The excitement in this house this weekend so far has been on a high level!
Yesterday was the middle school dance - the last one for my 8th grader. Tonight was the Daddy/Daughter dance - the last one for my 5th grader.
Several years ago the boys and I started a date night tradition while daddy and the girls went to the dance. I hadn't realized that I'd gotten predictable with our date night. So I had to think of something different this year. And I must say that I surprised them wonderfully!
We went out to dinner, per usual. And then we went to the movies to see Lego Batman. Where I surprised by reserving us the premier seats with free popcorn and a waitress. I let them order chocolate shakes. They had a blast reclining and un-reclining the seats for a half hour before the movie started. And of course . . I mean Lego Batman . . of course they loved it!
The dance went well too. My oldest daughter helps there for Girl Scouts. And my younger daughter had fun at her last dance. She got a little sad that it was her last one. I told her now there will just have to be a Daddy/Daughter date night like we have a Mommy/Son date night! And she will have fun middle school dances next year.
Growing up can be tough. I remember that feeling when I realized that something would never happen again. It's sad and very unsettling. But to see her smile after a big hug and hear about her fun night was good. Those are the things we'll hold on to, not the ending part. Every ending brings a new beginning.
Tonight I am thankful for a good night all around! The girls and the hubster had a great time at the dance. The girls even took a picture together :) It is adorable! And the boys and I had a great time. It was wonderful to surprise them!
P.S. See those little white specs on my table? Yep, I spilled my popcorn while reclining and putting my feet up. Seriously I had my popcorn for like two minutes and spilled it. The boys laughed. Then helped me eat up the spill!