The absolutely talented Shruti of ArtsyCraftsyMom wrote a wonderful post about her daughter, Miss P, on what she wanted to be when she grows up. Do read what Miss P wants to be, its awesomely cute and really sweet.
So I decided to ask R what she wanted to be when she grows up.
I ask her at the bus stop.
R, what do you want to be when you grow up?
RM: But, how will you earn money? you need to work na
R: oh, if I do nothing, I getting no money?
She thinks a bit.
R: I will get into the TV and do work
RM: you mean you want to be an actor.
R: no dancer
RM: Thats awesome
R: no, but my friend H says she doesnt want to be into the TV anymore, so I will be going to office.
RM: oh like Amma
R: yes, and I will go to office
RM: What will you do there?
R: Work, aur kya? Aap wahan kya karte ho Amma? (better she doesnt know what I do in office eh?)
RM: errr..work work
After 2 minutes
R: Aapko hamesha big hoke office mein jane ko tha?
RM: No dear, I wanted to be a paleontologist and then a journalist..
R: hmmmmm acha
after 2 seconds
R: Amma, yeh Palen kya hota hai?
R: Arey woh aapko jo ban na tha na..palen
RM: oh paleontologist…that person studies the dinosaurs and stuff
R: but dinosaurs are dead na?
RM: yes, but we study the fossils, their bones, their imprints on rocks and stuff..
R: Toh woh kaise karte hain
RM: Well, you find out their locations, read about them, study about them, and then go to sites, dig again, get the samples, and then finally know whether that area had a dinosaur or not
I doubt she understood too much but she nodded her head very knowingly.
After she finished her dabba of khakhara she says ‘Amma, I have decided’
By this time, I have lost the track of the conversation after mentally telling myself to write to Shruti and tell her that R doesnt know what she wants to be!
RM: What decided?
R: That I am going to be a dinosaur teacher?
R: Woh dinosaur hai na, I am going to be dinosaur teacher. I will tell people where to go and dig for dinosaur…like how Barodu thatha teaches in college, I will do teaching of dinosaur…
So there Shruti, the brat as of now, September 2013 at the ripe age of 5, wants to be a dinosaur teacher 🙂