25 January 2009

My Big Date

"Mom, remember when Flynn stayed home and you and I went to lunch by ourselves?", asked Evan.

"Yes, I do."

"Can we do that again?"


"Pinky promise?"

"Pinky promise."

This afternoon my son and I ditched my husband and daughter for some quality mom-and-son time. We dined on salad and soup at the Olive Garden, then since it was so close we toured Toys R Us. Evan is a member of their Birthday Club, so he received a $3 coupon, a paper crown and a balloon. The manager even made a special announcement over the store-wide intercom, "Attention Toys R Us guests, we have a very special boy celebrating his 8th birthday with us today. So, if you happen to see Evan walking around with his crown and balloon, wish him a 'Happy Birthday.'" Evan was tickled pink. Of course he walked out of there with a new Pokemon to add to the collection.

Our next stop was a local bookstore where we munched on animal cookies and sipped hot chocolate while perusing the kids' section.

We also ran one brief errand, ordering his ice cream cake for our party with family next week.

In the car Evan said, "Mom, I am so happy I got to spend the day with just you. You're the best mom in the world, even the universe. I love you."

"I love you, too, Evan and it makes me happy that you're happy. I love spending time with you, too."

And I so totally do.


Harley Quinn said...

Awww! That is so special. I'm sure he will remember moments like that forever!

Tracy said...

It's so easy to forget that just doing the simple things makes such a big impact. You've inspired me, Missy!

Quigs78 said...

That is too sweet. Whenever I try to take one of the kids out by themselves (even just to run errands), they spend the whole time asking where the other one is.

On one hand, it's awesome that they love each other so. On the other, it's a little sad that they need the other one to tolerate their mother for an hour. :P

Mommy, Queen Of Everything said...

How cute that he wanted to spend the day with you!