Boy's List of Goals for Third Grade Makes Us Appreciate the Small Joys in Life

goals for third gradeIf you need proof of the awesomeness of kids, just check out this list of goals a third grade boy wrote down. His mother posted it on Reddit, and it's gone viral, because it's just so perfect.

It's a mix of intellectual, entertainment, and simply odd goals. In just seven (or maybe six and half) goals, it provides such a perfect snapshot into the boy's mind, and I'm now dying to have my kids write down their own list just to see what they come up with. Here's this kid's:

  1. Learn the gases pushed from hyper novas
  2. Drink 1 gallon of milk in 1 day without going to the bathroom
  3. Find if you are sent in a worm hole or traveling in time when entering a black hole
  4. Play cod with Ethan and Matthew
  5. Become a nerd
  6. Eat a rack of ribs that is covered in bacon
  7. Learn how to

I told you it was awesome. I love number two, but number five is hilarious. I wonder what "nerd" means to him. Also, when it comes to number seven, did he just run out of time or leave it open-ended to be intentionally provocative? I like to think it's the latter.

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As for number four, it's apparently a reference to the video game Call of Duty, which commenters pointed out isn't age-appropriate. His mom, Reddit user "elbostonian," clarified however, "He hasn't played it. He just knows about it and dreams of playing it one day."

We all would do well to follow in his footsteps when it comes to setting goals, and to really listen to what's important to our children no matter how small. Sure, financial goals, academic aspirations, and life achievements are the ones that we seem to focus on, but having a list of goals for all the other little things that make life fun is pretty cool too. 

What would be on your kids' list of goals? What about yours?


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