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  1. Rita says:

    Guess I’m unusual, never really had the desire. Couldn’t carry a tune in a wooden bucket as my Granny would say. Only drama I carried on with was when I got grounded.

  2. Jennifer Cantrell says:

    I desperately wanted to be Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. As in, I changed my named to “Judy” as soon as I could write it (you know, since Judy Garland equaled Dorothy, as far as I was concerned.) So, my mother has saved a ton of my 5 year old art work with Judy’s name on it instead of my real one.

  3. Jenny says:

    I wanted to be a singer or ballerina. Too bad I can’t sing and as for the ballerina I like food to much to be that skinny 😉

  4. Greg McCoy says:

    Growing up around the music business, I saw what a cold mistress she could be, and never wanted any part of it. However, I did want to be Iron Man…

  5. Jan Morrison says:

    I don’t think I ever had dreams of being “famous.” I wanted to find something I was good at, and be amazing at it. But I never wanted the notoriety that comes along with fame. I like to go out in public in my workout clothes too much 🙂

  6. Sue says:

    I wanted to be a nurse…..I became a teacher…

  7. I wanted to be a pop star. i spent hours in front of the mirror singing into a microphone that was hooked up to a tape recorder…. “our house, in the middle of our street” I also did recordings of being a news reporter, I’d love to come across one of my old tapes to let the kids listen, and so i could have a good laugh. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

  8. Heather says:

    Of course I did! I STILL think I’m going to be famous writer.

  9. Before the days of public hedonism, I wanted to be Dallas Cowboys cheerleader more than anything else in the world. Didn’t work out due to back surgery but boy, when I think of that dream? It makes me feel 8yrs old again. Love it!

  10. Crystynurse says:

    Oh cute! My teen daughter just found my second grade journal the other day and evidently I wanted to move to Hollywood, be an actress – and – own four cats. lol. I do have four daughters, so maybe my dream did come true – kinda!
    crystynurse@yahoo.com

  11. Anonymous says:

    I never had dreams of being famous. I did want to become a Pediatrician though. Instead…I became something that fits me better…a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner!

  12. Stephanie says:

    I wanted to be a famous singer when I was growing up and still have the desire to do so!

  13. Cookiemonster1975 says:

    That kid is so cute! He looks like he had a great time!

  14. Tammy says:

    OhMyGawdYes!! I still do!…I’m just waiting to be dicovered while I’m walking through Target in stretch pants and flip-flops…hey, it could happen!

  15. Marie says:

    So cute!

    I don’t know about dreaming of being famous, but I was kind of obsessed with answering trivia questions on the radio. I think I liked being famous on the radio!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Aw, Ben is so cute!! As for me– no, I didn’t dream of being famous, but I can tell you my daughter sure does. It makes me cringe sometimes, how unrealistic I feel her fantasizing sometimes can be, but I don’t dare voice that to her!!! That’s part of being a kid, right?? 😀

  17. Matkatsmith says:

    Yup…still waitin’ to be discovered though! 😉

  18. Sheri says:

    I wanted to do hair for the stars. Not just any hair mind you, but the wild extreme over the top hair styles.

  19. Maria says:

    Definitely. Had my”stage” set in my room….

  20. I never thought about being famous, I am so shy. But my daughters are a different story, they would love it!

  21. Anne says:

    Definitely had big dreams of being famous when I was young. I’ve always enjoyed performing and did so all the way through college (in symphonies) and I miss that very much.

  22. Anne says:

    Definitely had big dreams of being famous when I was young. I’ve always enjoyed performing and did so all the way through college (in symphonies) and I miss that very much.

  23. Elizabeth says:

    When I was a kid, I once won a BOGO coupon at Carnival Shoes by singing Elvis over the loudspeaker. My mom let me get a fantastic pair of shoes with it in addition to my everyday shoes we had come to buy. So I guess I had a little desire to shine on stage!

  24. Mike says:

    I was going to be a Country Music Singing STAR. And I was going to make all my haters regret how they treated me.

  25. i always wanted to be a movie star growing up-so much so that I would leave a recorded message on my answering machine that says “hello you’ve reached kristin, the famous actress to be!”

