World Citizen Wednesdays #24: When I Grow Up, I Want To Be…
Each week we pose a question to members of the fabulous Multicultural Kid Blogs group and share their answers here.
This week we ask…
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Erin of The Usual Mayhem: A vet.
Olga of The European Mama: An ice cream vendor because then I woud make people happy
Annabelle of piri-piri lexicon: A teacher
Angelique of The Magic of Play: I wanted to get married and have a large family and after write books
Carrie of Crafty Moms Share: An inventor. I was going to invent something big and have my father as my gardener/butler.
Heidi of 2KuriousKids: Teacher or banker
Leanna of All Done Monkey: Writer.
Mary of Sprout’s Bookshelf: A librarian. . . and I’m finally almost there!
Kristen of Toddling in the Fast Lane: Always a mommy. And then either a writer, dancer, or singer. I really wanted to be famous as a kid. Not anymore!
Valerie of Glittering Muffins: A kindergarten teacher.
MaryAnne of Mama Smiles: A mom! Or a teacher, dancer (never took dance, though), artist, singer, or pianist. Or doctor.
Frances of Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes: Flight attendant. I wanted to travel the world!
Melissa of Vibrant Wanderings: My dreams changed frequently, but writer and teacher were probably the longest running, and those are what stuck.
Varya of Creative World of Varya: A number of things. A ballerina first, a neuro-surgeon after, a veterinarian later and finally I became a teacher.
Cordelia of Multilingual Mama: First female president and a ballerina.
Ute of expatsincebirth: I had many dreams about what to become: a veterinarian (to help all the animals in the world), an architect (to build a house for everyone), a translator and a writer… well, I became a Dr. but not a medical one and do write a lot, I am translater too and am also a language teacher.
Jody of Mud Hut Mama: I also wanted to be a veterinarian and I wanted to build a log cabin in my parents’ backyard so I would never have to leave home – they like to tease me about that since I moved further away than any of my siblings.
Giselle of Kids Yoga Stories: A teacher!
Melissa of Where going havo?: A teacher, briefly an archeologist, and an author. Then I realized I don’t actually have any original ideas to write about…making my current profession of ‘translator’ a perfect fit! Other people’s ideas, my words.
Cecilia of Spanglish House: That is a good question, I wanted to have a Little House in the Prairie family, but at the same time I wanted to do what my dad does, He works with Rural Development in Bolivia.
Jennifer of The Good Long Road: A professional pianist. (Really from about age 8 and on, there was nothing else, just that). It took going to college on a piano scholarship to discover that it was not what I wanted to be when I grew up at all. Though, I do love that the trailer for my latest film (Smuggled) features classic music I arranged and performed for the project.
Madre Exilio of Maternidad en 2 Lenguas: I wanted to be a doctor, a surgeon to be more precise. My parents didn´t encourage me to do so and I regret I did not try it harder. I do read a lot about our body, how to look after it, what kind of herbs and alternative medicine we can use to prevent potential health issues, so I guess I´m still passionate about human body’s functions and its capacity.
Thanks to all the bloggers who shared their answers here! You can read answers to earlier questions in our previous installments of World Citizen Wednesday, including tips for traveling with kids!
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