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Friday, August 26, 2011

What will he be when he grows up? [Guest Blogger]

Today's guest blogger post is from Meghan of Phase Three of Life. I just adore her blog, and her sweet little boy, Ryan. She has great writing style, I suggest you check her out! So, without further adieu...here's Meghan! ..............................................................................................................................................................................

What will he be when he grows up?

You start asking yourself that when you're pregnant. If he kicks you a lot, you say you've got a
soccer player on your hands. Or a black belt in karate. Or the next Lord of the Dance.

Once he's born, you start sizing him up. Big hands and feet... basketball player?

When he screams his head off: Ohhhh, opera singer!

As he begins showing a keen interest in all things food: A professional chef? Yes, please.

We spent a lot of time debating the kind of college savings plan we wanted to set up for Ryan.
We were afraid to pigeon-hole him. To make him think he had to go down the traditional
path. Mike and I both went to college, we both earned degrees in four years, and we both see
enormous educational and social value to that experience.

But we also know it isn't for everyone. I will not insist that my kid spend gobs of money to go a
four-year college if he figures out in high school that he's really good with his hands and nothing
would make him happier than to attend a technical school and learn how to be a mechanic.

When Ryan was just a couple of weeks old, I began filling out his baby book. I got to a question
that stopped me in my tracks and I turned to Mike for input. It asked what our biggest wishes
were for our son.

"We just want him to be happy and healthy," I said.

"Happy and healthy, yeah ... and a good person," Mike said.

That puts it in perspective. That's really all anyone wants for their kid, deep down.

So, if he decides to go into the military, he has our (scared beyond belief) blessing. If he is gifted
in music and wants to tour the country, we'll be cheering him on. It’s fun to imagine how he
might start up his own business. Or coach college football. Or run a non-profit.

The thing that excites me isn't where he'll end up, but the journey along the way in figuring it
out. Watching him discover something he is passionate about that fulfills him.

Of course, he does have a lot of writing genes coursing through this body. So a little subliminal
messaging doesn’t hurt either.




I kid, I kid.

http://phasethreeoflife.blogspot.com




3 comments:

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  2. I love that onesie! And should he decide to be a mechanic, his uncle Casey can show him the ropes. :-)

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