When my children one day reveal to me their chosen career, I like to think that I will support them in whatever they choose.
Before pursuing a career on the radio, I went from wanting to be a Kwik-Fit fitter, to a fireman and at one point I wanted to be a vet.
My parents and grandparents taught me to aim for the top and not listen to the few people who would tell me I would never succeed.
I think this helped me achieve the career I wanted.
So I hope I will give the same encouragement to my daughters Caitlin and Alyssa.
This week Caitlin told me what she wants to be when she grows up.
‘When I’m bigger daddy, I want to be a tooth fairy,’ she declared.
Just as I was about to discuss this with her she changed her mind.
‘Actually daddy, I want to be a dinosaur.’
I’ll leave it a few years before I explain that she can be whatever she wants – except a tooth fairy or a dinosaur.