The meeting is laid-back, we meet at Panera, and my kids know the drill. I look at it like a field trip, they get bribed with food, can listen to us talk about our businesses, strategies, marketing, upcoming events - so it's enriching right? And the cookie at the end to reward them for mostly very good behavior - sugar right before bedtime.... so smart.
But all in all, it worked out - only one glass of water spilled, nothing broken, had a very productive meeting and kids finished homework! Soooo, yeah - I'm going with do what you need to do and hooray for children being flexible, mostly!
Feel free to share your parenting juggling stories - successes and fails. I've had many of both!