Dashing Hopes and Dreams: Another One of a Mother's Callings.

The eldest member of the offspring feels the need to be famous.

Apparently his future is mapped out to not only include being a world-renowned endangered animal rescuer, but also juggling a full 365-days-a-year concert tour and starring in his own Disney Channel hit television show.

I nod my head and smile.  Because I believe in supporting dreams.  Especially the dreams that will support me when I'm one foot in the old lady swim aerobics' class at the Y.

But all good things must come to an end.

And today it ended.

I dashed every hope and dream of fame that had ever entered that poor boy's noggin.

Hey, mom, how do I get to be famous?

Well, dude, what kind of famous are you talking about?

You know.  Movie and television famous.

Well, hon, most of all of the agents and auditions that you would need to go through are in Hollywood or New York.  And we're a long ways from there.

Can't you take me there?  We could live there.

Uh. No.  It doesn't work like that.

What about Arkansas?  Don't famous kids come from Arkansas?

Um....nope.  Not so much.

And with that I earned the Mother of the Year Award for being the complete opposite of that whole "You can be whatever you want to be, honey" thing. 

There's still animal rescuing.
Because that will get me my condo in Boca right next to the shuffleboard courts, for sure.

Oh brother.


Lori Motl said...

Hey...what about Kris Allen...there's always American Idol!

Jim said...

AWWWWW, MOM! Whats.yew.talkin.bout? Key's got a lot of po.tent.chul fer fame! You jest wait! You may git yer Y club card yet!

Stay with it, Key - Poohpa believes you can make it. Let's see, I could give you some training in clowning, for a start. Well, say, your mom's a clown - even knows how to put on the white stuff - and certainly has the basics of humor built into her life. Just ask her!

What am I saying? I'm just saying that a talented boy from ARK, ARK CAN DO WHAT HE SETS HIS MIND TO!

And that's all I'm gonna say about that, Forrest!


Gentle Domestic said...

Now wait just one minute, missy.
Arkansas boasts the likes of Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, and John Grisham. (Along with a former President, who shall remain nameless).

I'm sure that Glen, Johnny, and John's mamas were sitting mighty pretty during their golden years. There's hope!

Carpool Queen said...

Mine wants to be an evil genius inventor. I think I can afford engineering school, but I don't know about bail.

Marla Taviano said...

I see no reason why Arkansas can't be the new New York.

Sami said...

eh, famous-schamous.

as my dad says, he may be a dr. but he's still a bubba from arkansas.

Bridget said...

Hehehe!! That was too cute!!

Gretchen said...

Too much salt in the wound to say that the star of Diary of a Wimpy Kid is from our town? ;)

Tell him I'm waiting for my 15 minutes, too. And I'm not willing to go on Survivor and be w/o makeup, so there needs to be a plan b.

Kay @ Off the Beaten Path said...

I just tell my drama queen daughter that after she graduates from high school (right here in Arizona, not in Hollywood) and after she gets her college education (the whole thing, not just a year's worth) she can PURSUE anything she wants, but hey, there are no guarantees. As you can see, I try not to burst too many bubbles, but I don't blow them either!

lisa@littlesliceoflife said...

Dream killer.

It reminds me of the time I had to sit Hayley down and break the news to her that she would NOT be the next Hilary Duff.

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Tiffani said...

Well, perhaps his dreams may not QUITE be over. He happens to have his adopted Aunt that lives in Atlanta...and we've got some good 'nections. PLUS, I think since he and C are pretty much the unimind...and 2 heads are better than one, there may still be hope.

So you can tell him that maybe those dreams aren't squarshed ;) just yet!