Since the job loss I’ve been doing my fair share of kid-sitting. One family in particular has been fun to care for…two young girls that I used to nanny full-time for when they were much younger. The hours are now just a few overnight shifts here and there when the parents (who work in the medical field) are both on-call.
Last night the younger girl and I were playing various card games while watching the Disney channel, as we so often do, when we started talking about school. I asked her questions about her new school, teachers, friends and homework. She said she had homework this weekend. I told her I did too…
She said: “Why would YOU have homework?”
I said: “Because I have decided to go back to college.”
(she sat there silently for a moment, staring at me)
She said: (confused look on her face) “WHY? Are you trying to find a husband or something?”
(shaking my head)…what is this world coming to? Don’t these kids know that there are cheaper ways to meet people than a private school tuition?!?!?!