Thursday, September 3, 2009

Playground Talk

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Don't you just love listening to what children say? Playground talk is so cute, I love to hear how children interact with one another.
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It's also fun to hear what their aspirations are at that age. What do they want to be when they grow up? Where do they want to celebrate their next birthday? Their answers are always so limitless - I love that. The mind of a child is so beautiful.

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Mum tells me when I was little I wanted to be a Ballerina, and I remember my sister wanted to be an Ambulance Driver.

What did you want to be?

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43 comments:

Kris said...

I wanted to be so many things. I think actress and vet were the top 2 for a while. hehe

Pretty Neat Designs said...

When I was little I wanted to be a farmer. Hmmm, from wanting to be a farmer to actually being a lawyer. What went wrong?!

Jennifer Rose said...

I wanted to be an archaeologist, still do but for some reason I am focusing on art right now. which might come in handy if I do decide to go the history route :)

Sara said...

I think I wanted to be a doctor? I asked my mum, she said she never asked me that question! haha

I remember though that ever since I was 12 I knew I wanted to be a genetic engineer and an author

I never studied genetics

Annie said...

i heart little kids, adsolutely adore them!!

when i was little i wanted to be a teacher! i always played school ;)

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Kaye Prince said...

I wanted to be the first Canadian, female astronaut in space, but then someone beat me to it so I decided to be a lawyer. Obviously since I'm going back to school next week to become a librarian that didn't happen either. I sometimes think I would have excelled at doing something more creative, but I do love books!

Pamela said...

Beautiful post! I wanted to be a dentist, but I should also tell you that we as a family opened a time capsule that was placed in our attic years ago (when I was probably around the age of 8), and in my entry I said I wanted to be a stay at home mom...I consider myself a lucky gal because I've sorta accomplished both! I'm not a dentist, but I am a dental hygieniest, and I do get to stay home with my girlies! I feel very blessed. :)

Amanda said...

My mom asked my little sister Holly what she wanted to be when she grew up - Mom told her she could be ANYTHING she wanted to be. Holly thought for a second and then said "I know. When I grow up...I want to be a butterfly."

Of course, that was around 23 years ago (Holly's 26 now). But still. So cute. Sigh.

Sarah Von said...

A ballerina, an artist, a chef and a tiger (?) not necessesarily in that order. :)

Phoenix said...

actress and writer! (oh wait...that's what I am NOW.) Uh, marine biologist, astronaut, veterinarian, UN foreign language translator (don't laugh! That still sounds like fun!)

lyndsey | paper girl said...

cute! i always said i wanted to be a writer...maybe that's why i have the blog :)

Rebecca said...

i wanted to be the next paula abdul (sp?)...funny!

Kristin said...

I wanted to be an attorney. Went so far as to take the LSAT and then decided to have the bambino. There goes law school. Ah ha. Maybe I was meant to be a mommy and a blogger.
: )

Quilt Works said...

I wanted to be a clothing designer. I began making clothing for my dolls at aget 5. By the age of 9 I was making my own clothing. Now I do fiber art. So it kind of all fell together!

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Maria Confer said...

Love this illustration! And the photos are so lovely!

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Tambria said...

Your posts are always on point! Love the illustrations! You rock Dionne!

I wanted to be a singer and an actress. I remember getting this green and pink microphone from a McDonald's Happy Meal and I still have that microphone today! I would sing my little heart out on that microphone. My mother and sister have angelic voices but my voice never could quite cut it. LOL!

I also wanted to be an actress thanks to Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. I remember wanting to travel back in time to 1971, so that I could audition for that movie. I would find myself reciting lines from that movie and many other movies.

Oh! but how things change once we become adults. I still can't sing and I've only been in one play as an adult. But you can still find this little dreamer singing on the green and pink microphone and reciting lines from classic movies (TCM Rocks!)

:)

cabin + cub said...

I wanted to be an artist and a race car driver... well, i got one out of two.. so that's not bad. ;)

SimplyPureSoyCandles said...

Oh yes I love listening to what my 3 play about and say and pretend!! I think the best thing about childhood is no worries!! XOXO Such pretty children and they look like there havin a blast!!

KitKat AKA Katz said...

I wanted to be a Broadway dancer. Dance has since gone to the background, but at least I moved to the other side of the world to be right next to Broadway!

Christie Cottage said...

