10pm, Plum is still awake, happily chatting, while I desperately wish that she would just fall asleep.
Me: Good night, Plum.
Plum: Mommy when I grow up I want to make a mark in this world.
Me: I see.
Plum: I want to make a mark in this world like Coco Chanel, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Harry Potter!
Me: Harry Potter is not a real person.
Plum: I know. But I still want to make a mark like Harry Potter.
Me, secretly proud but not wanting to encourage her to talk any more than she already does: I see. Ok. Now please go to sleep!
Maybe I just missed a golden parental moment of mapping out how to make a mark in this world with my child. But hey buddy, it’s one hour passed your bedtime, and even heroes need their sleep!