S: Mama, what’s your job?
Me: I help out in a down syndrome school. But it’s for charity.(Thinking he was asking because of the recent meetings I had with the School)
S: So you don’t get paid.
S: No I mean mama what is your job job?
Me: Taking care of you guys.
S: But you don’t get paid… Where do you get your money from?
Me: (WTH!) Ummm… My family…
S: So you don’t make any money? Your family gives you it?
He asks me all this in front of a hospital entrance while we (and many other people) are waiting for our cars.
Now my sisters suggested the following answers;
a) My money is invested and I get returns. (Will he ask me where I got the initial money to start with?)
b) (Suggestion from his Aunty Linlin) Like every muslim woman first from my father, then from my husband and later from my millionaire son… No pressure.
My way of dealing was then telling him, in details, my futures plans and business ideas. I hope he doesn’t ask me where I plan to get the capital to start-up this business!
So, has anyone else been asked a question like this from their child? What does that say about him I wonder! Always full of surprises and terrible timing my little S.