Sunday, May 23, 2010

Mother Daughter Date

On Friday night, I asked Maggie what she wanted to do. She required 2 things:

  1. French fries
  2. Dinosaur Play Land (her name for the play ground area at the mall)
So, I took her to 5 Guys. They make a good burger. Really good. I've never seen a kid eat fries like Maggie did. She really put them away. I had the best time with my girl, sitting across the table sharing fry sauce, talking about "nuffing" (nothing) in particular.

After the burgers, I loaded Maggie into the single, solitary, one-kid stroller (that I haven't used in nearly 2 years) and we cruised around the mall. It was absolutely heaven. I could turn the thing on a dime. She never once threw anything from the stroller as we walked around. There were no tantrums. Then I asked Maggie if there was anything else she wanted to do while we were out, and she said with wide eyes looking at the Shrek display at the movie theater across the parking lot, "I see Shrek show?"

How could I say no? I couldn't. So, we saw Shrek 4 and laughed and laughed until Maggie fell asleep. Then I had to laugh and laugh by myself. Good show. Good date. I'll have to ask Maggie out again.


Cheeseboy said...

What a perfect day! Five Guys is the best and Shrek 4? I am jealous on both accounts.

LL said...

i LOVE those moments...I bet Maggie would be willing to consider a second date. WHAT FUN!
btw, she is a gorgeous little girl. She's looking older in some of the more recent posts.

jaydubdub said...

WHAT A FUN TIME!!! It sounds fantastic. I love one-on-one times with my kids. It's nice to have the "peace & quiet" of just one of them, and actually have a conversation, and actually do what one person wants instead of arguing about what to do & etc. I'm glad you two did that!! So fun!

K said...

Keep up the good work, Darling, and don't ever give up - because if you do, this relationship will only get better and better and more and more fun. I know. And so do you - look at you and your mom.

Katie Gee said...

Great idea. I want to try this too!

EmmaP said...

i love the cajun fries @ Five Guys. I am glad you two had so much fun! After my divorce I had "date night" with one of my kids (on a rotating basis) each Friday night. But then I started school and things got hectic... **sigh** This post really made me miss those nights. I think I need to start again. Thanks!

RhondaLue said...

awww. mommy daughter dates are the BEST! Enjoy them while you can. I took my older daughter out for lunch Saturday and she sat across from me at the table and texted pretty much the whole time. :/ LOL!

Amy said...

That sounds fun! Sophia has been asking when it's "girls night out" again. I guess it's time for a night out. And, ooo-o-o-o-h I miss fry sauce. Why hasn't it made it to the midwest yet?


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