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Normal week?

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This photo has nothing to do with what I’m talking about. I’m just currently indulging and thought it should be documented.

Oh, you ladies are just so darn smart, telling me to knock on wood after I declared this would be a “normal week.” I am kind of wishing I had!

Tuesday morning, I got out of bed, bent over to pick something up, and wrenched something in my back. So, while I’ve still been making good on portions of my to-do list, anything that involves lifting or bending in any way has posed a bit of a problem.

So, no, not very normal. Good grief.

And then Eamonn came home today and asked me if he was going to work with Neil for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. We’ve never done it before, so I didn’t even know it was that time of year, but his teacher had mentioned it and he was excited about the prospect.

After discussing the pros and cons of the whole thing with Neil, including the BIG con of potentially having the Bicker Brothers show up for duty in his small cubicle, Neil said this was fine with him, but only one kid was invited. Eamonn, being the first to have asked, got the honor, and will be spending the day watching Neil do things with SQL. (*yawn*)

Hey, I think programming with SQL can be fun, but watching it? not so much.

And that leaves Aidan.  Aidan is going to be going to work with me. Except I usually don’t leave the house for my job. I don’t want this to just turn into an aimless day off from school for dear Boring Office Guy, so I’m putting the boy to work. Finding and posting the day’s crafty links on Sulia? His job. I plan to teach him how to properly sand crochet hook handles, too. Maybe he’ll love it and I can outsource to him permanently. Wouldn’t that be great?

And then, not to ignore the home management aspect of my job, I’ll probably have him do a load of laundry and unload the dishwasher, since I have been having a hard time with those things due to my back.

I was kind of skeptical about Put Your Kid to Work Day at first, but I have to admit, I’m coming around…

7 thoughts on “Normal week?

  1. Funny thing for Take The Kid To Work Day here kiddo was all psyched to go and do IT with the guy. He’s a support tech so there’s stuff to do. Except at last minute he finds out since he’s in a bank and didn’t get her cleared with security… no go.

    So she got to sit at home and learn to make web pages. And then hunt down syntax errors in my code. She thought this was much cooler than the usual part of my work she gets stuck with: blends & bead bases.

    Bonus is that web pages made a presentable thing for her to show in class rather than having to describe it all.

    I still have sympathetic winces for the back!

  2. Sorry about your back, sweetie… hope the prospect of free slave labour will make up for it! Can’t wait to hear about your tactics for making the “work” seem like “fun”. It would be cool to have your own sanding expert on the premises… good luck, Lisa!

  3. Oye…sorry to hear your back is still bothering you. I’ve downloaded the Zombies, Run! app so that next time I can run to knock on some wood a bit fast (ok and because HB signed us up for a 5K in eight weeks).

    I think Boring Office Guy got the better end of the deal I’d be willing to do a load of laundry and dishes if it meant crafty pursuits the rest of the day!

    Hope you’ve got a master sander in the making!

  4. I love that you are including household duties in his day, that is work too!

  5. When I was about BOG’s age, my dad used to pay us $1 for each piston we’d sand in his machine shop (he built engines for dragsters). Sanding crochet hooks sounds way more fun to me!

    1. I would have to agree. Although, really, sanding anything through five grits really isn’t all that exciting.

  6. […] I write, it’s Thursday afternoon and Aidan has been home helping me work. One of the jobs I gave him was that of seeking out Sulia links for the day. He found some neat […]

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