Mar 15 2012

When I Grow Up I Want To Be…

‘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.

Lego Harry Potter Video Game

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?

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As a Canadian blogger and the mom of a child on the autism spectrum, Jen shares a lot about life while having a child with autism... raising autism awareness and the need for acceptance. She is an active advocate both online and in the community for those with autism but also service dogs. Also as a volunteer for the I CARE Foundation Jen shares a great deal of information about international parental child abduction (IPCA) in an effort to help raise awareness and educate parents about the risks and warning signs of international parental child abduction. Mom-ology has been ranked in the Top 25 Canadian Mom Blogs for 2012 & 2013, one of the Most Influential Canadian Mom Blogs for 2013 as well as placing in 1st (Disability) & 3rd (Activism & Social Justice) for the Canadian Weblog Awards 2013.

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  1. Byn

    When my 20 year old was small, she wanted to grow up and be a preacher. By the time she was 7, she wanted to work in children’s ministry. She actually wrote a Children’s ministry curriculum and taught classes at the campgrounds for a couple of years when we lived on the road.

    When my now 16 year was a baby, the only toys he played with for a couple of years were the sports stuff. Baseball, rubber ball, basketball, etc. As a teen, he’s still obsessed with basketball. He’s planning to become a physical therapist specializing in sports injuries as well as playing college ball and eventually coaching at least as a hobby.

    My now 15 year old has always been intrigued by bugs, even before he could read, he spent his own money on encyclopedia type books of bugs and insects. As a young child, he loved all things plants/animals/science… and as soon as he was allowed he spent hours taking apart old machines (for a 7th birthday party, we brought in a bunch of used dvd players, blenders, mixers, etc that were broken and him and all of his friends spent literally HOURS taking things apart and building their own machines:)

    My now 14 year old daughter has always been into fashion, hair and beauty. She’s VERY intelligent, but even as a three year old she was into clothes… the first of my kids to care:) She now does fabulous clothing designs, has a fashion & beauty blog. She also does gorgeous illustrations for children’s books that I write. She acts a bit as well.

    My 11 year old… she’s only ever wanted to be an actress, and she’s pretty good at it, so we’ support her in that.

    1. Jen

      that is fantastic! amazing how they have stuck with what they liked when they were younger. i always hear of kids wanting to be things and then when they grow up they are the complete opposite LOL… you have amazing children and i love the work that you all do. thank you so much for sharing all this! :)

  2. Byn

    Holy beans! That was a whole blog post!! (I also meant to say that my 20 year old recently got a job working in a teens ministry)

  3. laura@imnotatrophywife.com

    new follower from blog hop til you drop. Following you via linky! Would love a follow back, laura

    1. Jen

      thanks for stopping by :)

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