Jun 8, 2009

Aspirations

6/08/2009 — cori
Gavin and I were discussing his future employment options this morning. He insists on being an acrobat. This is the answer he will give anyone who asks the inevitable question, "So, what do you want to be when you grow up?" I'm learning to accept this answer because its better than the garbage man career he was pursuing a few years ago. I mean, really, what kind of activities do you put your kid in as they're growing up to help prepare them for this line (garbage man) of work?

But Gavin also loves to invent things. So, it occurred to me today that I could throw in a new job sequence into the list. I'm sly. "Honey, since you love to invent things, you might really love molecular biology."

"Huh?! What's that?"

I felt I gave him a very precise explanation of this most interesting field while avoiding really going in too deep (since I'm not really exactly sure what it is). I thought I made it sound very appealing.

But it seems Gavin has higher aspirations. You see, his other dream is to live in an RV. He also wants to be "World Traveling Gavin" when he grows up and is just not 100% sure how to earn money doing it. That's where his genius idea for becoming an acrobat came in. He believes he can be a traveling acrobat in his own RV. Perfect. So...the only obvious question from him in response to my molecular biological future pursuits for him was, "Well Mom, how does an RV fit into all that?"

"You know honey, you got me there. I don't see how or why you would need an RV in that profession."

So. We're still going for acrobat. I just pray that if he makes it all the way to Cirque du Soleil in Montreal, that he promises to give me good seats for the show and lets me travel around with him in his RV.

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