Chris was none to happy with the snow happening. Funny, how he'd stayed home that first snow day with Chloe because it was just horrible out there. Winds blowing. Snow in the air. Visibility close to zero.
Really, it was so nice and toasty inside. Now a care in the world. It was just he and Chloe.
Max had to go in early and stay late, as it was. Chris felt so far from the frightful weather. He just wished he could stay in with Chloe, who was very happy they'd stayed home. He read her all her favorite stories. They experimented with jello painting. Really, he was impressed with her artistic skills, and he was surprised how her babble was actually turning into real talk. He loved listening to her call him Daddy so much.
It was a far cry from being in the cold, with a wet nose and smelling of gasoline most days. He wouldn't want to miss these little moments with Chloe. He felt happy and sad all it once. In spite of the chicken roasting in the crock pot.
"I wish I could do something else with my life," He said to Max late in the evening after Chloe went to bed.
"What are you talking about?" Max smiled and put his arm around Chris. "I thought you had everything you wanted. You have your own business, a family, a house."
"Yeah, I know, but you know, its not that much fun, putting myself out there, like that. Got to be an easier way." He had decided.
"Oh, really? Like what? What would you be rather doing." Max was a bit startled.
"Staying home." He grinned.
Max almost laughed.
"Give you a day off and you take a week holiday," Max said as they sat together, contemplating this on the couch. "True, you need more vacations, but I have a feeling you'd miss the shop. You would. You love engines. You enjoy seeing things work. Its a part of you. "
"I guess, but not right now. Not really. I really wouldn't miss it." Chris told him.
"Well, you take another day off tomorrow. Don't think the weather will be any better." Max sighed.
"You should take off tomorrow." Chris smiled.
"Maybe I will," Max said. "At this rate, neither one of us might not want to work if these snow days keep showing up."