The following blog post should be prefaced by telling you that J-man is 5.
This many fingers.
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This is the kid that told our speech therapist that he wanted to be a Grocery shopper when he grew up - because rescuing animals and saving them would be too much work.
The other day, on the way home from somewhere where we did something, he announced, "I want to be..." he gets excited and starts his sentences over several times. "I want to be a ....
sky diver when I grow up."
Not to squelch his desires, I reply, "Well, that would be fun."
Of course, the joke about jumping out of a perfectly good plane is running through my head.
And I'm thinking of an episode of "The Pretender" where he pretended to be a skydiver to get the bad guy.
The kids finally pick up on his announcement, though.
I was surprised (and greatly amused) by their reactions.
"A SKY DIVER?!?!" Says G-man. "cooooooooooool."
J-man -- the five year old is cool. He revels in the attention.
Some discussion is had about the schooling and training needed for skydiving. The professor suggests that he'll have to go into the military to learn it...you know like Rangers. I scoff.
The Pretender didn't have to.
Though - I could totally see J-man going into extreme sports.
So jumping out of a plane to snowboard down the mountain -- just might happen.
I hope he gets good corporate sponsors. :-)
All the excitement of learning that he was destined to be a skydiver might have been for naught.
Last night, J-man told me, as he drifted off to sleep.
"I want to be a news caster."
Between you and me -- Sky diver would be cooler.
I can't wait to see what he comes up with next.
I know one thing - what ever it is - He'll be a world changer and a history maker.....and he'll laugh all the time he's doing it.