Friday Fun…Future Leaders

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Friday Fun…Future Leaders


Since day one, my niece’s son has been fascinated with construction equipment... excavators, backhoes, dump trucks...and garbage trucks too.

When he was a toddler and out on walks with his grandmother, the world would stop if he heard the garbage truck coming. He insisted that they wait for the truck, and when it arrived, he jumped up and down and waved at the driver. 



His mother has no problem enlisting his help when it’s time to take out the garbage!

Last week, Raffe graduated from pre-school. As each wee one walked up to receive their diploma, the teacher shared with everyone what that child wanted to be when they grew up.


Guess what Raffe’s goal was?  Yep… A garbage man. Honest work and no shame in that but I laughed all night. 


By the way…some of the other professions…

2 Batmans

1 nurse

3 police officers

1 Spiderman

1 Builder

1 Dentist

1 Garbage man

And my favorite and a sign of the times…

1 Wanted to work-from-home

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Comments (21)

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

So sweet and why not. It's an honest living.  And, 2 Batmans and 1 Spiderman...HA HA HA!

May 27, 2022 05:08 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathy - oh I love the video.  I need to send one.  Our two year old grandson loves trucks too and can name them all.

May 27, 2022 05:19 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I also would have liked to have been a garbage man Kathy Streib but I would have had to have purchased a home on 20 acres or more with a big pole barn or two first to keep all my treasured finds in. Todays automation has probably destroyed that dream for many.

May 27, 2022 05:41 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Raffe will make an amazing garbage collector but I bet he ends up being in charge of garbage collection for the whole city and won't spend much time on the truck, haha.

May 27, 2022 06:00 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, it is fun to listen to our wee ones and what they want to do as an adult.  Too cute.

May 27, 2022 06:09 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

Way too funny! Love it..its always so sweet to listen to their comments when they are little and at different times of their lives. So glad you are there to be a part of it all!

May 27, 2022 06:23 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for adding smiles to our faces with this list.

Have a great day and a very special Memorial Day weekend.

May 27, 2022 08:01 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy... as they say "out of the mouths of babes." This was so cute and I just couldn't stop laughing at the career aspirations of these kids.

May 27, 2022 08:35 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Kathy,
Let's hope Raffe follows his heart all the way to the driver's seat or wherever it takes him by the time he grows up. Who knows, maybe he will design a high-tech garbage truck that won't even require drivers.

May 27, 2022 09:27 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy do you think I can borrow Raffe every Sunday evening??? ...... LOL

May 27, 2022 03:41 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Wayne Martin I suggested that my niece 'google" Wayne Huizenga who owned Wasted Management as well as Blockbuster video, the Miami Dolphins another other sports teams. 

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I kept waiting for someone to say Wonder Woman. 

May 27, 2022 04:48 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Grant Schneider he is such a little boy...into dinosaurs and trucks and the guitar since his grandfather is in a band. 

Bob "RealMan" Timm I'm for any kind of living that is honest!! You want an "i love me" barn!!!

May 27, 2022 04:51 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

I'd be like Sanford and Son Kathy Streib , picking up the garbage and selling it... Bob's Thrift Store Barn.

May 27, 2022 05:48 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Brian England he's also interested in music...his dad is a composer and music director for a Catholic church and my brother (his grandfather) has a band. 

Joan Cox it really is. They keep us young. 

May 27, 2022 05:28 PM
Brian England

I think I would get along well with your family!

May 28, 2022 06:17 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Thank you Dorie Dillard Austin TX  It was so cute seeing these little people coming in with their cap and gowns. 

Roy Kelley I'm wishing you and Chef Dolores the same. 

May 27, 2022 05:31 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Nina Hollander, Broker I loved the one who wanted to work from home!!! 

Carol Williams who knows!!!  He's bright and so full of energy!

George Souto very funny!!!  bTW- after time with Raffe, you'd need a large adult libation and a  nap. 

May 27, 2022 05:34 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

What a fun blog post you have here. Thank you for sharing Kathy 😀

May 27, 2022 08:46 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Too cute, Kathy!  And, your garbage bins are prettier than ours.  I love the red lids.

May 28, 2022 02:01 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

How fun!  Raffe must be just a little younger than Tristan.  But he seems very focused.  I like that.   Tristan just "graduated" from Kindergarten. Very interesting,  Some of the children were held back.  They announce very tastefully who moves into first grade and who is not ready.  Tristan wants to be a superhero when he grows up.  This is not surprising! HaHa!

May 28, 2022 01:15 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

All fine choices. I loved seeing the video. What a great helper. But, it probably won't last for long so his mom should take full advantage!

May 28, 2022 04:50 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

That was a fun Friday post, Kathy. I loved all the answers. Wonder what will REALLY happen?


May 29, 2022 09:47 AM