Sometimes it’s like talking to a 40 year old.
This morning on the way to school, out of the blue…
Declan: So, Mama, will you be working at your company forever?
Aimee: Well, I can’t tell you that for sure, but I know it will be a long, long time.
Declan: But could you stop working there?
Aimee: Well, most people can quit a job if they are unhappy, or find a better one – but since I am a part-owner of the company, it’s more complicated.
Declan: So you can’t just quit, huh?
Aimee: Nope. And most people make sure they have another job lined up before they quit the job they have anyway. [Need to impress this fact upon him early, right?] But mama loves her company, so I will be there for a long time.
Declan: OK. That’s nice.
Meanwhile, the thoughts running through my head: Does he want me to quit? Did he hear about someone else wanting to quit?
Or more importantly… is he angling to make a hostile takeover???
He is soooo ready to take over.
yeah i’m thinking hostile take over too. followed by a big hug. 😉
I’m going with the third one, too. I’ve met that kid. I’m seen that glimmer in his eye. Let us pray he uses his powers for good and not evil!
I too, am thinking hostile takeover.
Not too long ago, I had the discussion with my kids that I can, indeed, work. That if push came to shove, they’d go to before and/or afterschool care and I could work. And along those same lines just because I don’t get paid like Daddy doesn’t mean I don’t work. Taking care of three kids is work.
Wow. How did I manage to turn this to all about me?
Cause you know I love to hear stuff like that Gretchen!
he is hilarious!
I have to agree with everyone else – as soon as I saw the takeover option, I just knew that was it!
The kid is so ready to take over the reigns.
I love when kids start expressing these deep thoughts… and, yes, you wonder if they are aliens.