Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Change of Plans


Max was in a melancholy mood the other night. He explained that after a lot of thought, he was going to stop saving up for a Lamborghini. It wasn't a realistic dream. He had eight dollars in his wallet and he figured it was going to take every nickel from every petsitting job from now until adulthood to have enough for his beloved car. And even though he was sure he could do it, he realized that he would probably want to purchase other stuff along the way, like video games and candy.

Goodbye, Lamborghini. Easy come, easy go.

He consoled himself by googling images of Mustangs and Camaros. His plan now, he explained, was to purchase one of each. The two-seater Camaro for himself and the four-seater Mustang for the wife and kids. I nodded approvingly.

There was a lot of life planning going on beneath all that blond hair. When I told Ryan about it, he thought it was sad. When I told the neighbor about it, she thought it was hilarious. When I think about it, I'm somewhere in between.

Do you remember the plans you made as a child?

10 comments:

tiburon said...

Yes. Yes I do.

I wanted to be a fire truck. I had HUGE plans.

Soul-Fusion said...

oh, I'm a little sad about this as well for some reason. Maybe because I have a distinct memory of walking back to the subway in Brooklyn (stuffed with pizza!) listening to Max's grand Lamborghini savings plan.

Kelly S. said...

I think this is a little sad. I think he could still have that lamborghini. Matt always wanted a Porsche by the time he was 30. Then he changed it to 40. Well, that is in 11 months and I can tell you now, he ain't gettin' no Porsche. Alexander wants one too. And considering that he is planning on being a neurosurgeon, he will probably have one before Matt. Tell Max to save for an education that will get him a job that he can afford that Lamborghini! (Aidan wants a Ferrari. Boys and their cars!)

Mia said...

I'm with you, somewhere in between. I can't really remember any of my dreams as a kid. I must not have had very big dreams ;)

kami @ nobiggie.net said...

Keep the dream alive little Max!

I wanted to be a dancer and a golfer...both. funny.

Miranda said...

I kind of love this. I mean...it's a little sad...but what would we do if we didn't have dreams? I always have tons of goals/dreams, both reachable and unreachable. Good on ya Max!

Alison said...

He needs to talk to uncle Bryant about life long dreams of owning fast cars. Btw he looks so like Ryan when he was little in that picture .

Lindy-Lou said...

I wanted to be a pop singer and own my own horse. Oh, but you asked about plans. I guess that's where I went wrong. No planning involved.

Annie said...

I'm reminded of my abandoned scheme to save up for a $50 snow cone maker.

Jodi said...

Yes. My plan was never to own a minivan.

Dang it.

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