One of MamaKat’s writing prompts, inspired by Leslie from Motherhood in Mexico, jumped out at me today. It could have something to do with the fact that KitKat and I were discussing whether or not she’d make a good lawyer on Monday. Or maybe not. Either way, I thought it would be fun to predict what my kids will be when the grow up.
My kids are a unique bunch, as you might expect with kids and personalities.
KitKat (14), my oldest, has always been a negotiator. When she was tiny, she was always thinking of ways to negotiate how to stay up a little later. She has also always been very analytical and a deep thinker and able to manipulate a situation to her benefit. I can hear the conversation she had with Daddy when she was 5 or so. Sitting on the bed, getting ready to go to sleep, she asked CandyMan, “Daddy, can I ask you three questions?” “Sure, honey,” he replied. “Dad, is Santa Claus real? Is the Easter Bunny real? And do you ever have a good day at work?” Candyman asked her what she thought. She said something along the lines of, “Well, I think you and Mom are Santa. I mean, how can Santa get to all of those houses in one night? And it doesn’t make sense for a bunny to take baskets around to kids. I don’t know about work. You always seem tired when you come home.” I think KitKat would make a great lawyer or teacher. She’d make her students think outside the box!
Necco (almost 12) is 100% creative. She writes, she draws, she plays multiple instruments, she cooks, and she crochets. She is also a wonderful, deeply tender care-giver. I predict that she will be a mother with a successful etsy shop.
Twizzler (10) is the brains of the family. When he was in kindergarten, he was helping his older sister with her math homework. He’s breezing through 6th grade math this year….and he’s in fourth grade. The thinks in absolutes and can solve number problems (as long as they aren’t word problems!) like nobody’s business. I predict that he will do something with numbers. What do mathmaticians do for careers? Obviously, I am not one. Maybe he will follow in his Grandpa’s footsteps and be an engineer.
Reese (8) was my sweet, little daughter who asked “to help moms with their babies” for her birthday in March. She has been drawn to younger children for as long as I can remember, and has mothers and day care providers asking for her phone number to come to help them with their younger kids. She would rather hold a baby than run around at the park with other kids her age. It’s easy to predict that she will be a terrific mom and likely a teacher or day care provider as well. The more kids the merrier for Reese. (Either that or she’ll be an exotic dancer. She has always known how to shake her booty).
AJ (almost 6) is my comedian. He sings, he acts, he is expressive to an extreme. He is also very tender. I bet he’d make a great actor, but as a mother, I don’t really care to wish that on him. With his obvious intelligence and knack for expressing himself, I am going to peg him as an entrepreneur like his Dad. Or a motivational speaker. Granted, last time I asked him, he wanted to be a pirate…..
What do you think your kids will be when they grow up?
Check back with me in a dozen years and see if I was close on any of my predictions.
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