Nicole Kidman recently said in an interview that her parent's wanted her to be a nun, and that made Connie remember that her dad used to tell her that too.  So that led us to today's #TQOTD!

TEXT QUESTION OF THE DAY:
What did your parents want you to be when you grew up?

  • My dad said girls should get married to a guy with good credit and have babies that's all girls are good for. Bastard, I proved him wrong I became a successful corporate officer with only 1 child happily divorced and living life. He's now dead and the world is better off for it. Monica
  • Professional MMA fighter
  • My parents never really said. They did encourage me to take classes. So I did and now I'm in the medical field.
  • Both of my parents wanted me to be a nurse. I finished one year of college and I just couldn't do it. I hated it so much. So that kinda threw me. That was always the plan so at 24 I'm still trying to figure out what I'm going to do with my life.
  • My mom thought I was going to be a prison warden because I was so bossy. Ended up becoming a lawyer.
  • TQOTD...I love animals and have so much since I was a kid I am pretty sure my parents thought I would have worked in some way with animals. A Vet, a vet tech or something that I was hands-on with animals all day long!
  • My mom wanted me to do something with teaching music. My dad thought I would do something in signing or acting and his words" because I'm dramatic" lol
  • My parents always thought I would be an Olympic swimmer. I was seriously awesome as a little child. But then Junior high came and I didn't want to compete anymore.
  • My parents said I didn't have the patience to be a teacher but really thought I'd be a doctor. Well I failed math so now I am an ESL teacher
  • Tqotd: my mom wanted me to be an Olympic ice skater so she enrolled me in dance when I was 5 so that I could then switch to skating. I came out if my first dance class and told her I was going to be a dancer and would never skate. I was in a ballet company for almost 20 years... She still reminds me I could have had a gold medal...
  • TQOTD: My parents didn't care what I grew up to do. As long as I was happy, could put a roof over my head, and by food for myself.
  • My parents wanted me to be a model. That didn't happen and now I'm ugly
  • My parents and their friends said for sure I was gonna own a business and be in sales. I used to get the donuts every night that the local gas station was throwing out then sell them at school the next day for 50cents and I even brought a griddle on the school trip to Disney world and sold grill cheese out of my room. I'm now in Data entrylol
  • Straight
  • #TQOTD My parents thought I'd be an elementary school teacher. I've always been great with kids and my Mom wanted me to follow in her footsteps. Instead, I went to school to be a cop and work at an insurance company.
  • Mom and dad and I thought I would be an executive went to school for business and ended up a farmer wearing Carhartts Muck Boots with some horse shit on my boots
  • When I was growing up, my grandmother offered to pay for me to go to school if I was to become an elementary teacher. Sorry, Grandma not for me. But instead now I'm an operations specialist and I oversee 30 sprint stores.
  • My parents wanted me to be a musician, singing was my thing. After high school, I became a travel agent, did that for 15 years. When the industry changed drastically, I went back to school and now I am an RN.
  • My mom would always tell me growing up that I would be a really good lawyer because I loved to argue with her
  • #tqotd my parents thought/wanted me to be a nurse or a teacher
  • My parents told me to go play in traffic when I was a kid. I became a tow truck driver. Close enough
  • My parents thought I would grow up to be a stubborn pain in the @$$ #accurateAF
  • My parents always assumed I'd go into the medical field. I always wanted to be an x-ray tech like my mom but she told me it would be too boring for me. After going to college for technical theatre I realized I needed something more. Needless to say, I took a u-turn and now am celebrating, today, of being a kick-ass paramedic for 4 years. My mom was right.
  • Parents wanted me to either be a nurse or take over the family dental practice. They thought, however, I would become a lawyer. When actually I'm an exec in HR :)
  • My parents just wanted me to be happy. And I truly am! Blessed with 2 beautiful daughters and loving husband. They are watching from heaven and smiling.
  • My dad was the GM for a group of radio stations in GR for years so naturally, he wanted me to go into radio, which I did for several years. I'm out of the industry now but have such great memories of my radio days! By the way, I tell my Dad constantly that I think your show is the best morning show Grand Rapids has had since the days of Rick, Darla and Scott on GRD.
  • My mom always told me I would own my own daycare or something with kids but now I'm a banker hoping to make a career out of it, plot twist. Lol
  • My parents wanted me to be in medical. All my family is. I am a filmmaker in Grand Rapids and love it. Blood is a no Go!
  • My dad wasn't in the picture, n my ma just tried to get me to go to school. Quit in 7th grade. My IQ got in the way. She wanted more than I was willing to give. Haven't regretted it once.
