Tuesday, January 31, 2012

date nights.

my mom insisted that she come over a few nights this week and watch the kiddos so that my babies and i can go on dates. one on one.

best mom ever.

(by the way, my accountant husband is working 12 hour days for tax season. in case you thought he was a scum bag.)

i love dating my children. for some weird reason it always surprises me how wonderfully we get along. family is the place to find best friends.

can i just say that i adore spending time with my oldest child? i really, really do. he and i have so many similar interests and we think, talk and act alike. he's easy going so we can just walk out the door with no plans and let the opportunities for fun fall on us.

he feels most loved when he spends time with someone, face to face, talking. me too. he likes to hear how spectacular he is, and i like to tell him.

sometimes he gets sad. he can't come up with a cause for his pain but he hurts inside. sometimes he cries. i love being the person who understands his sad feelings. i love that he can sit with me and cry and cry, and that i know he'll be okay soon so i can just hold him and wait.

he didn't cry on our date but later he did. maybe because the escape was so lovely and real life is so hard for him right now.

while we were out he told me it was really nice not to have to worry about his brothers getting into trouble. i didn't know he worried so much about that.

he talked about angry birds a lot. he told me that he wants a real, working watch for his birthday. he wondered aloud why girls get to wear sparkly stuff and boys don't (glitter is just so awesome).

when we walked through a clothing store in the mall he pointed at almost every woman mannequin and said things like, "mom, that necklace would be nice. do you want it?" or "that would look really cute on you." i say this all the time, but someday he's going to make a lucky lady very, very happy.

oh, he even went into bath and body works and smelled all the lotions with me. and i raced around a parking garage with him. he really is a phenomenal friend.

i am endlessly thankful that my mom offered to help so that we could go out.

is there anything greater than a date?

how about three in one week?!

tomorrow is iggy's turn and he's already got it all planned out. i can't wait so see where he takes me!


RoxanasiEliza said...

Oau, I like your date! You are my morning sweet and lovely coffe! I am waiting to see Iggy`s date! Love!

Anonymous said...

That is sooooo awesome! LOVE this idea:) Thanks for sharing.

joolee said...

So fun! I adore having one-on-one time with the kids. Sparky is such a thoughtful boy. (and my son says the same things - "that would look cute on you mommy!" he came into the dressing room once with me (well, he has many times) and cried because i didn't buy the shirt he liked on me...he is so sweet.)

Trapper and Suzy said...

Fun! I can't wait to get started on my own dates with my two little boys. And I don't think you have to worry about us thinking Duke is a scumbag. haha We all can seen how much he loves and adores you. You're really a lucky woman. : )

...Mrs. Baker, Tschuss! said...

You're Sparky is so sweet, I'd offer my Poppy as a potential date for him in 18 years, but she's already been claimed by my best friend Caiti ;). You would like her blog, like you --she's a great mom with a nice camera and plenty of photo classes under her belt. Here's the link:


Laura said...

you know, i think he's my favorite. i can say that since they're not my children, right?