Little did we know, but the kid we needed to worry about was Isabel, who apparently never got over missing out last year. After a bit of toddler style negotiation, Isabel grabbed her backpack, I parked the car and we decided that Isabel and I would hit the health fair that the USPTO hosts in the atrium in order to keep life in the Cotey household equitable.
Phil and Eloise headed back up to their office where Eloise enjoyed test driving the different chairs and coloring. Little did I know that while I was picking up more bananas Eloise was working on something totally new.
While this year didn't include a personal massage or cake, Eloise could not stop talking about how awesome it was to meet some of Phil's coworkers. She really loves seeing Phil's office mate Marrit and she made sure to remind me that we used to see her a lot more when we lived in the Carlyle neighborhood.
This was the USPTO's 22nd year participating in Take your Daughter to Work Day and I love how inclusive their programming is for even the littlest kids and toddlers. Eloise is pretty sure that Dad has an awesome job and is already lobbying for a full day in 2016. Alas, after Mom and Isabel finished the grocery shop, we swung back by to pick up Eloise. Little did we know that the below picture would make Buzzfeed's Top 31 List for Take your Child to Work Day. So fun!