If my little girl wants to be Cinderella and wear pretty dresses, who's to stop her?
When you're growing up you think the world is your oyster and you can do whatever you want to do.
You think you can be an astronaut and jump on the next space mission to Mars or be the next Prime Minister wining and dining world ambassadors.
Sadly, the post of Pope has been filled and jailbird Chris Huhne's replacement for MP for Eastleigh has been taken.
The children were really excited this week about watching for the white smoke to see who would be the next Pope.
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One of my daughters asked the other half why he wasn't going to be Pope.
Well, she had a point. The job comes with a big house in the centre of Rome and you get to be guarded by men dressed as musketeers and ride around in a glass carriage.
When I asked her if she knew what the Pope's job was, she replied: "He's in charge of all the castles in the world."
It does explain why she calls every church we go past a "princess castle".
She told me she now wants to be Pope when she grows up but then last week she said she wanted to be Cinderella.
I think both are unlikely career options. Cinderella could be a possibility but she would have to dye her hair and try for a job at Disneyland and spend her days in the company of a giant mouse.
My older daughter wants to be an athlete like Jessica Ennis. Her ambition is to be in the Olympics.
She keeps borrowing my running watch to time herself running round the house and jumping over the sofa cushions to see how fast she is.
When they were asked at school recently what their parents did for a living, one daughter told them that mummy buys shoes and daddy helps her.
At least she picked something I'm good at, although I don't think the other half has ever lasted more than a few seconds next to me when I'm shoe shopping.
When I was little I wanted to be a journalist. It's all I've ever wanted to do and now I'm doing it, I wish I'd listened to my parents and become a lawyer or gone into a profession that pays more money.
I also wanted to run the London Marathon but I've not managed that yet.
My excuse is that I don't have a spare four hours on a weekend to be able to train for it.
One day, when my little girl is training for the Olympics, I may give it a go then.
In Cornwall, jobseeker Matt Frost, 29, is raising money for charity by getting a different job every week to find a new career.
The former retail manager has so far been a journalist, a cattle farmer and a stunt man.
Wouldn't it have been good if your school careers adviser had given you a chance like that to try out a string of dream jobs to find your favourite?
I think if you want something badly enough, you can make it happen.
If my little girl wants to grow up and be Cinderella and wear pretty dresses, who's to stop her? It'll make clothes shopping much more interesting.