I don't go out with just one of my children at a time very often.
Life is busy, time is short, and my husband has to be able to be home at the same time to watch the other kids, or visa-versa.
Well, I knew I needed to set some time aside to spend with Emma. Being the middle child I feel sometimes that she doesn't get as much attention as she deserves.
And I don't want that to happen.
So today I took her down to the Third Street Pizza shop where we split a Hawaiian pizza while watching Monster's University.
Her tiny body sat there barely able to keep the theatre seat down - in awe of the experience.
When the movie was over I asked her if she thought the movie was fun, and her reply was, "Momma, it wasn't fun....it was awesome!"
Afterwards we stopped over at Starbucks and she ordered a vanilla bean frappacino and I bought my usual iced grande triple shot non-fat white mocha. We sat outside in the beautiful sunshine sipping our drinks and gazing at birds. She loves birds.
She kept saying, "Thank you momma, I love having mommy days together."
After a couple more stops we headed back home for dinner, and Emma was in such a wonderful mood all evening.
They all need one on one attention from mommy's and daddy's. I'm glad we had a mother/daughter date.