Sian got a pupil free day this week. With Byron and myself both working it was an awkward one. Would we leave her home alone? Could Byron work from home? Would I take an unpaid day off from the hospital? None of these were going to work for us so I did the only thing I could think of, I smuggled her into work, sat her in a corner with her ipod, some snacks and the remote to the little tv.
Luckily I work in a lovely hospital where the staff really look out for each other. Sian had plenty of people say hello and drop her out some chocolates from the nurses desk. She even got put to work when a patient was discharged home. When the empty room was cleaned down I brought her in to make up the bed with me! It was fun teaching her envelope corners and she was fascinated by the different layers of mattress protectors, sheets, blankets and bed spreads. She is so used to having a duvet in her room that requires no bed making skills. She is a quick learner and it was fun to spend some time together out of our normal environment.
The best part was having company on my morning tea break. We found ourselves alone in the staff room giggling like a couple of girls as we took self portraits on the mobile.
I wonder if her little taste of nursing will put her off for life or sow a seed for the future...