you know you wanna apply for her

anonymous asked:

one of my coworkers excitedly told us he got his gf to apply to our job which makes me wanna scream cuz when hes working here he brags about how great a gf she is and how he's gonna marry her (like good for you! we don't care!). so I tried to gently tell him that management know this is his gf and won't hire her and he's like "uh but they liked her in the interview" yeah but!! they didnt call her back did they! cuz they know!! don't poop where you eat!!AHHHGH

Day In The Park

“Mommmmmy!” My daughter whines as I apply an extra layer of sunscreen to her face. “I wanna shwimmy!”

“I know you do, sweetie. I promise you can go swimming as soon as mommy finishes reapplying your sunscreen.” I say blending in the remaining white patch on her nose. “And… all done.” I give her a quick kiss on the head and set her down, and as usual she runs straight to her daddy. For a toddler, she sure is fast.

“Sweetie, look what daddy got you!” Jae enthusiastically presents her with a pair of periwinkle arm floaties with little dolphins on them. “Do you want daddy to teach you how to swim?” She excitedly nods her head as Jae proceeds to help her with the floaties before they get in the pool. Those two look like they’re having so much funny splashing away, I bet they wouldn’t notice if I took this opportunity to sneak off. I could really use a nap to make up for all the sleep I’ve been missing lately. I know I’m only five weeks along, but the exhaustion has already begun to set in.

I haven’t a clue how long I’ve been asleep for, when I feel a cold, wet sensation on my back. I slowly turn my neck to the left to see my daughter leaning into me, her tiny fingers playing with the strings of my bikini. “Mommy, pwease wake up.” She pleads, resting her head on my shoulder.

“Mommy’s awake, sweetie. What’s wrong? Why aren’t you swimming with daddy?”

“Me and daddy miss you.” She pouts. “Mommmy, come shwimmy.” Awwww, she’s a daddy’s girl, so she rarely ever begs for my attention. Seeing her like this I can’t help laughing. She’s adorable! I take her into my arms and the two of us head over to where Jae is patiently waiting at the edge of the pool. We share a quick kiss before I hand our daughter over to him as I slowly submerge myself in the water.

“Did you enjoy your nap?” Jae inquires as he gently readjusts the floaties to make sure they’re firmly fixed in place.

“When don’t I? How did the swimming lesson go?”

“It was going surprisingly well, that is until she started to miss you and got all teary eyed.” Now I feel really horrible. This is supposed to be a family trip, and I spent the afternoon napping alone.  

“Mommy is very sorry. I promise I’m going to spend the rest of the day with you and daddy.” I say taking her into my arms once more as she clings onto me tightly, burying her face in my chest. She’s grown so much in the past three years, but she’s still so tiny. I need to make the most of these moments while I can.

“Why don’t you show mommy what I taught you?” Jae whispers into her ear as he tickles her sides. She lets out a loud shriek followed by a lot of giggling before detaching herself from me, instructing us to distance ourselves. Jae wraps his arms around me and pulls us backwards until there’s a couple of feet between us and our daughter.

“Watch, mommy!” She starts to kick her legs and move her arms in front of her, splashing water everywhere. Despite her best efforts, she only moves forward an inch or two, but I’m still impressed that she’s managed to learn so much in just a day. I didn’t learn how to swim until I was three times her age. She continues kicking with all her might, her arms outstretched towards us.

After a spectacular show of her newfound swimming skills, we make our way around the park going on every single ride that’s suitable for a toddler, we even spent a whole hour sitting under a miniature waterfall in the kiddy pool. The sun is just starting to set and the only attraction we’ve yet to explore is the lazy river, not that there’s much to explore, you just sit in a giant swim ring and let the current carry you around the track. “Do you want to ride with mommy or daddy?” Jae asks picking through the giant stack of swim rings to get to the yellow one at the very bottom of the pile that our daughter insisted upon.

“Hmmm…” She’s says pretending to be deep in thought as she rubs her chin. Could she get any cuter? “Both!”

“Sweetie, the swim rings are only so big, we can’t all fit in one.” I feel bad saying no to her, but there’s no way we’ll fit, especially not when I’ve already started to put on the pregnancy pounds.

“Don’t worry! I’ll make the three of us fit!” Jae proclaims proudly. Yeah, maybe if there were three of us. I can’t help letting out a giant sigh as Jae lays cross the swim ring and then motions for me to sit on his lap. This can’t be happening.

