29 July 2010

Eleven Into Fifty Minus Six Equals FIVE

The last time I took the six year old in to the office, it was right before the end of school and there was, consequently, nearly nothing going on at work. So I promised her that sometime during the summer session, she could skip camp and come to work with me. Today was the day, and we had a rich full day:

  • The commuter train to NYC
  • A tour of Grand Central courtesy of my sister-in-law
  • The subway to my office
  • Ballet classes to watch
  • Office supplies to play with
  • A quick trip to Old Navy for cheap flip flops because wearing sneakers without socks gave her blisters
  • Macaroni and cheese (for her) and gazpacho (for me) at City Bakery for lunch
  • A hula class to watch
  • A detour through Barnes and Noble to cash in her reading log for a free book (and some other books)
  • The subway back uptown
  • New socks from Little Miss Matched
  • Sorbet from Ciao Bella
  • And the commuter train home.

And all the while, she wore a black and white dress that I'd found in my closet, realized I was never going to wear again and took it in (and up) to fit her.

[If you're following along, I've done very little on my list.]

17 comments:

Harriet M. Welsch said...

The dress is cute on her, especially with her fancy new socks!

alejna said...

That sounds like a fantastic day. I really should take Phoebe into work with me one of these days. But there won't be any dance classes to watch...

I love the dress on your girl, too! I would never have guessed that it was once sized for an adult.

mayberry said...

Wow, love the dress! Fun day.

allison said...

You should TOTALLY put modifying that dress on your list retroactively because hello, AWESOME. Hula classes? Also awesome (note to self: get new adjective). I adore Little Miss Matched.

liz said...

Love the dress! You didn't tell me about the hula classes! WANT!!!

Gwen said...

When she becomes the next Louis Vitton, can I say I knew her when?

flutter said...

I just adore your kid

nonlineargirl said...

With that list of activities, I now want to come to work with you. But only if I can get the macaroni and cheese too.

coldspaghetti said...

Man, those socks ROCK. Do they come in my size???

Gina said...

Em constantly asks to come to work with me. I finally gave in on this years Take Your Daughter to Work Day and she LOVED it! I think she liked going to lunch best, though.

And you reminded me that we need to turn in her reading passport for her free book!

Dora said...

Look at your grown up girlie! OMG! So beautiful and so sophisticated.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Those socks are perfect with that dress!She has the most gorgeous skin.

What a great day for both of you.

Swistle said...

I lovvvvve the dress and socks!

de said...

As usual, I wish i could have tagged along.

I stopped at Borders for their free book, and still have to get over to B & N. Such a deal!

Cute dress - looks so cool and comfortable. (But the socks make me feel claustrophobic. It's JULY!)

FreshHell said...

Love the dress and the socks, esp together. Sounds like a perfect day. Also, I have both B&N book logs filled out. We just need to get to B&N soon.

Kyla said...

Sounds like a very fun day!

Janet said...

She'll remember this day when she's all grown, I bet...and I LOVE the outfit with the mismatched socks!!!