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Friday, February 03, 2006

Make Your Child Pick-A-Career Day

For those of you with small children, if you had to guess what career your kids will choose, based on what you know of them right now....what would you say?

I actually stole this idea from a friend's blog. It was so fun and well written...I had to share.

As for my own monkeys, I would have to pick "librarian" for 3-year old Noe. He loves to look at books and thrives in quiet, tranquil settings. He is pretty obsessive about keeping our home library well-organized and lately has been categorizing the books by color and size. Plus, I could really see him getting into stamping all of the books with the correct due date. He also has a great "librarian glare." He just needs a pair of mini-bifocals and he's pretty much ready to go.

Asher, 14 months old, is a little trickier...but if I had to decide today, I think he would be a ballet dancer. He breaks into dance whenever he thinks he hears music (in fact, I think he's trying to dance to the beat of my typing right now). He is also amazingly flexible and loves to run around in socks. Asher also performs the most graceful "Itsy Bitsy Spider" you'll ever see. I'm talking full hand extension and lots of swish.

Then again, he's really obsessed with our trash right now and loves to watch the garbage trucks go by. So I'd say ballet dancer, or garbage man.


  • This is such a fun idea. Daughter #1 has self-proclaimed herself a cheerleader/soccer player when she grows up. #2 has no clue. I am going to think about it....have no clue right this moment.
    posted by Blogger Kage at 2/03/2006 11:01:00 AM  

  • If we ask the 3 year old boy, he says a firefighter or a conductor (for a train). But he's really into inspecting all of our "owies" scars and scabs and really likes to apply bandaids, so maybe a doctor? He's got a nice bedside manner - very soothing.

    16 month old girl is quite the runner, so maybe an athlete. She's also really good at wrestling and holding her own with the 3 year old so maybe wrestling. Eeeekkk. I should get her interested in dance...

    Fun post, Jen!
    posted by Blogger chloe at 2/03/2006 11:51:00 AM  

  • #1 will be an artist. She has been drawing for almost 4 years (and she's just about 5) and some of her pictures amaze us and even total strangers...

    #2 will be a singer/actress. Don't let that shy exterior fool you. She has showmanship and she knows when to use it --plus a great voice!

    #3 is hard to know. I would have to say a Quarterback --he can throw ANYTHING and nearly tries to. Well, I would rather have him take voice lessons from Josh Groban and sing to his mother all the time, but I think my DH likes the quaterback idea better... :)
    posted by Blogger Cheryl at 2/03/2006 02:25:00 PM  

  • Junior is still in the womb, but I am going to say kickboxer...those are the guys that can punch, elbow, head butt and kick all at the same time, right?
    posted by Blogger Melissa at 2/05/2006 07:46:00 AM  

  • Princess has declared that she would like to be a sewer (because I sew), a teacher (because her grandmother is) a cheerleader (because her father doesn't want her to be) and a skateboarder (because that is what her toy from Mcdonald's was last week).

    If I were to choose for her, she would be a concert fiddler (have you ever seen the girl who plays the electric fiddle in Riverdance--she totally rocks!)

    Pumpkin would be an opthamologist because our family has really bad eyes. Just think of all the money we would save! If I were to base her career on her talents right now (at 5 months old) I would choose opera singer because of the decibel levels she can hit.
    posted by Blogger TftCarrie at 2/05/2006 02:16:00 PM  

  • I second that for pumpkin...having witnessed it, it's pretty crazy. If you could capture that, it would win America's Funniest Home Videos. Here is a tip...skip the opera, go for the next Mariah Carey instead.
    Oh and my dd #2 is going to be an electrician or food critic. dd #1 I hate to say it, but I think she might be a performer like her mom, but volunteer as a worker on a suicide hotline. Despite her moodiness, when people are sad, she really tries hard to cheer them up.
    posted by Blogger Kage at 2/05/2006 02:36:00 PM  

  • DS would be some athlete for small/skinny people. He's really into having dad teach him soccer and gymnastics moves--so perhaps he'll be a summer Olympian someday.

    DD is hilarious in her "performing" mode--singing and dancing mostly. She's also very particular about what's in her crib and it's precise location at bedtime. Does that make for a good "snobby" actress/performer? Don't they always get uptight about their trailers?

    Don't know about baby yet, gotta give me some time.
    posted by Blogger Katie at 2/06/2006 10:00:00 AM  

  • This is a very fun idea. Let's see...

    8 year old daughter wants to be an author/illustrator, which she'd be good at; I could also see her as the activities director for a retirement community, or working in special education. She is outgoing, patient with others, empathetic, loves to tell stories, and is very energetic.

    5 year old daughter wants to be an astronaut. She's very bright and steady, with not a spastic bone in her body, doesn't like to take risks, and seems a bit prone to materialism. She'd make a good lawyer or financial planner if her degree in astrophysics and career as an astronaut doesn't work out.

    2 year old boy is a goofball who loves to eat and color and pretend to be batman or a pirate firefighter. He's lefthanded and has known all his colors since he was 18 months (and was hardly talking at all). My husband's hoping he'll have a sports career (aided by his lefthandedness) and support us in our old age. I can see him being a comic book illustrator.
    posted by Blogger Allison at 2/06/2006 03:32:00 PM  

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