Clare’s recent homework had her writing about her parent’s occupation. She chose mine. One of the questions asked why I like my occupation. To which, the answer was that I get to try new things (as a television producer, particularly so as a reality television producer, but I didn’t get into that as it would be too complex to explain to her and to expect her to explain to anyone else).
She was also asked to put up a picture of her parent at work, and I chose this photo of me dog sledding, testing one of the challenges of a show I worked on. (I was going to print a photo of me doing a truck pull, but thought that was unbelievable.)
Upon handing in her homework, her teacher asked her if this photo was real, or if she cut it out of a magazine.
True to form, my daughter responded, “Of course not.”
I am glad I’ve raised my daughter to understand that there are many experiences in this world for us to gain, and that nothing is too far fetched.