January 31, 2013

Business Ideas (Or, Why Kids Should Run The Planet)

Beth and the kids visited me in the office yesterday. We had lunch in our building's cafeteria (which the kids thought was the most awesome restaurant on the face of this good earth) and then spent some time in my actual office. While the trinkets I've collected for eleven years were a draw, nothing was more exciting than my white board. Mia and Owen immediately found my stash of dry-erase markers and went to town.

Mia took her job pretty seriously and got into the spirit of being in the workplace. As you can see, she came up with several "business ideas."


For those of you who don't want to squint, said business ideas are:

- Work with courage
- Act normal
- Be awesome
- Be yourself
- Earn money
- Be fantastic

Look, like any parent I'm going to tell you that my kids are awesome and remarkable and smart and incredibly insightful. Because that's my job as their dad. But I dare you to come up with any better rules to live by in the business world.

Posted by Chris at January 31, 2013 7:47 AM

I think you are gonna need another white board in your office cause you can NOT erase that. How awesome!

Posted by: cyndy at January 31, 2013 10:08 AM

"Work with courage"?!
Are you *serious*?!
Because that's fucking awesome!!!
And it's now also written on my whiteboard.

Posted by: RzDrms at January 31, 2013 10:30 AM

Your kids are the most awesome and fantastic kids ever. :D

Posted by: Manda at January 31, 2013 10:43 AM

I absolutely love this! Thanks for sharing it.

Posted by: LeeAnn at January 31, 2013 1:17 PM

Your kids are amazing!!! "Work with courage" and "Be awesome" are my favorites, but they all rock!!!!

Posted by: Kristin at January 31, 2013 4:55 PM

My favorite is "act normal". Does she think that is a problem for you? LOL
She is fantastic.

Posted by: kali at January 31, 2013 10:58 PM

I think I'm the only person who was proud of her to remember to "earn money".

But even better that she said "earn" rather than "make".

Posted by: alektra at February 1, 2013 4:51 AM

I love that list so much, you don't even KNOW. You should totally get that photo printed and framed.

Posted by: Fraulein N at February 1, 2013 10:05 AM

I particularly love the "act normal."

As a professional surrounded by a bunch of people with crazy quirks that sometimes drives her mad - yes. Please. Act normal!

Posted by: Mindy at February 1, 2013 6:43 PM