Monday, July 19, 2010

In The Mind of a Ten Year Old

I had a little talk with Nicky this morning. This picture is of Nicky at VBS a couple of weeks ago. He's wearing the mask because he dressed as the Lone Ranger all week, and in this picture he's winning the burping contest. (He has a real talent for that sort of thing.) Nicky is ten and half (the half is important) and quite sure of himself and the world around him. We had a little conversation about his future and here's some words of wisdom straight from his active little brain.

"When I get to be Luke's age (that's 16), I'm gonna get a job at Steak n' Shake and then I'll get discounts on shakes!"

"When I get older, I'll waltz (yes, he actually said waltz!) into Cracker Barrel and start working for them." Sideways glance. "Tips, man."

"When I get to be about sixty-five ..."

Me:  You're going to work as a waiter at Cracker Barrel your whole life?

"They have tips. Matt made, like, seventy-five dollars in one night!"

"After I'm done at Cracker Barrel, I'm gonna travel around the world preaching. I'll preach in Paris and New York."

I asked if he would have a family.

"I'm gonna have four children. Twin boys and twin girls. I'm gonna name the boys, so my wife can probably name the girls."

I agreed that was fair, and then asked him who his wife would be.

"I don't know yet. But if she's hot and she's saved, I'm gonna get her!"

Dontcha just love his confidence? And His criteria! So what about you? What're you going to be when you grow up?

As for me, I plan on being a lot more of what I am now, only better. Hey, I can dream too!


  1. "But if she's hot and she's saved, I'm gonna get her!"

    You got one smart kid there.
    Love his Bravado.
    You're doing something right!!

    I wanted to be a Journalist.
    I didn't know what it was but people always seemed impressed with this answer.

  2. I wanted to be a mother and a teacher and a nurse...a mother is all those things right?

    At this point in my life I'm open to suggestions : )

  3. Oh my goodness Jill. This cracked me up. I sent a link to my hubby to read. I figured this could be a real good illustration someday for a sermon. (that is if you don't mind). Sounds like he's got his priorities straight, hot and saved. Couldn't ask for more.

  4. "If she's hot and saved....."

    I'm thrilled that he added the "saved" part...that means you've taught him right....

    and well...

    the "hot" part is the Male in him!!


  5. Hot and Saved completely cracked me up!

    $75 in one night, huh? Maybe I'll go apply at Cracker Barrel....too bad we don't have any.


  6. Too funny!

    PS. The Lumberjack's Wife said to say "Holla!"


Well don't just stand there! Say something! : )

Related Posts with Thumbnails