Ah, that age-old question. It's OK if you haven't figured it out yet. If you need some ideas, check out the answers given below by New York City students.
Malia: A teacher
Alexander: A scientist
Alexa: A princess
Rosalee: A superhero
Kaitlin: A doctor
Julia: A teacher
Milly: A teacher
Dylan: A smoothie maker
Pia: A ballerina
Victor: A train driver
Ella: A doctor
Ria: A teacher
Eliza: A doctor for animals
Alexandra: A construction worker
Molly: A doctor
Sophia: A doctor
Ava: A teacher
Kristin: A doctor
Cameryn: A pirate
Ingrid: A mommy
Maggie: A fairy
Nicky: I want to be a magician because I want to disappear.
Salvatore: I want to be a superhero because I want to fly.
Zoe: I want to be a singer when I grow up.
Charlotte: I want to be a painter.
Kate: I want to be a dancer when I grow up.
Katie: I want to give pets to everyone.
Elena: I want to be a ballerina and a princess, but a princess more.
Alexia: I want to be an artist.
Michael: I would like to take care of animals.
Skye: I would like to be a ballet dancer.
Piper: I would like to be a vet and take care of animals.
Danica: I want to surf!
Charlotte: I want to be a doctor that takes care of doggies.
Athena: I would like to be a volleyball coach.
Moni: I want to be a rock star and work in a hair salon.
Lucas: I would like to be a dinosaur because I love dinosaurs.
Blair: I would like to be a veterinarian.
Avery: I want to be a hairdresser and a manicurist. I also want to be a babysitter.
Nehcopee: I want to ride a horse.
Julia: I want to be a rock star because I like to sing songs.
Chloe: I would like to be a mommy when I grow up because I like taking care of kids.
Marianna: I want to be a ballerina.
Cassidy: I would like to be a face painter.
Eliana: I would like to knit clothes for everyone, including poor people.
Ava: I would like to ride horses when I grow up.
Lily: I would like to be a face painter and a mommy.
Abigail: I want to train horses.
Cyra: I would like to be a rock star, a teacher, and a mommy.
I mean, someone's gotta be Santa. Right?
I don't recall what I used to say as a tike that I wanted to be, but I do remember telling my parents over and over again that I was going to build/live in a 52 story building and that they could live on the 52nd floor. The offer still stands, M&P!
What did you want to be "when you grew up"? Did it happen?
Yesterday was World Nutella Day and ever since I saw that mentioned, I can't get my mind out of the Nutella gutter.
I was well aware of this delectable treat waaaaaaay back in the 80s. My mom worked in an international department and after spying it in Europe, was able to source a jar every once in a while in some specialty shop. Honestly, it isn't quite as fun now that you can find it at any big box supermarket.
The latest commercials do crack me up as they tout Nutella as a healthy breakfast choice with its "simple, quality ingredients likes hazelnuts, skim milk, and a hint of cocoa". Yep. Almost the equivalent of a chia seed and kale shake in the morning.
I chose not to attempt any of these recipes this go round, mainly because my dad is visiting and...please, don't judge, he really is a good person, but...he doesn't like Nutella. At all. I know. If our baby pictures weren't spitting images of each other, I'd wonder. But you should make a batch of your favorite selection below. Isn't that what you are supposed to do the day after World Nutella Day?