Take our Daughters (and Sons) to Work - 2006
It's this week: Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day! The national date is usually the fourth Thursday in April, so this year it's on April 27th! My office is funky, so we're holding it on Friday, April 28th instead. Anyone working outside the home and participating in activities? The activities planned for my office are pretty rigid, I think. Plus, they have limited participation to 22 youth and have a minimum age of participation of 6 years old.
Hmfpt! As if children are only children if they're at least 6! Admittedly, attention spans and energy levels are different for the younger kids, but - for those of us that work outside the home for longer amounts of time than we're ever at home - I think it is SO important to share our working worlds with our little people. Concepts like responsibilities of being on-time for meetings and earning money that we in turn use judiciously for food or occasional treats - I think even young people can start to understand these things. It's part of our working lives.
Instead of participating in my office-designed activities, I think I'll just bring in my 5-1/2 year old of a few hours in the afternoon. Even just a visit to my work space and to meet some of my colleagues could add valuable perspective. Anyone else have any plans for the day?