Whoop, N now has an alternative future career he’s interested in. As well as a farmer, he’s going to be a policeman.
It’s going to be an incongruous career if he opts for both of those.
I suppose a police office is high on the list of a lot of children’s potential career wishes. I know I debated applying for the police force when I was finishing uni – I was interesting in the detective side of it, the forensics etc, but when the application form arrived with only a day to complete it before the deadline, I decided that it was just a step too far, and maybe it wasn’t for me.
He’s a bit of a YouTube fan (I think I’m going to have to have a timer on it for him), and likes watching videos of children dressed up as superheroes and policeman, going round and catching baddies (usually adults dressed as enemy superheroes). It’s all very odd, but I expect their ads are raking in a lot of money from preschoolers and young children watching the videos.
It appears this is where the policeman thing is coming from.
Although he’s also a bit obsessed with prison at the moment. Or ‘present’ as he calls it.
‘Mummy, do you get food in prison present?’
‘Mummy, will you or daddy go to present?’
‘Mummy, that car just went across the road wrong. Will he go to present?’
After the kicking and hitting incidents last term at school, ‘will H go to present for kicking me?’.
The questions are never ending. I’ve reassured him that it’s unlikely that mummy and daddy would go to prison. And that parents of children going on holiday outside of the school holidays are unlikely to go to prison, just have to pay a fine. But the questions keep coming.
He’s obviously got a good sense of justice and what’s right or wrong which is good. He must have got it from me because I hate people not playing fair or doing the wrong thing. So much so, that I remember slapping a friend when I was about 9 because she wasn’t playing by the rules. (Obviously, no hitting hadn’t quite filtered through as being fair or not at that stage!).
I wonder how long the want to be a policeman will last? Probably as long as the 5 minutes he said he was going to be a doctor as well as a farmer.
What do your children want to be when they grow up?