I was having a very hyper-active day earlier this week, totally unable to concentrate on my very brain-intensive work. I felt almost like a first-grader or kindergartener trying to focus but it just not working. That made me start thinking about all the stuff that would make great lines of work for first-graders (and probably kindergarteners):
Author: able to write or at least dictate stories, draw pictures to accompany the story
Social scientist: Always asking questions, wants to know about different cultures and holidays, why some people have six grandmas, good at asking "but WHY?"
Biologist: willing to get muddy, go on field trips and collect specimens, dig up findings
Marketing/sales: convince parents, grandparents, whoever to buy stuff (specifically to buy you stuff)
CEO: knows exactly how to do things and who should do them
Animal trainer: likes working with animals, willing to spend time training them to do cool tricks
Book reviewer: reads non-stop, knows exactly which books are appealing for certain demographics
Toy designer: comes up with different toy ideas, designs them, gets to see them made
Food critic: knows what is tasty, what’s not
Travel writer: travel to different places, write about your adventures
Detective: wants to find out who REALLY ground the crayons into the backseat (not ME!)
Architect: designs buildings for different needs (playhouses, doghouses, fire stations), sometimes gets to build them.
Musician: stay up really late and play loud music
Dishwasher: little hands good for reaching into narrow cups, (although bigger plates might be tricky)
Gardener: plant seeds, water, pull up the weeds, eat your bounty. Requires patience, but only in short spurts so definitely manageable.
Artist: draw or paint pictures, create 3D sculptures out of Play-Doh, pipe-cleaners, whatever. Be praised for originality, make millions!
Speaking of artist, I really want to illustrate some of these jobs, but I’m not a great sketcher, so if anybody is inspired, let me know.
What other jobs would be good for little kids? Leave them in the comments below.