Minor Issues: What my daughter wants to be when she grows up

SINGAPORE – What does JJ, my three-year-old daughter, want to be when she grows up? Depending on what time of the day this question is posed, her response might vary.

If she has just come home from school, she will want to be a teacher, “just like Ms Katrina” from her nursery class. Or if my wife and I have just taken our helper to the clinic for her routine medical check-up, JJ would then aspire to be a doctor, “to help people feel better when they have a boo-boo”.

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