Thursday, October 2, 2008

"Can I change my name to Alex?"

So we're driving home from school today and my 5 year old son Joshua, out of nowhere starts the following conversation...

Joshua: "Daddy, when I get older, can I change me name to Alex?"
Me: "What?"
Joshua: "When I get older, can I change my name to Alex?"
Me: "Alex?"
Joshua: "Yeah, you know... like Miles' dad?"
Me: "Sure, when you're 18 you can change your name to whatever you want."
Joshua: "And I'm gonna have a little boy and name him Miles... and a little girl and name her Macy."

Now every dad wants their son to want to grow up and be just like them... but after thinking about it I realized that I'd be stoked if my son grew up to be like my good friend Alex.

Who's influencing your kids... in other words, who do your kids want to be when they grow up?


alex mclean said...

Wow, that's both hilarious and honoring at the same time. I can't wait to see what our little guys grow up to be like! All the more reason for us to be great examples of authentic living.

It is funny how kids come up with their crazy ideas.

Chris Stout said...

That is crazy! Alex's head just got super big. LOL, just kidding. Kind of...

Worship Confessional Links from Youtube