MOMI MUSINGS/ When I grow up

Oct 6, 2016 | Love, Only Berlin

NOTE:  A compilation of “When I grow up, I would like to be a…” by my three boys through the years (pardon the quality of the photos; super old collections).

When I grow up on DOCTOR at 4yo; BUS CONDUCTRESS at 6yo

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Big house.  Firstborn approached me and related his evening conversation with his youngest brother.

Son:  Mama, Bunso  told me he wanted  to be a doctor when he grows up.

I remember my dream.  I used to dream of becoming a bus conductress.  She can stand still even when the bus is moving.  And that was my ambition at age six.

When I grow up on A STREET FIGHTER at 7yo

March 2010

Second son’s teacher approached me and showed to me my son’s writing composition.  The graduating preparatory students were asked “what do you want to be when you grow up?” for their  yearbook.

“I want to be a street fighter,” was his proud answer.

Two years after,  second son still dreams of becoming a street fighter.

When I grow up on ENGINEER at 5y0

August 22, 2011

“I want to be a civil engineer when I am a big boy na, mama. And I will build this house for you,” says my five-year-old loving Bunso.

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When I grow up on ENGINEER at age 5

When I grow up on THE YOUNGEST AUTOCAD ENGINEER at age 6

April 10, 2012

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THE YOUNGEST AUTOCAD ENGINEER at age 6.

He is our Bunso and he often watches his papa work on the computer.  From time to time, he would ask his father what the color signifies or what the different thickness of steel implies.

He is one curious kid.

Last Friday, as his father excused himself for a few minutes’ rest, Bunso asked his father what he will do next.  “I need to erase all the doors and windows from the file,”  the father said matter-of-factly.

This is our Bunso trying to finish his papa’s work.  And he  did it perfectly.  As in!

When I grow up on CHANGE CAREER PATH at 7yo

August 24, 2012

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When I grow up in change careers at age 7

Today, I learned that my Bunso doesn’t what to be a doctor anymore.  He wants to be an engineer.

On his book, he describes that as an engineer he should have power tools and construction equipment to finish his project.

When I grow up on TEACHER OR ENGINEER?

January 16, 2013

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When I grow up on Teacher or Engineer

The second son had take-home test papers for checking.  He told me his teacher requested him to check his classmates’ Science quiz.

Bunso:  Huh, kuya Second son, you are like a teacher.  Checking papers!

Second son:  Yes, but I still want to be an engineer.

WHEN I GROW UP

February 4, 2016

Wednesday morning.

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When I grow up on BEING HAPPY.

Husband was fixing our electric fan.  Bunso was beside him helping.   After a few minutes, the father asked his son, “Do you want to be an engineer someday just like your papa?”

Bunso replied, “No.”

“I just want to be happy when I get old,” the nine-year-old boy added.

Then I remember what John Lennon’s ambition in life was.

Children have the funniest and even the most profound yet most sincere sayings.  I just thank God for blessing me with such amazing boys.

59 Comments

  1. Maria

    Aww. I remember when I was so tiny, I would really say that I want to be a pianist when I grow up. Not just a person who plays the piano but a concert pianist! I watched a concert pianist when I was smaller and it ignited me to push music all throughout until high school. I just stopped when I went to college.

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    • momiberlin

      Ow why? Perhaps when you see a piano again, the desire will be back. But then, whatever you want to pursue, surely you will succeed. I always see that drive on you.

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      • Maria

        It never leaves me, Momi Berlin. It’s like in-born but sad to say, it’s such a pity to live in a place where you don’t have your first love with you. In this case, it’s my piano. 🙁 Mine is in the province so I get to be with it whenever I’m there. I really do wish I could pass on my skills to youngsters and be somehow an inspiration to them when they ultimately grow up. 🙂

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  2. Thelittlelai: Beyond limits

    Wow, I truly enjoy reading your blog post. I remember my ever first ambition when I was asked by my teacher. He asked me what do I want when I grew up, I smiled back and said I want to become a Doctor. I wish I received a chance to study medicine, but I didn’t. Your son is very smart, I can say that, he seemed to be very curios in almost everything. He’ll certainly have a long way and a good future. He might be a famous Engineer soon.

