When you take your son to work.

Joey’s first-grade teacher had dismissed the class at 2:50 pm. My son came out to my car in the parking lot.

Instead of going home we went to the airport and caught a five o’clock plane to Chicago.


On arrival, a car picked us up and we went to the hotel.  With Joey in tow, I did my entire site inspection including breakout rooms, ballroom, and restaurants. The salesperson discussed the hotel contract and then Joey and I retired to our room.  We took the room service menu out and ordered breakfast for two: crisp bacon, 2 eggs. hash browns, toast and jelly, hot tea and a dessert that consisted of hot apple pie with vanilla ice cream.  We settled in, watched the Bears and the Yankees slug it out and Joey was fast asleep by 10:30.

The next morning at 5:00 we were on the way to the airport. We were ready to board 7:00 AM flight to Newark.  We landed just a little after 9:15 and 45 minutes later Joe was in the school office being signed in by me.  He was about two hours late.

Later that morning his teacher asked him why he was he late?  He recited very clearly that after school he flew to Chicago, and went to a hotel and visited meeting rooms and restaurants and then stayed overnight.  He said he watched a baseball game and had eggs and bacon for dinner and he just flew in this morning and that was why he was late.   His teacher said oh. OK!

Later that day my wife was in the school.  The teacher mentioned that Joe was late this morning and he told quite a vivid tale of an excursion yesterday and this morning as to why he was late.   The teacher said kids have great imaginations, don’t they? My wife asked did he tell you about his dessert of apple pie and vanilla ice cream?   Denise confirmed that every word of overnight travel to Chicago was true.

As a friendly reminder, Thursday, April 26, 2018 is

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2018 in the United States.