Monday, February 07, 2011

mini date with My Girl

My Girl has grown and matured so much in the last year.
She is blooming, entering those years where I will have to let loose the apron strings a bit and watch her blossom into the girl she dreams of being.
Knowing deep down that she is amazing, and will be alright.
But nevertheless, I get weepy thinking of her growing up...
We have rough days where I expect too much of her...
Days when this sleep-deprived Mama depends on her too much...
She is wounded more easily when I show the slightest disappointment in something she may have done (or not done.)
We also have good days... Days when we really connect. Usually over something we do together such as color a huge poster after BB has gone to bed, look at birthday party themes in magazines, have picnics in the backyard, make cookies together...
I am making a focused effort to devote a little time just for her and I, each week.
This weekend was the first of what I hope to be many Mama-Daughter dates.
We only had a little bit of time. She tagged along with me to the grocery store to pick up a couple items, and then we headed to Starbucks for a treat.
Her drink: Tall Soy Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino
My Drink: Double Tall 1-Pump Vanilla Soy No Foam Caramel Macchiato
(I sound like Meg Ryan in "You've Got Mail ;)
We even ordered the cute mini donuts and both marveled at how much they tasted like packaged donuts. ha! (won't be getting those again!)
It was nice to sit with my girl and drink in her energy...her beauty...her smile. :)


  1. Love this! I love spending one on one time with Bella. It's like gaining a another girlfriend :)

  2. how wonderful that sounds! she is an amazing young lady, and you are an amazing mama! I wish sometimes I did those types of things more often with my kids :( enjoy her in every stage of her life as I know you will


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