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    • momiberlin

      Thank you for the kind words. I also pray that he be successful and happy always.

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    • momiberlin

      Whatever he wants, I will be at his side to support and encourage him. But more than anything, I want him to be happy. I believe it is never too late to be a doctor. You can still pursue it if it is what your heart desires.

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  3. Mommy Queenelizabeth

    This is an interesting read. Made me remember my childhood dream. All i wanted to be when i was in elementary was to become a CEO of my own company, sign papers and checks. Then when i went to highschool i wanted to become a flight attendant! As in i really wanted to dress like one kase i wanted to travel around the globe. Then in college i ended up taking nursing which after passing the board, i realized i dont want to work in the hospital neither go abroad.. haha! Now i am focused with a small business and im happy and contented about it, basically bcoz i have kids and i cannot imagine success and profession without them..they are my priority.. things really change when u become a mom noh?

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    • momiberlin

      I agree. But it seems youve fulfilled your dream when you were in elementary. You are the CEO of your own company. Galing!

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  4. Michi

    From time to time, I also ask my son what he wants when he grows up. He wanted to be a chef when he was in preschool but now he wants to be a firefighter. One time, he wants to be like me. I said no, you need to work, di pwede househusband. hehehe!

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    • momiberlin

      hahaha. so cute of your little man.

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  5. theresa

    There are really different things that changes when we grow up. The things we wanted before were completely different now. Same with your boys. Just so cute to hear them answer like they just want to be happy.

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    • momiberlin

      Yes. And at that age, they know the concept of happiness 🙂

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  6. Heart

    Relate much sis. Nakakatuwa lang mga kids these days on how they express themselves. 🙂

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  7. Heart

    Relate much sis. Nakakatuwa lang mga kids these days on how they express themselves. They know what they want na sana maging consistent padin hehe

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    • momiberlin

      haha. Yes, sometimes they tend to want to be like that because it is the fad or because they feel inspired by a certain person. Nonetheless, they are always cute.

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  8. Michelle

    The kid knows now some of the life’s greatest wisdom! At least he knows na what’s important naman talaga in life is that we’re genuinely happy! 🙂 Ang galing ni bunso ah, nakalikot na nya ang autocad project ng daddy nya and he’s done it well. I still think you’ll have a future engineer son pa rin who’ll build you a beautiful home someday! 😀

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    • momiberlin

      Aw. thanks for the nice words, Momma Michelle. I do hope he will be happy with his chosen career. And I will wait for that beautiful home. Ihihi.

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  9. Veeyah

    Awww! Let their dreams motivate them! 🙂 When I was a kid, I used to want to be everything all at once: a chef, a writer, a painter, a lawyer, a businesswoman – just everything. Honestly, I STILL want to be all those things, and I’m on the path to doing that, sans the lawyer and chef ones haha! Sweet, sweet kids!

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  10. Juvy

    My 7 year old is pretty made up, he has been consistent since age 2. He wants to be a police man or a soldier. We brought him to PMA last year and his grin was the biggest I have seen ever, when he saw cadets march in cadence.

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  11. klaudia

    What an intelligent little 9-year-old one !!! When I grow up , I want to be happy ! He now already understands life much better than most adults ! Children are so honest and funny , that was a nice piece of reading ! I love your posts , it makes me always smile and giggle to read what your gorgeous kids come up with !

