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Take your daughter to work day


Today is take your child to work day.  This "holiday" was founded in 1993 as Take Our Daughters to Work Day.  Back in the day it was a time to introduce girls to the working world at a young age and help build her self-esteem.  In 2003 the day was changed to include sons.

For many years (ok, like 2 or 3) I went to work with my mom on this day.  It was pretty boring actually.  lol  Yeah, it was fun to see what she did and meet her work friends and such but just sitting there all day wasn't very fun.  I have great memories of the day and cherish the time I had with her though.  At the time I went with her they did not offer programs like a lot of workplaces do now.  This is what happens when you are one of the first to pave the path of history though.  I guess.  lol  I do remember one time I went with her she got an email (it was a joke/riddle thing) involving the Monkees (the band), or maybe it was U2, it doesn't really matter.  Just insert a band.  The object was to get all of the guys across some bridge in a timely manner so they would not be late for their concert.  Only one person could walk across the bridge at a time and there were some other "rules" that I don't remember right now.  Anyway, I was the only person to figure out how to get them all across.  I felt pretty awesome about that!  HAHA!

Today though, I am now a mom.  While I do "work" it isn't anything that my girls don't already see on a daily basis.  So today, MG is helping daddy and Mads is at school.  MG usually stays by my side so it is nice to get the brake today, not that I don't LOVE being with her but sometimes you just have to get certain things done and it is easier without a monkey climbing on you.  lol
Hubs is fixing my brakes, changing my oil and doing some other things to my car.  He will be mowing later on today but she will be inside for that.  I love that he loves to spend time with the girls and does not mind them "helping" him.  I think it is important for all children to learn how to do basic things in life, like cook, change the oil in your car, do laundry, change a tire, etc.  It should not matter if you are a boy or a girl, everyone needs to be able to do a few basic things as an adult.
So today is a pretty low key Take Your Daughter to Work Day for us.  I would love to know if you all took your children to work with you today, I know if you are a SAHM or WAHM they are always at work with you.  If you are a SAHM or a WAHM are you doing anything special to "celebrate" today?

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