Monday, February 4, 2013

Special Mommy time

Joker was in Steamboat for the past few days, leaving me with a nice stretch of solo parenting.  It also quite nicely and unexpectedly afforded me a little special time with each of the girls.

Mima and Boppie had the great idea of having just the Bunny up to the farm on Friday night.  This is definitely her first time there without her big sister; they thought it would be fun to have a little focus on her.  So Friday morning she stayed home with me.  We drove down the hill to my grandparents' house where we met up with Mima, then traveled en masse to a very special circle of hell called Casa Bonita.

If you've never been to Casa Bonita, the description of it being the bastard child of Disney and Tijuana, left in the middle of an awful strip mall, is pretty spot on.  The food is atrocious, the plastic flowers and palm trees haven't been updated (or cleaned) since it opened in 1974, and the cliff divers are teenagers.  However, it *has* cliff divers, and mariachi bands, and an arcade.  It's amusing for kids, I suppose.

Anyway, after Mima took the Bunny up to the farm, I picked up the Bug at school and took her to the local fro-yo place.  Then we played Chutes and Ladders and ate spaghetti and meatballs for dinner.  After that, she sat on my lap to watch a movie - something we haven't done in years.

Saturday morning we went to CrossFit and out to brunch with friends, hit the playground and went to a very cool birthday party, all before joining the Bunny up at the farm.  It was really nice to have a little special time with each of the girls.  I need to find a way to do it more often.

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