Finer Things Friday: A Date with My Daughter


My oldest is five, soon to be six.  She’s in kindergarten.  She just lost her first tooth.  Her innocence is slowly being chipped away by worldly knowledge.  She’s too darn smart. And she’s growing up too darn fast.

Just yesterday she and I had appointments with the dermatologist.  And since we were making the trip (we live over an hour from our doctors) I went ahead and scheduled the yearly exam, too.  Two and a half hours on the road, three appointments between the two of us… we decided to call it a date.

Oh, what fun we had!

We talked without interruption.  We laughed.  We held hands up and down the escalators at the mall (doesn’t take much to entertain two Tiny Town girls).  She tested out my bathroom rug choices by using them as 5 second nap mats.  We devoured slices of incredibly unhealthy and oh-my-word-I-paid-how-much-for-that? pizza.

We visited a dear aunt and went grocery shopping at a posh Dillons with furniture displays.  We bought 14 pounds of Land o Lakes butter for 50¢ per pound!  We pulled into Sonic at happy hour on our way home.  We stopped for a lady who wanted to cross the street.  I waved her on in front of us with a smile.

My girl said “That was nice of you, Mom.”

She’s watching.  She’s listening.

It’s a Finer Thing to enjoy a date with my big girl.  What Finer Things are you celebrating this week? Link up and let us know!  Please remember…

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  1. So glad that you and your daughter had such a good day together. This busy day was building great memories. Good for you.

  2. Aww… I’m afraid for what’s to come with my boys! But I’m glad you got to savor a few of those moments on your date day! 🙂

  3. What a terrific day! The moments that we get to spend one-on-one time with our children are truly one of the finer things in life!! It is those daily moments that are preserved as precious memories.

  4. What a blessing and finer thing! It is great to spend time with each one. 😀 Sounds like a wonderful day!

  5. What a sweet fun day. I am looking forward to these sorts of days as my children grow.

  6. They really do grow up fast. Enjoy those moments.

  7. How fun!! I had a date with my 3 year old daughter a few months back. I took her to get her hair trimmed and I cut mine for Lock of Love. She LOVED this time together!!

    Thank you for hosting such a wonderful meme!

    God Bless,


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