The perfect day

Miss Three had a scary specialist appointment yesterday. It was to be the third in a series of appointments where she was poked and prodded and talked about. Come Thursday night she was a bundle of nerves telling me the fairies had magicked her better and there was no need to see the doctor anymore.

To take her mind off things I told her that she and I would have the whole day together after her appointment. Her sister would be with Nan and so the day was ours to do whatever she wanted.

I asked her how she wanted to spend our special day suggesting a movie, riding her bike, or feeding the ducks. I told her the choice was hers. Desperate to make up for what she has been through lately, I told her that we could do anything her little heart desired.

And do you know what her little heart desired?

Fish and chips at a ‘west-want’ (restaurant).

Don’t you just love how the simplest things in life can make kids happy?

So, off we went after the appointment, which was a success BTW, to a restaurant (Coffee Club) where she feasted on fish and chips and a strawberry milkshake.

I tell you the grin she had on her gorgeous little face was from ear to ear.

She chatted incessantly as she attempted to use the knife and fork way too big for her. She glowed in the adoration she received from other restaurant goers who commented on her Snow White outfit. She was living the dream people. Living the dream.

The remainder of our special day consisted of lollipops, a new princess doll, a ride in a Hello Kitty car, cuddling up on the couch with each other watching Tangled, reading books, her favourite ‘pink fish’ for dinner and a Freddo for dessert.

It was a blissful day. I just don’t get a chance to have one-on-one time with either of the girls, so this was a rare treat for the both of us.

I was completely love struck the entire day. Do you ever feel like that with your kids? There was none of the usual whinging or tantrums. It was just two besties hanging. I couldn’t help but feel all consumed with my love for her. It had been a stressful few weeks and now everything was okay-ish again. I was so happy and grateful that she was okay I could have cried.

I wrote this post in my head when on my walk this morning still feeling all warm and fuzzy from our blissful day yesterday. I just had to share with you today.

Wishing you a blissful weekend with your loved ones xoxo

Do you ever get a chance to spend one on one time with your kids?

43 comments on The perfect day

  1. Kate Morell
    April 5, 2014 at 7:07 am (3 years ago)

    Does sound perfect, and the beautiful thing is, she won’t remember the appointment but the time she had with Mummy. I had to go to many appointments when little and all I remember is the train trip with my father when we played a game to see who could make their Darrel Lea musk pellets last the longest, and the shopping trip when my mother spoilt me. I don’t remember appointments. Hope this is the last of them for your little one.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 5, 2014 at 3:09 pm (3 years ago)

      What lovely memories, Kate. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ I hope this will be the last too πŸ™‚

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  2. Tahnee
    April 5, 2014 at 7:36 am (3 years ago)

    Renee, this sounds absolutely perfect. West-want! Sometimes the innocence of our children can be too much to take! I am so glad you had a whole day together, it can be so hard to do, and I find it always rewards us as mums even more than our smalls. You’ve inspired me to keep on track with trying to make time for each of my children with one on one time x

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 5, 2014 at 4:53 pm (3 years ago)

      Great Tahnee πŸ™‚ It definitely is well worth it πŸ™‚ x

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  3. Lisa (@lybliss)
    April 5, 2014 at 7:48 am (3 years ago)

    What a lovely way to spend the day. I have learnt to plan one on one time with each of our four kids ( not all on same day..) but special time with just on them, even just taking the dogs for a walk along the river bank, or taking one of the teenagers out for coffee. As they get older, those times are when you learn so much about them, when they tell you important things.
    I’m really happy the appointment was a success too xxx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 5, 2014 at 3:11 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Lisa πŸ™‚ I can imagine how valuable the time together would be when they are older and going through changes and dealing with life. It’s so important to have that special time together x

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  4. Josefa @always Josefa
    April 5, 2014 at 8:05 am (3 years ago)

    Sounds like a truly beautiful day Renee, and you know what sitting in Coffee Club, dressed up as Snow White feasting on fish and chips – just might be my perfect idea too – wish adults could indulge in such wonderful things xx I love when words just float into your head and you have to write them down immediately – wish they all could be that way! Have a wonderful weekend with your family lovely xx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 5, 2014 at 3:11 pm (3 years ago)

      Lol! Thanks Josefa. Hope you are feeling better and you have a lovely weekend with your birthday boy xx

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  5. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    April 5, 2014 at 8:17 am (3 years ago)

    What a beautiful day! So glad your little princess is okay-ish! She sounds like an absolute sweetie! Xxx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 5, 2014 at 3:12 pm (3 years ago)

      She sure is, Lucy! We’re very lucky xx

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  6. Neets
    April 5, 2014 at 9:51 am (3 years ago)

    How fabulous Renee. So pleased to hear that all went well with her appointment. Those one on one days are just magical aren’t they? They don’t happen often, but when they do, nothing else in life matters xxx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 5, 2014 at 3:13 pm (3 years ago)

      That is so true, Neets! Hope you’re feeling well x

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  7. Erin
    April 5, 2014 at 10:07 am (3 years ago)

