Tuesday, April 25, 2006

What will we be?

I just asked Emma what she wants to be when she grows up. Not surprisingly, she says "a veterinarian". Honestly, I hope this is what she becomes, as I think she would be fantastic at it and would also love being surrounded by animals every day.

Mom says George is probably going to be a writer. Hard to say, since he doesn't communicate much yet, but there is something about the way he observes his world that makes me think she may be right. I can easily see him doing something that involves a lot of thinking, a lot of creativity, and not too much interaction with others. Of course, Jason thinks he's going to be an architect, with all the towers he's continually building (out of blocks, out of pillows, out of sliced hot dogs.....), and that would be cool too.

Jason and I firmly believe in Peter Pan, so we're not sure if we'll ever actually grow up. But our next career move that we're working towards is to own what we like to call a "Second Chance Ranch". We want to find some land with a barn that we can convert into kennels and run a non-euthanization shelter and adoption center. Fits right in with Emma's goals, yes? We could combine our wish of living in the country, having lots of animals, working from home, everything. Luckily, we don't have the goal of being rich!

And now I bring you random images of this afternoon!
That frog face just cracks me up, I don't know why. It's broken off one of the kids' gardening tools and has been laying face up in the rocks for the last few days. Maybe I'm just odd. And the picture of Emma is for Gramma, showing off her very Eugene-like tie-dyed shirt that they sent her. Wait till you see George's surfer outfit!


Bethy said...

I love the Second Chance ranch and since that's the sort of place where we got our sweet puppy, I think it's a great idea.

And, right now, I'm volunteering to do your Second Chance web site for you. That'll be my donation to your new careers!

glynis said...

I love dreaming about what my children might do with their lives...I may have to make another blog entry on the topic!

Stacey said...

The ranch sounds like a wonderful idea. We have something like it a couple miles from us.

loonyhiker said...

The frog had me cracking up too! The ranch sounds cool too.

Judyy said...

Good luck with your second-chance ranch dream--what a wonderful idea! We need more places like that.

Love the frog in the gravel--he looks like a fancy stepping stone. LOL