Tuesday, August 11, 2009

a "just girls" night out

one morning last week, lucy and i awoke much earlier than the rest of the house. we sat at the kitchen table eating pancakes and waiting for the boys to wake up. she smiled at me and said, "this is so much fun. just girls." it was so much fun. it also put in her brain the idea for a "just girls" outing of some kind. thus we planned a little "just girls" evening last friday night...

first on the list, she wanted to go somewhere she could get vitamin water with her dinner. i didn't think circle k sounded very exciting, so we went to la grande orange and split a pizza (and lucy got vitamin water).

dinner conversations:
"i had this dream the other night that finn and i were standing on the top of a really tall building, like an office building and then we fell, and you and dad caught us. you caught me and dad caught finn because girls catch girls and boys catch boys."

"how do you build a house?" (then, before i could come up with an answer, she went on...) "oh, i know... they, like, build walls and paint them. then you get toys from God and Santa, then they dig out the closets and you get diapers and put them in there..." (she was quite satisfied with her own answer).

we also talked about how audrey is her best friend, but so is jack and finn and lili. and how she can't wait for audrey to come home so they can play and that neither of them are going to go to school this year, but will both go to kindergarden next year, and, and.... she can kind of talk. a lot.


serious contemplation over which piece had the least "black bubbles" on it...


of course, little miss "i'm chilly" insisted on sitting outside because inside she was "freeeeeezing!" not too chilly for gelatto after pizza, however...

after dinner and dessert she looked at me and said, "so, what should we do now?" at a loss for ideas, i asked if she had any suggestions. "yeah," she said, "i want to go somewhere where i can play games." games? like video games? "kind of. the kind where you put money in and then i get a toy out of it. like at the grocery store." referring to the machines she and jack drool over while their mean mom says we are not wasting quarters on that junk (i don't actually say this, i just think it. i simply say no and keep walking, thus lucy has not been informed that it is, in fact, junk). so off to the grocery store we go. we leave the store out three quarters, but with two plastic rings (that lucy calls "kings rings" and tells me her hand looks just like a king when she makes a fist so you cannot see her nail polish because a king doesn't where nail polish...), a weird little stuffed bunny pillow (seriously, i am not sure what this one is about) and a huge smile on lucy's face. i then suggest we go to the arizona falls and walk around the scenic and lovely smelling canal. it actually is decently cool and lucy was fascinated/terrified by the waterfalls. she told me she thought they were going to pull her into the water...



i highly suggest having one-on-one nights with your kids. it is so much fun for them and even more fun for you...
"if you never did, you should. these things are fun and fun is good."

1 comment:

Mary Weisse said...

She cracks me up. I loved her description about how to build a house which includes "digging out the closest" so they can be filled with presents. Don't you just wonder about their thought processes sometimes?