Luke is sick again. My day that I had planned on having as My Day became a day caring for a feverish, clingy, cuddly little boy. My plans for brainstorming a truly creative post for today’s Creative Boot Camp flew out the window as soon as his school called to tell me to come pick him up.
So, I asked Hannah to help me out. The prompt for today was “Grow”. And what better way to talk about Grow than Growing Up and asking the five year old in the house? The quotes below are truly quotes. No editing.
Hannah, I’d like if you could help me out with a little project tonight for my blog. Would you like that?
H: Will it be hard?
No. Not at all. I’ll ask you questions and you’ll just answer them, k?
H: Are there right answers?
Nope, no right or wrong answers.
H: Ok, mommy. But I’m sleepy so don’t ask me too many questions.
Hannah, What do you hope to look like when you grow up?
H: I’m hoping my hair will turn to blonde and my skin maybe will turn a little lighter.
Why lighter and blonder?
H: Because that’s my favorite kind of head.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
H: An artist.
What kind of artist?
H: An artist that knows how to draw everything. I mean I’m already really great at drawing and I already AM an artist but I want to be the kind of artist that is really good at EVERYTHING.
What do you dream of drawing?
H: A zoo perfectly. A tiger and an elephant especially.
Who would you most like to marry?
H: A person that looks exactly like daddy. And is exactly like daddy.
What’s daddy like?
H: Funny. Cute. Goes out to dinner.
Do you want to be a mommy when you grow up?
H: Of course I will.
What’s the best part of being a mommy?
H: Making up all of the rules by yourself.
What’s the hardest part of being a mommy?
H: When my child won’t listen to me.
What’s the worst part of being a mommy?
H: Getting a ticket on my car.
Do you think you’ll ever cry when you grow up?
H: When something bad happens to me. When I’m scared my kids will have a hard time in kindergarten or any school.
When you look at mommy all grown up… what do you think is the best part of being grown up?
H: Being able to drive.
Where would you like ot drive to?
H: Nanny and Grampy’s beach house.
What seems to be the worst part of being grown up.
H: Getting tickets.
Oh and another best part would be going to the circus and my kids are really happy.
What do you want your house to be like when you grow up?
H: Big. White. Red shutters. Clean.
What do you think Luke will be when he grows up?
H: Oh of course, a question about Luke. A daddy. A toy maker.
Where do you think you’ll live when you grow up?
H: New Jersey.
NEW JERSEY? Why??
H: Oh, I’m just kidding. Stamford… I want to live close to you.
What grade are you most excited to be in?
H: 12th grade. It sounds exciting and I’d feel proud of myself that I almost finished all of my grades and that I learned so much and I’m proud of myself that I did all of my work and it was fun for me.
Will you play sports when you grow up?
H: When I’m a big big big kid I’ll play soccer, t-ball and gymnastics.
I wish I could be in the Olympics.
If you could be on any TV show what would it be?
H: ET of course.
How about a TV show?
H: A real person show or a cartoon show or a pretend show with real people?
Any of them.
H: Project Runway.
H: Because I think it would be fun to make clothes. I’d make a beautiful dress that is pink and red. Bright pink. And I want to see Michael Kors, Tim and Heidi.
Do you want to have kids when you grow up?
Two girls and one boy. Boy youngest and then two girls older.
And there names are Isabella and Gabriella who are twins and have a bunk bed and Jason.
Anything else you’d like to tell me about when you grow up?
H: I’d love to go to another country and see the Eiffel Tower.
Where do you think Ellie (your stuffed elephant) will be when you grow up?
H: Really old and probably somewhere in my house. Either in a box somewhere or I’ll put her somewhere special.
H: Are we done because this is getting exhausting. And it’s hard for my brain.
Yes Hannah, we’re done. Thank you for helping me.
H: You’re welcome for doing all of your work for you.
I hope to hold onto this and read it to her when she is all grown up. And an artist. And married to someone as wonderful as her daddy. If she has time to listen to it between all of the tickets she’ll apparently be getting and her three kids she’ll be caring for. At least she’ll have a clean house… one step ahead of me already.