Jargon

For nine “business days,” I’m blogging about my transition from the corporate world to full-time, at home, mommy-hood … with some baking and freelance writing on the side. So join me, won’t you?

Day 8:

Corporate world: Oh, the jargon. When I was new to the company 10 years ago, sometimes I needed a translator to figure out what people were talking about. Form 5500s? What? Luckily, my co-workers and the intranet helped me out so I didn’t look like a total idiot.

Mommy-hood: Oh, the jargon. When I was new to the mommy role a year ago, sometimes I needed a translator to figure out what people were talking about. Tummy time? What? Luckily, my co-workers and the internet helped me out so I didn’t look like a total idiot.

So I’m replacing some of the financial and corporate jargon with mommy jargon/babble.

Corporate: “Couch the idea.”

Mommy-hood: “Goo-goo, gah-gah.”

Corporate: “Benchmarking.”

Mommy-hood: “Bee-bee, bo-bo.”

Corporate: “Matrix organization.”

Mommy-hood: “Hi, Mama!”

I don’t need the internet to know what that last one means.