Wednesday, June 25, 2008

What A Difference A Day Makes

Yesterday, my husband took the day off of work. This may not seem like a big deal, but it's the first day he has taken off in almost a year. I hadn't been feeling very well, and got no sleep the night before (a friend from high school was visiting and we stayed up late chatting and then got up at 4 to go to the airport). I woke up at 8 to Easton talking in his high chair, and wondering who on earth was feeding my kid breakfast. Then I noticed Steve's wallet and keys still on the nightstand. I go downstairs thinking I'll find him all dressed up and ready to go, assuming he was just going to go to work late...but nope, still in his pjs. Then he informed me he was taking the day off. I was in shock. This is the conversation that followed:

Me: Did you take the day off knowing that I didn't feel well and that I'd be really tired today?
Him: Yes
Me: So, you didn't stay home because you just wanted a break from work, to benefit you, but to help me?
Him: Yes.
Me: Like, you were being thoughtful?
Him: Yes, well, I figured we could both take a nap today.
Me: So really this benefits both of us? I can live with that...you're the best!

I don't want to give the impression that Steve isn't thoughtful on a regular basis, because he is. But this just seemed like a really big deal to me. He doesn't take days off. He took care of us, helped me get a few things done and made dinner. It was seriously a dream come true, and a much needed day for me.

26 comments:

Kara said...

I'm glad you guys had such a nice day. Steve is so nice- can he teach Chris how to be thoughtful? Well, I don't thinik he can, I've tried and it doesn't work. I hope you start feeling better soon! Miss you and so does Na Na! Give Easton hugs from us!

Tara said...

Good job Steve! That is great! Sounds like you should've slept in until 10 or so! :)

Lizzy said...

How lucky! John isn't much for taking time off work either. I'm lucky if he'll come home for an extended lunch (two hours instead of one) if I'm not feeling well. But a whole day? That must have been heaven!

And I saw you're reading the Host. Are you loving it with all your heart? Did you make it through the frist 100 pages ok? Those were tough for me, it dragged a little.

Alifinale said...

Way to go, Steve-O! That does sound like heaven. Maybe I will get lucky and Brian will take a day or two off when I have a baby. Cross your fingers!

Ilene said...

He made dinner?

I think you should feel sick tomorrow too.

Way to go Steve. Major points for that one little phone call. I'm sure you will reap all kinds of benefits...

Landon & Kara said...

Awwww, I always did like Steve, what a nice guy!
How are you liking the host?

Meg said...

I love those days! Loved reading your dialogue!

I hope you got a nice long nap and are NOW ready for some SYTYCD goodness tonight? Holy Flamenco dancer from last week! Don't you think?!

Emily said...

Oh my gosh Liz, I'm having a serious time getting past the first 100 pages. I'm glad I'm not the only one!

Jenni said...

steven I just LOVE YOU! Making my sister so happy and stuff. you're the bombest husband. Im so glad you had a good day Em!!! I need to find me someone like that!!!

The Grahams said...

what a good husband you have! hope you're feeling better!

Chelsea said...

Stamp of approval! You picked a good one.

Brynne, Aaron and Cade said...

wow, sounds like mother's day. Was it mother's day again?? My husband didn't take the day off to give me a break. shoots! But AWESOME for you and soooo RAD of you Steve!!!

Andrea said...

sounds like you've got a great hubby!! I just read your blog and saw the pix with grandma, isn't she just the cutest little granny? my hubby Troy and I along with another couple spent last weekend in Vegas, I thought about ya, but don't have your number or know where ya live. You are right Vegas isn't a beautiful city by any means but made for a great suprise w.end getaway...
-Andrea in St. George

Aunt Deitz said...

What a nice guy! Lani you taught him well! Glad you were able to have a day together other than a weekend. Kudos to both of you, you are both very caring and kind, Easton is a pretty lucky kid.

Love ya all

destiny said...

Yeah for Steve! Sorry you're not feeling well. That stinks, I should know. My hubby did come home early and work from home when I was sick. I guess that was good, but I told him to do it. I think it's pretty rare for the male species to be thoughtful. So when they are it is a big deal!

Mary said...

What a rocking hubby! I hope you got a nap in and yummy for getting the dinner shift off too!

Jon & Michelle said...

What an awesome husband you have! Way to go Steve!

Jill said...

That does sound like a dream come true! A couple of Saturdays ago, I was getting up to Justin around 7 and Darren pushed me back down and got up with the boys. I woke up to bacon and eggs cooking an hour and a half later! Gotta love those thoughtful moments. Glad you're getting them cause you deserve it!

Oregon Southworths said...

How nice! Unexpected days like that are almost always the best. It just seems so much more relaxing when it's an unplanned day off as opposed to the weekend. Glad you had a day together!

Emily said...

Jill...my brother, Darren?

Carl & Tami said...

That is awesome! Men really do want to please us ~ he must feel appreciated!

Miriam said...

That is so nice! I love it when Damon does little thoughtful things like that, they just make me feel special and that I really am appreciated.

Megan and Greg said...

That conversation was hilarious! I don't know. I can just envision the whole thing. Very sweet. I'm glad you got a break. I'm glad he got a day off too. I didn't realize until this post you guys left after he graduated- A YEAR AGO!!! I swear you just moved there 3 months ago. I'm so thrown right now.

Brianne said...

YAY!! What a great day!! Good job Steve...and congrats Emily!!

Paul & Ashley Justensen Family said...

What a fabulous husband! I always liked Steve and I am glad that you got a nice break. I hope he is doing well at work and you are both enjoying Las Vegas!

Jill said...

No, the other Darren I sleep with. Yes! Your brother Darren. He actually has thoughtful moments! You just have to enjoy them when they happen because they are sometimes few and far between. He takes good care of me, even though he likes to sound like a brat in public.