Lexee with Hank
Originally uploaded by Julee Herrmann
Lexee and I were playing around today and it reminded me that when I was a little older than she is right now, I announced to all that would listen that when I grew up I would be a belly dancer. HA! What a funny thought... it really makes me giggle to think of it. I love the innocence that just speaks of the freedom that kids sometimes have to dream any dream. ANY DREAM. Anything at all can be your future.
My little one wants to be an "animal saver" when she grows up. She loves to see what my friend Robin is up to... she works in wildlife rescue and has amazing photos and even more amazing stories. Alexia has a deep respect for nature and animals in general. I wonder what she really will be when she grows up... I wonder if she, like Robin, will look back on her childhood love for animals and say... ahhhh there, that is the moment when I knew for certain I would grow up to be an animal saver (though, I imagine she'll have a grown up word for it by then) OR will she go in some other seemingly unrelated direction?
Will Lex, like her mom, wonder how her early interests waxed and waned to bring her to just this moment...