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Entries in take child to work (1)

Thursday
Apr282011

Take your child to work day means watching a foal take its first steps

Call it fate, coincidence, or God's will but somehow this year's take-your-child-to-work-day just happens to be the same day that The Mister's horse gave birth!

He has a little race horse called Seeking Options who has been settled in Delaware for her maternity.

The past few days she's been "ready to go" but you just never know when. All you know, according to the horse folk, is that it happens late at night into early morning. It never happens during the day.

Seeking Options pregnant and ready for birth

So knowing the girls could take today off for take-your-child-to-work-day, The Mister packed them up last night and headed to the farm to sit and wait.

Amazingly she went into labor at around 11:30 pm and 15 minutes later had a brand new baby foal.

 baby foal just a few minutes old

baby foal and mother nuzzling 

And the girls watched the whole thing!

El is still sleeping (they decided to come home and arrived around 3:30 am) but according to Em it was "cool and gross!".

Wait! El just got up and she said, "it was really yucky when it came out but isn't the foal soooo cuuuute?".

I'd say they put in a good day at work, and learned that some things are worth laboring for.

They need a day just to process what they saw, and ask a gajillion questions about it.

Good thing The Mister is here cause I'm heading off to a day of meetings!

UPDATE: Here's the full video!

Janine