Back in the day, when we were kids, did we have any idea what we wanted to be when we "growed up"?

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My boy, Ethan, knows exactly what he wants to do after high school graduation. He plans to enlist and become a Marine, because he wants to help people. It started out he wanted to be a policeman for the same reason, but he changed his mind. Now, he has four years, where he could change his mind again. But we've watched Patton, Saving Private Ryan, We Were Soldiers and Black Hawk Down and he's still pretty sure, so we'll see.

The other day, I asked on Facebook if your kiddos knew what they wanted to be already.

Sheila said,

My 8 year old son wants to work for the FBI."

Maybe work with James and Tracy as a super-secret agent?

Jules posted,

My teenager was asked this by a soccer coach last year and he replied "No, I don't. But I see a lot of adults that still don't know what they want to be when they grow up either." Amen to that.

Andrea said,

My 12-year-old wants to be a quantum physicist."

Amy commented,

I've got a kiddo who wants to be a firefighter or policeman (he's 8 and been firm on this since 4), and one who wanted to be a vet (she's 13)."

It wasn't until my junior year of high school that I thought about being a writer, and thought I might want to be a newspaper reporter.

My daughter is between being a fashion designer and an artist, maybe a painter.

My boy, Justin, wants to be a video star. Science asked kids between six and 17 that question and they answered YouTube Star. That's what the most kids want to be. Blogger or vlogger came in second. Doctor or nurse came in sixth. Teacher came in ninth. Lawyer didn't make the top ten.

Where did science find these kids anyway?

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