5 Things to Do with Kids at the Office

Super Secret Spy Missions

snow-conesBy now, you are probably familiar with the knick knacks your colleagues have stuffed around the office and on the walls and in cubicles—like Antonin Scalia bobbleheads, engraved gavels, pictures with Walter Mondale, Zen rakes and sand gardens and the like. Make a list of the best tchotchkes and assign the kids to go out and liberate them—without, of course, getting caught. Keep a pile in your office and award points at the end to those who have the most things or have liberated the most difficult items. Award extra points for Precious Moments figurines and Swingline (not Bosch) staplers. If a partner or superior gets all huffy, just say it’s cold outside and schools are closed, what the hell do they expect?

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Gregory Luce is the editor of Bitter Lawyer. He creates stuff and writes various columns, including Legal Crap My Kids Ask Me, Ask a Futurist, and Postcards from Lawyers.

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