I will never forget the 1995 Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
With both of my parents working for Ford, most years I'd end up sitting in a cubicle all day. But that year, the fateful day happened to fall during a work-related trip to San Antonio for my mom, a speechwriter and communications director for the company.
Instead of nixing the annual chance to skip school and learn about her job, Ford just allowed her to take me along for the trip. That meant a first-class plane ride with Ford executives, sightseeing around Texas and an important dinner–during which I was permitted to sit with members of the Ford family.
My mom's greatest memory from that trip? During that dinner, while someone was giving a speech, Edsel Ford II was having a conversation with someone else at our table. My 9-year-old self turned to him, put a finger to my lips and gave him a big ol' "shush!"
My mom was mortified, but both of us came home with memories we still laugh about today, some 16 years later. And from learning about engineering from my stepdad to bossing around members of the Ford family, the day was always one of the best of my years as a child.
This Thursday, April 28, Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day happens again. Patch parents: Please share your Take Your Kids to Work Day experiences and plans here.
What are your plans for this year? Memories from past years? What do you hope to teach your kids now and in years to come? Post your stories and photos!