The kids and Himself and my nephew were in the car on the way home from dinner last night, and somehow the conversation turned to what the kids thought they might do when they grew up. (The Mister and I were not allowed to join in on this one, because, as Thing 2 flat out told us "you've had your chance". Harsh.)
My nephew, who is almost 13, said he thought he'd like to be an engineer. (The kind that figures out how much the house weighs, not the kind that runs a train.) He's good at math, and his mother's brother is an engineer. (I did not tell him the joke Q."What do engineers use for birth control?" A."Their personalities".)
Thing 2 (she's 12) had thought long ago that she wanted to run a bank, until we informed her that being in charge of the bank does not mean you get to use all the money for yourself. Then she kind of went off that idea. But last night she said she thought she'd maybe be an astronomer or a flight attendant. I guess they both have to do with the sky, anyway.
And Thing 1 (15) said that her Plan B is to be a hairdresser, but that she hadn't really worked out her Plan A yet. I said that maybe she should concentrate on that first, since, you know, Plan A might turn out to be important.