My mum dropped over the other evening and Lily asked her where her partner was.
"She's still at work," replied Mum.
"Why," asked Lily.
"She's not on holidays like you," replied Mum. "Today was a work day for us."
"Ladies don't work," said Lily.
"What!?" I said. "Of course they do."
"Mama doesn't," said Lil to Mum.
"Yes she does," replied Mum. "She works at home looking after Charlie and you, and she works on her PhD. Some people work at home looking after small children and other people work outside the home."
"You know T? Well, her papa looks after her at home and her mama works in an office."
"And who looks after M and E?" I asked.
"Matt," replied Lil.
"And what does Claire do?"
"She works with papa," replied Lil.
And so it went, but oh my goodness! I can't believe she said those words!
First of all, why "ladies"? I always call women, women. Where does she get "ladies" from? It's such a horrible restrictive word.
Secondly, bloody invisible PhD, you're always causing trouble.
Thirdly, argh. I'm totally going to have to get a job (once Charlie's bigger).
[And I still don't want to talk about the Pink Disney Princess Lunchbox.]