Monday, July 5, 2010

Clown College IS College I Suppose

The other day my mom and I took the kiddos to see Toy Story 3.  I had heard great things about the movie and well, Toy Story was a Pixar fave of mine {love Mr. Potato Head and the T-Rex} so I was pretty excited to see it myself.  I wasn't disappointed either.  There were some hilarious one-liners and quite a few scenes that made me laugh aloud.  Definitely a fantastic family movie!

But, really I'm not here to write a review. Rather I'm writing to share the interesting conversation I had with Dylan and Zoe that was brought about from the movie.

First a little background info.
Today is cleaning day.
I thought why not take a lesson from Andy's mom so I asked the kids if while they were cleaning they wanted to sort their toys into trash, attic, and giveaway piles.  Of course they weren't having any of that. 

Dylan's response was, "But mom we're not going to college...not yet anyways."  Now Zoe has been saying for quite awhile how she is always going to live with me, so she was quite concerned with the idea of going away to college.  She got a thoughtful look on her face and asked if she HAD to go to college.  I told her no she didn't have to and before I could add my mommy speech about how her life will probably be better if she does, Dylan chimed in. 

Here's the conversation that came next:

Dylan: You don't have to go to college, but if you don't then you won't get any cool jobs.  You will have to be a grocery store worker or something like that.  But, if you go to college you can be a firefighter, an engineer, an inventor, or...a clown.
Zoe: Oh, I want to be a clown!  I could join the circus.

Me:  Clown college??
Zoe: Noooo.  I want to go to trapeze college.  I want to learn how to swing on those huge swings in the air.  But I hope they don't have a big person try to grab on my arms when I am hanging upside down because then I may slip and fall.
Dylan: They have nets for that so you will be fine.  I'm going to go to college to be an engineer, or maybe an inventor.  Oh no.  I want to be a rocker!  I could play the guitar and be in a band. 

Every mother's dream right here.
One child in the circus and another in a rock band.

What do your kids want to be when they grow up??

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