Sunday, 27th September 2020

Middle-class child told he can be anything his parents want

A MIDDLE-CLASS boy has been told he can grow up to be whatever he wants to be, as long as it earns at least six figures. 

Six-year-old Archie Turner’s father told him to let his dreams take flight and follow them anywhere, before stressing that if his dreams take him to a career in the arts, outdoors or working with animals they will need to be redirected.

Dad Joseph Turner said: “You can be anything you want to be. But we don’t want to embarass Mummy and Daddy, do we?

“Practically that means lawyer, doctor though ideally consultant, teacher in private school or academy head, dentist, anything in computing where you’re heading a team of 500 programmers in Mumbai, or pharmaceutical rep.

“It’s amazing watching your child grow up and nuturing his character in a very proscriptive way. I just want him to be happy, within a strict set of pre-determined guidelines.

“Imagination can open so many doors. But not as many as my contacts.”

Logan Jr said: “When I grow up I want to be a dinosaur racing driver, a space explorer or an actuary.”