About seven years ago when Eric lost his job, we heard a bit of advice that I've never forgotten even though I don't remember who said it or where it came from. The advice was that you should never have all your household income coming from one place. After he found a job, we applied it. Eric took up refereeing lacrosse games on the weekends, I started working part-time for the newspaper, and we got a fourplex that boosted monthly income. Although I'm not doing the newspaper gig any longer, we still have the other "sources" in place.
Two weekends ago, as Eric was readying to leave for a lacrosse game, Portia said something to him about dressing up. I didn't get what she was saying and neither did he until two minutes later, Portia came running in to the family room in her "dress-up" (an old dance recital leotard from my childhood that both my girls have loved playing in). I'm a little embarrassed about it--what with the black lace and silver sequins.
But here it is: Eric and Portia in their matching dress-ups.