Belle wanted to be a Vet when she grew up for the longest time. We had to tell her that she would have to have a degree for that and handle animals. A degree, we think, might not be on the cards due to her educational development and also, as much as she ADORES animals, she wont go near them, really. Cute little kittens and piglets, yes but huge, hoyiking great biggies?...NO!
Then Ellie said she wanted to be a masseuse. Purely for the reason that she enjoys having back massages now and again. But that was laid to rest when she discovered her love of getting involved in the kitchen. She later proclaimed a love of becoming a chef. Now whilst we encourage our girl in every sense, sometimes you have to be firm and explain that this type of duty requires lifting heavy pans and sacks across a busy kitchen, she soon came to the conclusion that perhaps its not for her.
In the last few weeks I have been trying to steer her towards computer work. Do you know how many compute programmer jobs are out there? The visual basics, the graphics, the web programming and all that mumbo jumbo? THOUSANDS! I be;ieve she has the ability to do this although which field I am uncertain just now.
I don't enjoy this process of being a Mum because I believe a child should grow with their dreams. I really don't think people should say "My child will get a masters degree and marry into aristocracy and get a job working in conglomerates" unless of course the parents have every intention of steering them in that direction regardless of the child's wants and needs. BUT with us, there has to be some intervention especially when a child is being mislead.
So Ive started showing Ellie the wonders of graphic design and art. Ive been showing her ways of seeing life different through a lens too. And do you know what, she has become quite the critic of late. She helps me pick colours and styles and she helps see things from her perspective....ie the wheelchair and how interesting things look. And two weeks ago, when we visited Liverpool One shopping mall, she guided me to the best perspectives for my photography. I mean, if she could lift a canon 5d and a 24-70mm lens together - she would be a pro.
But still, with a little discussion we came out with these shots.
isnt she smart?Truly worth the 6 hour queue in the disney store for a treat with her pocket money.