Last Thursday was the official Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2012. According to their website:
Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day has inspired a future generation of girls and boys by helping bring them into the workplace to explore the many life choices they have.
Some of my friends work for Fortune 500-type companies that rolled out the red carpet for kids and hosted seminars and pizza lunches. My son Will, 8, went to work with my husband, who works in sporting goods.
There were no seminars. No lunches.
Will was put to work packing orders. That’s right, child labor is alive and well!
Don’t be too worried about him, though. I *think* he had some fun:
Uh, looks like Will was inspired (!) and empowered to explore the many life choices he has!
I should mention that Will had the option of going to work with me that day and didn’t. On Thursdays, I’m a stay-at-home mom. I took the cat to the vet, my 5-year-old to swim lessons and later to choir, cleaned 2 bathrooms, did laundry, cooked dinner, etc. He could have learned a lot, I tell you.
Did you take your son or daughter to work?
Our kids didn’t go but I went every year with my dad to his work! Such good memories!!
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Awww, nice! I don’t think they had Take Your Kid to Work Day when I was growing up with the dinosaurs and covered wagons…
Not Winning Mom of the Year says
Looks like he chose the easier job for that day – SAHM is the hardest! Thanks for visiting my place – talk soon!
Seminars? Lunches? Who needs them. Give the boy some tools!
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The Mommy Psychologist says
Yep:) He was here with me all day!
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Mod Mom Beyond IndieDom says
My hubby works from home and goes to client meetings outside the home. I’m a SAHM.
The kids stayed home, but I told them they were helping me with my job as well as tagging along on Dad’s.
My older son ended up working on a book report that was due the next day (aha! anterior motive!) and the whole thing was lost on my youngest. We did go out for a lunch “meeting” though. We discussed “work” for a few minutes. 😉
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I like your “working” lunch! Sounds good to me!