Friday, April 21, 2006

Bring Ted’s Daughter to Work Day

Today is Bring Your Child to Work Day, here at the office. For the record, I voted against this day from the beginning. I don’t have kids yet and am not all together fond of them. They’re noisy.

Anywho, parents were only allowed to bring one child. This caused several parents to have to choose between their children, causing life-long grief and counseling issues for those left behind. Ted has two kids and wanted to bring both. Because I’m a sucker and can’t say no to anything (or maybe because I’m a sweet, giving, angel of a person – no, that can’t be it), I finally ended up agreeing to bring Ted’s 12 year-old daughter to work so that she could come, too.

It’s been quite a day around the office. We had a few dozen kids running around the place. I believe a fight may have been broken up in the boy’s room. The girls made t-shirts and decided to write sexy girl on most of them (these are 6 to 12 year-old girls, mind you). The CEO's gumball machine was quite the attraction. We ate our breakfast, lunch and had a cake & ice cream snack.

When I got my kid, we set her up with an email address, something every girl needs. It actually went surprisingly well and our hour flew by!

Update: Aw! She just came over and thanked me for sponsoring her and that she had fun! Maybe kids might not be so bad after all…

6 comments:

Jen said...

You only had her for an hour? That's not so bad! I'm sure Ted (and his daughter) appreciated it.

Nik said...

LOL-- Anna, you're so funny! Thank God you only had to deal with the kids for an hour. That's so sweet that she thanked you. I'd have kicked all those girls asses for making those t-shirts though. Since when, for those who aren't in prison, are 12 yo girls sexy? ugh

Jen said...

If my kindergartners can have dramatic and angst-filled "breakups," I suppose 12 year olds can be "sexy." Things were sure different in MY day....

Renee said...

whatever, we were sexy when we were 12
;-)

Anna said...

lol! Yup, lil' skanks! ;)

LocuTus of Borg said...

I am glad that I work in a facility that has infectious diseases and not allowed to bring kids to work >:P

12 years old ... I didn't even know girls existed when I was that age haha