Last night after one or two too many glasses of vino I decided that I wanted my eldest son to grow up to be a West End star.
As you do.
As my friend who had joined me in the consumption of said wine burst into a version of 'Empty Chairs at Empty Tables' I was actually starting to feel emotional.
No, it's fair to say her version of the Les Mis classic was not going to win her a place on The Voice (soz mate). The menfolk were mortified to be sat at the same table as us.
However in my useless, cannot drink, silly state I was actually genuinely picturing my boy on stage in twenty years time belting out One Day More.
It has made me think about how lovely it is that our kids have got a world of opportunity ahead of them.
Of course as a good parent I am supposed to say that I don't care what career path they take as long as they are happy.
Screw that though, here is a list of completely acceptable occupations for my boys when they grow up:
- Obviously theatre/singing/acting are paths I would greatly encourage.
- I wouldn't have an issue with them choosing to be sporting superstars. My preferred sports would be Athletics, swimming, cycling, rowing, or tennis.
- Medical professional. I would especially encourage the youngest to go down this route given the amazing people that saved his life.
- Prime minister. I'm not so sure about this but the boys' Nanan decided this when the eldest was born.
The list goes on but I don't want to put the boys under any pressure.