child refuses to eat anything but chicken nuggets and hotdogs. He is suspicious
of anything you tell him and always asks, "But why?" He is fascinated
by electricity, fire and how things are made, so make sure you put locks on all
of your cabinets. He will grow up to host a radio show on NPR and write a
memoir of his idyllic childhood.
Cookies and Cream
child wears cowboy boots with her ballet tutu. She studies bird feathers under
a microscope and keeps them in your sequined purse you use for holiday parties.
She always seems to be covered in glitter, but you have no idea where it came
from. She will grow up to be a fashion designer but will give up the fame for
her true love, science.
child is a budding artist. He draws, he paints, he builds sculptures from items
he found in your kitchen trash can. He broods over his brush strokes, never
hears you call him for dinner because he’s engrossed in his art and uses up all
of your tape trying to build a robot. Don’t get too frustrated with him, he is
destined to be the next Steve Jobs or Pablo Picasso.
child is a free spirit—so free, in fact, that you worry about her adolescence.
Don’t be concerned. After a slightly bumpy road in high school during which you
will think you are losing your mind, she will make you proud by leading peace
protests in college, then going on to law school and dedicating her life to non-profit
work and her six rescue dogs.
child isn’t good at making choices. And why should he be, when there are so
many good things in the world? He wears long sleeve shirts with shorts, plays
baseball with a tennis racket and never knows what he wants for his birthday.
He will switch majors three times in college before double majoring in English
and business. Then he’ll open a bookstore that also serves coffee and offers
child loves surprises and sees the magic in everything. She will often be late
to school because she stopped to watch a butterfly or dance in the rain. She
loves confetti and fireworks and collects pretty rocks she’s found. She’ll take
acting classes at NYU, appear in some off-Broadway productions and then make
her mark as an indie film star.
child knows that life is tough sometimes. He loses sleep over the injustices in
the world (like early bedtimes and having to pick up his toys) and is happy to
regale you with a list of reasons he should be allowed to take a bath by
himself. He will grow up to be a professor of philosophy at a state university
and have three children of his own who will never pick up their toys.
child marches to the beat of his own drum. This is a kid who likes Brussels
sprouts and lays out his clothes for school the night before. He’s a miniature
adult, often reminding you to eat better and brush your hair. You ask him to
show you how your Google calendar works. He’ll grow up to be a family therapist