Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Overheards- Conversations with a Four Year Old

Scene:  Making lunch and talking with TD the other day.

TD:  All dinosaurs are gone now.  There are no more dinosaurs. They are extinct. 

V:  That's right!

TD:  When I grow up I want to be a paleontologist.  Then a Mom.

V:  That is a great a idea. A really good plan.

TD:  Actually, I want to be President too. 

V:  Wow. Really? (Somehow I am not surprised. The girl is obsessed with Barack Obama aka "Rock O'Mama" according to her and she's named after another President.)

TD: Yup.  I want to be President first. Then a paleontologist, then a mom. 

V:  You are going to be super busy!  Good for you for having a plan.

TD:  Yes, I am.  I like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with honey too.  That's cause they are the sweetest.  When I'm President and then a Mom and paleontologist I'll have those all the time.

Two seconds later we are talking about Valentines and Strawberry Shortcake. 


  1. I'm not sure what I'm more impressed with - that she's got HUGE goals or that she's using the word paleontologist.

  2. Ah yes, well paleontologist comes from her favorite show Dinosaur Train. She knows dinosaur names and terms that I never did. It's amazing. I love that show.

  3. Haha, we love the Dinosaur Train! The first thing I thought of when I read "paleontologist" was "Dr. Scott the Paleontologist". And not Ross Geller from Friends. I guess that means I'm totally a mom now.


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