Colsen: Do you think I should be a mechanical engineer?
Me: Sure, honey, that sounds good. We know a lot of mechanical engineers… Poppa,--
C: Wait – POPPA is a mechanical engineer??? I have to talk to him!!
Me: Ok –
C: I know Strider would love to talk to him, too. I think he’d loooove mechanical engineering.
Me: Hmmm… Why do you think that?
C: Because you get to play with fire all the time!
Me: Ummm…. No, not really.
C: Yes! Because mechanical engineers make cars and to make cars you have to use fire to weld the pieces together!
Me: Well, there are different jobs for making cars. I think you’re thinking of a welder.
C: Yes. I want to be a welder. Can I do 2 things? And I think I want to be an accountant, too. And are there any jobs that you do a lot of sorting? Cuz I am made for a job with sorting. I’m good at sorting things – like laundry and stuff, you know.
Me: Well, yes, you can –
C: But I don’t know. Mechanical engineering just keeps coming to mind when I think about what job I should do when I grow up. I think I’ll just be that.