Thursday, November 4, 2010

Playing House

It's Writer's Workshop day over at Mama Kat's and I've finally joined in again, after over a years' hiatus. So, If you had made a career out of whatever you were passionate about when you were ten…what would you be doing?

My passions as a little girl involved two things, primarily. Playing house and playing school. I occassionally went fishing with my brother and sister, or played kickball in the backyard. We watched TV like Saved by the Bell, Full House and all those oldie but goodies. But my passions? The things that I loved? Playing house and school. I loved having my brother and sister be my students or children I was taking care of. We would set up in the basement, or outside under our back porch. My poor, neighborhood best friend was subjected to this game one too many times.

The funny thing? I haven't outgrown this passion. I have spent my time as an adult being a teacher and being a wife & mother. I loved being a teacher for three years. The kids made me laugh and pushed me to do better.I genuinely enjoyed watching a 5 year old suddenly "get it" and be able to read. I swelled with pride as a student wrote out a sentence that I could actually "read." Teaching is a passion.

And now? I have the role of a lifetime as mommy to Meredith. Getting to stay home with my sweet baby girl, watch her daily developments, create around her a safe and happy environment is a dream come true.

So I suppose I've always known what I was made to do. I'm just so glad I am actually getting to do it.



Lauren said...

I remember those days. We had fun playing house and spent a lot of time doing that. I was not surprised at all to see that you had become a teacher, I think it suits you.

Angie said...

I loved your post!

Visiting from Mama Kat's.

terra @ terratalking said...

So very sweet!
visiting from mama kat's~

Anonymous said...

Aww..that's so sweet. Glad your dreams came true! :)

Emily said...

How beautiful that you lived your passion every day by teaching and now with your baby. There is no better feeling in the world when you watch them learn.

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

That's wonderful you got to live out your dream and are doing what you are passionate about. Yay for you! I played school (I was always the teacher with invisible students) and house a little.

Stopping by from writer's workshop. Here's a link to mine:

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