When I Grow Up…


Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Attitude, Childrearing, Children, Connections, Daughters, Imagination, Life Lessons, Mothering, Mothers and Daughters, Parenting | Posted on 09-04-2012

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When your child says to you, “Mom, when I grow up, I want to be a fairy and have magic fairy dust and live under a toadstool and wear a skirt made out of a tulip and drink Koolaid out of a thimble.”

Do you say:

  • Don’t be silly. There’s no such thing as fairies.


  • You’ll be a beautiful fairy and you can visit the clovers in my backyard any day.

I try to support my childrens’ imaginations and dreams. Even if Fairy University might not be my very first choice of schools.

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That’s how we raised our kids and they have grown up with fertile imaginations, intelligent thinking and interesting!

I wanna goto Fairy University…..Well, the magic one, not the other one…. I bet that one would be in San Francisco, just not the school for me.

You are a wonderful parent and great role model!



Thanks for writing!

Can’t live without our dreams! Even superscientist Einstein said that “imagination is more important than knowledge and that while knowledge can be limited, imagination circles the world”

I think parents need to help fuel and support that imagination. Super important!

Nicely said. 🙂

Yes, dreams are important! I think parents need to help fuel and support that imagination and those dreams.

Nicely said. 🙂

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