Did you know that April 24 is Take Your Child to Work Day? It actually started as Take Your Daughter to Work Day? Yep, many parents have been able to facilitate this little known holiday that involves showing their child what happens at work all day.
Just so happens that my hubby has taken his whole family to work one day! We came to work a few hours later then he arrived so he could prepare a couple projects for us to help with. This also gave him time to check email, help desk tickets, and get through an immediate requests. He works as Technology Coordinator of a small K-12 school so we went when school was out.
Our children were very excited to see “daddy’s office” in real-life and get a tour of the entire building at our leisure. The kids could play in the hallway and make almost as much noise as they wanted! We tried to keep it to a dull roar in case some teacher’s were around doing work.
On another “no-school” day, Princess accompanied her dad to work to help with a special project. The school was given some gently used laptops that needed updating so daddy set to work setting her up with a table full of laptops to update. (No worries she had done this a couple times at home and was under direct supervision!)
Princess said, “I had fun helping my dad re-set passwords on the laptops.”
Do you or your spouse work? Have you ever thought about bringing your child to work? If not, why not?
Emma @ P is for Preschooler says
I used to go to work with my mom every year (back with it was still “Take Your Daughter To Work Day!”) But since I don’t work, my daughter has never gotten the chance. I’m impressed your daughter could help with updating the passwords!
anna meadows says
whoa! I too am impressed with the password resetting!! My little one is only 3.. and I’ve taken him to work once (last week actually!) which was fun, and my hubbie has taken him on a couple of occasions – he always loves it!