Thursday, 12 January 2012

What did you want to be when you were a child?

Last night I laid in bed and thought of a great topic to write about today and of course when I got up the topic was left behind in my bed somewhere...........bugga................

So what should I entertain you all with today..............let me think ok enough thinking it is giving me a headache and that is never good even more so when I have a grandchild here wanting my attention.............Little Leo is home from day care as he has been unwell and they suggested that we keep him home today and yes when we got up he didn't look or sound to good but of course now he is acting and sounding more like himself..........
                                   What did you want to be when you were a child?
When I was a child when people would say to me what do you want to be when you grow up I would just look at them and shrug, I had no idea I just didn't think that far ahead. I remember when I was in my teens my nan asked me what type of boyfriend I wanted and again I shrugged I had no idea, well I did have an idea but thought it would sound silly so said nothing............I wanted someone like my dad who I thought was just the most perfect man ever............

At some point I decided that I wanted to be a wife and mother, I never had and desire to work outside the home at any type of job. I did do a secretarial course when I left school but only because my best friend Cathy wanted to do on and as it turned out I got into the course and she didn't.......

After I left Tafe I did look for a job but without any luck and then I met Tim and got married and had children and I can honestly say I have been happy with how my life has turned out.........


  1. Very interesting post! When I was young, I wanted to be a veterinarian. I even worked as a veterinary technician for three years when I was in college.

  2. very interesting. i wanted to be an archaeologist when i was growing up. i loved history - ancient, dig it up kind of history - and really loved to read about the different Indian tribes of this continent.

  3. Actually, when I was young, I didn't want to be young anymore.
    Now that I'm middle-aged, I no longer want to be middle-aged.
    When I'm elderly, I'll wonder why I was bitching about being middle-aged.
    Seriously, when I was young, I wanted to be in the Navy.
    Now what?
    Oh. Yeah. That elderly thing.

  4. I wanted to be a nurse. Leaving your idea in bed reminds me of a poem I like. The poet thinks of the greatest poem ever and writes it on the sheet. He comes back to the hotel room and his sheet is gone -- to the laundry. The greatest poem has been washed away.


  5. Hi Shelly......So did you like working with animals?

    Hi Teresa.....Archaeologists have always seemed to me to be have an interesting life.......I think we can blame Indian Jones for

    Hi Al.......Yep when we get old we wonder why it is we complained about being middle

    Hi Janie...Nursing is not something I could do nor could I write

  6. In answer to your question, I really did, but I could not stand to see perfectly healthy animals put down. Hurt me deeply. So, I went into my other love, teaching.

  7. Hi Jo-anne, I wanted to be a teacher, probably because as a schoolgirl that was the profession that I knew most about. Then I toyed with the idea of being a psychologist before I faced the truth that all I ever really wanted to be was an artist (not the most lucrative path in life).

  8. A teacher. I realized my dream and have the college degree/credentials to teach, but I got married and started having kids.

    Now that they are all just about grown and out of the house I am ready for Pooldad to retire and enjoy "us" time. But if I had to work so he could retire I would happily go into teaching to give him a break as he has done such a fabulous job of taking care of us these past few decades.

  9. When I was a kid, my "want-to-be" constantly changed: rockstar, tv talk show host, Olympic gymnast, actress, teacher, doctor, lawyer, pop star, investigative journalist, etc.

    That's the great thing about growing up - you get to change your mind.

  10. A teacher and a writer. Guess what? My dream came true!

  11. Hi Shelly.....Yes I think it is terrible when healthy animals are put to sleep.

    Hi Jennifer.....I do admire those with the talent to be an artist

    Hi Skippy.....Teachers are amazing people I think it is one of the great jobs........

    Hi Bea......Yeah I think most people go through a number of I want to be proffesions before decided on what is right for them

    Hi Bee....That is great that you managed to end up doing what your dreamt of doing..

  12. Hey Jo-Anne! :) I really didn't have any big dreams or plans growing up either. When I got older I wanted to be a veterinarian but I think that's a pretty common thing for kids who love animals. I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. I guess I'm finally happy just being me.

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  14. How funny! I never ever wanted to be a wife OR a mom growing up. Yet here I am.

  15. Hi Jenn.....Yeah I think a lot of kids dream of being an veterinarian because they love animals.....

    Hi GreenGirl......Funny how sometimes we end up doing the one thing we thought for sure that we would not

  16. The job of being a mother and housewife is the best job but it doesn't pay well except for the rewards of watching children and grandchildren grow.
    I can't remember what I wanted to be until I was in highs chool then I wanted to be a Sports Teacher.

  17. Hi Diane.......Yes I have the best job ever.........

  18. i just wanted to know i wasn't the only one. i was orphaned by 10 and lost my support system. well being a gay child in small town alabama wasn't easy or fun, i was on my own by 16. (worked and graduated hs and got a degree in horticulture by the time i was 18) i finally left home (bama) in 1990 and discovered there are millions of wonderful bright witty fashion forward fabulous guys just like me! it wasn't easy but it was worth it, life is good!


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