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#1 twinboys

Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:06 PM

My two 7 year old boys have been talking a lot lately about what they will look like and what they will do when they grow up.  biggrin.gif

One is adamant that he is going to have full sleeve tattoos on both arms and they will be dragons.
He also wants a tribal motif around his left ankle.
He wants both ears pierced with big hoops, a nose ring and his brow pierced.
He also wants to be called Jaiden when he grows up (His actual name is Sam)
He also knows none of this can happen till he is 18 and he has a job so he can pay for it  biggrin.gif

The other boy is adamant that he is never going to have a tattoo or earring and he is keeping his own name.

Both are never ever never ever going to get married.
One wants to stay home for ever and one wants to live in QLD.

Both have expressed an interest in working at Mac Donalds as their proffession, I did suggest maybe they could do something more exciting - but nope Macca's would be a dream come true for them.

One is also going to represent Australia in Soccer, tennis, AFL and athletics, the other one wants to represent Australia as a 'gamer' (Like in X Box or Wii)


So what are your kids going to be when they grow up??


#2 Lyn29

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:15 PM

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Edited by bye, 29 March 2013 - 02:40 PM.


#3 Dylan's Mummy

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:15 PM

My SS (aged 9) says he will work at McDonalds when he is a teenager. He has a lot of trouble with school work, one main area is reading, until recently he dudn't care at all about school and paid no attention in class. My husband and I would try to explain how important reading is and that he won't be able to get a job if he can't read. He must have though about this because one day, out of the blue, he said " I know a job where I don't have to read, Nitro Circus".

He hasn't mentioned what his current long term job wishes are.

He also talks abou getting tattoos.  He once wanted to change his name to Preston. We also tell him he can't do these things until he is 18.

#4 TeaTimeTreat

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:21 PM

My son wants to be a fireman or a policeman, he is quite happy with his name and does not know what a tattoo is, he is 5.

#5 baddmammajamma

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:22 PM

Last spring, we had a K-Year 12 performance gala at our school, and during one of the change overs, they showed a video of the pre-schoolers announcing what they wanted to be when they grew up.

My son stole the show by saying "I wanna be a rock starrrrrrrrrrrrrrr." (with heavy emphasis on the R...well, he *is* half American). cool.gif

He also wants to be a dad AND live at home with me forever. That last part ain't gonna happen lil' dude!

#6 Jenferal

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:22 PM

My nearly 3yr old daughter wants to be a blue dinosaur when she grows up.
She's pretty adamant it will be blue. It's so cute I don't have the heart to smash those dreams just yet.


#7 melajoe

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:29 PM

DD1 has always said she wants to be a doctor, and a ballerina.  

The other day, she said to me "I've changed my mind, when I grow up I don't want to be a doctor, I want to be a princess!" I told her that since she wasn't born a princess, she would have to marry a prince to become one, to which she replied "aww man, but there aren't even any princes around here!  Ok, I guess I will still have to be a doctor."



#8 Guest_~Karla~_*

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:32 PM

My almost-7yo son wants to be a doctor (usually a pathologist, but the specialty varies), an astronaut and an inventor. Not one but all 3. He's already got a few good ideas for his inventions, he jus needs to get the money together to make them work.

One of my 5yo twins wants to be a train driver or the Fat Controller. The other wants to be his Granny (my mum). wub.gif

The 2yo will probably be happy with anything, so long as there's food. biggrin.gif

#9 Dionysus

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:37 PM

My 3 year old wants to be a teacher, just like me.

She also wants to be old enough to drive her own car and leave the window down.   LOL

#10 Morts!

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:41 PM

My DD1 used to say that when she grows up she wants to be a teacher, a Hi-5 girl and a shop keeper, but she'd do them all on different days so she could do them all.

DD2 (who is obsessed with pigs) said that she wanted to be a pig when she grows up.
DH asked her if she thought she'd be a good pig.
She replied "No! I'd be a naughty pig!"

#11 heart-beat

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:44 PM

DS1 wants to be a transformer. Or a paleontologist. DS2 has expressed an interest in being a superhero, but that changes frequently.

#12 Indiana Bones

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:49 PM

DS (7) also wants to be a paleontologist, DD (10) a dolphin trainer, or zoologist. Although she had a bit of a freak out when I told her to do zoology she would probably need to dissect a frog in high school.

#13 lafonda

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:50 PM

DS 4 wants to be an Olympic swimmer and marry his mummy  wub.gif

#14 The 7 Dwarfs

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:10 PM

DD1: Wants to go to the Olympics for race walking. She wants to marry her best friends brother so then her and her best friend will be sisters (or so she said while sleep talking one night lol).

DS1: Wants to be a garbage truck driver

DD2: Wants to move to Sydney and study nursing while training at the AIS for some sport, she can't work out which one yet.

DD3: Wants to work in the cabbage patch factory and make CPK dolls. It doesn't bother her that that is in America.

DS2: Wants to be the captain of a cruise ship, Specifically the Pacific Pearl, but will settle for any of them if he has to.

DS3: Wants to be a Wiggle. He wants to marry Sarah, a girl he met at the play room at the restaurant he had his birthday party at over 6 months ago and has never seen again.

DS4: No idea as he's too young, but just looking at him, I think he'd make a good rugby player lol.

#15 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:15 PM

DS (now 14) wants to be a diesel mechanic and DD (18) is going to be a racehorse trainer.

#16 TheMuriels

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:15 PM

Dd5 wants to be a genetic scientist who brings back extinct animals, with a focus at the moment on the Thylacine and some of the smaller dinosaurs. Also some of the Galapogas Islands animals!


#17 mombasa

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:17 PM

DD1 wants to be a Pilot.

DD2 wants to be a Barbie, Preferably the one from Barbie, Princess and the Popstar.

#18 Ianthe

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:27 PM

My 16yo wants to be a genetic scientist. He is planning on going to uni. He wants to have three kids.
My 12yo wants to be a robotics engineer.
My 10yo wants to join the army.
My 8yo wants to be an artist and a nurse and for her and I to travel to Paris together. She wants to have six kids, 3 boys and 3 girls wink.gif
My 4yo wants to be the baby forever I think laughing2.gif

#19 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:32 PM

DS1 has told us he is going to be a gardener when he grows up and that when he turns 18 he is going to marry my besties little girl (she's the same age as him) lol.

DS2 and DD both say they will be Doctors when they are older, I told them to make sure they are surgeons so that they can make me....I mean them  wink.gif lots of money

#20 melaine

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:37 PM

My 5 year old wants to marry his 'someone special' (has her picked out already). They are going to have a farm and baby animals, but today he decided he wanted to be a king and a knight. Previous career aspirations have included gymnastics teacher (though he's never done a class and he's scared of going on the bars, the beam etc).



#21 Nanaimo Girl

Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:06 AM

DD12 wants to be a sports teacher or a vet who only performs necropsys ( she had the opportunity last year to view one on a horses head and has been fascinated with it ever since ).

#22 Fat Amy

Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:15 AM

DD3 changes her name daily. Today she was Belle, yesterday she wanted to be called Aurora and the day before, the once-ler

#23 vitaechel

Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:19 AM

My DS wanted to be a Pirate yesterday ohmy.gif .. or a cowboy.

He is only 3.5 tho. wink.gif

We want him to be happy (and I am really hoping for a Vet! hahah)

#24 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:25 AM

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Edited by lifehacker, 09 February 2013 - 10:05 PM.


#25 Monket

Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:29 AM

DS wants to grow up to be a woman.  He never wants to be a man!  He would like to marry his sister and live with us forever.  Boy do we sound like a screwed up family!!




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