Thursday, February 01, 2007

Because 5 Year Olds Can Understand Dirt

Today was Career Day at The Champ's school. Last week, the school asked if any parents would come in and tell the children about their career. Mrs. Joe offered to come in and talk about hers. I'm pretty sure "part-time floral department manager at the local grocery store" didn't sound too thrilling to a bunch of 5 year olds but she soon got their attention. She brought with her some little plastic cups, some dirt and they all planted seeds. Along with the seeds, she brought two beautiful bouquets of the same flowers. and showed the kids what their seeds would look like. Of course, after she finished she then gave one bouquet to each of the teachers. I'll bet our kid is the star pupil next week!

Now I know Mrs. Joe doesn't think "part-time floral department manager at the local grocery store" is a career. But we know the benefits of the part time hours, the flexible schedule and the ability to do something she likes to do and make a little money, too. What I want to say is that the other "careers" she has shouldn't go unmentioned.

Nurse: She can heal any boo-boo, with the help of Spider-Man & Pooh band-aids.

Party Planner: How she can get that many kids to have fun at a birthday party is beyond me.

Financial Analyst: I may loose a few points to the guys here but my paycheck get direct-deposited and I don't pay a single bill but yet, the lights are still on.

Interior Decorator: Peanut's room looks like it came from a Pottery Barn catalog. And thanks to the previous montioned career, we didn't spend Pottery Barn $$$.

Mediator: If you could see how she handles 1 toy desired by 2 kids, you'd understand.

Chef: At first, I laughed at her for watching so many hours of Food Network.

Escort: Anytime we go out, she looks great and turns a few heads. And better yet, unlike the pros, I get lucky in the end.

So, those are just some of the other "careers" Mrs. Joe can attest to. But I think we can all sum them up in two words:

Mom & Wife



Blogger T. said...

Sounds like you are a lucky man.

But then, it also sounds as if Mrs. Joe is a lucky woman as well.

Now if only I could train Boo to be as appreciative....

Sat Feb 03, 12:43:00 PM 2007  
Blogger Em said...

Not only will your kid be Star Pupil Of The Week, looks like you just might be a star at home this week too. Your wife will surely be pleased to know you value her many jobs...if she reads your blog. LOL

Thanks for visiting my blog! It was nice to see you. That led me to your blog which I'm enjoying reading. Looks like we started this blogging thing about the same time, so we're both still rookies. :)

Tue Feb 06, 06:14:00 PM 2007  

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