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Sunday, April 14, 2013

I'm A Slave Driver to My Kids


HEB Buddy 



So one of the many joys of my full time job is working on Saturday. Yah, right!!! Last Saturday was actually a fun one! I've been creating a partnership with the largest Independent School Districts in San Antonio. Therefore, it was only natural to say yes to helping out at their annual 5K Run. I brought my happy co-worker crew out to one of Northside's stadiums at 6 am to set up the company booth. The goal for the day was to get as many teacher leads for our upcoming Masters in Education Progam who want to become Administrators (Principals). 

Since the fun run was focused on family, I decided to bring my 2 kids out to enjoy the event. As always, the little one got a little antsy with all the "fun" while mommy was speaking with teachers and promoting the company. So what does mommy do? I did create a partnership with NISD, right? They did say they were short handed on people. So what did I do? I made them water boys:


As you can see, The Little One had fun helping out with water. The Older One was there too, but he got a little camera shy :(. However, he's up there on the first picture because H.E.Buddy paid a visit to say hi to everyone! Yes... Mommy is a Slave Driver!!!

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15 comments :

  1. Good idea! Giving little ones a real "job" builds their confidence like nothing else. My kids have helped out around the house since they were very small, and they have no trouble pitching in as teens.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! You're right! My Little One is only 2 years old but he LOVES to help where he can :). That's what I did with my 19 year old too. Now he's into volunteerism work!

      Jessica

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  2. Is that a grocery bag costume? And great way to make the kids feel important and be part of the action!

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    1. Hi Ryan,
      LOL! Yes it is! That's HEB Buddy! HEB is the main grocery store out here in San Antonio. The kids love HEB Buddy because of the HEB Bucks he gives out. They get prizes for them :). I agree! kids like to feel important so the little one was soo happy to be passing out water to the finishers of the race! Even thr teenage kids who were helping out were appreciative of little one being there!

      Jessica

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  3. You children are finding out about contribution within their community. How great!

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    1. Hi Pam,

      Thanks for coming by! Yes they did :). I use to drag the older one with me to every community service event I did. I'm so happy he loves to do it now. It's time for little one to get in on the action too!

      Jessica

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  4. Way to go! I am another one that makes the lil monster's work. LOL! I teaches character, responsibilities, and ethics. Hope that you have a great week!

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    1. Hi Stacey,

      LOL! The little one has been good in doing "chores" now. I hope it keeps up when he is older. Thank you for stopping by!

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  5. Ehh not slave driving- just making them earn their keep! Sounds like it was a fun day overall- even if you did have to work on a Saturday!

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    1. It was a fun but exhausting day! I think I am still trying to recover. 6 days of work is no bueno!! Thanks for stopping by!

      Jessica

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  6. My mom gave my brother, sisters and me chores around the house since we were very small. We often helped each other out. I think it builds character, teamwork (when there are siblings), and a sense of responsibility and accomplishment. Great post!

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    1. Hi Vashti,

      I hope it sticks! Crossing fingers! Thanks for stopping by!

      Jessica

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  7. Sophie loves to help me out:)! Thanks for linking up. Alice

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    1. Hi Jessica,

      Thanks a bunch for coming by! it's always a pleasure to link up!

      Jessica

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  8. Way to go involving the boys in the event. It looks like the little one really enjoyed his "big boy" job.

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