So my oldest, who is in first grade, was asked at school “Who knows what their Mommy or Daddy does for work?”
Her hand shot up. “Make money!” she said.
I’m sure it got quite a laugh, but she didn’t intend it that way and didn’t understand what was funny. That’s how we’ve always said it in the house, ever since they were little – “Daddy’s off to go make money.” So we explained to her that everybody “works” to “make money”, but that doesn’t mean we actually create the physical money, it just means that people give us money to do stuff so we then come home and give that money to Mommy to spend.