Today while we were on our way to school, Pristine suddenly asked me: “Mom, when you were young, did you tell your teacher that someday when you grow up you would like to be a MOM?”
It’s an interesting question and I answered that when my teacher made the rounds to ask her young pupils their dreams and ambitions, I told her I wanted to be a flight attendant. That was my first dream. I thought it would be so fun to put on makeup and be beautiful all day, every day and of course riding planes appealed to me so much at that age.
“But mom, why didn’t you become one? Because you HAD to be a mom?”
Of course I didn’t give up being a flight attendant so I could be a mom. There are many flight attendants who are moms, too. I just changed my mind and wanted to be something else and became something else. I guess I wasn’t meant to be airborne, hee hee.
“You know mom, when I grow up, I want to be a mom too. But a dentist-mom. I will be a dentist and a mom. Is it possible?”
* At this point I don’t know where that dentist dream came from. Just less than 24 hours ago, she wanted to be a stage actress. *
What a brilliant dream and a good one too. Imagine having the power to scare your children of root canal when they are naughty.