If Pickwick’s antics could give any indication of future careers, he’d be…
A Politician: Coz whenever the Baa-lamb comes over for a cuddle, he plays the part of the Moral Police.
An Actor : Coz he’ll do just about anything for a round of applause.
A Chef: Coz he loves to stir things (up)
A Banker: Coz he knows the currency of chocolate is flattery
An Engineer: You should see the delight he has in stacking up towers – and the greater delight when it all comes tumbling down
A Singer: He SO love the sound of his own voice
A Star: Coz he loves playing dress- up (yes, the bindis, the bangles, the hair bands – the works!)
An Activist: He goes on strike every time the channel forgets to air his favourite ads (‘baby, you can’t control what goes on air…’ is met with a ‘not-yet-but-just-you-wait’ look)
An Astronaut: Coz everytime we ask him where he wants to go, he looks up and says ‘Moon’! (Apart from the occasional, rainbow, and for some strange reason, Bruges)
A Sports Star: If jumping from high places without a parachute could ever become a sport
An Artist: coz he’ll draw a tiny squiggle and launch into an elaborate explanation as to how that’s a plane flying through a cloud and the shadow of the bird on that plane.
A Marketeer: Coz he’ll do his best to convince you that he’s a good boy for eating all his chocolate and politely asking for more from your share.
An IT guy: He’s managed to crash 2 systems, pluck out 3 keys from the key board and ruin 1 mouse in his short lifespan. I’m sure he’s not through yet.
A Doctor: Coz he loves giving people ‘Medicine’ for ‘Owwie’ (never mind that he’s the reason for the ‘Owwie’)
A Mathematician: Coz he thinks, logically, three- teen should precede fourteen, and nineteen ought to be followed by twen-teen
A Vet: Coz he loves to use Great Danes like his own personal Pony, and wants to pet the spider, the pigeon, the tiger, the bear, the fox, the ladybird…
Whatever the future may hold, I know what I'm going to be:
The Proud Mommy: who'll be standing behind him, egging him on, shouting herself hoarse, sporting prematurely greying hair, having the first-aid kit on standby and the emergency room number on speed dial.