Sunday, May 01, 2011

Lucia at Work

On Thursday, Lucia and I went to Andrew’s office for Take Your Child to Work Day. We hadn’t given the day any thought, since Lucia is so young; but around 10:30am Andrew called and said everyone had brought their kids (even the babies) and spouses—and that Lucia’s and my absence was being constantly inquired about. So off we went.

Andrew’s office had been transformed in honor of the day. There was a carnival area, with a band, balloon animal-making, face-painting, and more; the office’s many toys had been laid out and added to for the kids’ use; all the kids got a T-shirt. One of the office’s cafeteria’s offered kid foods—mac and cheese, fish sticks, grilled cheese, spaghetti and meatballs—and each kid got a lunchbox full of fruit on the way in. (Lucia won’t put hers down.) It was a chaotic scene, with kids running and—at least at our table—refusing to eat. But also pretty cute.

After lunch, we went to Andrew’s work area, where Lucia was thrilled to get to play with large balls that some of Andrew’s co-workers use as seats. She rolled them all around the office and could have happily stayed there all day.

It was a fun afternoon. And it always strikes us how welcoming and family-friendly Andrew’s company is—events like this make us glad to be part of it.

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