  • Good morning! My mom always joked that she wanted a doctor, a lawyer, and a plumber out of the three of us kids when we grew up. Now that we grew up, we have a Meijer manager in Wisconsin, a stay at home mom in Illinois, and a UPS driver in Grand Rapids! (I'm the driver :) ) ps. My dad has been a truck driver since before I was born so growing up that's what I always wanted to be so I win!!
  • Parents thought I'd be a doctor. Ha! Showed them with my sweet ass English degree
  • Ugh. My mom wanted me to be a nurse. But I'm terrified of needles and I don't like touching people lollll now I work at home scheduling office appts. Not touching people
  • I can't really think of any suggestions they gave me but... I once told my dad I wanted to be a firefighter. He followed my comment by asking me if I was a lesbian. So I guess my dad thought I'd be a lesbian! Lol
  • ?of the day I swear my dad thought I was gonna be a hooker, cuz when I would get all dressed up and he would say as I came home "are you done horsing around now?"
  • They wanted me to be an author - I used to write novels, even at ten years old. My dad had a very debilitating form of ms, so I always wanted to be a scientist or a doctor
  • My parents wanted me to be a model. That didn't happen and now I'm ugly
  • Good morning .!! My family had big goals for me. My grandma wanted me to be Pulaski day queen I failed At that one lol my dad wanted me to be a nurse started school but wasn't gonna for me. I am 44 yrs old single mom of 4 and seriously thinking about switching careers from project manager to go into the pipeline as a welder helper. Not because I go girl power but because I need to be able to support my family. And with my kids, I have always told them to follow your heart nothing better than loving what you do. It makes life a lot better
  • my parents wanted me to be an OBGYN or nurse because I helped deliver my little brother and cut his umbilical cord when I was 10. I learned in HS I'm very bad at math and science. now I'm 22 and have a dual degree in PR and organizational communications and just started my career as a recruiter and absolutely love it!!!!
  • Good morning! My parents thought I was going to be an engineer. I ended up being a full-time firefighter and lawn care business, owner
  • My parents wanted me to do any occupation that makes big money...
  • They wanted me OUT LOL The bar was set pretty low
  • I'm Irish, a Cop or Priest, probably because I like to tell people how to behave
  • My mom and dad wanted me to be happy and I wanted to be a mom.5 kids and a husband later... I am very happy with my cleaning job and family.
  • They wanted me to just be a good person and father someday and it came true
  • Mine was they thought I was going to follow my dad and brothers as prison guards but I didn’t I’m a truck driver
  • Not sure why but my dad always wanted me to be a garbage truck driver...I become a sign language interpreter and am going back to school for a law degree
  • #tqotd my parents always said I should've been a lawyer...but I am a nurse, as a child I could always get out of trouble by finding the loophole in what I was told to do... they had to start writing Contracts for things like cleaning your room, being nice to your sister, etc... they are still saying I went into the wrong field as a career
  • Maybe my dad thought I would be a stunt person as he uses to tell me to go play in traffic as a kid
  • My parents wanted me to be a doctor I wanted to be a fireman I ended up being a factory worker
  • Veterinarian. But no one was surprised when I changed my mind and became a librarian
  • #tqotd my dad used to tell me that I would live under the 28th street bridge but take that dad I live in a nice house in Kentwood take that #hamburger #iaintnotroll
  • Good morning! My mom always joked that she wanted a doctor, a lawyer, and a plumber out of the three of us kids when we grew up. Now that we grew up, we have a Meijer manager in Wisconsin, a stay at home mom in Illinois, and a UPS driver in Grand Rapids! (I'm the driver :) ) ps. My dad has been a truck driver since before I was born so growing up that's what I always wanted to be so I win!!
  • My parents wanted me to be a nurse I went to school for marketing. Decided to.go to.school to be a nurse after all and am now a nurse on a cancer floor.
  • Employed
  • My parents wanted me to own a grocery store with an apartment on top cuz we rarely had food in the house cuz I ate a lot of food. now I raise cows and grow onions
  • My parents thought I'd be a News Reporter. Unfortunately, I grew partial to the F-word and I'd probably get fired immediately.
  • My parents were drug addicted alcoholics they never shared with me what they wanted or my life but I never got into their lifestyle graduated nursing school top of my class and I'm now working on my masters showing my kids they can do anything they put their mind to
  • My parents always expected me to become an archaeologist because it was all I ever talked about. I studied archaeology for 9 years in college and now I work for the postal service. I'm just shy of my master's degree, but I probably won't finish it because my current job pays more.