Friday, October 26, 2007

Hard at Work

After I got to work today I realized that most of the office had taken the day off. Those who did not take the day off, found various reasons to leave. By noon there were only two of us left at work. When Emma and Gabe were small I brought each of them to work with me one day so I thought today would be the perfect opportunity to keep my promise to Jane that "someday" I would bring her to work with me too. So she has quickly caught on to what daddy does at work (pronounced wook).
  1. Take a seat (Find a chair since dad's office only has one ... roller chairs are better than chairs with legs)


  2. Work on the computer (use Microsoft Paint to make "pwetty pictuwes")


  3. Look up important information (Surf the net to http://www.sesameworkshop.org/sesamestreet/)


  4. Collaborate with co-workers (visit only other employee who stuck around because she has a bowl of mini Snickers on her desk ... er um ... I mean because we thought she would like to meet Jane).


  5. Test system hardware (Rustle up speakers to listen to audio content on the Sesame Street website).


  6. Troubleshoot hardware malfunction (Find out that the speakers won't work because the PC Jane is using doesn't have a sound card).


  7. Coffee Break (hot chocolate in our case).


  8. Do paperwork (Color pictures printed off sesame street website with 3 different colored highlighters and a red and blue ballpoint pen).


  9. Tidy up the office (After spilling a bottled H2O all over the desk, mouse, leather roller chair and herself, Jane learned how handy it is that dad keeps a Gym towel in his office).

  10. Call it a day (When asked if she was ready to go home Jane said "hey ... I want to color some more").


(returning from a hard day at work, coats slung over shoulders--oh yeah...bought the camera today)


I'm just happy knowing that now Jane will understand how hard I work to bring home the bacon.

12 comments:

Ilene said...

You seriously get to wear a t-shirt to work? Poor Dan, he feels rebellious when he wears a sweater instead of a suit coat over his shirt and tie. His collection of UO t-shirts have been woefully neglected since he got a real job.

Paige said...

Cute Dad and kid. THANK YOU for buying the camera!

Celia Fae said...

Ryan. You are a star. I remember going to work with my dad fondly.

Congrats on the camera. I loved the phonetic Jane spelling. I could hear her squeaky little voice.

Mark said...

Ryan is a winner in any book.

Pineapple Princess said...

How much did you pay your assistant? (I'm not talking about ABC cookie currency either.)

Carie said...

I was thinking the same thing, you get to wear a t-shirt to work. Mark's company just made him upgrade from polos to coats and/or ties.

And you're a great dad.

zeeny said...

That is so nice of you! My husband won't let the kids go to work with him...something about nuclear reactors and no children allowed. In my opinion children would make a nuclear reactor, well, more interesting!

bloggingchristy said...

Alot of these comments basically seem like they are implying, "Do you really have a real job?"

I bet Jane was so fun to have at work. Too bad, Scott couldn't come you probaly would've only got half of your work done, due to his constant questioning (Why does she have Snickers on her desk? Why does that chair have wheels?, etc)

gab said...

What a great dad! She will remember that day for a long long time...

Lorena said...

Oh, so nice...if only they let teachers take their kids to school...

Bridget said...

How cute. What great daddy daughter time. My kids just think my husband plays on the computer all day. Actually, maybe he does?

Penny said...

That was so cool! I bet she will always remember that day. What a good dad...and hey, when is Seth's turn? Now, THAT would be fun!!