Yesterday was take your child to work day.
My son (7) idolizes his Dad.
He went to bed crying, crying, crying...
"Whats the matter baby?"
"I want to sleep in YOUR BED, where Daddy Sleeps." (sniffle)
I offered to put him in the middle, where he sleeps after nightmares, or thunderstorms.
But that was not good enough
The crying continued.
"Whats the matter now baby?"
"I want to be on Daddy's side, by his alarm clock, so I can wake up and go to work."
My little guy was taking this event SO SERIOUSLY.
The next moring he mimicked his fathers every move.
Getting up early, showering, doing his hair, dressing professionally.
When they came home, my daughter explained that she attended four "breakout Sessions" and learned about "The World of Work", "Dress for Success", "How to write checks and balance a checkbook" and "A lesson in Diversity."
She proudly said,
First we are Different
Then we are the same
Then we come together."
I liked that.