Eliza Grace was born on March 15, 2006, at 26 weeks, 4 days, weighing 1 pound 4 ounces and measuring just 11.5 inches long. She is the light of my soul and this is the story of our life in the big city.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Violation of Child Labor Laws? I Think Not

Eliza is in a full day preschool program and, instead of going home after school, she comes to my office. After greeting John, Eliza gets into her real "work" at her easel:





This is of course exhausting, and being the compassionate employers we are, we allow her a brief nap on a fairly comfy couch:





I think some visitors to our offices are a little surprised to find a preschooler in our "employ" but most seem pretty well entertained by Eliza. And if they're not, well, they don't have to return :)

9 comments:

catchupdaphne said...

Everyone should have a comfy couch for naps at work! Eliza is doing important work. Lovely couch, by the way.

Laraf123 said...

What a beautifully decorated office! Great place for a nap!

Barb said...

That is great! How do I apply for that position? :)

knitnkanmani said...

I have the exact same top for Bella !!it looks very cute on Eliza ,she is sweetheart

Amy said...

I took my kids to work from age 3 days to about 1 year. At that point it got too hard to keep them entertained, so I've used a combination of a babysitter, preschool, and a mom's time out program since then, but they still end up at the office once a week or so. This is the biggest benefit of being self-employed, IMHO.

Anonymous said...

Was she ever the type to throw moveable objects? If so, when did this stop and how did you discourage her? I can't see my 3-year-old not totally destroying your office in, oh, about 6 minutes!

Anne, Eliza Grace's mom said...

Anonymous:

Eliza was never a big thrower of objects, unless seriously annoyed. She is a great spiller of paints, which is where the splat mat under her easel comes in handy. Eliza keeps herself pretty busy in the office painting, drawing with chalks, doing puzzles, pretend playing with her endless Littlest Pet Shop characters and such. It is easier now that she is 4 compared to when she was 3!

Denise said...

Hey its Denise,
So this is what Eliza does after school lol. Keep up the great work Eliza we miss you at school. Hope your feeling better. See you tomorrow.
Denise :)

Anne, Eliza Grace's mom said...

Denise! Thanks for visiting our blog! Eliza has been missing school and will see you all tomorrow! ....we are giving her the day off from work :)