Monday, May 17, 2010

Closet Dreams

The title of the blog post has you weirded out!  

No worries!

It's a game!

A few years ago at MOPS, 
we had an ice breaker where all the moms went around and shared a 
Closet Dream: 
anything in the world that we would love to do or be or go or whatever...  
We all took turns sharing some secret or not-so-secret aspirations.
Some of the moms shared dreams of singing on Broadway, becoming an archaeologist, traveling to Europe, living in a Victorian Home, using the bathroom alone--oh wait, that's a real dream! 
  The game was tons of fun!

Often I find myself thinking of something fun I would love to do and referring to it as a Closet Dream.  

Here's my favorite one:

I would LOVE to open a Children's Bookstore 

like the Shop Around the Corner in the movie You've Got Mail.  

I would include a Coffee Shop for the grown-ups so I could take the children and read them whimsical stories while their parents enjoyed coffee, pastries, *sugar cookies*, and a little date!  
Of course, there would also have to be a little Cafe because kids get hungry too!

Sounds awesome, huh!  

I'd also like to be the pastry chef, the cookie maker, the children's books author and illustrator, cafe chef, and I'd wear a cute apron--that I would sew myself.  You know, just a few dreams!

Obviously, I've spent some time thinking about this!

Now it's your turn!  

What's your Closet Dream?  

Please do share!


Katrina @ Pics, Pages & Purls said...

My dream would be to open up a tea shop (sort of like Gong Fu Tea in the East Village). As well as having a studio (for taking pictures & my own dark room in the back.) In the front of the store I want it comfortable for people just to visit and have people take time for themselves. As well as me selling my knitted stuff in the store. I won't be able to do it all on my own so I'm going to have an apartment above the store for and employee to live :)

Sarah said...

To write a book! I don't even know what it would be about!

Amy@My Front Porch said...

What a fun dream! I could probably pick from about a bajillion and one things I'd like to do, but I'm gonna go with TRAVEL. I would love to be able to take a month (or two or three) and visit EVERY COUNTRY in Europe. Paris, London, Prague, Rome...I wanna see them all!

Amanda said...

I totally want you to open that shop so I can bring my kids there!!!

My dream is to run a foundation that turns working moms into stay at home moms. I have lots of the details worked out in my head... but none of the money to do it. :)


FilledToTheBrim - Kate said...

A childrens book store would be SO fun!

Erin said...

I'd love to have a cookie shop. No other baked goods, but cookies, cookies and more cookies. I just love baking cookies!

H-Mama said...

I love your idea... especially the parent 'time-out' coffee shop corner. ;)