Cory associates banks with fun (in the form of suckers given out to patrons’ kids). Fisher associates playgrounds with fun (in many forms). Apparently, each wants work to be fun.
D: We have to get to bed, guys. Papa and Daddy have a lotta bit of work to do tomorrow.
F: But, Daddy…
D: Guys, we were just on vacation; so, tonight we need to get in bed early.
C: Daddy, is work at Paddington boring?
D: What, Cory?
C: Is work at Paddington just super-boring?
D: Work at Paddington? Paddington doesn’t work. He just eats marmalade.
C (exasperated): No, when you did work at Paddington, was it so boring, I said!
D (tired, thinking): Do you mean Covington, Cory? When I worked at Covington?
C (as if that’s what she had been saying all along): Yes. Was that so boring?
F: Yes, it was just boring because Auntie Ann-nuh didn’t work there anymore, right, Daddy?
D: That’s right. She left.
F: And Auntie Jen lefted there, too, right?
D: Not lefted. Left. Yes, Fisher, she left, too.
F: That’s so boring.
D: That’s true, Fisher.
C: But, Auntie Jen works with you at Wilbur, right, so that’s not boring.
D (smiling): Yes, Auntie Jen works at Wilmer with me, and she definitely keeps things far from boring.
C: Is Wilbur an office?
C: So, you work in an office?
C: I don’t want to work in an office when I get bigger.
D: Where do you want to work?
C: In a bank.
D: Fisher, where do you want to work when you get bigger?
F: I’m thinking, Daddy.
F (after a bit): I want to work where you work, Daddy.
D: You do? Why?
F: Because I want to work with you, Daddy.
D: You want to be a lawyer?
F: What’s a lawyer?
Pause, while tired Daddy avoids thinking of a way to explain what a lawyer is.
F: What’s a lawyer, Daddy?
C: A lawyer works in an office. I wanna work in a bank.
F: Oh. Well, I just wanna work with you, Daddy, because I like you, Daddy. But, do we have to work together, er, uh, eh, in an office?
D: Well, where do you want to work together?
F: Oh! I have a good idea, Daddy! We could work together on the playground! Working in an office is just boring, but working on a playground, that’s not boring, right? That’s a good idea, right, Daddy?
D (wondering how successful a family playground business might be): That’s a great idea, Fisher. You have such good ideas.