Rockstarism #252 – Just Banking Jobs Are Scary


Watching dutiful Rockstar keeping the baby busy as I dry my hair...



photo-1198 Me: I've got to take a picture of that. If she ever fights with you when she's older, I'm going to show her that.

Rockstar: Oh. Mum. I just thought of a problem in future.

Me: What's that?

Rockstar: What if she grows up and we both want the laptop? Or we fight over the tv?

Me: You guys are 4yrs apart, your schedules are going to be quite different, it's not difficult for me to arrange so you both have your time with the laptop without even feeling like you have to give up any time. You're going to be at school for much longer than her, initially.

Rockstar: Oh right so she can have the laptop while I'm in school.

Me: Yeah, but really it's going to be awhile before she even has that much interest - you got into Youtube because you learned to read. (This is true, his wind-down hobby is to search Youtube for things like Plants vs Zombies, OmNom or like in the last instance Madagascar when his friends come to school talking about it. The only one he actually decided to get into was OmNom, the rest he watches Youtubes of.)

Rockstar: I just thought of another problem. What about when she's 10 and I'm 14?

Me: By then you may not even still be into the laptop and Youtube. <Rockstar looks dubious> Or, you could get a part time job and make some money for your own laptop.

Rockstar: Nooo! I'm a child! Where would I ever get that much money?!

Me: Get a job.

Rockstar: Nooo! They're scary! <pause> Actually just banking jobs are scary.

Me: Why?

Rockstar: It's like when they've made so many mistakes it's like they forgot how to make money. And then it's like their teachers have to say go and quit this job and find some other way to make money.

One of those times you kinda freak out at how come he can come up with these things...

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I blog about living and raising my son in Hong Kong - where toddlers have entrance interviews, parents keep test score spreadsheets, private school debentures can trade for more than half a million USD. Raising Rockstar's the most important thing I'll ever do. We show our true colors by the choices we make in bringing up our children. My blog is a message to my toddler son, about what the world and his parents are like today - for when he becomes a teenager and knows everything.
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  • mun

    I like Rockstar’s answer that he is just a child – can’t get a job yet. He did not say that his parents should get him his own laptop.

    I also wonder why he says banking jobs are scary. Must have picked it up somewhere – from bloomberg?

    • Aileen

      Haha I hadn’t even thought of that, get parents to buy… Touch wood he doesn’t do that and I hope he doesn’t pick it up…

      Was racking my brains re his banking job comment too, certainly the occasional Bloomberg or cnbc background noise would provide a general feel that banks aren’t doing well, but I hadnt had the channels on that recently around him… My best guess is he picked it up from chatter at the few social events he attended with us that were full of bankers