Monday, March 17, 2008

When I grow up....

Catherine has decided exactly what she wants to be when she grows up. She's absolutely positive.

She wants to be a mermaid.

She wants it in the worst way. When she saw a contrail lit by the setting sun the other day she thought it was a shooting star and made a fervent wish on it. "I wish, I wish, with all my heart, to be a mermaid."

We've told her that it will involve being cold and living in the ocean all the time and eating fish. We've told her that Ariel didn't want to be a mermaid, she wanted to be human. She will not be dissuaded. She practices every time she's in the bathtub or in the swimming pool.

A mermaid she will be.

And probably they won't even let her compete in the 2020 Olympics because she will have an unfair advantage with that tail.

4 comments:

LBTEPA said...

Go Catherine go!

TriGirl 40 said...

Love Catherine's dream. I think I'd like to be a mermaid too, when I grow up

Jade Lady said...

That's what I love about kids. Their minds are not constrained by reality. They have such creative and determined minds! Who knows, Catherine might take the Gold in 2020 if tails become an accepted standard!

kathrynoh said...

I wanted to be a mermaid when I was a kid too. I think that dream got quashed when I hit puberty cos you don't really notice how cold the ocean is until then.