September 05, 2008
image: Happy shoppers (cc) Adam Tinworth
While shoveling rocks into a wheel barrow (my wife and I are doing some minor front-yard landscaping), I figured it was a good opportunity to have a deep conversation with my 4-year old daughter:
me: Honey, you know that I leave the house to go to work, and mom works at home. Some people do it differently - there are moms who leave the house to work, and the dads work at home. When you grow up, do you want to be a mom who leaves the house to work, or a mom who works at home? (note: I'm *not* injecting a "you-have-to-be-a-mom" mindset into my daughters; she has already told me she wants to be a mom.)
her: I want to be a mom who goes shopping.
Well... ok. I guess that settles that.