Sunday, January 18, 2009

Career Counseling

Courtesy of two seven-year-olds...

Sarah (to Mom, shortly after learning of Circuit City's demise): "You know, when Barack Obama is done, maybe Daddy should run for President."

Darren and Sarah (Friday night, with enthusiastic conviction): "Daddy, you could be a lifeguard at Great Wolf Lodge!"

Sarah (Saturday morning): "You should just play your guitar and leave the guitar case open for people to put money in."

So many possibilities to ponder!

On a serious note: to all who've added comments, sent emails and made phone calls of love and support: thank you.

Our lemons are few, the sugar abundant.
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Barbara Manatee said...

love their optimism and creative thinking!

Gill said...

ROFL love the way kids see it ;)
D'ya think Barack Obama will be done sooner rather than later for you? Maybe if you ask real nice :D
Whatever the future holds, i hope it brings you all the security you need and wish for yourselves. Hoping the job front comes good for you soon.

Jen B. said...

The kids are so sweet! I love how kids are always so optimistic... if only we could ALL be that way! I'm praying for something wonderful to come your way!

Sharlene said...

The guitar idea is genius! Gotta love the minds of children

MereCat said...

oh Cheryl! I am so so sorry. I know you guys are really bummed to say the least. I'm wishing new and even better opportunities befall you very soon. Stay your sweet, wonderful, positive self, and you will all be ok. Keep us posted.

Gibson Twins said...

How sweet are the insides of children's minds? It really puts things into perspective.

This is a craptastic situation to say the least, but you will get through it. Please know that you are all in our prayers.

Missy said...

Just creative kids! I love that they are so thoughtful & helpful - signs of very good parenting!!!

Seriously, if I had a talent - I have always dreamed of an open guitar and singing for others. But not a talent here so I will be a mommy instead.

I know you he will find a job soon - continuing to keep you in our prayers!

Nicole O'Dell said...

OH soooo cute and thoughtful that they are trying to help.

Sadly, I'm just getting caught up on blogs, so I'm afraid to read down and see what happed with CC the other day. :(

You sound positive and hopeful--that's wonderful!

noble pig said...

That's so sweet...I like the giutar gig..I mean everyone does it.

Julie B. said...

Aww, that's adorable! I love the guitar playing advice!

Threeundertwo said...

Oh Cheryl I'm so sorry! My internet has been spotty so I'm just catching up.

Whenever God closes a door, somewhere he opens a window. Hugs and best wishes to you and your husband.

Butterfly Kisses said...

Your can tell they totally adore there Daddy. I think the suggestions they've made to him are so adorable. :-)

* TONYA * said...

Honey, I was reading your facebook messages the other day and am so sorry this has happened.

Love those kids for trying to help.

monica said...

Like the way the kids explain it much better...the guitar thing is the best...great idea!

Errant said...

see? usually people start with a very big idea .. and then when reality crash them in a way or another .. they end up with the least they can get from this life ..

that story was so cute !

Laura said...

Kids do such a good job of teaching us how to
a) keep a stiff upper lip
b) think outside the box

Brooke said...

Aren't the kiddos so sweet and innocent! I like the Great Wolf one, I can see in their minds...they would get to go visit him on the job every day.

mommytoalot said...

Now that made me laugh out loud.
Your kids are wonderful.
Good luck to your hubby..he and your family remain in my prayers
we have a Great Wolf Lodge in our city..i am positive i can get him a job

Rebecca said...

They are your last quote! Truer words have never been spoken/written.

Heather said...

How cute and optimistic! You are in my thoughts!

Jason said...

Ha ha..that's funny...and sweet too! :) But quite suggests the time that our children are very serious in planning their future ahead..unlike us! Check out New Day

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