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Word of the day#1 : Golden Handcuff

Written on January 21st, 2011 by sassymomno shouts

bookwormBeing a parent is not only the most fulfilling job in the world, but it’s a continuous learning experience. Every day I get to learn new things, it’s like growing up with them.

Last night after browsing the dictionary, my son blurted out something which surprised us.

Son: Pa(calling his father), I have a new word.

Hubby : What?
Son : Golden handcuffs

Hubby : What does it mean?

Son: (without looking at the dictionary) It is a set of benefits and incentives given to an employee so he will not leave the company.

Hubby: That’s great!

Being a Human Resource practitioner, I was familiar with the term but it didn’t occur to me that at a young age. He’ll be interested in such a word. Yes, I am one proud momma. Probing deeper, I asked my boy what prompted him to look for the word. He told me that he was just going through the dictionary and stumbled upon that new word and thought it was literally “gold”. Hahahaha!

My boy’s fascination with the dictionary is nothing new, in fact, he is quite an articulate young man. When talking about what he’ll take up in the future, I always tell him that he will be a good lawyer. He’ll shrug off the idea and will tell me that he has not decided. Although he’s also considering¬†healthcare jobs, taking after my brother, who is a doctor. I would love for him to be doctor. Anything they like, we will gladly support.