Sunday, May 16, 2010

Mama date

Eloise had an appointment to get her hair cut last Saturday. She refuses to wear "pretty-pretties" in her hair and so I gave her an ultimatum. She either let's me put hair ties in her hair to keep it out of her face and from look mangy, or we get it cut. Obviously, she went with the cut. We all pick our battles, right?

So we decided to make a date of it. Just her and I. Exciting!

Early in the week I mentioned that we would have a mama date without Dad, Lily, and Sam. She immediately went and told Lily. Which in turn, resulted in Lily crying and begging to go with mama on her own.

When I told Lily that maybe she could run to the store with mom, Eloise started crying that she wanted to be first.

Oh man!

I diffused the situation and hoped that I wouldn't witness a replay on the night of. Wrong. Replay happened but this time there was even more weeping and wailing. Lily was a MESS the night we left. I have visions when they are 16 and 17 telling me that I love one more than the other. Guess I'm going to have to get good at balancing time.

Eloise and I went to Burgerville, Target, and the salon. It was great fun and I can't wait to take Lily out. Complete with Eloise sobbing as we leave.


Kate said...

she looks adorable! I can't believe how fast her first bob grew out. She has crazy growing hair!

Shelby said...

Precious Kate! I just love my one on one dates with my kids! They ARE special and fun. They mean so much to the kids which makes it even better!

amanda said...

love mama dates :)