There was a catch too! He needed to deliver some bulls to a dairy near town. Justin came in to get ready to go and I started getting ready too. I had been at the school and visiting friends earlier in the day. That means I had make-up on and “town” clothes. I drug my jeans out of the laundry basket, through on my hoodie, pulled my hair back and brushed my teeth. Just like that, I was ready to go. See when I go on a date night with my husband I get “un” dolled up. I know what’s in store for me. I think he needs me!
As soon as we get in the pickup his phone starts ringing. And ringing, and ringing. Yesterday he was arranging an Eagle Scout project for a boy who he is helping, talk to an employee, negotiate a contract, talk to his Dad about the farm, order some corn, talk to an employee and coordinate a meeting.
I have learned to prepare myself for that part of the date too! I always bring a good cookbook or magazine along. I have to entertain myself while he is
yapping conducting business.
Before we leave, I always ask if I’m going to have to help. Should I pack yucky shoes? Gloves? Of course not is what he always says. So I pack some yucky shoes and gloves. And off we go. Yesterday Carson’s boots were in the pickup so I borrowed his!
This is about the point Justin realizes he needs some help. I told you he needs me!
Yup, I got a job, which I knew I would get! Yesterday I had to stand in this little hole, and hold the gates, so the bulls wouldn’t get out on their way to the pens. Sometimes I have to direct him while he backs up. Sometimes I have to help load a bull that doesn’t look quite right back into the trailer. No matter what, I get a job. Like I said, he needs me!
He checks each bull over one last time just to make sure they are all healthy and ready to be sold. He checks the gates to make sure they are all securely closed. I change my shoes and we are off.
I have learned to take date night when I can get, when I can get it. If I never went with Justin on a date when I have to hold the gate open, I would never go on a date with him. Honestly, I don’t mind one bit! If we are together that is the important part. Although I could do without his cell phone. Miraculously, it didn’t ring once during dinner! Yeah for me!
So…if your hubby asks you to go on a date to the parts store, or some other manly errand place, just go along! That’s his way of saying he needs you. Not just to hold open the gate, to be his friend. He really does want you to come or he wouldn’t have asked!