“What do you want to be when you grow up?” An Unanswerable Question

My niece, Lily, a highly-capable and thriving 3rd grade student, recently received a writing assignment.  She was to write about what she wanted to be when she got older.  Conflicted and stressed, she had little response to this question.  Taking a risk, and defying the assignment, she wrote the following essay:   My Top Ten … More “What do you want to be when you grow up?” An Unanswerable Question