Please Take My Children to Work Day is an impressive, albeit unofficial, celebration for parents forced to stay at home to raise their children. Anyone who has cared for small children knows it is real hard work! It is necessary to monitor the kids, provide for their needs, keep everything in order – and all this at the same time! This is extremely exhausting and the babysitting parent needs a breather. Please Take My Children to Work Day will give them the opportunity to take a break from the hard work of endlessly caring for the children.
Jen Singer, a housewife and mother of two sons, ran a popular online mommy blog, MommaSaid.net. It quickly gained popularity – the talented woman talked about raising kids with a fair amount of humor. But for Jen, the constant sitting at home turned out to be a difficult test. And in 2003, Singer took the initiative to create a special day – Please Take My Children to Work Day. The idea was that the second parent or one of the relatives or friends of the family takes the children with them to work 1 day a year so that their nanny and teacher can relax without feeling they are doing this to the detriment of the children.
Parents across the United States welcomed Singer’s idea and supported her when she expressed her wish that the holiday be celebrated annually.
In 2008, Please Take My Children to Work Day was officially recognized in the state of Colorado.
How to take part
You will celebrate this holiday in 2 ways depending on your role:
- Are you a stay-at-home parent in need of support? Devote this day completely to yourself when the children are taken to work. Go to the spa, watch your favorite movie, make an appointment with friends, or go to a restaurant.
- Are you a working parent, relative, or friend? Spend the day with the kids in a way that is interesting for everyone. Connect with your imagination and do not worry!
When is Please Take My Children to Work Day celebrated in 2024?
Please Take My Children to Work Day is observed on June 25 each year.