I wanted to be a prima ballerina like Margorie Tallchief :-)



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Nicole Marie said...

and don't you love it when your man plays with kids. just sinks my heart when my boyfriend plays with my brother.

rachel said...

i love reading these posts. such a variety of professions and aspirations!

when i was little i wanted to be either a comedian or a soccer coach, or maybe both.

now i am an attorney, but i try to find the comedy in my work! as for soccer ... that kinda fizzled when i hit puberty.

muchlove said...

I wanted to be a doctor for a while, but then I wanted to be a teacher (but "I'll only teach little kids because it's easier than the big kids"). I also remember often telling people I wanted to be an architect when I was in my teens.

Sher said...

Growing up, I wanted to be so many things! I fantasized being a ballerina, a princess, a singer, a writer, like you said the choices are limitless:) That's the best thing of being a kid!

simplesong said...

Love hearing little kids talk. Its so, so cute. Uncle Brian looks like he's doing pretty will with the little ones ... I think I might be time soon! : )

Tender Branson said...

Kid stories are hilarious too. Love to read them. I wanted to be on the radio.

photojoy said...

I love reading your posts and love every single post. How can be so gentle when you see everything around you. I love the way you look at people or anything happening around you. It makes me feel so comfortable when reading your posts. Thanks for sharing this. Isn't it funny? I keep saying I don't have time to update my blog while I enjoy visiting some of my blog friends and leave a message.

Hilary Leister said...

In this exact order... I wanted to be a chef, a photographer, a lawyer, a famous singer, & an advertising agent...

Now, I'm a journalism student w/ a minor in marketing... the world is mine! (I hope it's ready for me, haha...)

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Great post & such fabulous photos. I always wanted to be an architect or be in advertising. I think a ballerina is much more romantic. Happy weekend to you fellow Houstonite. ~ deb

nicole addison said...

an ambulance driver! that is so precious. i had a little girl ask me the other day what i wnated to be when i grew up ;) i answered, im still a little girl and im not quite sure! happy friday girl!

the Lost Earring said...

Oh gosh, there are so many: librarian, radio host, lawyer, horse trainer. Yeah I know--weird combo of things but I went through a lot of phases :)

I was a preschool teacher for 6 years and one of my students wanted to be a ballerina. She insisted on wearing various colored tutus all of the time. Her mom kept trying to put her in regular school clothes, but she would sneak tutus in her bag and put them on when she got to school! Too funny :)

Little Miss Tiara said...

*gets histerical*

The picture of Brian and the cousins are so heart warming! Ahahaha... you know, I've said it in my post before, now Brian looks hotter than usual, lol. No worries, I won't steal him from you, lol.)

I wanted to be an architect, I still do, well... at least I'd design my own house later (If not living in an apartment). And I was a very very naughty little girl. Hahaha...

Laure said...

Well, weird as it may be, at one point I wanted to be a nun... and I was very little! It changed with time though, but never in a million year would I have imagined that I could end up getting paid for reading children's book, my absolute favorite activity as a child! Sometimes life's gifts are just unexpected :)

rubyandjoy said...

i wanted to be a florist...handy how that worked out ;) but i agree...little kiddies and their dreams are so heart filling! i've my finger's crossed my 6 month old niece will want to be a florist too. hellooooo free labour...

ps-LOVE your pics :) x

♥Aubrey said...

When i was little...i wanted to be a writer. OOooo the many books i wrote and drew pictures to. It was adorable. I went around the neighborhood and created a newspaper for the person next door :) Made my own fort out of a cardboard box when i'd play for hours on end thinking and writing like Nancy Drew. Hahaha...the childhood days have gone. I hope my kids have many dreams and aspirations to be whatever they want. Skies the limit!!!

Carissa said...

a ballerina and an ambulance driver?! so cute! I recently wrote a post on this "what do you want to be when you grow up" question, but my earliest career goal was being a horse rancher, because I love horses!

Meghan said...

I wanted to be a cardiologist and the first female President of the U.S. Now, I hate blood and would NEVER dream of being president. Funny how these things change!

Aya Smith said...

I wanted to be an artist, writer and a guitarist... in some ways, I fulfilled my goals... though I am not even half as good as I promised myself I would be >_<

Awesome post!

Tali Schiffer said...

Yeah, children are precious that way! Too bad life sometimes takes away some of that magical innocence...
I wanted to be a house cleaner when I grow up. Oh the aspirations I had back then... lol

Kotori said...

I love how kids have no filter they just truly say what's on their mind whenever they want... can you imagine what that's like?

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