyone wants then I cannot accept it.
Sasha: A police?
Me: And be under the sun?
Sasha: A nurse?
Me: That's just like a doctor only you get paid less!
Sasha: A chef?
Me: You do not even eat anything now...so how would you know if what you cook tastes good!?
Sasha: Can you just give me choices and I'll think about it?
Me: How about Ms. Universe, a super star celebrity???
Sasha: No way!
Me: A Pilot?
Sasha: I'll be too afraid to crash.
Me: Well that will depend on you--you're the one flying the plane. Besides they get paid a lot of money and you can buy as much toys you want.
Sasha : Well ok...
(When I got home from work...)
Sasha : Mom I know already what I want, I want to be an artist. So I can draw, and paint and mold clay.
Me: (Bubble thought on her artworks)
...Aaah eh I do not think that's for you. You will starve!
Sasha: Ok a pilot...
Me: You sure?
Sasha: Maybe I'll just be a mango! Yes, I'll be a mango when I grow up!!!
Me: Ok, ok , you can be an artist---just marry a prince or a billionaire who will love you forever!
Sasha: Mom, I'm more confused than ever!
Me: Sasha, seriously you can be what you want to be---I just want you to be happy!
Me: Huwag lang jeje ok? HUWAG LANG JEJE!
(Sorry teacher, now you know why Sasha doesn't have an answer to her homework)