Has your child or grandchild told you what they want to be when they grow up?

United States
February 27, 2009 6:08pm CST
My six year old granchild has wrote a song. He has a guitar he plays and he has told me now that he wants to be a song writer when he grows up! Has your child or grandchild told you what they want to be when they grow up?
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
28 Feb 09
Hahaha! Yep. When I was working at Space Telescope Science Institute, part of NASA, where astronomers came from around the world to use the computers that operate the Hubble Space Telescope, I had taken my boys to a special party they were having where 3 of the astronauts of the latest space shuttle mission were the guests of honor. My kids met the astronauts and it really made an impression on my oldest son. My youngest son was more interested in the food and the other kids at the party... sigh! My oldest son was about 6 years old and he told me he wanted to be a Professional Engineer like his 'Pop-Pop' AND an astronaut AND a doctor... all at the same time. I asked him how he was going to do all that at the same time and he told me he was going to "work real hard". Today, he's a VERY hard worker, but he never realized his dream of being an Engineer, doctor and astronaut.
• United States
1 Mar 09
That is adorable. It is amazing how smart they are. I cherish every moment. I have 5 so it can get really busy, when they are all together lol! They are sweeties. They tell me everything about whats going on in their worlds.
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
1 Mar 09
I think that's one of the very best compliments we can get from our children... when they feel close enough to us to be able to tell us anything and everything. I must admit, though, that my youngest son (who just turned 25) tells me things I'd rather not know about! LOL Thank you for the BR! Normally, they don't matter to me and I'd rather see them going to one of the newer members here to boost their morals, but today it's a real boost for me because I'm really feeling crappy! (I seem to have picked up a cold somewhere.) So, thanks again. Hope your day is a good one!
• United States
1 Mar 09
When my oldest daughter was only 11 she told someone she wanted to be just like her mommy, a Jedi and a teacher! LOL. It was so cute and we both still joke about it today. Anora
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• United States
1 Mar 09
That is so adorable. They are precious and grow up way too fast. I really enjoy spending time with each and everyone of them. They are just so much fun. They truly are a blessing!
• United States
1 Mar 09
Yeah, my oldest turns 17 this month!! It's hard to believe she'll be going to college soon. Anora
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
28 Feb 09
Hi eaforeman! Oh, that is so lovely and brilliant to hear from your grandchild. I really don't have any children of my own but my beloved nieces and nephews always tell me what they want to be when they grow up. My 13 year old niece wants to be a doctor, my 8 year old niece wants to be a singer but before that she wants to be a doctor, a dancer, an actress. haha..My 7 year old nephew wants to be a race car driver and a guitarist and wants to have a band of his own. My other niece who is 10 years old wants to be a movie and tv celebrity, a dancer, a singer and a commercial model but before Hollywood struck her, she wants to be a police! haha.. Take care and have a wonderful day! lovelots..faith
• United States
1 Mar 09
I had a long talk with him on the phone and he said he wanted to come visit. I just love it when he comes, we make popcorn, watch movies, play games and he tells me all his views on life lol
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
4 Mar 09
Hi there friend! Oh that is very sweet to have my dear friend--to have a very beautiful and close relationship with your grandchild. It really can make one's heart smile and be filled with love! Oh by the way my dear friend, I can't hardly believe that you are already a grandmother. You look so young on you photo! lovelots..faith
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
28 Feb 09
What a talented little fellow you have running around. My daughter wants to be a teacher or a vet and my oldest a doctor. Be fore that my little wanted to be a "fossil hunter".
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• United States
1 Mar 09
Now that is just too cute. awwwwwwwwww They sure are adorable. I told my grandson, you are meemaws lil angel , when he was a baby, but now he is 6 years old, he does not want to hear the word baby! lol
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
28 Feb 09
What a cute topic. Let's see... first she wanted to be a writer like mum, then she thought a nurse like her aunt would be better, when she went for a hair cut she decide hairdressing looked interesting and when we took our cat to the vet she made up her mind that veterinary science would be her vocation. I asked her just now and without batting an eyelid she relied, "A scientist" Of course!
• United States
1 Mar 09
That is adorable. I just love listening to them. I always ask, are you being good? and he always says yes, meemaw. now we know, that he is leaving out some of the information lol
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
28 Feb 09
My granddaughter says she wants to be one of many things....like an art teacher...she calls herself the painter girl...but she also loves hockey...so who knows....next week it might be something else!
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• United States
1 Mar 09
Well, my grandson will be playing legos one minute and then the next minute hes singing and playing the guitar lol He always has something going on. He told me that he wants me to watch Scooby Do with him again lol
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
28 Feb 09
No they have never told me. They just left my house, the next time they come to visit I am going to sit down with them and have a conversation with them about this. I think that is a good question.
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• United States
1 Mar 09
I really enjoy listening to them. I call my grandchildren on the phone and they give me all the updates. It is just adorable. They always have so many thoughts going on and I just love them.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
28 Feb 09
My grandson keeps saying he wants to join the army and be a soldier. My daughter said one day when they were in town he saw a recruiting place and he was wanting to go sign up now, she told him he was not near old enough and he said well they can go do it now and when he is old enough then he will be ready. LOL
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• United States
1 Mar 09
awwwwwwwwwww they are just so cute. You just never know what they will say! I just love listening to all their ideas about life. It is too cute. Appreciate the response and happy mylotting!
• Australia
28 Feb 09
My little neice wants to be a fire fighter when she grows up because she "likes the big red trucks and wants to wear the special hat". Heh, I've no idea if that's what she'll become, but we'll see.
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• United States
1 Mar 09
Thats really cute. My grandson has a big imagination. He did write a cool song. It was about him growing up and going to college and then getting a job! Appreciate the response and have a great day!