"Anyone can have one kid. But going from one kid to two is like going from owning a dog to running a zoo." - P. J. O'Rourke

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A New Career

Being an engineer turned stay-at-home mom, I am frequently asked if I will go back to engineering once the children are grown.  The truthful answer is, "No."  It's been almost 20 years since I worked in that field.  Aside from my engineering knowledge and skills being woefully out-of-date, I really don't have a desire to return to that profession.

This leaves the whole world of possible careers open to me.

After much pondering of the possibilities, I have come to the conclusion that when I return to work I would like to....be royalty.  I hear the benefits are excellent, not to mention the travel options.  I think I could get used to lavish clothing and jewels quite quickly, if I must.

In order to start preparing for this future career, I am coaching my children to start addressing me as "Your Highness."  I think I will also begin referring to myself in the third person, as well.   First on the to-do list though is finding a kingdom in need of a royal personage.

If anyone would like to be my courtier, I will be accepting applications soon.


  1. When I was coaching gymnastics, the head team coach started requiring his team (including my daughters) to respond "yes, sir" to everything he said. I therefore decided to have my level 3 and 4 team girls (ages 4-9 or so) start responding "yes, your highness" to my instructions. To which I answered back "thank you, loyal subjects." Still makes me laugh when I think about it... and I'm pretty sure dopey Mr. Former Head Coach never got the sarcasm.


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