Last night at dinner the boy asked, “What’s a subordinate?”
I explained that subordinate is someone who has a boss. They are subordinate. Like, my assistant, she is my subordinate… and I have a boss so I am his subordinate.
He says, “Oh, like on Meerkat Manor… Flower is the leader and Mozart is the subordinate female.”
“Yes, exactly,” I replied, “Everyone has a boss. Everyone has someone they have to report what they do.”
That’s when the little one chimed in…
“Except hobos.” She said.
Um, yeah… except hobos.
Can’t argue with that.