My Children’s Aspirations

Today, my two-year-old told me, “Mommy, I’m going to be a scientist!”

I encouraged her, “Oh, that would be fantastic.  To be a good scientist, you need to go to school and learn lots of things.  It will be so much fun to learn about science.”

My little one responded, “When I go to school, I’m going to learn how to jump rope.”

In the mean time, her five-year-old sister had gotten out paper and crayons and was diligently working on an art project.

When I asked her what she was making, she replied, “It’s a game. You have to follow these lines I drew to get to the end, but if you don’t do it right, you end up in the dungeon, where you get all cut up.”


  1. Wow! If only jumping rope would guarantee scientific success…. I would still suck as a scientist. Jumping rope for more than a minute or two is surprisingly hard.


  2. If the explosive tendencies of some of my scientist friends are anything to go by, what you mostly need is the ability to run away when the test tube starts fizzing.


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