Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Royal Treatment

My youngest son, Mark, and I were having our date and . . . do I need to explain that? Allow me . . . Recently, The Calm One and I decided that our children weren't getting enough one-on-one time. We rectified that by taking them out on dates. Not only did it help solve our quality time issues, but it was a good way to prepare them for how they should treat a date - or in our daughter's case, how she should be treated on a date.

But, I digress . . .

Mark and I were on our date. I was in a lovely green blouse and he was wearing his newly acquired Burger King crown. Snazzy. I was finished with my cone, watching his cone drip and listening to him sing his (rather lengthy) repertoire of cartoon theme songs. In case you were wondering, he probably does watch too much tv -- don't judge me, 'K? I was valiantly controlling the urge to constantly remind him, "Keep licking!"

He was being extremely cute and extremely, well, three. I suddenly realized that there probably won't be many more occasions where he'll be so uninhibited as to belt out the various virtues of Higgly Town Heroes.

Or wear a pointy paper hat in public.

I leaned over the sticky Formica table and told him, "You are so cute. I am glad to spend time with just you. I love you, Little Man."

He leaned in, mimicking my posture, and with a wide smile that bespoke of many years of orneriness to come, giggled, "You may now bow to your Majesty!"

I guess it's time to confess to The Calm One that I've been dating royalty.


  1. Oh. My. Goodness! How super-darling is that???!!! What a precious time with your little guy - just warms my heart!

  2. I just happened across your blog today and am so glad I did. I enjoyed reading through your posts and this one is simply darling. (By the way, looks like your comments are getting spammed)

  3. Anonymous5/21/2008

    too cute!!

  4. Oh M G! That is so funny!

    I am going to start dating my son. I hope he is like his Dad and takes me somewhere nice!

  5. That's adorable.

    Love the quality time dates idea!

  6. How adorable! Sounds like something MY three year old would say! ;-)

    Kudos to you for realizing you should savor his "three-ness" while it lasts!

  7. Adorable! What a smart sweet boy. I love that you went on a date with him and I think you chose the perfect outfit to go with a crown.

    Thanks for linking today!

  8. We used to go on dates with our kids. But now they are too old and too busy for us. This is a great post. Love the attire description.


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