WHEN MY LITTLE guy, Ryan, was in Prep – the parents were invited into the classroom. The teacher asked “What do your parents do?”
Each child had to stand up and answer, in front of the whole class.
(The goal was to show the parents that kids don’t care what occupation they have, that the children value love and creature comforts first and foremost.)
Ryan had to go first, so he didn’t really have a format to follow.
If he could have just had a couple of the kids to go before him, I’m sure he would have caught on and said “Dad gives good cuddles” or something equally cute.
But, instead, being the analytical little bloke that he is… he took this question to mean our occupations.
He struggled… trying to find the right words.
He said: “Well, Mummy stars in videos, Dad films them, and then we put them on the internet. And Chris Tate, our friend, watches while they do that.”
To this day, all these years later, I still get sideways glances from some of the other parents who had been there on that day.
Makes me wonder what they think I REALLY do!