Ginger Girl's Love Language is Quality Time. She thrives on family nights where everyone plays board games together and one on one time. When she asks for a Ginger Girl Day, I know it's about more than just hanging out with her Mama. It's about filling that Love Tank. I love that she still wants to do things with me, because I know that all too soon kids' time gets filled with school, sports, and friends. And I love speaking each of my kids' Languages to them. I love knowing that what we're doing has a deeper meaning than what it looks like on the surface.
Ginger Girl had announced quite a while ago that she wanted to get me all to herself on the first weekend I had off from school. So this Sunday I got to enjoy a day with just Ginger Girl. Taking after Blondie's love of the selfies when her & I are in the car alone, Ginger Girl used my phone to document our hour-long drive to our destination.
|What's a fun day without a treat? |
Coke for the Mama,
Shamrock Shake for the child.
|"Mom, I hate wearing shoes|
in the car. I just can't do it.
Why do you think that is?"
|"Mom! Now I know why.|
You don't either!"
|At a stop light, mimicking |
"stay fierce" pics...
|...and bunny ears.|
We went to JoAnn's to get the tulle I'm adding to Amazing Grace's prom dress. While there, Ginger Girl found a fleece pink zebra print she just had to have turned into decorative pillows for her bed. She was so excited when we came home and sewed up a round pillow that looks like wrapped candy, with plenty of fabric left over to make a few more later this week.
After that we hit up Ginger Girl's favorite place: Build-A-Bear. She still had some $$ left on gift cards from Christmas and it was time to spend it. When we got there, she had no idea what she was going to get. After shopping for a wee bit, she got 2 bears that she fell in love with the second she saw them, making her collection a dozen Build-A-Bears.
We window shopped, real shopped a ton of stuff, smelled perfumes and lotions just for the fun of it, & people watched. I had so much fun with my daughter who is growing too quickly & she won't stop talking about how much fun she had & how happy she is that we got to do so much.
On the way home Ginger Girl took a bunch of pictures with her new babies.