July 30th, 2012When I grow up
Caity is aware that there are things she can’t do yet at her age. She’d hear us tell her “wait till you grow big” or “it’s not for kids”. She’s probably too eager to reach the time when she can do what adults can. Time to time she’d say “When I grow up…” and tell us her little girl’s dreams.
What does Caity want when she grow up?
“When I grow up…
I will go to work like Táta and you stay home with Adie. Okay?”. (Does she think Adie will be small forever? hehe)
I will eat bubble gum.”
I will make ribbons like Mama.”
I will help you work.”
I will drive the motorka like Táta.”
I will read.”
Her wishlist has got a dozens more which I can’t recall. She might have blurted about helping fix the catches on the closet or cook dinner. Teehee! But you get the idea, her dreams are simple.
Recently, the table has been turned. We were on our way to a weekend gathering with friends, when Caity started a conversation.
Caity: “Is Nikki already there?”
I told her the previous night that her friends will be there and she was over excited, asking me a thousand times since she knew about the party if everybody’s there already.
Me: “I don’t know.”
Caity: “Nikki’s Daddy knows how to drive?”
It’s always my friend whom she sees driving their car and she was probably curious about that.
Me: “Yes, Caity.”
Caity: “And Tita knows how to drive?”
Caity: “And you know how to drive?”
Me: “No, Caity.”
The little girl was quick to add and reassure me.
Caity: “It’s okay Mama. When you grow up, you will know how to drive!”
Yeah, she’s telling that to her petite mama who’s not going to grow any bigger, anymore! Then M and I burst out laughing.