My kids and I just had the following conversation over dinner:
Scarlett: "I want to be a teacher, like my teacher, when I grow up."
Me: "Oh, I thought you wanted to be a Mommy. Why don't you be a Mommy after you be a teacher for a while."
Guy: "I want to be a lumberjack."
Me: "Do you know what I did before I was a Mommy?"
Me: "I worked in television."
Guy: "You worked on televisions?"
Me: "No, I worked to make the shows that they show on TV."
Guy: "Did you help make Curious George?"
Me: "No, I helped make the news."
Guy: "The news is cool. I like the news. It has soldiers. Do you like soldiers?"
Me: "I do like soldiers. I just feel bad for them, because they have to fight."
Guy: "If they didn't fight then the bad guys would go every place and destroy it."
Me: "Yes (surprised)...that's right."
My children are already learning that sometimes a person MUST stand up for what's right, for the weak, for the unprotected. I'm ok with that.
On a side note: I bought the Captain Moroni action figure shown above at Goodwill last month. It was in a bag of unwanted, mismatched action figures. I bought the entire bag for 47 cents. Now I'm not calling anyone out, but Pennsylvania has in it the smallest Stake in the church and the smallest number of Mormons per capita...so I am curious...
"I testify to you this day that the time will come when every man, woman, and child will look into the Savior's loving eyes. On that day, we will know with a surety the worth of our decision to straightway follow Him."
--Joseph B. Wirthlin, "Follow Me", Ensign, May 2002