Cute little Andrea from Momfessionals hosts a Show & Tell Tuesday, and I love reading the posts. Today's topic is When I Grow Up....and we're sharing things we wanted to be/do when we grew up.
These are good. Get ready.
For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to be a teacher. I would set up classroom in my grandmothers spare bedroom, complete with a desk (or card table), white boards taped to the closet doors, stacks of worksheets, and math and English on the board.
Imagine my surprise when I actually became a teacher and it wasn't at all what I imagined. Read about my teaching story here and part 2 here.
At this same grandmother's house, I would play music, then record myself on those tapes giving the listener information on the weather, news, and what singer was coming up next. Good times.
I was convinced I would become a daytime soap opera actress. I would watch all of the ABC shows with my Mom, and just knew I would one day be discovered and ask to come play a part in the Quartermane, Jones, or Spencer family.
I always wanted to be the girl in Pizza Hut or Papa Johns that swirled the sauce on the pizza and dramatically threw the toppings on the pizza. I was 5.
Register Worker at Grocery Store
Again, at the same grandmother's house (mentioned above), I would pretend to scan groceries on the kitchen table and bag them. This usually happened when we came home from the grocery. I would unbag everything, put it all on the table, and scan the items and bag them. This was so much fun when you were 7. I never worked in a grocery store, but I did work at Kmart in high school, and it was no where near as fun as at my Nanny's table. Not fun at all.
When I was a little older (early teens), I decided I wanted to be a tv show chef, like Rachel Ray or Paula Deen. I couldn't tell you now who I even watched cook on tv, it was the 90s, but I'm sure they were fabulous. I was get in my Nanny's kitchen (I was there every single weekend), get my ingredients, and explain to the audience how to make meatballs, or homemade pizza, or spaghetti. I was a natural in front of that imaginary camera.
I posted a similar post last year. Read here.
If you want to participate in today or future Show & Tell Tuesdays, here are the future topics.
What did you want to be when you grew up?