As parents of small kids sometimes it is good to take our kids on dates and give them our full attention.
Today my D-boy (he's 5) and me headed to the big city. We rode the train- for him that is life at its best.
I loved talking to him and answering his million questions. I loved seeing how he has developed since a year ago when we rode the train together. I loved helping him sound out letters as we read the names of the cities we passed. I loved just being with him.
We did a little shopping- too much for a boy his age :) We had lunch. He has his first happy style kid's meal at a kebab place. He felt spoiled and I felt relaxed. One kid is SO easy when you have 3 all the time.
Daddy had a great time with the little ones at home- and we all came together refreshed and thankful for one another.
We went to the musical- Sound of Music and were delighted to be in the front row. My boy could see into the orchestra box and could examine all the instruments and decide which one he wants to play. He loved the preformance- and was so sad when it was over. It was a VERY shortened one hour version, but it was so fun. I know the songs and story so well from the movie and it was so funny to hear it all in Latvian.
We had to wait a while for our train so we had some ice-cream and did a little more shopping and then made a dash for the train. Running to the train was something little boys remember and enjoy.
We read on the way home and talked about our favorite parts of our day out together and I loved remembering how my boy loved being little today. He loved holding my hand and being the ONLY child just for one day- 'cause when you are the oldest you don't often get to hold Mom's hand when doing outings since Mom's only have 2 hands and not 3.
We contemplated the world and admired the stars on our dark and very cold walk home.
And when my boy laid his head down tonight he said, "Mom, I love you."
And my day ended with the blessings of three little mouths giving me their good-night kisses.
Thank God for kids- and the blessings he sends to each of us.
Thank God for moments when we can slow down and BE more with our children- letting our lives intertwine and making memories they will remember long beyond any gift.
Thank God for family.
Thank God for this day he let us live!