Cara has always had a colorful view of what it is like to be retired. When she was five, my stepfather was getting ready to retire. After she had overheard me talking about this upcoming event, the following discussion took place:
Me: "Grandpa is going to retire in a couple of weeks. What do you think he's going to do now that he doesn't have to go to work?"
Cara: "Stay at home."
Me: "What do you think he's going to do at home?"
Cara: "Whatever Grandma says."
Now that 5 of her 6 grandparents are retired, Cara has honed her thoughts on the subject. We were talking about one set of her grandparents when this little gem came out: "They're retired. All they have to do is stay alive and be happy."
I wonder what she thinks about stay-at-home moms. Actually, I'm pretty sure I'd rather not know.