Age 12: Will you be my girlfriend?
Age 15: Will you go with me/wear my class ring?
Age 20: I love you.
Age 30: I love you/Honey, I did the dishes/did the laundry/I’ll take the kids to the movies while you get together with friends.
Age 40: I picked up 10 lbs of meat and saved you a trip to the store.
Age 50: I’ll fix dinner for you/Let’s go out to eat
Age 60: I picked up your prescription/filled your pill tray/I’ll take the grandkids to the movies while you nap.
Age 70: Honey, bought you a new wheelchair/walker/knee brace. You’re health is my 1st priority.
What’s your take on keeping the romance alive, or even how a simple ‘I love you’ has evolved over the years?
I’ve arrived back in Lafayette! I’m not eligible for FMLA, since I’ve only been on the job for 9 months. BUT….my boss can keep me off the schedule for 8 weeks, which might be good, since my sister can return for a week or two after the new year, which means I could go home and work for another week, then start the cycle again until my 1 year is up. Anyway, going to be here for at least the next 2 months.