Tuesday, June 5, 2007

10 Occupations I Wanted to Have When I Was Young

Those of you who “know” me – in the blog reality sense, not the Biblical one, thanks – have read my laments about not remembering an awful lot of specifics of my childhood. [Armchair therapists, keep your theories to yourselves!] So it should come as no surprise that I’m just not able to remember 10 answers I might have given throughout my younger days to the age-old question, “What do you want to do when you grow up?”

I can come up with three: a teacher, an astronaut and a writer. That’s it. But I’ve got a wealth of malleable young minds in my household right now, even as I key. And here’s what they have wanted to be, at various times in their brief lives.

1. A Navy SEAL (from the 10-year-old boy)
2. A rhythm guitarist in a rock band (from the 10-year-old boy)
3. A spy – either for the British or the Americans (from the 10-year-old boy)
4. A reporter (from the 10-year-old boy)
5. A pop star (from the 8-year-old girl)
6. An actress (from the 8-year-old girl)
7. A baseball manager (from the 8-year-old girl)
8. A Manchester United soccer player (from the 5-year-old boy)
9. A drummer (from the 5-year-old boy)
10. A band mate of his brother’s (from the 5-year-old boy)

Want to see what others aspired to be – and maybe find out if they made it? Go to
Ten on Tuesday.


MommaBoo said...

Wow! #1 is very noble. I don't know of ANY kids that want that job. OF course, most of my children (in our family) are girls....

Thanks for sharing your incredible list.

Happy Tuesday!

lmilla said...

That's great! Your kids are cool people! reflects well on the parents...

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Anonymous said...

I like number #3.
Are kids wonderful?
I love when you ask them to explain how something like babies being born. You get some amazing stuff.
Thanks for sharing,

Julia said...

This is very interesting list! I never thought about Navy SEALs or a spy, but I've seen TV of it as kid. I enjoyed reading your answers..

Thanks for visiting my blog, Happy Ten on Tuesday!

cjm said...

I could not be happier about #7. Woohoo! Thanks for visiting my blog.

FalnAngel7 said...

Thanks for popping in on my blog. It was fun to see your take on the question from the kids point of view. I guess not much changes in the answers over the years.

Drew said...

It was very interesting to see what the kids came up with. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Joanne said...

Wow-what a broad spectrum of occupations. And what a great idea for your list! Thanks for checking out my ten.

Melody said...

Hi Patois, thanks for stopping by my blog. Great list! Astronaut is cool!!!

And thanks for sharing your kids' lists as well, I think they are awesome!

Happy Ten on Tuesday!

Melissa said...

Great list! Thanks for stopping by mine! I had a hard time thinking about this too! It was hard to think back!!!!! Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

A spy! Wouldn't that be scary.
But interesting. I would be a terrible spy.

Sara said...

Man U, with all the great teams out there and they use that one, just hard for a gunner fan to hear :)


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