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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)