Bring Your Kids to Work

My workplace recently organised a "Bring Your Kids to Work" day. I brought Bubbles along for fun, although she's still a little young for the activities that were planned. She's been to my workplace a couple of times before, when I had to zip in and out to get/do stuff. These outings have always been much enjoyed by her - after all, she gets nice air-conditioning, plenty of space to run about, and loads of attention from my colleagues (it seems to me that she almost always leaves with a little gift or two!)

Unfortunately for this party, within 10 minutes of arriving, Bubbles fell off a swivel chair and crashed her face onto the floor! She cried of course, as she hurt her lip. I had to whisk her off to put ice on her.

Needless to say, she wasn't in very high spirits after that, although she did somewhat enjoy the balloon sculpting 'workshop'.

We did mask-painting as well, of which she got bored after plonking down a few strokes. I think she felt restricted as I was making sure she didn't paint anywhere else! She usually gets more 'fun' making a mess at home. heh. I eventually completed the mask for her, only realising later that my enjoyment of blending light watercolours doesn't quite look so nice on masks. (See if you can spot mine!)

Finally, the kids were treated to a movie, The Incredibles. The poor Bub sat for about 10 minutes hugging her balloon flower before asking to go home! I think she found it too 'violent'?! (Spot the little bear? It was made for her by a lovely friend!)

All in all, I am thankful to my lovely colleagues who put in so much time and effort to organise this party! I look forward to this again in future years when the Bub is older and better able to participate in the activities.

Have you ever brought your kids to your workplace? What was your experience like?


imp said...

Hehehhe. I like that multi-colored bear. It's very awesome. :)

Ummm....the masks ALL look SCARY!!! ARRRRRRGH!

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Yes the masks looked scary to me too! Haha, but I didn't dare say =P LOVE that bear, that woman has awesome skills!

Susan said...

What a great idea! Sophie's a frequent "guest" to my office as her child care is just a street away from my office. She gets showered with all sorts of things, from sweets to raisins to paper and pencils to doodle while I try to finish up my work.

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Aww that's sweet of your colleagues and workplace! It is a plus to be in a place that is friendly like that, isn't it? :)

poiema said...

I brought K to work on Christmas eve which is traditionally "bring yr kids to work day"... it was fun and I had blogged about it last yr... took a pix of her at my workstation, sitting on my chair and moving the mouse haha! :)

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Oh! How come I've never thought of such a photo! haha, a fun one, that is! I recall a colleague's son seeing his mum at work and quipped: Mummy, are you doing your typing work? LOL