Show and Tell

It’s time for another edition of Show and Tell Tuesday!  I’m joining my girl, Andrea, to share a little about me.  Today we’re all sharing what we wanted to be when we grew up…

 My mom is here visiting and I asked her while I was working on this post if she remembered what I said when I was younger.  haha!  She said that I always used to say that I wanted to work at Piggly Wiggly.  🙂  If you aren’t familiar, Piggly Wiggly is a grocery store.

 I come from a family of teachers (lots and lots of teachers), so I tried my best to NOT become a teacher.  That’s what I remember saying for years when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I ALWAYS responded with, “Not a teacher”.  For a while, I thought I wanted to be a dental hygienist.  I always loved going to the dentist.  Love the feeling of clean teeth, so it seemed like a great fit for me.  However…I did NOT want to do any more school than I had to.  Since I was undecided my freshman year…I took a couple classes that I really didn’t need.

My freshman year of college with an “undecided” major, I took several different classes in hopes I’d find the perfect thing for me.  (Kind of a waste of time and money!!)  I took a business class and loved it!  But…I didn’t feel like that’s the way I should go.  There aren’t a ton of business jobs out there if you’re refusing to take a speech class.

And…finally I decided that out of all professions-teaching is what I knew!  Clearly, it was in my blood!  I majored in early childhood education and taught third grade.  In this picture our school was celebrating the Super Bowl with jersey day.  (I was 7 months pregnant).

Now…I get to stay-at-home with my kiddos and do this amazing business on the side and all on my time.  E-mail me at if you want to learn more.

Thanks so much, Andrea, for hosting!!  Here’s a list of our upcoming topics if you want to join…

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  1. 6.2.15
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    The Piggly Wiggly!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!

  2. 6.2.15
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    You were totally meant to be a teacher :). It IS in your blood! That being said…I can also see you as a dental hygienist too! So fun!

  3. 6.2.15
    Kimm said:

    Just saying piggly wiggly is fun!

  4. 6.2.15
    Anonymous said:

    The Piggly Wiggly!! So cute! I love that you were a teacher–such an important profession!! :

  5. 6.2.15
    Anonymous said:

    Just like you, I tried so hard not to become a teacher. Here I am, a 5th grade teacher! It's a tough job, but I love it.

  6. 6.2.15
    Full Time Wife Life said:

    Um, oh my GOODNESS! Being a "beeper" at Piggly Wiggly is on my list, too! What the heck? Why is it so appealing to little girls? My husband even gave me a Piggly Wiggly TShirt as a joke at my college graduation.

  7. 6.2.15
    Sarah Shaneyfelt said:

    My mom is a teacher and I DID NOT want to be a teacher either! I went to college with a political science major and ended up switching it my sophomore year… education. Apparently I was meant to be a teacher!

  8. 6.2.15
    Elaine Welte said:

    I love that you wanted to work at Piggly Wiggly!

  9. 6.2.15
    April said:

    The Pig!!! We have one in our town and that's what we call it for short! Our Piggly Wiggly is a great place to work and oddly enough, they've had some employees that have been there for decades so it must be a fun place to work.

  10. 6.2.15
    V @ X-tremely V said:

    Love that you wanted to work at Piggly Wiggly! I wanted to be a cashier! lol!

  11. 6.2.15
    She's a big star said:

    Ha – I wanted to work at a grocery store too! Forgot to include that in my post but I most definitely used to take allll the groceries out of our cupboards and "scan" them by adding up prices on my mom's adding machine! 🙂

  12. 6.2.15
    Shawnee said:

    We used to have a Piggly Wiggly in our town. My sister and I even had the stuffed animal! 🙂

  13. 6.2.15
    Melanie Smith said:

    Like you, I had several semesters of undecided. I eventually did what I always wanted to do, but tried not doing, TEACHING! It only lasted 4 years, and now I'm doing something totally different! Crazy where our lives lead us.

  14. 6.2.15
    Olivia at Joyfully Prudent said:

    Was your father-in-law a teacher too? And did you teach at Marla's school? Sorry, that pic is confusing me 🙂 My family is full of teachers as well. I'm curious if our boys will want to do that with both Ryan and I as teachers. Piggly Wiggly…that's funny!

    • 6.2.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      No, Tab's dad just came to do a little football thing. Yes, Marla and I taught at the same school. That picture was confusing!!

  15. 6.3.15
    Katie at Better Off Benedict said:

    I couldn't even get a business degree without MULTIPLE speech classes! SO SCARY! Piggly Wiggly is so funny, I bet you liked it because it is fun to say 🙂

  16. 6.3.15
    Rachel Zimm said:

    Fun that you and Marla worked at the same school!
    Love your Piggly Wiggly answer 🙂

  17. 6.3.15
    Andrea - Momfessionals said:

    I love the piggly wiggly!!! I've been in several beach piggly wigglys barefoot buying Fun Dip 🙂