When I grow up..
For years, teaching in the elementary classroom, I would say, “When I grow up…” No kid ever batted an eye when I went on with whatever completed that thought. Until…one day, ten years ago, when subbing in a K-1 class, after reading a book about a woman and her cats to the kids, I said, “When I grow up, I’d like to be a little old lady who lives in a cabin in the woods with lots and lots of cats.”
One little girl raised her hand. “Yes,” I said.
“But, Mrs. Judd, you already are a little old lady,” said Hannah.
© Dorothy C. Judd
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