Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Everyday Life: My boy's first date

"Tonight," I told my first born this past Sunday afternoon, "we're having a special date."
He looked at me perplexed.
"Where we go, mommy?"
"Where do you want to go?"
"Get a pumpkin muffin at the coffee shop."
"Then that's where we'll go."
So off we went the coffee shop for our mommy date.
"I go just with mommy," he said when we got in the car. "Baby brother and daddy have date here."
"That's right, honey," I said. "You're having a special mommy date."
He giggled with excitement in the back seat as we drove to our destination.

We enjoyed sharing a pumpkin muffin and talked about Halloween.

We went for a walk and discussed the fall decorations he discovered in the local book shop window.
And then my little guy declared it was time for us to go home and check on baby brother and daddy to make sure "they OK, mom." I agreed. We held hands all the way to the car, like we used to before my hands were always full carrying the baby. He was all smiles when we arrived at home. I thought it had been a pretty successful first date.

And I found out the next day for sure that it had been quite wonderful in my little guy's eyes.

He was playing in the backyard and breaked for a minute to come up to the door.

"I picked flowers for you, mommy."

I took my post-date flowers and placed them in a vase while thanking my thoughtful little man.

While I admit that the post-date flowers were a wonderful gift after our first mommy date, I must say that the happy post-date kid that emerged was the best present of all. We'll certainly be dating again soon.


  1. Sounds like the ideal date to me! And you are raising a gentleman who gives the lady he is courting flowers after the 1st date. Good job Mom!

  2. How lovely! Those one-on-one times with kiddos are incredible memories for mom AND child, I think. I still remember my dad taking me to Denny's for breakfast, sans 2 brothers, and how I always ordered a big plate of bacon and lemonade. :) I felt so special, and I know your special guy did too. :)

  3. That is so sweet! It's so important to have that one on one time :)

    (and thank you SO much for all of your sweet comments on my blog recently!! Yours are always so encouraging.)

  4. Oh that is so sweet. I love it. I need to find time to make one on one dates more often -- it's always so rewarding when we do!

  5. Oh, Hyacynth, this post struck such a chord with me! I'm crying as I type. With each of my pregnancies, I have had a fear of change, and one of the things I fear changing is my relationship with my other kids. Oh, I know that the upcoming changes are good changes, and that we will all be so thankful for these 2 new members of the family, but I guess part of me is just mourning/dealing with the fact that what we formerly referred to as our family will be no more. (Yes, I'm feeling hormonal!!) Thanks for your post, and for prompting me to deal with some of these emotions prior to the changes taking place. :)

  6. Such a cute date! I love it :) It's sweet when you can have that one on one time. My big boys still enjoy those moments once in a while. They are just harder to fit into the crazy schedule :) I'm happy that you had this special time together. The pictures are adorable!


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