The newsroom is blue
This is Olivia's impression of me on the news: "Hi. I'm Diane. Welcome to KHON2 News. What day is it Ron?"
Came the question: "Mommy, why do you like your job?"
I thought she felt miffed that I am often wiped out by the time she's done with school and not that playful. She wasn't.
"Because you always come home happy and you leave on time every day. I wanted to know what you like about it," she explained.
How cute that she noticed! Though, how she knows I leave on time is a mystery since she's usually zonked out when I leave in the 3 o'clock hour.
"Well, I love seeing my friends at work and I love what I do. It involves reading, writing, and talking- all stuff I'm good at," I said. "It's important to love what you do because that's where you spend most of your day."
I asked if she wants to do what I do. "It doesn't look interesting to me," she said, and parroted me on the news.
"You like coming with me to work. Why?" I asked.
"Because! The newsroom is blue!" Olivia answered in a "duh-isn't-that-obvious" tone.
Maybe she'll be a painter when she grows up.