Our little family has been finding reprieve from the heat in the pool. Heading home from the Y the other evening we were praising the munchkins on their ever improving swimming skills...
And you, wee girlie...you're turning into a fish!
Not a fish...I'm a Mermaid!
Very well! You're turning into a mermaid!
Because I'm going to be a Mermaid when I grow up.
Um...well...we're Human and, as far as I know, changing species isn't really an option.
I'm going to be a Mermaid! I can be anything I want to be when I grow up and I want to be a mermaid!
Slight amendment to the "You can be anything you want to be, do anything you want to do" speech to now include "within current species and dimension". And here I said I'd never put limitations on my children. That didn't last very long.