For the Love of Friday

For the Love of Friday- When I Grow Up

A few weeks ago, our father started a little project to convert all of our old home movies from VHS to DVD.  Needless to say, since then we have been watching a lot of home video footage of Colleen and I as munchkins.  If this is something you have access to and haven’t done recently, I highly recommend it.  It is so interesting to watch what we were like as young children, before life experience shaped our behaviors and thoughts.  As a little girl, I was essentially the same as I am now, but ever so much more wide-eyed and dreamy.  I can remember being excited about growing up and obsessed with thinking about what I wanted to “be”.  There  was an extended period of time (probably from the age of 3 to present day) where I, like many little girls, wanted to be a ballerina.  It seemed so perfect and glamorous.  I still think I should have been a ballerina.  I have an excellent natural turnout and just know that I could do some pliés that would knock your socks off.

 There was also a period of time where I became obsessed with this little book I had about marine animals like whales and harp seals.  It was at this point that I started to tell people I would be a marine biologist when I grew up.  This is actually pretty laughable because I have a crippling fear of open water and sharks in particular.  I even start to get nervous in the deep end of swimming pools and frequently check the drains at the bottom of the pool to make sure no sharks are coming out of them.  Yes, I realize this is completely ridiculous.  I assume marine biologists do actually have to be able to get in the water.  🙂

 You are nuts if you think I am getting in the same vicinity as these puppies.

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Colleen used to think she was going to be Mariah Carey when she grew up.  She was so funny.  She would gather my friends and I around and insist that we listen to her sing “Dream Lover”repeatedly.  We tolerated it because we thought it was pretty amusing.  She actually does have quite a good singing voice now.  Must have been all that practice.

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What did you want to be when you grew up?

Happy Friday!



  1. Stephanie G

    I wanted to be a princess. Ha HA!! Quess I blew that one.

  2. Katie

    I wanted to be an actress.

  3. Colleen

    Mom G, no prob, cuz Katie is going to marry Prince Harry for us and then you will almost be a queen!

  4. Lauren Tate

    Love this post. I totally wanted to be a movie star. Love all those sweet pictures of the little ballerinas. We will have to live vicariously through little Harper when I start her in dance! 🙂

  5. Taylor

    Precious post! Love the lil ballerinas. I certainly always enjoyed my ballet classes and cried when my mom made me quit to do gymnastics and said I couldn’t do both. I apparently always told my mom that I wanted to be a “cooker” and a mommy. So far neither of those have happened 🙂 Guess I’ll just have to stick with being a glamerous customer service representative. haha.

  6. Dad

    I transposed more home movies of gymnasts,
    dancers and singers.

  7. Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty

    So pretty! 🙂 Little ballerinas! 🙂 I did want to be a professional dancer growing up… by 5 foot height didn’t exactly agree with that.