by Bryan Marvel
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
It’s a question we were all asked when we were little kids. Answers ranged from a doctor, firefighter, and police officer to a teacher, veterinarian, athlete, astronaut, and everything in between.
When we were young, we had hopes and dreams for what we could become when we got older. Not only did we fantasize about the possibilities, but we also tried to test them out.
We’re seeing this happening in our house in real-time. Our three young girls have a dress-up doctor coat along with a bag full of toy medical instruments. On any given day, they can be found giving each other, or their stuffed animals, a check-up. There are times when we walk in on them playing “teacher,” as one child has the other two sitting on the floor, and is leading the “class” and giving instructions.