Alex & Me

Yesterday I had my first day with Alex since I went back to work full-time. I picked him up from daycare at 11am and we headed for Chuck-E-Cheese. He’d been bugging to go. We spent a little over an hour there and ended up with just over 100 tickets. He came home with 4 prizes: A crazy straw, a spoon (which Chuck-E-Cheese on it, of course), a sheet of stickers and a small Tootsie pop.

Then we came home and he played on his computer for a little while. Next it was time to put up the stars. We plastered his ceiling with two packs of glow-in-the-dark stars. He was really excited. Last night he slept without the light on for the first time in several years.

Then I asked Alex what he wanted to do. Play trains. So into the basement we went and played trains until about a half-hour before we had to go get Beth from daycare.

When we picked up Beth, she had a graham cracker. Alex declared that he was “really hungry and wanted some Cars graham crackers”. So we went to Target in search of graham crackers. We came home with some graham crackers and some Cars fruit snacks. He ate two packages of fruit snacks and one package of bug-shaped graham crackers (they didn’t have the Cars ones). I guess he really was hungry.

4 thoughts on “Alex & Me

  1. Since he normally eats 1/2 pack of fruit snacks, he really was hungry. Glad you two had a good day together.

  2. I’m glad you make it a point to spend time with each child individually. That’s a brilliant idea, and you’re going to wind up with a lot of special memories.

  3. I agree with your sister. These are special times. I try to do this with the grandkids too. I didn’t seem to have the time as a young mother with 5-7 kids to spend much time alone with them. But today we will have Christian all day alone (had all 3 of Suzi’s kids last night) and then I promised Vance I would come to lunch at his school tomorrow and he gets one overnight with us alone later this weekend. Enjoy these moments as they really are precious.

  4. You know that all memories you have with your children are special ones but they will also remember that you took the time to do something out of the ordinary with them. There will be many days that you think of what you have already done with them and will constantly be thinking of ways to make their lives and yours better and more memorable. Keep up the good work.

    Love, Aunt Lynn