|Jillian and the Christmas tree at dance.|
Well, it turned out quite like a coffee date, despite the lack of any hot beverages. She talked. And talked. And talked. And I listened...and took great enjoyment in every word. You know...sometimes I am with my kids and I am listening to them...but am I really listening to them? Not entirely. Not the intent listening when you are engrossed in conversation with a good friend over coffee (or tea) kind of listening. That is exactly what I did at lunch today (I mean our coffee date). I hung on every word.
Jillian is not shy, she never has been. She talked and talked to me about everything that was on her mind. She engaged the woman next to us in conversation about her hot pink glasses. Jillian thought they were quite fashionable and she was sure to tell the woman that she liked them. "It's my favorite color, you know...PINK!" Come to find out, the woman has a dog named Pink and she proceeded to show Jillian a picture of her. "Mom, her dog's name is Pink, but she is NOT pink. Only her collar is pink, Mom." She led our entire conversation from describing how to sit like a lady to singing her favorite rendition of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, all while she crammed her little mouth with huge spoonfuls of mac and cheese.
You know when you leave a coffee date with a good friend and get in the car smiling, relishing in the fact that you can call the amazing woman (or man) that you just left, your friend? Well, I feel the same way about my tiny little Jillian. She is so special. I look forward to many years of coffee dates in our future.
Here is a picture of her waiting for her dance class tonight (I am writing, as I wait for her). She was peeking in on a friend.
Have an awesome Thursday, friends!!
What a wonderful memory. Aren't you glad you got it documented? Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
awww that's so sweet.. Happy SITS day ~ReplyDelete
How special! I am a mother of all boys and sometimes I do wish I had a little girl to share these kinds of things with. Even though I wouldnt trade my little men for the world, there are just some things that work better with girls! lol. She sounds like quite a breathe of fresh air! At least you know she'll ace public speaking in college! How wonderful you were able to document such a special day with her. Happy SITS Day!!!!ReplyDelete
LOVE THIS! Awww...I'm a mom of 2 girls, and they are moving into "big kid" territory...I miss the ruffle butts! I know what you mean about zoning out on the kids. I find that when I am out to lunch, or walking the mall with just one I pay attention so much more to all the little details that make them "them". I need to make more coffee dates with them :) Happy SITS day!ReplyDelete
Ha, you got me. I was wondering about your friend's conversation until you got to the Mom. Yes daughters can be friends and mine are so special to me. Thanks for the post and the shift in point of view reminder done so gently. Enjoy your SITS Day.ReplyDelete
This is so sweet! You have inspired me to go on a "coffee" or lunch date soon. I love those moments when we can just talk and listen to each other.ReplyDelete
I have dates with my daughter every week so I know exactly what mean! I'm Jennice visiting from SITS. Happy SITS Day and come visit meat mommyincolor.com!ReplyDelete
My daughter is nine and she will frequently request "girl time." That usually means she wants us to paint out nails or do a craft project together!ReplyDelete
She will talk as she gets older too, I have a talker she's 12 now and will ask me anything. I encouraged it when she was younger. Happy SITS Day!ReplyDelete
So sweet! Happy SITS Day!ReplyDelete
SO cute! You have inspired me to do the same with my 2 1/2 year old son! He would love that, but our conversations will consist of trackers, cars, trucks, choo choo trains and bugs! :)ReplyDelete
Happy SITS Day and I love your blog!
Having a little girl is the best! Mine is also three, and I look forward to all the fun "girl time" we have ahead of us!ReplyDelete
I think the best coffee dates don't have to involve coffee. Of course, my most awesome coffee dates have always involved alcohol, but I think I would have to modify that if it were a date with a three year old.ReplyDelete
Also, I'm a little disappointed that the dog wasn't pink. That's a misnomer!
(Yes, I'm crazy.)
Happy SITS day!
I am lucky because I get one on one time with my son everyday since his preschool and my work are 30 minutes from where we live. But so many times I am not engaged. Every once in awhile I have to remind myself that this is not just my drive to or from work, this is my special time with my boy to talk and learn who he is and what he knows. Thanks for the reminder today! Happy SITS day (a day late).ReplyDelete
Ahhh! SO sweet!!! Those are the moments you catch your breath and thank God for having... Such a cutie pie she is!! :) Happy SITS day!!!ReplyDelete
That is so adorable! I have 2 little girls (& two boys!), and I LOVE my time with my girls in a special, girly way. Happy SITS day, late :)ReplyDelete