Eight year-old Italia explains her career plan to me this morning (while she made a valentine for her cat, Swifty in the art room):
Italia: First, I’m going to be an artist. I will sell about 20 paintings…maybe more. Then I will be a chef.
Me: Oh? Will you have a specialty?
Italia: What’s that?
Me: You know, something you make really well and everyone likes to eat.
Italia: My specialty will be an Italian soup.
Italia: Then I’ll be a farmer. I’ll make lots of food for people. I will give it away, even to Walmart. But I will wash it first. I might even grow pumpkins and enter a pumpkin growing contest.
Me: Well, that sounds like a pretty busy life.
Italia: I’ll be a farmer for a long time, I think.