Stilettos and Diapers: You May Say I'm a Dreamer.

10.03.2013

You May Say I'm a Dreamer.



After Cooper started Kindergarten this year, he started asking us questions about how long he has to go to school. We worked our way through elementary, middle and high school, then attempted to explain college. We were telling him how "regular" school teaches you everything you need to know to be a grown up (haha, sort of!) then how in college, you learn how to be a specific thing that you really want to be. Our examples of things he could go to college for were Doctor, Lawyer or a business man like Daddy. He proceeded to tell us that he doesn't want to go to college. That he doesn't need to go to college. That all he wants to be is a rock star. That declaration was followed by the screams of a rock concert and a very passionately strummed air guitar. 

Oh, for the love. I have a kid that wants to make a profession of touring the country in a van with his garage band friends. Instantly running through my mind is: does he even know how many people actually make it in the music industry? Does he realize how many people spend years struggling to finally give up and get a "real job?" What if he has no degree to fall back on? I stopped panicking to remember he's only 5 and there's plenty of time to change his mind to a career that will be able to support us when we're old. 


When we came out of the room though, the hubs was beaming. "He wants to be a rock star. To do his own thing. He doesn't need college. I think that's awesome."

And awesome it really is, as I thought about it. He's a dreamer. And you know what? Those dreams in the mind of a 5 year old can come true. He can be whatever he wants to be. 

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney

We sat down all together to watch a screening of Monsters University this week. 

We wanted to see it in the theaters so bad and missed it, so I was thrilled to be able to get a sneak peak before it comes out on HD Digital October 8th and Blu-ray Combo Pack October 29th!

If you haven't seen it, Monster's University is the story of Mike and Sully before they were the top scarers. It's an underdog story with the ending being Monsters Inc. 
Mike was a little monster that no one believed in, but he had a dream and believed in himself. It's a cute movie that will definitely become a staple in our house. It's been watched 3 times in the past 3 days. I love when the kids love a movie and that has a great message! 

We love Monsters University so much, we even made cookies to eat while we watched the movie!

You can get your own copy of Monsters University on HD Digital October 8th and on Blu-ray Combo Pack October 29th.

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78 comments:

  1. Haven't achieved my dream yet, but I stay positive and don't let others influence me in a negative way.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  2. tweet - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/385868037754089472
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  3. those cookies, how cute! i love monsters inc :)

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  4. Having faith that things will work out in the end is what helps me strive to achieve my dreams.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  5. tweet:

    https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/385909710999658496

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  6. I believed in myself and achieved my dream to attain my MBA, when I was working full time. It took a lot of time management and organization, but I knew I could reach this goal, and I did.

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  7. tweet
    https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/385915555409960960

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  8. I believed in myself and achieved my dream when I graduated from college working full time and caring for my baby at the same time

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  9. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/385933592611676160

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  10. can't wait to watch this. I never gave up even when others thought I would!

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  11. I woke up on a day earlier in April and thought, I have a child now and I want the best for her, so why don't I want the best for myself? I started submitting my resume in search of a new job. I started a new job in July and it has been a dream come true. A position with growth and personal fulfillment! Sometimes you just wake up and realize you are ready to step out of your comfort zone and fly!

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  12. I am married to the best support system in the world - any dream I have, he supports! It is a huge help.

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  13. I believed in God first and myself and was able to graduate in 3 1/2 years and get a masters, now I'm living the dream as a Mom to 4 :)

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  14. I was confident that I could get a good education and perform well at my job.

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  15. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/386248822986268672

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  16. I struggled to believe in myself prior to having children, as odd as it sounds becoming a Mother gave me a new found confidence. I try to be the best version of myself possible so that I can be a role model to my children.

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  17. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/386301102397743104

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  18. I achieved my dream of being a stay-at-home mom! My husband went to school while working full-time to switch careers. Then we moved to a different state and I was able to quit my job and stay home with our daughter. I love it! It meant so much to me to have my mom home when I was growing up, and I wanted the same for my daughter. So now we have it!

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  19. I achieve my dream by working hard and trying to have a positive attitude and confidence in myself

    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

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  20. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/386631626202968064

    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

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  21. By surrounding myself with positivity and positive people who believe in me.
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  22. Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/387209107855265793
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  23. I believe in myself because I know I am loved and I achieve my dream by expecting the hard way ahead and taking one bite at a time.

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  24. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/388503098542391297

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  25. I believe I can succeed and I put my heart into everything I do. Set a goal and take action for my dream.
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  26. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/389485109117587456
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  27. When I decide to do something I do it 100%. tiffanylrice AT gmail DOT com

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  28. I create goals based on my dreams and set a plan into action with the end in mind.
    lynnbulk83(at)yahoo

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  29. https://twitter.com/lynnlynnbobin/status/390470762391302144
    lynnbulk83(at)yahoo

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  30. aww :) I worked really hard and put myself out there. I continue to do this each and every day.
    tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

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  31. i think hard work and dream are what give his a better life

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  32. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/391682071384453121

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  33. I believe in my self and achieve my dreams by having positive self talk, and reflecting on all of the things I have been able to accomplish in the past.

