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.


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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