Did you know that today is the NATIONAL day of "Take our daughters and sons to work day"? Indeed it is! The 4th Thursday in April has been set aside for this event...
I had never heard of it until we moved to Florida. Our school district actively promotes it and encourages it.
The first year we moved here, I laughed at my daughters and sent them to school. I later found out they were the only 2 kids at school.
The second year I felt a little guilty, but I didn't let them "stay home" and have a free day...which unfortunately is what some kids do. But I caved and told them they could stay home. My oldest stayed home, slept in, and did NOTHING. (Waste of a day) My other daughter actually went with one of her friends and her friend's dad who is an attorney to court! She was able to sit in trial all day, go to the jail, meet a judge...she said it was an incredible experience and just confirmed why she wants to be an attorney...way to many weirdos out there.
Third year, they both wanted to just "stay home". My husband said they could go to work with him, but they just laughed...hysterically laughed! NO WAY!! No! So I told them, "You're not staying home and doing nothing this year. This is a great chance to learn about how real life works...." So they both sarcastically said, "Well, we'll do your job! We'll be YOU for a day...."
Need I say more....YOU KNOW how that day went. Oh, yeah, they stayed home and played mommy and wife. They got to do laundry, clean the floors, dust, take care of twins, go with me through the carpool, take the 3 little ones grocery shopping, cleaned out the car, ironing...and the list of daily events went on. And they didn't even get to do my "WORK" with Cherish Bound....just mommy and wife work. Needless to say, at the end of their "go to work with mom day"...they were exhausted and not in the best mood.
So today is year four. Where are they? Hummm....They're on the 12th floor of a large corporate building in Tampa...Sitting in a conference room, taking notes for their dad and his co-workers while they're in meetings discussing doors.
Could be worse....Dad could be a pilot.