My son, aged five, has a clear (long-standing) ambition to be a policeman. The motivation and rewards are very clear to him - he wants to catch burglars, shoot them if necessary (no comment), ride the car with the alarm on and help people. I would of course be very happy if he ends up on that side of the law... Just wondering. Did your children have childhood ambitions that were actually realised? If your children are small, what do they say they want to be or do later?