So back to Allie. "Allie, did you tell your teacher that you want to be a fashion designer when you grow up."
"NO! I want to be a mommy when I grow up."
Wait, wait, wait. Why can't she be a mommy and a fashion designer? Allie's response kind of surprised me because I'm a mommy and a CPA. And she knows this. Well, she doesn't really know what I do at work. The girls have started to ask me what I do or specifically what did I do on a certain day at work. I try to keep it general like, "I worked on some spreadsheets."
So I've been explaining to Allie that she can be both a mommy and something else. A few days later, she announced that she wants to be a dentist when she grows up. (I have a dentist post that I'm working on that will explain this.) So I told her that she could be both a dentist and a mommy just like I'm a mommy and I work. She then asked me if I was a dentist.
And you know what? If she wants to be just a mommy, that is perfectly fine as well.
The world is theirs.