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    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  34. tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/392310637465841664

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  35. I believe in myself by just taking something some step at a time. Sometimes you just have to think right foot, left foot, right foot. But then you can always get it done.

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  36. I was the first one (and currently the only one) in my family to go to college. I knew I wanted it from an early age and knew that it would make my life better. It took a lot of hard work but I saw the value in it and am so glad I stuck with it!

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  37. i achieved my dream! 11 weeks ago! MEEEEEP. say hello to baby crue :)
    i married one hell of a man with endless support and together we found one hell of an infertility doctor. :)
    next dream : be your neighbor.

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  38. Knowing that I had to pay for my graduate degree (and undergraduate), I worked as many as 3 jobs while going to school full time. It was hard, but it was worth it! Thanks kmassman gmail

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  39. My dream was to always be a mom. To be involved with my kids lives. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. I had some weight to lose and with the power of prayer, positive thinking and believing in myself I was able to achieve my goal!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  41. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/394444522710519808
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  42. I always wanted to be a teacher. Two weeks before I graduated high school life through me a curve and I was diagnosed with Lupus. I wasn’t able to go to college then or later, but later as a wife and mom (a dream I didn’t even know I had) I have fulfilled that dream. I “teach”, though it may be life lessons, without a degree.

    zuzu.wilson(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/Zuzuz_Petalz/status/395852535790977025

    zuzu.wilson(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. My husband and I really want to have a baby, but I have PCOS and was/am overweight. I don't know if losing weight will help us achieve that but it's known that weight loss only helps those who have it. I've known for a while that I needed to find a way to feel better about myself so I used getting pregnant as motivation.. so far I've lost 90 pounds.. I have about 60 more to go for my ultimate goal but even losing 90 is a dream come true. Sometimes we have to start doing before the feeling catches up so we find motivation is different ways. I didn't truly believe in myself until about 40 pounds were loss and it's all been worth every struggle and tear!

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  45. It took a lot of hard work to achieve my dreams.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  46. It took a LONG time but we never gave up on being parents, being a Mom to a healthy happy baby has made all my dreams come true! elizabethhorton@live.com

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  47. by believing in God and never giving up
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  48. I never gave up and worked hard. And I realized what I thought I wanted to do wasn't actually what I wanted, I changed paths and kept working. Now my dreams have changed again (I achieved my previous one) so I am pressing forward again :-)

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  49. I married very young and had children. My dream was to have a long, happy marriage, and raise successful children. Many doubted us because of our age, but we knew what we were doing. With faith and trust we have have achieved that dream. and proved the doubters wrong.

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  50. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/396427901240741888

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  52. I am working toward to achieve my dream (s) right now, but I'm taking one step a time. I live thru Lord's strengths and surrounding myself with people who lift and push me harder to my dreams :)

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  53. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/ohmamafitness/status/396460669517975552

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  54. I became a mom at for the first time at 18 and though I had lost out on my dream of becoming a nurse. It took years but with lots of dedication I finally was able to graduate from nursing school.

    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  55. I tweeted; https://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/396803209492037632

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  56. I don't believe all of your dreams will come true. I believe that you will achieve what you are meant to achieve which turn out to be better than you could have dreamed.

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  57. I haven't achieved all my dreams yet but I have a very long list. I'm working my way through and it takes hard work and dedication to achieve each item on the list.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  58. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/396882925179772928

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  59. No matter what the obstacles and there are many, I believe in myself and have picked myself up and keep striving for my dreams.
    njharmonyg@aol.com

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  60. tweet https://twitter.com/hburmeister/status/396924732013961216
    njharmonyg@aol.com

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  61. I never let the road blocks of life stop me...I just kept trying until I got there.
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  62. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/396974858359164928
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  63. i have a good life and a happy family so i consider this is an achievement

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  64. i posted a tweet:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/397066189727227904

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  65. I believe in myself and achieve my dreams by understanding that what I have to contribute is of value and by surrounding myself with positive thoughts and, better yet, positive, supportive friends. I also write out inspirational quotes each week and place them around the house as a reminder that I can reach my goals. :)
    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  66. tweeted https://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/397072643452452864


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  67. I focus on what I want to do and make a list of what I need to do to make it happen and focus on it until I make it happen

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  68. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/397108551874666496

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  69. My parents taught me to believe in my self and I worked hard to achieve my dream.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  70. https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/397113542748291072

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  71. when i was a single mom my dream was to be able to finish college which i did with determination and support from family pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  72. i tweeted https://twitter.com/pryfamily5/status/397135394317533184 pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  73. 25 years ago I didn't think I could sing, but I took singing lessons, joined two choirs and have been singing ever since.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  74. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/397146521537216512

    slehan at juno dot com

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  75. I try not to give up and to fight for what I want!


    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  76. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/397147560151756800
    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  77. Ambition and confidence always helps

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  78. https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/397213901789462529

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