My Little Future Bum

Tonight as I was tucking my (almost) 5-year-old son in bed we had an interesting conversation. It went like this:

Him: “I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.”

Me: “You can be anything you want to be.”

Him: “Maybe I’ll be a fish guy (he’s really into fishing)… or just a people.”

Me: “Just a people?”

Him: “Yeah, and the mommy will have all the babies and make all the money.

Me: “Oh, yeah?”

Him: “And the mommy would probably hate me.”

I just laughed. And he laughed. But, now I’m thinking where the heck did that come from? Something he saw on TV? Something he overheard? Maybe he’s destined to be the next Kevin Federline. Who knows? It’s weird–but very funny, too.

6 thoughts on “My Little Future Bum

  1. just4ofus says:

    You never know what is going on upstairs in their heads!
    They do say the funniest things!

  2. This story reminds me of the post you wrote when he finished last year of preschool. You wrote: “Here’s the last page, where he talks about himself as a grown-up. I’m happy to see he has high hopes. He’s going to be a Gardener who owns a boat, eats beer, vacations in Alabama, and takes his kids camping in the rain.”

  3. Mommy Bits aka ShannanB says:

    Last night I was helping SM with a homework assignment where he was asked to draw a picture of what he wanted to be “when he grows up.”

    I was pretty tickled to hear his response, a ninja!

  4. Oh great, I forgot about that, Susan. Ha! Everyone is probably wondering “what male role model does this child have!?!” Really, we’re pretty normal. My husband isn’t a bum. He works and brings home the bacon just as I do.

    You’re right, just4ofus… you never know what’s going on in their heads.

    That’s cute about the ninja! Mine’s going to be a teenage mutant ninja turtle for halloween.

  5. MollyB, Bloggerin says:

    This warms my heart. We as women won’t really be equal until men (and little men) have the same range of choices that women do.

    I think Federline has become active in childcare, though.

  6. …and who would have ever thought that K-Fed would turn out to be the STABLE parent? Yee Gods.

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