One thing that Caroline wanted to do while on winter vacation from school was visit Jeff at work. She rarely gets a chance to stop by his office now that she in school all day. It was snowing and I didn’t exactly feel like being out and about (even the traditional trip to get a treat for the kids and coffee for Jeff wasn’t motivating me), but I bundled the kids up and brought them over for a short visit. Of course, it was worth the hassle. There’s just something fun about being able to visit your parents at work and I can still remember some of the visits to my dad when he was at work.
Caroline was more than excited to visit Jeff, but part of me wonders if she sees visiting his office like going to an art gallery. Jeff has a lot of drawings and paintings in his office and she likes to look at it all (80% hers, 20% Liam’s). She likes tell him that she remembers making a certain picture for him and asks him why he still has it up. He tells her it’s because she is the best artist he knows and her big smile gets just a bit bigger. Just take a look at those smiling mugs below to and you’ll know what I’m talking about. Yep, definitely worth a drive in the snow on a lazy afternoon to see those smiles!
Caroline & her dad. She’s holding his business card and very proud that he has displayed her artwork.
For the record, Liam is working hard to increase his artwork stats. Yesterday he painted twelve pictures and designated that eight of them were for Jeff’s office! Guess he noticed he was under-represented on the desk!