A conversation with Benjamin (who just turned six).
Benjamin: “Mommy, do you have to go to work today?”
Benjamin: “Why do adults have to work, even in the summer?”
Me: “I’ll tell you, but you’re not going to like the answer.”
Benjamin: “Tell me, tell me!”
Me: With a dramatic pause, “Adults never get a summer break.”
He gasps. His mouth drops open and his eyes widen.
Benjamin: “No way? Except for weekends, right?”
Me: “Yes, there are Saturdays and Sundays. That’s why sometimes we just want to lay around on the weekend.”
Benjamin: “Do you like your job?”
Me: “Oh, yeah, I love it. But, I started my own business – that makes it more fun.”
Benjamin: “So, you’re the boss of everyone?”
Me: “Yes. But I don’t really call myself their boss.”
Benjamin: “So, you can tell them ‘Hey you! Go get me some candy or else you’re fired!'”
I’ll have to admit, it’s a job perk I hadn’t thought of before. Smart little Gremlin.