Duck Face so Stuck on "Famous"
I have a friend that races RC boats professionally and asked him if he'd do a little demo with the kids yesterday while they were on spring break. He happily obliged as it is good for him to do this sort of community service and he's also an old friend of mine.
Anyway, the kids had a blast. They got to race his boat - one goes nearly 100 miles an hour and he also showed them how his dune buggy worked and made it do flips for them and showed off all his tricks.
Again, the kids were really having a blast and DH and I were thinking how much funner this was then having them indoors and playing video games. I had my friend talk to the kids about how he started doing this when he was a kid and just kept with it and now it is his career. He is in magazines and wins trophies and gets to do something her really, really loves for a living.
Anyway, on the way home, I asked each child what they liked best about the day. My kids said things like: racing the boat, learning about the engine, watching it go fast, hearing about how he started when he was our age. What does SS say? "meeting someone famous"
(Which is actually the same thing he said after I took him to the Pink concert with my DD, "seeing someone famous"). It's like the kid is so focused on the superficial, he can't see past it.
My aunt asked all the kids what they wanted to be when they grew up. Again, my kids: scientist, video game developer, artist, chef. SS? He wanted to be... wait for it...