INTERVIEW: A chat with an-almost three-year old about his future

Our son is almost three, so I thought it was time to have the old "what are you going to do with your life?" talk again.

What do you want to be when you get older, Johannes?

- Darth Vader.

Okay. Besides being Darth Vader, what would you like to do with your life?

- Be Luke Skywalker.

Okay...that's an improvement, I suppose. If you were going to do something that is NOT Star Wars-related, what would you choose?

- Be a bad guy.

Why would you want to be a bad guy?

- Because they have guns.

Good guys have guns too. Like police officers.

- Do police officers have guns to protect people?

Yes. Generally speaking, they are the good guys.

(His 5-year old sister bursts in: "When I grow up, I want to be a dental hygienist, a ballerina, and a fireman.")

Rad (I say). Those are great professions. Johannes, how about you? Any other thoughts?

- I want to be Jabba the Hutt.

BESIDES Star Wars.

- Do police officers have TWO guns to protect people?

Some of them do, yes.

- I want to be a police officer. And a queen. 

You want to be a queen?

- Yeah. I want to be a police officer and a queen.

What do you like about queens?

- Because they have guns and swords. 

Cool. You will make a great police officer. And queen. Time for bed now.

- But I want to read a story!

Even police officers and queens need their rest. Good night, Johanni.

I have a feeling he might change his mind. But then again, maybe he won't. And that's fine too. I suspect he will have a life full of making people chuckle. I'm not sure what the revenue stream is on that though.

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