Sunday, October 07, 2012

A conversation with Clare

Listening to Peggy Seeger's "Gonna Be An Engineer" this morning from my Girl Power Playlist, Clare listened intently. "What's this song about Mom?" she asked. "It's about all the things people have told her about being a girl that are wrong." "Oh," she said. Then, "I think being an engineer sounds like one of the cool jobs." "It is cool. Did you know you know someone who's an engineer? J's daddy is an engineer. You can ask him about when we visit next if you want." "That would be awesome!" Pause and listen to the lyrics some more: engineer could never have a baby..." And a snort of laughter from the backseat. "Mom! That one was REALLY wrong! J's dad is an engineer and he has TWO babies!"