Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I Shoulda Named Him Ross

When I was only two I wanted to be a neonatal nurse. It was a big word for a little person. Today, when he climbed into the car after preschool, The Rock Star informed me that he wants to be a paleontologist. Pronounced pay-e-on-ta-gehst, of course. I guess preschool was all about dinosaurs today. When the teacher opened the car door she said, "Tell mom what you did today." She's never said anything like that so I figured that, whatever it was, it was a big deal to Garrett. He grinned at me.

"We dug up dinohors and I want to be a payeontagehst when I get bigger."

Me: You do? Wow!
Miss S: He had fun today.
G: Yeah! I learned all about dinohors!

Later I asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up, just so I could hear the way he said the six syllable word. (I've asked him about 100 times since. He may change his mind just so he can stop saying it.)

G: I want to be a hire highter and an ambulance man and a payeontagehst.
Me: Maybe you should pick just one.
G: (with distress in his voice) But I really want to be all those guys.
Me: Okay. That's fine. You can change careers a lot.


  1. I dont know if you guys have done it yet, but the museum at thanksgiving point has a great dino museum. The rockstar would love it!

  2. I wanted to be a paleontologist when I was younger too. That changed when I realized that nature was involved. :)

  3. I love the title of the post and PLEASE say you've gotten this on video :)

  4. Oh the "dinohors" was awesome, too!

    Zoe just recently figured out the correct way to say "girl" - which had previously been, "gail" - and I think seriously I nearly had a stroke when it happened. I was so depressed about it, I had to stay in bed for an extra hour that day to get past the trauma of the situation.

  5. Please please please get this on video.

  6. You would have been a good neonatologist. Please get this on video.

  7. Please get him on video saying, "The dinosaur is in the snow." Teehee!

  8. Dream big, little man!

    That is so cute.

  9. I was thinking of Garrett and another boy we know, when we were walking around the Museum of Ancient Life. There are tons of hands on activities for kids to do. Even a place where you can dig in the sand pretending to be a paleontologist.