“Jae, it won’t work. I’ve put on some weight, so unless you want the whole thing to capsize why don’t you two just ride together and I’ll get another swim ring?” He completely ignores me and forces me into his lap. Uhhh, he can be so damn stubborn. After we’re all settled in, we set sail, well not literally seeing as this isn’t a boat.

We got a few strange looks here and there when the other park patrons spotted our overcrowded flotation device, but I’ve stopped caring. I’m way too happy spending time with my family to even notice their stares.

We’ve been here for nearly ten hours, and with the moon about to its appearance, we decide it’s time we finally pack up. We have a long drive ahead of us, and despite the fact that we ate breakfast and plenty of snacks throughout the day, we’re all starving, so we stop at a small restaurant twenty minutes or so from the waterpark.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything funnier in my life. My daughter just impaled her entire steak with a fork and then proceeded to try and shove the whole thing it in her mouth. Both Jae and I offered to cut up her meal for her, but she’s at that age where she’s confident in her table manners. Hahaha! That steak is practically the size of her head and she has sauce all over her face and outfit, but she just continues eating like it’s perfectly normal. I get my phone out as quickly as possible and take a video of her. I just know the grandparents are going to love this one. I always thought that Jae ate a lot, but she’ll probably overtake him in a few years. I’m literally pregnant and I still can’t eat anywhere near as much as these two.

After stuffing ourselves to our limits, we get in the car and make the journey back home. It took us roughly three hours of driving before we pull into our parking lot, so it’s no surprise that our daughter is fast asleep in her car seat. Jae carries her sleeping figure inside, while I carry the beach bag and towels. The lighting in our entryway is a little harsh, so despite our best efforts to shield her from the bright light, her eyes flutter open. “Shhhhh, it’s okay sweetie daddy’s going to tuck you into bed, just go back to sleep.”

“Daddy, can I pwease sleep will you and mommy?” She asks yawning.

“Anything for you.” He replies given her a kiss of the cheek as we trade off. Jae deposits the wet towels and swimsuits into the hamper before completing his nightly routine, giving our daughter and I some privacy as we get ready for bed. Soon enough the all three, well four, of us, exhausted from a long day, stumble into bed. Our daughter lays down in between Jae and I, her head resting in the crook of my neck as Jae hugs her into his chest from behind. In a matter of mere seconds, her eyelids become too heavy for her to keep open any longer and she drifts back to sleep. “She looks like a little angle.”

“She really does.” I say tucking a few stray strands of hair behind her ear. I’ve been contemplating how to tell Jae the big news since I first found out two days ago. I wanted to do something really elaborate, but I think telling him now would be equally nice. “How would you feel about having another little angle?”

“I’d like that, but we’ll have to work on it some other time.” He gestures to our daughter who’s sleeping peacefully.

“We don’t have to work on it. I’m already pregnant.” He has a look of pure shock on his face and his head instantly shoots up.

“Really?” I only nod in response. “When did you find out? How far along are you? When’s your next doctor’s appointment? When do you want to start preparing the nurser-” He whispers rambling on and on, question after question before I gently cut him off.

“I only recently found out. I’ll tell you all about it tomorrow morning, but for now we should get some sleep. You wouldn’t want to wake her up, would you?”

“I guess you’re right. Good night.” He leans over, careful not to wake our daughter up, and gives us both a kiss on the forehead. We then settle back down in bed, snuggling into the soft comforter as we fall asleep.

“To be honest, I never really thought I’d become a gym trainer. When you join a group like Team Magma, the spectrum of what you can achieve becomes laughably limited. You wanna know why? When your list of skills stops at ‘being subservient’, there aren’t a lot of jobs out there for you.

“I was keen on not revealing my past with Team Magma when I applied for the gym, but when Flannery asked me about my previous work experience in the interview, I was caught off-guard and spilled everything out. I even told her which specific division of the team I belonged to: the infiltration unit under Tabitha. After I laid out pretty much my entire life story, I already knew I wouldn’t get in. By then I was half-tempted to just call it quits and step out of the room. But Flannery told me something I’ll never forget: She said she was proud of me for making an effort to move forward.

“You can guess what happened next, but what she told me has always been what’s kept me going ever since I started being a gym trainer. She may be young, but she’s caring and open-minded, and that’s more than I can ask for in a leader.”