    Sounds lovely! great memory. Don’t often get one on one time but trying to make it so a bit more. for their birthdays I often take them out for an ice-cream by themselves but some of them insist on a sibling, I have one son who always wants to travel in a pack and I’m trying to teach him to be along sometimes

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 5, 2014 at 3:14 pm (3 years ago)

      How interesting your son likes to bring one of his siblings along. I’m sure he will get used to being alone over time πŸ™‚

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  8. Stephieg
    April 5, 2014 at 11:48 am (3 years ago)

    Pink fish and Freddos sound all right to me xxx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 5, 2014 at 3:14 pm (3 years ago)

      Happy as Larry πŸ™‚ xx

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  9. Sam Stone (@A Life on Venus)
    April 5, 2014 at 11:55 am (3 years ago)

    I would love to spend more one on one time with my little miss. I get one day a week with my little man now that Liv is at school. In the school holidays though Liv and I will have some days together which I am so looking forward to.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 5, 2014 at 3:15 pm (3 years ago)

      That will be fantastic, Sam. Definitely something to look forward to πŸ™‚

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  10. Zanni Louise
    April 5, 2014 at 12:08 pm (3 years ago)

    How beautiful Renee…I crave dates with my Big Girl. They happen so rarely. I bet you will both treasure this xx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 5, 2014 at 3:15 pm (3 years ago)

      We will thanks, Zanni. I hope you get a chance to have some one on one with Elfie soon xx

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  11. Lauren - Gold Coast Mum
    April 5, 2014 at 5:40 pm (3 years ago)

    Love it! Love those moments/ days. Just wish you could freeze time. Or be able to rewind to that moment in years to come x

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 6, 2014 at 9:15 pm (3 years ago)

      If only we could, Lauren πŸ™‚ x

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  12. Katie (@mumabytes)
    April 5, 2014 at 5:41 pm (3 years ago)

    Sounds like heaven! So glad to hear you’re spending some quality time together, it doesn’t better than that xoxo

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 6, 2014 at 9:15 pm (3 years ago)

      It sure doesn’t, Katie πŸ™‚ xx

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  13. Tara
    April 5, 2014 at 7:58 pm (3 years ago)

    That really does sound like the perfect day.

    We haven’t really had the chance for one on one with the boys yet… although our eldest had us all to himself for four years.

    I hope the rest of the testing goes smoothly.

    Tara, popping over from LLH

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  14. Lauren
    April 5, 2014 at 8:07 pm (3 years ago)

    What a beautiful day Renee. It sounds just perfect xx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 6, 2014 at 9:16 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Lauren. It was πŸ™‚ x

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  15. Carla from myyellowheart
    April 5, 2014 at 10:45 pm (3 years ago)

    It’s really a treat having just one child to spend time with isn’t it, over juggling the two. Your post reminds me that I haven’t had a date with Amelie in too long. Must do that xxx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 6, 2014 at 9:16 pm (3 years ago)

      You definitely must! I hope you find some time soon x

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  16. Lydia C Lee
    April 6, 2014 at 9:40 am (3 years ago)

    With the eldest & youngest I do, but it’s rare for the middle one to get his turn, so it’s very special when it does happen. We both treasure it!!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 6, 2014 at 9:17 pm (3 years ago)

      I bet it is, Lydia. I hope you get some time together soon πŸ™‚

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  17. Lisa@RandomActsOfZen
    April 7, 2014 at 12:05 am (3 years ago)

    Renee, I’m so glad the appointment went well. How lovely that you had such a special day with your darling girl. I absolutely love the times that Bell and I get to hang out together xx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 7, 2014 at 6:00 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Lisa. They really are special times aren’t they? x

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  18. Kathy
    April 7, 2014 at 8:55 am (3 years ago)

    What a gorgeous day and memory for you both and hope all is OK with your little girl from here on.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 7, 2014 at 8:30 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Kathy πŸ™‚

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  19. Fashionista
    April 7, 2014 at 10:27 am (3 years ago)

    Even when they grow up a bit (mine are 18 and 15) one on one time is still special, they just love that you are focused solely on them. Enjoy!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 7, 2014 at 8:51 pm (3 years ago)

      I bet, Judy! Thanks for dropping in πŸ™‚

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  20. Me
    April 7, 2014 at 11:34 am (3 years ago)

    It sounds like just what the dr ordered ! So glad to hear you both had such a great day.
    Have a wonderful week !
    Me

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 7, 2014 at 8:52 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Linda. You too πŸ™‚

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  21. JodiGibson (@JFGibsonWriter)
    April 7, 2014 at 10:50 pm (3 years ago)

    One on one time is one of my favourite things, but something we don’t do often enough. And I love how the simplest of things often brings the most brilliant of joy. What a beautiful day x

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 8, 2014 at 8:20 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Jodi πŸ™‚ x

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  22. Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me
    April 9, 2014 at 7:47 am (3 years ago)

    Oh sweets, that is such a lovely post, I hope she’s okay. And to write it all down will mean in a few years when your memory is fading, you can relive it all over again x

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 9, 2014 at 7:35 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Em! These blogs really are great keepsakes xx

      Reply

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