Did You Have Fun at Work Today?

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Historically, when I have picked our boys up from their afterschool program, the first thing out of their mouths is, “Mommy, did you bring a snack?”  We are typically headed straight to soccer practice, so dinner is still a few hours away.  Finally, one day, I had had enough.   I responded, “How about – Hi Mommy, how was your day?  Goodness!”  So, last week as we were headed to soccer practice and I was asking the boys how their day was, Kid Flash asked, “How was your day, Mommy?  Did you have fun at work today?”

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While the question was a thought-provoking one, I was really caught off guard and not quite sure how to answer.   Did I have fun at work that day?  Should I have fun at work?  Is work designed to be fun?  A 6-year old is not supposed to stump his mom.  So, as I gave the question some thought, this is what I came up with.  “Well, sort of.  But, work is called work for a reason.  It’s not really supposed to be fun.”  Okay, I admit that answer sucked.  But, it was the best I could do so late in the day, with all my creative juices having run dry and my energy tank in the red.

Thanks to Kid Flash, I will approach my work day differently.   I will try to look for the fun in each day and if there doesn’t seem to be any I will do my best to create some.  I have come to realize that we spend too much of our lives working to be bored.  Kids are great at turning any situation into a fun one.  Our boys have too much fun getting dressed for school in the morning and brushing their teeth, if you ask me.  Why not take a cue from their play book and have a little fun ourselves?   Life is too short to be miserable.  As a matter of fact, Carson Tate, Founder of Working Simply, recently suggested that we Bring Back Recess.

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How was your day, Mommy?  Did YOU have fun at work today?

Until next time-

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. (John 10:10 NKJV)

God’s best-

Alexis

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