The way your child describes your job can be humbling or hilarious (or so I’ve been told). So far, my child refuses to acknowledge any vocation other than the most important one.
Here’s how it went down a few days ago:
Zoe: Daddy is going to work. He will . . . he will be an office!
Maggie: Yes, he’s going to the office. And one day he will be a professor!
Zoe (amused): Nooo!
Maggie: Yes, he will be a teacher for really big kids.
Zoe (even more amused): Nooo! He will be Daddy.
Maggie: What about me? Am I a pastor?
Zoe (laughing delightedly): Nooo! You’re Mama!
She’s right, of course. I am Mama. And I like that better than “You work one hour a week!” or “You always have a little bottle of wine in your car!” (Pro Tip: Only one of those things is true.)
How would a child describe what you do or who you are?