Typically, their day is spent in New York City with my husband. Together they ride the bus into the big city, visit an office, meet co-workers and (possibly their favorite part)… lunch and FroYo.
Except this year, the stars did not align and my husband’s work schedule did not work out with this special day.
They were bummed.
So in an attempt to make-good, I said they could “go to work” with me!
At first, my suggestion was met with a puzzled look.
Sure, it’s untraditional and technically my office is in the house that they live in and not in a cool sky-scraping NYC building, but surely we could make the day a fun learning experience– right?
No matter if we parents are executives, stay at home parents, or work at home parents, it’s always beneficial for kids to see and have a basic understanding to what their parents daily responsibilities are.
Take Your Child To Work Day: My Mom’s A Blogger
9am– We gathered in the “cafeteria” for smoothies. Judging by the attire they showed up in (above) they clearly had different ideas of what my day looked like. We talked about what we had on tap for the day and cleaned up breakfast.
10am– We held a brainstorming meeting in my office to come up with the names and focus of the blogs they were going to create.
10:30am– They helped me keep the baby entertained while I hopped on a conference call. Ryan even dressed the baby! (He is took this co-worker thing seriously)
11am– 1pm While the baby napped, we did some blog designing, photography and writing.
They were given a simple assignment of giving a tour of their rooms and coming up with a top 5 list.
We talked about the things they loved.
The things they would want to share with people.
Internet safety and privacy– No last names, addresses, schools, etc.
We spoke about how the internet is a public place where everyone, everywhere can see the things that we post, so we need to make smart decisions. I explained that we never put in a blog or any form of social media anything that would hurt someone’s feelings or that we would be embarrassed to have a parent or teacher read.
They drafted their posts, took pictures and really got into it.
1:30pm– They each hit POST!
2pm–I am here writing you as we get ready to go to a late lunch at their favorite spot, Panera Bread.
I personally have gotten little to nothing done but am so happy to have given them a little closer glimpse into what it is I actually “do” on the computer.
So without further adieu, I present to you their new slivers of the internet (which they named completely on their own, btw!)….