what would you like to be when you grow up?

7 Feb

I can’t honestly understand the reason behind this question. Especially at the age of 5. Or maybe I can. The question is being asked for one reason and one reason only; Adults ask the little people that just because they want to get amused. 

Depending on my age and play preferences I answered this question with a zillion different answers. When I was 6, I wanted to be a ballerina (shocking, I know). When I was 7, I wanted to be a singer. When I was 8 I wanted to be a dancer. When I was 9 I had made up my mind: I wanted to be famous.

I recently had the chance to spend some one on one quality time with Yianni (driving him to the paediatrician) and we started talking about everything and nothing. I really enjoyed that as Yianni is the rather quiet boy that keeps to himself so I let him do most of the talking and I just gave him my full attention (my eyes were still 100% on the road).

The one thing led to the next and after talking about 15 minutes he concluded our discussion with this gem phrase:

‘Mom I finally (at 5?) decided what I want to be when I grow up! I don’t want to be a fire-fighter any more. I want to be a knight. In a castle.’

Needless to say I was too mesmerised to even comment and I let him be the kid he is supposed to be at 5 by just replying: fine by me!

Until next time,




21 Responses to “what would you like to be when you grow up?”

  1. Gina February 7, 2013 at 9:54 am #

    We passed the stages of ballerina, dancer, singer and now my daughter has come up with something that makes me feel like a complete failure…she want to be a famous thief…!

  2. ramblingsfromamum February 7, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    Oh Yianni a Knight in a Castle how romantic and brave. The photo is gorgeous T. How beautiful it is to have dreams xxxx 🙂

    • wonderlandbytatu February 7, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

      Yes, and I am certainly not here to crash them!!thanks for reading, xxx

      • ramblingsfromamum February 7, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

        Well my lady you are welcome 🙂 xxx

      • wonderlandbytatu February 7, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

        Still up????

      • ramblingsfromamum February 7, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

        Almost bed time, I went on a little writing frenzy. It’s 9.40, a bit going through my head last few days, so tonight now words rattling..just zzzzz’s hopefully. How is Benny?

  3. Neni Karastamatis February 7, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    Τι όμορφο!
    Πέρα απο αυτο γέλασαν κιόλας με το τροπο που τα γράφεις, πάλι.

    Sent from my iPad

  4. Ice Beautiful February 7, 2013 at 12:50 pm #

    Great picture and great topic! It is so lovely when our kids are sharing their thoughts about life – it allows us to see it (and ourselves) from the different angle and rethink the priority distribution of our own. Not long time ago I had similar conversations with my 4-year-old. First over the dinner she told us that she wants to be an actress and play in the theater. After few days one evening she told me: “You know when I will be big I want to be a mom. Who do you think I am going to give birth to – a boy or a girl ? I would like to have a girl . . .” I cried.

    • wonderlandbytatu February 7, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

      Ohh…..how rewarding!! It makes the whole deal worthwhile, don´ t you think?

  5. memyselfandkids February 7, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    FInally? Huh? What a slow developer! I think if you don’t know by 3 – you are behind the 8 ball. I read recently that knights in a castle are a growing field.

    • wonderlandbytatu February 7, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

      Hahahaha!! You remind of that scene in ‘Parenthood’, the 80s movie with Steve Martin, where the brother of his wife gives his daughter a lecture about college and then the camera turns to the 3 (or 4 can’t remember) year old girl!

      • memyselfandkids February 7, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

        I saw the movie but don’t remember that scene. I do remember the scene where Steve Martin freaks out in the store about the number of hot dog rolls and hot dog buns in a package. Very funny.

      • wonderlandbytatu February 7, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

        I think that was the ‘Father of the Bride’ If I recall correctly but yes, definitely one of the best parenting moments on film 😉

      • memyselfandkids February 7, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

        You’re right – my mistake.

      • wonderlandbytatu February 7, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

        no worries, I am a movie freak, I must admit!

      • memyselfandkids February 7, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

        I am a big movie person myself.

  6. sakuraandme February 8, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    Ohhhhh! A knight….that’s priceless!! Hugs Paula x

  7. nassia February 11, 2013 at 11:15 am #

    had the exact same discussion with my 3,5 y.old…( did santa bring you the dragon castle as well?)polla filia

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