…I wonder what I can do to make sure that Izzy and I remain close. There are more and more nights where he and I sit in the same room, but at the same time we’re not in the same room. I hide behind my computer and he hides behind his or I hide behind a book and he watches television. Or I watch Nate while he’s out doing something or vice versa. And I try to talk to him and we both try to do things together on the weekends when Nate, he and I are off from work and can just be together.
The truth of the matter is that we both work full time and then some. There are times that I have brought work home or have gone in on the weekends. And there have been times when he’s gotten a call in the middle of the night because the servers were down and he’s had to fix them or he’s had to make sure that things rebooted at the right time, or whatever it is that he does (he’s explained to me so many times since he started this job, but I have no idea still!). And it’s really hard to find things to do together. I’m trying to come up with ideas – aside from dinners together, field trips and vacations – to do together that would keep us as close as we have been in other years.