Friday, April 27, 2012

buying mommy ice cream

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the other night, i thought that Bear might get a kick out of running to our local ice cream shop to get some ice cream.  the kids meals always have free ice cream tickets on the side.  so, when this came up, Bear said,
"Momma, i'm gonna buy your ice cream!"

once we got there, Bear handed his 2 little tickets to the cashier and told her that he was buying me ice cream.  we walked to the table with our frozen treats... he was so proud.  as we ate our ice cream, i was oVeRwHeLMeD wiTH gRatiTUde to be able to spend simple, precious time with him...

spending time with our kids doesn't have to be expensive family vacations or trips to the biggest museum in town.  sometimes it's the little things that they most clearly remember when they get older.  i heard once that events that have the most emotion attached to them are often the ones we remember longer.

here are some other ideas on ways to spend quality time
  • have a picnic on the front yard
  • read books under the dining room table
  • lay on the grass and watch the clouds
  • go for a drive on a country road
  • bake cookies
  • have a slumber party on the living room floor

what's your best memory of time spent with your child?
 
 
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13 comments:

Amanda said...

Oh my, you are going to make me cry! Even thinking about when my boys don't need mummy for things like they do now makes me so sad. Some of the best times with my kids are the random moments when we just act like loons, just being kids. I'm off to sob into a newborn sized onesie.

Melissa W. said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!

Every moment matters and I love soaking up memories with my babies.

Seems like time is only moving faster these days...

Jess said...

I love it :) I should keep that in mind as Zeke gets older. I'm glad you guys got that special time. :)

Sheri said...

That is so incredibly sweet. I can just picture his tiny little hands proudly handing over those precious ice cream tickets. :) As you know, I have always had migraines. When my kiddos were little, they would bring me a bouquet of plastic flowers and a cool rag for my head to make me feel better. It's amazing how instinctive and caring 3-4 year olds can be.

Deborah@Teach Preschool said...

Aww, you must have felt like the luckiest Mommy in the whole world! Of course my daughter has a child of her own now and it makes me think wow how time flies! Some of my simple but favorite moments were listening to what happened in school that day, her bedtime rituals, and trying out her latest toys. Nice of you to take the time out to reflect:)

Kimberly Sminkey said...

How sweet is that? Enjoy it... soak it up... burn it to your memory! They grow so quickly and my little man (not so little now) is moving away from that special little time out together. We still do cuddles in the evening so that keeps me happy!

Christy said...

I love this. What a sweet boy you have buing ice cream for you. :) And I totally agree that simple things matter.

Allison said...

So true! How lovely that you realize this before these precious moments are gone.

KraftinMommy said...

What a cute early mothers day gift!

MaryAnne K said...

SO sweet!!!

And I would definitely pick chocolate :)

Growing a Jeweled Rose said...

Lovely post! This was a great reminder to make the most of the moemnts now, while our kids still like us lol (pre-teenage years)

Rebekah said...

So sweet, Andie. I had a moment like that yesterday. We went to the bookstore to buy a present for a friend, and then we hit Starbucks afterwards. She savoured her hot chocolate while I drank my iced coffee. It was such a precious moment to just enjoy our drinks and each other's company.

Debs- Learn with Play @ home said...

awww, that's so beautiful! Love it :D

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