Conversation between me and my editor:
Me: Be back soon.
Editor: Where are you going?
M: To take pictures of the kids decorating the Christmas tree at city hall. Yay, babies!
E: I want you to come back with pictures of babies. I repeat, PICTURES of babies. Do not, under any circumstance, come back with a baby.
M: You are SERIOUSLY no fun.
Pretty much every other day I regret the fact that I did not become an elementary school teacher.
I love kids.
Then I remember that I love journalism-ing more.
But I still miss toothless grins and small children saying crazy things and the unchecked adoration you get with little ones.
Luckily, I seem to have found the perfect job. Working at a newspaper like this one means I am at an elementary school AT LEAST once a week. I get to take pictures a luaus, book sales, picnics, talent shows, you name it.
Which is fantastic, because I get my kid fix without actually to, you know, have some.