Tuesday, August 14, 2007

I know what I want to be...

In this world, career is second nature to life. In my generation, when we grew up in India we hardly had any choices other than being doctor and engineer. But I do see whatever you do, it's the attitude and perseverance that sees you through what you want to be. Anyways, thats besides the point. I wonder what the next generation see themselves in 20 years from today.

I was playing Doctor set with my little pumpkin. I can visualise her successful in so many different professions. I asked her "What do you want to be when you grow up?". Initially she said "Nothing". I said you have to be something, you need to have a career. She thought for a moment and said "I know..".

I was eager to hear what has inspired her so much at this young age -
Could it be doctor - we hardly have any in immediate family but she has her pediatrician who is a very nice man.
Could it be engineer - we have many in family, not sure whether we even inspire.
Could it be teacher - she likes to teach (read boss around) on her little brother but that hardly qualifies to be a teacher (My mom would twist my ears for saying this :) ).

Her eyes were wide and bright , happy that she has made a decision. "I know Mamma", she went on, " I want to be a mermaid !"

7 comments:

Tys on Ice said...

hahaha ...would you mind if i link u to my site? btw, I hope you pumpkin becomes THE Maid than a 'mere' maid. :)

Joy said...

ToI, Not at all. Infact, I would also link your blog in my site. I want her to be THE Scientist or THE Artist ( Is it the mom inside me talking again?) I'll try my best to let her be what she wants to be :)

Hip Grandma said...

No,Jaya you shud not bother her with such qns.she's too young to understand all that.let her be her age and dream of becoming a fairy or mermaid

Tys on Ice said...

yeah, when I was small I used to snug those black braided hair (theruppan) at the back of my stretch knickers and be hanuman...

I grew up and became an ape...

the power of dreams I guess... :)

Archana Bahuguna said...

So beautiful... And you better let her become a mermaid if she wants to ... :-D

Madhu said...

Really very sweet :) Kids are in there own world...where the world is full of possibilities.

Joy said...

Arc, Yeah sure.. DO you remember the movie - Splash, in which a mermaid comes to live in NY for sometime...

Madhu,kid's dreams are dreams not bothered by reality or possibility.