Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Date with My Daughter

I'm re-posting this from 2.5 years ago. That little 4 year old girl is now 7 years old and I'm so, so thankful for the precious dates we had when she was 4! We still go on dates now, too.  A recent one:

 (No, it's not coffee, more like a chocolate shake.)

 My husband and I make it a point to trade-off and get special one-on-one outings with each of our kids.   With 4 kids now, it's hard but so, so worth it!

Originally posted April 27, 2010:

My 4 year old daughter and I go on a date every Tuesday. What do our mother-daughter dates look like? Well, that picture was today.

2 cupcakes, 1 glass of milk with 2 straws, 2 hours alone with just my girl

It redefines priceless!

There is this magical, blessed bit of time every Tuesday because she gets out of preschool at noon, her big brother is at elementary school until 3pm and her little brother is at Mother's Day Out the same place she has preschool until 2pm. So from noon to 2pm it is just us girls! I have the option of letting her stay at school until 2pm for "stay & play", most of the kids stay, but she doesn't. Because she's mine, all mine during that time!

Granted Tuesdays are tiring because it means 3 different school pick-ups in addition to her ballet/tap class later in the afternoon (or swimming this time of year), but it is so worth it to have precious time alone with my sweet middle child.

A wise lady told me when I became pregnant with my 3rd child, "If you go out of your way to give attention to your middle child, you'll probably end up just about right." I've found her advice so true. The oldest automatically gets a lot of attention because everything they are doing is new and exciting. The littlest automatically gets attention because they are the baby (and in my 3rd-born's case, because they demand it, loudly!).

Find more Works for Me Wednesday here.

1 comment:

  1. So true! I blinked and my daughter got married four months ago. My middle child is commuting to college from home and I'm wanting to enjoy every moment with him because I know he could be moving out next year.


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