Monday, June 15, 2009

When I Grow Up

How many people do you think actually end up doing what they always said they wanted to do when they grew up? My daughter, Tresa wanted to be a teacher during the day and a nurse at night. She did get her degree in education, but after teaching for one year she ended up in marketing and does really well for herself.

Teacher?
My sons, Michael and Matt were both going to be famous athletes. They promised to buy Irv and me our log cabin on a lake. They use to practice signing their autographs all the time. They are both teachers.

Professional Athletes?
Irv wanted to go into some kind of law enforcement. He want to be a body guard, a sharp shooter or work for the FBI. He ended up following in his father's footsteps in the plumbing field and then moved into facility maintenance. He currently works at a school, but he watches every crime show there is on t.v.

FBI Agent?
I grew up in the age of the television variety shows. I wanted to be one of the dancers that every show had. It looked so wonderful and so exciting. I did take ballet, tap and point as a child, but the practice just wasn't for me. I preferred climbing trees, playing with bows and arrows and going to the beach. As I got into my teens, all I wanted to do was get married and be a mom, and that's what I did.

Variety Show Dancer?
How about you? What did you want to be when you grew up? Is that what you are doing?

11 comments:

Beth Anderson said...

I wanted to be a stewardess - LOL!

Waterstone Jewelry said...

What a great post!

I wanted to be an artist, specifically a fashion designer. Now I have trouble putting my own outfits together. People call me "Beige Lori." Ha Ha

BonTons said...

This is great, I wanted to be a teacher, I used to line up all my toys and teach them. If only kids would sit as quietly as my toys did!

Lanyardlady said...

I never knew what I wanted to be. As a result I do not know what I've become!

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

I wanted to be a professional baker. I still love to bake and do it all the time, just not for money. :)

Malissa said...

I wanted to be a parapsychologist(at about age 10)- I read every ghost story I could get my hands! Yes, I was a strange child!

Angela said...

I wanted to be Miss America. So, yep, I'm pretty much doing it ;)

Meekiyu said...

another super post... love the intimate details... I wanted to be an artist or a paleontologist when I was young... well one out of tow ain't bad?

though my little brother wanted to be a robot... that might be harder...

Irv said...
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Angela said...

Hey Kathy!

Wanted to share a link to some apron inspiration!

http://www.spearmintbaby.com/2009/06/mae-belle-originals-aprons.html

Kathy said...

Kids aprons are on my list and those are great. So many ides and so little time! Thanks Angela!

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