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When I Grow Up
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in a Career Adventure
our darling daughter, from
Mommy & Daddy
with hugs and kisses!
was a beautiful sunny day in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
More than anything else in the world,
Blomberg, age 3, wanted to be outside
playing with Jesse, Lori and Katie. But today was
a school day, and Kayla was in
"Today, I'd like you to write a report on what you want to be when you grow
up," the teacher told the class. "Perhaps some of you will want to become a
teacher just like me."
chewed on her
pencil as she thought about the different
careers to choose from.
love music. It might be fun to play the piano or be a dancer when I grow
up," thought Kayla. "It would be great to
perform on a stage in front of an audience. Or maybe I could be a painter
and work from my own studio."
remembered a western movie
she had seen on TV last night.
that would be a great job," said
to herself. "It would be so much fun--working
on a farm, being outdoors all the time, milking the cows, riding horses and
suddenly realized. "Maybe I
could work in an office on a computer or become an architect and design a
cool house for Jesse, Lori and Katie."
thought for a moment, "I could even make
drawings on a computer."
started thinking about a job where she could travel all the time.
would be fun to go anywhere I want,"
very quietly to herself. "I wonder what it
would be like to be an engineer on a big, shiny train that goes really
fast. Or maybe I could be the conductor who collects all the tickets."
of a sudden,
started thinking about
lunch. She loved to eat. Perhaps it would be
fun to be the head chef at a fancy restaurant.
I could eat all the food I cooked," thought
with a smile. "I'll make the best cakes and pies in the world. Maybe I can
start out as a waitress."
looked up from her
paper when she heard the sound of a siren
coming from outside. That gave
wonder what it would be like to be a firefighter or a police officer,"
was thinking. "I'll bet it would be a lot
of hard work. But it would be a great way to help people."
was thinking about helping people,
she had a different idea.
decided. "When I grow up, I'd love
to be a doctor or a nurse. I could work in a science lab, and I could make
sick people feel better."
liked that idea
best of all.
looked out the window and saw an airplane
flying by. "Maybe I could be an airline pilot or a scuba diver in the
military," she thought.
just couldn't decide what she wanted to be when
then, the bell rang. School was over for the day. "You can finish these
reports tomorrow," said the teacher.
was thinking about all her different choices as
she ran all the way home.
hearing about the careers, Jesse, Lori and Katie
said, "They all sound wonderful. And you've got lots of time before you
have to make a final decision. The important thing is to try your very best
in school, and learn a lot. Now, come on. It's time for us to play in the
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MiKayla Lynn Blomberg
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