looking ahead

Recently during one of Andrew’s evaluations, the social worker asked me, “What do you want him to be when he grows up?” Which is sort of strange question and I suspected a trap, so I said, “I want him to be happy. But his father wants him to be a librarian.”

Right now when we ask Andrew what he wants to be, he tells us he wants to be a “a-jection-ist” which is Andrew for “a projectionist”. “But,” he clarifies, “I will only show silly movies”. And that surprises no one.

I can see them now. Father-Son Cinemas specializing in Silent Film with live music accompaniment. Maybe I’ll bake some goodies for the concession stand. It could be a family affair. Not sure yet what role Isaac would play. Something fantastic, I’m sure.

Anyone interested in purchasing some advance tickets?



It says “One of Andrew’s favorite things is to set up the “a-ject-or”. He can get it going *almost* all by himself. Which makes all of us so proud.”


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I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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6 Responses to looking ahead

  1. Susan says:

    I love how this post makes it sound like being happy and being a librarian are mutually exclusive.

  2. Marti says:

    “Anyone interested in purchasing some advance tickets?”

    Oh, me, me!

  3. Marti says:

    “I love how this post makes it sound like being happy and being a librarian are mutually exclusive.”

    It’s true, Susan. Didn’t you see It’s A Wonderful Life?

  4. Mama V says:

    Me, too! Me, too!

    Lucas always says he wants to be a dad and a pastor when he grows up. Uh-oh!

  5. Plume says:

    Now I’m curious, was it a trap?

    Like this post! Very cute of Andrew.

    • robyn says:

      Plume, I don’t think it was a trap. ;) It just seemed strange to me. I don’t know many parents that have a ready answer for that. Maybe if it was phrased differently…like “what fields do you see him going into” or something like that… That would feel easier to answer. But otherwise it feels silly to me. All the answers I think of (astronaut! engineer! physicist! MIT professor!!!) feel roll-your-eyes-this-mom-has-lost-it sort of silly. And I’d just rather not let on that I am THAT silly. Not yet, at least. ;)

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