Saturday, 22 October 2011

Out of the Mouth of Babes

It is often said that “out of the mouth of babes comes the truth”.

Sometimes that truth can be painful though.

My Finnish tutor Maarit related to me a conversation she had recently with her daughter Ester, who is almost 4 years old.

The conversation went something like this:

Maarit:So Ester, what would you like to do when you grow up?
Ester:I would like to be a teacher.
Maarit:And what would you like to teach?

And the sad fact is that, with my slow progress in Finnish, it’s totally plausible that in 20 years’ time I will still need a tutor!


  1. Awww, she is very sweet though! :-)

  2. This is from one of my work days:

    Me: "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

    5-year old girl: "A life guard. They get to stay on the beach all day and swim."

    Me: "They have to save people from the water also, swim to drag the back to the shore."


    5-year old girl: "Maybe I'll be a mushroom picker."