‘When I grow up I want to be…’ Kids will often be heard saying this, and many times their answers are based on what their parents’ careers are. Would they be a fire fighter, a police officer or a nurse, doctor or teacher? The possibilities are endless!
Ever since Bean was little he’s had a fascination with Lego. When he was old enough to understand that people actually had jobs designing Lego, he quickly decided that this is what he wanted to do when he grew up.
As he got a little older, this Lego fascination extended to the computer and the Lego website then on to Lego video games on the Wii. If you were to ask him today what he wants to be when he grows up, his reply will be ‘a Lego video game designer‘! What better way to combine his interest all across the board.
Studies have shown that children on the autism spectrum spend a great deal of their time on computers. Bean is certainly no exception to this rule. If he could, he would spend all day on the computer. It amazes me the knowledge that he has about computers and much of it he’s just figured out on his own. I figure, this dream of his, is very likely real and not just a passing fancy. I fully believe that this is something that is well within his reach and important enough to him that he will attain his dream!
Like Dr. Seuss said, ‘and will you succeed? Yes, you will indeed! Ninety eight and three quarters percent guaranteed!’
What does your child want to be when they grow up?