From the age of 8, Cal Ripken Jr. knew that sports was going to be his calling. Ron Howard threw his life into film making at age 5. Tiger Woods found himself passionate about the links at age 4. Arianna Huffington has been whining since early childhood. John and Matthew Farrer may have a promising future ahead of them indeed.
That is the headline at Parentdish.com. These two enterprising toddlers managed to slip quietly out of their parents home and break into a neighbors house. The boys immediately sought out the items that toddlers place the highest value on, Teddy Grahms. These boys worked their way through the home quickly and quietly, as not to disturb the sleeping resident and moved onto toys and bunk beds. All the while evading the police and their parents who were searching frantically for them.
These kids are naturals! If they play their cards right and skip college in favor of lock smithing school, so many doors could open up for them.
Just think of the possibilities. With enough experience in breaking and entering they could open a security consulting firm. After all, who knows how to stop a thief better than professionals in the industry. They could even land their own reality T.V. gig.
In this case, I actually feel for the parents. Anyone who has ever raised a toddler knows that this could happen to anyone. Heck, I snuck out during my nap at age 2 and was brought home by a neighbor before my mom knew I was gone. My own kids have slipped into neighbors yards to play. Toddlers could give the Secret Service the slip if they are determined.
The aspect of this story that makes me laugh the most, and tells me that these kids have greatness within, is that the police were canvassing the neighborhood and didn't realize that a B&E was taking place right next door to where the search had started.
So as much as I agree New Dad Adam that speculating about future careers of the very young based on common traits is usually asinine. There is always the exception when true greatness shines at an early age. Good Luck Matthew and John.