All the kiddos are starting to ask for "mommy dates"
which means it's been a while....like I think since summer!
Last Friday, Ballerina Rosie told Tom and I she wanted a "mommy date" or "daddy date"
she didn't care, but she wanted to watch Prince of Persia after the others went to bed and
have popcorn and chocolate ice cream.
(which is a GREAT movie, by the way)
She has always been neither mommy or daddy girl,
having no special preference.
I think it's more about what she can get actually.
Hoping she remembers the time spent with us and not what she got to do so much....
*interesting side note:
Jedi--was always a mama boy til he turned 4...then something happened, he noticed his daddy
and I had to almost mourn the loss of him on evenings and weekends where he was glued to daddy's side.
I loved it, though, knowing it was what he needed and the importance of daddy.
Ballerina Rosie--neither, independent and strong willed!
Mary Hannah--always a daddy girl!! She literally only wanted me for my milk when she was a babe.
Colette--mama girl...still is!
Sweetie Pie--mama girl, but she really loves her daddy too, she might change over...
I think the kiddos know these "dates" need to get in before the baby comes,
so they are planning and trying to figure out times it will work out.
The others want to go to the Adoration Chapel,
which to me, is a little bit of Heaven to start our evening.
(Ballerina Rosie would have too, but our date was at home)
Jedi wants to then, go to the library where we can pick books out and sit and read,
then go out to eat....
Mary Hannah wants to then go get her pictures taken at Sears and then out to eat.....
(every time we pass a restaurant, she says, "Hey, mama we could go there for our "mommy date"!)
Colette, doesn't have any preference, she just wants a "mommy date"
Sweetie Pie...doesn't know what she's missing (yet)
Now, I do take different kiddos every other week when I go shopping and we do
different things with different kiddos, but this is special time, where my time and energy
is focused on them and not what needs to get done.
It's time, that I hope makes them feel special and not so lost in a larger family.
Time set aside to look them in the eye with no distractions
and tell them what I love about them and that I'm interested in them.