Dream Job

I remember when I was in first grade my class made a book of what each of us wanted to be when we grew up. Right there on the first page it says, Jenny A. – Nurse. Jenny S. wanted to be a nurse too. I don’t think I ever considered that I could be a doctor. What I really wanted to be though was a mommy. But I don’t think we were supposed to choose that.

52 Weeks, My Kids and Me - Week 9

Over the years I intended to become all kinds of things — a teacher, a chemist, a physiologist — and I did become a software engineer but always what I really wanted to be was a mother. Five years ago I got my dream job and it turns out that being a mom is all of those things I ever wanted to be and so much more. Happy Mother’s Day to all you Mamas, even those hoping to be one someday, it’s the best job ever.

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13 Responses to “Dream Job”


  1. 1 aliciaalferman May 11, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  2. 2 Just Pure Lovely May 11, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    I LOVE that photo! Happy Mother’s Day to you and me and all the other mamas out there.

  3. 3 amanda May 11, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    I never thought about having a ‘mom’ job. But now that I am, I never think I could be anything else. Happy Mother’s Day to you too!

  4. 4 erin May 12, 2008 at 7:48 am

    hope yours was great, jennifer.

  5. 5 Randi May 12, 2008 at 9:36 am

    What a cute photo! Happy Moms Day to you too!

  6. 6 capello May 12, 2008 at 9:41 am

    i wanted to be a mommy, but our teacher specifically told us not to choose that. yikes.

    so i chose photographer.

  7. 7 Anina May 12, 2008 at 10:46 am

    It has its ups and downs, but all in all it’s a great job, isn’t it?

  8. 8 amandajean May 12, 2008 at 11:26 am

    hope you had a wonderful mother’s day. that is a great photo of you with your kiddies.

  9. 9 thimbleanna May 12, 2008 at 11:43 am

    Hey! Your life sounds just like mine. I can toss the SWE stuff, but Never the mumsy stuff — like you, that’s all I ever really wanted to be! Love, Love your photo!

  10. 10 molly May 12, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Happy Belated Mother’s Day, friend! I hope it was sweet.

    and ummm…I want your flowered top. did you make it?

  11. 11 Sonya May 12, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day (belatedly) to you too!

  12. 12 Jennifer May 12, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day to you from Jennifer G. (that name seems to have phased out, huh?)

    Best job I ever had.

  13. 13 Heather May 13, 2008 at 11:03 am

    You got me all teary eyed….For me, being a mom is a dream that I never knew I wanted until I got there. It’s not where I saw myself 10 years ago, but I’m certainly glad i’m here now!

    Happy belated belated mother’s day..


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