Now on our 3rd week of Rookie Mom Challenges (we’re kinda on a roll), Blake and I decided to skip around on the list a little bit and complete the challenge: Visiting Your Spouse at Work. It just so happened to be my husband’s 30th birthday last week so what better time to visit him at work and take him out to lunch!
Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho – It’s off to work we go…
Mike’s office is a good 30 minute drive from our house, so this was one of the longest car rides Blake has experienced to date (besides her first ride home from the hospital when Daddy was driving 5 MPH on I-5). Blake normally has a love-hate relationship with her car seat. She HATES it at first (she waves her little fists and thinks, “how dare this contraption lock me into this position!”) and then after about 5 minutes she either becomes so disgruntled or so comfortable (I can’t really tell which yet) that she falls fast asleep. I also realized that her Wubbanub (the best and only pacifier she will take - and it looks adorable in her mouth) has also helped to make car rides a lot more enjoyable for the both of us – this trip was no exception!
When we reached Daddy’s office, we were about to go inside when Blake decided that she hated her car seat again and began to fuss (waving her little fists in protest again). Me, not wanting to bring a screaming baby into a corporate office building filled with important clients, decided to just pick Mike up in the front of his building and head to lunch. The look on Blake’s face when she saw her Dad was so cute! She looked shocked at first (it’s not even 6PM yet - what are you doing here?) then showed a big smile. She’s a Daddy’s girl for sure!
SDPD at it’s Finest
We had lunch at a place called Croutons in La Jolla. They have the best salads, mostly due to their…wait for it…croutons! (Bet you didn’t see that coming did you?) When we first arrived, there were no seats available. As we stood in line to order our lunches a police officer came up to me, “Excuse me Miss?” I was a little scared at first – did I park illegally? Was Blake not installed correctly in her car seat? Did I look so disheveled that he thought I had been drinking? To my great surprise the nice police officer offered us his table which made me really appreciate our SDPD – a class act for sure! After we were situated at the table, the buzz of the busy restaurant put Blake right to sleep so Mike and I could enjoy our lunches, including this delicious Buffalo Chicken Salad:
Awkward Family Photo Opp
After lunch we dropped Mike off at work, but not before taking an awkward family “selfie” in the reflection of his office building window. I can only imagine the poor chap on the other side of that window wondering, what on EARTH is going on right now? Don’t worry sir (or madame) it’s just a Rookie Mom completing her Rookie Mom challenge in corporate America. Cheese!