I have to admit I struggled for this month’s Poppins Book Nook idea. When I grow up is a hard one because my kids’ ideas are all unlikely. Their current plan is to open a breakfast restaurant together because they are good at cooking breakfast. Princess will make toast. Batman will make oatmeal, and Superman will make scrambled eggs. They are very excited about this.
I actually encourage this kind of dreaming because it lets them think through what might happen someday. Right now we’re reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (affiliate link) and in the book they kids are starting to realize they will have jobs someday. They start dreaming about magical jobs and all the exciting jobs out there.
That’s one of the things I appreciate about Harry Potter they don’t make growing up appear boring. You still have adventures and still enjoy life as a grown up.
I had planned to do this activity last week, but as you all saw in our back to school post it was jam-packed. So potentially I’m going to challenge them to think ahead like Harry, Ron, and Hermione and think of “when I grow up”.
I also think this can be a great start of school activity because it’s fun to see from year to year how your kids’ answers change. I know a few years ago my boys were convinced they could grow up to be superheroes.
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