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
‘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,