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Sunday, May 24, 2009

A Good Day

On Friday I took Brock to get his picture taken. Yep, 2 months after his 4th birthday. I'm a winner like that.

We went to JCPenney where he was basically a supermodel for pics (Oh, you want my hands in my pockets? Sure thing! And smile all cute? Got that down. You want me to say "cookies"? How about I do you one better and say "ding dongs" instead?). Then I took him to ride the escalator, and we got Pretzelmaker with cheddar cheese dipping sauce and Dr. Pepper (his drink of choice) to share. After that, because he was being so good, we went to the store and got him some candy while I bought some new spaghetti sauce (which I treated like a newborn baby so I wouldn't have a repeat shattering).

It just was so pleasant to have one-on-one time with my child. I definitely don't do that often enough, and I need to try and do that more. For me, it ended up being one of those really pleasant memories that kind of takes me back to my childhood. Where riding the escalator stairs is the coolest thing ever. Where you get to feel really special and important, because it's just you with just one parent.

I don't know if Brock will remember this day with as much fondness as I will. Heck, I don't even know if he will remember it at all. But it was a good day for me. A really good day.


Rachel said...

I think that is so important for them to have individual time. I need to do that more with my children!

Bammer said...

I can't wait to see those pictures. Kinda fun after all of the other times he would get so upset about picture time, huh?

Arin said...

It's so fun when they decide to cooperate. I too like to have one on one time with my kiddos. They are all so different and you get to know them so much better.

Momza said...

it's days like these that cause us to reconsider selling the yahoos to the circus when they break our favorite things.

Mindy H. said...

I'm glad that they are good days to go along with the "broken jar" days. I'm sure that, even if he doesn't remember the details of the day, Brock will remember how much you love him...and that you bought him candy...but mostly that you love him. And that is what matters, right?

Karlenn said...

I'm so glad that he did well with the picture-taking. That was so hard for him for a few years... I love one-on-one time with my kids. When I grocery shop, I usually take just Dylan or just Sadie, and it's a fun feeling. And soooooo much easier than dealing with all three.