Last night my little girl and I had our first Girls' Night Out. We went to the "local" mall. I had some errands to run that couldn't wait.
when she could not talk at age 2, she was still excellent at communicating! Well, she is a little chatterbox now. She loved interacting with sales associates and telling them all about herself. One in particular really enjoyed M's company.
This morning we were talking about our special night out. For the next Girls' Night Out she has requested that we throw money in the fountain and eat. She didn't care for the shopping, though you couldn't tell last night. (I can't blame her!) You see, we got an Auntie Anne's pretzel. (Okay, I had a coupon for buy one, get one free, and we both had our own.) When I paid, I dug out a quarter from my wallet and asked for 25 pennies, hoping that this newly renovated mall would still have a fountain AND that we would find it.
I was excited when we came to the fountain! M immediately remembered that we can throw money in it, though I suspect she has only done it twice. (We rarely go to the mall.)
When we got home, she told my husband that it was Boys' Night Out the next day. (She wants to stay home and just watch television like the boys did while we were away.)
The other highlight of the night is that M finally got to see the hospital where she was born. Since we pass by where her brother was born every month or so, she has been asking about where she was born, and she finally saw it!
I am totally ready to do this again, though next time maybe we'll get an ice cream cone and head to the park to enjoy God's creation (because by then it will likely be warm), despite her request to repeat last night. What do you do to make your children feel special?
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