Sunday, January 25, 2009

Do You Wanna Play?

So, for the 1,857th time yesterday, Jacob told me he wants to fly, using only his hands, and Audrey flips back and forth between wanting to be a princess or a pirate (can we say Elizabeth Swan, anyone? And no, she has NOT seen the movies.)

I have kept my kids away from such things as HSM and Miley Cyrus, and I think the effects are good, as they aspire to be amazingly creative and giving people, all on their own.

And, in this time of self-discovery, I try to be 100% supportive. Like, when Jacob tells people he wants to be a plumber, or like when they saw a waiter running from a nearby fancy restaurant over to Rite Aid on his break (while we were standing in line with our paper towels and Swedish Fish, the kids whispered, "oooo" and "ahhh" because waiters "are SO amazing! They give people food!" Seriously.) They love meeting these people, and waiters/waitresses, check-out clerks, and baristas love my kids, for my kids treat them like movie stars; here's to the people in the service industry-we love you.

And I DO think it's great. Of course Mario and Luigi are plumbers, so that is Jacob's inspiration. AND he tells me he will live in Italy and write books about Link and the Magic Tree. I look at him and say, "go for it, Jacob!"

To all us blogging moms and dads who maybe sometimes think, "what am I doing this for?" (the blogging, not the parenting) I say, You ROCK! Keep going! Keep inspiring others and your kids and their creativity! And tell your children, with a little perseverance and hard work, they can do anything!

I mean, look at this guy, his parents wanted him to be the stock-and-standard doctor. But, he got to experience a year of his life as THIS!



Needless to say, his parents are proud, and he is one cool guy! I long for more C-Diddys in the world.



PS I didn't tell Jacob he could fly with his hands, I am not THAT supportive...

5 comments:

w said...

i didn't watch the whole video. mainly because he should have been a doctor. and ... when i see air guitar - i kinda freak.

strummin' my pain.

Vickie said...

Someone has been playing "Guitar Hero" a little to much:)

That is great that your kids have that kindof attitude!

Cheeky Greek said...

That guy kind of creeped me out!

Insanity Kim said...

Winn...it's ok, we have Hiep, to help with hyper-pigmentation...C-Diddy is free to rock on...

Vickie - sad, possible ironic thing, is I have never played Guitar Hero...

Cheeks - If you watch the documentary, you will see he is quite normal, and something else in the documentary will TOTALLY creep you out, and you may need therapy afterwards...

Stacy's Random Thoughts said...

I agree that allowing your children 'self discovery' is the best way to go...I know a lot of people who turned out miserable because they did what their PARENTS wanted them to do, vs. following their dreams. I constantly tell my Princess Nagger that she can be anything she wants, and whatever it is I'll be behind her 100%... And no, I don't tell her she can fly with her hands, either... ;)

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