Friday, September 18, 2009

Mom & Bug's Date

All I can say is that it's really easy to please a 5 year old if you give them attention. So easy.

Bugs requested a special night with mom where she could stay up as late as me and we could just be together. I mean, who else in the whole wide world wants to be with you THAT much. Hand me a hankie. I just luv that girl.

I took it a step further and included chocolate brownie sundaes, games and a midnight walk. The thing she doesn't know is that I don't necessarily go to bed at 9pm but what she doesn't know won't kill her. After all, it was a school night.

We did this last night and had to opt for a school night because my little sister and her 3 year old daughter are coming to visit for the weekend and Bugs and I had originally scheduled "Our Night" for Saturday.

I thought the midnight walk would be awesome because she doesn't know what the world looks like when it's dark due to her early kid friendly bedtime. Not to say she's never been out in the dark but it's rare. She was mesmerized by the stars, the street lights and our shadows that she said looked like ghosts. It was really only about 8:30 but she thought it was magic. See, free entertainment: a walk around the block at 8:30 pm. I'm a genius.

And that sundae - my first sugar since August 1. I didn't finish it.

3 backward glances:

Christy said...

So fun. You're a good Mom. ;) You are an inspiration with the sugar thing. I recently had some blood work done to test for allergies. My body has issues with all dairy, sugar, yeast, gluten, and wheat. FUN, FUN, FUN! SO, for the next 6 months or so...major diet changes happening in my life. But when I see someone like you quit sugar for the health benefits then it gives me hope that I can do it too.

Tiffany said...

I L*O.V*E that!!! What a cute idea...and go you on the sugar thing...I am way impressed :)

Rachel said...

I need to do the date night with the boys. Brodie would really love the one on one time. I see the middle child getting the short end already. What fun for Nat to explore the night with you. You really are a GREAT MOM!