Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Plan B

My 11 year old son Nick will be entering Middle School in the next few weeks. He's been growing so tall and changing so much that I can now see glimpses of what he will look like as a full grown man and it just blows me away. Where did my first born baby boy go?

Anyway, I was having one of those "in the car" conversations with him, asking various questions about the future, how he felt about going into Middle School etc. And at this tender age, my son still talks to me and tells me about his dreams, thoughts and feelings. One sure thing about Nick is that he loves to circles he goes...on and on about a small when I asked him the following question, he did not hesitate:

Me: Nick. So what do you want to be when you grow up?

Nick: (quickly) A race car driver.

Me: (trying not to shatter his dream) Well, you know, Nick. We all have dreams to become something really exciting and different, (I've always dreamed to be a Bet Midler type entertainer, dressed in a glitzy red gown, laying gracefully on a baby grand and singing my guts out to a sold out crowd....could still never know! Bah, ha!) And it's good to pursue those dreams, but it's always a good idea to have a back-up plan of what you want to be in case your dream of becoming a race-car diver does not happen.

Nick: Oh, yeah, well that makes sense.

Me: OK, so, what's your backup plan? What do you want to be if you can't be a race-car driver?

Nick: (quickly) An actor.


Chad said...

I can see him being an actor... but I need to talk him into becoming a doctor.

Anonymous said...

Hey Nick....go for the acting. Car Driving does not appeal to me. You could be a wonderful actor and/or like Chad said a Doctor. You love people.

Whaever, we will always root for you no matter what road you take

Grandma & Grandpa Texas

Anonymous said...

Hey my 10 year old son Alexander just said he wants to be a racing car driver! Have those boys been in touch? It's all new to me this boy thing. Alex is my 8th child & first son!

Anonymous said...

Gorgie, this is Angela from La Serena, my email address is, pls get in touch. Miss you. guacala!