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    11-08-2012, 06:32 PM
kids and careers

I thought I would start a fun topic on kids and careers.

I have 9 1/2 yr old triplet girls that have plans to have careers when they finish highschool.

My oldest daughter, Richelle, wants to work in a trout/salmon hatchery. She loves fishing and wants to make sure that all lakes and rivers are stocked for future generations of fishermen/women.

My middle daughter, Alana, wants to become a police officer. She is one of the top artists in her class, but she likes to bring justice to the bullies in school. She also has the personality to make a good cop as well.

My last daughter, Neshay, has her eyes on becoming a beautician. No kidding, she's already painting my finger and toenails. She has given me manicures and pedicures as well as putting my hair in braids. Not to mention the massages that I get from her. Yep...she's my 'pamper' girl.

It's fun to see my daughters set their goals above themselves and encourage them to try to achieve it.

How about you guys out there? Let's hear about your stories about your children and what they want to do or become once they finish school.
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    11-08-2012, 07:13 PM
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Oh fun!
I only have one, who is also 9, but he is as much of a job as two because of some health issues. These do have some affect on the things he can experience as he grows, but by in large he is science and engineering minded with a flair of creativity and loves to build and figure things out.
Yep, he loves the Legos, erector sets, and complicated marble mazes with a minor weakness for a few video games.

He will draw out plays or cartoons and sometimes very intricate paper mazes or puzzles too, but they generally all revolve around something he has seen and can recreate, like an exhibit at a museum or something.
The farm animals are kind of fun to him but hes not animal crazy like I was. However, the gardening/soil/growing side of things does draw his interest.

I could see him as a scientist, biologist, engineer, or even someone who comes up with green energy ideas, or organic growing systems.
He is also good at chess and although he is not really into wizards, he is very Harry Potter-ish. Not the over-sports or jock type either, but he is an excellent runner.
Still kind of a mixed bag though and if you ask him each day of the week what he wants to be, you will get 7 different answers.
    11-08-2012, 07:20 PM
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DD is 16 - she is working towards acceptance to Purdue with pre-acceptance to their College of Veterinary Medicine. Her plan/goal is to partner this with acceptance to the ARMY's HPSP so that when she finishes Veterinary school she will then move into an AD career with the Army Veterinary Corps. At the moment we have her on track to graduate with enough credits from Purdue approved dual-credit/AP courses to shave at least a year off of her pre-req school prior to vet school and right on course in regards to the HPSP. She'll do a full career in the ARMY and then retire and either start her own private practice or partner with an established practice to keep from getting bored in her later years, lol.
DS - he has NO idea -- he's had goals from truck driver to architect and at one point his life goal was to "get to" work the drive thru at McDonalds, lol. He's 11, though, so we have some time. I see him ending up in something that would allow him to use his artistic talents.
    11-08-2012, 07:24 PM
Green Broke
My 9yr old plans to be a large animal vet.

Her current aspirations are to become a Vet, live at home and take care of all my animals in exchange for inheriting my house someday.

Sounds good to me! Although I have this sneaking suspicion that in a few years she isn't REALLY going to think that living with Mommy and Daddy forever, is such a wonderful idea! LOL
    11-08-2012, 07:30 PM
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    11-08-2012, 07:32 PM
Originally Posted by Delfina    
My 9yr old plans to be a large animal vet.

Her current aspirations are to become a Vet, live at home and take care of all my animals in exchange for inheriting my house someday.

Sounds good to me! Although I have this sneaking suspicion that in a few years she isn't REALLY going to think that living with Mommy and Daddy forever, is such a wonderful idea! LOL

Ha..ha... I did too at one point.
I have a good feeling my last two daughters will be gone before I know it. Neshay wants to learn how to drive already....I DON'T THINK SOOOO!!
My oldest daughter, Richelle, wants live at home and be daddy's fishing buddy for the rest of her life. (We'll see if she says that when she turns 20)
    11-08-2012, 07:48 PM
Green Broke
We bought a big enough property that I can subdivide and one or both of my girls could build their own home a decent ways down the road.

Somehow if a kiddo REALLY wants to live at home forever, I think I will be pushing that option. I love my kids but at some point, an empty house sounds really nice!
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    11-08-2012, 08:02 PM
My 10 year old DD wants to own a riding school/horse camp and be a riding instructor. She has promised to build me a house and let me ride her horses whenever I want.

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    11-08-2012, 10:36 PM
My 16 year old wants to work in the equine industry.
    11-09-2012, 08:00 AM
15 here, and would like to go into the equine veterinary field, hopefully working with genetics.

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