My middle child came home from school abuzz with “Take Your Daughter/Son to Work.” Her friends were abuzz with talk about who would be going with mom or dad.
She had never participated in Take Your daughter/Son to Work before. Her dad was a high school English teacher who objects strongly to kids (ours or his students) missing school for any reason. Now he taught high school kids for years, so he knows that many high schoolers will say that they are going to work with mom or dad, but probably are spending the day sleeping and playing PS3. 20 years of teaching high school can make you a little cynical.
My daughters and I worked on my husband for weeks a couple of years ago. After much negotiations, Coach Dad will now take each Musings from Me child to work on Take Your Daughter/Son to Work Day in 5th grade. Only in 5th grade but it is a start.