Monday, March 15, 2010

if I lived to be 100 years old

"...I have lived a long life. I went to...school. Next I went to college at the University of Washington. Then I became a detective agent and solved crimes and mysteries. After, I began secretly being a global protection force and superhero. Last, I became an olympic hockey player and won gold for team."

The above is an excerpt from Abbott's recent (second grade) writing assignment, "if I lived to be 100 years old..." (He's pictured above in his class play in the role of a wolf.) This writing assignment really made me think about how I'm living my life now and my hopes for the future.

Thank you all for your well wishes over the weekend for our family and for my friend.

Happy Monday to you!

12 comments:

country girl said...

Oh wow, what a great answer Abbott wrote! I love it! It sounds like what my husband still says he wants to be when he 'grows up' ;-)
I think you're right, it's interesting to look back on our childhood dreams and see where we are along those lines. Of course, we may not want to be a ballerina princess anymore like we did when we were eight, but do we still want to be a writer like we hoped when we were twelve?
Thank you for giving me something to think about.
And I am very sorry to hear about your friend. I hope she will heal and recover as beautifully as you have.
Love,
Dawn

Sammi said...

Gosh, I still say when I grow up, too! When I grow up I want to train as a lifeguard, and I want to.... haha! I love it, if I lived to be 100, that's a different question altogether... What a wonderful answer..

Jeannette said...

May all his dreams come true!
Happy Monday to you and my heart goes out to your friend. She is lucky to have you as a friend. That must give her hope.
A big hug, Jeannette

Kwana said...

What a sweet picture and post and my prayers are with your friend.

KPiep said...

That leading statement does give one pause to think. Hmmm...I may have to consider that statement today.

Francesca said...

So many things a child can become when imagining his future! We adults have hopes. But hope is a great gift - hope can fight off the evils, according to the greek myth of Pandora's box! (not sure why I'm going all mythological here ...)

Deidra said...

What a great life he will have lived! Surely his stint as a wolf was equally amazing?

When I grow up... I still think that. And sometimes I still wonder...

Joyce said...

A young boy with a very wise and old soul. Your proud moments will continue as you watch him cross things off his list. Enjoy! xo

Elissa said...

i love how easy it is for children to be hopeful and full when thinking of the future. it is easy to get bogged down when you have adult perspective and worry. i wish it were easier to hold on to some of that almost magic dreaming!

Ina in Alaska said...

that is the cutest wolf ever! Just don't let your little wolf come up to Alaska, very dangerous for wolves!!! xoxo

nicola@which name? said...

i think about this often, but nothing like words from mouth of a child to put it into a new perspective!
nicola
Which Name?

heidi said...

wonderful! Will try this on the varmints & see what they say! xoh