My older two kids count down the days for at least a month until Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. They absolutely love going to work with their dad. The exciting day this year was today. They got up (willingly) a little after 5 and were headed out the door by 5:30. We had thought they might sleep on the way to the office (it’s an hour each way), but Jamie said they were so excited they didn’t stop talking until just before they got there when Cameron almost fell asleep.
I think they had the most just fun hanging out in Jamie’s office. Cameron made a great friend in one of Jamie’s co-workers. He wants to go back to visit her again. They spent a lot of time talking about how they could create things out of other stuff. I love it when adults are willing to have real conversations with kids. Ani and Cameron did a lot of creating out of junk (wire, styrofoam, etc.) that was sitting around the office.
They got to go to the official program this afternoon. They said it wasn’t as good as last year’s, but they definitely enjoyed it. Cameron really liked the fingerprinting with an electronic scanner and Ani liked the trusted traveler passport simulator the best. After the program they headed home. That was about two hours early. Jamie had a nasty headache (darn allergies), but the kids were not very happy with him. They wanted to go back to his office to create more things with junk (I do think that is rather fitting that they spent so much time making things out of stuff that otherwise would be trash since today is also Earth Day). Even with the early end to their fun, they both said they had a most wonderful day.