July 23, 2013

Ten 'Til Ten (Part 4)

My kids never cease to amaze me. They're smart. Damn smart. And occasionally they'll lay some wisdom down that seems so fundamentally obvious and awesome I'm shocked no one's put it on a t-shirt. Today's look back doesn't actually require binoculars. It happened only a few months ago but it's awesomeness will stick with me for the rest of my life.

January 31, 2013

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 July 23, 2013 7:06 AM

If you really wrote that originally on January 31, 2012, then I've had "work with courage" written on my own whiteboard at work for over 17 months. It's right below my other four personal mantras. Please thank Mia for me (again).

Posted by: RzDrms at July 23, 2013 10:37 AM

(Okay, that makes more sense: you wrote "2012" on the repost instead of "2013." I couldn't believe it had been 17 months! Six months ago is more like it. Whew! I know time flies, but that made me feel like it REALLY flies!)

Posted by: RzDrms at July 23, 2013 10:41 AM