We are on round two of our mother/daughter dates! I needed to run some errands and the baby was all fed so I sneaked Faith out of her room during quiet time! How fun is that?! We TALKED as I drove and made several stops. After my last errand I asked her if she would like to go get a Rita’s Italian Ice. She gave me her biggest smile–the one that shows off her beautiful dimples!
We had fun sampling the new flavors and then sat down. But there was a problem. Tom and Jerry was playing on the TV. As much as my daughter loves me I am no rival to Tom and Jerry. I tried talking to her, but she, riveted to the TV, didn’t even hear me. In fact I watched as she stuck her spoon into her cup and pulled the whole thing in her lap. That’s when I put an end to it. “It’s a nice day. Let’s go eat this outside where we can visit.”
We sat on a bench in the gentle breeze. I teased her about spilling her Italian Ice. Then I told her about how I had recently dropped a DVD twice before getting it into the player. Twice–how does one drop the same disc twice in a matter of seconds? She laughed with me and then told me about a time she dropped a whole slice of pizza at a buffet line and how a lady laughed at her. We swapped stories, enjoyed our Italian Ice, and laughed until tears ran down our faces. “Mom, sometimes the TV just gets in my way,” she said.
(My daughter gave me permission to share all about our date with you!)
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