Tuesday, May 27, 2008

{Take your Mom to work day ...}
Like these earings? You can find them and many others at http://www.1928.com/
The jewerely shop in Fred Meyer - where my daughter (who is 5) works carry this 1928 brand. I love them!
Inside the mind of a child -
My daughter, Lauren, who is five loves to pretend she is an employee at Fred Meyer. They have a jewelry section (not the one with diamonds and REAL jewels) but the other little section in the store next to the socks and watches. She has ‘worked’ at this shop for over a year now!

We wake up some mornings and she informs me she has a very important meeting she must attend. So, we hurry and dash off to the shop so she can be on time. Today, I was having a turtle day (bit slower than usual) and she kept telling me that she couldn’t be late for the meeting at the jewelry shop! I started to laugh and said: “Lauren what is so important about this meeting?” She said, “Its take your Mom to work day!”

So again, we dashed off to the shop so I could see just exactly what it is she does there. Once inside, she informed me the meeting was cancelled. She was thrilled about that and just showed me around the jewelry. When we had enough of that, she informed me she was such a good worker she was given a job in the garden section too.

Yup, we went to check that out as well. I had the grand tour of the garden section and learned things about flowers and plants I never dreamed possible. When it was over I thanked her for taking me to work with her and she assured me that we could do that everyday if we wanted :)!!

Cheers to the power of imagination and going to work with a child.

PS: Ask your kid where he/she works – it may totally surprise you!


Alyson said...

This post totally made me laugh. How adorable is that?! She sounds so creative and sweet!

Wendy Christensen said...

Alyson, Lauren is SO funny and just as sweet. I enjoy every moment we spend together :)

Jennica said...

ok, beyond the fact that Lauren is so super cute and imaginative, I'm so impressed at your willingness to go to work with her! Good job super mom at letting your kids be who they are. You are an inspiration!

idahomayos said...

Too cute. Lauren sounds like a fun kid just like her mom :)

Jennie Stanfield said...

So sweet Wendy. Just so sweet.

Laurie said...

What an adorable story! I'll have to ask my boys, they're so literal they'll probably look at me weird. :)

I'd love to meet you in real life too! I had intended on organizing a blog party to celebrate my 1 year but with all the festivities of school ending - it wasn't an ideal time. I'm determined to do it next year though.

Wendy Christensen said...

Laurie - GREAT to hear from you!! Keep me posted about the 'blog gathering' I would love to help get that set up :) Keep me posted.

The 4 Martells said...

Oh Lauren! It so fun when they make you laugh. Thanks for sharing. I will have to ask Trenton where he works.

Jayci said...

1928 jewelry is among my favorite venders! That is really cute that your daughter loves to 'work' there. :) So funny!