I knew what I wanted to be very young. I couldn't decide and had several goals. I have fulfilled then all (librarian, teacher, ctore owner and for now mom & farmer.) The quiverful thread made me ask my kids. I knew one of them, no, two. Here are their responses, and yes we are some of those dreaded christian homeschooling types. Meg - 11 - Forensic pathologist or Egyptologist (she figures there will be more jobs open for the forensic pathologist) Mel - 11 - Library science or literature and/or history teacher, librarian would be perfect for her, she loves order and information, hates math. Mandy - 9 - Kindergarten teacher, this week, last week it was checker at safeway. I hope she will become a writer. She is already doing amazing writing & her imagination needs that outlet. Jon - & - Trucker, his dad says only after he finishes a degree in business so he can OWN the trucking company. Julie - 4 - Princess of the world. She wants to boss the rest of you around. Or a pony rider. Our goal, educate them well enough that NO doors are closed to them and support them in what makes them happy and fulfilled. And tell them they WILL get at least 2 years of post-high school training. Non-negotiable. What do your children want to be, and how are you helping them get there?