Monday, May 18, 2009

Career Counseling

I meant to post this ages ago, but the following is an interview with Ellie about her future aspirations:

In Headlights

Me: Hi, Ellie.

Her: Hi, Mommy.

Me: Hey, Ellie, what do you want to be when you grow up?

Her: Um, a magician and also a deer catcher.

Me: A deer catcher, huh? What does a deer catcher do, exactly?

Her: I will go out in the forest and find deer and catch them up and bring them home and they will live...in my yard.

Me: Wow. That's a lot of work!

Her: Also, I will be a mommy.

Me: Are you going to have some kids?

Her: Yes, a boy and a girl. And I will name them...hmmmm...Barack Obama...and Patch.

Me: Wow. Is Barack Obama a boy or a girl?

Her: A boy. Patch is the girl.

Me: Naturally.

20 comments:

Kelly said...

Violet wants to be a "Diamond Hunter" and a bride. I fear she is going to scare off her share of men someday.

Mike Golch said...

I wanted to be a cop.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

She is a dear deer catcher.

a Tonggu Momma said...

If it were my daughter naming her son after the President, she'd call him O'Rock Obama.

CSquaredPlus3 said...

Cute! When my mom was little, she was going to name one of her kids Harry S. Truman. ;)

katydidnot said...

wow. i wanted to be a deer catcher too when i was little.

no, i didn't. only your ellie is that cute and ingenius.

i am very mary said...

I could never be a deer catcher. It would cut into my nap time.

heidi said...

If I had taken my kids to see deers fornicating in the cemetery, they would want to be deer catchers too. ;-)

Professor J said...

I wonder what the salary range is for deer catchers. . .

The Gossamer Woman said...

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a stone age deer hunter, you know, with a bow and arrow and a bear skin on.

Stu said...

Is she prepared for the cemetery mating ritual of the deer in your area?

-Stu

Magpie said...

Interesting. My child has been all about the deer catching in the backyard. Mind you, we never see them, though we know they're there.

kelly said...

Quinn wants so desperately to catch a bird. I'm not sure if she wants to make it her career though.

Glad to see you are posting here too. I was afraid WC had taken over your blogging time. Not that I would have minded. As long as you post somewhere.

The Boddeker Blog said...

Hannah told me that she wants to be a hobo, a dog catcher, or a kite holder. We like to reach for the stars at our house.

the cheap chick said...

Naturally.
I wanted to name my kids stuff like "Triumphant" and "Bold" when I was little. I'm so lame...

stephanie (bad mom) said...

I want you to be our neighbors.

Not so much because we need deer catchers, but because you guys are generally freaking cool.

BOSSY said...

Barack and Patch. Sweet sweet.

overtiredmum said...

Hi - I'm wandering around the web while putting off sorting out everything for tomorrow. I have just come across your blog and want to say how beautiful I think it is! Well back to the real world....

The Girl Next Door said...

She needs to come look at my blog - there was a deer just lounging right outside my window. So yeah, she can come hang with me. My Daughter has been begging me for a little sister for YEARS. I'm sure you wouldn't miss her, right?! Ha Ha Ha! She is a precious one!

Evan said...

Nice Start Up!
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