Today I’m thankful for my oldest, who came right up to me and said, “I need more Mommy time. I need a Mommy date.” I love that she’s able first to figure that out and communicate it so clearly (and save me from the whining while I try to figure that out!), but also how easy it was to just give her the time she wanted and needed.

I offered to take her out to go to the coffee shop, but that’s not what she wanted. She wanted to read a particular book with me, have me watch her ride her bike (Daddy has been teaching her), a bit of hot chocolate, and then snuggle up and watch a movie together. She didn’t want stuff, or going out to spend money, she just wanted time. Time to have Mommy all to herself.

And considering she’s seven and hardly ever sits still for even a minute, I loved every single second of it. I miss spending all that time with her myself!

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