6.21.2012

Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys...

"Mom, when I grow up can I be a cowboy and ride horses?"
"Sure, Sully.  When you grow up you can be anything you want to be."

"When I grow up I'm going to be like Captain Jack Sparrow and have a ship like the Black Pearl...and a Ducati for when I'm on land...and a surfboard."
"Wow, Theo..."

Later that day.

"Mom, you know what I really want to be when I grow up?  I want to build spaceships and rockets.  And I want to go to space in them.  I want to be a astronaut-rocket-spaceship-builder."
"You know, you can be anything you set your mind and heart to, Theo."
"Yeah, I really kinda want to be Jack Sparrow."


Something tells me they will work hard like cowboys and play like pirates.  Mostly, I hope they will follow their dreams, take risks, and become someone they are very proud of. 

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  1. totally. your boys are so lucky to have you. are they also into ninjas? seems like a lot of our boy pals here are lately.. now betty wants to be a playwright ninja. whateves, as long as she's happy.

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    1. Yup, ninjas are a big deal. The older they get, the less I realize I actually know about boys. Good thing I've got some rad teachers. And Betty - a playwright ninja. She rocks!

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  2. Katie, I especially love this! xo.

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