From our first outing in 2015 through installments in 2016 and 2017, Google’s annual Take Your Kids To Work Day has provided unique adventures each time. This year both guys joined me and enjoyed a parrot show, performed some ostensibly scientific explorations with slime, tried their hand at drawing Google Doodles, grabbed stickers & Android figurines at the company store, and wrapped up with hot dogs at The Sports Page. Here’s a quick peek at our day:
Chaos Reigns @ The Googleplex
Much like we did in 2015 and then again last year (pics), the boys & I dropped in on Google’s annual Take Your Kids To Work Day. After engaging in some sugar-fueled Greco-Roman beatdowns, the boys checked out an animal exhibit (how ’bout that anteater!), Finn got himself a new hoodie, and Hen scored a giant plush Android. 🙂 Check out a bit of the proceedings:
Bonus throwback: Finn doing his best Dad-O impression at the whiteboard during our 2015 visit:
Take Your Hen To Work Day
A couple of weeks ago, Hen accompanied me to Google for this year’s Take Your Kid To Work Day. Finn had planned to join us, but as he’d been sick the preceding two days, he felt strongly that he should attend school. “My team is counting on me, and if I’m not there, another kid is going to screw up our poster!” he said.
Thus Hen & I rolled on our own—literally, thanks to his bright idea of bringing his dirt bike to ride around campus. Who knew we had our own pair of little dirt tracks to race around? We connected with the boys’ pal Zack & his mom, fellow Googler DeAnna, for a round of cookie-making & biking, followed by Henry performing some “dogfooding” down at the Imaginarium (Google’s lab for building kids’ apps). Getting drenched by a sudden downpour en route only added to the fun.
Check out a little gallery of the day. [And previously: Last year Finn became an honorary Junior Product Manager.]
Finn Nack, Junior Product Manager
The boys & I recently had a ball attending Google’s Take Your Child To Work Day. I’ll hopefully have more photos to share soon, but in the meantime here’s a peek at Finn holding forth with some friends who were seeking his & Henry’s input on a new app for kids. I left a meeting expecting to find them quietly buried in Legos in the kids’ lab, but instead they were recording presentations in front of a whiteboard. Are they my boys or what? 🙂