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Seven-year-old gets one day job promotion

Seven-year-old gets one day job promotion

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Posted By: Kelsey Murphy

kmurphy@klkntv.com

"Welcome to the museum my name is Syllas Parker, I am your Director," Syllas Parker, Executive Director for the day, said.

Who better to run a children's museum than a child.

"I get to be the boss of everyone," Parker, said.

Seven year old Syllas Parker became the Lincoln Children's Museum's Executive Director for the day.

"I can check that off the list," Parker, said.

Just like any other job hire, Syllas applied and was chosen for the position. She stood out among other young applicants because of her selfless ideas.

Syllas asked that children who have lost family members play at the museum for free for one day.

She knows their pain because she is one of them.

Syllas father died earlier this year.

She remembers how much fun it was to play with him, and wants other kids to still find an escape in play and imagination.

"We played football and soccer," Parker, said.

The Mourning Hope organization surprised her at work, granting her request.

"It’s just a time for kids to be kids because grief is hard work," Carly Runestad, Mourning Hope, said.

In addition to her big idea, Syllas had a list of other jobs.

She had to check each play station to make sure it was ready.

"This one is broken," Parker, said.

Give her stamp of approval on social media posts.

"I have a very important job for you," Parker, said.

She then sent her guests away with a big smile and excited thank you.

"Thank you for coming," Parker, said.

The day dedicated to children who have lost loved ones is scheduled for December 10th.

Mourning Hope asks that you register before the event.

http://www.mourninghope.org/

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