8 Toddlers on What They Want to Be When They Grow Up

Their future aspirations range from being an astronaut mom and a backup dancer for Cardi B
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Maya from Birmingham, Michigan, wants to be an astronaut and a mom when she grows up.

With the new school year underway, toddlers share what they want to be when they grow up.


“A dinosaur inside of a shark’s tummy.”

— Leo, 4, Los Angeles

“A fire engine.” (Says mom: “Not a firefighter, the actual truck.”)

— Xavier, 2, New York City

“A doctor, a hairstylist, and a gentleman.”

— Asher, 2, Huntington Woods, Michigan

“An astronaut… and a mom.”

Maya, 4, Birmingham, Michigan

“A backup dancer for Drake or Cardi B.”

— Eli, 6, Cincinnati

“I want to be 5 and in a booster seat.”

— Ayden, 3, Huntington, New York

“An Army guy.”

— Cooper, 5, Bethesda, Maryland


— Emery, 2, Chicago

 “Just a mom.”

— Lexi, 4, Atlanta