How Much Love and Respect Can I Get In Exchange for a Gummy Bear?

On Friday, Justin will be coming to the office with me for the first time. He’s never seen where I work. He has seen me roll calls from the house, yell at people, pitch clients, and close deals from my cell phone (mostly in the car,) but he has never seen me in action in my own environment. Tomorrow will be interesting for the both of us.

On many occasions, Justin has been to GWE’s offices. When he visited her office, he spent the day meeting all of her co-workers, watched TV, playing with his/my iPad, and napping. And, each time he came home, he would tell me stories of the free snacks and sodas at mommy’s office. He loved the idea of being able to walk up to a counter in her office and take whatever treats he wanted…and it was encouraged!

It dawned on me this morning, that I needed to impress my own son at the office. As you can see from the picture below, all I had to impress Justin with was a blender and some Johnnie Walker Black Label. (And, let’s be honest, what 6 year old doesn’t like Johnnie Walker on the rocks at 10am?)

Kitchen1Before arriving at the office this morning, I made a slight detour and picked up some things I knew he would like. I decided to treat Justin’s arrival at the office as if it were a client signing meeting! Instead of printing tracking grids, project notes, and a “hit list” of the producers and directors I planned on calling on his behalf, I decided to “sign” my son with Gummy Bears and BBQ chips and all the soda his bladder could contain.

kitchen2Kitchen3He is going to spend the day “buzzed” from caffeine or he’ll spend it crashing from the sugar rush! Either way, I will have bought my son’s love and affection for 1 work day….and I’m okay with that.

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