Monday, April 26, 2010

Take Your Child to Work Day

Last Thursday was National Take Your Child to Work day. Thankfully Brayden's school supports this endevour and he was able to miss a day there in order to spend a day at work with his Daddy. Mike works at our little rinky dink airport, fueling and working on planes and helicopters. I can say, with a certain affinity, that spending the day at the Airport, hanging out inside of all sorts of cool planes, is pretty much a dream come true to a 7 year old.

Brayden was given his very own Air BP (the fuel supplier) hat, so that he would look professional. None of the other guys Mike works with really have young children, so needless to say, because Brayden was the only kid up there for Take Your Child to Work Day he was quite spoiled with attention and was able to learn a lot about the mechanics of some of the things that take us from here to there.


Nen said...

oh wow! i bet he had fun!

AlyGatr said...

OMG, how cool is that? I think even Amelia would have loved it. She didn't participate in the actual day, but she has gone a few times with dad to work, usually during holidays when the office staffing is light. Not anywhere near as cool as playing with airplanes, but she enjoys drawing with Daddy's highlighters and visiting with the office staff.

Crystal said...

so sweet! what a special memory for him! :) thanks for stopping by! :)

jdavissquared said...

how fun for him! i bet he had a blast.

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Winklepots said...

What a lucky kid. :o) My dad is a flight instructor at our local rinky dink airport and as a teenager, my first job was washing airplanes with my sister. Ah memories.
Sounds like Brayden has some good ones. :o)

ElegantSnobbery said...

Aw, how FUN!!

Random Fact: it used to be called National Take Your Daughter to Work Day, and was supposed to be about introducing girls to the workplace in an effort to empower them (get rid of the glass ceiling, and all that).

I was in 7th grade that first year, and ended up going to work with my Grampa for about 5 years. He owned his own company, so it was really just "Let Marisa be the Company Princess" Day, which I was quite happy with. :D

I'm glad it was changed to "child" I think boys can benefit just as much as girls! A strong work ethic and introducing kids to the place with their family's income comes from is SO important!!

Great post, Amanda! And funny enough, my hubs works at an airport, and my kids LOVE going, so they can ride around on the airplanes, too :)