Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Bring your daughter to work day!

Did you know it was bring your daughter to work day on Monday???? I sure didn't. Sunday after church I noticed Ryan's eye was collecting a little goop and I figured it was allergies. Monday morning she woke up with her eye completely sealed shut with gunk. It was sad. She came up to me in the morning asking me why she couldn't see. I gave her a hot wet washcloth and she cleaned up her eye. I didn't know what to do. I would have normally just kept her home, but I already didn't go to work on Friday because of a funeral and I felt bad. One of the biggest reasons why I don't like work, if my kids need me, it takes phone calls to make sure I can get permission to stay home. AAAUUGGHH!!!
So, her eye was looking ok, just a little a swollen and red, so I packed up the girls and headed off to school. I told Ryan that if her eye bothered her during the day to make sure and tell her teacher and I would come and pick her up. I don't know how many other times I've hinted to her to tell her teacher she's not doing well and I could go and get her, but she doesn't ever pick up the hints. She has too much fun with her friends. So I took them to school and before I left, I told the director that Ryan's eye was weird and I wasn't sure what it was. She said she'd look at it because she's seen what pink eye looks like. She goes to her class and brings her back to me...."It's pink eye. She can't stay today...sorry." GREAT!!!!! I get to stay home. I told the director that I would leave Reagan there while I took Ryan to Urgent Care.
So, I took Ryan with me to work, since I was already late, to show proof that I have to stay with her. My mom couldn't take her because she watches Noah (5 months old) and Ericka has her two kids and I know they don't want pink eye. I walk in to work with Ryan and I show my manager her eye and told her that I have to stay with her. She tells me they're really short handed, with two tellers gone, but she understands. Then she asks me....."Do you think she'll sit with you in the drive-up until Jessica comes at 12?" Uuummmm....."I guess we could try," I said. So Ryan helped me get my cash out of my vault, helped me set up my teller window, send the canisters thru the tubes......it was weird. I told Ryan, "I never thought you would come with me to work, Ryan." She responds "I never thought you would come to school with me, mom." I sat there getting more and more angry as the day went on. I couldn't believe she was sitting there with pink eye at my work. It was so strange. She did really well though. I was shocked. I would tell her the number lane to talk to and she would push that intercom and say "Thank you very much. Have a nice day." I would look at the customer's face do a double take when they heard her voice. She asked if she could say "Thank you very much. I love you." I said no. She also would sing Tell me the Stories of Jesus full volume thru the intercom (when there were no cars, of course), but everyone inside could hear her.
She kept the merchant teller entertained most of the time. At the beginning of the day, another employee buzzed me on the phone asking me if Hugo was in the drive thru, I said no. Ryan was so concerned the rest of the day. "Where's Hugo?" , she would ask. And anyone who walked in, she would ask, " Are you Hugo? No? Where is he?" It was funny. Well about 11:50, she started acting like a dog, running around on her hands and knees, barking. I knew it was time to go. I quickly balanced (to the penny) and we left for the day at 12:45. I took Ryan to the doctor and she did have pink eye. I called everyone she was in contact with in the last couple days and it turned out the kids we hung out with in Tucson for the funeral got pink eye too on Monday morning. So.....I guess the moral is....just call in....don't go to work.

8 comments:

Gabriela Hull said...

That's so funny! Has Ryan expressed interest in going back to work with you?

T is for Thompson said...

I am laughing out loud as I read this! It is cracking me up! I wish I could have driven through your drive through so I could have seen her. And the Hugo thing- HILARIOUS! And acting like a dog, and singing, and wanting to tell everyone she loved them, I'm DYING over here! I LOVE IT!!

T is for Thompson said...

PS I HATE PINK EYE!!

T is for Thompson said...

PPS I love that picture of Ryan- she's so dang cute!

Carolina said...

Hi Edna, I feel your pain. I had to take my kids to work many times. I would hide them in our file room with a blanket and some toys. We had a phone in there and once Sebastian picked it up and answered a call at the office. I ran back there and asked him why he had done it. He said, "well no one was getting it!". Imagine, being told how to do your job by a 4 year old. Now I get to be a stay at home mom! Yay! So, I'm extending an invitation for free baby sitting should problems like this ever come up agian. : )

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Carolina said...

sorry...misspelled "again".

Amber said...

I am sure that violated like a million Regs somehow. So funny! Cora would love that, but she would have latest like 5 minutes before going crazy. We have yet to get pink eye. Not sure how because everyone around us has had it. I am sure we will be lucky enough to experience it someday. Yuck for her. Hopefully she is feeling better!