Take Your Child to Work Day

My favorite work day of the year.

The cafeteria never seems so alive. The visitor hall buzzes with energy. At State our children take the same oath of service—to uphold the constitution—that we took when we came on board.

“I stachername, do solemnly swear
that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States
against all enemies, foreign and domestic,
that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same,
that I take this obligation freely,
without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion,
and I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office
on which I am about to enter.
So help me God.”

The best part of take your child to work day? It gives you magic eyes.

Whatever door you open, whatever corridor you walk, whatever office suite, conference room, cubicle farm, or cold impersonal lobby you cross, all these are viewed with fresh wonder.

Suddenly, the reason we go to work makes sense again.





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