My wonderful in-laws offered to keep Eli since we would be joining them on Wednesday for the holidays, so Eric met them half way. I hated shipping off my sickie, but he was thrilled to miss school and had the best doctors around.
We have a little tradition that the kids come to work with me on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. The office is super slow and it's a win-win for me because I make them stuff envelopes for Christmas cards. And I pay them with Little Caesar's pizza, so it's cheap labor.
Since Eli was sick, this was Ellie's first year getting to help me all by herself! She's my easy-going kid and you never really know she's here. She stuffed envelopes, practiced reading, begged for a Sprite and convinced Eric to take us out for lunch. In the spirit of our day, we also listened to Dolly Parton's song Nine to Five. Dolly is a little over the top, so I think Ellie can identify with her a bit. Ha!
The highlight for her was getting to have "working girl" coffee. A few weekends ago I found a smaller version of the Chip mug that I have at home. It was only $5 and she was sooo proud to bring it to work. I made her some decaf coffee and we had Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Creamer left over in the fridge. I loaded her up and topped it off with whipped cream and sprinkles. Bless her, she's still talking about her "pumpkin spice latte."
As a little kickoff to the holidays, my office closed a early, so she and I headed home to pack and get ready for the weekend. I enjoyed our time, but I was more than ready to see my boy!