“Come give me a kiss, I’m going to work!” Jeremiah called out, donning his jacket.
Naomi: “Why?” Yup, she’s into the WHY phase these days.
Dad: “To earn money.”
Naomi: “I’m going to earn money.”
Dad, amused: “Oh yes, what are you going to do to earn money?”
Naomi: “Mommy work.”
For a split second my brain makes a wry commentary about the lousy pay rate of “mommy work,” but swallowed it. Instead I ask her: “What is mommy work?”
Naomi: “With plants. And Milo can do daddy work, designing bridges.”
It’s interesting. At three years old she has already decided that there are “girl jobs” and “boy jobs,” based on what she sees grownups doing. Why this propensity to split the world into male/female?? And she’s happy to be a girl! And do “girl jobs”!