"A lot of my friends used to want to be professional football players, and actors, and singers – now they all want to be doctors… All of them."
And with those words my fourth grade son hopped out of the backseat of our car and sprinted off to water polo practice.
Our journey with ALS over the past year and a half has been one in which we have tried to maximize the learning opportunities – not only for our family, but for our community. We have done great good collectively, but every once in a while the weight of a topic like ALS can seem a little heavy for children. It is a little heavy for all of us.
The comment from my son told me our approach was spot on.
I love sports, and movies, and singing, but if the conversations of the last year have resulted in a pack of future mad scientists, doctors, and problem solvers – I will take it!