Thursday, August 12, 2010

When I grow up ...



When I saw Nadia get her perfect "10" what little girl wouldn't want to be a gymnast! Then, I wanted to be a nurse, but at age 4 those dreams crashed and burned, but came alive again as a ballerina. This continued for a couple of years until I heard Anne Murray sing, then I wanted to be a STAR. After getting some pretty negative reviews, and never having the ability to carry a tune (plus I think I am tone deaf) I turned to the obvious thing, an astronaut! But quickly the sounds of the waves lured me back to the earth, where I decided a synchronized swimmer was where it was at! Until I realized how much those little nose plugs hurt! Moved to the desert for a bit, and wanted to be a nomad and ride the camels. Moved back to Canada and family bought a farm, and got my first horse, every child’s dream – and where my dream of being a cowgirl began. Got my first dog, where obviously I found my new calling - veterinarian. Almost went to school for this, but found out it was harder to get into vet school than medical school! So I naturally turned to forestry. Worked in the field for a couple of years and became an artist. Now I am a recent graduate of a Natural Resource Law enforcement program....who knows what is in my future.....

Amazingly I do almost all of those occupations every single day! I am nurse and put many a band-aid and magical mommy kisses on owies. I am a ballerina, and have the tutu to prove it! I get standing ovations from my one and only fan and even get asked for encores of my itsy bitsy spider. I routinely go on missions to Mars, and have the best co-pilot by my side. I am teacher, and artist, cowgirl and even alligator wrestler somedays. Being a mommy is the ultimate career choice!


What do you want to be when you grow up?

18 comments:

Eliz Frank said...

What an adorable baby photo! So sweet and yes, mom is the ultimate career choice!
Best,
Eliz

Carolyn said...

Love this post,
Hugs
C ~ a fellow CEO of the kitchen!

Jules said...

Oh, I so loved Anne Murray and to this day am teased about mutilating her songs LOL

Love the imaginary of the many hopes and careers. :D
Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Corine Moore said...

Great post! I LOVE IT!!! Being a mom is the best occupation... EVER! :D

PS CUTE BABY PHOTO. :)

kj said...

I can't recall the different occupations I once dreamed of having, but I do know that the occupation I ended up with was definitely not on my list.

"Being Mommy" is a life long CAREER, and it gets even more rewarding when the kids become adults and start their own families. I loved this post -- Heart-felt and eloquent.

Polly Irungu Photography said...

Hi, Im polly. I just saw your blog on BlogFrog.

That is a cute baby picture !

So far i want to be in engineering but that might change.

Here's my blog: http://photoholic07.blogspot.com/

Ahava & Amara Life Foundation said...

Awww, your baby pic is so cute! Now I can't wait until our new addition arrives in October!;)

I wanted to be a pediatrician for the longest time, I didn't change my mind for years, Oh how I loved babies.

Well, I'm not a pediatrician but I am a doula, a breastfeeding peer counselor, child birth educator and best of all a MOMMY!!! So I still am kinda in the field of choice. :)

inactive said...

Loved this post!!!

I wanted to be Wonder Woman....lol...some days I think I'm close and other days I think I am not so much...lol

L. Eleana Johnson said...

I wanted to be a fierce litigator, who put family and kids on the back burner to save the world against injustices everywhere. But I grew up, and although I did become attorney, I have chosen to be a mom now. I love this posts! Thanks for sharing.

Angelle said...

Well said.

Unknown said...

awwww...can I be a ballerina too?? :D

the mrs. said...

love it!
--I just want to be me
-----a very happy & at peace me.

Jenn said...

Great post!

Wahzat Gayle said...

Love it! This was a fabulous post!. I wanted to be a vet as well and also a nurse like my Grannie and then I said why limit it to nurse i can be a doctor and then I said yeah a dog doctor that's me... then I slammed into Chemistry and Physics and said oh no way! Hello Art and Art History LOL
And yes yesterday I was vet for the day as i dressed my poor idiot pooch nose after he ran into a fence chasing a rat!
Children are the best too they do indeed keep you young.

Monique said...

Beautiful scrapbook page! You could do this for a living! You forgot to say that you are a SUPER WOMAN!

Kelly said...

Ahhh yes, Jules, my version of snowbird would make any bird fly south....
Thanx Monique :) Made my day!!!

Batya said...

AH, Kelly, I missed reading your posts while on safari in Florida. I have so much catching up to do. When I grow up I want to be a mom again - or - maybe get a do-over. When my kids were really young (and short), I suddenly realized how much wonderment we miss by not being as close to the ground as they are. It opened my eyes, both literally and figuratively.
Peanut is a beauty inside and out. You are blessed to have each other. I need to get the "I Love Dirt" book for myself!

Suzie Q said...

I wanted to be a ballerina too :)
I love getting the monthly, sometimes daily update on what my lil one wants to be. Love this post. You have such a unique writing style.

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