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?