Everyone knows about "Take Your Child to Work Day", but it's summer now and the lady who runs the convenience store near here is bringing her kids to work every day. My first thought was that the poor kids must be bored out of their minds, but my second thought was that they're learning what it takes to run a business, and the experience will serve them incredibly well in the long run. She has them operating the cash register and stocking shelves, and I'm sure that they're involved in all the behind-the-scenes work as well.
While their friends are wasting their summer away, these kids are learning some useful skills and bonding with their family. I hope they have a bit of time to relax, as well, but I think it's their unemployed friends who are missing out. I hope I can involve my kids in my work, when I've got 'em.