My daughter (2yrs. 7 months) just chose a profession.
I was putting nose drops into her nostrils, an action which – as was to be expected – led to a certain amount of hysterical yelling and rivers of tears rolling down her cheeks.
“Lady, you sure have a nice pack of loudspeakers on you! People can hear you all the way to the stadium… I think you’ll be a soprano when you grow up.”
Her (quick at repartee):
“Oh, really, then what are you going to be?”
Her (as if, ‘duuh, mom, that is soooo obvious‘):
I think she is well on her way.
Oh, and my son, who dreads blood but wants to be a veterinarian, was quite concerned yesterday when I complained about feeling lonely. He got so emotional, he actually allowed me to play with his stuffed elephant while he’s in school. Like, ‘Geez, mom, use your brain! You’ve got all these toys to keep you company…’
You see, I already live in a circus. Right there, just off the rails, in the mothers’ compound…