Grace was SO excited to finally get to take her turn. After hearing all about Joy’s date to IHop that was what she really wanted to do. She literally jumped up and down as we left and didn’t stop smiling or chattering the entire time. Grace is my middle child and boy does she feel it. It was incredibly fun to be able to give her my full attention, answering each and every question. She answered all my questions about her favorite things with enthusiasm. We were only away from home about an hour, but it meant so much to her. She has talked endlessly about it ever since and is already excited about her next turn.
I finally completed round one of Mommy dates with the kids. I didn’t realize it would be that difficult to work in, but it helped when I finally saw that week night evenings just weren’t going to work. My husband’s work hours are just too unpredictable to count on. It has been much easier to sneak away for an hour or two on the weekend. I intend to complete round two in much less time!