Up next was a lunch with our soon to be new employee (can I get a big AMEN for getting some help in the HFC office!!! WOOHOO!). Maggie, Larissa, Christi and I went to California Pizza Kitchen to visit and discuss our fall schedule. What a sweet love she was! Perfectly content to play with "Baby" and eat her pizza.
Now, here's the kicker. She worked at the office for more than three and a half hours! When we arrived at the office parking lot, I found her crashed in the backseat. Now, Maggie is not that easy sleeper that some people have who can transfer easily from the car to another location. Nine times out of ten, she wakes up with a fury and isn't a happy woman. This time, perfect. It was as if she just knew Mom had to get some work done. She slept for more than thirty minutes (normally more like two hours, but I took what I could get).
Once up, that child was AWESOME! I closed off the door that connects the new wing of the office (we expanded two weeks ago and I'm in office HEAVEN!!), giving her access to the board room and my office only. Did she whine? Not much. Played with all the animals I loaded her up with before leaving our house, colored with the Color Wonder markers (LOVE those!!), and spread chips all around the office floor. That is what a night cleaning crew is for, right? Sure they are going to love me tonight!
After a day of the best child behavior in a work place ever (have I mentioned that this child is only 20 months?? LOVE HER!!), I decided it was a night for a special treat. We picked up Deb and the kids and met up with Larissa and Luke at the Wiggles Playcenter. Sadly, they were going to close and none of us had socks. So, Deb and I left to go with the kids to Peter Piper Pizza--we had a blast!!
Nothing like a hard day's work.
My kid rocks.