Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Take Your Kids to Work Day...I heart my kid...

I asked my daughter who is soon going to be 14 to write a blog post for her "work" today...since she was spending the day with me...I gave her no guide lines and discussed nothing with her...When I made it to the bottom of the post I nearly fell off my chair...Anyone who was at Blissdom Canada this week may just do the same. I have no clue how my Fabulous daughter knows so much about what I am attempting to do. We really don't chat about it..I grilled her after reading this, asking her if she googled me or copied some key words from another post..."Nope" she said..."It's just what your doing..."

Dear Blissdom Canada..I think I may have found you a new speaker for next year...Like me she works for shoes...

I love my Daughter..xx/oo


November 3, 2010 - Take Our Kids to Work Day


Today NINERS all across the province will get the opportunity to go to work with their parents. To some this may be fun and inspiring if your dad is a video game designer, to others this may be MAD boring if your mom is a lawyer. Whether you want to be a doctor or a ho-bo like me, this day will let you experience the workplace in one way or another. I am a niner and today I am writing a post for my mom’s blog. Many of my friends would rather stick a fork in their eye than write a 500 word post, but

I enjoy writing….sometimes. Writing something like this is way funner than school because it’s not getting marked or added to mid-terms. For example if I used t

he word FUNNER in an essay, 5% would probably be knocked off my mark, just like that. But hey, there’s high school for you. (OMG I started a sentence with the word BUT!!!!) Speaking of high school, I live about 9 km from my high school, and I can HEAR the sighs of relief from the grade 10’s. 11’s and 12’s. A WHOLE DAY OF SCHOOL WITHOUT NINERS! No klutzy little 13 year olds walking on the WRONG side of the hall, or blocking the staircase. No annoying little brats, taking up seats on the city bus, talking about how much they ADORE high school and uniforms. But I gotta stick with my fellow niners and say that I would rather spend the day at work with the Cocktail Deeva then go to school for an extra 6 hours. Plus writing a 500 word blog is a lot more fun than what other kids are doing right now. Filing paperwork or talking to people on the phone all day does not sound like a lot of fun. My mom a.k.a Author Dee Brun a.k.a The Cocktail Deeva has the most interesting job I know. Most authors work on page after page on

their next book; after a while I would get sick of looking at a million words being typed across a screen. The Cocktail Deeva is no ordinary author; while still riding the wave of her first book, she has created a brand and used it to create a whole world all behind one book. She has made a statement on the world of social networking and writing numerous blogs about her, her beliefs, her book and her love for shoes. Her book was her way of introducing what she’s all about, now she’s built on the idea creating the fun filled “Cocktail Deeva”. So when people say “Hey isn’t your mom an author?” My response is “Yes. You could say that…” This is why on the only “TAKE OUR KIDS TO WORK DAY” I will ever experience, I chose to stay home with my mom and write a post for one of her blogs. Now my work is done for the day…


T.B





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24 comments:

Sonya Kinkade said...

Great Post darlin! you are a natural just like your Mama

Kathy Buckworth said...

The olive doesn't fall far from the martini glass. Nicely done, Dee Jr.

TJZMommy said...

Dee and Dee Jr...what an amazing relationship you must have...thanks for letting us see what a great mom the Deeva is (we already know she can mix a mean cocktail)!
Keep writing, you have a gift and you don't use nearly the same number of swear words as your mom!

Maureen @ Modecor said...

She's only 13-14....the leaf does not fall far from the tree.
Congratulations to both of you.....on jobs well done.

Jen Maier said...

I only hope when my "twoer" daughter grows up to be a "niner" she'll be as articulate, insightful and endearing as yours. I can see why you're proud.

Heide said...

Are you kidding me? This is beyond fantastic. Way to go, Niner!

Esther Bartkiw said...

Love, Love, Love your post. One of you is a wine full bodied and the other newly emerging from the new worlds. Bravo to both of you.

Love, Esther

JackiYo said...

Love LOVE LOVE!! How proud are you?! And the fact that you are showing her this by doing what you love speaks volumes. You have an amazing daughter. High five - and cheers.

And to T. Keep doing what you're doing and keep being you.

mapsgirl said...

That was great! Could I get you to guest post on my blog. Or better yet, the next time I have to stand up in front of 500 grade 9 kids and talk about my job, I'm consulting you first.

It's so awesome that you get to spend the day together.

Mary said...

And to think I was just about to give her extra credit for using the word "funner" because it is so much funner!

Redneck Mommy said...

I offered my daughter the chance to stay home with me and learn to blog and discover how fabulous her mother is online, but sadly she thought working at the Catholic schoolboard for the day would be more fun.

Clearly Dee Jr is a much smarter and cool child than my Fric.

Well done!

amotherworld said...

Well done! Dee Jr., in case you didn't know, you have the coolest mom!

Sugarcafe said...

Awesome post! You are both very lucky to have eachother!

Keep writing and never give up - you're a natural!

Admin said...

Looks like the Cocktail Deeva gave birth to her competition. Well done. Cheers to you both.

DIA

CocktailDeeva said...

THANK YOU all for your kind words...My Daughter thinks it's all pretty cool...I am more worried about job security...

I figured the writing of a post was better than the mixing of a drink ...

Cheers

Lindsay said...

I already know your mom and how amazing she is, based on your post I know that you too are fabulous just like your mom!

ChrisEhYoung said...

What a great way to spend the day. Teaching kids that they can do what they love and love what they do is a lost art. Kudos to you Dee for being a good role model and kudos to your daughter for knowing to pay attention.

We didn't meet at Blissdom but someday we will meet. I've read so many great Cocktail Deeva testimonials but this one is the best yet.

Cherie-Lynn said...

What a great post. I'm so glad both of you are in my life. One of the nicest parts about this post is that you can hear the pride shine through. Also as a side note T if any of those tens, elevens or twelves mess you you I'll come back and personally kick their ass myself! Keep up the great work.

Heather said...

Blown away! Apparently talent is hereditary. Well done.

Mara Shapiro (@chickymara) said...

What a great sense of humour. And an excellent writer. Are you sure she wasn't hiding under the table during the humour round tables? Go 9ers!

Jen said...

How fabulous is this?

T, I had the absolute pleasure of meeting your mom this past week and it was an event worth waiting for. Totally impressed that she has such a fantastic kid following in her shoes...fabulous shoes as they will likely be.

You did a great job on your post. Keep writing. You've already seen it can be way more fun than they teach you in school. ; )

Cheers to the next generation of fabulous Brun women!

Cdnmortgage said...

Great post T.
Dee, I see she has inherited your sense of humour and writing skills, you must be so proud.

Tricia Mumby said...

That is just wonderful! I hope my kid thinks I'm cool when she's a teenager.. that's quite an accomplishemnt!!

Lara said...

When I'm writing posts now, and start a sentence with "but" or "so" or "and" I now think of this post and smile :)