These Kids Mean Business! Funny Photos of Kids at "Work"

When I was a little girl, I loved to play “office.” I set up a desk in my pink and purple bedroom with the white eyelet curtains and made important business transactions.

Deals were recorded in my Holly Hobbie notepad.

Valuable accounts were acquired with Monopoly money.

My Fisher-Price telephone rang off the hook … until it was time for my afternoon snack.

I was a little Donald Trump in the making. Except for the combover. (I was more a side ponytail kind of gal.)

These kids loving playing business too — or at least dressing like it! So in honor of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, we’ve rounded up some of the hardest working tots on this side of Wall Street. Who knows? You might just spot the next Oprah Winfrey or Bill Gates. (I’ll bet they played office when they were kids, too.)

  • Let’s Make a Deal 1 of 9
    Let's Make a Deal
    He's confident and ready to have you sign on the bottom line. And personally, I've always been a sucker for a double-breasted suit.
    Photo Credit:  Happy Clean Living
  • Elmo’s on Line Two 2 of 9
    Elmo's on Line Two
    Her work is essential to the entire team — even if she's still in training pants.
    Photo Credit: The Writer Revived
  • Photographer’s Assistant 3 of 9
    Photographer's Assistant
    When your mom's a photographer, you're bound to pick up a thing or two. I wonder if she charges a sitting fee?
    Photo Credit: Sellabit Mum
  • Don’t Let that Sweet Smile Fool You … 4 of 9
    Don't Let that Sweet Smile Fool You ...
    ... This little gal plays hardball in the boardroom. She looks ready for a day in the office with daddy!
    Photo Credit: The Writer Revived
  • He’s Got Doogie Howser Beat 5 of 9
    He's Got Doogie Howser Beat
    I'd let him read my EKG any day!
    Photo Credit: Used with permission from the family
  • Bow-tied Tycoon 6 of 9
    Bow-tied Tycoon
    I dare you not to pinch his cheeks.
    Photo Credit: Two More Seconds
  • Let’s Do This Thing, Mom! 7 of 9
    Let's Do This Thing, Mom!
    He's an asset at his mom's office and he keeps the water cooler set in stitches with his knock-knock jokes.
    Photo Credit: Two More Seconds
  • Junior Fire Chief 8 of 9
    Junior Fire Chief
    This little dude's ready for a day at the firehouse with daddy.
    Photo Credit: Danielle Elwood
  • Little Legislator 9 of 9
    Little Legislator
    What did your toddler do today? Because this one helped run Europe. Eighteen-month-old Victoria visits her mother, Licia Ronzulli, at the European Parliament.
    Photo Credit: ABC News

Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

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