It occurred to me that at work, we say lots of things that aren't really clear and don't really mean anything, whereas as a parent, we have to speak very clearly, concretely and literally. Judge for yourself from the samples below.
Alejandra's father is black. I'm Latina. He ate grits and greens. I ate chorizo and tortillas. Before we had children, we had lengthy discussions about how we would raise our kids. Now that Alejandra is in pre-kindergarten, she wants to know where she fits in among her peers.