I was so pleased when one of my clients invited my children to an office party today. (We celebrate the new month and all the birthdays the first Wednesday of the month.) I was even more pleased to see how well the kids behaved.
Jared happily answered questions about what he likes to do, and Mercedes chatted with the women, with complete ease.
Socialized? My kids have great social skills. They behaved appropriately (Mercedes did get bored, but complained quietly to me about it rather than announce it to the room at large), and they helped clean up afterward. They interacted well with the adults present, and generally were a joy to be around.
No, I don't want to take them to work every day - but I was pleased to see that, at least occasionally, they can be trusted to behave well!