Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.
I don’t know what I want to do tomorrow. Maybe watch a movie. Maybe go the Disney Store. Maybe go to the pool.
A little girl like me is lucky to have a mommy and daddy who give her options. Then I can choose.
I might not know what I want to do, but I know what I don’t want to do.
I don’t want to go to bed. I don’t want to eat my carrots.
Next week, I will start school. I am 5 years old and 7 months. And I am going to start kindergarten.
I guess I have to start thinking about my future. Maybe I will be a lawyer or a scientist or an architect or an astronaut or a surgeon or a fashion designer or a movie star or a princess.
Yeah, I like that last option. We get to dress up and swim and ride on horses and go to the ball and shoot arrows and win battles and go on adventures and line up so little girls can take their pictures with us and eat cake and and and
And … today I had to think about being an engineer. One of my classmate’s in daddy’s inbound marketing university course asked me to write something on his blog.
I did – It’s 3 Things I Know I Know about being an Engineer When I Grow Up.
I don’t know if I want to be an engineer. I am glad I don’t have to decide today.
What I really need to think about is what I am going to wear my first day of school.
Pink? Red? Blue?
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