Thursday, February 23, 2006

"When I grow up, I want to be...."

I'm trying to remember what I wanted to be when I grew up. I know I thought about being a lawyer at one time, but then found out how much schooling that would require and changed my mind real quick! Foolishly, I was not interested in going to college. I wish I had gone, but I can't say that I really regret that I didn't. I guess I really did get what I wanted....to be a full time mom. It's a job I have loved! Although I really would have liked a few more children, it takes two, so I think the three I have is what it was supposed to be.

I'm hoping my children have higher expectations of themselves. Not that there is anything wrong with the path I took, I would like to see them go into a career of some sort. My daughter is gifted with an artistic talent. It would be ashame if she didn't use it some way. Here is a sketch she did recently for a school report. (Click on image for a better view) She keeps a sketch book and draws in it often. She also did this painting for me when she was only about 9 or 10 yr old. Granted, it's paint by number, but she did a beautiful job with it.

My youngest son used to say that he wanted to build things. I've tried telling him he wants to 'design" the building, ie architect, but no, he wants to build it, ie construction worker. Hmmm. He does like working with his hands. He is taking wood shop in school and has made me a few nice things. Here is a picture of a few of his projects. But lately he is now considering becoming a chef. He's quite handy in the kitchen.

My oldest son on the other hand has no clue. The only 'career' that he has ever mentioned is as a sniper. Great! He's going to be a hired assasin. Maybe get on with the SWAT team. I honestly believe he'll end up going into the service, which is ok by me. He can learn some responsiblity, get an idea what he wants out of life, get help paying for school and possibly learn a career there. I think the military is a good way for many kids to go. It was the best thing that ever happened for me.

Art, good food and protection. At least I'll be taken care of in my old age!

4 comments:

David said...

Join the crowd - I am still trying to find myself at my advanced age. I have a 27 yo daughter who has no clue with three boys to raise by herself. Will she ever figure it out.

curious servant said...

Thank you for your prayers.

I have appreciated your frequent visits and comments. I'm sorry the last post was so long, so rambling.

By the way, I usually watch my language better and I don't care that much for that word either.

But it is how I felt, so I used it.

I am grateful for your prayers.

Libby said...

peach-i wnted to do something with computers...well, i guess i do...lol...no college, got pregnant with tiff in high school instead! but, she's worth it! 22 & a beautician now, and still home, single, & not pregnant!! YAY!! best of all, she loves her job!!

Rachel said...

Your kids are talented! I don't know about the sniper thing though. Going in the service is good for some people and you certainly get some benefits from it. I'm sure they'll do fine!