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.