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  12. Gryselle Mae

    This reminds me of my little brother. He also told us he wanted to be a baker when he grows up. And we all thought he had forgotten all about it after being a basketball player; but then he suddenly took up Hospitality Management in college, and changed majors from culinary arts to pastry! Now he bakes cakes, breads and as perfect as it used to be, more improved actually. He is kind of like your bunso. He was the youngest baker I know too at the age of 6. He baked his first bread with dough, and by the time he perfected the bread, he decided to create his own recipes with pandan bread, etc. I was his tester hahaha.

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  13. Miera Nadhirah

    Wow… your kids certainly have a very amazing imagination… and great ambitions.. gone are the days we only dream of being a doctor, teacher, and such… now they imagine they want to be street fighters and autocad engineers… I doubt I know what that was when I was a pre schooler… heheheh

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  14. Ram Kuizon

    When I was a child I had a lot of dream to become like almost every year.
    As far as my memory is concerned I once dream to become an army, a horticulturist, a chef and an artist. But in reality, I end up being an educator.

    I commend your son for having a clear vision of what he want to be.
    I guess, I do not need to say this but I’ll say it anyway,
    ” Be supportive of your son and be first person to push him when he feels down”
    just like my mom.

    http://www.truebluecebuano.wordpress.com

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  15. Melissa

    Awwww. I love how you’ve documented every step of your child’s dream. Dreams change even after graduation but I’m glad and I strongly feel that you’re going to be the best and most supportive mom ever. God bless you and your child 🙂 I hope he reaches his dreams.

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  16. Above Precious Rubies

    I remember Nate, people in the church were teasing him that he’s going to be a pastor when he grows up. He would yell at the top of his voice and say NOOOO! When I asked him if he wanted to be an excavator driver, he immediately responded YES! haha. Ano kaya magiging career talaga nila paglaki no?

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    • momiberlin

      🙂 bast happy sila, siguradong happy din tayo. P

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  17. Teresa Martinez

    My own children had different dreams of what they wanted to be when they were younger. As of this time. they haven’t really decided yet but I will support them whatever their choice are.

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  18. Ma.Me.Mi.Mommy

    Their dreams do change as they grow up. Hmm..my boys right now, it’s more of wanting to be a doctor. My eldest even does the task of taking his grandfather’s BP every night. The battery operated kind though. Haha. Feel na feel niya ang pagiging doctor. There was also one time, I want to be a daddy. Period. Haha!

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  19. Chessy

    Hihi cute! My son naman wants to be an astronaut for now. I wonder what he will want to be next! I think it’s important to encourage them to aspire and work for what they want.

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  20. Denice Diaz-Faeldonia

    What an interesting read. It’s great how you kept tabs on what your little ones shared before. I will take note of Bunny’s little musings too. 🙂

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  21. Maan

    Awww this is so cute! I’ll take note na rin of what my son wants to be when he grows up. When I was young I wanted to be a cashier!

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  22. Cheryl F

    How adorable! I remember when I was a kid I really wanted to become a dentist, then doctor. But took IT in college. It’s been 6 years since I graduated and I want to become a teacher. Lol. Not too late to pursue that though.

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  23. Janice

    By now I know that most kids change their minds a lot in terms of what they want to be when they grow up. My five-year-old wants to be a fireman daw when he grows up. Let’s see what he will say in a few year’s time. Hehe!

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  24. Mommy Levy

    My son’s dream job is to be a driver or construction worker. I know it will still change so whatever he likes to be when he grows up we will support him.

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  25. Kati Allan-Balayan

    I smiled while reading your post, mommy. 🙂 It’s amazing talaga how a child’s mind works no? It’s admirable that even at such a young age, your son already has a grasp of what he wanted to see of himself in the future 🙂 When I was a kid, I wanted to be a reporter after watching them on TV, covering the typhoon news, basa in the ulan and all.

