It's Thursday's Writer's Workshop with Mama Kat again today. I liked a lot of the prompt choices but decided on the one that suggests interviewing a child. I thought The Son would think this was really cool and be more than happy to help. I was wrong. He helped me, but was less than enthusiastic.
I decided to interview him on jobs since I always find children's take on jobs and what adults do amusing. Here goes...
Me: What does Daddy do for a job?
The Son: Work.
Me: Well, I know but what does he do for a job?
The Son: He's a dean.
Me: Well, what does that mean, to be the dean?
The Son: He teaches
Me: Is that all he does?
The Son: I think so.
Me: How much money does Daddy make at his job?
The Son: A lot .
Me: What does Mommy do for a job?
The Son: Work at the YMCA.
Me: What exactly do I do there?
The Son: Teach and have meetings.
Me: Do I do anything else?
The Son: Well, not that I can think of
Me: How much money does Mommy make?
The Son: Some.
Me: So, what are you going to do for a job when you grow up?
The Son: Be a paleontologist.
Me: At what age do you think you'll become a paleontologist?
The Son: (thinking really hard) I don't know.
Me: Well, what do you think? Take a guess.
The Son: Hmmmmm, I don't know, a teenager?
Me: OK, and how much money will you make as a paleontologist?
The Son: 120
Me: What do you think best job in the whole world is?
The Son: Well, there's 3 best jobs... a paleontologist, a marine biologist and... (thinking) what's the one that studies bugs?
Me: an entomologist?
The Son: Yeah, an entomologist, do you know how to spell that?
Me: Yes, I know how to spell that. What's the worst job in the whole world?
The Son: Going to work when you have kids and you're a dad.
Me: OK well, is there anything else you want to tell me about jobs?
The Son: Well, let me just tell you something before I tell you stuff about jobs, your hair's all messed up.
Me: I know, anything else about jobs?
The Son: No, not really, my stomach's growling.
Me: OK then, go eat breakfast. Thanks!
The Son: (as he runs off) You're welcome...
So, there you have it folks... an interview with my five-year-old on jobs and work, enlightening, huh?