I remember a story my parents used to tell about my sister; she was asked in school what her dad did for a living and she replied “he sits at his desk and reads his newspaper.”
Kids don’t actually know how the world works, so it makes sense that the nuance of our jobs outside the home are mostly lost on them.
Which is probably why these 11 tots only thought they knew what their parents did for a living.
11. Did she, though?
I’m sure she did sometimes.
My mom is a project manager executive for a construction company and I used to tell people as a kid that she went to construction sites and yelled at people for a living lmfao
— Mady 💕✨🍑💅🏼🥑 (@Mady13444) October 20, 2020
10. I’m sure that’s part of it.
But there’s a lot more. Probably.
My friend’s daughter was asked by her teacher what does her mother do for a living. Miss thing said move papers around and talk on the phone.
My friend is a judge. 🤣🤣🤣🤣
— Household Government (@LadyBugAssassin) October 19, 2020
9. Yeah that’s not the same thing.
It is funny, though.
my mom was a phlebotomist, i used to tell people she was a hippopotamus
— rachel :/ (@justshutup26) October 20, 2020
8. Uh-oh. Someone’s getting called into the boss’s office.
Kids, man. You can’t trust them.
i used to work at a courthouse and we asked the kids to describe what their parents did. one said “sits in her chair all day and texts on her phone”. mom handled the budgets for the whole court circuit 😂😂
— frank (@yo_itsFrankie) October 19, 2020
7. Seems like a good gig if you can get it.
I’m not sure they pay you for that, though.
my kid told me he wants to be a lawyer “so i can just sit and do crossword puzzles.” (my dad is a defense attorney, and when we see him, he is… not at work)
— Mary Phillips-Sandy ❄️ (@maryps) October 20, 2020
6. To a little boy, that probably seems cooler.
Super awkward at parent-teacher conferences, though.
My dad paints houses for a living but when my sister was younger she found out that was code for “kills people” (like the movie the Irishman) and started telling people that’s what he did instead for like a year…
— C*s (@theviolentthem) October 20, 2020
5. Sometimes they’re using it to their advantage.
Smart little boogers.
My family owns a funeral home so when people would ask what my dad does I’d say he plays with dead people and walk away 😂
— ⊱Coco LeBrame⊰ (@HaleySteez_) October 20, 2020
4. Where’s the lie, though?
It’s all semantics.
I’m a teacher, I asked a 2nd grader what does her mom do. She said, “my mom sells drugs. Not with a gun but she emails ppl asking if they want drugs”
Her mom is a pharmaceutical rep
— erica nicole clark (@ComicEricaClark) October 20, 2020
3. If it’s the only thing you remember, it must be the only thing that happened.
When I was a kid I told everyone that my dad ate popcorn for a living, because the one time I visited him at the office he gave me a bowl of popcorn and had me wait in the breakroom while he had a quick meeting. It was the only thing I remembered about his work.
— Julie Saunders (@ohmissjulie) October 20, 2020
2. That escalated quickly.
“Something to do with chemicals” was in her head.
My dad’s a chemical engineer and when I was a kid I told people he poured toxic chemicals on people
— Nature box has good pineapple rings (@frozen_cheetos) October 20, 2020
1. Somebody watches too many movies.
My stepson tells people his is a hitman because he wears a suit and has two phones. He’s a property manager. 🤔
— A Pony. Not A Stallion.🇯🇲 (@ChristyCindy) October 20, 2020
I am dying, y’all. Kids are just the best.
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