Mind you, if I asked them to do this they would look at me like I had 3 heads and immediately head off looking for ice pops and juice boxes. Nanny asks them? All of a sudden they can't WAIT to do a little manual labor.
Anyways, in the middle of all this Rakes and Mom had the following conversation.
Rakes: "Nanny, I love raking. Did my Dad name me after a rake?"
Mom: "No, Rakes. That was MY Dad's last name."
Rakes: "Oh. Anyway, this is fun!"
A few minutes later.......
Rakes: "Nanny. I know what I want to be when I grow up!"
Mom: "What's that?"
Rakes: "A Janitor!"
Mom: "Well, that would be good. But you could go to school like your Mom and get your degree, be a teacher like your Mom, and work at the same place as a Janitor but make more money if you wanted."
Rakes: (After a few silent seconds of pondering this new idea) "Nah. Being a Janitor is A LOT more fun!"
Ang says he's just like me. Content to go through life just being happy with what he's doing and no real ambition to strive higher.
There are a lot of things I can think of that would be worse than that.