  26. JustMalia says:

    I totally had dreams of being a singer & actress. But early rejection fostered a terrible stage fright and alas, my dreams were crushed. #sigh

  27. Mami2jcn says:

    I have a famous grandfather and famous cousin, so of course I wanted to be famous, too! Unfortunately I have no talent to speak of.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  28. Amber Kaeser says:

    I am way too shy to be famous!!!

  29. Adrienne says:

    I dreamed of being either a famous dancer or famous songwriter. The dancing was first, the songwriting came later when I was SURE I could write award-winning Christian songs with ease (too bad not much rhymes with Jesus…).

  30. Mandalea_ says:

    I dont remember ever wanting to be famous but i did tell my mom i was going to be a doctor and live at home with her and dad and never get married or anything……wonder if she is disappointed??? lol probably not- she is pretty crazy about her granddaughters!

  31. Anonymous says:

    When I was a child – not so much – it scared me. how about now…the answer is most definitely!

  32. Brandy says:

    I wanted to be recognized for my singing when I young. I thought I just needed that one person who needed to tell me my voice was special. It never happened. But, I still love to sing.

  33. Cathy says:

    I had dreams of being in the movies when I was young. Guess it was never meant to be lol

  34. Peggy says:

    I always wanted to sing but hated the idea of being famous. Of course I’m from nashville where everyone is tryong to famous and I had to be different lol.

  35. I wish your kids HAD been old enough to participate, but you did a fantastic job capturing Ben’s emotional journey from meek to MEGASTAR! Hope you have a GR8T time at the conference Lindsay!

  36. I wanted to be an actress (doesn’t every little girl) or a beach volleyball player!! 🙂

  37. Donosteph says:

    I really wanted to be the next Annie at one point in my childhood. The only problem? I am pretty sure I can’t sing. That didn’t stop me from belting out tunes all throughout my childhood in my bedroom with the door shut. It’s probably why I love shows like American Idol today. We all kind of dream of being this undiscovered talent…even those of us who are grown ups!

  38. Angela D. says:

    I really REALLY wanted to be famous—but as a pianist. I dreamed of it until I was 19 and forfeited my piano scholarship to study nutrition. I know!

  39. Angela says:

    Sweet story! I wanted to be a famous gymnast or ice skater.

  40. Beth says:

    I was way too shy when I was young to ever seriously want to be famous. The irony in that is that I went on to do TV news. People who knew me as a kid still have a hard time believing that!

  41. Tabitha says:

    I never wanted to be famous. I hate being the center of attention and have horrible stage fright!

  42. Redchampagne says:

    I wanted to be a librarian. Probably not a famous one.

  43. I always dreamed of taking over for Barbara Walters……..she always got to meet everyone I wanted to….. 😉

  44. Krystlewindsor says:

    As a young girl, I would have signed away my first born to be a Judd sister. Oh yes, those Judds. Shortly after high school I gave up that desire and now work in Human Resources…ha!

  45. Sue says:

    I always wanted to be Sally Fields….looked like her….

  46. Uh, no. I wanted to be a nurse. And now that I think about my aversion to all things gross, it’s probably good that didn’t work out.

  47. Meridee says:

    Childhood fantasies of being a rock n roll star or actress gave way to daydreaming of the day that my son would have his picture on the cover of The Rolling Stone magazine. “Why, yes, that is my son.” I would demurely respond to all who noticed.

  48. Beth McDaniels says:

    I moved to Nashville because I KNEW I was destined to be a hot shot music agent. Fifteen years later, I am still here and I am a meeting planner!

  49. Tracydchurch says:

    Sweet post! Of course I had dreams of being famous! When I was little I was convinced I’d be a singer. I would dress up in one of my many dressup outfits and just rock out. It was awesome! These days, I’m much more content to let my daughter have the spotlight!

  50. Ericapen says:

    I liked to dress up like my favorite stars–especially Madonna!! I still love to learn all the lyrics and sing as loud as I can. Who knows maybe I can still be a star!

  51. Amanda says:

    Oh did I ever have no doubt as a kid I would be a famous singer. Like jem. Yep the cartoon cartoon rocker!

