Friday, August 20, 2010

Detention Lady

While chatting with my daughters recently, they both became rather inquisitive about my job. I assumed they knew where I work since I have spent my entire career in the same field, but to my surprise, they had no idea what I do.

Big Sis: Mom, . . . so, where do you work again? Oxnard or Ventura?
Me: . . . I work in Ventura sweetie. . . that's why they call it Ventura College. . .cuz it's in Ventura.
Big Sis: . . . Ohhhhhh!

Baby Girl: But, I don't understand. . . what is it that you do at your job mom?
Big Sis tries to explain: Mom works at a college. . . kinda like your school.

Me: I work at Ventura College . . .I administer financial aid.

Now both look confused and I quickly realize why this seems like such a foreign concept to them:

1. My daughters have never experienced college and
2. My daughters have no concept of finances

Finally, baby girl looks at me as though the light bulb just went off in her head:

Baby Girl: Oh, I get it!. . . So are you like the detention lady?
Me: Yeah!. . . . Something like that. ♥

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