I've always had a difficult time explaining my jobs to my family. None of them work in tech or have ever developed, and almost none of them went to a university. So the context about what my job consists of (or that there are even jobs like mine) just doesn't exist for most of my family.
When I was fresh out of undergrad, it was easier. I could just tell them that I built software, but, if they probed deeper, like what software I build or what part of it I work on, the train came off the rails. It's gotten even more difficult as I've progressed in my career.
How do you describe your job to your family or your parents or, even better, your grandparents?