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When am I going to be a grown up?

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I swear, kids are great!  Lord only knows the random thoughts and things that go thru their heads.  This morning Little Man asked me,

“Mom, When am I going to be a grown up?”

I didn’t know exactly what to say, so I responded, “When you are old enough to live on your own without Mommy and Daddy”

I couldn’t see his face because we were in the car driving but the tone of his voice got real sad and he said, “I’m going to miss Mommy and Daddy.”

“Me to baby, me too!” 

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What were you going to be when you grew up?

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So funny/weird/crazy/ironic sometimes where you end up in life.

Remember that time when you were like 8-12 and you would sit and have those, I’m going to be this or do that when I grow up or get older, moments?  And at the time you just knew that was going to happen.  Almost like it was a snap of a finger once you were “grown”.  Oh, to be so naive and young again.   With having a little one of my own now makes me think about times when I said I was going to do something when I grow up.  It also makes me realize I didn’t have a clue either.  And I’m sure my parent were laughing under their breath and how they kept their composure from laughing out load in my face beats me.

I can still remember telling my parents that I was going to be a “biker chick” when I was older and that I was never going to get married or that I was going to be older when I got married.  Oh, and that I was going to be a Mammal Marine Biologist.  Now when I say “biker chick” I didn’t mean the cigerette smoking, foul language, man looking with head to toe tattoos kind that some people might imagine when you hear the word biker chick.  I am so far from that it is hilarious. Well except a tattoo or two.  I don’t know what it was about being a “biker chick” at the time.  I remember seeing these “tough” girls on these fast moving, free feeling machines and it seemed like it would be so cool.  I have always been a sort of dare devil type of person, well when I had the body for it that is.  Hey, who knows maybe it is still not out of the question.  Maybe Big and I will be that older couple with our Harley’s going out for Sunday afternoon drives to visit the grandkids after church.

What were you going to be when you grew up?  PLEASE SHARE!