Tonight I did something I've never done before - I went to work with Eric for a while. Isabelle, Alex and Olivia have each had their turns. Gracie's is coming soon as she gets a little older. So I thought it was about time I got in on that action too.
Actually, the whole thing was Eric's idea. When we scheduled conferences for the kids at school a few weeks ago, we knew we'd have to get a sitter. And when Eric found out his dad could stay with the kids, he thought it would be fun to extend our time out into a date night of sorts.
So that's exactly what we did! We went to the conferences and then drove to one of Eric's job sites. I followed orders pretty well I think. I don't know if my skills quite line up with Isabelle's yet and I probably won't be receiving an employee of the month award anytime soon, but it was fun. I really enjoyed the shift in perspective as I watched Eric in his element at work.
After we left the first place, we followed his occasional routine of a quick drive-thru dinner eaten in the car parked in the parking lot of his next job. Then we got to work.
I definitely think we'll have to do this again. It might not go down as the most romantic date in history, but I'm not complaining one bit. This was a night full of quality time. I saw a different side of my husband that will help me understand him immensely when he talks about work from now on. Memories and fun were made throughout the mundane. What a finer thing that was!
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