I was watching television last night and as usual when the adverts came on I reached for the remote to block the noise--no sense having a mute button if you don't use it. By the time I'd unearthed it from beneath the couch throw and Max's butt, I'd been captivated by one of the ads.
It was for an online university. Several children--I'd say between 5 and 8 years old--are responding to a question. They're various ethnicities, a mix of boys and girls, in different locales from playground to backyard to bedroom window. They're also seriously answering the question, until the last kid. I actually laughed out loud.
"What do you want to be when you grow up?"
Girl: A lawyer
Girl: Teach gymnastics
Girl: Work in an office like my mom
Boy: I wanna be a marshmallow
Still makes me smile...