“Mommy, will you still love me even though you have to concentrate on Sophia right now?”
These were the words that Izzie said to me yesterday morning as she laid in my lap. I knew we had given Sophia a lot of attention because of her surgery, but I had no idea how much it was affecting Izzie.
So tonight was a Mommy and Izzie date night. What originally started as just a dinner date night out turned into so much more. First stop, Altitude Trampoline Park for some jumping fun. I set aside the fact that this was one of my least favorite places to go as I knew how excited Izzie was about going.
I loved watching her jump! I eventually pulled out my phone to which I was told, “No phones!” by Izzie. So I put it away and gave her my full attention. She danced, did gymnastics, and just had fun.
Eventually, we were so hungry, we knew it was time to head to our next destination…Noodles and Company for dinner. We enjoyed our food and playing I Spy. And then we headed on our way. We needed to stop for milk, but I asked her if she was up for a stop to Hobby Lobby. She said, “Sure!” I had decided it was time for a spring wreath and it was so much easier to have her help me choose items for my wreath. Of course, she wanted to get a craft so she chose two Easter eggs that she could paint with her sister. Once we left Hobby Lobby, it was to Target for milk and potatoes. As we began walking down the main aisle, she turned to me and said, “We could split up.” I stopped and turned to her. I quickly told her “No!”
“Maybe when I’m thirteen,” Izzie asked.
“Maybe, but definitely not when you are six!” I replied.
Upon returning home, our date night came to its conclusion. I could not have thought of a better way to spend my Friday night than with my little girl, doing the things she loves to do. I know she won’t stay little forever and I truly appreciate the time with her tonight.