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Thursday, January 27, 2011

It's all win-win

My 8yo, Abby, is a Brownie Scout. This post is not about her. It's about her friend - we'll call her Kay - who is a Junior Girl Scout... the next age group up from Brownies.

Kay wants to earn a Caring for Children patch.  I have a younger child (3yo Lizzy) and a work-from-home Thursday afternoon. Abby will be at swimming lessons and therefore not a distraction to either the older child or the younger. So I get to provide a snack, a child to care for, and an adult presence in case of emergency. Kay earns a patch, Lizzy gets to play with a Big Kid all by herself, and I get uninterrupted work time. Sounds like a win-win to me!