On the way to school this morning this is the conversation I had with Mini Man
Mini Man: Mum, what is a slave?
Me: Well it is someone who has to do all the work
Mini Man: Like when you go and do a job?
Me: No, not really, slaves don't really get paid to do work, they had to work very hard for not very much, Often someone rich would own slaves.
Mini Man: So what kind of work do slaves do?
Me: Well, you don't really get slaves any more but they had to do things like all the hard work, and horrid work no one else wanted to do.
Mini Man: What things like cleaning, and moving and making things for people?
Me: yes pretty much, why, where have you heard about slaves (thinking that at 5 he was very young to be learning about them in school).
Mini Man: I heard it on the TV.
Me: OK then.
Five minutes later
Mini Man: Mummy, are you a slave?
I'll say no more!!