Saturday, April 29, 2006

LIke mother, like son

This past Thursday was 'Take you son/daughter to work' day. My son wanted to go to work with me but I didn't think it would be allowed. After getting to work I found that my leads daughter was with her and told her my son wanted to come. She told me to call him. So I called home and had his dad bring him up. He got there about 4 and stayed with me till 8. He had an absolute BLAST! I got a work shirt for him to wear and my lead made a name badge with his name on it. He worked behind the counter with me doing different things. He learned how to process the returns from the shelf, called down customers "We can help the next person", carried merchandise back to some of the departments, got holds from the back room, learned how to do fishing licences on the DNR machine. He really picked up an awful lot really quick! And everybody loved him. He does have a lot of personality. He loved it when a customer thought he was an employee and asked him questions, like "Where are the shoes?" and he would direct them right to where they were. He hated to leave. He wanted to close with me but I get home kind of late and he had school the next morning. He'll be talking about that for a long time to come. He can't wait to turn 16 so he can fill out an application. I was really proud of him.

Things at the golf course are picking up finally so I am starting there regularly now. Between the two jobs I am keeping pretty busy. Cabela's has me putting in extra hours during the week after my golf job. Makes for a long day, but believe it or not I really enjoy it.

Couples golf league went really well the first afternoon. We shot a 40, which for us, is really good! I actually birdied the 6th hole. Came with in a foot or so of making an eagle! And #6 is the #1 handicap hole, which means it is considered the hardest to make par on. But then came the 2nd week. Geesh! What a difference! Neither one of us could hit the ball. It was terrible. Finally, after 4 holes and 3 - 4 beers I loosened up and things got better, but not before our score was down the tube. Oh well, it's just as well. The first 3 games establish your handicap and we don't need to start with too low of one! But I still enjoyed myself and I guess that's what counts. My womens league starts this Wed, I think. We play in the mornings.

Well that's about it for me (except for Sat night euchre and Jager bombs, but I don't think we'll go there!) Hope everyone is doing great!

13 comments:

Dorothy said...

Hi Pat! Goodness gracious, it's been a long time since I've been able to blog. Sorry I haven't been over...I got sick, too, so that threw a wrench into my things-to-do list. Anway, how's the book coming? Was it what you thought it to be? I hope you're enjoying it.

Your son sounds like he had a wonderful time! I remember taking my kids to work with me and they had a blast. Well, gots to go...come on over and check out the cool header/banner I made for the boomer chick blog...quite proud of it. You take care and I'll be back!!!

Libby said...

...and, pat....you work at Cabela's and you're surprised that your son wanted to go to work with you?? have you bumped your head? or maybe you have a fever? Sheesh!

chesneygirl said...

Glad to know all is well and your doing good!
Don't be a stanger!! :)

Barb said...

Back in MT when I worked in the parish, my kids came with me quite a bit....I'm not sure they really understood what my job was until they got older. When my daughter was little, she thought I was the person at the church who made the copies! Well, I did make copies, but that was not what my job was all about.
Good job with the golf....

kristy said...

My kids (ages 8 and 12) have always wanted to participate in Take Your Child To Work Day. Unfortuntely, their Dad has a high security clearance type job (can't take them) and I've either been a stay-at-home mom or employed by companies that don't participate. Your lucky your son went. Or he's lucky. It's a great opportunity.

Rachel said...

So nice you took your son to work like that and that they allow it! That's awesome!

Renee said...

That sounds like fun bringing your son to work. My girls always think my work is so interesting too. Funny how they have a totally different perspective, eh?
congratulations on the golf!

David said...

That will be a time he will always remember. Good for you for getting him there. I finally got in a round of golf and loved being outdoors again.

MissKris said...

I was a middle school lunch lady for several years here in Portland and I took both my kids to work with me so they could see "behind the scenes food preparation" for 1000 kids. It sure gave them a new respect and appreciation for lunch ladies, lol! Not only do we prep food but we're surrogate moms, confidants, and buddies with a lot of the kids. I LOVED that job and will always love the many thousands of kids whose paths crossed mine in those years. One was Saleem Stoudamire, who plays for the Atlanta Hawks basketball team! I knew him back when he was a tall, skinny 8th grader who went by "Charles" back then before changing his name to a Muslim one. And he was a lovely young man, too. Did I tell you my younger brother won an Amateur Golf Tournament a few years back? He's an awesome golfer...even took his golf clubs to Ireland with him so he could play on some of the courses over there...and paid something like $400 or $500 to play at Pebble Beach a couple summers ago on vacation. The "golf gene" is very strong in the males in my family. I love it but I'm content to watch.

Live, Love, Laugh said...

sounds like fun!! Good to hear from you again. I kind of lost touch with you, my mother being sick has taken its toll on me.

McSwain said...

That sounds like so much fun! I bet you so enjoyed watching your son work with you.

curious servant said...

That is pretty cute about your son.

Monique said...

I completely missed the fact that it was take your kids to work day. Except I know mine would have a much more interesting experience at my husband's job than at mine.