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Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop-I just want to grow up! March 20, 2010

Filed under: Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop — sexgrinch @ 3:54 AM

I’ve chosen to accept Mama Kat’s assignment!  Here’s my chosen prompt:

2.) When do you first imagine yourself wishing you were older or bigger?  Write about it.

When I was in 4th grade I had this nasty habit of sitting in the backseat and leaning forward between the two front seats so I could talk to my mom and sister.  Sometimes I would even kneel on the floor to be more comfortable.  This is the most profound part of my memory.  I’m not even sure why.

I had recently become obsessed with Forensic Files.  (What mother lets her 9 year old watch Forensic Files?!)  I was rambling about the most recent Forensic Files marathon and how I wanted to be a forensic anthropologist someday.  (Think Tempe Brennen on Fox TV’s “Bones”)  I rambled for the entire car ride about wanting to be a forensic anthropologist.  I had no idea what it even entailed.  It was a term I had picked up from the show but, I was deteremined to do it and I was anxious to be able to accomplish this dream.

I couldn’t wait to grow up and help solve murder’s for families that needed closure.  I think this was the first day I really became interested in law enforcement as a career as well.  These two things have always been in the back of my mind.  They’ve always truly interested me. 

I still am very facinated by the entire field of forensic anthropology, I still watch Law & Order, CSI, and Cold Case.  I am really sucked into any show depicting fictional or real life crimes. 

But that day definitely set a precedent for me.  I learned a lot about myself the night before watching the Forensic Files marathons.  I’m now thankful to my mother for trusting my maturity and letting me watch that show, I hope I’ll be able to do the same for my daughter.

Looking back now, not only was I wishing greatly to grow up, I was already growing up without even realizing it.  It was a sophisticated career choice for a 9 year old.