  52. A Maddox says:

    I always pretended I was a famous model, singer or movie star. Thankfully, I grew up to become what I was meant to be ~ and it wasn’t any of those things! 🙂

  53. Riley says:

    I never had aspirations for stardom as an entertainer. Don’t know why. I just wanted to be an actor. But my inability to overcome my shyness held me back. So I settled and became a salesman!! ;o)

  54. Rachelle says:

    I wanted to start a girl singing group and become famous with my two sisters. We wrote songs and made up our own choreography!

  55. Street_musician says:

    I ALWAYS wanted to be a singer. I would watch music videos and pretend I was in them!

  56. Kathy Melchin says:

    I never wanted to be in the spotlight – but I would have loved to be a backup singer – all the fun of being “famous” without the stress of being out in front!!

  57. Jordan says:

    I definitely knew fame would never come from singing! And really most anything sports related wasn’t my forte either. But as with most children I think I dreamed of being famous, can’t quite imagine now what it was I thought I would be doing, though…

  58. Maggie says:

    I would have loved for people to think I was really good at something when I was younger…I don’t know that I would have needed fame. But now? There are some days that fame sounds kinda fun, I won’t lie…

  59. Em Rohrer says:

    Such a great kid – I hope he does well!

  60. Emily says:

    When I was growing up , I always kind of thought it would just naturally happen – which seems rather hilarious now. Funny thing is, My husband and I have ended up more on the behind the scenes side of fame, which has turned out to be a lot more fun!

  61. Mommylicious77 says:

    that is awesome! my kids do great at home but will never perform i public lol

  62. Anna says:

    My grandmother bought me all the Shirley Temple movies on VHS. I wasn’t content just watching the movies I wanted to BE Shirley Temple.

  63. Mlsmarlowe says:

    I wanted to be a famous writer! But it wasn’t meant to be

  64. Melissa Christensen says:

    That is such a sweet story!

  65. Missy says:

    I don’t think I ever wanted to be famous, even as a child I thought it seemed like a crazy life.

  66. Melanie says:

    i hate to say it, but i think i already knew that i wasn’t gifted enough to be famous at anything, even when i was young. maybe some day my blog can be as famous as yours!

  67. Anonymous says:

    Yes, always wanted to be famous. Hey, if I could, I would go back and take over Samantha Brown’s job 🙂

  68. Jeremy Broadfoot says:

    I wanted to be one of the Corey’s (Haim or Feldman)…now, not so much

  69. I wanted to be a famous chef, lol.

  70. I was certain I was going to sing and dance as a pop star when I was little. I had the perfect dance routine to Madonna’s Lucky Star and I performed the song for all of my relatives. I realize now that they weren’t bursting with pride – they were bursting from trying not to laugh at me. Ah well. I still dream of being a pop star when I’m singing in the car by myself.

  71. Mark McCormack says:

    I definitely had dreams of being a rock star when I was a kid. Guess that ship has sailed. 🙂

  72. kATE says:

    such a cute post! I wish they had had this when I was a kid! 🙂

  73. Heatco says:

    Good kid! Fingers & toes crossed for him.

  74. Karen Painter says:

    I wanted to be a famous meteorologist, but alas, there can only be one Al Roker! LOL.

  75. Stephanie says:

    I always wanted to be a famous singer… Unfortunately, I had, and still have, no talent. Ah well…

  76. Jackie says:

    No, I never wanted to be famous when growing up. I still don’t. 🙂

  77. I had dreams of being a famous novelist. Since I’ve achieved the unachievable goal of magazine writer in a media climate where most are unemployed, I still have hope that initial dream might someday come true =)

    (Also, this whole initiative is SO fun! Well done, Quaker!)

  78. Sara says:

    I wanted to be a famous novelist since I was maybe seven. I’m so glad I had access to a supportive network of adults who encouraged me to go after my dreams, like Quaker is doing for these kids! Great work. (:

  79. Elizabeth says:

    When I was younger I always wanted to be a singer and dancer. i wanted to be Britany Spears because she looked so cool to me at the time . Thanks for the giveaway.

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