Almost daily diary!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Small Sprogs career plans

I picked up a very serious Small Sprog from school one day this week,
'Mummy?'
'Yes'
'I'm going to write a book!'
'Really, what sort of book?'
'One that lasts all my life'
'A diary?'
'No, I don't know what the story will be, it will just spill-on-to-the-page as I'm writing it!'
'Gosh!' I say. I wish I could do that.
'Well I've been thinking of my future' he went on 'I thought I ought to have a back up plan, just in case'
'A back up plan?' He is only ten years old.
'Yes, in case my guitar doesn't go well'
'In case you don't make it as Guitar Hero?' I ask
'Yes' He says, earnestly.
'Always good to have a back up plan' I tell him

We get into the car.

11 comments:

Steve said...

Always good to be prepared. Your boy will go far.

Maggie May said...

What a sensible and deep thinking little boy!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Rose said...

Awww, I wish him well in both careers.

nick said...

Well, it's good that he's thinking about his work options so early. I never thought very seriously about mine and ended up drifting from one thing to another. Which worked out well as it happens, but I might have regretted it.

If the book is just going to spill onto the page, what's it going to be called? Coffee?

Rob-bear said...

So young and so earnest. I hope that isn't beaten out of him by his next experiences in life! Somehow, I don't think it will. Especially with you as him mom.

Furtheron said...

He is a born IT manager... he sound too much like I did at that age and look where it got me :-)

Lakeland Jo said...

Reminds me when Pete wanted to be a professional goalkeeper in football. He was around eight X

BS5 Blogger said...

I loved the way you used the word 'earnestly' x .

Hullaballoo said...

this lovely boy will turn into a lovely man :)).

caterpillar said...

awww......he's so cute

Liz said...

Such wisdom.