It's funny how life gives you just what you need, right when you need it. Obviously, Friday was not a good day for me. But, in the words of the Dancing Queen, Saturday was the best day ever!
A couple of weeks ago, when DQ was sick and not going any where, TRex and the Mad Scientist went to the movies. DQ was sad, but we can't keep TRex boxed up in the house whenever she is stuck here. It is too hard for all of us and he goes stir crazy. To calm the Dancing Queen down, I told her we'd go see "The Lorax" when it came out--just the two of us. She didn't know there was a new movie, but she was so excited because she loves, loves, loves "The Lorax", both the old movies and book. And she hasn't been to the theater since last summer, when we vowed she was too young and had to wait. And she has never done something like the movies or any outing without her brother!
I didn't know that DQ had held on to that promise. I fully intended to keep it, but at my leisure. So, Friday night, after I was sad and spent, I got a phone call from the Mad Scientist. DQ was saying something about seeing "The Lorax" with mommy and nobody else go to go. She had learned the movie came out that day and sure we were going on Saturday.
I couldn't let my sweet girl down, so Saturday morning, we prepped to go. She wanted to see the movie in 3D, but there were no tickets left that fit her nap schedule, so she settled for the 10:15 showing of the "regular" movie. The kids were jumping round the living room, jubilant with the day (TRex was returning to swimming class that he had missed since early December since we missed the sign up for the last session somehow). The Mad Scientist and I decided we'd meet up after at our favorite Mexican restaurant. It was at that point that DQ squealed with delight "This is the best day ever! I don't even have a smile big enough I'm so happy! I get to go to the movies. Then Azteca. And I get to be with my mommy!" Talk about heart melting moments. **Sigh**
DQ and I did go to the movie and she had a wonderful time. She sat so well through the whole thing. I reveled in watching her little face get so excited. And hearing her exclaim: "He's the one who cuts down the trees!" and ask me "Why is that the last tree, mommy?"
Lunch with the family was wonderful. TRex got his usual bean burrito. DQ ordered a bean enchilada, but preferred the tamale I ordered and the Mad Scientist's shrimp chimichangas. The perfect morning!
Today, we continue with the fun. First, the kids and the MS built a park in the living room.