I give it just another week. One more week and as I turn and kiss the kids goodbye, they will not return the wish, they will ask to come with. They will ask why I have to go to work. They will want to know why we can’t play.
It will break my heart. Despite using half of my allotted vacation time for a road trip in August, despite my wife having half-day Fridays each week to take the kids on adventures, despite weekend camping trips and evening excursions. Despite all that, it will break my heart.
Perhaps I need my 7-year-old to write a letter to my boss, and I need a boss like Daniel Shiplacoff at Google.
A Google employee’s daughter, Katie, wanted to spend time with her dad on his birthday, so she wrote a letter to his boss, and now it’s going viral:
Dear Google Worker,
Can you please make sure when daddy goes to work, he gets one day off. Like he can get a day off on Wednesday. Because daddy only gets a day off on Saturday.
P.S. It is Daddy’s BIRTHDAY
P.P.S. It is summer, you know
And in perfect Google awesomeness, the request was granted.
Thank you for your thoughtful note and request.
Your father has been hard at work designing many beautiful and delightful things for Google and millions of people across the globe.
On the occasion of his Birthday, and recognizing the importance of taking some Wednesdays off during the summer, we are giving him the whole first week of July as vacation time.
The cynic in me is waiting for this cute viral story to burst into an internet hoax, because internet. (Google has confirmed it as genuine, btw).
The parent in me wants to sit down at the table over breakfast tomorrow and dictate a letter for my kids to write so we can go to the pool, beach, playground, mountains, amusement park, library, ice cream shop because summer.
via The Blaze