Sunday, July 1, 2012

When I grow up

When I was in kindergarden my teacher let us all take turns standing up and telling the rest of the class what we were going to be when we grew up.  I waited patiently as I heard children around me declare "nurse", "mommy", "fireman", and "army man".  I was super excited when it was my turn.  I stood tall and proud and announced that I would grow up to be a strawberry ice cream cone!
Well, long story short, Mrs. Henson quickly shot me down and said that "growing up to be food wasn't possible".  I guess she was sort of right.  But what about cannibals?  They eat humans!  Aligators and other wild animals eat humans!  Anyway, she hurt my feelings and embarassed me and everytime I think about strawberry ice cream cones, I think of her.  I'm not mad and my feelings aren't hurt anymore.  But they do make me think of her.

We were riding in the car the other day and Diamond and I had a little conversation that went something like this:
Ld: "Mommy, did you know that when you grow up, you can be anything you want?"
Me:  "Yes, Diamond.  What are you going to be?"
Ld:  "A unicorn!"
Me:  "A unicorn?"
Ld:  "Yes!  A pink unicorn with rainbows all over me!  And I'm going to have a red horn!"
Guess what?  I've always wanted a unicorn!  And when Diamond grows up she's going to college to be a unicorn!  Yippe! ;)

Take that Mrs.  Henson! =P