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    • momiberlin

      Hahaha. Parang gusto ko rin atang maging weather reporter din dati. Hahahaha

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  26. Celerhina Aubrey

    My brother sobrang nakakatawa – he wants to be magtataho, sorbetero, tindero ng popcorn at ng pizza. Basta lahat ng nagtitinda ng mga pagkain na gusto nyang kainin araw araw. Bwahahaha.. Next gusto nyang maging basurero kasi gusto nya sumakay sa likod ng truck. Then gusto nyang maging gutierrez kasi idol nya si richard gutierrez. Bwahahahha

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    • momiberlin

      Your brother is indeed so cute!!!!

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  27. monica

    So nice that you got to compile this! I wonder what they’ll eventually end up to be – sana talaga lahat happy! : )

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    • momiberlin

      Yes, praying everyday that they be happy

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  28. Kaye Fig

    I’m impressed you were able to compile these things. You gave me an idea to do this as well.

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  29. Nini Perez

    My first ambition was to become a seamstress because my lola is one! And then came a series of ambitions from teacher to pedia to broadcaster to a nun (i entered a convent when i was in high school, for real) to psychiatrist to lawyer to journalist.

    Same with your child, my only dream for my son is that he grows up a good and happy person. He can be whatever he wants to be. 🙂

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    • momiberlin

      Hurray to moms who would support their kids’ ambition. 🙂

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  30. Jen bave

    Aaahh, That’s so cute and sweet. Usually the bunso is the most loving and sweet among other siblings and yours is the perfect example. Hehe. I can’t wait tuloy to ask my son when he grows up a bit more of what he wants to be when he grows up.

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    • momiberlin

      Surely when you ask him, you will cry or perhaps smile and even laugh. They can be so imaginative and ideal and so brave to speak their mind.

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  31. momshoutout

    My little man wants to be a doctor..as mom what ever he will be in the future my all out support still unending

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  32. edel

    For the longest time since my daughter turned 4 yrs old, she wanted to be a Fashion Designer. Then she sang a different tune when she turned 10- Computer Programmer. She’s a computer whiz up to now and really plan on taking up Computer Science/Programming in college which is 3 years from now. 🙂

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  33. Neri Ann

    When I was young I wanted to be a teacher! Nag aaral aralan pa kame, yun yung usual na laro namin. Eh ang kukulit ng mga estudyante ko so hindi na lang hehehe Eventually as time goes by, nag iba na din yung gusto ko. Its so much fun hearing our sons about their ambitions ano? Ako medyo matagal tagal pa but I am so excited to hear what are their ambitions are.

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    • momiberlin

      maaaliw ka sobra. then you will also feel excited kasi habang nagkukwento sila, excited sila. haha. sarap maging teacher, noble intentions. pwede ka pa magteacher. ehehehe

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    • momiberlin

      hahaha. he doesnt want to be a street fighter now.

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  34. Teresa Dumadag

    Your post reminded me of my younger self. I wanted different kinds of professions before! Now I understand why. 🙂

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    • momiberlin

      Hahahhaa. Now I would want to recall what I wanted to be before.

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  35. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    LOL on Street Fighter! My daughter says she wants to be a chef, sometimes she wants to be a doctor…

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  36. Joy

    Hahaha, when I was 8 I wanted to become a sales lady! My gosh how silly are our ambitions when we were little. 😛

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  37. Jerzee Benavente

    Kids really have the funniest ambitions when young. But, yours was the funniest. That’s a nice career. But, I’m happy it changed overtime. Lol.

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  38. TweenselMom

    I think it’s healthy for kids to have changing aspirations. My daughter once told me Mommy, bakit ako, wala pa akong madecide? and I told her na kasi she’s still discovering herself. It will come and although parents will always wish to make the kids get their goals, pano kung hindi pa nila alam kung ano ang goals nila. So we just have to wait and guide them along the way.

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  39. May Palacpac

    Don’t you just love it when they set goals in their lives so early? We all start at believing we can conquer anything. 🙂 My 5 year old wants to be a horse, hehehe.

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  40. Mayu

    “I just want to be happy when I get old,” the nine-year-old boy added.

    This hit me hard!

    Reply

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