While the grown-ups wring their hands over pensions they may never get, lose sleep in the Eurozone, and talk as though lives depend on who gets voted off 'Strictly Come Dancing', trust the children to be asking the sensible questions.
Yesterday, about mid-way between her home and ours:
Speckly Woo - "What did the first lady, ever, in the land, do?"
Mum - "How do you mean, 'do'?"
Speckly Woo - "What job did she do?"
Mum - "Oh…um, right. What job…well, she…I mean, perhaps…
Speckly Woo - "She would have been a nurse."