When I Grow Up

Since Jack was born, he always had an obsession with wheels. Cars, monster trucks, trains fill quite a few of our toy bins.

So it makes sense that, whenever you ask him what he wants to be when he grows up, he says “Race car driver!”

Ben’s main obsession for toys are little miniatures. So when I was filling out his homework for the weekend, and one of the questions was, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I was unsure of his reply.

Ben is always someone that answers everything with certainty, so without any hesitation, he looked me in the eye and said, “Jack.”

I’m pretty sure that goal is unachievable, probably as unachievable as Jack being a race car driver, but it made me wonder what he would be good at.

He can be very creative. And smart. And so inquisitive! I love that he is so happy all the time. But he lives in his own world and refuses to conform to society in any way. Spitting, pushing, running around naked, not getting dressed even though we are trying to take him somewhere fun, and not listening are some of the many problems we face with this small but very strong willed little guy.

It seems to me that the only thing Ben would be good for at this moment is a prisoner of war. If he was holding a secret he didn’t want to tell anyone, there is NOTHING anyone can do to get it about of him.

Same goes for trying to get Ben to do anything you want him to. Good luck with that.

So when I read the next question on the page, “I am a star because…” I knew the answer immediately.

“…no one can break my spirit.”image

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