I took Esther to see Annie last night. "Tomorrow" has been running through my head marathon style ever since. Esther had a blast and as we waited through intermission she tried to get a grasp on the difference between story telling and real life. After she gave up on that she engaged me in a discussion about who the people were on stage.
Me: I used to be an actress you know.
Her: You did? What did you be?
Me: (I simply ran down my impressive resume of community and college theatre performances)
Her: Why don't you be an actress anymore?
Me: i found out I was a better mommy.
Silence ensues as she processes this
Her: Mommy, I decided that when I grow up I am going to be an actress. I want to be Annie. If I am good at actressing then I will just keep doing that. But if I am bad then I will just be a mommy.
Well, I guess she gave up on her career as a shoe fixer, clothing designer, horsey rider.