Hello all! This is sort of job-seeking related, so I think this is the best place to ask this question. I'll be starting my fourth year of teaching in the fall, and I got a position at a different school. This school has a big teacher workroom where all of the teacher desks are, because no teacher has an assigned classroom. The headmaster sent an email to the new faculty members advising us that they are moving things around in the work room and will be installing new desks the first week of July. She mentioned that if we wanted to come in and claim a space after they are installed, we are welcome to. I definitely want to go in ASAP and claim a desk. My issue is that I have a son, who will be one on Thursday, and during the summer I am his primary caretaker. I'll be switching daycares in the fall due to working in a different part of town, so right now he isn't even enrolled at any daycare. Would it be entirely inappropriate to ask if I can bring him with me the day I come claim my desk? It won't be an official teacher work day, since we don't go back until late July, and all I would really be doing is putting some supplies away and making my presence known. Once the official orientations start and we have teacher work days, I obviously won't bring him in with me. At my old school, I wouldn't even have given it a second thought. My old school was very family friendly and even allowed teachers to bring their children during the work days before school started (even though I wouldn't have, since I feel like I would get nothing done). Opinions? Should I ask if I can bring him? Should I bring him without asking? Should I stay away from the subject completely? The school knows I have a son, but doesn't know how young he is.