What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

As A Kid What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up?

I always said I wanted to be a carpenter when I grew up.

Jesus’s auld lad was a carpenter and he was pretty important so I thought I could create the next Messiah.

I was all in, spending time in sheds with saws, hammers and nails to craft bows, arrows and swords.

They were much sturdier and more effective in fights than the weapons I had imagined in my head.

I remember writing my letter to Santa one year and asking for a power workshop as a part of my CPD for carpentry.

It was a woodwork set for kids, with an electrical lathe, saw and other power tools.

It came with safety glasses although I am still not sure how they protected my little fingers from being butchered. 

I used my best handwriting for the presents I wanted most on my Santa list.

Christmas morning, around 5 am and I ran down the stairs making sure to make as much noise as possible.

I had the idea that the more enthusiasm I showed, the more impressed the big man would be.

I nearly took the door off the hinges going into the room with the presents, I opened everything and sat in a moment of meditation............

The fat bollix.

How could he do this to me? He didn’t bring the power workshop.