Photo Friday: Inspiration

I always hope that the kids will be inspired by our travels, and that the opportunity to see new places will help them be open to new ideas. Of course I have no control over which ideas will resonate with them, and sometimes that puts us in amusing circumstances.

For the past year and a half, E, my little literalist has insisted that when he grows up, he wants to be a "grown-up." Not a firefighter, a police officer, chef or a doctor.... a "grown up." And then, when we were at Disneyland a few weeks ago, he saw this:

Balloon seller at Disneyland
Balloon seller at Disneyland

Turns out he was just waiting to find his calling. His new chosen profession? Balloon seller!

E holds the balloons - hope he doesn't float away!
E holds the balloons - hope he doesn't float away!
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  1. victoria on April 23, 2010 at 1:58 a.m.

    I think balloon seller is an excellent choice of profession. He'll make many people very happy!

  2. Catec on April 23, 2010 at 10:34 a.m.

    Don't think I'd like to be holding those blows, too many, but very colourful.

  3. Lora on April 23, 2010 at 2:35 p.m.

    On our trip to Disneyland I was amazed at the variety of staff who said they wouldn't change their job for anything. Even the parade people-herders. I'm thinking the balloon holder is a pretty cool job, myself.

  4. Leigh Shulman on April 23, 2010 at 3:20 p.m.

    So true that you never quite know what effect our thoughts, actions and influences (like where we travel with our kids) will have on them.

    Balloon seller it is!

  5. Sarah V. on April 23, 2010 at 9:52 p.m.

    Love this! Balloon seller...hadn't thought of that one. :)

    My daughter has started declaring her future professions lately. I think my favorite so far is drummer!