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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Dating My Kids


Just over a month ago, I lamented the lack of one-on-one time I have with the kids. So, how is "Date Night" with the kids going?

Well, it isn't always easy to schedule. The kids' choices of restaurants isn't always my first (or second) choice. And, I usually end up bringing home little cartons of leftover chicken-and-french fries that they gobble up the next morning.

But, it is so worth the effort.

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I'd like to point out that Jilly saw this platter heavy with chocolate-lava cake on one side and giant scoop of vanilla ice cream on another and said, "Oooo, strawberry!" and grabbed the strawberry garnish from the center. 

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10 Comments:

Blogger Shannon said...

So cute and I agree...so worth it! Paige always gets excited for chocolate covered strawberries and has me eat the chocolate so she can have the strawberry - weird girl!

6:35 AM  
Blogger Life As I Know It said...

Such a great idea, and "date nights" will be remembered for a long time, I bet!

7:46 AM  
Blogger Mom, M.Ed. (Jessica) said...

Kudos for planning individual-kid date nights!!

Or, as Ramona on RHoNY would say, "Kadooz!"

8:23 AM  
Blogger Suburb Sierra said...

Will you adopt me? Then maybe I can get out for a big volcano cake and vanilla ice cream...

:)

10:07 AM  
Blogger Issas Crazy World said...

More chocolate for you then. My girls always grab the fruit first too.

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com said...

The garnish story cracked me up. I'd have gone face first into the chocolate.

1:58 PM  
Blogger Subspace Beacon said...

Mmmmm...cake.

I was just thinking about your "Date Night" plan last week. Husband and little boy went to the Big City, while I stayed home with the other boy (who had a stomach bug). Little Boy is still talking about how he spent the whole day with dad! With Dad! Alone! They ate in a burger store! And yet again, my status as least-favourite-parent is reaffirmed.

And about the pineapple plant: 10 years! It lived ten years. I don't think I can sustain my interest for 10 years. With or without fruit. *sigh*

2:28 PM  
Blogger Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

I love dating my kids. I wish I had more time when the hubs is home to watch 2 of them so I could do it again.

7:43 PM  
Anonymous Obi-Mom Kenobi said...

I'm sure you were saying something meaningful there, but I keep getting distracted by that chocolate-lava cake.

9:49 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicken said...

I love this! Would you email me??? I want to share this ...

10:37 PM  

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